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30th Annual Emergency Medical Services Conference & Expo Jan 26-31

The conference features emergency helicopters, along with 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest and most efficient technology, equipment and apparatus.

By - Jan 22nd, 2016 08:24 am

MILWAUKEE— (January 21, 2016) – The Wisconsin Center welcomes 2,500 emergency personnel to the Working Together Emergency Services Midwest Conference & Exposition held by the Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) from Jan 26-31. The event commemorates WEMSA’s 30th year of offering quality education to first responders, EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, educators and other healthcare professionals.

The conference features emergency helicopters, along with 150 exhibitors showcasing the latest and most efficient technology, equipment and apparatus. Attendees can choose from 70 educational sessions presented by more than 20 national experts from around the country, and participate in numerous networking opportunities.

New in 2016, participants will have the opportunity to practice advanced skills on cadavers. This experience allows healthcare providers a hands-on opportunity to practice advanced procedures in a safe, realistic environment, in order to make well-informed patient care decisions in the field.

“The Working Together conference has an amazing lineup of full and half-day workshops, session tracks covering a variety of medical, fire and rescue topics, as well as leadership and professional development seminars. The Wisconsin EMS Association is dedicated to providing a world-class conference for all emergency personnel throughout the Midwest. We are excited to continue to call Milwaukee home to one of the largest EMS conferences in the country,” stated Mindy Allen, Executive Director of the Wisconsin EMS Association.

The conference is open to the press as of Tuesday, Jan. 26, and the exhibit hall is open to the public at no cost on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Exhibit hall passes are also available for purchase online or onsite for Friday, Jan. 29 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. The full conference brochure and exhibit hall floor layout is available for view by visiting

VISIT Milwaukee estimates that the five-day event brings an estimated economic impact of $1.7 million to the downtown Milwaukee area.

About Wisconsin EMS Association

The Wisconsin EMS Association (WEMSA) is the largest non-profit member-based association representing EMS professionals throughout Wisconsin. The mission of the Wisconsin EMS Association is to represent and support the views and interests of its membership by Working Together as Your Voice for EMS to promote education, share information, and facilitate legislative action. To learn more visit

About VISIT Milwaukee

VISIT Milwaukee markets Greater Milwaukee to tourists, convention organizers and meeting planners, both nationally and internationally. VISIT Milwaukee has approximately 650 members, including hotels/motels, restaurants, attractions, services and area businesses. In 2014, tourism amounted to $4.9 billion in total business sales in Greater Milwaukee and supported more than 49,000 local jobs. The City of Wauwatosa, Potawatomi Hotel & Casino and the Wisconsin Center District are strategic partners with VISIT Milwaukee, providing funding support for conventions and tourism programs.  For more information call 1-800-554-1448 or visit

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