medical director regional workshops 2021

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 more 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 2021, KEMSA will be presenting three regional medical director workshops (one in-person and two in webinar format) to address the agenda below.  EMS Medical Directors and Service Directors are invited to attend.  

Dates & Locations:

In 2021, we will be offering one in-person workshop in Wichita and two other workshops via webinar format to allow more people to attend.  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.

  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 - IN-PERSON in Wichita – 6:00-8:30 pm - REGISTER HERE (deadline to preregister—Monday, June 21, 2021)
    Dinner will be served at 6 pm with the program starting at 6:30 pm.
    Location: Chesters Chophouse, 1550 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS 67206

  • Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - VIRTUAL via Zoom – 6:30-8:30 pm - REGISTER HERE (deadline to preregister—Friday, July 9, 2021)
  • Friday, July 23, 2021 - VIRTUAL via Zoom – 6:30-8:30 pm - REGISTER HERE (deadline to preregister—Wednesday, July 21, 2021)


  • 6:00 pm - Dinner Starts for June 24th in-person workshop
  • 6:15-6:30 pm – Login and get ready for the virtual workshops if attending on July 13 or 23
  • 6:30-7:15 pm – Topic: Scope of Practice for EMS Professionals & Regulatory Update
    Speakers: Dave Johnston, KEMSA President and Joe House, Kansas Board of EMS Executive Director
  • 7:15-8:15 pm – Topic: Protocol Development
    Speaker: Dr. Paige Dodson, KEMSA Medical Director
  • 8:15 pm – 8:30 pm – Protocol Discussion - Question and Answer Session


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 the 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 2.0 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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