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March 5-6, 2013
EMS on the Hill Day
Tell your members of Congress about the challenges you face in providing emergency medical care and advocate for the passage of key EMS legislation.
For more information and to register, please visit www.NAEMT.org.
THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM — Networking Lunch for Supervisors
This networking lunch is for supervisors, administrators, chiefs, company officers … anyone in a leadership position. This is a great opportunity to build your personal network as you discuss hot topics with your peers, all while enjoying a delicious boxed lunch. Limited to 50 people at an additional cost of $35 per person.
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM — Networking Lunch for Seasoned EMS Personnel
This networking lunch is for all those who’ve been in EMS for 15+ years. We know you’ve got great stories and successes to share, here’s your chance to meet up with others who have been in EMS as long as you have! Limited to 50 people at an additional cost of $35 per person for a boxed lunch.
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM — Lunch & Learns
Enjoy a boxed lunch while you network with a small group of your peers and our distinguished speakers. Discuss the issues, share success stories and get the experienced input of the speaker. Each Lunch & Learn is placed in a session track to indicate the level of discussion. Please select accordingly. Limited to 20 people per lunch slot, with an additional cost of $35 per person.
BLS/ALS Clinical: T. Ryan Mayfield, MS
ALS Clinical: Christopher P. Holstege, MD
ALS Clinical: Peter P. Taillac, MD, FACEP
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM — Opening Ceremonies
• Street Medicine Society/John Pryor Award
• EMS10: Innovators in EMS Awards
EMS Through the Ages
Dan Swayze, DrPH, MBA, MEMS
The history of EMS has never been told like this before! After a year of research and reviewing original literature from the past two centuries, Dr. Swayze brings to life the stories of how the ambulance, the stethoscope, intravenous saline, oxygen therapy and other devices we take for granted today were invented. Dr Swayze portrays the stories of some remarkable but unsung heroes in the history of EMS … while dressed in the ambulance uniform of the age. Throughout this presentation “performance” you will learn how EMS has evolved over the past 200 years, but more importantly, how some things have always remained the same.
5:00 PM – 7:30 PM — Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 PM – 9:00 PM – Documentary Film: Freedom House
Over thirty years ago, long before television ever dreamed of “Emergency,” a quiet revolution was beginning in Pittsburgh, Pa. Over the ensuing years, it was to provide the national standards for prehospital emergency care. The experiment went by the name of “Freedom House Ambulance Service” and embodied the disparate dreams of several dozen people. This
is a compelling story you won’t want to miss.
Sponsored by Jones & Bartlett Learning
7:30 PM – 11:30 PM — Responding to H Street (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
A top hip neighborhood, H Street is alive with a variety of bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants, offering something for everyone … including a miniature golf course and an arcade. Join us for a night out on the town!
FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM — Exhibit Hall Open
10:00 AM — Cooking Competition
Visit the exhibit hall to see your EMS colleagues – and rising culinary stars – compete in a cooking competition. Winners will be announced later that day. EMS teams can apply to compete in the competition by submitting an application by February 1, 2013; teams will be chosen on a first come, first accepted basis. Teams may include 2-4 individuals. Visit EMSToday.com for the list of ingredients you must use and the entry application.
6:30 PM – 9:30 PM — JEMS Games Final Competition
See the top three teams compete in this fast-paced simulation of an EMS call and earn 1.5 CEH!
SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2013
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM — Closing Ceremonies
• Prehospital Care Research Forum Awards
• 11th Annual Nicholas Rosecrans Awards
• James O. Page/JEMS Award
• 10th Annual JEMS Games Medals Ceremony
Gaining and Keeping the Public’s Trust
We now live in a transparent society with expanded resources and exposure to the public. As a result, public safety agencies must be mindful of their image and effects of the internet, blogs, social media, Public Records Requests, distrust of government at all levels, inappropriate release of information by employees. Gordon Graham, recognized internationally for his in-depth public safety and risk management expertise, as well as his powerful and insightful presentations, will explain the approach public safety agencies should take to these important issues. He will present information that illustrates how public distrust can adversely impact public safety in terms of public trust, voting results, jury verdicts (civil and criminal), and community support. Graham will show how you can determine your community’s level of support and control measures that can be used to increase that support and your agency’s standing in the community. He will also offer pearls of wisdom about how to create and maintain loyal customers.
9:30 AM – 1:30 PM — Exhibit Hall Open
THROUGHOUT THE CONFERENCE
New Product Displays
Look for our new and featured product displays in the Exhibit Hall. See all the products up close, then talk to the exhibitors to see demonstrations.
Ride-alongs, Tours & Observations
EMS Today partners with local agencies and facilities to offer you the opportunity to learn how other agencies work and manage patients. Once you arrive in Washington, D.C., you may schedule with staff on site in the Registration Area, if vacancies remain. Tours may include:
• FEMA-NRCC Operations Center
• White House
• Walter Reed National Military Medical Center-Bethesda
• Children’s National Medical Center
• DC Fire & EMS Museum
Please visit EMSToday.com for updated information on these and more opportunities and to schedule your ride-along or tour in advance.