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

April 9-11, 2021, KEMSA will be hosting the Spring 2021 CORE Conference in Dodge City, Kansas. This is an in-person event!

This is a 2.5 day educational conference from April 9-11, 2021 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.   Download the flyer here.

Due to current restrictions during the pandemic, this conference will have a limited number of spots and safety precautions, including screening and wearing a mask, are required.  Please allow a little extra time to get checked in at the event.

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.  Space is limited, so register and pay to guarantee your spot.


  • Online registration will be open soon.


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 April 1.  If you don't pay by April 1, 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:
    April 1 (unless it fills up first)
  • Payment Deadline:
    April 1 (ALL payments are due by this date)
    If you don't pay by March 26, 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 19. No refunds or substitutions will be made after March 19.


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

Single Day Options:
Friday, April 9 - $50  |  Saturday, April 10 or Sunday, April 11 - $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 (peds is one hour), so you must attend a full two hour session to receive credit toward that core component.


Friday, April 9, 2021, 1300-1830
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, April 10, 2021, 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/Behavioral Health – Speaker: Andrew Campfield
1215-1315 Lunch on Your Own
1315-1515  Medical (2 hrs)– Toxicology/Poisonings - Speaker: Shelby Durler
1515-1530 Break
1530-1730  Trauma (2 hrs)– CNS Injury, Soft Tissue/Musculoskeletal - Speaker: Michael Pelton

Sunday, April 11, 2021, 0800-1730
0800-1000  Operations (2 hrs)– MCI/Triage, Vehicle Ops/ Transport Considerations, Communications, Haz Mat - Speaker: Jerrad Webb
1000-1015 Break
1015-1215 Cardiovascular (2 hrs)– ACS/Chest Pain, Pharm/Med Admin, Stroke - Speaker: Jerrad Webb
1215-1315 Lunch on Your Own
1315-1515 Cardiovascular (2 hrs)– 4/12 Lead Interpretation, Pharm/Med Admin & ACLS Tx  - Speaker: Misha Holliday
1515-1530: Break
1530-1730 Cardiovascular (2 hrs)– Cardiac Arrest - Speaker: Misha Holliday

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, 2021

For reservations call the Hampton Inn & Suites at 620-225-0000 or reserve a room online here.  (Make sure to adjust the dates as needed.)

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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