Call for Speaker Proposals

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), and the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC) invite you to partner with us in bringing meaningful education to the 2023 National Rural EMS & Care Conference.  

The conference will take place virtually on April 18-20, 2023. Visit the National Rural EMS & Care Conference page to learn more.

This year, we are inviting submissions for speaker proposal(s) on topics related to rural EMS and emergency care, including (but not limited to): 

  • Financial and operational sustainability  
  • The expanded role of EMS during the COVID-19 pandemic 
  • Innovative methods of community collaboration 
  • Data-driven programs and initiatives 
  • EMS & Community Paramedicine role in addressing health equity 
  • Wilderness/backcountry challenges and opportunities 
  • EMS Leadership Development 

    Typical attendees of the conference include: State Offices of Rural Health, rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural healthcare providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, federal agency officials, and other EMS partners addressing the needs of rural communities. 

    You may submit your proposal(s) by clicking here. Proposals are due by the end of business on Friday, February 3, 2023 

    What to expect: Session selections for the National Rural EMS & Care Conference are made by recommendation of the planning committee. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified at least 3 months in advance of the meeting. It is your responsibility to ensure your registration, hotel reservation, and forms are completed 4 weeks in advance of the meeting.  It takes considerable time to coordinate all details to produce a successful meeting, and your cooperation is appreciated. 

    Questions: If you have any technical difficulties submitting your abstract, contact Trevor Brown at