Memorial EMS System providers care for a suburban/rural population in a 4,000-square mile area in Illinois EMS Regions 3. Providers include non-transport and transport agencies ranging from Emergency Medical Responder to Tier III Critical Care Transport. Multiple Emergency Medical Dispatch Centers work under the medical direction of Memorial EMS, in addition to five Emergency Departments. In 2013, Memorial EMS improved the quality of care given to our patients with a complete protocol rewrite. As pledged, the 2013 protocols will continue to evolve as emergency medicine continues to improve.

Conferences are held to better educate our providers on current topics in emergency medicine as well as elevate understanding about how advancements in research lead to protocol changes in EMS and emergency care in destination hospitals.

Mid-America Emergency Symposium | Sept. 6, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Located at Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation
Cost: $75 (Before Aug. 1) | $85 (After Aug. 1)
Deadline to register: Aug. 30

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Conference Overview 

The second annual Mid-America Emergency Symposium offers emergency providers an opportunity to attend eleven trainings in a single day. Customize your learning experience for your personal growth and to meet the needs of your organization. Learn from nationally and internationally recognized leaders in the fields of emergency care and disaster planning, as well as local subject matter experts.

Keynote Speakers

The Future of Resuscitation, Latest Innovations, Evidence and New Bundles of Care

Kim Macygin, MSN, RN
With over twenty years of experience as a flight and emergency critical care nurse, Kim serves as president of Road Runner Education with a current emphasis on resuscitation. Her role with education has contributed to her involvement in several clinical trials throughout the United States and Canada and allows her to provide the most up to date information available regarding those trials.

Legal Considerations for Medical Providers

Thomas Wilson, Esq, EMT-P
As a trial attorney focusing on defense of medical malpractice, Tom is a partner with Hepler-Broom, LLC representing both organizations and individual providers. For the past ten years, he has worked in the Springfield area as a licensed Paramedic serving with both America Ambulance as well as the Chatham Fire Department.

Secondary Trauma and Resilience: Post Trauma Management

Nancy Zarse, PsyD
A forensic psychologist and professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Dr. Zarse serves as a leading expert in her career field. She provides consultations and training to various law enforcement agencies. She is well known across the globe for her dedication to decrease violence among the population.

Continuing Education Information

SIU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

SIU School of Medicine is preapproved as a continuing nursing education provider pursuant to Section 1300.130, subsection c), 1), B) and P) of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation Nurse Practice Act. Nurses may receive a maximum of 7.75 contact hours for completing this activity. SIU School of Medicine has been approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation as a provider of continuing education for social workers (license #159- 000106), clinical psychologists (license # 268-000008) and professional counselors/clinical counselors (license #197-000073). This program offers a maximum of 7.75 CE hours.

All other attendees will receive a Certificate of Attendance. Memorial Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing education by the Illinois Department of Public Health for EMS and Trauma Nurse Specialist (032700E1219).


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Memorial Health System and the Southern Illinois Trauma Center. The SIU School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Policy

It is the policy of Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Office of Continuing Professional Development, to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audiences any real or apparent conflicts of interest related to the content of their presentation.