Education & Meetings


AAMS offers a variety of educational opportunities throughout the year.  These premiere events give you the opportunity to earn prestigious educational credits based on your profession in the community and to network with your peers from all over the world.

Air Medical Transport Conference (AMTC)
The annual AMTC provides up-to-date information on the latest techniques and innovative approaches to air medical practice from community experts while giving attendees lots of opportunities to earn continuing education credits. Top-notch keynoters and expanded educational offerings (including mechanics technical briefings, special information exchanges, new clinical sessions, scientific abstracts and poster sessions) make this the air and critical care ground medical transport event not to miss!  The conference exhibit hall gives attendees the chance to learn about the newest technology and meet with service providers in the largest trade show for the air and ground medical community.  Best of all of, the AMTC is the best place for medical transport professionals to network and learn from each other.  

2014 - Nashville, Tennessee - September 22-24 
2015 - Long Beach, California - October 19-21
2016 - Charlotte, North Carolina - September
2017 - Fort Worth, Texas - October 16-18
2018 - Western Location
2019 - Eastern Location
2020 - Central Location

Spring Conference
This conference is held each spring in the Washington, D.C. area.  The focus is on legislative, regulatory and reimbursement issues.  Members are encouraged to participate in our grassroots efforts and visit their Congressional representatives on behalf of the community.   In addition to the grassroots lobbying, we also offer the highest quality educational content that consistently receives rave reviews!  Attendees learn about what regulations are affecting them, how to speak out locally on issues affecting them, billing and reimbursement insights, leadership and management issues, and much more!

Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI)
The Medical Transport Leadership Institute (MTLI) at Oglebay Resort provides an intensive continuing education experience and certification for individuals currently managing medical transportation services, those seeking management positions, and others with direct and indirect involvement who desire greater understanding of this dynamic profession. The Institute operates with a rigorous approach to competency-based education, utilizing formal classroom hours, mandatory participation, written testing and oral presentations. Graduates of the two-year program will receive certification as a Certified Medical Transport Executive (CMTE).  Each year, the MTLI also offers a graduate program through which a minimum of 20 Management Education Units (MEU's) can be earned toward the CMTE re-certification.

Safety Management Training Academy (SMTA)

The Academy provides formal continuing education for individuals (and their organizations) interested in improving their understanding of safety systems theory and the application of that theory to the practice of medical transportation.  Students will gain expertise and practical skills through formal didactic and participatory sessions designed to instill creative thinking and decision-making. Participants also obtain valuable insight into real life challenges by networking with industry leaders. The Academy operates with a rigorous approach to competency-based education, utilizing formal classroom hours, mandatory student participation, written testing, and a code of professional conduct. Due to the demands of the program, students will be expected to complete out-of-classroom assignments. Graduates of the two- year program will receive a certificate of completion, and will be invited to participate in more in-depth programs on specific safety management topics offered in the future.

Regional or Topic Specific Conferences

Periodically, AAMS will offer a special event geared to bring medical transport education opportunities to a specific region, or to educate our community on a specific topic.

Other Events of Interest 

3rd Air Medical & Rescue Congress China
Exhibition & Conference
May 8‐9, 2014
Shanghai, China
New Era of Air Medical & Rescue Market in China

AAMS will post your local meetings and events here for a nominal fee of $25 per listing.  
To post your event here, please contact Blair Beggan at bbeggan@aams.org
or via phone at (703) 836-8732 x 105.