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February 8, 2018 – Marriott Des MOines Downtown

Iowa EMS Day on the Hill
7-9 AM at the Iowa Capitol Rotunda

Emerging Trends Conference
10:30 AM-4PM at the Marriott


Iowa EMS Day on the Hill
Thursday, February 8, 2018

  • FREE TO ATTEND - No registration required!

  • 6:30 AM All Aboard! Bus leaves the Marriott Des Moines. We'll arrive at the Capitol at 7:00 AM and meet in the Rotunda 2nd Floor. Not taking the bus? Just meet us there!

  • 7:00-9:00 AM WE’RE ON THE HILL (of course) It’s Iowa EMS Day on the Hill!

Emerging Trends Conference
Thursday, February 8, 2018
10:30 AM-4 PM

Sponsored in Part by
Unity Point LifeFlight

NEW THIS YEAR! EMS Services and EMS Systems - What’s the Road Ahead?
10:30 AM-Noon
Presented by...

Frank Prowant
Deputy Chief EMS
City of Ankeny
Brian Helland
Assistant Chief, Operations
City of Clive
Chris Perrin
Emergency Management &
Security Coordinator

This discussion on EMS Systems Development will assist EMS leaders in identifying and articulating the challenges EMS services face throughout our state and how participating in System Development activities can help us overcome those challenges. We will also define, describe, and discuss Service Regions across Iowa and how we fit into our local Service Area Coalitions. We will work together to identify best practices and strategies for leveraging this new model towards our advantage.

Iowa EMS Past, Present and Future
Presented by Frank Prowant

  • History of EMS in Iowa
  • Problems we now face across the state (age, attrition, reimbursement, funding, etc.)
  • Now we face “service regions”
  • How and what do we do?

Presented by Brian Helland & Chris Perrin

  • Define – What is this?
  • History of how and why they were developed
  • Service areas, geography lesson, and how this was developed
  • Where does the money come from: Follow the dollar!
  • How can we leverage this as an opportunity?

Group Discussion - How can IEMSA help?

Cultivating the Courageous Leader Mindset
1:15-4 PM
Presented by Iron Jen McDonough

In her roles as a motivational storyteller, engaging Amazon Top 100 author, and business coach, she empowers the Everyday Hero to unleash their very best. Jen and her family are most known for paying off over $212,000 worth of debt and medical expenses in 4 years. Their story has been featured in local, national and international media. She is also an 8-time national weightlifter, Minnesota Hall of Fame, and 2-time US Olympic Festival medal winner as well as an Ironman tri-athlete. All 3 of her books have hit Amazon’s Top 100 categories. Iron Jen is passionate about cultivating courageous leaders through building resiliency and reducing stress.

Attendees easily relate to her authentic presentation style, as well as her delivery of humorous relevant stories that teach powerful and impactful lessons. How much better would our families, communities and organizations be if we helped individuals develop a courageous mindset? In this engaging session, audience members will learn how to build resilience, overcome obstacles, and work in their strengths by developing a courageous mindset.

Organizational benefits include:

  • Promote employee wellness
  • Create and cultivate a culture of courageous leaders
  • Improve employee retention and satisfaction

The outcomes of this session are to build stronger individuals, teams, organizations, and families by:

  • Recognizing how lack of a courageous mindset can cause chaos
  • Identifying destructive behaviors that a discourage a courageous mindset and promote chaos
  • Teaching 4 ways to develop a courageous mindset even during times of turbulence

Emerging Trends Conference Registration

IEMSA Hotels

November 8-10, 2018
Mention Iowa EMS Association Group Room Block for discounted rates below.

Comfort Inn & Suites
929 3rd St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 282-5251
$110.00 + tax/nt.
Reserve by October 17, 2018
Online reservations

Hampton Inn
120 SW Water St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(844) 264-5037
$115/nt.++ Single/Double
Reserve by October 17, 2018

Online reservations
Group Code: IES

Embassy Suites Downtown
101 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-1700
$144.00 + tax/nt. Single/Double
$10/night/adult for Triple and Quad Occupancy
Reserve by October 18, 2018
Online Reservations
Group Code: IEMSA

Hilton Des Moines Downtown
435 Park St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
(855) 271-3617
$139/nt.++ Single/Double
$159/nt ++ Triple
$179/nt ++ Quad
Reserve by October 16, 2018
Online Reservations
Group Code: IEM2

Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus
1050 Sixth Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 283-0151
$107/nt ++ Single/Double
Reserve by October 17, 2018
Online Reservations

Ask for IEMSA Rate

Marriott Downtown Des Moines
700 Grand Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50309
(888) 236-2427
$152/Night ++ double/single
Reserve by October 22, 2018
Online Reservations
Group Code: Iowa EMS Assoc

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Iowa Event Center/Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center
Des Moines, IA
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