Enhance your ability to provide first-rate emergency care in the rural setting

Who Should Attend

Bring your whole team! Share experiences, discuss problems and solutions, learn new thinking and new technologies.

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Paramedics
  • Managers and Administrators


What You'll Learn


Discussions and hands-on interactive workshops on high-value topics from world-class speakers and instructors.

  • New and practical equipment and interventions
  • Minimizing opioid use in pain management
  • Identification and management of child abuse
  • Management of complex transitional care
  • Avoiding medical error through team training
  • And much more...

Where to Stay


Blocks of rooms have been reserved for the Conference at two hotels. Room rate is $119/night.

  • Radisson Roseville 800-333-3333
  • Reserve by September 6
  • Roseville Fairfield Inn 651-636-7869
  • Reserve by August 31
  • Ask for CALS Conference rate

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Featured Speakers

Ken Milne is Chief of Staff at South Huron Hospital Association in Exeter, Ontario, Canada. He's worked in rural and regional emergency departments since 1997. 

Dr. Milne is Chair of the Rural Section of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the creator of the knowledge translation project, The Skeptics’ Guide to Emergency Medicine.

Kurt Devine is a board certified family medicine doctor in Little Falls, Minnesota and is affiliated with St. Gabriel's Hospital. He received his medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School and has been in practice for more than 20 years.

Ken Milne, MD

Kurt Devine, MD

Nancy Harper, MD, FAAP

Heather Bell, MD

Heather Bell is a family medicine doctor in Little Falls, Minnesota and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Albany Area Hospital and Medical Center and CentraCare Health-Sauk Centre. She received her medical degree from University of Minnesota Medical School in 2009.  

Nancy Sanders Harper is the Medical Director for the Otto Bremer Trust Center for Safe & Healthy Children at University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center. 

Dr. Harper is Board Certified in General Pediatrics and Child Abuse Pediatrics.

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