(Lewiston, Maine) – United Ambulance Services, in conjunction with Maine EMS, today announced that registration is now open for CP 360 Maine Community Paramedicine Conference, the first conference of its kind in the state. Community Partners include Mobile CE, North East Mobile Health Services, and The Paramedic Foundation. Since Community Paramedicine legislation was enacted by the Legislature in 2012—legislation that echoes national trends—a dozen pilot CP programs have been launched throughout Maine.
The inaugural CP 360 Maine Community Paramedicine Conference will be held May 18-19, 2016 at the DoubleTree in South Portland, Maine. The early registration rate of $125 is available for conference attendees who register by March 15, 2016. (Rate is $150 after March 15th.) Register online at www.unitedambulance.com/EducationDivisionMenu.htm.
CP 360 is Maine’s first two-day public conference to deliver a comprehensive view of CP programs. It is for professionals in various stages of Community Paramedicine—from those who are considering participating as a CP pilot site, to those who want to grow and enhance their current CP programs. Attendees will learn about the origins of Community Paramedicine, current trends and topics, how to start and sustain a CP program, and more. (CE credit will be available.)
The conference will host distinguished state and national speakers on the forefront of the CP movement, including physicians, medical directors, and education and training experts.
Keynote speakers include Dr. Robert Anderson, North East Mobile Health Services CP Medical Director; Dr. Mike Wilcox, Medical Director of the CP Program at Hennepin Technical College; Gary Wingrove, President of the Paramedic Foundation; and Kevin McGinnis, CP Chief for North East Mobile Health Services, CP Program Manager for the National Association of State EMS Officials-and the person who coined the term Community Paramedicine. The complete conference schedule will be available soon.
Session topics include:
+ Why Community Paramedicine?
+ Current Trends in Community Paramedicine
+ Medical Direction of Community Paramedicine
+ Community Paramedics Share Their Programs and Insights (case studies)
+ Working Together: Key Relationships for a Successful CP Program (panel discussion)
+ Developing a Community Health Assessment
+ How to Develop a Community Paramedicine Pilot Project in Maine
+ CP for EMTs and Other Non-Paramedics (panel discussion)
+ CP Education
To register, or for more information: www.unitedambulance.com/EducationDivisionMenu.htm