December 4, 2018 The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) has several inspiring and informative presentations lined up for its 2019 Annual Meeting, which will take place January 7-12 in Austin, Texas. The conference will reunite its keynote speaker, former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, with the first responders who resuscitated him after his cardiac arrest in November 2017. The 2019 Annual Meeting is an important part of NAEMSP’s efforts to educate EMS personnel on the latest advances and best practices in out-of-hospital emergency care. Emergency medical care experts from across the United States will cover important issues such as: School Shootings & Pediatric Trauma Affirming EMS Care for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Patients Integration of Public Health in EMS Rural EMS: Community Physician Response “The NAEMSP Annual Meeting brings together EMS professionals from different disciplines and backgrounds and provides them the best information available,” says Brent Myers, NAEMSP president. “Everyone in the EMS community should attend whether you are an EMS physician, EMS officer, EMS educator or EMS front line provider.” EMS physicians and non-physician professionals are invited to the two-day preconference EMS Quality Improvement and Safety Workshop, which will kick off the second occurrence of a year-long online course. Other popular preconference workshops, including the NAEMSP® National EMS Medical Directors Course and Practicum®, Out-of-Hospital Critical Procedure Cadaver Lab and Operational Canine: Point of Injury Medical Care for EMS Medical Directors, will also return in 2019. Registration is available on the NAEMSP website. NAEMSP is comprised of physicians and EMS professionals dedicated to providing leadership and fostering excellence in the subspecialty of EMS medicine and out-of-hospital care. NAEMSP is a leading healthcare advocate, most recently securing the passage of the Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act. For media registration, please email the completed press registration form to Meagan Comerford, NAEMSP Communications Director, at Meagan@naemsp.org or call her at 847-686-2378.