2018 KEMSA Conference & Expo - Registration


Dates: August 9-12, 2018
    Pre-Conference: August 9  |  Regular Full Conference: August 10-12
Location: Kansas Star Event Center, Mulvane, KS

CONFERENCE BROCHURE

Our online conference brochure includes: registration information, a conference schedule (with CE categories for each session), other CE information, session descriptions, speaker biographies, entertainment options, and more.

DOWNLOAD THE 2018 CONFERENCE BROCHURE HERE.
To see our sponsorship options, visit our sponsorship page here.

Download the schedule-at-a-glance here (includes CE categories and subtopics.

Please note that our BLS Skills Pre-Conference Workshop is FULL.  No more registrations will be accepted for that workshop.

2018 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 paypal.

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.
 
If you have problems with the online form or have questions, contact Mary Napier in the KEMSA office at mary@kemsa.org or 785-580-3459.

CONFERENCE RATES

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 and includes 1 year of membership.)

Other Options:
Pre-Conference Day - Thursday, Aug. 9 OR Billing Workshop - Friday, Aug. 10:
          Members - $50 / $75 (after July 27)
          Non-Members - $75 / $100 (after July 27)
*Note: The NAEMT Safety Course is $75 members / $100 non-member to pay for course materials.
Single Day (Friday or Saturday) - $110
Single Day (Sunday) - $60
Honoring our Own Banquet Tickets - $35 each
Vendor Pass - $20
Late Registration Fee (After July 27, 2018) - $55

THURSDAY PRE-CONFERENCE OPTIONS - THURSDAY, AUGUST 9

Thursday, August 9 will be our pre-conference sessions. Sessions are from 0800-1700 at the Kansas Star Event Center. Each class is a full day, and you may only attend one. Class sizes are limited, so register early!

  • 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 Trainer’s Society
  • BLS Skills Workshop - Presented by HCC - FULL, no more registrations accepted
  • Educator’s Workshop - Approved as an Educator's Workshop

Friday, Billing Workshop - Friday, Aug. 10

Our billing workshop will be Friday, August 10, 2018 from 0800-1700.

There is a separate registration fee for this workshop and does not include the regular EMS Conference sessions. It does include lunch sponsored by ARSI and access to visit our exhibit hall.

Read descriptions of all sessions in the conference brochure here.

DEADLINES

EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 27

The last day for earlybird registration is Friday, July 27, 2018. If you register online after July 27, 2018 or register at the door, the late registration fee is an additional $55.00.

ONLINE REGISTRATION DEADLINE: AUGUST 3

Online registrations will be accepted until August 3, 2018. After that date, you must register on-site at the conference.

PAYMENT DEADLINE: AUGUST 3

All payments for online registrations must be received in the KEMSA office by Friday, August 3, 2018 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.

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. 9 - Pre-Conference = 8 hours of CE
Thursday, Aug. 9 - Evening Earlybird Session = 2 hours (included with full conf. registration)
Friday, Aug. 10 - 7 hours of CE
Saturday, Aug. 11 - 7 hours of CE
Sunday, Aug. 12 = 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 (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.

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 $92/night + tax (standard king or queens) or $102/night + tax (king studios).   Breakfast is included with a room.  Reserve your room online here at the KEMSA rate or call the Hampton Inn at 1-316-524-3777 and ask for the special "EMS" rate. The room rate cutoff is July 20, 2018.  Learn more about the hotel here. 

Deadlines to
remember:

July 20, 2018:
Hotel room rate cutoff

July 27, 2018:

  • Early Registration deadline
  • Banquet ticket deadline
  • Special needs deadline

August 3, 2018:

  • Payments due
  • Online registration deadline

Registration
Deadline:

The early registration deadline is Friday, July 27, 2018.  If you register online after July 27 or register at the door, the late registration fee is an additional $55.  Payments for online registrations are due by August 3 to confirm your attendance.

Meals:

A conference registration DOES NOT include lunch for any day of the conference.  Options will be available at the event center. Breakfast is included with a hotel room reservation.  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 27, 2018.  For registrations received after this date, the banquet meal will not be available.  This is a formal affair, so dress appropriately.

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 27, 2018 by sending a written notification to mary@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 27, 2018 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. 10 - 0930-1800; Saturday, Aug. 11 - 0915-1330.

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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