Can’t make it to EMS World Expo?
Don’t worry, you can still experience elements of the show from afar
EMS1 reports annually from the EMS World Expo conference, offering takeaways from educational sessions, product announcements and updates from the Expo floor. Catch our coverage here.
Every year, EMS1 reviews the latest research, emerging techniques and newly debuted products exhibited at EMS World Expo. This year’s show will be held in Orlando October 10-14.
Read expert analysis from educational sessions and find the latest product announcements here.
These shows are bucket list events for many paramedics and EMTs. However, many will be unable to attend due to budget constraints, scheduling conflicts or uncertainty over travel.
For those of you who are unable to attend EMS World Expo 2022, you can tamp down the FOMO (fear of missing out), as there are ways to stay connected to the action. Here are a few ideas:
1. FOLLOW THE EVENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA
A quick search will reveal EMS World Expo hashtags. You can already see the conversation underway at #EMSWorldExpo and #EMSWorldExpo2022. Plus, check out how presenters and exhibitors are drumming up interest in the show. Some examples:
We hope everyone at EMS World Expo has a great week! We also want to congratulate EMT Eldon Headrick on being named NAEMT’s EMT of the Year. Eldon will be honored for his service to the profession this evening during the opening ceremony. #EMSWorldExpo pic.twitter.com/lFOySpFj1b— Crestline Coach (@CrestlineCoach) October 10, 2022
Come see Eileen Bulger MD FACS, Peter Fischer MD MS NRP, and Ron Lawler NRP present “The New 2021 Field Triage Guidelines: Who, What, and Why” at the EMS World Expo on Thursday, October 13th from 4:15pm-5:15pm EDT. @NAEMT_ and @NREMT pic.twitter.com/CtVFfb9JUf— ACS COT (@acsTrauma) October 10, 2022
The FlightBridgeED team will be at EMS World next week, hosting a mechanical ventilation workshop and a two-day review course!— FlightBridgeED (@FlightBridgeED) October 4, 2022
Make sure to also stop by the expo hall and grab some FlightBridgeED swag!! See you in Orlando😎 pic.twitter.com/KEWFVoRihN
Who's attending the 2022 EMS World Expo next week in Orlando?— NEMSIS (@NEMSISTAC) October 7, 2022
NEMSIS TAC Program Director Julianne Ehlers is!
10/13 What’s New in NEMSIS v3.5: The Benefits and Impact of Updating the EMS Data Standard
10/14 Improving Data Quality and Usability: The Untapped Value of EMS Data pic.twitter.com/yu0xbZoIWb
Pro tip: Not everyone remembers to use the hashtag so searching “EMS World,” "EMS World Expo" or similar keywords or presenter names will elicit posts as well.
2. SEEK OUT SIMILAR CONTENT
Once you’ve identified the content you’re most interested in exploring, start seeking out similar articles and videos. EMS World Expo 2022 will feature sessions on a wide variety of topics, including pediatrics, trauma, pharmacology, mental health, recruitment and retention, and more. Search EMS1’s topic page for information on these and many other topics.
Plus, some EMS1 columnists and contributors are speaking at this year’s event. Check out their work for related educational information and follow our coverage of the show here:
- Andrea S. Abbas, MS, NRP, IC, CP-C
- Kevin Crocker, LP, FACPE
- Remle P. Crowe, PhD, NREMT
- Rommie L. Duckworth, BS, LP
- Michael S. Gerber, MPH, NRP
- Arthur Hsieh, MA, NRP
- Rob Lawrence
- Casey B. Patrick, MD, FAEMS
- Stephen R. Wirth
- Matthew S. Zavadsky, MS-HSA, NREMT
3. CONNECT WITH PRESENTERS
Reach out to presenters whom you would have liked to see at the show, particularly if you have specific questions that you would have asked in the in-person session. Connect on LinkedIn or follow them on social media to glean information from their sessions or associated training.
Check out the full list of EMS World Expo sessions here.
4. ATTEND VIRTUAL EVENTS
Not all shows offer virtual events, so you’ll want to keep tabs on the show’s event information page to learn which events or presentations, if any, will be available to livestream – or for on-demand viewing after the show. Keep in mind that while some events may not be livestreamed, event sponsors or groups might choose to live-tweet from an event, keeping you up to date on the action.
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5. VISIT VENDOR WEBSITES, HEADQUARTERS OR DISTRIBUTOR SITES
You may not be able to make it to EMS World Expo, but can you visit exhibitors after the show? Perhaps some of the companies you wanted to visit are located closer to your department than Orlando, and it would be an easier trek to hit the road for individual visits. Remember to make appointments with these companies so they are prepared to show you the goods.
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You may not be able to attend the show this year, so start planning now for next year. Block off your calendar, ask your supervisor about the steps necessary to attend the show, and start saving those pennies. It’s always great to connect with your peers, but when that’s not in the cards, at least you have some solid strategies to stay connected and continue learning.