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Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC) 2017
16-18 October 2017, Fort Worth, TX, USA
EHAC's partner in the US, the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), organises the annual AMTC. The conference provides up-to-date information on the latest techniques and innovative approaches to air medical practice from community experts while giving attendees lots of opportunities to earn continuing education credits.
Top-notch keynoters and expanded educational offerings (including mechanics technical briefings, special information exchanges, new clinical sessions, scientific abstracts and poster sessions) make this the air and critical care ground medical transport event not to miss! The conference exhibit hall gives attendees the chance to learn about the newest technology and meet with service providers in the largest trade show for the air and ground medical community.
Best of all of, the AMTC is one of the best places for medical transport professionals to network and learn from each other.
Get more information here from AAMS' conference website.
EHAC Experts debate on the Future of HEMS in Europe
“People in medical emergencies – aren’t they our most important motivation?” asked the President of EHAC Stefan Becker at the beginning of the symposium of the European HEMS and Air Ambulance Committee (EHAC). More than 50 experts from all parts of Europe discussed the situation and further development of air rescue from 15-16 June 2016 in Baden-Baden, Germany. Represented at this meeting, alongside air rescue organisations, were also the manufacturers of helicopters and medical equipment as well as important suppliers. In the course of the symposium no different answer to the initially raised question about the motivation in HEMS could be identified by the experts.
The General Assembly has elected Petra van Saaze, Director at the Dutch ANWB Medical Air Assistance, as Board Member, following Denise Eikelenboom, who has resigned. Also elected has been Roland Hengartner, CEO at Aerolite in Switzerland, as auditor for EHAC.
To ensure an optimal medical care for emergency patients EHAC continually strives to make air-rescue operations as safe, effective and consistent as possible. Furthermore EHAC wants to actively shape the future of air rescue together with the air rescue organisations, medical professional associations, public authorities and manufacturers in an innovative manner. For this purpose, international experts addressed political, medical and flight operation issues in numerous presentations. In addition to scientific studies and examples of best practice, future scenarios for application possibilities for rescue helicopters were discussed. The participants also talked about the increasing risks caused by private drone operations for air-rescue missions and how to prevent accidents.
At the operation center of DRF Luftrettung at the airport Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden, the participants gained insights into technical aspects of DRF Luftrettung. Technical Director Thilo Scheffler guided a tour through the maintenance section with its eleven maintenance docks and its adjacent workshops, where the airworthiness of the DRF Luftrettung air ambulance aircraft and their more than 50 helicopters is ensured 24/7. Thilo Scheffler and Medical Director Jörg Braun emphasised the performance of the H145 helicopter and the flexibility of the co-developed medical interior concept.
The symposium was co-organised by DRF Luftrettung and co-sponsored by Aerolite AG, Airbus Helicopters, ASQS and Leonardo Helicopters.