EMS State of the Science: A Gathering of Eagles XIX

February 17 - 18, 2017

The Intercontinental Dallas
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001

Sponsored by UT Southwestern Office of Health Systems Affairs
and the Office of Continuing Medical Education

Complete 2017 Agenda (PDF)

2017 Presentations

Target Audience:

This course is designed for Paramedics, EMTs, First Responders, EMS System Directors, Fire Chiefs, Managers, Medical Directors and Educators, as well as Emergency Nurses, Researchers, Physicians and policy makers interested in EMS, Trauma & Resuscitation, and Related State-of-the-Art Investigations & Care Delivery across the United States.

Purpose and Content:

Introduce new patient care strategies and techniques in cardiac care, stroke managements, prehospital trauma care and pediatric care. Share with attendees and faculty cutting edge information and advances in EMS research, management issues and patient care. Prepare participants for disaster situations by having those who have experienced actual disaster challenges share with the audience what worked for them in a those stressful situations. Exchange protocol ideas between services in other states and counties. Discuss fiscal and/or administrative issues affecting the cost and operations of EMS systems and learn what works with different sized or configured systems.

Educational Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to link the educational objectives to Core Competencies (Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning, Communication, Professionalism, System Based Practice, Interdisciplinary Teams, Quality Improvement, and Informatics) and be able to:

  • List various methodologies to improve care of patients in EMS systems.
  • Better articulate developments in pre-hospital patient care.
  • Explain the regulatory environment for EMS providers.
  • Recite a list of practices of advances in resuscitation research.
  • Discuss innovation in EMS response and transport.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation:

This live activity is approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.

This continuing education activity is approved by the Continuing Education Coordinating Board for Emergency Medical Services (CECBEMS).

Conflict of Interest:

All persons in the position to control the content of an education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients. A primary mechanism to resolve identified conflicts of interest is a content review that is prior to the activity.

Discussion of Off-Label Use:

This course is meant to educate physicians with what is currently in use and what may be available in the future. There may be “off-label” use discussed in the activity. Speakers have been requested to inform the audience when off-label use is discussed.


We have secured a block of rooms at a group rate of $125 + tax. To assure your reservation, please call the Central Reservations Office, at 1-877-317-5785 and identify yourself as a participant in the “Gathering of Eagles” to be eligible for the group rate.

**Please note: This rate is only guaranteed until room block is full. Reservations received after January 20, 2017 are subject to space and group rate availability.

The Intercontinental Dallas
15201 Dallas Parkway
Addison, TX 75001
Phone: 972-386-6000


We have also secured accomodations with two additional hotels:

Courtyard by Marriott Addison (across the parking lot from the Intercontinental
    15160 Quorum Drive
    Addison, TX 75001
    Phone: 972.404.1555

King - $125/night plus tax
Double - 123/night plus tax
Guaranteed rate until January 16, 2017 or until room block is full

Radisson Hotel Dallas North- Addison Diagonal from the InterContinental (at corner of
    Arapaho and Spectrum)
    4960 Arapaho Road
    Addison, TX 75001
    Phone: 972-490-1212

All rooms- $111.00 per night + tax
Rate guaranteed only until Jan 16, 2017 or until room block full


    Thursday, February 16, 2017 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

    o Early registration and “VISIT the VENDORS” reception.

    o Come early to register and visit the many exhibitors. Without their support this meeting would not be possible.

    Friday, February 17, 2017 7:30 am – 6:00 pm

    o General Session: Approximately 20 plenary sessions and several lightning round panels

    Saturday, February 18, 2017 7:30 am – 6:00

    o General Session: Approximately 20 plenary sessions and several lightning round panels


All registrations will be done on-line only.  To register click on this link to access the course activity page:


Scroll down to the bottom of the page, and you will see the following information:

To register:

  • Create an account by selecting the "register" link at the bottom of the page (for first time users) or "log-in" to your existing account (for returning users).
  • Once profile account is established and confirmed, return to this course page and select "Take Course" at the bottom of the page.
  • Registration will be completed. A confirmation is sent to your email.


Before Dec 1st

After Dec 1st

EMT, Paramedics, EMS, Nurses, Healthcare Professionals 



Physicians, Medical Directors



Industry Representatives



Prices subject to change.


The registration fee entitles participants admission to the conference, all course materials, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks and lunches.

Enrollment is confirmed upon receipt of registration fee. Registration cannot be processed without payment. On-site registration will be available; however, course materials are not guaranteed for Registrations received after February 6, 2017.

Refund Policy
A $50 handling fee will be deducted from all cancellation refund.

Cancellation Policy
The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to limit registration and cancel courses, no less than one week prior to the course, should circumstances deem this necessary.

Program Accessibility
We accommodate people with disabilities. Please call 214-648-3138 for more information, or mark the space indicated on the registration form. To ensure accommodation, please register as soon as possible.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to providing programs and activities to all persons regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status or disability.

UT Southwestern is an equal opportunity institution.

Additional Information
For additional information, please call The Office of Continuing Medical Education,
214-648-3138, 1-800-688-8678, fax 214-648-2317, or email cmeregistrations@utsouthwestern.edu