Conference - Postponed

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KEMSA has opted to postpone the core conference to do our part for social distancing, as well as to prevent anyone getting exposed to an illness and carrying it back to a small/rural department (which could create a significant burden). 

We are planning to reschedule this conference for the weekend of November 6-8, 2020 as we still want to provide the continuing education opportunity to the regions on the west side of Kansas.  We would love to have you join us that weekend at the same location.

We will be working with attendees on refunds or transferring the registration to the fall event. Watch your email for details if you are registered for this event.

Is your certification expiring this year? Do you still need certain categories to complete your re-certification?

In March 2020, KEMSA will be hosting the Spring 2020 CORE Conference in Dodge City, Kansas.

This is a 2.5 day educational conference from March 27-29, 2020 in Dodge City, KS for all levels of EMS professionals. This conference will provide 21 hours of EMS CE and will pertain to all levels of certification.   

Note: Starting in 2020, the Kansas Board of EMS has adopted a new continuing education plan.  They have taken away sub-topics and added a pediatric component.  See the new continuing education plan hereThe new 21-hour schedule for this conference will satisfy all core component hours for EMT and EMR.  AEMT and paramedics will need to complete additional core component hours to re-certify.


United Wireless Arena & Boot Hill Casino & Resort Conference Center
4100 W Comanche St.
Dodge City, KS 67801
View map here


Register using the link below.


  • Online registration is closed. On-site registrations are available with an additional $25 late fee. Payment is due at the conference.


All registrations will be taken online. You will have the option to pay with credit card or you will automatically be emailed an invoice that you can turn in for payment. All registration fees are due on or before March 20.  If you don't pay by March 20, your spot will be forfeited.

Make sure to login for the member price.

If you need to register more than one person, just add a guest registration for each additional person you want to include. Then you will get one invoice for everyone.  Or if you are registering someone else, go to the registration form and substitute their information for your information that it fills in.

  • Registration Deadline:
    March 20
  • Payment Deadline:
    March 20 (ALL payments are due by this date)
    If you don't pay by March 20, your spot will be forfeited.
Refund/Cancellation Policy
A refund, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be granted ONLY if cancellation is received in writing in the KEMSA office by 5 pm on March 20. No refunds or substitutions will be made after March 20.


Full Conference (Friday-Sunday):
$160 – KEMSA Members  |  $210 – Non-Members

Single Day Options:
Friday, March 27 - $50  |  Saturday, March 28 or Sunday, March 29 - $100 each
Cost includes CE hours each day and breaks on Saturday and Sunday. Meals are on your own.
Note: CE will be awarded in two hour blocks, so you must attend a full two hour session to receive credit toward that core component and subtopics.


Specific topics are being finalized.  

Friday, March 27, 2020
1200-1300 Registration
1300-1500 Airway Respiration Ventilation, Part 1 (2 hrs) - Speaker: Jon Friesen, HutchCC
1500-1515 Break
1515-1715 Airway Respiration Ventilation, Part 2 (2 hrs) - Speaker: Jon Friesen, HutchCC
1715-1730 Break
1730-1830 Pediatrics (1 hr) - Speaker: Chrissy Bartel, Norwich EMS

Saturday, March 28, 2020, 0800-1730

0800-1000 Medical (2 hrs)– OB/Neonate, Communicable Disease  Speaker: Chrissy Bartel, Norwich EMS
1000-1015: Break
1015-1215 Medical (2 hrs)– Mental/Behaviorial Health – Speaker: Andrew Campfield
1215-1315: Lunch on Your Own
1315-1515  Medical (2 hrs)– Overdose/Toxic Exposures - Speaker: Shelby Durler
1515-1530: Break
1530-1730  Trauma (2 hrs)– CNS Injury, Soft Tissue/Musculoskeletal - Speaker: Michael Pelton

Sunday, March 29, 2020, 0800-1730

0800-1000 Cardiovascular (2 hrs)– ACS/Chest Pain, Pharm/Med Admin, Stroke - Speaker: Nick Larmer
1000-1015: Break
1015-1215 Cardiovascular (2 hrs)– 4/12 Lead Interpretation, Pharm/Med Admin & ACLS Tx  - Speaker: Misha Holliday
1215-1315: Lunch on Your Own
1315-1515 Cardiovascular (2 hrs)– Cardiac Arrest - Speaker: Misha Holliday
1515-1530: Break
1530-1730  Operations (2 hrs)– MCI/Triage, Vehicle Ops/ Transport Considerations, Communications, Haz Mat - Speaker: Brent Rouse

Note: CE will be awarded in two hour blocks, so you must attend a full two hour session to receive credit toward that core component (with the exception of pediatrics which is 1 hr).  This conference will provide a total of 21 hours of EMS CE and will pertain to all levels of certification. 


Rooms are the attendee's responsibility.  KEMSA has reserved a hotel block if you want to take advantage of group pricing. 

Hampton Inn & Suites
4002 W Comanche St.
Dodge City, KS 67801

Room rate: $94/night + taxes
Group: Kansas EMS Association or KEMSA
Room block deadline: March 18, 2020

For reservations call the Hampton Inn & Suites at 620-225-0000.

Kansas Core Components That Will be Covered:

  • Airway, Respiration & Ventilation – 4 Hours
  • Cardiovascular – 6 hours
  • Trauma – 2 hours
  • Medical – 6 hours
  • Operations – 2 hours
  • Pediatrics - 1 hour
After this conference, EMTs will still need an additional 7 hours to re-certify, for a total of 28 hours every two years. AEMTs need 44 hours and Paramedics need 60 hours every two years in certain core components to re-certify.

For more information on categories and hours needed, the Kansas EMS continuing education plan can be found here.

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