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Emergency Medical Services
Peer Group Conference

Welcome to the Emergency Medical Services peer group conference information page! The Emergency Medical Services peer group conference will be held March 17-18, 2016 at Arboretum III in Richmond, VA. Details about this meeting will be posted on this page as they become available.

If you have any questions regarding the meeting’s programming or agenda, please contact your peer group chair.

Peer Group Chair

Bill Akers, Southwest Virginia Community College
bill.akers@sw.edu

Agenda

The agenda will be posted when it is available.

Conference Location

Arboretum III
300 Arboretum Place
Richmond, VA 23236

Hotel Information

Hyatt Place Arboretum
201 Arboretum Place
Richmond, VA 23236
(804) 560-1566

Please call the number above and ask for the Virginia Community College System EMS Peer Group room block.

VCCS Coverage

The following coverage is provided by the VCCS Office of Professional Development:

Peer group conferences are free and open to all VCCS faculty, full- and part-time alike. Covered costs include the opening luncheon, conference materials, and single occupancy overnight lodging based on qualifying distances (see below).

Coverage for the following is at the discretion of the participant’s college:

Dinner the first night of the conference and travel expenses including mileage, parking, and meals while on the road may be reimbursable by your college. Please check with your supervisor for more information.

Hotel and Travel Policy

One night’s lodging is provided for all employees, full- and part-time alike, whose campus is 50 or more miles from the site of the meeting, and an additional night’s stay on the eve of the conference is available to those whose campus is 200 or more miles away. You will be asked to guarantee your reservation with a personal credit card, but once you arrive the charge will be transferred to the VCCS master bill. You will only be charged in the event of a no-show or for incidentals. To ensure you are placed in our block and receive our special state rate of $89.00/night, use only the numbers provided to book your reservation.

Please be aware of the following:

  • Hotel reservations are the responsibility of the participant and must be guaranteed with a personal credit card.
  • The room block will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the reservation deadline or the room block has sold out, whichever comes first. Please book early!
  • By booking in the conference room block, conferees will have their room charge and tax transferred to the VCCS master account upon check-in.
  • Charges for incidentals, additional people in the room not affiliated with the peer group, and upgrades above per diem are the responsibility of the individual.
  • The VCCS will not pay for rooms booked elsewhere while the block remains available.
  • Should the block sell out, contact us at opd@vccs.edu for instructions.
  • Hotel cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. No-shows are the responsibility of the participant.
Important Note:

In order to be afforded the coverage and protection of our VCCS’ contract with the hotel, you must follow our hotel booking procedures. To reserve a room or to inquire about the hotel’s cancellation policy, please call the hotel reservations number noted above. Do not reserve your hotel room through the hotel’s website or through an online booking site (i.e. Orbitz, Expedia, Kayak).

Participant Registration

All participants must register, presenters and attendees alike. Please follow the link below to register.

Emergency Medical Services Peer Group Participant Registration