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The Air Medical Physician Association is an international organization committed to patient-focused, quality critical care transport medicine by promoting excellence in medical direction, research, education, safety, leadership and collaboration.

AMPA Newsletter - Summer 2015

Within the Newsletter you will find:

  • Reminder of July 24, 2015 deadline for nominations to the AMPA Fall Election of Trustees
  • Call to Meeting! 23rd Annual General Membership Meeting - October 18, 2015 - Long Beach
  • Taking applications for 2016 Research Seed Grant
  • Call for Abstracts for 2016 CCTMC
  • Can you help AAMS CUP at AMTC?
  • Look to the website for AMPA conference information and online registration
  • Last but not at all least, reports from SMACC Chicago!
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Call for Scientific Forum Abstracts - CCTMC 2016

Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference
April 11-13, 2016
Charlotte, North Carolina

The Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC) will once again feature a Scientific Forum with poster presentations of original scientific research. Poster presentations will be formally judged during the conference on April 11th and an Outstanding Research Award will be bestowed to the best research presentation. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Air Medical Journal. Abstracts presented at other meetings during 2015-2016 will be considered. If abstracts have been published prior they will not be republished in the Air Medical Journal. Our goal is to nurture and provide an appropriate forum for research in air medical transport.

Deadline: Friday, March 11, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. EST

AMPA Research Seed Grant - 2016

An increasing number of young physicians are experiencing difficulty finding the resources and support to do research. Consequently, fewer physicians are choosing careers in research which is a terrible loss to medicine. Subsequently, there are fewer individuals providing meaningful scientific contributions specific to the air medical industry, air medical transport, or prehospital transport.

To address this trend, the AMPA has established the Air Medical Physician Seed Grant Research Program in 2011 to encourage medical students, physician residents, and fellows to enter the research field. The program provides a $2,500 (US dollars) grant to help him/her conduct small basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. These funds will round out new project budgets, rather than sustain current initiatives. These funds will favor research in air medical or prehospital transport.

Download the grant application here

Application Deadline: March 25, 2016
Recipient Announcement: April, 2016

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Call for Speakers - CCTMC 2016

Attendees of CCTMC tell us that they want to be challenged. They want state-of-the-art information, something new, information that makes them think about now to better their practice. So we need physicians to set the bar and give them what they want! Share your expertise and submit a topic or two. Encourage your colleagues to do the same! Support CCTMC, the best clinical conference for critical care medical transport there is!

April 11-13, 2016
Charlotte, NC

Deadline for Submissions - August 15, 2015

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Accepting nominations for 2015 Medical Director of the Year

In 2000, the Air Medical Physician Association instituted a new annual award in addition to the yearly Distinguished Physician Award. In contrast to the Distinguished Physician Award, which is intended to recognize lifetime achievement and service to AMPA and the Air Medical community, the Medical Director of the Year is intended to recognize that physician who has made outstanding contributions to his or her own program. For that reason, AMPA asks that nominations for this award of recognition come from individual programs. We would like to hear from the flight crews, administrators, and/or program staff about the outstanding contributions of their medical director.

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AMTC Preconference Workshops - 2015

AMPA is providing two preconference workshops at AMTC 2015 in Long Beach, CA. Click 'Read More' for more information and to register.

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AMPA Proudly Announces The Publication Of Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport, 2nd Edition

AMPA textbook cover

The AMPA board and your textbook editors are very excited to present the newest version of this Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport, the most comprehensive collection of information on critical care air and ground transport medicine available today.

All Active AMPA members, and textbook authors, will received a complimentary electronic copy in the near future. A copy of the book, both soft cover and electronic format, can be ordered via the attached order form, however only the soft cover textbook is available at this time (June 2015)

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Nominations Open for AMPA 2015 Distinguished Physician – Deadline August 14, 2015

The Distinguished Physician Award was established in 1993 to recognize a physician who has significantly contributed to the Air Medicine profession and to recognize lifetime achievement and service to the Air Medical community. The AMPA Board of Trustees will select the award recipient from nominations of AMPA members submitted by the membership in writing to the AMPA office by August 14, 2015. Please help us recognize that physician who comes to mind when you think of an air medical innovator, leader, mentor, and hero. We want to hear from you.

Medical Director Core Curriculum

The Medical Director Core Curriculum is offered as a preconference to the annual Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC). The AMPA Board of Trustees determined at the April 2003 Board meeting that offering a core curriculum process is relevant to the success of physicians managing critical care air and ground medical transport teams. The Core Curriculum is offered in three parts, which do not need to be taken consecutively, and covers topics in Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport, a publication of AMPA. The sessions will be of interest to physicians just starting as medical directors, as well as those who are experienced. The preconference also offers an opportunity for physicians to network and presents a forum for interactive discussion.

The AMPA Medical Director Core Curriculum recognized and recommended by CAMTS as background training for a Medical Director of a critical care transport program that is applying for accreditation or undergoing reaccredidation.

Participant List

As of of November 2014, 124 Physicians have complete the three-part series. A list of participants is available in our downloads area.

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Statement

The Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA) is committed to safe, efficacious, critical care transportation by promoting quality medical direction, research, education, leadership and collaboration. Although AMPA does not endorse products or services, we do welcome and encourage all efforts that promote and facilitate research that results in the safest and most appropriate possible environment for air and ground medical transport. Our focus is to provide the best quality of care for patients requiring critical care transport. Note: This quote must be represented in its entirety. It cannot be abbreviated, changed or taken out of context.

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