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An estimated 4,500 delegated are expected in Salt Lake City Feb. 23-25 for the 36th EMS Today Conference and Exposition at the Calvin L. Rampton Salt Palace Convention Center.

Sponsored by business-to-business publishing company PennWell Corp. and its Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS), the event comes to Utah for the first time and is expected to generate more than $4 million in direct delegate spending to Salt Lake and the state of Utah, according to figures generated by the University of Utah’s Bureau of Economic and Business Research (BEBR). 

“PennWell Corp. is thrilled to host EMS Today Conference and Exposition in Salt Lake City,” said MaryBeth DeWitt, senior vice president and group publisher of PennWell’s Public Safety Group. “We look forward to another year of record-breaking attendance and providing our conference attendees the opportunity to learn, network and engage with their EMS peers and premier experts in the industry over the course of the event.”

The event will feature over 200 sessions and workshops, nearly 200 speakers and more than 220 opportunities for delegates to earn continuing education credit. The exposition with have more than 250 exhibitors. The event is open to the public with registration. First responders, educators, supervisors/managers, medical directors and those in the public safety and emergency management fields would benefit from attending, organizers said.

The event begins Feb. 23 with opening ceremonies and a keynote address from Elizabeth Smart, who will present her compelling story and advice to emergency response personnel on what to look for when interfacing with suspected abduction victims in the field.

The conference will highlight nine tracks: “Basics of Clinical Care,” “Advanced Clinical Practice,” “Community Paramedicine,” “Managing Dynamic and Active Threats/Mass Casualty Incidents,” “Eagles and Street Medicine Society,” “Leadership,” “Operations,” “Rescue Practices” and “Special Topics.” 

During the JEMS Games, EMS teams from across the globe will compete on a course that includes many different EMS-related obstacles to test their skills.

Further information is available at EMSToday.com