On behalf of the Cape Breton Paramedic Conference Organizing Committee we regret to announce the cancellation of this year’s conference in September.
While this decision did not come lightly, we feel that due to the uncertainty of social gatherings for the foreseeable future it is not feasible for us to continue with this year’s planning.
In late 2012, a group of frontline Paramedic clinicians, educators and administrators had a vision of delivering world-class education to the Paramedics of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. Nestled in the woods of the world-renowned Cabot Trail, over-looking the scenic St. Ann’s Bay, the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s was the obvious choice of venue to host an exceptional educational experience with just the right amount of down-home, Cape Breton flavor.
With the education of local frontline Paramedics in mind, the Cape Breton Paramedic Conference has, since the first inaugural Conference in 2013, consistently delivered an eclectic mix of global leaders in the field of prehospital care, local subject matter experts, unique workshops, inspirational stories and the entertainment & hospitality Cape Breton has become known for.
Succession planning within the organizing committee has been key in keeping a fresh outlook. While there has been turnover and role changes we have stayed true to our format developed in year 1 which has attracted attendees from across North America and as far as the Middle East.
As we enter our 7th year we plan to attract our “regulars” from Cape Breton and Nova Scotia and hope to see some new faces from systems and educational institutions worldwide. For those planning to attend, you can expect the same cozy atmosphere our attendees have come to know and love, the breath-taking scenery of Cape Breton Island, leaders of Paramedicine delivering cutting-edge scientific and clinical education in an intimate setting and an increased social media and web presence.
We look forward to seeing you this September and for many Septembers to come.
Click below to read the perspective of Dr. Walt Stoy (PhD, EMT-P) on his experience as a presenter and participant at the 2018 Cape Breton Paramedic Conference!
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"The Cape Breton Paramedic Conference takes place just outside of Sydney in Nova Scotia, Canada, every September. The first conference was held in 2013, after a group of frontline paramedic clinicians, educators and administrators had a vision of delivering world-class education to the paramedics of Cape Breton in Nova Scotia. The three-day conference, held this year on Sep. 27-29, is attended by approximately 120 people at the Gaelic College in St. Ann’s, a beautiful location nestled in the woods of the world-renowned Cabot Trail, overlooking scenic St. Ann’s Bay. The conference boasts an exceptional educational experience with just the right amount of down-home, Cape Breton flavor..."
- Dr. Walt Stoy