2014 Annual
EMS Leadership Summit

EMS At A Crossroads - Leading Our Future

Pre-Conference Session: December 5, 2014
Conference: December 6-8, 2014

The International Association of EMS Chiefs (IAEMSC) is pleased to announce the dates for the annual Leadership Summit, which will be held in Washington, D.C. on December 5-8, 2014.

This years speakers include:

  • Edward Gabriel, MPA, ASPR, HHS
  • Keith Holtermann, DrPH, Research & Development, Homeland Security
  • Alexander Isakov, M.D., Chief Pre-Hospital/Disaster Med., Emory University
  • Richard Reed, Sr. VP, American Red Cross
  • Alan Craig, Chief, Toronto EMS (Ret.), AMR, VP Clinical Strategies
  • Herbert Wolfe, Ph.D., Policy & Strategic Planning, ASPR
  • Sco Cormier, Director Emergency Preparedness, HCA
  • Peter Dworsky, Director Support Services, NJ MONOC
  • Deputy Chief Patrick C. Smith, Commander, Homeland Security Division
  • Pilot Sergeant Kenneth Burchell, Asst. Commander, Avia*on, U.S. Park Police and many more!

The Summit provides a rare forum for EMS Leaders and Chiefs to gather and discuss cutting-edge issues while facilitating access to key federal officials in order to ensure our voices are heard.  We are in the process of finalizing the agenda, but the topics have been chosen to keep leaders, such as yourself, informed about important law and policy issues impacting EMS administration and systems. Additionally, the forum provides a great opportunity to personally meet with your congressional representatives, network with your peers and view the latest in equipment and technology. Once again, attendees will also have the opportunity to take a VIP Behind the Scenes Tour – 8:00-10:00 p.m., Friday, December 5, 2014

Because of its continued popularity and success, we are again offering an excellent pre-conference workshop which provides a unique opportunity to network, share experiences and work at practical solutions with your peers.  

We have moved the Summit to the Embassy Suites in order to offer our members greater value. The Embassy Suites is an excellent venue and we have negotiated deeply discounted rates of $189.  For your convenience, the info is as follows: 

Embassy Suites Washington DC - Convention Center
900 - 10th Street NW, Washington, DC, 20001, TEL: 1-202-7392001
Make reservations by 11/14 in order to receive the discounted conference rate!
We strongly encourage your support and participation in this highly educational and worthwhile event! If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact any Board member or our Chief Administrative Officer Theresa Farina at 415-999-5766 or by email


The IAEMSC is pleased to present the popular pre-conference session on Friday, December 5, 2014. The pre-conference session provides a special opportunity for in depth discussions and sharing of experience among the session par*cipants and the IAEMSC leadership.

This year’s topics have been carefully chosen to help you thrive in an ever changing healthcare environment:

  • The Basics of Advisory Opinions – Office of the Inspector General, Medicare
  • COOP Planning for EMS – HHS
  • Finance, Budgets and New Business Planning - KPMG
  • Data System Reliability: Ensuring data recovery in a catastrophe – Evernote
  • Trending Issues in Human Resources - TBA

See sidebar for more details

The pre-conference session will be limited to the first 35 pre-conference participant registrations.  Reserve you seat and register now!

PRE-CONFERENCE SEMINAR REGISTRATION: $100 Members, $125.00 NEMSMA Members, $150 Non-Members


  • IAEMSC Members:   $375.00
  • NEMSMA Members: $400.00
  • Non-Members:          $425.00


Individuals renewing or purchasing their IAEMSC membership will receive a 10% discount on their conference registration.

Registration for the IAEMSC Summit includes a continental breakfast, breaks and lunch on each day, as well as a complementary beer and wine social daily.

The Annual IAEMSC Summit will feature an exhibitor area throughout the meeting. Vendor space is extremely limited. Final booth assignment will take place in Mid-November, 2014. Booths will be assigned by sponsorship level and then by registration order within each sponsorship level. Conference leadership will reach out to sponsors to begin the booth selection process. The agenda is planned to facilitate interaction between Summit attendees and participating vendors, including continental breakfasts, lunch, and breaks that are hosted in the exhibit area each day. The hotel offers a complementary beer and wine social in regestration.

The IAEMSC Summit provides critical information to senior EMS leaders with an excellent opportunity for professional collaboration and networking. The IAEMSC Annual EMS Leadership Summit is an opportunity for you to take time for an educational and professionally rewarding experience.