National Conference on EMS

Atlantic City - November 11 - 13, 2021 | Pre-Conference November 10, 2021

2021 Call For Presenter Abstracts

Presenter Abstracts are now being accepted for the 2021 National Conference on EMS.  To submit an abstract

All presenter abstracts must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on January 12, 2021 


Dear EMS Colleagues and National Conference on EMS Partners:

This year has been unprecedented due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Protecting the public health, safety, and well-being of the EMS community, attendees, and ultimately the patients we serve every day is paramount. To that end, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 National Conference on EMS. 

Please know that this was not an easy decision, however, planning has already begun to make the 2021 National Conference on EMS the biggest and best yet! 

Please mark your calendars for the 2021 National Conference on EMS:

November 11 – 13, 2021 at Harrah's Waterfront Conference Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The Call for Speakers and SIM competition registration will open soon.

Please continue to check the website regularly for the most updated information.

Please stay safe and healthy as we continue to respond to the pandemic.

The National Conference on EMS Planning Team



2021 EMS Awards

Nominations for the 2021 EMS Awards are being accepted!  This year we have revised the categories and criteria to better represent the EMS Community.   The EMS Awards provide an opportunity to recognize those individuals that have gone above and beyond the call of duty as well as citizens that have taken extraordinary action to help someone in need.  While all nominees will be recognized, each category will have one recipient that will be announced during the 2021 EMS Awards Program.  The EMS Awards Program will take place Friday evening, November 12, 2021 during the National Conference on EMS in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


2021 SIM Competition

Once again, the National Conference on EMS will host the SIM (Simulation) Competition.  This powerful, engaging competition pulls from real-life scenarios to test ALS and BLS teams on their response techniques and medical knowledge.  Teams from all over the world are welcome to compete.

The Preliminary Competition will be held during the day on Wednesday, November 11th to determine who will qualify to compete in the FINALS on Thursday evening.  Will your team take home the SIM Cup?? Register your team today!! SPACE IS LIMITED!!!!

To Register a Team CLICK HERE

The 2019 SIM Competition and EMS Awards program were both broadcast live from Atlantic City.  
To view the recorded broadcast, CLICK HERE



Future Conference Dates


November 11- 13, 2021 (Preconference November 10, 2021)


November 3 - 5, 2022 (Preconference November 2, 2022)


November 2 - 4, 2023 (Preconference November 1, 2023)


About the Conference

The NJ Office of EMS is proud to announce the
National Conference on EMS!

Harrah’s Waterfront Conference Center
777 Harrah's Blvd, Atlantic City NJ

November 12-14, 2020
Preconference November 11, 2020

This exciting, state-of-the-art conference has been designed to provide Emergency Medical Services personnel with educational opportunities that reflect current medical knowledge and practice.  The goal is to give the provider the tools to enhance patient care and reinforce procedures critical for smooth and efficient on-scene operations. The conference offers over 100 sessions, presented by subject matter experts.  Sessions are divided into clearly defined tracks for the EMS administrator, EMS educator, basic and advanced life support provider, school nurse, and those with particular interests in pediatrics, emergency preparedness, safety/wellness or quality improvement so that individuals may pursue specific areas of interest.  The conference is designed for flexibility to allow you to select continuing education topics in the areas that are important to you.  

 This National Conference is more than just classroom sessions! Come cheer for your favorite team as they face the human simulator at the annual “National SIM Competition”.  Watch as BLS and ALS teams go head-to-head managing critically ill or injured patients while trying to clinch the number one spot and bragging rights as the top team of the National SIM Competition!
In conjunction with the National Conference on EMS, the annual EMS Awards Program is held on Friday evening of the conference.  This program is a way for the Office of Emergency Medical Services and the New Jersey EMS Council to recognize individuals for their hard work and dedication to the provision of emergency medical services in New Jersey. 

EMS scientific assembly: This event will provide an opportunity to exhibit an abstract poster to approximately 800 prehospital clinicians attending this event. The research must be of interest and educational value to the specialty of prehospital emergency care.   

The conference is held in Atlantic City, conveniently located minutes from the world-famous boardwalk giving registrants the opportunity to enjoy the city while attending this premiere educational opportunity. 
Thank you for your interest in the Conference.  We hope to see you this year in Atlantic City!