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GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference - Call for presentations - 2024

October 14-17, 2024
Jekyll Island, GA

Preconference: Oct. 14 & 15 | Conference Days: Oct. 15-17

GEMSA invites those interested in contributing to EMS in Georgia to submit proposals for presentation for the 2024 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference scheduled for Oct. 15-18, 2024 in Jeykll Island, GA.

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 19, 2024

SUBMIT: Submissions must be submitted online using the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM HERE. 

You will complete the online form, attach the required materials, and submit. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

Items required on the submission form:

  • Presentation title, description, and objectives
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Short bio (100 word maximum)
  • Publicity photo (jpg, 300 dpi)
If you have more than one presentation, you only need to submit the online form once. With your submission, you can upload additional session information as needed.  Or you can send additional presentations with titles, descriptions and objectives to

Questions? Contact Mary Napier at

Potential EMS Educator topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • New and innovative ways to teach EMS education
  • Ways to re-energize our EMS educators
  • Teaching for the new students coming in
  • Different learning styles and how to overcome them to teach all students
  • and more.

Potential Provider topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • Pre-Hospital Ultrasound
  • Autism Awareness – Communication strategies with special needs patients
  • The Future of Artificial Intelligence in EMS
  • Pulmonary Embolism – Identification, Classification, and definitive care
  • Interventional Neurology – Redefining Treatment Windows and Treatments
  • Cerebellar Stroke
  • Video Laryngoscopy versus Direct Laryngoscopy
  • Mitigating transfusion reactions in blood product administration
  • Firearms take over as #1 cause of traumatic death in pediatric and adolescent population
  • Suicide surpasses Line of Duty Deaths
  • Mandatory overtime and the death of morale
  • Extended Wall Times at Hospitals, and strategies to overcome

Conference Information

The Georgia EMS Association encourages you to join us at the beach for the 38th Annual GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference.

We believe you are going to find this premier educational experience to be both enjoyable and rewarding as a speaker and attendee. 

Call for Presentations

The deadline to submit proposals is January 15, 2024 for the 2024 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference. All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Committee. They will be evaluated by the following guidelines:

  • Practical application of material;
  • Relevance to EMS in Georgia;
  • Timely or innovative topic;
  • Clearly identified objectives;
  • Overall quality & well-defined focus;
  • Availability; and
  • Type of Session.

Proposals that are not complete will not be considered. Notifications will be sent out after the review process has been completed.

Speaker Benefits

If your presentation is selected, you contribute to the advancement of your profession and you gain visibility and recognition as a leader in EMS.

Compensation - National Speakers

National speakers are from more than 350 miles of the conference location (Jekyll Island, GA) and present four or more lectures throughout the conference. Compensation is as follows:

  • Lodging, meals and travel are covered by GEMSA.
  • Speakers are given a full conference registration.
  • National speakers are also compensated a mutually agreed upon amount by GEMSA in addition to the above.

Compensation - Regional Speakers

Regional speakers are from Georgia or within 350 miles of the conference location (Jekyll Island, GA) and present one or two sessions. GEMSA does not pay regional speakers for their presentation, but compensation is as follows:

  • Presenters traveling 90 miles (one way) or greater receive one night hotel for each day speaking at the conference and a full conference registration.
  • Presenters traveling less than 90 miles (one way) receive a mileage stipend as specified at the current IRS mileage rate and a full conference registration.

The mission of the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.

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