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32nd Annual GEMSA providers & Educators Conference 

September 22-25, 2018
At the Savannah Riverfront Marriott

Preconference: Sept. 22 & 23 | Conference Days: Sept. 23-25

Friday, September 21 - There will be a free Trauma Symposium organized, hosted and funded by the Georgia Trauma Commission. This is a separate event from the conference. To register, visit: or for more information contact Dena Abston at 706-841-2802 or

The Georgia EMS Association encourages you to come to the beautiful city of Savannah, GA, home of the 32nd 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 history this city has to offer; stroll down River Street, or enjoy Tybee Island; taking advantage of the many sites and recreational opportunities that exist on the Georgia coast.

New Session Added on Monday, Sept. 24!  LEADERSHIP SESSION, 10 am - 12 pm

Georgia EMS, A Global Comparison | Speaker: David page

David will begin with an engaging comparison between American and Australian Emergency Medical Services.  Dave will qualify and quantify SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) within the world of Georgia EMS.  Join in an open discussion and debate as Dave shares steps the Australian EMS system took to advance paramedicine and bring parity with other health professionals. Question Dave on challenges and opportunities that differ in the United States compared to other Australian, Canadian and United Kingdom models. Engage in debate on the systematic changes needed to help US prehospital care professionals improve care, education, safety and compensation.

Join us as Georgia EMS Leaders engage in a global discussion. Take advantage of this never before offered opportunity to expand your views, grow your leadership capability and share your important ideas on a global stage.

You must register for a Monday single-day registration or be registered for the full conference to attend this session.  This session is open to all registered attendees, but is geared toward directors and management staff.


Thanks to all our generous sponsors of this event.  

View our current sponsor list here and thank them for their support! 


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

Check back for final updates. 


ONLINE REGISTRATION WILL BE USED FOR ON-SITE REGISTRATIONS.  You can now register online for your on-site registration to save time at the conference.
Registration for pre-con sessions is no longer available after Sept. 5.

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.

Conference Deadlines

Early Registration - Sept. 5, 2018

Price increases by $50 on September 6

Payment Deadline - Sept. 12, 2018

Please note that payments must be received in the GEMSA office by Sept. 12 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. 12 to:

386 River Point Drive
McDonough, GA 30252

Online Registration Deadline - Sept. 12, 2018

After Sept. 12 you must register on-site.

Hotel Conference Rates 

2018 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference - Sun., Sept. 23-Tues., Sept. 25 

$200 - GEMSA Member
$250 - Non Members
     (nonmember rates includes 1 year of GEMSA membership in the
       Providers or Educators Division)

$100 - Student (must submit Instructor Confirmation)

Preconference Workshops - Sat., Sept. 22 & Sun., Sept. 23

Times and prices vary.  See brochure or online registration form for details.
Note: You must register for pre-cons by Sept. 5 and space is limited.

Day Rates - Members & Nonmembers

$75 - Sunday, Sept. 23
$100 - Monday, Sept. 24
$75 - Tuesday, Sept. 25

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in either writing or online by Sept. 5, 2018 will receive a refund less a $40 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS after Sept. 5, 2018.

Hotel - Make reservations

The host hotel in 2018 is:
Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel
100 General McIntosh Blvd., Savannah, Georgia 31401

View more information and a reservation link on our hotel page.

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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