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2024 SC EMS Symposium - March 6-8, 2024
Workshops: March 6 | Full Conference Days: March 7-8


  • 03/06/2024 8:00 AM
    Kingston Plantation/Embassy Suites, 9800 Queensway Blvd., Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

Embassy Suites/Kingston Plantation, 9800 Queensway Blvd, Myrtle Beach, SC 29572

The SC EMS Association invites you to come join us in Myrtle Beach for the 45th annual EMS Symposium. We believe you are going to find the educational experience at this conference to be both enjoyable and rewarding. In addition, we hope you take advantage of some of the great features Myrtle Beach has to offer.

Overview of schedule of events:

  • Wednesday, March 6 - Pre-Conference Day with Workshops for Providers, Educators, Leadership, and MIH/CP.  Evening Exhibitor Reception.
  • Thursday, March 7 - Opening Keynote and full day of sessions with paramedic competition.
  • Friday, March 8 - Full day of sessions and conference closing with our awards reception at 5 pm.

Important Notes for 2024:

Please read these notes before registering for the conference.

  • Brochure: DOWNLOAD THE BROCHURE HERE. This brochure includes all conference information, session descriptions, speaker bios, hotel information, and much more. Please review it.
  • Registration System: Registrations will be completed online through the SCEMSA website and event registration system. Payments should be made to SCEMSA.
  • SCEMSA Member Pricing: Member pricing options are available allowing SCEMSA members discounted rates for registration. SCEMSA members must login to the SCEMSA website to be able to get the member pricing. Agency members will need the main contact to login and register personnel to get the member pricing. If you would like to join the association before registering, you can do that at
  • Session Registrations: On the registration form, you WILL NOT need to select breakout sessions to attend during the regular conference track for Thursday-Friday. You will be able to pick your session at the event, but note that some breakout session rooms may fill up.
  • Workshops: There are workshops on Wednesday that require pre-registration and some require additional fees. Check the registration form and this brochure for details. You will register for everything at once.
  • Payment Options: When you register online, you will have the option to pay with credit card or you will automatically get an invoice emailed to you that you can turn in for payment. Payments should be sent to SCEMSA, PO Box 360, Winnsboro, SC 29180 (NOTE NEW ADDRESS).
  • Multiple Registrations: If you want to register more than one person from your agency, fill out the form, click on “add guest” at the bottom left and add their information. Repeat until you have added everyone, then click on the payment option and confirm on the final screen.
  • Registration Assistance: All registration questions can be directed to SCEMSA Project Coordinator Mandy Gattis at or 803-846-1382.

Awards Nominations dUE DEc. 15


The deadline for submission of nominations is DECEMBER 15, 2023 at 5 pm.  This is a firm deadline and no nominations will be accepted after this date.  If you have any questions, contact SCEMSA CAO Mary Napier.

Many of the awards ask for a nomination statement and supporting documents along with a picture of the nominee.  Start gathering information for those EMS professionals who you would like to see recognized and nominate them today!  The awards reception will take place in March 2024.

To see award categories/criteria or to submit a nomination, visit:

Paramedic Competition - Deadline to Register: Dec. 15

Regional competitions will be held on January 6, 2024.  Finalists will get to compete at the Paramedic Competition at the 2024 SCEMSA Symposium on Thursday, March 7, 2024. The awards reception will be Friday, March 8, 2024 at 5 pm. 

Competition guidelines, equipment lists, and registration can be found at:

Friday, December 15, 2023 at 5:00 pm*** NO EXCEPTIONS!

Fees may be paid online or mailed to SCEMSA, PO Box 360, Winnsboro, SC 29180.

If you have questions about competition information, please contact John Faulkner.


If you have questions about competition information,
please contact John Faulkner.

If you have questions about symposium attendee registration,
please contact Mandy Gattis,

Symposium Links

Early registration is available until Feb. 1.  After Feb. 1 prices increase by $50.

Symposium Sponsors

We would like to thank all our sponsors who have committed to support the SC EMS Symposium.  See a complete list of sponsors here.

Conference Rates and Options

(Thurs, March 7-Fri., March 8)

  • Full Conference - SCEMSA Member - $199
  • Full Conference - Non-Member - $249
  • Additional Exhibitor Reception Tickets - $20 each

Wed., March 6 Workshops that require pre-registration:

  • DHEC Education Update & Discussion (9-12) - $0
  • SCEMSA Educators Pre-Con (1-5)
    SCEMSA Members - $0 / Non-Members - $50
  • Providers Precon (8-5)
    SCEMSA Members - $50 / Non-Members - $100
  • Leadership Precon (9-4)
    SCEMSA Members - $50 / Non-Members - $100
  • MIH/CP Bootcamp (1 pm) - limited spots by invitation only. If interested, contact  Registration fee of $50 if approved.  Additional fees sponsored by the SC Office of Rural Health

Fri, March 8 - Medical Control Workshop
(8:30-4:00) - $0


  • Thursday, March 7 - $150 (lunch included)
  • Friday, March 8 - $150 (awards reception included)

Conference Deadlines

Conference Early Registration - Feb. 1, 2024
Price increases by $50 on February 2

Conference Payment Deadline - February 28, 2024
Please note that payments should be received in the SCEMSA office by Feb. 23 to confirm your attendance at the conference unless other arrangements have been made. You can pay online or mail a payment.

If you don’t pay online, please mail a copy of your registration information with payment to:

(Note: NEW ADDRESS AS OF 12/1/23)
PO Box 360
Winnsboro, SC 29180

Conference Online Registration Deadline - February 28, 2024 (After Feb. 28 you must register on-site.)

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in either writing or online by Feb. 1, 2024 will receive a refund less a $50 administrative fee. NO REFUNDS after Feb. 1, 2024.

Photo Release

The SC EMS Association reserves the right to use photos taken of participants during Symposium related events for future brochures and promotional materials for the Symposium.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit

The SC EMS Division of DHEC will provide continuing education credit for South Carolina EMS personnel.

Mobile App

We will have a conference on-site mobile app available. Watch for details about the app and how to make the most out of your experience at the conference.


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