Rural EMS Conference

Ambulance Payment Reform, Grant Writing Workshop, Different Approaches to Community Paramedicine and More at the National Rural EMS & Care Conference

i Mar 30th No Comments by

You don’t want to miss the wide variety of rural EMS topics offered in Tucson later this month! Dr. Chelsea White’s session, Different Approaches to Rural Community Paramedicine Projects: Tribal and Frontier Success Stories, is just one of the topics expected to engage local, regional and national EMS stakeholders gathering at the National Rural EMS & Care Conference. Dr. White is an emergency physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of New Mexico (UNM), where he also serves as Director of the UNM Center for Rural and Tribal EMS, as well as the Director of UNM EMS Fellowship. Learn from Dr. White about Community Paramedicine in isolated, frontier Native American reservations. Tribal EMS agencies face many of the problems common to rural and frontier agencies. Language, traditions, culture, views on health care, and forms of government vary widely from tribe to tribe, posing challenges to inter-tribal and off reservation collaboration. And since federally recognized tribes are classified as sovereign “domestic dependent nations”, state offices of EMS, boards of pharmacy, and other regulatory bodies have little to no jurisdiction over most tribal EMS agencies, affecting consistency and causing further isolation.

It’s not too late to register and join a nationwide group of rural EMS stakeholders for two full days of rural-relevant content from national experts and plenty of networking time. Arrive early and attend a half-day “EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop” to 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 full conference agenda.

Click here to register for the Conference and the Grant Writing 101 Workshop.

The conference will be held at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, 245 E. Ina Road, Tucson, AZ. To book a room, please call (800) 722-2500 and reference the “National Rural EMS & Care Conference 2018” to get the $91 + tax room rate. You may also book online here.

Please share this registration information with all partners, providers, or other interested parties. Also, please include in any newsletters or other distributions you may have.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Strycker at stryckerm@nosorh.org or Trevor Brown at trevorb@nosorh.org


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Register Now for the National Rural EMS & Care Conference

i Mar 1st No Comments by

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual National Rural EMS and Care Conference! You’re invited to join NOSORH, the National Association of State EMS Officials (NASEMSO), the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care (JCREC), and the Arizona Center for Rural Health on April 24-25 in Tucson, Arizona. Network with other attendees, including rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural healthcare providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and other EMS stakeholders.

NOSORH is offering a 4-hour EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop!
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. This workshop will be held on Monday, April 23, at 1:00 pm. View the agenda here.

Sponsorship/Exhibitor Opportunities
Are you interested in supporting the mission of the JCREC, NOSORH and NASEMSO at the National Rural EMS & Care Conference? Three levels of support are being offered for the conference:

Prime Sponsor-$5,000
Select Sponsor- $2,500
Conference Exhibitor-$1,000

To register as a sponsor and for more information regarding each level of sponsorship, please click here for the 2018 Sponsor Prospectus.

 

Click here to view the full conference agenda.

Click here to register for the Conference and the Grant Writing 101 Workshop.

Please share this registration information with all partners, providers, or other interested parties. Also, please include in any newsletters or other distributions you may have.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Strycker at stryckerm@nosorh.org or Trevor Brown at trevorb@nosorh.org


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The National Rural EMS & Care Conference 2018 Session Highlight

i Feb 1st No Comments by

NOSORH, the National Association of State EMS Officials, the Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care, and the Arizona Center for Rural Health invite you to join them on April 24-25 in Tucson, Arizona, for the 4th Annual National Rural EMS & Care Conference. Invited attendees include rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural health care providers, state EMS officials, hospital administrators, elected officials, federal agency officials, and other EMS partners. This will be an amazing opportunity to engage with partners from all over the country and at different levels of EMS care.

One session on the agenda that you will not want to miss is the FirstNet Update with Kevin McGinnis, MPS, Communications Technology Advisor with the National Association of State EMS Officials. “FirstNet is now a reality, having been accepted for development by governors in all 50 states and territories,” said McGinnis. “The nationwide network core will be completed in March, and devices and service plans are now available. With AT&T (FirstNet’s system operator) offering FirstNet service with priority and preemption on its entire existing and new network to public safety, what does that mean for rural EMS providers? What will it buy us, where is it available? Check out the applications that FirstNet will make possible.”

To learn more about the conference, view the agenda, and watch for registration materials for the meeting, click here.


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Save the Date: 2018 National Rural EMS & Care Conference

i Sep 28th No Comments by

NOSORH, National Association of State EMS Officials, The Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care, and the Arizona Center for Rural Health invite you to join them on April 24-25 in Tucson, Arizona, for the 4th Annual National Rural EMS & Care Conference. 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.

The conference will be held at the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort, 245 E. Ina Road, Tucson, AZ. To book a room, please call 800-722-2500 and reference the “National Rural EMS & Care Conference 2018” to get the $91 + tax room rate. You may also book online by clicking here. Conference registration will be made available soon.


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National Rural EMS & Care Conference a Success

i May 3rd No Comments by

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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Last Chance to Register for 2017 EMS Conference

i Apr 3rd No Comments by

It’s not too late to register for the National Rural EMS & Care Conference! EMS leaders from across the country will be meeting in Fargo, North Dakota, on April 25-26. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the future of rural EMS, community paramedicine, systems of care, performance improvement, ambulance service sustainability, rural EMS education, simulation in motion, and much more. To register, click here.

Registration is also still open for the EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop, which is being held the day before the conference on April 24. Join NOSORH Technical Assistance Director, Kassie Clarke, and NOSORH Executive Director, Teryl Eisinger, in a hands-on, half-day workshop focused on grant writing for EMS providers, leaders, and directors. Click here to register.

The new poster session at this year’s EMS Conference is a great opportunity to showcase your work in rural EMS! There are two different categories for poster submissions:

Problem Category: To inform attendees of problems facing other rural EMS agencies/systems, and for those agencies/systems to be exposed to suggested solutions during breaks and, for the winner, in one general session. Solution Category: To provide attendees with exposure to a problem experienced by a rural EMS agency/system which was resolved. Winner will present in general session.

Please note: All display materials (poster boards, easels, etc.) will be provided at the conference. Also, by making a submission, you are entered for a chance to win a cash prize up to $300 if your poster wins its category. Click here for more information.

For additional information about the conference, please visit the NOSORH website.


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It’s Meeting Season!

i Mar 1st No Comments by

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 McGinnis@nasemso.org 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 paigel@nosorh.org. 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 stryckerm@nosorh.org

Paige Law (888) 391-7258 x101 paigel@nosorh.org


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National Rural EMS & Care Conference: Register Today

i Feb 1st No Comments by

The National Rural EMS & Care Conference has a compelling agenda planned that you don’t want to miss! The conference will take place in Fargo, North Dakota on April 25-26, 2017. 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.

Attendees will 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. Click here to view the agenda.

NEW this year:

  • 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.
  • EMS Poster Contest– Conference attendees are encouraged to submit a poster for the chance to win a cash prize and present during a general session. Click here to learn more about the criteria, how to submit, voting procedures, and best of all, the cash prizes!

Registration for both the National Rural EMS & Care Conference and the EMS Grant Writing 101 Workshop is now open. Click here to register.

The conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Fargo. Call (877) 282-2700 and reference National Rural EMS Conference. Book soon, the deadline for hotel reservations is March 21, 2017.


Vendors are welcome! Click here for more details on vendor opportunities.

For more information, visit the Conference website or contact: Matt Strycker (888) 391-7258 Ext. 102 or Paige Law (888) 391-7258 Ext. 101


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Coming Soon: 2017 National Rural EMS & Care Conference

i Sep 30th No Comments by

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The 3rd annual National Rural EMS & Care Conference will be held on April 25-26, 2017, in Fargo, North Dakota. The 2017 conference will feature two full days of speakers and sessions. The National Rural EMS and Care Conference Planning Committee has been working hard to put together an agenda filled with topics significant to the world of rural EMS. Sessions include updates from federal agencies, using community health needs assessments to support population health, EMS of the Future, and many more.

For more information about the conference, draft agenda, and hotel information, click here.


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Second National Rural EMS Conference a Success

i May 2nd No Comments by

EMS leaders from across the nation convened in San Antonio, TX, last month for the 2nd National Rural EMS Conference. Approximately 160 Federal partners, state EMS officials, hospital workers, local EMS providers, State Offices of Rural Health, nonprofits, universities, and other stakeholders were in attendance. Networking, collaboration, and education were the key elements of the conference.

“This meeting enabled emsme to bring back to our state a better idea of what the current issues are and develop a plan to move forward in tackling some very tough issues that seem to be shared by a large amount of the states at the conference,” said one attendee.

Attendees were given the chance to hear about a broad range of topics, including Community Paramedicine, Mobile Integrated Health, Rural Frontier Policy Changes and Federal updates from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In addition, for the first time, attendees had the opportunity to speak with a representative from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to provide feedback on how funding is directly impacting work on the ground with rural EMS providers.

The success of the conference was a direct result of a diverse group of people and organizations coming together for a common goal.

“The Joint Committee on Rural Emergency Care and our partners did a great job of pulling together a mix of State Offices of Rural Health, state EMS officials and local EMS stakeholders. The conference provided a focal point to being able to build collaboration at the local, regional, state and national levels, to really make a difference to rural EMS leadership,” said Matt Strycker, NOSORH Special Projects Coordinator.

Two representatives from the media outlet EMS1 were in attendance and featured two articles on their website: State EMS directors discuss hot topics in rural EMS and Rural EMS issues take center stage at national conference.

All conference presentations are available on the NOSORH website.


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