Virginia EMS Symposium


The 41st Annual Virginia EMS Symposium

“An Education for Life”
November 3–7, 2021
Norfolk Waterside Marriott
Sheraton Norfolk Waterside
Hilton Norfolk The Main
Norfolk, Virginia

The International Board of Specialty Certification will be offering mobile exam delivery in conjunction with the Virginia EMS Symposium.  All IBSC exams – including the new DICO-C certification – will be offered Saturday, November 6th from 0800-1200.  Register for the exam at – the deadline to register for this exam is Friday, October 22, 2021. 

Save the Date for Future EMS Symposiums!

Nov. 9-13, 2022 | Nov. 8-12, 2023

Registration is open for the 2021 Virginia EMS Symposium!

The Virginia EMS Symposium is one of the largest and most comprehensive EMS training events in the country! This five-day training event helps EMS providers fulfill their continuing education needs, with more than 300 classes and various course tracks. These courses are also applicable for nurses and physicians.

Registration – Registration for the 2021 Virginia EMS Symposium is open now through Oct. 1, 2021. You can log into your online account to view or print your schedule and make changes to your banquet ticket information.

Symposium Sponsorship – Become a sponsor of the 2021 Virginia EMS Symposium and help to provide an “Education for Life.” In order to make the Virginia EMS Symposium program successful and to keep costs low for our EMS providers, we need your support!

General Information – Information on registration, lodging, parking, important policies and more!

Continuing Education Information – Information on available continuing education credits at this year’s symposium. 

Downloads – Download all files, including the Course Catalog, paper registration and forms for the 2021 Virginia EMS Symposium.

Symposium Courses – A searchable listing of courses by day and time including descriptions and CE credit information.

Exhibit Hall Information – Information on exhibit hall hours and a listing of vendors.

Symposium Faculty – Faculty members for the 2021 Virginia EMS Symposium.

Symposium Committees – Listing of the symposium Program and Steering Committees.

Special Events On-site event information at this year’s symposium.

Getting to Norfolk

Norfolk Waterside Marriott
235 East Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Directions >>

Course Presentations:

2021 Virginia EMS Symposium Call for Presentations is CLOSED – Please note that due to costs, all out of state speakers are expected to present a minimum of four 1 hour classes or the equivalent.  Virginia speakers should expect to do two classes at a minimum.