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GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference - Call for presentations

October 10-13, 2020
At the Savannah Riverfront Marriott, Savannah, GA

Preconference: Oct. 10 & 11 | Conference Days: Oct. 11-13

GEMSA invites those interested in contributing to EMS in Georgia to submit proposals for presentation for the 2020 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference scheduled for Oct. 10-13, 2020 in Savannah, GA.

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2019

Submissions must be submitted online using the ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM HERE.

You will complete the online form, attach the required materials, and submit. Incomplete proposals will not be considered.

If you have more than one presentation, you only need to submit the online form onceAfter your first online submission, you can send additional presentations with titles, descriptions and objectives to

Items required on the submission form:

  • Presentation title, description, and objectives
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Short bio (100 word maximum)
  • Publicity photo (jpg, 300 dpi)

Questions? Contact Mary Napier at

Conference Information

The Georgia EMS Association encourages you to come to the beautiful city of Savannah, GA, home of the 34th Annual GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference.

We believe you are going to find this premier educational experience to be both enjoyable and rewarding as a speaker and attendee. 

Call for Presentations

The deadline to submit proposals is December 31, 2019 for the 2020 GEMSA Providers & Educators Conference. All proposals will be reviewed by the Conference Committee. They will be evaluated by the following guidelines:

  • Practical application of material;
  • Relevance to EMS in Georgia;
  • Timely or innovative topic;
  • Clearly identified objectives;
  • Overall quality & well-defined focus;
  • Availability; and
  • Type of Session.

Proposals that are not complete will not be considered. Notifications will be sent out after the review process has been completed.

Speaker Benefits

If your presentation is selected, you contribute to the advancement of your profession and you gain visibility and recognition as a leader in EMS.

Compensation - National Speakers

National speakers are from more than 350 miles of the conference location (Savannah, GA) and present four or more lectures throughout the conference. Compensation is as follows:

  • Lodging, meals and travel are covered by GEMSA.
  • Speakers are given a full conference registration.
  • National speakers are also compensated a mutually agreed upon amount by GEMSA in addition to the above.

Compensation - Regional Speakers

Regional speakers are from Georgia or within 350 miles of the conference location (Savannah, GA) and present one or two sessions. GEMSA does not pay regional speakers for their presentation, but compensation is as follows:

  • Presenters traveling 90 miles (one way) or greater receive one night hotel for each day speaking at the conference and a full conference registration.
  • Presenters traveling less than 90 miles (one way) receive a mileage stipend as specified at the current IRS mileage rate and a full conference registration.

The mission of the Georgia Emergency Medical Services Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.

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