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International Association of EMS Chiefs Announces Leadership Summit Speakers

Dear Colleagues:

Thought you would appreciate a sneak peek at the impressive line-up of speakers presenting at the upcoming IAEMSC Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. October 26-29, 2012. The Capital Hilton has graciously extended the discounted rates through October 8th and the Board has decided to follow suit - extending the registration deadline for discounts through that date as well. For your convenience, the link is as follows:

http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/D/DCASHHH-EMS-20121025/index.jhtml.

Be sure to utilize the code: EMS.

In addition to the Leadership Summit itself, we will offer an excellent pre-conference workshop offering a chance to grow your leadership skills, network, and work collaboratively with other EMS Leaders. Registration for the pre-conference seminar is $100 for members, $150 Non-Members.

We are also pleased to announce that this year's Summit includes a behind the scenes VIP tour of the FEMA National Resource Coordination Center (NRCC). You must register before October 15th in order to receive security clearance.

We still have a few surprises in store, but the line-up, as promised:

Matt Zavadsky, Director of Public Affairs, MedStar Mobile Healthcare EMS Systems of the Future - Happening Today!

Dr. Mark Merlin, EMS Medical Director, Virtua/Southstar Determining the Necessity of Ambulances Based on Best Evidence

Scott Kasper, Corporate Director of Emergency Services, Virtua Decades of Tradition Unimpeded by Progress - NJ EMS Reform Legislation

Daniel Gerard, RN, EMT-P, EMS Operations Coordinator, Oakland Fire Dept. The Fallacy of All ALS Systems

Dr. Donald Walsh, Director of Corporate Quality & Compliance, Onsite Occupational Health & Safety EMS Scene Stealers - Responding to Domestic Chemical Weapon Agents; and The Afghanistan Experience - Providing Project Management for EMS & Medical Support in Military Combat Zone Operations

Ed Gabriel, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department of Health and Human Services EMS, Emergency & Disaster Response in the Changing World of Healthcare

Criss Brainard, EMS Deputy Chief, San Diego Fire--Rescue Public Private Partnerships - Can it Work?

James Orsino, Boston Patrolmans Association & James Robinson, Denver EMS -ESF-16

Ben Podsiadlo, EMS Director, Cytel Group Population Based EMS Systems

Richard Reed, American Red Cross, formerly Special Assistant to the President TBD

Dr. Keith Holtermann, Director of National Training, Education and Exercise for FEMA at the Department of Homeland Security The Ramifications of Presidential Policy Directive #8: National Training and Education System and the National Exercise Program

You can register for both the Summit and the Pre-conference session on the Association's website at www.iaemsc.org. Please direct any questions to our Chief Administrative Officer at cao@iaemsc.org, or to any member of the Board of Directors.

Please be sure and join us for what promises to be another memorable event!

Sincerely,

Bill Sugiyama MA, RN, NREMT -P
President
International Association of EMS Chiefs
 

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