Pre-conference workshops and other seminars during the AMTC in Phoenix:  

Water Egress Training
Sunday, October 21   1200 pm -1600h

Cost: $175

At the completion of this course, students will be more prepared to survive a water ditching incident.  Please register through AMTC online registration.

The Difficult Airway in Pre-Hospital Critical Care         REGISTER
Sunday, October 21   0800-1700h
ASTNA members $100 / Non-members $150

This one-day intensive program in difficult and failed airway management was designed by senior faculty of The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™ for advanced providers at AMTC.  The program starts with a brief research & best practices update and moves quickly to advanced skills labs and challenging Code Airway™ stations.  Attendees tackle advanced video laryngoscopy, surgical airway and fiber optic intubation and then put themselves to the test in small group simulations.  This course, which is hosted by the ASTNA, is ideal for critical care providers who just can’t get enough airway and those who want to take their skills to the next level. This event is a Pre-conference workshop held prior to the Air Medical Transport Conference. Register today as space is limited!

IAFCCP Cadaver Lab          REGISTER
Tuesday, Oct. 23   1400-1600h         Offsite location TBD
$25.00 (includes transport to offsite location)

Corbin King, Andrew Merrill, Kevin Casey, IAFCCP

The cadaver lab will be approximately 90 minutes long, and will accommodate 60 participants.  This lab will be conducted using qualified instructors and non-embalmed cadavers.  In this lab, participants will have the opportunity to observe a variety of critical care skills utilized in high-acuity patient settings.


Friday/Saturday, October 19-20  0800- 1800h        REGISTER   (be sure to register for the right option as there are multiple to choose from)
IAFCCP-Sponsored Critical Care Exam Review

The 20-hour course delivered over two full days, provides a comprehensive review of the advanced clinical and operational material that critical care transport providers are expected to understand.  The course is designed to provide participants a thorough review of complex subject matter in the areas outlined in the CP-C® and FP-C® Detail Content Outlines.

Early bird discount available through September 19.  Member discount applies.




IAMTCS Certified Flight Communicator
Saturday/Sunday, October 20-21 0800 – 1600h                     REGISTER

The Certified Flight Communicator Course is a 2-day certification developed for communication specialists in the Air Medical field. Topics covered include Flight Following and Navigation, Map Reading skills, Aviation weather, PAIP, Stress Management, Public Relations, and Medical Terminology to name a few. Following successful completion of the exam, status as a Certified Flight Communicator is earned.

IAMTCS Advanced Communication Specialist
Saturday/Sunday, October 20-21 0800 – 1600h                     REGISTER

The Advanced Communication Specialist course is a 2-day certification developed for communication center managers, lead communicators as well as veteran communication specialists.  Topics covered include Time Critical Decision Making in Aviation, Advanced Aviation Weather, Team Communications & Briefing/Debriefing, Risk Assessments, Recruitment & Retention, Disaster & Emergency Preparedness, Stress Recognition & Sleep Deprivation and Sharing Our Experiences & Knowledge.  Following successful completion of the exam, status as an Advanced Communication Specialist is earned.


IBSC Paper/Pencil Exam Administration (FP-C®, CCP-C®, CP-C®, TP-C®, TR-C®) 
Sunday, October 21   0800 – 1130h

The expectation for all exam candidates is a mastery of current trends and therapies in each specialty area of paramedicine.  The certification exams are not meant to test entry-level knowledge, but rather the experienced paramedic’s advanced skill level.

Exam preparation, requirements and registration are available online at .

Exam discount available for IAFCCP members on FP-C, CCP-C and CP-C exams.

The below seminars are included with Full and applicable AMTC Registrations. ‘Tech Talks’ require a registration with access to the Exhibit Hall.

October 22, 1300-1330h

The Atlas and Database of Air Medical Services (ADAMS)
Kevin Majka, Ph.D., CUBRC
The Atlas and Database of Air Medical Services (ADAMS) is a compendium of information on air medical service providers in the United States who offer both emergency and scheduled transports of sick and injured patients. ADAMS currently contains detailed descriptive and geographic information on air medical rotor and fixed wing services. Including information on their main offices, airport and helipad bases, communication centers, number of rotor and fixed wing aircraft, and the major hospitals and trauma centers they serve. Currently, it is believed that more than 95 percent of rotor wing services and 90 percent of fixed-wing services are included. Every year since 2003, ADAMS has been continually updated online through the self-reporting of over 300 air medical service providers. Also, ADAMS staff makes a concerted effort to verify the information with the service providers to ensure that it is up to date. This presentation will introduce the staff, the importance of contributing data and the resources available to ADAMS users.

October 23, 1445-1545h

China Air Medical System: Insights and Perspective
Richard Ding, Pyxis Consult Shanghai, China Air Medical & Rescue Online, and ErZhen Chen, Shanghai Ruijin Hospital

New this year is our Tech Talk Stage in the Exhibit Hall.
Please keep in mind that the hours and previews listed below are all subject to change. For up-to-date information, see the info-board at the stage onsite.

Monday 1230 – 1700h
Tuesday 1030 – 1630h
Wednesday 0930 – 1130h*

(Wednesday Schedule is based on interest and Exhibit Departure logistics)

Tech Talk Previews