Registration for the 2015 Vermont Healthcare and EMS Preparedness Conference has now closed.
Please join us for the 2015 Vermont Healthcare and EMS Preparedness Conference, sponsored by the Vermont Department of Health. The conference will be held at the Hotel Jay and Conference Center at Jay Peak Resort, Vermont on October 22-25, 2015.
Emergency medical service providers from across New England are invited to attend educational sessions, hands-on workshops, and a tradeshow expo. This year's conference will feature four full days of conference presentations, keynotes and plenary sessions. Continuing education credit for Nurses and Emergency Medical Service providers will be available. The conference schedule will follow a similar pattern to previous years, with Thursday, October 22 focusing on healthcare preparedness, Friday, October 23 focusing on trauma, and Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25 featuring a mix of disaster preparedness, clinical and other topics. Post Conference workshops will be held on October 26 and October 27.
A special Saturday Evening event will include a showing of the documentary Freedom House Street Saviors followed by an opportunity to speak with the filmmaker and original Freedom House paramedics. This event is open to all conference attendees, and their friends and family. Please RSVP your attendance on your conference registration form.
Freedom House Street Saviors - In 1967 starting as an improbably poverty experiment, 26 hardcore unemployable black men were recruited from the inner city streets of Pittsburgh and trained to become the first paramedics in the United States. They were known as the "Freedom House" paramedics and were the pride of the Hill District. We follow these black paramedic pioneers, with their passionate and emotional stories, into housing projects, shooting galleries and into the homes of affluent whites. Freedom House Street Saviors documentary tells a poignant and proud history of accomplishment and betrayal during a turbulent time in America's history. View the trailer here.