EMS Conference

Thank you for your interest in the 8th Annual EMS Conference. Online registration is now closed. You may register on-site Friday starting at 8:30 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 12 | 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Piedmont Athens Regional
Medical Services Building | Third Floor Lecture Hall

Please park in the Trusso Parking Lot, located at 506 Hillcrest Avenue (off King Avenue). We will have shuttle service available between the parking lot and Medical Services Building.

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About Our Conference

The challenges facing prehospital care professionals are many -- complex patients, potentially hazardous work environments, stress, and being on the forefront of emerging public health crises like opioids. To help EMS professionals meet these many challenges, we have assembled a panel of experts to share their knowledge and expertise on a number of topics important to EMS professionals.

Topics for this year’s conference were based on the identified needs of the EMS community. The conference format will include didactic lectures, case studies, and question and answer sessions and will feature a dynamic group of speakers selected for their expertise on the topics being presented.

  • LVAD: Overview for EMS Professionals
  • Active Shooter - The Las Vegas Experience
  • PTSD
  • CVA, STEMI and Trauma Activation Updates
  • Survivor Stories: Opioids
  • STEMI or Not? 12 Lead ECG Challenges

View Conference Agenda (subject to change)

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of the conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss evidence-based treatment options for the management of critically ill or injured patients relative to the knowledge and expertise of each of the inter-professional team members
  2. Identify collaborative behaviors necessary for the effective implementation of appropriate treatment options for a range of emergency medical conditions
  3. Employ skills to foster inter-professional team work and team-based, collaborative care for patients with a range of emergency medical conditions
  4. List strategies for self-care to address stressors and challenges faced by first responders and other members of the emergency medical team

Target Audience

EMS Professionals
Other First Responders
PAs and NPs

CME Credit Hours

Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center is accredited by the Medical Association of Georgia to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Piedmont Athens Regional designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

To comply with STARK regulatory requirements, we are now required to charge tuition for non-affiliated physicians who attend our conferences. The cost to attend this conference and obtain CME credit will be $60.

This activity has been approved for 6 hours of continuing education by the Georgia Office of Emergency Medical Services and Trauma for the following content areas: Trauma (1), Cardiac (1), General (4). CE Approval Number OEMS-2018-550-TCG.

Contact Us

For more information, email PAR_CME@piedmont.org or call 706-475-7525.

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