• Home
  • Conference-2019

August 8-11, 2019 ~ Kansas Star Event Center ~ Mulvane, KS

View the online brochure from the conference.

CHECK OUT LOTS OF PHOTOS AND VIDEOS FROM THE CONFERENCE ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE - WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/KEMSA1996  Don't forget to like our page while you are there, so you get KEMSA and other EMS updates in your newsfeed.


Sessions at the 2019 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

Thursday, Pre-Conference Sessions:

    • NAEMT All Hazards Disaster Response
    • Advanced Stroke Life Support
    • Educator’s Workshop - Presented by Dan Limmer and Dan Batsie
    • BLS Skills Workshop: Airway, Bleeding Control, Respiratory and more - Presented by HCC
    • National Safety Council - Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator (CEVO) Course
    • Peer Support Workshop: Trauma Exposure, Resiliency & Organizational Response in EMS - Jennifer Prohaska, Ph.D.
    • Billing Workshop (Friday) - Hosted by KEMSA Billing Society


    Regular Conference Sessions:

    • Hazards Associated with Electricity: A Look at Response to Powerline Incidents - Tim Boswell
    • KEYNOTE: Lifesavers Anonymous - Dan Limmer
    • General Session: The Ambulance as a Crew Served Vehicle: How Crew Resource Management Improves Patient Care - Dan Batsie
    • Notes from the Street - Dan Limmer
    • High Perfusion CPR - Adiel Garcia
    • The Uncommon Neonate - Michelle Westfall
    • Acute Coronary Care for the Non-Medic - Dan Batsie
    • I’m fine...No You’re Not. - Chrissy Bartel & Con Olson
    • General: When the Grim Reaper Wins: An EMS Providers Guide to Death with Dignity - Dan Limmer
    • Evening Session: A Busy Day in the Neighborhood: Facilitated Scenarios Reviewing Hot Topics in EMS - Dan Batsie
    • Early Session: Adventures in Emerging Clinical Research - Dr. Charles Foat
    • General: Pediatric Respiratory Failure: Recognizing, Treating and Preventing Arrest in Children with Severe Respiratory Crisis - Dan Batsie
    • Family Centered Care - David Seastrom
    • Second Victim Syndrome - Andrew Campfield
    • Officer Down! How to Deal When We Go Down in the Line of Duty - John Cota
    • Pediatric Medical Emergencies - David Seastrom
    • Treat the Monitor AND the Patient: Advanced Scenarios Using Diagnostic ECG Interpretation - Dan Batsie
    • Just the Basics: Pharmacology for the EMT - Janet Taylor
    • Capnography: Waveforms and numbers that improve patient care - Jon Friesen
    • General: No One Dies from Extremity Trauma: Hemorrhage Control in the 21st Century - Dan Batsie
    • General: No O2 for You!: Using Too Much of a Good Thing - Janet Taylor
    • Early Session: Adventures in Emerging Trauma Research - Dr. Charles Foat
    • General Session: Toxic Avenger: Sepsis in EMS - Janet Taylor
    • General Session: State of the Science - Dr. John Gallagher & Dr. Ryan Jacobsen
    • General Session: Caring for Special People: Unique Situations in EMS - Janet Taylor

    Speakers at the 2019 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

    National Speakers
      • Dan Batsie
        Chief of EMS, Vermont Department of Health
      • Dan Limmer
        Co-Founder & Chief Knowledge Officer, Limmer Education
      • Janet Taylor
        Flight Nurse, Life Flight Eagle
      Regional Speakers
        • Chrissy Bartel, Paramedic
          Service Director, Norwich EMS
        • Andrew Campfield, RN, CFRN, AEMT, I/C
          Nursing Professor, Dodge City Community College
        • John Cota, EMT, IC, MS
          EMS Education Program Coordinator, Kansas City Kansas FD
        • Dr. Charles Foat, Ph.D., Paramedic
          Director of EMS Program, Johnson County Community College
        • Jon E. Friesen, MSOD, Paramedic, IC
          Paramedic Instructor, HutchCC
        • John M. Gallagher, MD
          Emergency Physician and the EMS System Medical Director for Wichita/Sedgwick County
        • Adiel Garcia, MEd, NRP, CP-C, RDMS
          Division Chief of Education & Integrated Healthcare, Johnson County MED-ACT
        • Ryan Jacobsen, MD, EMT-P, FACEP
          Medical Director, Johnson County EMS System
        • Con Olson, Paramedic
          Regional Executive Director, TECHS EMS
        • Jennifer Prohaska, Ph.D.
        • David Seastrom RN, BSN
          Injury Prevention, Outreach & Education Coordinator, Children’s Mercy in Kansas City
        • Jeri Smith, Paramedic
          EMS Director, Arkansas City Fire-EMS
        • Michelle Westfall, B.A., NREMT-P, KS-Paramedic
          Training Administrator, Leavenworth County EMS

            Awards Presented at the 2019 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

              • EMT of the Year – Kelcee Pelton, Larned EMS
              • Paramedic of the Year - Rochelle Hobart, Johnson County MED-ACT
              • Donald E. White Educator of the Year - Adiel Garcia, Johnson County MED-ACT
              • Administrator of the Year - Jeri Smith, Arkansas City Fire/EMS
              • Physician of the Year - Dr. Paige Dodson, Butler County EMS
              • EMS Support Person of the Year - Kathleen Friesen (posthumously)
              • Community Service Award - Alyson Angell, Johnson County MED-ACT
              • Career Service of the Year - Riley County EMS
              • Volunteer Service of the Year - Ellinwood EMS
              • Cara Everhart Award – AMR NICU Transport Team –Matthew Russ and Brady Giesken
                Award sponsored by EMS for Children (EMSC)
              • Presidential Leadership Award – Dennis Mauk, Sedgwick County EMS
                This award is selected by the KEMSA President.
              • Lifetime Achievement Award - Terry David, Reno County EMS (retired)
              Read more about our award winners here.

              Other Fun Activities at the 2019 KEMSA Conference & Expo:

              • Exhibitor Showcase & Reception
              • First On Scene Networking Social in the Fire Club
              • Giveaways
              • Networking


              2019 KEMSA Conference & Expo Sponsors

              We would like to thank all our sponsors who have committed to help make the 2019 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 Sponsors


              Corporate Bronze Sponsor

              Conference Premier Sponsors - $2500


              Conference Presenting Sponsors - $1500


              Conference Supporting Sponsor - $1000


              Conference Break Sponsors



              Conference Session Sponsors


              More Sponsors

              Exhibitor Showcase Reception Sponsor

              Lunch Sponsors

              Pre-Conference Sponsor


              Thursday Night First On Scene Social Sponsor

              KEMSA • 6021 SW 29th St., Ste. A PMB 359 • Topeka, KS 66614 • Phone: 785-580-3459
              Copyright © Kansas Emergency Medical Services Association

              Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software