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2021 GEMSA providers & Educators Conference 

Thanks for coming!  CE Certificates will be emailed out by Nov. 1.  Watch for those coming soon.

October 8-12, 2021

Conference Location:
Jekyll Island Convention Center
75 Beachview Dr N, Jekyll Island, GA 31527
A variety of hotel options and rates are available.  See our hotel page.

Preconference Options: Oct. 8-10
Conference Days: Oct. 10 at noon to Oct. 12 at noon

The Georgia EMS Association encourages you to come to join us at the beach for the 35th Annual GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference. We believe you are going to find the educational experience at this conference to be both enjoyable and rewarding.  In addition, we hope you take advantage of some of the great features Jekyll Island has to offer.

This event is still moving forward as an in-person event. The GEMSA Board is continuing to track data and will be meeting weekly to assess the situation.  Please review considerations below and the strategies we will be implementing in order to ensure the safety of our attendees.

As of 9/13/21, the plans for the conference include:

  1. The board highly recommends masks for activities indoors and distancing as much as possible no matter your vaccination status. The room setups will allow for distancing as much as possible.
  2. Sanitation efforts will include the convention center following CDC guidelines for serving food, hand sanitizer stations, and sanitizing meeting spaces with Bioesque products between sessions.
  3. More flexible registration and cancellation options are now available.  The earlybird deadline and cancellation deadlines have been extended to Sept. 29.  Also, the fee for cancellation has been reduced to $25 from $50 in order to still cover the fees for processing. For registrations after Sept. 29, we cannot guarantee you will get a conference t-shirt.
  4. If you feel sick, stay home.  If you have the symptoms of COVID-19 and/or any variant, please stay home.  All COVID cancellations after Sept. 29 will be reviewed by the board on a case by case basis. All requests can be sent to Mary Napier
  5. The pre-conference session, "Updates in Pediatric Burn Care" scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 10 has been cancelled.  The rest of the conference will proceed as planned.


Download the brochure here

The brochure has an agenda, information on pre-conference workshops, session descriptions, speaker bios, hotel options, and more! 



Please note: members must login in the upper right to view the member prices.   (If you don't have a password, go to the login screen and click on "forgot my password". This will e-mail you instructions on how to create one.) If you have trouble, contact the GEMSA office.

The Farm Medic 2-day course has a few spots left.  A separate registration is required here.

Golf Tournament - Oct. 9

Join us at Jekyll Island Golf Club for a fun round of golf on Saturday, October 9, 2021 before the 2021 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference kicks off on Sunday.   We will play a 4-person scramble with tee times starting at 9 am.  Learn more and register here.

Conference Deadlines

Early Registration - Sept. 29, 2021

Price increases by $50 on September 29

Payment Deadline - Sept. 29, 2021

Please note that payments must be received in the GEMSA office by Sept. 29 to confirm your attendance at the conference. You can pay online or mail a payment.

If you don’t pay online, please mail a copy of your registration information with payment to be received by GEMSA by Sept. 29 to:

386 River Point Drive
McDonough, GA 30252

Online Registration Deadline - Sept. 29, 2021

After Sept. 29 you must register on-site.

Conference Rates 

2021 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference -
Sun., Oct. 10-Tues., oct. 12

$225 - GEMSA Member
$275 - Non Members
     (nonmember rates includes 1 year of GEMSA membership in the
       Providers or Educators Division)
$150 - Student (must submit Instructor Confirmation)

Pre-conference Workshops - oct. 8-10

Times and prices vary.  See brochure or online registration form for details.  

Day Rates - Members & Nonmembers

$75 - Sunday, Oct. 10
$150 - Monday, Oct. 11
$75 - Tuesday, Oct. 12

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in either writing or online by Sept. 29, 2021 will receive a refund less a $25 administrative fee.

Hotel - Make reservations

There are no hotels connected to the Convention Center, however, there are lots of lodging options available on Jekyll Island.  We have negotiated room blocks with several hotels to fit a variety of budgets and types of rooms needed. 

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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