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LifeFlight: There When Needed

October 23, 2020

12:00 Noon

Virtual presentation via Zoom

Come hear about LifeFlight’s mission: providing critical care and transport to patients across the state when they need it most.

With the COVID pandemic and yet another upheaval in national healthcare policy underway, this presentation provides lessons from the sharp end of emergency care in the system design, policy, evidence, and expectation crucible. LifeFlight is a unique provider of critical care throughout Maine is nationally and internationally recognized for innovation, community service, quality, and safety.

Working with local EMS and hospitals, LifeFlight clinical teams transport more than 2,200 patients each year with helicopters, an airplane, and dedicated ground ambulances. More than 28,000 patients and families have been served since LifeFlight began in 1998, including more than 800 people from Mount Desert Island.

People who wouldn’t have survived a few years ago, today recover and return home to lead full lives.  They return to work and to school. Patients get a second chance, families remain whole across generations, and communities are stronger.

LifeFlight has evolved over the last two decades to become an internationally recognized organization, a leader in innovation, quality, and safety.  Thomas Judge, LifeFlight’s Executive Director will discuss Maine’s integrated critical care transport system, and how the organization is working to build a sustainable model for rural critical care and transport.

LifeFlight of Maine is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit air medical and critical care transport organization. LifeFlight brings lifesaving staff and equipment directly to the patient by helicopter, airplane and ground ambulance. It also provides advanced emergency medical training to Maine’s hospitals, emergency medical services (EMS) and public safety agencies. Overseen by 25 physicians, LifeFlight cares for patients from every hospital and nearly all of Maine’s communities and islands.

If you would like to learn more about LifeFlight, please visit the website www.lifeflightmaine.org or call 207-230-7092.

Thomas Judge is the Executive Director of LifeFlight of Maine, a non-profit emergency medical helicopter service serving Maine and New England. In addition, Judge serves as Executive Director for the LifeFlight Foundation, a non-profit charity that funds aviation infrastructure, medical equipment and outreach education.


Virtual Zoom presentation

To register for this event, please fill out the form below, or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.

You will receive the Zoom link a day or two before the presentation.

LifeFlight: There When Needed

COVID-19: Where We Are In Its Control

October 27, 2020

4:00 p.m.

Online Zoom presentation

We continue to receive conflicting and confusing information on the ongoing corona virus pandemic.  Dr. Edison Liu of The Jackson Laboratory will offer his experience and expertise to help us understand the scope of treatments and our options going forward. As we move into the new phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, the possibility of effective therapies and vaccines becomes real. In this talk, we will explore the biology of the SARS-CoV2 virus, and address questions such as what herd immunity truly is, the effectiveness of antivirals and anti-inflammatory agents, and whether a vaccine will be available and will it work?

Dr. Edison Liu is the president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory. Prior to joining the lab, he was the founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore, and was the president of the Human Genome Organization. Dr. Liu is an international expert in cancer biology, genomics, human genetics, molecular epidemiology, and translational medicine.


Virtual Zoom presentation

To register for this event, please fill out the form below, or email learn@acadiaseniorcollege.org.

You will receive the Zoom link the day before the presentation.

COVID-19: Where We Are In Its Control