Letter From The Jems Editor-In-Chief & Ems Today Conference Chairman


The 2019 EMS Today: The JEMS Conference and Exposition will be held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, MD. This event is attended by thousands of EMS professionals from 50 countries, EMS Today is one of the most respected international EMS events in the world with unsurpassed content. At EMS Today we are all “Medics” with a common mission – here we will learn and take home the latest information to help us save lives and do our jobs in a safe and effective manner!

We have gathered the most forward-thinking lecturers and EMS industry leaders to present you with information that will both challenge your mind and introduce new ideas. We’ve selected an outstanding faculty that consists of EMS and Fire Service leaders and providers; instructors; researchers; and EMS medical directors to present important operational concepts and procedures, and cutting-edge clinical information. You will not only obtain important continuing education credit by attending confer¬ence sessions, but will also take the information you learn at EMS Today back home to enhance your service and, more importantly, the care offered to your patients.

This year we’re proud to continue our breakfast networking roundtables, giving attendees the chance to focus on hot topics in the industry—moderated by leading experts—and discuss, debate and learn from one another. In addition, we are introducing a special Women in EMS breakfast session.

The JEMS Games, recognized as one of the world’s most challenging, educational and entertaining clinical EMS competitions will feature the Preliminary Competition which challenges participating teams in a four-phase skill and knowledge sequence on Tuesday, and the thrilling Final Competition on Thursday night, with the winning teams announced at the end of the event!

This year’s EMS Today Exhibit Hall will be packed with more than 250 exhibitors, with many of our exhibitors debuting new product. Large  oor signs will alert you to exhibitor areas where the chosen new products are named as EMS Today Hot Product.

In addition to learning from our expert faculty and discovering new products, you can also meet and socialize with attendees and faculty from throughout the world while enjoying yourself at one of the world’s greatest EMS events - and at all of our planned social events! In addition, plan on making great contacts and friends at EMS Today, as well as exchanging your contact information with them, so they can assist you throughout your career.

You can find more details about our conference and exhibition hall as well as register for the event at

I look forward to seeing you in National Harbor!


A.J. Heightman, MPA, EMT-P

JEMS Editor-in-Chief

EMS Today Conference Chairman