29th Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference

Published:December 09, 2020DOI:
      Sitting on the most amazing stretch of beach you didn't know existed, the Perdido Beach Resort in Orange Beach, AL, has been selected to host the 29th Annual Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference (CCTMC) scheduled for March 29 to 31, 2021. This beautiful yet affordable location perfectly complements the exceptional education you know CCTMC provides. You don't want to miss it!
      CCTMC is presented by the Air & Surface Transport Nurses Association (ASTNA), the Air Medical Physician Association, (AMPA), and the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics (IAFCCP).

      Who Should Attend?

      You need to attend this clinically driven educational opportunity in the medical transport industry if you are a physician, nurse, paramedic, respiratory therapist, or allied health care professional responsible for prehospital and emergency care of the critically ill and injured patient.

      Why YOU Should Attend

      You will learn important leadership skills to enhance your professionalism and the essentials of care required for the complex patient who needs critical care air and ground transport. There will also be plenty of time for personal interaction with your peers and leaders in the profession.

      What the Conference Offers YOU

      You can expect a wide variety of critical care transport topics including the following:
      • Peri-intubation deterioration
      • Alteplase and adjuvant therapy for acute ischemic stroke
      • Interhospital management of nontraumatic intracerebral hemorrhage
      • Perfecting the art of field medicine with intensive care unit care
      • Management of sympathetic crashing acute pulmonary edema using high-dose intravenous bolus nitroglycerine
      • Ketamine-Only Breathing Intubation and other contemporary airway management techniques with ketamine
      • Transport neurology
      • Mental health for the provider
      • Transport considerations for children with special health care needs
      • Point-of-care ultrasound
      • The Down and Dirty of Bringing Simulation to the Field
      ASTNA is offering continuing education contact hours education credits for nurses/emergency medical technician–paramedics, and physicians will receive accreditation through American Medical Association Physician's Recognition Award Category 1 credits.

      Annual Scientific Forum

      CCTMC offers an annual scientific forum sponsored by the Air Medical Physician Association, ASTNA, and IAFCCP. Original research abstracts are presented in poster form and judged by a panel of critical care transport experts followed by publication in Air Medical Journal. An Outstanding Research Award is given to the best entry. The scientific forum is widely known as the place to see the best of research in air and ground medical transport. Submissions are being accepted through February 26, 2021. Visit for details.

      Preconference Highlights

      Come early and add to your knowledge and professional expertise. The following events will be held before the start of the conference:
      • IAFCCP will offer the Pittman Flight & Critical Care Review Course on Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27. Register at
      • The International Board of Specialty Certification will offer the FP-C®, CCP-C®, and CP-C® examinations on Sunday morning, March 28. Register at
      • The 9th Annual Running with an Angel, a 5k run/walk, will be held on Monday morning, March 29. Help ASTNA honor our fallen colleagues and support their loved ones. Never forget. Register at


      This is an opportunity to meet and spend one-on-one time with vendors who provide the equipment and services that help you in your job. Past exhibitors have included B. Braun Medical, Inc; Bell Helicopter Textron; MedSouth; Golden Hour Data Systems; Image Trend; Air Methods; International Biomedical; Teleflex; emsCharts, Inc; Life Blanket; Metro Aviation; Moore Medical; and Zoll Medical Corporation.
      CCTMC offers you the best in critical care education because your patient is counting on YOU!
      Monica Newman is the executive director of the International Association of Flight and Critical Care Paramedics, Catherine Langley is the executive director of the Air Medical Physician Association, and Nikole Good is the executive director of the Air and Surface Transport Nurses Association.
      Photos courtesy of Orange Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau and Perdido Beach Resort.
      Hear what previous conference attendees had to say.
      • An entertaining speaker, extremely knowledgeable, and took the time to answer all sorts of questions after his lectures. Would absolutely travel to hear him speak again.
      • This is the best critical care education for the money.
      • Fantastic as always! Insight and well-presented information
      • One of the best talks I have ever heard. Thanks for making it laidback, high yield, and most of all relatable to all of us.
      • Very high-level talks, learned a lot. It was also neat having a foreign perspective.
      Orange Beach—Sand. Sun. Fun.
      Bring the family! Sugar-white sand, turquoise waters, and Southern hospitality await! Get out of the cold and experience a warm welcome along Alabama's 32-mile beach. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach allow visitors to relax, unwind, and embrace the area's charming coastal culture. Seafood, arts, outdoor adventure, and watersports combine for unforgettable experiences for you and your friends and family.
      CCTMC Headquarters—Perdido Beach Resort
      There are few places in the world that have the expansive sugar-white beaches, emerald waters, and natural beauty that are found at Perdido Beach Resort. Nestled on an island oasis along the pristine beaches of the Gulf of Mexico where pelicans perch, blue herons stroll, and sugar-white sand and emerald waters are so captivating you won't want to leave, Perdido Beach Resort awaits. The beautiful Mediterranean-style resort with private beachfront is located in Orange Beach, AL, just 2 miles west of the Florida state line. Learn more at
      What are we doing to protect our attendees from coronavirus disease 2019? Sanitation stations providing daily temperature checks, face masks, and sanitizer will be available at conference check-in. The Perdido Beach Resort's spacious accommodations allow for adequate social distancing and plenty of outdoor activities for your enjoyment.