KEMSA Conference & Expo

The Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association (KEMSA) is hosting its 2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane (south of Wichita), August 9-12, 2018.  Our blend of speakers and the variety of the classes offered make this conference one you won’t want to miss!

Who Should attend? - EMS Providers of all levels, Educators, Managers/ Supervisors, Service Directors, Medical Directors, Nurses, and others involved in the EMS Profession.

Highlights for 2018:

LOCATION - Our location at the Kansas Star Event Center in Mulvane, Kansas allows us the opportunity for more educational classes, various types of evening entertainment, lunch options on-site, as well as a large number of hotel rooms for our attendees.

OUR BIGGEST EXHIBIT HALL YET! - The KEMSA Exhibit Hall grows each year and is a valuable part of your conference education. It allows you the opportunity to see and try out many of the newest EMS products on the market, pick up some freebies, and make business contacts that could benefit your department. 

MOBILE EVENT GUIDE/APP - We strongly encourage you to download our 2018 mobile guide when it is available to enhance your experience at the 2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo.  You can plan your day with a personalized schedule, browse exhibitors, view maps, and get general show information. Also speakers, photos, biographies, handouts and more are located in the mobile guide!

HONORING OUR OWN - We will hold our annual Honoring Our Own awards banquet featuring a Table of Honor on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Make your nominations at:  www.kemsa.org/Awards by June 15 each year.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CATEGORIES – KEMSA has focused on putting together a conference that brings in cutting-edge clinical topics to help you learn new ways or review ways to deliver quality patient care in your communities. While the focus has remained the same over the years, KEMSA has also worked hard again this year to provide you with quality educational sessions that help you meet the required components in the Kansas Continuing Education Plan. Each session has a corresponding CE category (and sub-topics as appropriate) listed on the schedule, so you can determine which sessions you want to attend to help fulfill some of your hours.

LOTS OF CE HOURS – Another important element of the 2018 Conference is that we have kept the evening educational hours for those who want them or need them. If you attend all the sessions from August 9-12, 2018, you have a chance to earn a total of 28 hours in just 3.5 days! This includes the sessions and opportunities including:

  • 8-hour pre-conference workshops on Thursday
  • a 2-hour earlybird session on Thursday evening included in a full conference registration for those who want to arrive earlier on Thursday
  • a 2-hour educational session on Friday evening
  • two early morning sessions

If you need hours, this is the place to get them at an affordable rate! And, you can still enjoy the evening entertainment once the evening sessions are over!

TOP TEN REASONS PEOPLE ATTEND THE KEMSA CONFERENCE

10.    This is the single largest gathering of EMS professionals in the state of Kansas every year.
9.      Lots of CE hours over 3.5 days
8.      Regional speakers
7.      Categorized sessions to help you with CE requirements
6.      Pre-conference sessions that are intense and hands-on
5.      Exhilarating evening entertainment
4.      National speakers
3.      Prizes galore
2.      Largest exhibit yet
1.      The Awards Banquet and Table of Honor Ceremony

Don't forget these great tips about attending our annual Conference and Expo:

  • Come prepared for cool rooms. The air conditioner at the hotel works well, and should not be discounted by the faint of heart.
  • Wear good walking shoes.  The exhibit hall is located in the arena attached to the event center, but be prepared to walk back and forth during breaks.
  • Be ready to mingle. The conference is a great time to meet fellow EMS providers and share ideas.
  • Bring a bag for the goodies. Daily door prizes, plus give-a-aways from various exhibitors means a lot of stuff to carry.

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