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Tomorrow Is The Last Day To Apply For The 2017 EMS Conference Scholarship

Posted: August 30, 2017

The EMSAC scholarship will be used for registration for the Annual Conference and will include a one-year membership. Those receiving a scholarship will be requested to submit a report of their conference experience for the EMSAC Star. Applications must be received by August 31, 2017. The EMSAC Conference Committee will notify the scholarship winner(s) by September 30, 2017. Click here to apply today!



Register Early To Secure Your Spot In Cadaver Labs and Hands-On Skills!

Posted: August 24, 2017

Register Here

View the conference brochure.

November 2 - 5, 2017

Keystone Conference Center 

The Cadaver Labs and Hands-On Skills sessions have limited seating. Ensure your spot by registering today!

Cadaver Labs

  • PCAD 2 Cadaver Lab: Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a cadaver dissection led by a team of awesome, EMS-friendly physicians who love to teach. View the dissection of the cadaver and discuss the most common penetrating and blunt injuries to the internal organs. 
  • Cadaver Lab Abdominal: A visual tour through the abdominal cavity will review the external anatomy and internal structures including the stomach, liver, large and small intestines, and other solid and hollow organs.
  • Cadaver Lab Thoracic: This session will review the anatomy of the thoracic cavity.  
  • Cadaver Lab Brain Dissection: A visual tour through the cranial vault will review the external and internal structures of the skull and brain as well as parts of the spine and other nervous structures. During the session each participant will have a brain to dissect. *This session is limited to 25 people. Please register early.
  • Cadaver Lab Heart Dissection: Hands on dissection heart lab.

Hands-On Skills

  • PCAD4 Advanced Winter Driving for First Responders with Hands-on Training Michal Michalkow Advanced winter driving skills for First Responders including skid control, recovery, and avoidance will be presented. Other topics include: stressful handling of the vehicle, mental handling (how you make decisions), and vehicle dynamics (how you manage them).
  • Hands-On Skills St. Anthony Pre-Hospital ALS/BLS This session will be conducted by instructors from St. Anthony PreHospital Services. Sim-Man and other human patient simulators will be utilized to provide scenario based training in this hands-on skills lab. The goal will be to expose the participant to best practices in the management of high-acuity, lowvolume patients and improve his/her comfort level in providing care to these patients.
  • Hands-On Skills Flight For Life Colorado ALS/BLS Airway Lab Join the crews of Flight For Life Colorado for this hands-on, interactive ALS/BLS airway lab. This lab provides ample opportunity for the provider to practice good technique in airway control. Best practices in surgical crichothyrotomy, intubation, NPA/ OPA, supraglottic airway(s), and BVM ventilation will be covered.
  • Hands-On Skills Flight for Life Helicopter Safety and All That Kevin Keible of Flight for LIfe Colorado will lead this session which begins in the Castle Peaks classroom and ends with a tour of the helicopter in upper SW Tenderfoot parking area (weather permitting). Discussion will involve safe operations in and around the helicopter as well as utilization of air medical resources. 
  • Hands-On Skills Children’s Hospital ED Physicians Have you ever wanted to ask a Children’s Hospital ER Physician a question while delivering a patient, but it just wasn’t the right time? Here’s your chance to participate in scenario-based learning, headed by The Children’s Hospital ED physicians, in a fun, relaxed environment. Best practices will be discussed in the management of the acutely sick or injured pediatric patient.
  • Hands-On Skills HealthOne EMS High-definition simulation equipment will be utilized to provide scenariobased/real-time training in this skills lab. The goal will be to provide the participant with exposure to highacuity, low volume scenarios to improve his/her comfort level in treating difficult patient presentations.

Learn more about the sessions being offered at the 2017 EMS Conferece here.

Don't Miss Out On Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities

Register early to exhibit at the 2017 EMS Conference, it sells out every year! Learn more about exhibitor and sponsor opportunities. 


DJ Head

Conference Chair

Scott Sholes 

EMSAC President

Questions? Contact or 303-317-6511.


Save The Date For The 2017 EMS Conference

November 2 - 5, 2017
Keystone Conference Center 
Registration Coming Soon! 

Plan now to attend the 2017 Colorado State EMS Conference. Combine your professional and personal goals and the finest in EMS education during a refreshing late fall in Keystone. You will learn techniques and information to improve yourself, your patient care, your EMS agency and your state’s EMS delivery system.

With the region’s largest exhibition of EMS products and service suppliers, this event will be Colorado’s EMS highlight of 2017. Don’t miss this chance to meet some of the finest in the EMS profession: your colleagues. More than just an annual conference, the 2017 Colorado State EMS Conference, where Education+Motivation=Success, will continue to be the standard by which other state EMS conferences are measured.

This year's keynote speaker is Jeff Evans. 

As a highly sought after speaker / facilitator with over 20 years delivering engaging and impactful keynotes to hundreds of clients, Jeff has made appearances at dozens of Fortune 500 companies around the world. Jeff takes the audience on a journey to high peaks around the globe, detailing his exciting endeavors as mountain guide, adventurer and philanthropist. These experiences have allowed Jeff to hone his skills of servant leadership, teamwork, communication and handling adversity which he shares in a way that is applicable to everyone in their business and personal lives. Learn more about Jeff and his story here

Learn about exhibitor and sponsor opportunities. 

Questions? Contact or 303-317-6511.


2017 EMSAC Elections Are Now Open

Posted: May 5, 2017 

The EMSAC 2017 ballot is now open. The deadline to submit your ballot is Monday, May 15, 2017. The candidates for the election are listed below. You must be a current EMSAC member to vote.


Secretary: Sharon Lowry

Treasurer: Chris Montera


Region 1 - Tony Wells

Region 3 - Sean Ellis

Region 5 - Jamie Woodworth

Region 7 - Tom Anderson

Region 9 - Dan Miller

Region 11 - Ken Rogers

Vote Today!

Calling All Exhibitors And Sponsors!

Posted: April 27, 2017 
Don't miss out on participating in the 37th Annual Colorado State EMS Conference being held in Keystone, Colorado November 2-5, 2017! This is the premier event where EMS professionals, agency managers and administrators, EMS instructors, medical directors and allied professional learn about trends and techniques that enhance their patient care and agency operations. It is a four-day event, set in the heart of the beautiful Colorado Rockies, which provides networking and idea sharing for everyone in the EMS profession. 

This is a MUST event for any company that is involved in EMS equipment and supplies. The trade show is an integral part of the learning experience for attendees to see the latest trends, equipment and supplies in the industry.

Highlights of our attendees are: 
* Purchasing managers from agencies that run 100,000 calls a year. 
* Professionals who purchase supplies for themselves. 
* Agencies that operate up to 175 ambulances. 
* Agencies that require equipment and supplies to meet the needs of more than 526,000 calls a year. 
* Agencies that transport more than 381,000 patients. 
* Attendees from over 400 different ambulance services, search and rescue teams, hospitals and EMS training centers. 
* Agencies that require up-to-date computer and software systems.

Throughout the four-day event, the conference features more than 65 education sessions taught by nationally recognized EMS educators and local EMS experts. Approximately 900 EMS personnel from the Rocky Mountain region and western United States attended the 2016 Conference and more are expected to attend this year's event. 

View the exhibitor prospectus. An online registration form will be coming soon!

Thank you to those Exhibitors and Sponsors who have already signed up. Please review the NEW policies and guidelines put in place to ensure conference attendee safety.

Jim Leist 
Exhibit Coordinator
DJ Head 
Conference Coordinator 
Scott Scholes 
EMSAC President
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