medical director regional workshops 2020

EMS Medical Directors are responsible for critical oversight, yet often receive little formal training in the fundamentals of medical direction.  Credentialing, Kansas regulations, scope of practice, and COVID-19 are not standard topics in medical school or residency training.  Further, the pool of qualified physicians is shrinking as full-scope clinicians are becoming less common.  Rural communities are particularly vulnerable to this resource shortage.  Therefore, it’s essential that we invest in building our medical director resources and capabilities.

In 2020, KEMSA will be presenting three regional medical director workshops (now in webinar format) to address the issues above.  EMS Medical Directors and Service Directors are invited to attend.  

Dates & Locations:

These were originally planned as in-person regional workshops.  They have been converted to webinars via zoom due to the pandemic.  Feel free to attend the date that works best for you.  Note: The content will be the same for all of these workshops, so you only need to register for one.  Thanks.

  • May 28, 2020 (EMS Regions 1 & 2) – 6:30-8:30 pm - Completed
  • June 11, 2020 (EMS Regions 3 & 4) – 6:30-8:30 pm - Completed
  • June 23, 2020 (EMS Region 5 & 6) – 6:30-8:30 pm - REGISTER HERE (deadline to preregister—Friday, June 19, 2020)


  • 6:15-6:30 pm – Login and get ready for the meeting
  • 6:30-7:00 pm – Topic: Regulatory Issues: Scope of Practice, Kansas Board of EMS Update
    Speakers: Dave Johnston, KEMSA President and Joe House, Kansas Board of EMS Executive Director
  • 7:00-7:45 pm – Topic: Credentialing Methods and Strategies – This session will look at how credentialing applies to EMS, why is it necessary to verify competency, and what a successful program looks like. 
    Speaker: Dr. Paige Dodson, KEMSA Medical Director
  • 7:45-8:15 pm – Topic: Panel Discussion on COVID-19
    Speakers: Dave johnston, Dr. Paige Dodson and David Adams, KEMSA Vice President
  • 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm – Question and Answer Session
    Facilitator: David Adams


The fee for these webinars is covered by grant funding.  Please register online using one of the links above. You must attend a webinar on one of the dates above to get CME.

Continuing medical education credit:

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education and Kansas EMS Association. The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kansas Medical Center Office of Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This project was federally funded through the KDHE - BCHS – FLEX Program.  The FLEX program is managed by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.

If you need to cancel your registration, please contact

KEMSA • 6021 SW 29th St., Ste. A PMB 359 • Topeka, KS 66614 • Phone: 785-580-3459
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