2017 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC)
is headed to the City of Cowboys and Culture – Fort Worth, Tex. USA
2,000 air and ground medical transport professionals convene from around the world;
9 emergency medical helicopters on display at Convention Center, 7 are flying in
Who: AMTC organizers include the Association of Air Medical Services, the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association, the Air Medical Physician Association, the International Association of Flight & Critical Care Paramedics, the International Association of Medical Transport Communication Specialists, and the National EMS Pilots Association.
What: The Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) brings approximately 2,000 air and ground medical transport professionals together from across the globe for a three-day event featuring 135+ education sessions covering topics in a variety of disciplines including safety, core clinical, specialty clinical, management, aviation, research, and communications/dispatch. The AMTC, the largest gathering of its kind worldwide, also features a tradeshow that showcases 161 companies displaying products and services specific to air and critical care ground medicine.
When: Oct 16-18, 2017
Where: Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St, Fort Worth, TX 76102
AMTC highlights include:
- Meet a former patient
- Air Evac Lifeteam patient, Brandon Hale, and his wife will be available to share their emergency air medical transport experience – Monday, Oct. 16, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
- HOT TOPIC: Weather Disasters and EMS’s Vital Role
Globally, first responders have had a VERY busy 60 days. This panel presentation will discuss the EMS response to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose & Maria, the devastating fire season in the Northwest U.S., and both Mexico City earthquakes. Wednesday, Oct.17, 9:45 a.m., Fort Worth Convention Center, Room 106
- Two keynote presentations:
- Joe Tye is a leading authority on values-based life and leadership skills and strategies, and on building a culture of ownership on a foundation of values in organizations. Culture does not change until people change. – Monday, Oct. 16, 8:15 a.m., Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
- Jack Harris knows that the “realities of the profession” (day-to-day pressures & demands) challenge and take a significant toll on even the most experienced and capable people. Without an effective strategy, an organization risks, at best, decreased employee motivation and production, and at worst, the loss of your best asset, talented and valuable people. – Oct. 17, 11:00 a.m., Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
- Speak with industry leaders on a variety of issues:
- Medicare reform legislation, H.R. 3378: Ensuring Access to Air Ambulance Services Act
- H.R. 2997: 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act and the two provisions AAMS opposes:
- ATC Privatization
- Air Medical Billing Regulations
- The Air Medical Services Cost Study Report, conducted by the independent research firm Xcenda LLC. AAMS commissioned the study in response to an evident need for reputable, independent research, specific to air medical transport, to quantify the costs associated with providing the service.
- The Government Accountability Office (GAO) report, titled “Air Ambulance: Data Collection and Transparency Needed to Enhance DOT Oversight,” released in July.
- The presentation of the Annual Community Awards recognizing excellence in air medical and critical care ground transport –Mon. Oct 16, 7:00 p.m – 8:15 p.m., Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Hall F
- An exhibit hall featuring 161 vendors showcasing products and services specific to emergency medical transport providers, including 10 state-of-the-art EMS helicopters – Fort Worth Convention Center, Exhibit Hall C
- The annual AAMS SIM Cup competition featuring 12 flight teams competing head-to-head to showcase their real time, real situation skills on ultramodern emergency-care patient simulators. This competition is ongoing in several locations at the Fort Worth Convention Center, with the Finals occurring Tues, Oct 17 during the lunch hour in Exhibit Hall C.
- Memorial Lights ceremony to recognize air medical crew members lost in the line of duty – Sun. Oct 15th at sunset, Fort Worth Convention Center, 12th Street Lobby
- MedEvac Foundation Research
- The recently completed MedEvac Foundation product, entitled Establishing Air Medical Programs for the Next Generation, funded by Bell Helicopter. This project has resulted in a comprehensive framework for developed or developing countries to use as a guide when establishing air medical systems for their most critically ill and injured patients.
- The progress of Phase II of the Sleep-Wake Patterns and Real-Time Fatigue Reduction in EMS Clinicians study
- Carter BloodCare Blood Drive
Mon. Oct 16, 10:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m., Fort Worth Convention Center
HOW TO REGISTER: Members of the media can get registration credentials and arrange interviews by contacting Blair Beggan via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.