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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.

AMPA Spring Newsletter 2016

The AMPA Spring Newsletter has some important information for you including:

  • Call for Nominations for fall election of positions available on the AMPA Board of Trustees
  • New Non-voting Board position
  • President’s Message, check it out!
  • Call for 2016 Distinguished Physician, and 2016 Medical Director of the Year
  • What is happening for AMPA members at AMTC
  • CCTMC Scientific Forum
  • Update on 2016 CCTMC, and Call for Speakers for 2017 CCTMC
  • See who joined AMPA since November!
  • Survey results from AMPA Long Beach Conferences
  • and MORE!

We hope to see you all at AMTC in September!

Spring Newsletter

AMPA Proudly Announces The Publication Of Principles & Direction of Air Medical Transport, 2nd Edition

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 receive 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)

Textbook Order Form


AMPA Core Curriculum and Symposium – Charlotte, North Carolina

Dear AMPA members,
Please save these dates and mark your calendars for the upcoming AMPA educational events planned for this fall.

AMPA Medical Director Core Curriculum: Part III
Saturday, September 24, 2016
This is the third segment of the 3-part Medical Director Core Curriculum designed for physicians directing critical care transport teams. Topics are taken from Principles and Direction of Air Medical Transport. Core Curriculum segments do not need to be taken in any specific order.

Air Medical Physician Symposium and Forum (AMPS)
Sunday, September 25, 2016
With a new name and a NEW FORMAT, this year’s reinvigorated AMPA Forum will utilize an interactive series of focused presentations, panel discussions, and group problem solving to address current challenges faced by physicians involved in air and ground critical care transport. Multiple opportunities for sharing of audience expertise, discussion of research in progress, group networking, and committee involvement will occur. More information about specific topics and speakers will be provided at the AMPA website (, as well as online registration. Get amp’d up for AMPS!!

Online registration for both the Core Curriculum and AMPS will be available at by July, 2016.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
New time – 8:00-9:00 AM prior to AMPS!

September 26-28, 2016
Air Medical Transport Conference – Charlotte, North Carolina
Visit AMPA at Booth 1811 in the exhibit hall!
We look forward to seeing you at the AMPA meetings this fall.

2016 Call for Elections

Nominations are now being taken for the offices open in the 2016 AMPA Election of Board of Trustees. The positions available are President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and 3 Board Members at Large. A new non-voting Board position has been approved for physicians in training. Nominations are due no later than July 15, 2016. **

AMPA 2016 Election Details Non-Voting Position Details

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 reaccreditation.

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