Friday - July 29 - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Presenters: Bruce Evans
Sponsored by NAEMT
(Note: This special Pinnacle post-conference seminar includes lunch in the $250 registration fee. Following the seminar will be an optional “meet and greet” reception where “candidate” Ed Racht, MD will try to enlist your support and “funding.” There will be no-host bar.)
Why should you consider throwing your hat into politics as an elected official? In 2014 there were 17 physicians in the U.S. House of Representatives and three in the U.S. Senate. It was the next year that the so called “Doc Fix” legislation was passed that prevented Medicare cuts to physicians’ fees. Having elected officials who understand the challenges faced by a profession is instrumental to making the changes needed for sustainability. The best way to do this is to have those officials come from within the profession.
Step up and get involved! Spend a day with NAEMT and our expert faculty to learn how to run for an elected office in your local jurisdiction or state legislature. In this high engaging workshops, you’ll hear from experienced politicians who are also EMS providers about their path to political success and how you can prepare for that journey. Topics will include:
What’s at stake? The future of EMS, from sustainable funding to staffing to the safety and mental health of our practitioners. Decisions will be made by those who show up and tell others their stories. You’ll get the insight and advice from insiders and specialists on how to get elected.
EMS providers have long given their service to their patients and now is the time to give your service to your communities and the profession by representing EMS in our legislatures.