Global EMS Community Looks to NAEMSP for Medical Director Training

October 10, 2018

The National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) has been invited to provide international medical director training at DevelopingEM 2018. EMS medical directors from across the United States will teach the NAEMSP International Medical Directors Overview Course on December 2, 2018. The one-day pre-conference workshop will focus on enhancing physicians’ expertise in real-world EMS issues.
 
DevelopingEM is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the practical delivery of emergency medicine and critical care education. Its 2018 conference will take place December 3-6 in Fiji, where it will sponsor local practitioners to attend with a ratio of one sponsored delegate for every two paid registrants. With its International Medical Directors Overview Course, NAEMSP aims to help medical directors on a global level understand how EMS functions within the broader emergency care system.
 
“NAEMSP brings a breadth of real-world experience to DevelopingEM’s critical mission of providing meaningful training to medical professionals in developing regions,” says Brent Myers, NAEMSP president. “We are honored to have the opportunity to help support the global EMS community.”
 
The workshop will be led by Dr. Joelle Donofrio, DO, associate medical director for San Diego Fire-Rescue and EMS medical director for Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego; Dr. Jeremiah Escajeda, who is the medical director for several EMS agencies in the Pittsburgh area, associate medical director for Pittsburgh EMS and the NAEMSP Education Committee Chair; and Jane Brice, MD, MPH, associate medical director for Orange County EMS and the immediate past president of NAEMSP.
 
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.

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