Attendees have an opportunity to earn up to 13 hours (10 education hours Summit, 3 education hours summit workshop) of quality continuing education at the sixth annual Texas EMS Educators Summit. The 2020 speaker lineup includes Lance Villers, Jeff Jarvis, Paul Rosenberger, William Leggio, and more. Registration for attendees includes a Welcome Reception on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, plus light snacks and breaks on Friday and Saturday.

Registration Options and Fees

Texas EMS Educator Summit: The Texas EMS Educators Summit is scheduled for Friday, April 24th from 1:00 pm – 6:35 pm and Saturday, April 25th from 8:00 am – 5: 30 pm.

Registration Fees: Registration fees for the 2020 Texas EMS Educators Summit are $285 ($250 for Texas Association of EMS Educators members) if registered by March 20, 2020. Registration fees increase to $330 ($295 for members) on March 21, 2020. Membership sign-up is available through the Texas Association of EMS Educators website or as an option on the Texas EMS Educators Summit online registration form. Online registration will close on Thursday, April 16, 2020. Additional educational and networking opportunites offered at the 2020 Summit are the DSHS Coordinator Course and 5 Ways to Improve Your EMS Classes TODAY presented by Dan Limmer.

Payment: Payment of registration fees may be made by credit card or check. Credit card payments are accepted through the online registration system.

To pay by check, make checks payable to: Sladek Conference Services, Inc.

Send checks to: Sladek Confernce Services, Inc., PO Box 187, Lampasas, TX 76550.  No registrations by check or PO will be accepted after March 31, 2020.

Refunds: Refunds may be requested through March 27, 2020, subject to a 20% administrative fee. No refunds will be given after March 27, 2020.

Terms and Conditions: By registering for the Texas EMS Educators Summit, attendees agree to the following Terms and Conditions. With registration you agree to have your likeness reproduced in any summit publications. Conferees assume all risk incidental to participation in all onsite activities, loss or damage to property, and release management, its employees and agents against all claims.

Summit Agenda

Coordinator Course: The DSHS Coordinator Course is scheduled for Wednesday, April 22nd from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm and Thrusday, April 23rd from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm. Registration fees are $800 if registered by March 20, 2020. $900 after March 20, 2020. Registraition fees include all course materials plus Thursday lunch, snacks, and breaks.

Course Description: DSHS will hold the 2020 Coordinator Course in conjunction with the Texas EMS Educator Summit. Candidates should be prepared for two fast paced and intense days of classroom instruction to prepare to become a Course Coordinator. The occupational licensing exam will be offered at the end of the course for those who successfully attend and complete the full course. You are encouraged to review the requirements for certification listed below before you register for the course or apply for certification; you will be asked to attest that you have reviewed and meet the requirements for certification when registering for the course. The DSHS certification process is listed below.

EMS Course Coordinator rule can be found at: EMS Rule §157.43

Certification Application Process:

1. Must be a Texas EMS Instructor.

2. Applications for Course Coordinator certification will be taken through DSHS online application system. No paper applications will be accepted.

3. Applicants must upload all required documentation online when applying. Documents must be in PDF format, no larger than 5MB in size, and not have a name longer than 16 characters. There is no limit on the number of attachments you may have.

4. No applications or money will be taken onsite.

5. Application fees are non-refundable.

6. Please ensure you have a valid email and telephone number. Most communication will be sent by email.

The Texas EMS Educator Summit will handle course registration. Any questions about the course should be directed to your local EMS Field Office or EMS Specialist. A light lunch will be provided on Thursday April 23rd. Water and some light snacks will be provided during course breaks. You are encouraged to bring anything special you may need, should you have specific dietary requirements.

Summit Workshop: Five Ways to Improve Your EMS Classes Today; presented by Daniel LImmer, AS, LP, I/C.  The workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 24th from 9:00 am – noon. Registration fees are $125.

Course Description: Everyone wants to improve their classroom techniques. Many educator presentations claim to help, but are largely theoretical. You are left energized–but with no direction once you are back in the classroom. This workshop is different. Students are immersed in a hands-on presentation for these 5 classroom concepts:

1. Pathophysiology – How to explain and relate pathophysiology to patient presentation.

2. Critical thinking/differential diagnosis – Developing critical thinking and differential diagnostic habits in your students.

3. Case-based learning – Using case-based and sequential case-based learning in EMS classrooms.

4. Problem-based learning (PBL) – Relate PBL to EMS and develop problem-based exercises.

5. NREMT-style item writing – Use a 5-step process to create exam items more like NREMT questions.

Each concept will be presented in detail with examples. Students will then break into groups to develop and share dynamice classroom activities. At the end of the workshop students will have both the ability and materials to use these techniques immediately.