SUNY Canton North Country EMS Program Annual Spring Fling Conference, April 24-26

A helicopter demonstration and course on weapons of mass destruction will be among the highlights of the SUNY Canton North Country Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Program’s annual Spring Fling Conference.

Spring Fling begins at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 24 at Bonnie Castle Resort in Alexandria Bay with events and activities running through Saturday, April 26.

“We extend a warm welcome to all first responders, emergency medical technicians, emergency nurses, and emergency physicians,” said Ann M. Smith, Director of the North Country EMS Program Agency. “The conference provides core content material that fulfills continuing medical educations required for EMT certification.”

The Spring Fling will kick off on Thursday, April 24, with a helicopter safety presentation.

On Friday, April 25, there will be weapons of mass destruction and Basic EMS education core content.

On Saturday, April 26, the EMS program agency will be welcoming Marjorie A. Geiger, New York State Department of Health Bureau of EMS Assistant Director, as a guest speaker. Other guest speakers include Dr. Paul Maurer, a neurosurgeon from the University of Rochester.

The 9th Annual Spring Fling Conference will conclude with cocktails followed by a Buffet Dinner and Recognition Ceremony

“As an added dynamic, attendants will have the chance to compare notes and network with their peers in emergency medicine,” said Smith .

The Conference is sponsored by the North Country Regional EMS Council Organization in conjunction with North Country Regional EMS Program Agency. The North Country EMS Region includes Jefferson, Lewis and St. Lawrence Counties.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 65 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams have joined the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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