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August 10-13, 2017 ~ Kansas Star Event Center ~ Mulvane, KS

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Sessions at the 2017 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

Thursday, Pre-Conference Sessions:

  • Stress Awareness, Management and Mitigation (SAMM): Preincident Training -
    Presented by the 10-33 Foundation
  • BLS Skills Workshop - Presented by HCC
  • Street Medic Workshop for Paramedics (ALS) - Presented by Cowley College
  • Pediatrics Workshop - Presented by EMSC
  • Educator’s Workshop
  • Billing Workshop (Friday) - Presented by KEMSA Billing Society

Regular Conference Sessions:

  • Drug Recognition - Cop stuff for EMS Providers - Jim Graham
  • KEYNOTE: If Helping Others is So Easy, Why Can’t We Take Care of Ourselves? - Dwight Polk
  • Situational Awareness: Not The Everyday Scene Safety - Jim Graham
  • Mental Health Aspects of the Aging Mind - Dwight Polk
  • Pediatric Medical Emergencies - Angie Cunningham
  • Safety Is In The Design - Chad Pore
  • The Ethical Dilemma: Ethics Outside the Box - Jim Graham
  • ABCs of LVO Stroke - Matt Manning
  • Penetrating Trauma - Stepheny Berry
  • Crisis in the Field: Managing Behavioral Emergencies - Dwight Polk
  • Pregnancy Complications / Pre-hospital Delivery - Janet Taylor
  • Scientific Literature Discussion 1: Medical - Bill Toon
  • My Achy Breaky Heart - Kirk Mittelman
  • The Unspoken: Child Abuse and Neglect - Dwight Polk
  • Critical Airway Management for the BLS Provider - Bill Toon
  • Ketamine: It’s Not the Nightmare You Might Think - Mike Johnson
  • Pour Some Sugar on Me: Diabetic Emergencies - Janet Taylor
  • FirstNet: 21st Century Broadband communications coming soon to your ambulance - Lesia Dickson
  • Concussions: A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing - David Seastrom
  • Is That Croup or Just A Cough? - Kirk Mittelman
  • Checklists for EMS - Bill Toon
  • Burning Desires, A Look At Burns - Kirk Mittelman
  • Scientific Literature Discussion 2: Cardiovascular - Bill Toon
  • What Were You Thinking? - Kirk Mittelman
  • State of the Science - Dr. John Gallagher & Dr. Ryan Jacobsen
  • Adam Lost A Rib, Was it a life threat? - Kirk Mittelman

Speakers at the 2017 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

National Speakers
  • Jim Graham, MCJ, EMT-P, DRE
    Chief Investigator, Iowa Board of Medicine
  • Kirk Mittelman, M.Ed., NREMT-P
    Owner/Program Director, Mt Nebo Training
  • Dwight Polk, MSW, LCSW-C, NRP
    Paramedic Program Director, UMBC Department of EHS
  • William F. Toon, EdD, NRP
    EMS Professional, Educator, and Medical-Legal Consultant
Regional Speakers
  • Stepheny Berry, MD
    Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute Care Surgeon, University of Kansas Physicians
  • Angie Cunningham, BSN, RN, CCRN-K, C-NPT
    Transport Outreach and EMS Relations Coordinator, Children’s Mercy Critical Care Transport Team
  • Lesia Dickson
    FirstNet Region IX-CONUS Lead
  • John M. Gallagher, MD
    Emergency Physician and the EMS System Medical Director for Wichita/Sedgwick County
  • Ryan Jacobsen, MD, EMT-P, FACEP
    Medical Director, Johnson County EMS System
  • Mike Johnson, Paramedic
    Ground Division Manager, LifeTeam
  • Matt Manning, Paramedic
    Captain, Sedgwick County EMS
  • Chad Pore, MS, Paramedic, IC
    Director, Butler County EMS
  • David Seastrom RN, BSN
    Injury Prevention, Outreach & Education Coordinator, Children’s Mercy KC
  • Janet Taylor, BSN, NREMT-B
    Flight Nurse, Lifeflight Eagle

    Awards Presented at the 2017 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

    • Lifetime Achievement Award – Jan Smith, Norwich Ambulance Service
    • EMT of the Year – Christina Thronesbery, Kiowa County EMS
    • Paramedic of the Year – Angela Hamiltonm, Sedgwick County EMS
    • Administrator of the Year – Chad Pore, Butler County EMS
    • Donald E. White Educator of the Year – John Cota, KCKFD and KCK Community College
    • EMS Support Person of the Year – Chris Davis, Butler County Emergency Communications
    • Physician of the Year - Dr. Ryan Jacobsen, Johnson County EMS System Medical Director
    • Military Medic of the Year – Tony Bach, 68W40 with the United States Army
    • Career Service of the Year – Reno County EMS
    • Volunteer Service of the Year – Kingman EMS
    • Read more about our award winners here.

    Other Fun Activities at the 2017 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

    • Exhibitor Showcase & Reception
    • Networking Social in the Fire Club
    • Karaoke and Photo Booth in the Fire Club
    • Giveaways
    • Networking

    2017 KEMSA Conference & Expo Sponsors

    We would like to thank all our sponsors who have committed to help make the 2017 KEMSA Conference & Expo a success!  Without them, our event would not be possible.  Please show them your thanks by seeking them out when you need information on their types of products or services, and make sure to visit them in our large indoor exhibit hall!

    Corporate Platinum Sponsor

    Corporate Bronze Sponsor

    Conference Premier Sponsors - $2500


    Conference Presenting Sponsors - $1500


    Conference Supporting Sponsors - $1000



    Conference Break Sponsors



    KS Region 6 EMS Council

    Conference Session Sponsors



    Opening Night Social Sponsor

    Pre-Conference Sponsors


    Door Prize Sponsors

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