North Dakota EMS Association 

The 2018 Management Conference is scheduled for June 4-5, 2018. The schedule is will be completed in late April.

2018 EMS Management Conference

June 4-5, 2018
Bismarck Ramada Hotel


Brochure Download:

Click Here

2017 Conference Schedule:

Monday, June 5th

 10:00am to 12:30pm "Training Officer Workshop for EMS Agency Training Officers and Squad Leaders" - Kelli Sears

 Assembly Hall

 12:00pm to 1:00pm
 On Site Conference Registration and Check In

 Assembly Hall Foyer 

 1:00pm to 2:00pm
 Opening General Session - Panel of North Dakota EMS Leaders

West Heritage Room

   "Challenges Facing our EMS System Today"  
 2:15pm to 3:30pm
 "Workforce Safety & Insurance Programs and Coverage Information" - LaVal Eberhart & Sara Cote

Assembly Hall

   "Working with Jerks" - Jon Politis         East Heritage Room       
 3:45pm to 5:00pm
 "Is Your Community Cardiac Ready" - Shila Thorson           Assembly Hall
   "Practical HIPAA Compliance for Rural EMS" - Ken Reed
        East Heritage Room
 5:30pm to 7:00pm
 General Session and Dinner - Jon Politis
"Are You A Boss That People Want to Quit?

        West Heritage Room


Tuesday, June 6th

 7:15am to 8:30am
 Continental Breakfast Provided - Networking

Assembly Hall Foyer

 8:00am to 9:15am
 “EMS Billing and Reimbursement” – Neil Frame (No CEU’s)
        Assembly Hall



 "How Much EMS Does Your Community Need" - Ken Reed

East Heritage Room

 9:30am to 10:45am
 "Documentation Best Practices" - Neil Frame

Assembly Hall

   "You Can't Fire Me, I'm A....(Employee or Volunteer)" - Jon Politis        

East Heritage Room

 11:00am to 12:30pm

 General Session and Lunch
 Special Presentation:  "Strengthen ND" & "ND Association of Nonprofit Organizations" 

 "Leadership - Making the Transition from Social to Business" - Ken Reed


West Heritage Room

 12:45pm to 2:00pm
 "Quality Improvement Program for EMS Systems" - Dr. Jeff Sather        Assembly Hall
   "Stop Eating Our Young - Mentorship for Rural EMS" - Ken Reed        

East Heritage Room

 2:15pm to 3:30pm
 Closing General Session - Jon Politis
 "EMS Workforce Issues Today"


West Heritage Room


Tuesday June 5th Lunch Special Presentation Information


Click Here for the 2017 session descriptions

2017 Presenters Include:

 LaVal Eberhart and Sara Cote
 WSI Staff Members

 Neil Frame


 Operations Manager - Metro Area Ambulance Service, Bismarck/Mandan
 Jon Politis  Emergency Services Education - Colonie, NY

 Ken Reed


 Director - Rugby EMS
 Dr. Jeff Sather     
 Chief of Medicine - Trinity Health, Minot and ND State EMS Medical Director
 Kelli Sears
 North Dakota State EMS Training Coordinator
 Shila Thorson
 Division of EMS - State Cardiac and Stroke Coordinator

The complete presenter biographies and photos is found within the 2017 conference brochure


Is your service represented at the 2017 EMS Management Conference?  Someone from your service area attending?  Don't see your city on the list....plan on registering today!!

 Cavalier Milnor Minot Hettinger
 Jamestown Grand Forks
 Ashley Aberdeen, SD
 Mott Mina, SD
 Berthold Mohall
 Hazen Oakes Esmond Bowdon
 Hebron Wahpeton Trenton Dickinson
 Powers Lake McHenry Cooperstown Valley City



The registration fee is $75.00 to cover the costs of meals, snacks, and facility rental.  All other costs are provided through a grant from the ND Flex Program.   A registration fee of $100.00 will apply for those who register on-site at the conference.  If you must cancel your registration you can do so prior to 5pm on May 31st. If you are NOT a member of the ND EMS Association the in advance registration fee is $100 and on site is $125.00.  Complete registration details and the cancellation policy can be found in the brochure.

Click here to register for the EMS Conference.


2017 Travel Information:

All conference sessions and room accommodations will be held at the Ramada Bismarck Hotel (near Interstate 94).  Click here to learn more about the Ramada Hotel.  The "NDEMSA" room block will have 50 rooms available the night of June 5th.  Due to the conference starting at noon on June 5th only a limited number of rooms will be available on June 4th.

Room Rate:  $90.00 for a double queen or $100 for a king

Block Name:  Ask for "NDEMSA" rate

Phone:  701-258-7000

Block Expires:  May 29, 2017

Ramada Bismarck

1400 East Interchange Avenue

Bismarck, ND 58501


Ramada Bismarck Location

Some of the materials the attendees will receive include;

* Attendee list

* NDEMSA board contact information

* E.V.E.N.T. and E.M.E.R.G. brochures

* SAVVIK Buying Group information

* National Registry NCCP information

* Rural Assistance Center packet

Much, much more!

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