Sponsored by
Western Regional EMS Inc and The EMS Institute 1002 Church Hill Road Pittsburgh, PA 15205 412/242-7322

General Information

EMS Update 2017 is the EMS Institute’s thirtieth annual conference and exhibit.


We are proud to have Western Regional EMS Inc. as the sponsor and producer of this event. WREMS is a non-profit organization devoted to sponsoring educational activities on behalf of the EMS Institute.


Most of the classes count toward continuing education requirements for EMRs, EMTs, AEMTs, Paramedics, PHRNs, PPHEs and PHPs as defined by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services. Continuing education credits also may be applied to EMS certifications from other states. Check with your state agency. Additional information on the con-ed credits is available in each class and at the registration desk.


The expanded exhibition area is open to conference attendees and the general public at no additional cost.

REGISTRATION

Registration for EMS Update 2017 begins around January 15, 2017. Sorry, but we cannot hold any spaces.


COURSES

The EMSI Board of Directors chose to have a committee develop the educational programming for EMS Update 2017. Committee members include: Douglas Garretson, Paul Colligan, Miles Darby, Diane Fitzhenry, Nora Helfrich, Richard Kaufman, Dave Lindell, Richard Lippert, Jonathan Madaras, Robert McCaughan, Thomas McElree, Dr. Paul Paris, and Rodney Rohrer.

All classes are filled in the order in which paid registrations are received.
Class schedules and faculty are subject to change. WREMS reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment.
WREMS does not permit auditing of classes.


TUITION

Tuition for EMS Update usually includes: continuing education credit where approved, class materials, refreshment breaks, lunches as scheduled and tickets to social events as provided in course descriptions. Tuition does not include hotel accommodations, activity fees at Seven Springs, or admission to exhibitor-sponsored social events.


MEALS

Seven Springs’ famous breakfast buffet is usually included in your hotel reservation if you stay at the resort. Complimentary coffee and tea is provided each morning of the conference for a limited time in the registration area. Lunch is provided on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for those attendees registered for classes. You will receive a ticket in your registration materials for the lunches. Seven Springs has several restaurants, snack bars and pizza parlors throughout the resort. You can purchase additional tickets at the EMS Update registration desk for your friends and family.
During the conference, refreshments are provided during morning and afternoon breaks.


Note that lost tickets for lunches WILL NOT BE REPLACED. There are also no refunds for tickets to the lunches.


Note: Seven Springs security will check all IDs at all entertainment venues at the resort. Attendees must show proper identification to be permitted entrance. Seven Springs prosecutes those people misrepresenting themselves or producing false and/or altered identification. Undercover security agents monitor the social events for persons buying and supplying alcohol for minors.

CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

EMSI has applied for the maximum continuing education credits from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.


WELCOME RECEPTION

The Welcoming Session also features morning refreshments, general conference announcements and opening remarks from EMSI’s president, executive director, and the director of the Bureau of EMS, Pennsylvania Department of Health. The Keynote Presentation is the highlight of the conference!

EXHIBIT

The exhibit area, located in Exhibit Hall, will feature manufacturers and suppliers of state-of-the-art EMS and public safety equipment, services and apparel.