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November 2018 Session

Event Medical & Emergency Preparedness

Join us November 9, 2018 at the Valley River Inn for the first session of the Oregon Sports Summit Series. This session will take an in depth look at event medical, emergency preparedness, how they relate to your next sports event and why you need to think about them before something goes wrong. 

A big thank you to Oregon Sports Summit Series Sponsor, Valley River Inn.

When: November 9, 2018 from 1 - 5 p.m.
Venue Host: Valley River Inn
Cost: $10

Registration for this event has been extended till November 8 at 3 p.m. Walk-ins welcome. 


Schedule of Events

12:30 p.m. – Registration Opens
1 - 3 p.m. – Event Medical
3 - 3:30 p.m. – Site Tour of the Valley River Inn
3:30 - 5 p.m. – Emergency Preparedness

Event Medical

Speakers: Adventure Medics

One of the fastest ways to disrupt an event is to have a medical emergency that you are not prepared for. This open-ended discussion will dive deeper into medical support at events including topics such as:

  1. How to manage an effective medical team
  2. Differences between using volunteers vs. professionals
  3. Legal liabilities and credentials needed
  4. Questions to ask your medical providers

Emergency Preparedness


Vicki Strand – University of Oregon, Director of Athletic Events

Becca Puleo – University of Oregon, Emergency Plans Coordinator

The University of Oregon hosts a number of sporting events, varying in impact to campus and the community. When Ducks are competing, UO Athletics and Emergency Management oversee the Stadium Operations and Security (SOS) for football games, which draw up to 60,000 fans. In addition, UO Athletics provides operational planning for sports at a variety of venues, such as cross-country, softball, basketball, lacrosse and soccer. Regional sporting events on, or adjacent to, the UO campus have included the U.S. Track and Field Olympic Trials, the Eugene Marathon and Cycle Oregon. This session will focus on the emergency planning and operations for these events.

Venue Description

A full-service Eugene hotel, staged on the Willamette River, Valley River Inn welcomes guests home. From local cuisine, art from the city and a staff that embraces the spirit of local hospitality; they embody what it truly means to be Eugene. 15,000 square feet (1,394 square meters) of meeting and public space, which includes three ballrooms; and the onsite restaurant SweetWaters on the River. Sports Teams enjoy hot breakfast with their stay. Professional staff and a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere make this an ideal location for VIPs, sports teams and fans. Easy access to University of Oregon sports facilities, shopping and dining. The Valley River Inn loves supporting our local sports community and events - contact them today with sports event sponsorship opportunities.