2021 KEMSA Conference & Expo - Registration


Dates: August 12-15, 2021
    Pre-Conference: August 12  |  Regular Full Conference: August 13-15
Location: Kansas Star Event Center, Mulvane, KS

CONFERENCE BROCHURE

Our online conference brochure includes all the information you will need about the conference: registration information, registration deadlines, a conference schedule (with CE categories for each session), session descriptions, speaker biographies, entertainment options, and more.

DOWNLOAD THE 2021 CONFERENCE BROCHURE HERE.

View sessions and CE category/subtopic information here.

UPDATES for 2021 and Deadlines:

Please note: As of now, attendee numbers are limited due to current COVID restrictions.  After we reach capacity, we have a waiting list. As restrictions change, we will allow more attendees to sign up as we are able.  Sign up early!

Friday or Saturday Lunch - Please note that the buffet is no longer open at the casino, which limits the lunch options on-site.  We have added a ticketed lunch option on the registration form for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  This option may be purchased in advance by July 23 and will be picked up in the arena. A limited quantity will be available on-site for an additional fee or some restaurants are available on-site as well.  

Educators Workshop - Due to space restrictions at the time of planning, we could not include an educators workshop as a pre-con in 2021. The KEMSA Educator's Society is planning to host a virtual workshop later this fall. Watch for details.

Earlybird, Pre-Con and Meal Registration Deadline: July 23
The last day for earlybird registration is Friday, July 23, 2021. If you register online after July 23, 2021 or register at the door, the late registration fee is an additional $55.00.
After July 23, you will not be able to register for pre-con workshops due to ordering of supplies. After July 23, you will not be able to order lunch or banquet tickets.

Online Registration Deadline: July 30
Online registrations will be accepted until July 30. After that date, you must register on-site at the conference.

Payment Deadline: July 30
All payments for online registrations must be received in the KEMSA office by Friday, July 30 in order to confirm your attendance. Payments will only be accepted at the conference for on-site registrations. All other registrations must be paid in advance in order for us to guarantee numbers with the event venue.

2020 KEMSA Conference Online Registration

REGISTRATION DETAILS

Complete your online registration using the link above.  MEMBERS must login to get the member price for registration.  This helps us ensure member get the discounted rate.  
To get the discount, members must be one of the following: 1) Active member of KEMSA in good standing; 2) Student member of KEMSA in good standing; or 3) Squad member of KEMSA in good standing.

Carefully read and complete all information on the online registration form. It is very important that you provide a valid e-mail address for all attendees, so everyone can get their CE certificates. Be sure to check all boxes that apply.  Once you complete the registration form, the next screen will display a box to click for online payments by credit card or an invoice.

If you want to pay by invoice, you will print the invoice you receive automatically by e-mail and turn it in for payment.  A separate invoice will not be mailed. 
 
If you need to register more than one person, just add a guest registration for each additional person you want to include. Please note: all guests are registered for the same registration option you clicked on the first screen. Other options on the form can be customized per person. If you register guests, you will get one invoice for everyone.

CONFERENCE RATES (Before July 23)

Full Conference (Fri-Sun) - KEMSA Member - $160
Full Conference (Fri-Sun) - Non-Member - $210
Full Conference (Fri-Sun) - Student - $100  (This student rate is for current paramedic students.)

Other Options:

  • Pre-Conference Day - Thursday, Aug. 13  See details and prices below.
  • Single Day (Friday or Saturday) - $110
  • Single Day (Sunday) - $60
  • Boxed Lunch (Friday & Saturday) - $12 each 
  • Honoring our Own Banquet (Sat. Aug. 14) - $35 each
  • Vendor Pass - $20 each
  • Late Registration Fee (After July 23, 2021) - $55

THURSDAY PRE-CONFERENCE OPTIONS - THURSDAY, AUGUST 12

Thursday, August 12 will be our pre-conference sessions. Due to 2019 changes in the CE regulations, we have had to adjust our pre-con session times to still get 8 hours and account for breaks.  We also have four hour sessions this year.  You may select one 8 hour session, one 4 hour session, or one morning 4 hour session with one afternoon 4 hour session.
See full descriptions and details about the pre-con sessions here.

Pre-Conference Day - Thursday, Aug. 12 (members / non-members)
Must register for these by July 23 and spaces are limited.

    • NAEMT Psychological Trauma in EMS Patients- $75/$100
    • BLS Skills Workshop- $60 / $85
    • Peer Support: Pause First; Rebuild Resilience and Learn to Pause Mindfulness Training - $60 / $85
    • Pediatric Pre-hospital Education (4 hrs AM) - $30 / $60
    • Critical Care Pearls and Pitfalls (4 hrs PM) - $30 / $60

    Read descriptions of all sessions in the conference brochure here.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS & CATEGORIES

    EMS CEU is granted through Hutchinson Community College on an hour-for-hour attendance basis. It is the attendee’s responsibility to follow the CEU rules outlined in the conference packet in order to have valid proof of attendance. Attendees must be present for the entire session. CE Categories for each session are listed on the schedule.

    We will not be providing nursing hours for the Conference & Expo, but we will provide you with the materials to apply for hours on your own.

    Thursday, Aug. 12 - Pre-Conference = 8 hours of CE
    Thursday, Aug. 12 - Evening Earlybird Session = 2 hours (included with full conf. registration)
    Friday, Aug. 13 - 7 hours of CE
    Saturday, Aug. 14 - 7 hours of CE
    Sunday, Aug. 15 = 4 hours of CE
    = 28 TOTAL hours available if you attend all sessions

    CE Categories

    KEMSA has worked hard this year to provide you with quality educational sessions that help you meet the required components in the new Kansas Continuing Education Plan. Each session has a corresponding CE category listed on the schedule and session descriptions, so you can determine which sessions you want to attend to help fulfill some of your hours.  See details here.

    SPONSORSHIPS

    If you wish to help us make this event a success by becoming a Conference sponsor, see our sponsorship opportunities and benefits here.   View a full list of our current sponsors here.

    Hotel Reservations: 

    The room rate is $97/night + tax (standard king or queens) or $101/night + tax (king studios).  Breakfast is included with a room.  The room rate cutoff is July 28, 2021.  Learn more about the hotel here. 

    Deadlines to
    remember:

    July 23, 2021:

    • Early Registration deadline
    • Pre-Con Registration deadline
    • Lunch ticket deadline
    • Banquet ticket deadline
    • Special needs deadline


    July 28, 2021:


    Hotel room rate cutoff

    July 30, 2021:

    • Payments due
    • Online registration deadline

      Registration
      Deadline:

      The early registration deadline is Friday, July 23, 2021. After July 23, you will not be able to register for pre-con workshops due to ordering of supplies. After July 23, you will not be able to order lunch or banquet tickets.

      If you register online after July 23 or register at the door, the late registration fee is an additional $55.  Payments for online registrations are due by July 30 to confirm your attendance.

      Meals:

      A conference registration DOES NOT include lunch for any day of the conference. However, due to the Casino Buffet being closed and other limited options on-site, we do offer you the option to purchase a lunch ticket for Thursday, Friday or Saturday in advance. There are other local restaurants as well. Breakfast is included with a hotel room. The conference registration does include breaks each day.

      Banquet Tickets:

      A conference registration DOES NOT include a ticket for the Saturday Night Awards Banquet.  If you wish to attend, you must purchase a $35 ticket by July 23, 2021. For registrations received after this date, the banquet meal will not be available.  This is a formal affair, so dress appropriately.

      Banquet Menu: Grilled Chicken Breast with Sautéed Shrimp, Parmesan Whipped Potatoes, Asparagus, New York Style Cheesecake or Boston Cream Pie. Please let us know if you have dietary restrictions on your registration.

      Special Needs:

      If you have special needs while you attend the conference, such as dietary concerns or accessibility concerns, please let us know before July 23, 2021 by sending a written notification to kari@kemsa.org.  After that date, we may not be able to accommodate your request.

      Refund/
      Cancellation Policy:

      A refund, minus a $50 administrative fee, will be granted ONLY if cancellation is received in the KEMSA office by Friday, July 23, 2021 at 5 pm or as a result of circumstances approved by the KEMSA Board.  No refunds will be issued for banquet tickets.

      Vendor Passes

      The exhibit hall is included with a FULL conference registration.  However, if you aren't attending the conference but want to come look, you can buy a vendor pass to visit the vendor area anytime it is open without buying a conference registration. These passes are $20 each.  Vendors open: Friday, Aug. 13 - 0930-1800; Saturday, Aug. 14 - 0915-1130.

      WHY KEMSA MEMBERSHIP?

      You do not need to be a member to participate in KEMSA Conference & Expo, BUT membership has its privileges! If you are not currently an individual member, consider joining KEMSA. In addition to being part of a growing professional organization, you will be able to attend the conference at the discounted price of $50 less for members! We would love to have you as a part of our association and urge you to join today! (See a list of benefits here.)

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