Meet Our Speakers

Dr. Rawle “Tony” Seupaul, ICARE Course Director

Dr. SeupaulDr. Seupaul, Stanley E. Reed Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, serves as the course director for the 2018 ICARE conference.  Dr. Seupaul graduated AOA from Northwestern University’s HPME program (Honors Program in Medical Education) in 1997.  He completed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center where he was a chief resident before joining the Wishard based faculty in 2000 at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has focused his academic career on Evidence Based Medicine education and the application of science to healthcare.  He is the EM track faculty director at McMaster University’s Evidence Based Medicine course in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.   He is a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine where he has been part of the TEACH faculty (Teaching Evidence Assimilation for Collaborative Healthcare) since 2004.  He is also the past chair of SAEM’s EBM interest group.  He was also the statewide director for EBM and Biostatistics for the IU School of Medicine and course director for the EBM course on the Indianapolis campus (X-602) which now includes EM residents and other allied health professionals. Dr. Seupaul is an ABEM oral board examiner and an active member of SAEM and ACEP.

Kirk Lane is the Keynote Speaker for ICARE.  He will speak about efforts to understand and combat the opioid epidemic in Arkansas.

Kirk Lane

Arkansas State Drug Director Kirk Lane was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson on August 7th, 2017. Previous to this Director Lane served as the Chief of Police for the City of Benton, Arkansas. Director Lane began his law enforcement career in 1982.  In 1986, he went to work for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office for 22 years rising to the rank of Captain. In January of 2009, Lane retired from Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office as the Investigation Division Commander and was appointed the Chief of Police of the Benton Police Department until his retirement in August of 2017.

He has attended the University of Virginia and University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He is a graduate of the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Drug Commander’s Academy, FBI LEEDA and the FBI National Academy 197th session.

He has served on board of the Criminal Justice Institute and represented Arkansas for the Regional Organized Crime Information Center.  He also was the Chairman of the Arkansas Chief’s Association Legislative Committee.

Director Lane currently serves as the Chairperson of the Arkansas Alcohol and Drug Coordinating Council, and serves on the Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program Advisory Board, and the National Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA).

Director Lane is an active member of the Arkansas State Working Group for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and received the 2012 Marie Interfaith Leadership Award for his work in this area.