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Gloucester County and Rowan University EMS Clinical Education Symposium

(Glassboro, NJ) The seventh annual Gloucester County EMS and Rowan University EMS Clinical Education Symposium will be taking place in the Eynon Ballroom located in the Rowan University Student Center from March 15 until March 17.

The Gloucester County EMS and Rowan University EMS Clinical Education Symposium provides pre-hospital personnel with the most current level of current clinical knowledge and proficiency to provide outstanding care to their patients.

More than 20 emergency medicine and acute care physicians will be presenting, including representatives from AI DuPont, Inspira, Jefferson/Kennedy, Virtua, Cooper, St. Christopher's, Crozer, and Newark Beth Israel hospitals.

Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger said, "This free educational opportunity is booked solid because of the caliber of the presenters and the continuing education credits that are approved for New Jersey, Pennsylvania and National Registry EMT’s. GCEMS is a recognized leader in New Jersey and the region for its advanced level of service."

There are 350 registered pre-hospital participants and a 75-person waitlist for the three-day symposium that begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m. each day. 

Freeholder Dan Christy, Liaison to the Department of Public Safety, said, “Gloucester County EMS is continually on the cutting edge of education and training pre-hospital providers.  Training and education come above all, and the fact that all of the physicians and other subject matter experts freely offer their time and expertise to the attendees of this highly regarded symposium is a testament to everyone’s commitment to patient care.” 

Presentations will include the NJ Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Service Director Scot Phelps, and EMS Attorney and former Assistant Commissioner of EMS for the City of Cleveland, Ohio, Matt Streger.

GCEMS was the first county-wide regionalized EMS service in New Jersey.  Currently serving 21 of the county’s 24 municipalities, GCEMS has a fleet of 35 ambulances and multiple support vehicles with a dedicated staff of 200 responding from 13 EMS stations.