Conference Overview

Leadership Track: August 10-12
Emerging Leaders Track: August 10
Billing/Coding Course: August 11

Registration Information

Registration will begin in January 2020.

Hotel Information

TEMSA has secured a special rate at the Horseshoe Bay Resort:

  • $169 for a resort guest room.
  • $219 for a one-bedroom palm villa
  • $319 for a two-bedroom palm villa.

TEMSA will release reservation details in January 2020.

Leadership Track

Monday, August 10
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. 
TEMSA’s Year in Review
Jeff Mincy (Coryell Memorial EMS)

9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. 
Clinical Innovation
Speakers TBA

10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.   
Break with Exhibitors

11:10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.   
Dealing with an Active Shooter
Speaker TBA

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Expanded Roles in EMS
EMS agencies are expanding the scope of their paramedics to increase the value they bring to their communities and give medics an opportunity to develop personally and professionally.

1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Medical Director Panel
Speakers TBA

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. 
Break with Exhibitors

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Can’t Beat the Ride
What ambulance is right for your agency? Or is there one option that fits? Updates on new vehicle standards.

4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.     
Texas Division of Emergency Management
Nim Kidd

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception

Tuesday, August 11
8:00 a.m. – 8:40 a.m. 
Breakfast Discussions

8:40 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 
Public Policy for EMS
Speakers TBA

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.   
Break with Exhibitors

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
Medicare’s ET3 Model
Participating agencies will provide a review.

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
EMS Accreditation
An overview of CAAS, ACE and CCMP. What is the value?

11:40 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Lunch Keynote
Speaker TBA

12:10 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lightning Rounds
Topics TBA

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Human Trafficking
Speakers TBA

3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Enjoy the Resort

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
TEMSA Dinner

Wednesday, August 12
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Economics of EMS
Doug Hooten (MedStar Mobile Healthcare), Dudley Wait (Southwest Texas RAC) & Ernesto Rodriguez (Austin-Travis County EMS)

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Resiliency, Peer Assist & Substance Abuse in EMS
Speakers TBA

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break with Exhibitors

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Open Forum
Rural, Suburban & Urban Panel Discussions

Emerging Leaders Track

Monday, August 10
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Congratulations, You’re Now the Director! Now What?
Assess your new agency by identifying key indicators and determining how to plan your first month. A look at HR, DEA, DSHS and the alphabet soup that affects your agency.

9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Budget, Budget, Budget
No matter the size or type of agency, managing a budget is key. What does it look like, how do I create one, and how do I use the numbers to better manage the agency?

10:40 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
TEMSA’s Leadership Track

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Politics: How Does It Affect EMS?
Local, state, and federal laws and regulations affect every aspect of an EMS operation. This program will discuss the political structure and processes and include tips on engaging elected officials.

1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Establishing and Nurturing a Relationship with Your Medical Director
Having the right medical director can affect the morale of your staff and the quality of care that you provide to patients. We’ll discuss how to find the right fit and engage successfully with the physicians who, ultimately, have a huge stake in what happens in the field.

2:40 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
Break with Exhibitors

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Grants: Where to Find Them
Grant dollars are growing harder to find, but they are out available. You’ll find out where to look, how to apply, and what it can mean for your EMS operation.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Employees: Getting Them on the Same Page, Recruitment, and Retention
Speakers TBA

Billing/Coding Course

Tuesday, August 11
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Gail Atnip – Novitas
Brian Werfel – Werfel & Werfel, PLLC

Program Committee

Michael Furrh, Colorado County EMS (Co-Chair)
Butch Oberhoff, Acadian Ambulance (Co-Chair)

Jason Albert, Fort Bend County EMS
Jeff Mincy, Coryell Memorial EMS (TEMSA President)
Jamie Praslicka, Angleton Area Emergency Medical Corps


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