Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Last year, I went to EMS Today and loved it.  Sort of caught conference fever, except that I can't really afford to travel much, and can't afford high conference fees. So I don't know if I'm going to make it back there this year. Probably not, sad to say.

On the other hand, I also attended some smaller conferences and "teaching days," all of which were also wonderful and well worth attending. A little closer to home, cheaper fees, cheaper hotels, or the ability to commute instead of stay over.

I've been moping a bit lately about not going to Baltimore, so to cheer myself up, I'm looking at other opportunities. I'm listing them here so I have an easy reference point. Some of them don't have much information up yet, some do, and some have some great material available form previous conferences! Some are very large, some are very small.  The list is not all-inclusive- some of my favorites from the past couple of years don't have any information online yet, not even potential dates. I'll post about them as I find them.

Finger Lakes Regional EMS Council
Feb 24-25
Hobart and William Smith College
Geneva NY

EMS Today
Feb 28-Mar 3rd
Baltimore Convention Center
Well worth going- but expensive
Sells recorded sessions from previous years.

FASNY EMS Conference
March 3-4  $60 plus lodging & dinners (includes breakfast and lunch)
NYS Academy of Fire Science, Montour Falls NY
Pre-seminar March 2nd: 8hrs BLS core

Emergency Care for Individuals With Special Needs- Geriatric and Pediatric
6 CME Hours
Thursday March 8 2012
Albany NY
This program appears to be repeated in Poughkeepsie on Apr 14

"Saving Lives with Dedication Through Education"
Emergency Medical Services Educational Seminar
http://www.emsedsem.org/  includes link to conference handouts from past several years!
$225 early bird registration
March 16th and 17th (Friday/Saturday) 
Pre-conference day Thur March 15th, focusing on the elderly
Crowne Plaza Conference Center, Cromwell CT

Spring Conference in Olean: Treating Tiny Tots
March 23-24
$90/person for people outside their region, includes some meals
Sessions include: Unspoken Rules of EMS, Neglect/Abuse, Special Needs Kids, Impaired Children-drugs and alcohol, trauma/burns, cardiac arrest/resuscitation, CISM.
One of the presenters is Lee Burns, who I've seen before, and really enjoyed.

March 23-24
Henrietta NY (RIT)
Pre-conference Thursday evening
$160 early bird

North Country EMS Annual "Spring Fling"
No info yet on 2012 conference, except dates: Apr 26-28
Alexandria Bay NY

Albany Med EMS Education Day
Tuesday May 22nd
7 hours CME available
I only have their facebook page for info

Northeast Wilderness Medicine Conference
May 31- June 2nd
Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Not much info yet, but you can sign up to get notifications

Fire 2012
Full day of EMS sessions
June 13-16 2012 Turning Stone Casino

PA State EMS Conference
No info yet on conference, except for dates:
Aug 16-17

No info yet on the 2012 conference
In October

Pulse Check!
Includes links to conference materials/handouts for past two years
No info yet on 2012 conference
October 11-14, 2012
Crowne Plaza
Suffern, NY

Vital Signs
No info on 2012 conference
Oct 18-21 2012  Syracuse NY
http://www.vitalsignsconference.com/sessions_2011.htm has a few handouts from 2011

EMS World Expo
Oct 29-Nov 2
New Orleans LA

No info yet
Nov 1-4 Atlantic City NJ

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