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National EMS Week & Ohio ACEP EMS Star of Life Awards

May 14-20, 2006

National EMS Week & Ohio ACEP EMS Star of Life Awards

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) announced the 33rd annual Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week will be celebrated throughout the nation May 14-20, 2006. The event brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of the medical "front line."

National EMS Week will feature hundreds of grassroots activities coast-to-coast that will be planned around this year's theme, "EMS: Serving on Health Care's Front Line," which underscores the commitment and dedication of the 750,000 EMS providers who serve their communities.

Ohio ACEP takes particular interest in EMS week with the sponsoring of the EMS Star of Life Awards Dinner & Ceremony. This year the festivities will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2006 and will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus. Registration and a reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the dinner and awards ceremony will begin at 6:30 p.m. The EMS Star of Life Awards are designed to:

* HONOR exceptional EMS personnel from each of Ohio's ten EMS Regions.
* RECOGNIZE Ohio's emergency medical services system and organizations.
* REUNITE the EMS provider with the person he/she treated and present the actual patient scenario.
* GENERATE positive media stories regarding prehospital care.
* MAGNIFY the profile of National EMS Week in the State of Ohio.

As well as recognizing the recipients of the Star of Life Award, the ceremony will highlight two award additions.
* The "You Gotta Have Heart" Award acknowledges EMS agencies and squad members who respond to cardiac incidents promptly and with exemplary professional action.
* The "Frank Giampetro Distinguished EMS Educator Award," sponsored by Premier Health Care Services, recognizes a dynamic educator who has made notable contributions to the EMS system, thus improving the quality of care delivered to the citizens of Ohio.

Space is limited!! Get your reservations today and join us at the:

The Eighth Annual EMS Star of Life Awards Dinner & Ceremony

Tuesday, May 16, 2006
5:30 PM Reception & Registration / 6:30 PM Dinner & Awards Ceremony
Hyatt Regency Columbus

General Registration

For more information, click here.

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