Lodging and Event Updates for the Virginia EMS Symposium

The 40th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium
November 6 – 10, 2019

Learn more and register online at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/ems-symposium/.
Registration closes October 4, 2019


This Just In – Lodging for the Virginia EMS Symposium:

Additional lodging options have become available for the 2019 Virginia EMS Symposium at the Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown at 227 W. Brambleton Ave., Norfolk, VA.

Click on link below to make your reservation:
Book your group rate – Residence Inn by Marriott Norfolk Downtown: $96 USD per night
Reservation start date: Friday, November 1, 2019 | Reservation end date: November 13, 2019
Last day to book your reservation: October 7, 2019.The group rate for rooms is subject to availability.


You don’t want to miss out on exceptional courses like these offered at this year’s Virginia EMS Symposium!

CAR-402: Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) for Experienced Providers
Course Fee: $100
The goal of the ACLS EP Course is to improve outcomes in complex cardiovascular, respiratory and other (e.g, metabolic, toxicologic) emergencies by expanding on core ACLS guidelines and encouraging critical thinking and decision-making strategies. Through instruction and active participation in case-based scenarios, learners enhance their skills in the differential diagnosis and treatment of pre-arrest, arrest, and post arrest patients. The successful participant will receive an ACLS-EP certification card, which is valid for two (2) years and supersedes a standard ACLS Provider certification.
This course is limited so register early.

HEA-601: GRIN – Group Crisis Intervention and Assisting Individuals in Crisis (ICISF)
Course Fee: $48
This three-day course combines ALL of the content of ICISF’s Assisting Individuals in Crisis & Group Crisis Intervention courses. Crisis Intervention is NOT psychotherapy; rather, it is a specialized acute emergency mental health intervention which requires specialized training. This course will prepare participants to understand a wide range of crisis intervention services for both the individual and for groups.
Please note that the $48 course fee is a change.


Symposium General Sessions:

Sessions are open to all attendees: Please add if not already to your schedule.
Full breakfast menu items will be provided to general session attendees.
All general sessions begin at 8 a.m – 9 a.m.

  • OPE-908: Active Shooter or Active Deadly Threat – An Approach for EMS Agencies
    Instructor: Kevin Ramdayal, FDNY Captain
    Thursday, Nov. 7
  • HEA-610 EMS From Death’s Perspective 1999-2019
    Instructor: Robert Page, Edutainment Consulting and Seminars, LLC

    Friday, Nov. 8
  • HEA-632: “Reconnect with the Why” – Facing Provider Burnout
    Instructor: Randolph Mantooth, Actor
    Saturday, Nov. 9

There are so many exciting events planned for the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Virginia EMS Symposium:

For more information visit: Symposium Events

  • Spirit Night Dinner Cruise
    Wednesday, Nov. 6
    Reservations are required.
  • Thursday Night Dinner Theater with Magician
    Thursday, Nov. 7
    $10/person – Must pay in advance
  • Game Night – Monte Carlo
    Friday, Nov. 8
  • Annual Governor’s EMS Awards Ceremony and Reception
    Featuring Keynote Speaker J.R. Martinez
    Saturday, Nov. 9
    $10/person – Must pay in advance

We want to highlight your agency for the 40th Anniversary Celebration:

The Office of EMS is currently collecting photos taken of your agency over the last 40 years to be displayed at the 40th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium. The photos can be of training events, agency staff, agency facilities/vehicles, etc. If possible, please include the agency name and date of photo.

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 11, 2019. Please submit photos to emstechasst@vdh.virginia.gov.

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