The National Rural EMS & Care Conference in Fargo, North Dakota, was nothing short of a success. Nearly 170 EMS providers, State Offices of Rural Health, state EMS officials, EMS chiefs and personnel attended the annual conference. NOSORH, the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC) and the North Dakota Center for Rural Health would like to thank all of the attendees, as well as the vendors and sponsors who helped make the conference happen.

“This was my first time attending the conference and I thoroughly enjoyed the information from various stakeholders around the nation,” said Emma Smythe, Rural Health Programs Coordinator for the Michigan Center for Rural Health. “The presenters shared valuable insight on the many issues of what’s occurring in rural EMS agencies across the board and showcased their passion to improving EMS on not only a state and local level, but a nationwide level. There were excellent opportunities to network, provide solutions and innovative ways to improve EMS.”

Attendees may have noticed more than one camera crew during the conference. The news affiliate, WDAZ Grand Forks, was in attendance and interviewed Lynette Dickson, Associate Director of the North Dakota Center for Rural Health, along with some of the attendees. Click here to watch the news clip.

Mark your calendar for the 2018 meeting being held in Tucson on April 24-25. “The Arizona State Office of Rural Health is looking forward to hosting the 4th Annual National Rural EMS and Care Conference,” said Joyce Hospodar, Senior Advisor of Rural Programs at the Arizona Center for Rural Health. “Being able to continue the discussion of progress and innovation occurring around the country on rural EMS initiatives will keep this event at the forefront of change.”

All presentations are available here on the NOSORH website. Attendees will receive a notification from NOSORH when the live recordings from the conference videographer are available.

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