Update from President Sugiyama:
The IAEMSC has confirmed high-level speakers from across government agencies to present and discuss critical issues to EMS. We anticipate that this year's Summit will be the best yet, bringing together Chiefs and aspiring leaders from all over the U.S. and beyond.
If you renew or extend your membership at the same time you register for the conference, you will receive an additional 10% discount on your registration fee. Remember, a substantial breakfast and lunch daily are included in the conference fee. Discounted rates have been negotiated at the Capital Hilton – use the code: EMS when booking your room.
1001 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Telephone: 202-393-1000 or
Conference code: EMS
The host hotel is located just two blocks from the White House and has a proud tradition of serving world travelers with historic hospitality in the Nation's Capital. The hotel is within walking distance to several national landmarks and most Congressional offices. Whether walking or using the Washington, DC transportation system, the Summit will support opportunities for you to meet with your representatives to advocate for the EMS profession at the federal level.
Special guest room group rates are being offered by the Capital Hilton for Summit attendees. Reservations may be made through the link above or by calling the hotel reservations number and referencing the conference code "EMS."
- Social Media For EMS Organizations: Twitter…Instagram…Facebook… The changing face of social interaction facilitated by technology has presented the EMS Chief with a unique set of circumstances to deal with. This presentation will discuss the legal implications and case law for EMS organizations. Attendee’s will receive a sample policy, guidelines, etc. for their EMS toolbox. Danielle Mastropiero, JD, EMT-A
- Health and Human Services/Office of the Inspector General Medicare Update – Here the latest on recent Advisory Opinions from the Office of the Inspector General. Learn how the Advisory Opinion process works, and how the CMS and the Office of the Inspector General can assist you and your organization. Amanda Walker Copsey, Esq. and Andrea Treese Berlin, Esq., Senior Counsel to the Office of Inspector General HHS, Washington, D.C.
- COOP Planning for EMS – Public and private sector EMS and Non-Emergency Services (NES) have to deal with a variety of events every day. How do we deal with man-made or natural disasters that threaten to derail our operations? This presentation promises to provide some insight, as well as the tools necessary for planning for the EMS manager (utilizing an all hazards approach). This presentation will be lead by Andy Flacks, MBA, Senior Program Analyst, Continuity of Operations (COOP), at US Department of Health and Human Services.
- Public Private Partnerships during Disasters and Mass Casualty Incidents – The size and scope of large-scale incidents have overwhelmed many communities. FEMA has made remarkable strides in working with private sector corporations (Walmart, Home Depot, etc.) to assist local communities. This lunch time presentation will provide local examples from the private sector, as well as discussion on the best ways to partner with our corporate neighbors. Dan Gerard, MS, RN, NREMT-P.
- Finance, Budgets, and New Business Planning – The ever-changing healthcare environment and the Presidents Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will present unique opportunities for business development. Developing robust financial statements, budgets, and business plans, are critically important to an EMS organization’s continued success. Ryan Patrick, CPA, Managing Director, KPMG.
- Accountable Care Organizations and the Affordable Care Act – New opportunities for change are presenting themselves. What will this mean for our industry? How will we recoup costs for community paramedicine? How will you price the cost of service? Presented by Doug Shamon, CEO, Intermedix.
- Data, Data, Data - - Leveraging your data for better results - EMS agencies around the world need to able to leverage crude data into valuable, actionable information to improve budgeting, planning, operations, system performance, clinical measures, as well as providing early warning for critical events. This interesting presentation will be provided by Nick Nudell of First Watch.