About the Conference
The Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) is specifically designed to provide leadership, to educate, to inform, to cultivate friendships and to supply up to the minute information on the latest techniques and innovative approaches to emergency medical transport practice from the experts in your field.
The conference offers 150+ education sessions covering topics in a variety of disciplines including safety, core clinical, specialty clinical, management, aviation, research, and communications. In addition to education sessions, we offer an exposition featuring over 120 companies displaying products and services directly applicable to air and critical care ground medicine.
Network and learn with more than 2,500 colleagues from across the nation and around the world at the largest air medical convention and exposition available. The AMTC brings it all together, while providing unmatched opportunities for building profitable contacts. It’s simple – if you are involved in emergency medical transport on any level, the AMTC is the place to be! We’ll see you in Charlotte, NC – September 26-28, 2016!
FUTURE AMTC DATES
Dear Members of the Emergency Medical Transport Community,
As you are aware, the 2016 Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) is in Charlotte, North Carolina in late September. Please know that AAMS, our AMTC partner associations, the air medical providers in North Carolina and the City of Charlotte understand the strong feelings many have regarding the ongoing legislative issues in the state. We are proud that AMTC is and has always been an event that welcomes everyone, from all backgrounds and critical care transport professional disciplines, in a collaborative networking environment designed to advance our industry.
AMTC contracts, because of the size of the conference, are signed five to six years in advance of the actual conference dates in order to get the most beneficial pricing and availability of facilities. For example, we are working on finalizing the AMTC Contract for 2022 right now and will sign that contract before the end of 2016. The contract for Charlotte was signed in 2011, well before any of the current issues even developed. Because AAMS is bound by those hotel and convention facility contracts, attempting to move it to another city, within 180 days of the conference, would have resulted in AAMS paying the cancellation fees for Charlotte and paying the expenses involved with finding a new host city and hotel, restaurant, and conference facilities at the last minute. The end result would have resulted in our paying for two AMTCs this year. That would not only affect AAMS, it would also result in financial losses for each of our partner associations (AMPA, ASTNA, IAFCCP, NAACS, and NEMSPA). Because of the short timeframe, it would be irresponsible and financially unfeasible to cancel AMTC in Charlotte and attempt to relocate it to another host city. Additionally, the critical care transport programs in North Carolina have been very enthusiastic and supportive of AMTC in Charlotte since it was announced. They have been working with us on this particular AMTC for more than a year, and they are very excited to share their part of the world with you. It is also important to note that the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority (CRVA) has been in constant contact with us, and very transparent about their efforts to mitigate the legislation. We applaud the CRVAs efforts to make it very clear that the city is open and welcome to all attendees, especially through efforts such as their ‘Always Welcome’ inclusion campaign.
Since relocation is not an option at this late date, we are moving forward and it is our privilege to bring you another world-class conference for international providers of air and critical care medicine. We support everyone in our communities and our programs worldwide transport every patient-in-need regardless of their backgrounds, financial status, or beliefs. We welcome everyone!
Chair, AAMS Board of Directors
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