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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.

CCTMC 2016 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 2016 Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference
April 11-13, 2016
Charlotte, NC

Please submit the attached exhibitor form.

2015 Pre-AMTC Newsletter

Dear AMPA Members:

The attached pre-AMTC AMPA Newsletter has some important information for you, including:

  • Call to Annual General Membership Meeting - October 18, 2015
  • AMPA Research Seed Grant Reminder - please encourage your fellows, residents/registrars, and medical students to apply!
  • Call for Abstracts for 2016 CCTMC Scientific Forum
  • 30-day comment period on "Medical Transport Advertising, Marketing and Brokering" joint position statement
  • Get your raffle ticket for a 1969 GTO or 2015 Chevy Camaro!
  • See who joined AMPA this summer
  • Elsevier's Green Open Access Policy

REGISTER NOW - Medical Director Core Curriculum: Part II and AMPA Forum - October 18, 2015

We are looking forward to seeing you at AMTC. Safe travels!


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


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.


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)


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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