EMSAAC Conference 2022

Thank you for joining us again for our IN-PERSON* conference!
June 1-2, 2022

Coming soon: 2023 Conference


The EMS Administrators’ Association of California (EMSAAC) cordially invites California’s EMS leaders and professionals to join us for the EMSAAC Annual Conference 2022 at the Omni San Diego Hotel in the heart of the San Diego Gaslamp Quarter. EMSAAC continues to lead the way in creating conferences that are meaningful and exciting to attend. This year’s theme, “EMS ROCKS & RECOVERS!” provides a broad variety of subject matter to interest all levels of prehospital care personnel and managers including ambulance providers, fire department personnel, military and law enforcement partners, EMS agency personnel, ED nurses, physicians, emergency preparedness coordinators and all of you who provide lifesaving emergency medical services to your communities. The conference includes lectures, panel discussions and opportunities to network with current leaders and innovators in EMS as well as preview new and upcoming equipment, products and services.

Omni Hotel San Diego

With miles of sandy beaches and an average temperature of 70 degrees year-round, San Diego, California is a premier travel destination. If you're thinking about making a trip and wondering where to stay in San Diego, this AAA 4-Diamond Award Winning downtown hotel is one more reason to visit the fabulous seaside city. Located in the heart of the historic Gaslamp Quarter and across from the convention center, our hotel puts you close to the city's most popular tourist attractions. Explore Balboa Park, take a harbor cruise or catch a professional baseball game at PETCO Park, connected via a pedestrian skybridge. If you’re looking for places to stay in San Diego with the whole family, the Omni San Diego Hotel is kid friendly, and just minutes from Balboa Park (about 1.7 miles), the San Diego Zoo (about 3.8 miles), SeaWorld (about 9 miles) and more fun activities and attractions that both the adults and kids will enjoy. 
call 1-800-THE-OMNI (1-800-843-6664) — Code:  EMSAAC

2022 Keynote Speakers

Steve Berry

Steve is a a former teacher and interpreter for the hearing impaired and has been in EMS for over 37 years and is currently a working paramedic and instructor for Southwest Teller County EMS in Colorado. Believing humor is an essential amino acid in surviving prehospital care, Steve has written over 140 humor articles for JEMS along with cartoon illustrations for JEMS and EMS World magazines. He is the author of the cartoon book series, “I’m Not An Ambulance Driver”. As both a national and international speaker for emergency health care providers, Steve seeks world peace and frequent flyer mileage.

In a recent interview, he shared -- I would add that this kind of humor must be “earned and learned” by those entering the field. Many tears may have to be shed before this kind of humor can be appreciated and integrated. There is a balance, and laughing does not negate the need for crying. Not everything is a joke. Timing is everything. Most important, one should not apologize for their tears. It’s proof that you’re emotionally alive, and not just in it for the tubes and IVs.

Dan Sun

Dan was born in Alberta, Canada. After taking up global residency as an English language teacher in Egypt, Mexico, Indonesia and Japan, he became a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Leduc. His love of photography began on his travels, and as his technique developed, he started to produce a blend of photography and graphic art, which he calls Photo Art. The majority of Daniel’s work involves emergency services photography and an emotional connection to the artist as most of his pieces are based on actual emergency calls he has attended as a paramedic and firefighter.

He is passionate about reducing the stigma of PTSD for first responders and he uses his art to raise awareness of occupational stress injuries worldwide. He is a published artist/writer and has two art books produced of his works. Articles of his work have been features in Canadian Paramedicine, JEMS Fire Rescue Magazine in Greece and WMS World Magazine. His art is recognized worldwide and he travels internationally speaking on his art and personal experiences with occupational stress injuries.


Nichole Bosson, MD, MPH

Assistant Medical Director Los Angeles EMS Agency Santa Fe Springs, California

Amelia Breyre, MD

Emergency Medicine & EMS Physician Santa Clara Valley Medical Center San Jose, California

Trevor Douville, President Elect

EMS Administrator Riverside County EMS Agency Riverside, California

Aaron Doyle, EMT-P

Prehospital Care Coordinator Contra Costa EMS Agency Martinez, California

Alexandra Y. Jabr, MS, EMT-P

Resilience Educator Creator Emergency Resilience San Diego, California

Saman Kashani, MD, MSc, FACEP

Assistant Medical Director Los Angeles County Fire Department Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Keck School of Medicine / LAC+USC Medical Center Los Angeles, California

Travis Kusman, EMSAAC President

EMS Director San Mateo Count EMS Agency South San Francisco, California

Rick Narad, DPA, JD

Coordinator Health Services Administration Program California State University Chico Chico, California

May Nour, MD, PhD

Vascular & Interventional Radiology Specialist UCLA Los Angeles, California

Merritt (Chip) Shriver, PhD

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Department of Pediatrics Lundquist Institute Senior Advisor, Terrorism & Disaster Program UCLA-Duke National Center for Child Traumatic Stress Daivd Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Los Angeles, California

Karl Sporer, MD

Former Medical Director Alameda EMS Agency San Leandro, California

Captain Timothy J. Barelli

United States Coast Guard San Diego, California

Benjamin Vernon, EMT-P

Firefighter/Paramedic San Diego Fire Rescue Department San Diego, California

Sponsors & Exhibitors

EMSAAC welcomes inquiries and applications from interested Sponsors and Exhibitors for our 2022 Conference!

Platinum Sponsors

Gold Sponsors

American Ambulance

CAA - California Ambulance Association

ESO Solutions

LA County Ambulance Association

Leader Emergency Vehicles


Page, Wolfberg and Wirth, LLC


Silver Sponsors


9-1-1 Ambulance Alliance
American Red Cross
Cascade Training
Distance CME/Relias

First Responder Network Authority
Handtevy - Peds Emergency Standards
Intersurgical Inc

Medical Dynamics Inc
Mercury Medical
National EMS Memorial Bike Ride
Philips Healthcare
Public Consulting Group
Redsky Emergency Vehicles

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