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Texas Emergency Management ONLINE 2018 Vol. 65 No. 7

THE TEXAS EMS CONFERENCE 2018
MARKS 33 YEARS OF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES EDUCATION

Looking for a different take on emergency response? The Texas EMS Conference focuses on the medical side of emergency and disaster response, drawing nearly 3,500 attendees, exhibitors and speakers to the annual conference. This year, the conference will be held November 18-21 in Fort Worth and includes more than 110 different lectures and workshops over the course of three days, and a 200,000-square-foot exhibit hall that spans two days. Preconference classes run November 16-18 and include topics such as tactical emergency response, cadaver labs, 12-lead, infection control and sheep brain stroke dissection.

This year's Texas EMS Conference is again partnering with the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) with class offerings in its emergency management track and through showcasing emergency response in the exhibit hall. Two Emergency management courses are being taught by Department of Public Safety staff: Suzannah Jones, BA, MBA, is presenting Texas Emergency Management 101; and Todd Early, deputy assistant director of Public Communications Service, is co-presenting FirstNet Mobile Broadband: Benefiting Your Patient. Other emergency management track topics include high-speed train safety, responding to active shooter events and lessons from Hurricane Harvey.

Registration for the conference has begun, and includes 15 hours of EMS continuing education. Five hours of continuing education for nurses and eleven hours of continuing education for physicians is also available, all at the same low registration rate. Preconference classes are priced individually and have between four and 24 hours of EMS continuing education credit. Special hotel rates starting at $99 are available. Go to Texas EMS Conference for more information.

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