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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.



Call for Scientific Forum Abstracts - CCTMC 2015

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 22nd and an Outstanding Research Award bestowed. Accepted abstracts will be published in the Air Medical Journal. Abstracts presented at other meetings during 2014-2015 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 20, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. EST

Fall 2014 Newsletter

The Fall 2014 Newsletter is now available, including:

  • 2014-2015 Board of Directors
  • Distinguished Physician and Medical Director of the Year
  • President's Message to update you on the recent strategic planning meeting
  • Call for Abstracts - Scientific Forum
  • Send in your application for 2015 Research Seed Grant
  • Help support the Advanced Track for AMTC
  • Congratulations to physicians who have completed the Core Curriculum series
  • Great deals at the AMPA Store, but quantities limited

CCTMC 2014 Exhibitor Opportunity

The Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA), Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), and the International Association of Flight Paramedics (IAFP) are pleased to invite you to exhibit at the 2015 Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference
April 20-22, 2015
Charlotte, NC

Please submit the attached exhibitor form.

Research Seed Grant

AMPA Research Seed Grant


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.


CCTMC 2015

The Air Medical Physician Association (AMPA), Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP) are pleased to invite you to the

2015 Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference

April 20-22, 2015
Charlotte, NC

Register Online
Download the Conference Brochure

Information presented focuses on the essentials of care required for the complex patient needing critical care air and ground transport.


  • Scientific Forum Poster Presentation
  • Critical Care Procedural Anatomy Lab - Limit 40 participants
  • Ultrasound Workshop - Limit 25 participants
  • Certification Review – TraCER - Click here to register
  • Certification Examinations – CCP-C, CFRN, CTRN, FP-C

CCTMC Program Description

The Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference is designed to address topics pertinent to the prehospital and emergency care of the critically ill and injured patient. Physicians, nurses, paramedics, respiratory therapists and allied healthcare professionals will be provided information that offers them a deeper understanding of the essentials of care required for the complex patient needing critical care air and ground transport. Lectures will be presented that will help participants develop leadership skills.

Critical Care Procedural Anatomy Program

This portion of the Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference is for transport crew members who wish to update and practice critical care techniques that will enhance their ability to provide the best possible care to patients who are most in need. The program offers state-of-the-art updates on clinical procedures. The didactic sessions include topics on emergent airway management, surgical airway management, chest tube insertion and management and pericardiocentesis, ventilation assessment and ventilator management, intraosseous vascular access, and tourniquets and control of bleeding. A Procedure Lab will be provided for participants to practice the techniques they have discussed during the lecture session.

This course is limited to 40 participants. Please call 801-263-2672 to check availabilty and to register.

Call for Speakers - CCTMC 2015

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 20-22, 2015
Charlotte, NC

Deadline for Submissions - August 15, 2014


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.


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.


AMPA supports MedEvac Foundation International with a financial donation and encourages our members to do the same


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