National Rural EMS Conference

National Rural EMS Conference: Building Integration & Leadership for the Future

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WHEN: April 21st-22nd, 2016

WHERE: San Antonio, Texas

COST: $275

WHO’S INVITED: Rural EMS Directors, State EMS Officials, State Offices of Rural Health, Flex Program Managers, hospital administrators, elected officials, medical directors, EMS chiefs and personnel & other interested EMS partners.

LEARN ABOUT: The future of rural EMS, rural frontier EMS, community paramedicine, EMS sustainability, medical oversight for EMS, EMS policy changes and more.

FINAL AGENDA: Click here.


Welcome from the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care – Don Wood

Rural Frontier EMS Agenda – Policy Changes of the Future – Kevin McGinnis

FORHP Update – Christy Edwards

Community Paramedicine – Integrated Mobile Health Care – Gary Wingrove

MIH Metrics for Community Health Interventions – Post Comments Revision CLEAN 4-8-16 – Gary Wingrove

Telemedicine – Dr. Billy Phillips and Cole Johnson

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Updates – Carmen Irwin

Community Paramedicine to Fill the Rural Healthcare Gap – To Post – Davis Patterson

EMS Medical Direction – Jay Bradshaw

EMS Medical Direction – Joe Schmider

Update and Discussion with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Office of EMS – Noah Smith

Frontier EMS Best Practices – Greg Henington

Challenges Facing Rural Hospitals and the Effects on Rural EMS – Tom Nehring and Don Wood

EMS 3.0 and Its Promise for Rural EMS – Kevin McGinnis

EMS 3.0 – Kevin McGinnis




San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk
889 East Market Street
San Antonio, TX 78205
Click here to make reservations online.
$120/night – reservation deadline is March 30, 2016

Room block name: National Rural EMS Conference

HOST: Texas Department of State Health Services and the Texas State Office of Rural Health


  • National Association of State EMS Officials
  • National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
  • National Rural Health Resource Center
  • National Rural Health Association
  • Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care

TRAVEL To San Antonio:


QUESTIONS: Contact Matt Strycker at 574-855-4671 or