Texas EMS Conference 2013
Preconference: November 22-24
Fort Worth, Texas
Deadline for all presentation forms: March 11, 2013
Please read these instructions carefully, as Texas EMS Conference has made significant changes to the education schedule and presenter honoraria.
Texas EMS Conference is seeking lecture presentations that fall into one of several areas of focus. Within each specialty area, we also expect to cover the range of continuing education categories. For example, a lecture that covers injuries at high school football games would be placed in the “Sports events” area, with recommended CE in patient assessment and trauma.
Areas of focus and number of lectures needed for Monday, November 25
|State of the science*
Areas of focus and number of lectures needed for Tuesday, November 26
|Medical director/emergency nursing
|Educators, Administration, Research
Wednesday, November 27, lectures
Some classes will have content geared to more than one focus area: presenters are encouraged to choose the one that best fits the intention of the lecture. Conference staff may re-assign focus areas as needed. The number of lectures for each focus area is subject to change based on available submissions. Not sure where your lecture might fit? Email us.
Hands-On Specialty Workshops
Texas EMS conference is seeking intense, hands-on sessions that involve a high level of clinical practice. These workshops should be in the style of a mini preconference class or a skills-focused lab session; they should not be extra-long lectures. For example, a workshop could offer intubation practice utilizing manikins or animal airways.
- Workshops last from one to three hours and offer sufficient instruction and practice to meet continuing education criteria.
- The lead presenter should indicate an approximate cost, including honoraria and supplies, for presenting the workshop. The total workshop budget will affect selection.
- The maximum number of students will be decided by the presenter(s); each student should be able to participate in the hands-on practice and the approximate cost should reflect equipment and supplies for the number of students indicated.
- Presenters must furnish any specialty equipment other than the audio-visual materials indicated on the Workshop form.
- Workshops may be presented twice; how many times a workshop is presented will depend on length and subject matter.
- Preference will be given to workshops with clinical content or content that is not easily obtained elsewhere.
- Texas EMS Conference intends to offer these workshops at no additional charge to the attendee; however, individual workshop budgets may require additional attendee surcharges.
Preconference classes will be held on Friday through Sunday before the conference and range in length from four to 24 hours (three 8-hour days). As in years past, preconference classes may offer specialty certificates or be in-depth studies of unique topics. Preconference classes are chosen based on relevant topics or specialty practice sessions, but expenses are also used as a deciding factor. Total cost to the student must not be so high as to discourage participation. Presenters must furnish any specialty equipment other than the audio-visual materials indicated on the Preconference Class form.
One-hour lectures: $500 will be offered for each 50-minute lecture presented. All presenters and assistants will receive complimentary conference registration. The honorarium is to be shared among all presenters and assistants as indicated by the lead presenter on the One-Hour Lecture form. The $500 honorarium is intended to cover all expenses.
Hand-on specialty workshops: To be determined based on total workshop budget. Budget to be negotiated based on expenses and honoraria requested. All presenters and assistants will receive complimentary conference registration.
Preconference classes: To be determined based on total class budget. Budget to be negotiated based on expenses and honoraria requested. All presenters and assistants will receive complimentary conference registration.
If you have questions about the honoraria or how calculate workshop and preconference costs, please email us.
Call for Presentation Form Instructions
Anyone interested in presenting at Texas EMS Conference must complete one of the PDF forms below and submit it for consideration. Forms must be received electronically by March 11, 2013. A volunteer committee will choose presentations based on content and budget considerations. For more information, email us.
- All submissions must be returned electronically using one of the attached forms. Only presentations submitted on these forms will be considered. A separate form must be submitted for each presentation. Once the form is complete, save the file and attach it in an email to EMSProposals@dshs.state.tx.us.
- Examples of presentation descriptions and biography sections should be reviewed.
- One-hour lecture presentations should use the One-Hour Lecture form; please put “Call for Lectures 2013” in the subject line of your email.
- Hands-on specialty workshop presentations should use the Hands-On Specialty Workshop form; please put “Call for Workshops 2013” in the subject line of your email.
- Preconference classes should use the Preconference Class form; please put “Call for Preconference 2013” in the subject line of your email.
- Preconference classes will be selected by March 20, 2013. Lectures and workshops will be selected in June. Once the selections have been made, conference staff will contact the lead presenter to confirm participation and discuss specific details, including special needs, books and handouts.
- Scheduling of all presentations usually occurs in September.
Click here to download the One-Hour Lectures form
Click here to download the Hands-On Specialty Workshop form
Click here to download the Preconference Class form
Have questions? Send us an email.
* Case studies lectures describe one or two individual events that illustrate a standard of care.
* State of the science lectures focus on new or cutting-edge techniques, protocols or treatments.
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