The National Rural EMS & Care Conference, hosted by the South Carolina Office of Rural Health and the South Carolina Office of EMS, was a resounding success in Charleston! The conference brought together EMS providers, state EMS directors, State Offices of Rural Health and so many more. It is no small feat to pull off a successful national conference, and it wouldn’t have happened without a dedicated conference planning committee, a passion for the work, and the coordination of a small army of people. NOSORH, the JCREC, and the planning committee would like to thank all the volunteers, the host state, and all the people that made this year’s conference one of the best yet.
One of the attendees noted, “This meeting has benefited the state trauma program because it brings together not only EMS, trauma professionals, but also the rural health partners. The relationship between the partners is occasionally overlooked and this venue not only increases awareness, but helps to establish a foundation. This annual meeting may also help to educate and secure the relationships between ORH and EMS/Trauma/other time critical emergencies as the health department leadership can easily make the connection between the various rural health programs and their impacts on each other. Rural healthcare is often overlooked and this meeting increases awareness of the rural patient’s health disparities.”
Another said, “This was a great meeting for networking and discussion. The format and variety of sessions was great, and the speakers were all phenomenal – true leaders in rural EMS and excellent at providing quality education to attendees.”
In light of recent reports from the World Health Organization, an Executive Order from the Governor of Ohio and state government travel restrictions, we regret to inform you that the National Rural EMS Conference for April 20-23, 2020 has been cancelled.
We plan on rescheduling the conference for the same time and location in 2021. We will send out information for 2021 conference as soon as the details are finalized.
We have asked the hotel to cancel all reservations in our group block and send out cancellation emails. If you don’t receive a cancellation notice within 7 days, call the hotel (877-901-6632) to get your cancellation confirmation. Also, contact them if you have any other questions regarding your hotel reservation.
NOSORH will process a refund to you in the same form that payment was made beginning on Monday, March 16. If you would like NOSORH to hold your refund and a reservation for the rescheduled conference, please contact Donna Pfaendtner no later than Monday, March 16.