Meet the 2023 Summit to Sound Speakers


Sara Ainsworth, JD | Abortion Law and Reproductive Care Post Dobbs
Monday May 8, 8:00 AM

Sara Ainsworth, JD is Senior Legal & Policy Director at If/When/How, where she supports and oversees litigation and policy advocacy. Prior to joining If/When/How, Sara was Advocacy Director at Legal Voice, a women’s and LGBTQ rights organization in the Pacific Northwest. She began her career in poverty law, representing low-income survivors of domestic violence, and went on to work at both Legal Voice and National Advocates for Pregnant Women. Sara has also taught law school courses, including Reproductive Rights & Social Justice, at both the University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University Law School. She is a former board member of If/When/How, and was a co-founding board member of Surge Reproductive Justice, a non-profit that works for reproductive and racial justice in Washington State. Sara is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Law.


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Advanced ICU care in the ED
Monday May 8, 10:50 AM

Jenelle Badulak, MD [bio]


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Setting up Capacity to Manage BH in the ED
Monday May 8, 8:50 AM

Chris Buresh, MD [bio]



David A. Colvin, MD | Pediatric Critical Care-Advanced Respiratory Management
Monday May 8, 11:20 AM

David A. Colvin is a pediatric intensivist and current medical director for pediatric critical care and critical care transport for the Providence Swedish system.  Originally from the Puget sound area, he and his wife traveled around the country, from New York to Stanford, for training before settling in Nevada and then back in their home town. Dr. Colvin currently practice in Seattle as well as PICU’s in California, Nevada and Idaho.  When not on service, he spends much of his time skiing, cycling or flying as a private pilot. 


Chris Kang, MD, FACEP | National Behavioral Health Update
Monday May 8, 9:50 AM

Chris Kang, MD, FACEP, President ACEP [bio]


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Jay Kaplan, MD | Interprofessional Interactions in the ED
Tuesday May 9, 9:00 AM

Jay Kaplan MD [bio]



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Ron Kaplan, MD | Evaluation of Neonatal Fever
Tuesday May 9, 10:30 AM

Ron Kaplan [bio]



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Abortion Management and Complications
Monday May 8, 8:30 AM

Kathleen Kerrigan, MD, FACEP [bio]


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Kaya Lovett, MSW, LSWAIC |Trauma Informed Care
Tuesday May 9, 9:30 AM

Kayla Lovett [bio]


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Vasisht Srinivasan, MD | Emergency Stroke Management
Monday May 8, 11::50 AM

Vasisht Srinivasan, MD [bio]


Keynote Speaker: Jevin West, PhD

Jevin West, PhD | The Art of Bullshit
Monday May 9, 7:00 PM (dinner)

Dr. West is an Associate Professor in the Information School at the University of Washington and co-founder of the Center for an Informed Public. He studies the Science of Science and worry about the spread of misinformation. Dr. West’s laboratory consists of the millions of scholarly papers and public posts about science. He develops knowledge discovery tools to facilitate and study science, with a particular interest in how sociological and economic factors drive and slow the evolution of science.  Dr. West is the author of Calling Bullshit:  THE ART OF SKEPTICISM IN A DATA-DRIVEN WORLD.  He is a renowned speaker, and has lectured around the world on the topic of misinformation.