1999 Conference

Syracuse University

General Information

Syracuse University

Located in the geographic center of New York State, Syracuse University is a major student centered undergraduate and graduate research institution serving the educational needs of more than 18,000 students. Syracuse University is the home of the Carrier Dome, the largest on-campus sporting facility in America. EMS response to the University community is provided by the volunteers of Syracuse University Ambulance, now enjoying it’s silver anniversary of 25 years of service.

NCEMSF Conference

The conference provides an opportunity for member institutions to gather and learn about collegiate EMS, fraternize with personnel from other institutional programs, and share information. Hosted in a different geographic area each year, the annual conference highlights the accomplishments of member institutions and develops strategic plans for tackling common and uncommon problems.


The 1999 Conference Program Committee has worked diligently to bring to the conference lecture series the types of issues member institutions can use in individual departments. Drawing on the extensive health care resources in the Syracuse metropolitan area and the relationships created between SU’s Ambulance Service and other emergency services partners, attendees will enjoy a range of programs delivered by experienced speakers.

Program Highlights

  • Eight lecture sessions by a variety of speakers;
  • Tours of emergency services departments on the SU campus;
  • Poster sessions for member institutions
  • Four lecture sessions exclusively for NCEMSF member institutions

Hotel Information

Rooms were reserved at the Sheraton University Inn and Conference Center adjacent to campus.

Single room: $69/night
Double room: $79/night
Triple room: $89/night
Quad room: $99/night

Food Service

The following meals were provided with the conference fee:

  • Friday evening reception
  • Saturday continental breakfast
  • Saturday evening dinner
  • Sunday continental breakfast

Conference Fee

The conference fee was $25 per person. This purchased a conference badge that allowed full access to poster display areas, lecture sessions, tours, vendors, and meals.

Syracuse University

Schedule of Events

Friday - 2/12/99
17:00-22:00 Registration begins in the Sheraton Lobby
20:00-22:00 NCEMSF Reception
Saturday - 2/13/99
8:00-9:00 Continental breakfast
9:00-10:15 "Communications Cookbook" Charles "Chuck" Combs, AEMT-III
9:00-10:15 "Dome Sweet Dome"
Designing a mini EMS system
Richard Cherry, NREMT-P
9:00-10:15 "NDMS Terrorism Response" Matt Payne, MPA, NREMT-P
10:15-10:35 Break
10:35-11:50 "Toxicology" Dr. Christine Stork
10:35-11:50 "The Devil You Know" Kathy VanVechten, RN
Robert Audet, NREMT-P
10:35-11:50 "Research" Lawrence Brown
11:50-13:00 Lunch on own
13:00-14:15 "Medical Direction" Dan Ollson, MD
13:00-14:15 "Liability" Dr. Peter Mariani
13:00-14:15 "Storm Response" Jess Moore, EMT-D
13:00-14:15 "Suicide" Dr. Marc Grossman
14:15-15:15 NCEMSF Didactic Event George Koenig, NCEMSF President
15:15-16:30 "Personnel" John Morrissey, NREMT-P
15:15-16:30 "Quality Improvement" Jay Scott, NREMT-P
15:15-16:30 "Command Post Operations" RIT Ambulance
18:00-21:00 Dinner program
Sunday - 2/14/99
9:00-10:00 Breakfast
10:00-12:00 NCEMSF Business


  • Syracuse University Health Services
  • Syracuse University Bookstore
  • Syracuse Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Syracuse University Department of Public Safety
  • Shirt World
  • EMS Magazine
  • Emergency Products and Research
  • Community Hospital, Syracuse, NY
  • Rural/Metro Ambulance
  • Syracuse University Student Programs
  • Lewis Uniform
  • Halor. Freyer & Coon, Inc.
  • Bound Tree Corporation
  • Syracuse University Safety Department

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