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August 9-12, 2018 ~ Kansas Star Event Center ~ Mulvane, KS

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Sessions at the 2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

Thursday, Pre-Conference Sessions:

  • Kansas Elite and CQI Workshop - Presented by Zach Bieghler
  • NAEMT EMS Safety Course - Presented by Chad Pore & Jeri Smith
  • Current Care Management Techniques For Spine Injured Football Players - Presented by Kansas Athletic Trainers' Society
  • BLS Skills Workshop - Presented by HutchCC
  • Educator's Workshop
  • Billing Workshop (Friday) - Hosted by KEMSA Billing Society
Regular Conference Sessions:
  • A Busy Day in The Neighborhood: Facilitated Scenarios Reviewing Hot Topics in EMS - Dan Batsie
  • KEYNOTE: Standing On the Shoulders of Giants - Dan Batsie
  • Waiting to Exhale: Capnography - Janet Taylor
  • 10 Critical Skills Providers Should Practice Every Day - Dan Batsie
  • Hot Trends in Trauma: TXA, Ketamine, and Tactical Medicine - Dr. Kari Jerge
  • Rural Trauma: You're Still in Kansas Toto! - David Seastrom
  • A Change of Heart: CHF - Janet Taylor
  • EMS Documentation Compliance Essentials - Maggie Adams
  • Caring for the Caregivers - Building a Peer Support Team - Roger Lippert
  • How Not To Be Wrong When Everything Is On the Line: Critical Thinking and Decision Making in EMS - Dan Batsie
  • Man vs. Wild - Janet Taylor
  • Giving and receiving feedback that improves performance - Dr. Charles Foat
  • The Elephant in the Room: When Medical Errors Go Bad - Jason Dush
  • Dirty Dozen: Infection Control in EMS - Janet Taylor
  • Pediatric Trauma: It Hurts Bad - David Seastrom
  • Hazards Associated with Aircraft Incidents - Lloyd Youel
  • It's All in Your Head: Neuro Assessment for Non-neuro folks - Janet Taylor
  • Adaptive EMS- Providing High Quality Care and Safe Transport of our Special Needs Children - Leanna Setzkorn & Jared Bogard
  • The Threat of Fentanyl and Its Analogs - Dr. Stephen Thornton
  • I Can't Believe They Don't Use Butter: Burn Care 101 - Jason Dush
  • Killer Bees: Anaphylaxis in EMS - Janet Taylor
  • Street Sense: Protecting yourself while saving your patient - Jason Dush
  • A Foray into the Fascinating Arena of Emerging EMS Research - Dr. Charles Foat
  • This is My Puzzle: Autism Spectrum Disorder - Jason Dush
  • State of the Science - Dr. Gallagher & Dr. Jacobsen
  • Through the Eyes of the Rescuer - Jason Dush

Speakers at the 2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

National Speakers
  • Dan Batsie, BA, NRP
    State Director, Vermont Department of Health
  • Jason Dush, FF, NR/CCEMT-P, FP-C
    EMS Manager, Texas Dept. of Public Safety
  • Janet Taylor, RN, NREMT-B
    Flight Nurse, Life Flight Eagle
Regional Speakers
  • Maggie Adams,BBA
    President, EMS Financial Services, Inc.
  • Zach Bieghler, MHA, EMT-P/IC
    EMS Director, Kingman EMS
  • Jared Bogard, RN, CFRN, EMT-P
    Flight Nurse/Paramedic, AirMethods
  • Charles Foat, Ph.D., Paramedic
    Director of EMS Program, Johnson County Community College
  • John 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
  • Kari Jerge, MD
    Trauma Surgeon, Assistant Professor of Surgery, The University of Kansas Health System
  • Roger Lippert, BPHE, EMT-P
    Division Chief, Johnson County MED-ACT
  • Chad Pore, MS, Paramedic, IC
    Director, Butler County EMS
  • David Seastrom, RN, BSN
    Prevention, Outreach & Education Coordinator, Children’s Mercy KC
  • LeAnna Setzkron, CFRN/EMT-P
    Midwest AeroCare
  • Lori Sizer, EMT-P
    Platoon Paramedic/Adjunct Instructor, St. Charles County Ambulance District
  • Jeri Smith
    Director, Arkansas City EMS
  • Stephen Thornton, MD
    Medical Director, University of Kansas Health System Poison Control Center
  • Lloyd Youel, EMT
    Lieutenant/Medical Officer, City of Wichita - Airport Police and Fire

      Awards Presented at the 2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

      • Lifetime Achievement Award - Mike Woolery, Med-Act (retired)
      • EMT of the Year - Esther Harp, Clearwater Emergency Services
      • Paramedic of the Year - Leigh Chambers, SCEMS (retired)
      • Educator of the Year - Michelle Westfall, Leavenworth County EMS
      • Administrator of the Year - Frank Williams, LifeSave Transport
      • Support Person of the Year - Nancy Ratzlaff, LifeSave Transport
      • Career Service of the Year - Butler County EMS
      • Volunteer Service of the Year - Miltonvale EMS
      • Community Service Award - Riley County EMS
      Read more about our award winners here.


      Other Fun Activities at the 2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

      • Exhibitor Showcase & Reception
      • Networking Social in the Fire Club
      • DJ and Dancing in the Fire Club
      • Giveaways
      • Networking

      2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo Sponsors

      We would like to thank all our sponsors who have committed to help make the 2018 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



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      Opening Night Social Sponsor

      Pre-Conference Sponsors


      Door Prize Sponsors

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