September 18 to 20, 2013
Tundra Lodge and Conference Center
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Conference information and schedule
"Stars" to co-locate with PSOW 2013 Conference
The Paramedic Systems of Wisconsin (PSOW) and Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW) announced again their continuation, for the third consecutive year, to co-locate each organization’s respective program during the next PSOW conference, September 18 to 20, 2013 at the Tundra Lodge in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
PSOW will concentrate efforts in assembling speakers and creating panel discussions that achieve core industry messages and the latest topics to benefit all EMS providers and those with administrative duties and responsibilities. In addition, PSOW will again manage vendor contracts for the exhibit area.
PAAW will dedicate its efforts to promoting and encouraging the state’s ambulance service administrators to submit names of individuals within their organization’s who meet requirements for Stars recognition and honors. In addition, PAAW will produce and host the dinner program the first evening of the PSOW conference on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.
PSOW founder, Dan Williams, said “While the conference and exhibit hall portions represent the majority of activity during the three-day event, which we will continue to coordinate, we really saw benefit this time around in having the Stars’ program part of the schedule. A good majority of attendees commented favorably about adding the event, which stood to recognize some of our industry’s best performers between 2010 and 2012.”
Patrick Ryan, President of PAAW commented, "PAAW was honored to deliver Stars 2010 through 2012 at PSOW and to host it before an audience of EMS peers. I know it meant a lot to our twenty honorees to have the program held within this environment, but I would suspect, given an expanded awareness to Stars, we will have a larger number of persons to recognize in 2013; and that’s what we will be planning for.” Stars’ is a special tribute to Wisconsin’s everyday EMS heroes from all types of services providers; i.e., municipal, fire, third service and private EMS providers.
To see a photograph of the September 2012 class of honorees, their names and which ambulance service nominated them, refer to PAAW’s website, or click here. The 2012 Stars will be attending a one-day event in their honor at the State capitol in Madison in October 2012. Initial plans include meeting with state EMS officials, legislators and other government leaders as well as being introduced on the floors of the Senate and House Chambers.
PAAW is the official state sponsor of the "Stars of Life" awards and dinner program that follows the national model established by the American Ambulance Association. The annual award bestows on individual recipients high honors and tribute to their continuing EMS contribution and dedication.
About the Paramedic Systems of Wisconsin
The first PSOW conference was held in 1988 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. The goal of PSOW is to provide continuing education for administrators of Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulance services and to share information and work together for the betterment of Emergency Medical Service providers and the provision of quality patient care in Wisconsin. The three-day conference is known for its small group, educational and information sharing opportunities attended by administrative managers of ALS systems throughout Wisconsin. The September 19 to 21, 2011 conference at Tundra Lodge in Green Bay, Wisconsin will represent the 25th annual conference held by the organization. The 2012 conference program will be announced in July. For additional details about the PSOW conference, refer to www.psow.org.
About the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin
PAAW was established in 2004 to represent the interests of ambulance services in the state and is dedicated to advocating for business, reimbursement and legislative aspects in management and operation of an ambulance service in Wisconsin, as well as fostering initiatives and discussion in developing and maintaining a healthy, sustainable and functional EMS delivery system and its promotion. In addition, PAAW works to create and promote opportunities for collaboration, networking and learning for EMS leaders, managers and practitioners. The PAAW organization is a member-based organization that serves as an EMS stakeholder to better delivery of Emergency Medical Services in Wisconsin. Since its inception in 2006, 105 EMS professionals in Wisconsin have been recognized with a Stars award. For information about PAAW or the Stars of Life awards program or how to nominate an individual, refer to www.paaw.us.