International Round Table on Community Paramedicine to be held online
The two-day program will feature sessions on topics such as mental health, telemedicine and community paramedicine in rural areas
By Laura French
UNITED KINGDOM — The Community Paramedicine Association and Registry announced that the International Round Table on Community Paramedicine will be held online through video conferencing March 18-19.
The two-day meeting was originally scheduled to take place at a conference center in the United Kingdom but was moved to an online format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants will use the video conferencing platform Zoom to join virtual sessions presented by EMS and healthcare professionals from around the globe.
Session topics include:
- Community Paramedics Tackle Mental Health Crisis, hosted by Community Paramedic Supervisor Kevin Creek from Eagle County (Colo.) Paramedic Services
- Germany’s first community paramedic system and the role of telemedicine, hosted by Dr. Nils Jacobsen, deputy chief of telemedicine services at the University of Oldenburg
- Key intervention points for the efficient work-role transition to community paramedicine practice, hosted by David Long, Ph.D., from Queensland University of Technology in Australia
- The Advanced Paramedic Practitioner Primary & Urgent Care Programme in London Ambulance Service, hosted by Georgette Eaton, clinical practice development manager – advanced paramedic practitioners (urgent care) at London Ambulance Service NHS Trust, and
- The evolution of community paramedicine programs: providing care in rural and remote communities, hosted by Paramedic Association of Canada Executive Director Pierre Poirier
The event will open on Wednesday, March 18 at 16:00 GMT (9 a.m. PT/11 a.m. CT/12 p.m. ET).
See more information about the round table and a link to the full program on the Community Paramedicine Association and Registry website.