Education By The Sea 2019

EMERGICON presents Education By the Sea, in conjunction with the Port Aransas EMS Conference, May 16 – 18, 2019.

  • 18 Hours of CEs available
  • Hotel discounts
  • Family-friendly atmosphere

EMERGICON clients, contact Rachel Williams at 972-602-2060 x462 to receive a special registration code for free entry.

Things to Remember

  • Dress is casual, as is the atmosphere!
  • Family Friendly
  • The Conference is being held at the Port Aransas Community Center located at: 710 W. Avenue A, Port Aransas, TX 78373
  • Your entry fee of $50.00 per person is due at time of registration. Payable by credit or debit card.
  • You will need to sign in at the front door and pick up your name tag.

Where To Stay

Have you booked your rooms?

Silver Sands Vacation Rentals offers condos, townhomes, and houses for rent that are ideal for groups. Visit to view available rentals. If you would like to book a vacation rental for your group, email Shana Craine at and use promo code EBTS2019 to get the conference rate. Each rental comes with the use of a golf cart during your stay.

Amelias Landing | Rates starting at $71.95/night
Call and speak to Mary and mention “Education By The Sea” for this rate.


Contact Rachel Williams at 972-620-2060 ext. 462.

Alister Square Inn | Rates starting at $85/night
Mention “Education by the Sea” for this rate!

Featured Speakers

Headshot of Amanda Stark.Amanda Stark, Associate Attorney at Page, Wolfberg & Wirth, LLC.

Amanda focuses on Reimbursement and Compliance issues and is a speaker at Page, Wolfberg & Wirth’s (PWW) signature abc3 conference series as well as other seminars and webinars. Amanda’s work for PWW includes representing private, public and nonprofit EMS agencies, billing companies and others that serve the nation’s ambulance industry. Amanda also helps to develop many of the firm’s articles, books, presentations and other programs that are widely used by EMS providers throughout the United States.

Amanda has significant experience advising both public and private ambulance services and third party billing agencies concerning reimbursement and compliance issues. To read Amanda’s full bio, click here.

Chief Officer Christopher Way, Kootenai County EMS, Idaho

Chief Christopher Way was appointed the Chief Officer of the Kootenai County EMS System in North Idaho on September of 2013.  Prior to his current position he served as an EMS Chief for a county in Southeast Kansas.  Chief Way attended Labette and Coffeyville Community Colleges for his EMS certifications and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business Management from Mid America Nazarene University.

Chief Way has been involved in EMS since January 1992.  For over twenty-six years he has served, initially, as an EMT and EMT-I and then in 1994 became a paramedic.  As an EMT he served on a rural Ambulance service while becoming a paramedic.  After becoming a paramedic he was hired in a large metropolitan EMS System and served in several roles including; paramedic, field training officer, clinical instructor, tactical paramedic, and Operations Supervisor/Shift Commander. To read Christopher’s full bio, click here.

Stephen Rahm, NRP

Stephen Rahm is a paramedic, educator, and author. He is the Chief of the Office of Clinical Direction and Co-Chair of the Centre for Emergency Health Sciences (cEHS), located in Spring Branch, TX. Stephen has authored numerous EMS textbooks and is published in a number of journal articles and scientific posters. He teaches critical care procedural anatomy classes at the cEHS, as well as around the country, and is a regular presenter at state and national EMS conferences. Stephen remains active as a paramedic with Bulverde Spring Branch Fire & EMS.

Chief Scott Lail, EMT-P, FP-C, CFE

Scott began his EMS career in 1992. Shortly after his arrival into pre-hospital medicine, he became a Firefighter with the City of Cleburne, Texas. With his love for education, Scott became the EMS educator for his Fire Department, and other local agencies in need. He also joined Tarrant County College in Fort Worth as Adjunct EMS Faculty.  In 1999, Scott became a Flight Paramedic with CareFlite in Dallas / Fort Worth, Texas.

For over 26 years, Scott continued to work both Fire and EMS as well as Flight. He is currently the Fire Chief, a certified Master Firefighter and an EMS Instructor with the Cleburne Fire Department as well as a Certified Flight Paramedic (FP-C).  He recently “hung up his wings” after 19 years as a Flight Paramedic with CareFlite, though he still maintains his flight status just in case! Scott has lectured at state, national, and international conferences with a reputation as a dynamic speaker. He also recently appeared in an episode of “Miracle Detectives” on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Dr. Jeff Jarvis, Medical Director

Dr. Jeff Jarvis is the EMS Medical Director for Williamson County EMS and Marble Falls Area EMS in Central Texas. He maintains a clinical practice in the ED at Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Round Rock, Texas. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. He began his career in EMS over 30 years ago, has worked in three states as a paramedic, and retains his active paramedic license today. He has served on multiple state and national committees to promote his profession including chair of the state EMS medical director’s committee as well as serving on the technical expert panel for the EMSAgenda2050 project. He teaches extensively and has authored multiple articles on EMS issues. His research interests include airway management and clinical performance measures. He is a proud father of two wonderful kids, a husband to a very patient wife of 27 years, and a loyal Texas Aggie. He maintains his fitness and what little sanity he has left by “running his crazy away”.

Exhibitor Information

Why be an exhibitor at Port Aransas EMS’ Education by the Sea?

  • Connect with the right people
  • Contribute to the experience
  • Increase ROI

View the 2019 Exhibitor Brochure to view exhibitor options and features.

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