Education By the Sea

"We are very thankful to have been able to attend today’s documentation lecture at Port Aransas EMS Conference. Lots of great information to bring back to our department."

Mathis EMS Department

registration now open

Education By the Sea 2024  |  May 7-10, 2024 |  Port Aransas Civic Center in Port Aransas, Texas

NEW FOR 2024: Pre-Conference Workshop & Beach House Provider

Event registration closes April 12, 2024
If you have questions, please email

Registration Now Open

Education By The Sea 2024 | May 7-10, 2024 | Port Aransas, Texas
Event registration closes April 12, 2024.

  • 14 hours of CE Available
  • Compliance and Documentation Day with Steve Wirth, May 8th
  • Evening, family-friendly activities
  • T-shirt with pre-registration
  • Hotel discounts available
  • Casual attire, family friendly
  • New for 2024: Pre-Conference Workshop & Beach House Provider

If you have questions, please email

Education by the Sea 2024

Conference Agenda - DAY 1

Wednesday, May 8


09:00 - 09:50 Steve Wirth Start with “WHY?” – Keys to Inspiring Peak Performance from Every Member of Your EMS Team
10:00 - 11:20 Steve Wirth How Did Negligence Become Homicide? - 5 Key Lessons from the Criminal Trial of the Paramedics in the Elijah McClain Case
11:30 - 12:00 Steve Wirth The Power of "Going the Extra Mile" - Living Our EMS Calling Every Single Day
12:10 - 12:50 Lunch (Provided)
13:00 - 13:50 Steve Wirth HIPAA Unleashed – The Latest Patient Privacy Issues Running Rampant in EMS
14:00 - 15:30 Steve Wirth Medicare and Compliance Update – The Latest Changes That Impact Your EMS Agency
19:00 Meet & Greet at Treasure Island Bar, sponsored by Siddons-Martin

Conference Agenda - Day 2

Thursday, May 9


09:00 - 09:50 Keaton Mattick, EMS Division Chief, Bexar County ESD No. 2 Fire/EMS Anchors Aweigh: Avoiding Anchoring Bias in Patient Assessment
10:00 - 10:50 Kenneth Pippin, Lieutenant, New Braunfels Fire Department Pre-Hospital Whole Blood Saves Lives
11:00 - 11:50 Jeff Morris, Fire Chief/Paramedic, Portland Fire Department Tackling Field Training Challenges
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch (Provided)
13:00 - 13:50 Michael Hayes, EMS Division Chief, City of New Braunfels EMS Leadership: Being the person behind the curtain
14:00 - 14:50 Dr. Justin Northeim, Medical Director, BEST EMS/PCHD & Chris Briggs, Deputy Director, PCHD The Role of Body-Worn Cameras in EMS
15:00 - 15:30 Seth Coussens, CIO & Chris Ross, Director of Analytics Harnessing Actionable Intelligence: Transforming Your EMS Data into Strategic Insights
18:00 Shrimp Boil sponsored by Siddons-Martin Food, live music, bonfires. Event is BYOB.

Conference Agenda - Day 3

Friday, May 10

09:00 - 09:50 Richard Maricle, Captain, EMS Education & Training, Bexar County ESD No. 2 Fire/EMS The Konami Code - Unlocking Ultimate Airway Cheats!
10:00 - 10:50 Hunter Harbold, Paramedic, EMS Educator, Parker County Hospital District EMS Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke Screening Tools and how they Influence EMS Treatment and Transport Decisions
11:00 - 11:50 Suh Hughart, Paramedic, San Marcos Hays County EMS Look Beneath the Surface - Human Trafficking in America
12:00 - 12:50 Shane Beck, EMS Coordinator/Captain, Trophy Club EMS Fight or Flight, Freeze, or Film

Where to Stay

We are pleased to recommend the following lodging options and have negotiated special conference rates when you mention the promo codes.

Holiday Inn Express

Reservations within the Education By The Sea room block can be made online at When you enter the check in and check out dates, a Rate Preference drop down will appear. Select Group Rate and enter the code EMT. You can also call 371-749-5222 with the code EMT. (The room block is set for Monday, May 6 – Friday, May 10).

NEW FOR 2024! For beach house/condo rentals, reserve online at Enter the coupon code “EMERGICON” to receive a 15% discount for any 2 nights or greater booked from May 4 – 12. (Please note: the checkout includes a Beach Gear fee but can be removed by their team after the booking is set if you do not wish to use that service.)

They also offer golf cart rentals and some of the rental homes include golf carts with the reservation.

bron's beach carts

To reserve a golf cart, call Bron at 361-290-7143 to receive a special rate. Learn more at


Use coupon code "EMERGICON2024" at checkout. Call 361-336-3866 for more information. Learn more at

2024 Sponsorships

Sponsorship spots are sold out! Thank you to all of our EBTS 2024 sponsors!


  • A designated space in the conference building to set up and have conversations with attendees. Table and chairs provided.
  • Opportunities to promote your business between conference general sessions.
  • Access to conference social events to mix and mingle.
  • Access to registered attendee list.
  • Signage with your logo throughout the event spaces (depending on sponsorship level).


All benefits of Silver Level plus:

  • Exclusive signage for food sponsorship during lunch break.
  • One daily live podium mention/ commercial and recognition (3 total).
  • Organization logo on the event website.


All benefits of Silver Level plus:

  • Exclusive signage for food sponsorship during lunch break.
  • One daily live podium mention/ commercial and recognition (3 total).
  • Organization logo on the event website.
Siddons-Martin Emergency Group logo
Scroll to Top