National Rural EMS & Care Conference – Cash prizes Poster Contest Winners, Grant Workshop and Group Discounts Available

The National Rural EMS & Care Conference will take place in Fargo, North Dakota on April 25-26, 2017.  The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Fargo. Call (877) 282-2700 and reference National Rural EMS & Care Conference. The deadline for hotel reservations is March 21.

Sharing examples of good work and innovative approaches to care is an important part of any conference program. This year the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care is providing an incentive to encourage all participants to share information about their work. There will be four cash prizes awarded in two different categories: the Problem Category and the Solution Category. The grand prize for the Solution Category is $300 and for the Problem Category, $200. Prizes for 2nd place will also be awarded. Poster boards and a work station will be provided at the conference to make the work of compiling a poster easier. All poster content must be submitted electronically to by April 7, 2017. To learn more about the poster contest, including judging criteria, prizes, and logistics, click here.

It is not too late for vendors to save a spot to meet with approximately 150 regional and national conference attendees. Vendors will be recognized during a reception on April 24 and will also have time to meet with participants throughout the conference. SORH and their partners are asked to please share information with prospective corporate partners who would like to be a part of this event with Paige Law at Please click here for more details on vendor opportunities!

Learn about the future of rural EMS and hospital collaboration, making data useful, EMS providers’ role in rural population health, an active shooter program, how future technology will help rural EMS, national rural policy changes and their local impact, and more. Invited attendees include rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural health care providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and other EMS partners. Click here to view the agenda.

A new addition to the agenda this year is a Pre-Conference EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop- NOSORH is offering a half-day EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop on Monday, April 24! Rural EMS agencies and other interested partners will learn how to write and submit a complete grant proposal, understand rural relevant data important to EMS and identify funding opportunities. Click here to view the agenda.

Registration discounts are available for groups attending! Register 4 participants at the registration fee of $275 and receive one registration at no charge.

Register here


2017 SORH Regional Partnership Meetings

Preparation for the 2017 Regional Meetings is underway! The planning committees are busy organizing meaningful agendas for all five meetings. This year NOSORH is asking SORH to also submit ideas for regional and annual meeting sessions. Please click here for more information on submitting a proposal. The deadline for proposals is March 13, 2017.  Please note the following dates and locations for this year’s meetings:

Region A – Cape May, New Jersey – June 13-15

Region B – Biloxi, Mississippi – August 1-3

Region C – Columbus, Ohio – August 8-9

Region D – New Orleans, Louisiana – June 27-28

Region E – Bellingham, Washington – July 25-26


2017 NOSORH Annual Meeting

This year, the Annual Meeting will take place in Savannah, Georgia on September 6-7 at the Hilton Savannah DeSoto Hotel. Stay tuned for the Annual Meeting save-the-date! NOSORH will be assembling a planning committee to begin working on the format of the meeting, and the agenda. As always, SORH input is vital for a robust and engaging meeting.

For more information on any of these upcoming meetings, please contact:

Matt Strycker (888) 391-7258 x102

Paige Law (888) 391-7258 x101

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