About The Conference

The premier Emergency Care Symposium

Join us in March for our premier Emergency Care Symposium attracting EMS and emergency care professionals from around the nation. Meet new friends and catch up with old friends.

Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a brand-new attendee, there are so many reasons to be a part of the 2018 Emerald Coast Emergency Care Symposium, in March 2018!

Who Should Attend;

EMS Students, Nursing Students, Firefighter/EMTs , Paramedics, Nurses, Physicians, Trauma Surgeons, EMS Educators, EMS Administrators, Hospital Administrators

Keynote Speakers

Learn From Industry Icons

Mike Huckabee was the 44th Governor of Arkansas from 1996 until 2007, becoming one of the longest serving Governors in his state’s history, and was only the fourth Republican elected to any statewide office since Reconstruction, serving longer than the other three combined. He left a legacy of tax cuts, job creation, the reconstruction of his state’s road system, K-16 education reform, and a nationally heralded and duplicated health initiative that focused on the less expensive approach of pr


Bobby R. Lewis, MD, DMD

Assoc. Prof. of Emergency Medicine
UAB School Of Medicine

Bobby R. Lewis, MD, DMD is an Associated Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University Of Alabama Birmingham School Of Medicine. He is also Vice Chair of clinical operations. Dr. Lewis received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Alabama Hospital. He received his general surgery residency at Carraway Methodist Medical Center. Dr.


Dr. Frank Goldstein

RET USAF Colonel

Thirty-eight years experience as a commander (RET USAF Colonel), behavior- al scientist, clinician, director, educator, writer, trouble-shooter, project manager, and business leader. Skilled in clinical evaluation, PTSD evaluation and treatment, psychological operations, information operations, human factors pro- filing (domestic and international), and psychological and analytical research. Worked with civilian and military medical programs, U.S.


Steve Wirth

Attorney & Founding Partner
Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC

These sessions will be presented by Steve Wirth, Esq., EMT-P, one of the nation’s leading EMS attorneys.  Steve is a founding partner of Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC the key source of legal information for ambulance industry and EMS providers nationwide. He is a lifelong EMS provider (since age 16) and one of central Pennsylvania’s first Paramedics.


Session Speakers

David Glendenning

EMS Education Coordinator
New Hanover Regional Medical Center

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Dr. Hank Christen, PhD

Active Shooter 360 and Fully Involved Fire

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Dr. Karen Chapmen MD, MPH

Florida Department of Health in Okaloosa County

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Dr. Scott Harris

Bluewater Bay Animal Hospital

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Gary White

Bridge2aBetterU, LLC

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Greg Cain

Coach, Speaker, and Trainer
Greg Cain International

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Janet Hamilton

Surveillance Section Administrator
Florida Department of Health

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Kenneth Bouvier

Deputy Chief of Operations
City of New Orleans Emergency Medical Services

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Philip D. Metz, MS

Certified Flight Paramedic
Air Methods Corporation

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Richard A “Doc” Clinchy, PhD

Emergency Medical Resources

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Rodney Andreason

Emergency Management Director
Jackson County, FL

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Steve White

Chief of Emergency Medical Services
Escambia County Florida

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Terry Schenk

Government Operations Consultant
Florida Department of Health

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Tracey Vause

EMS Division Chief
Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety

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Session Tracks

We have an amazing lineup of sessions and Keynote Speakers for you!

Pre-Conference Programs - MAR 7TH

No extra cost, included in the Registration fee! (coming soon)

Grand Sandestin

Use discount code: 23T3FF

The vibrant hub of the Sandestin experience is the Village of Baytowne Wharf. It’s here you’ll discover the amazing array of accommodations that put you in the heart of it all, just steps from family fun-zones, shopping, dining, street performers and live entertainment. 

The Grand Complex offers guests the opportunity to be located within steps from the activities of the Village of Baytowne Wharf and Sandestin's Baytowne Conference Center. Hip happenings abound, with street performers, concerts, festivals and family-friendly attractions that are fun gatherings for Sandestin guests to attend.

Luxury Destin vacation rentals of the Grand Complex include the Grand Sandestin, Lasata, Bahia and Elation. Be just steps away from the activities, restaurants, and shops of the Village of Baytowne Wharf. And regardless of the occasion, you'll find a Destin vacation condo rental that's right for you at the Grand Complex. There are units with golf cart rentals available at this complex. For more information on these units, please contact the Reservations department.


Sandestin is located in Northwest Florida, between Pensacola and Panama City, eight miles east of Destin. It is the only resort situated on both the Intercoastal Waterway and the Gulf of Mexico.

Central Time Zone (CST)


Complimentary Amenities




  • Florida 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
  • 9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd, Miramar Beach, FL 32550


Purchase your tickets on Eventbrite with the link below


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Visit the link below to signup to be a conference exhibitor


Greg Cain: 850-865-4656
Ann Hill: 850-863-3628

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9300 Baytowne Wharf Blvd
Miramar Beach, FL 32550


Greg Cain: 850-865-4656
Ann Hill: 850-863-3628