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    • May 22, 2018
    • Oklahoma History Center
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    OKAMA Stars of Life
    May 22, 2018
    5:00 p.m. Cocktail Reception
    6:00 p.m. Banquet Dinner
    Oklahoma History Center

    NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR 2018

    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association's Annual Stars of Life event celebrates the dedication and service of EMS providers and support staff from across the state. 

    OKAMA Stars nominees receive a commemorative medal, challenge coin, and program booklet in recognition of their selection. Additionally, one OKAMA Star will be selected by the nomination committee for an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to represent OKAMA at the American Ambulance Association's Stars of Life June 11–13.

    What Do I Need to Nominate A Star?

    Before you nominate your Star online, please gather the following information and materials. This will make your nomination process a snap!
    All Star nominations must be received by March 30, 2018. 

    Ready? Nominate Your Star!

    (Please enter the name and contact details OF THE STAR
    when nominating--not your own.)

    Dress Code

    This is a formal event. Coat and tie or service dress uniforms are recommended.

    Guest Policy

    Each Star is permitted up to two guests (including Host organization leaders), as indicated during the registration process. Additional guests are billed to the Host organization at $45 each.

    Location

    Oklahoma History Center
    800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105

    Parking

    Ample free parking is available onsite at the OHC.

    Need Help?

    This year, OKAMA Stars registration will take place via our online system. Questions about online registration? Contact oklahoma@ambulance.org for assistance.

    Thank You, Sponsors!

    Interested in sponsoring OKAMA Stars of Life? Please contact oklahoma@ambulance.org.

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    • May 23, 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Oklahoma History Center


    The Oklahoma Ambulance Association (OKAMA) is proud to announce that our 2018 Spring Conference will be held on Wednesday, May 23rd at the History Center in Oklahoma City.

    May 23, 2018
    9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
    The Oklahoma History Center
    800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105

    We are very excited to have Scott A. Moore, Esq presenting two sessions this year. Scott is a licensed attorney, specializing in Human Resources, employment and labor law, employee benefits, ambulance service reimbursement, and corporate compliance matters. Scott is the Human Resources & Operational Consultant to the American Ambulance Association (AAA).

    Comprehensive sessions held throughout the day will also include a session with Gail Atnip of Novitas, providing valuable information critical to Medicare and Medicaid. This session will cover the New Medicare Review process and other updates and changes. Session information will also include a discussion of the State Health Department Changes and an Indian Health Update.

    Additionally, our Association Vendors will be presenting a “What’s New” session highlighting new equipment and services available to OKAMA members.

    Share this information with your industry friends and watch for additional information on our web site, www.okama.org. Participants and Corporate members may now register for the conference online, www.okama.org, or by filling out the Participant or Corporate Registration Form located in this packet and scanning/emailing to slathey@aol.com.

    The conference is the day following the 2018 Oklahoma Stars of Life event—we encourage your service to participate in both!

    Agenda

    Times

    Session

    9:00 a.m. ongoing

    Continental Breakfast

    Vendor Exhibition Opens

    Late On Site Registration

    10:00 a.m.– 11:30 a.m.

    FMLA Administration for the Ambulance Service Manager
    Scott Moore, Esq - EMS Resource Advisors / AAA

    Managing employee leaves are one of the more complex and challenging tasks for any employer and can carry significant legal risk if handled improperly. In a recent survey, nearly 52% of employers believe that employees were fraudulently using and abusing FMLA leave. It becomes even more challenging when an employee takes intermittent FMLA.  Employers often become frustrated with managing intermittent leave because they feel that there is little they can do to combat FMLA abuse.  This session will provide employers with a solid understanding of an employee’s right to protected leave and the employer best practices for compliance and preventing abuse. We will discuss the most commonly litigated FMLA issues and how a few simple employer practices could have prevented those legal actions.  Attendees will leave this session with strategies to protect their organization and reduce FMLA abuse.

    11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

    State Health Department Changes
    Indian Health Update

    • Rebecca Williamson RN, NRP, Pafford EMS 
    • Angie McLain, EMSA

    12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

    Lunch With Our Vendors

    1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

    The New Medicare Review process; Target, Probe and Educate (TPE) Guidelines and Updates and Novitasphere

    Gail Atnip, Novitas

    2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

    What’s New? OKAMA Vendor Presentations

    • Boundtree
    • Stryker
    • VFIS of Oklahoma

    3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

    Afternoon Break With Vendors

    4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

    Avoid a  “Me Too” Event In Your Workplace
    Scott Moore, Esq - EMS Resource Advisors / AAA

    Despite nearly 50 years or anti-harassment legislation and employer education, a report released in 2016 by an EEOC Select Task Force found that there has been little progress made at preventing harassment in the workplace.  The fact is, organizations that tolerate sexual and other harassment in the workplace will have more of it. The Task Force highlighted several workforce risk factors found in organizations that have higher incidence of harassment.  This session will specifically highlight the risk factors most commonly found in EMS agencies. Attendees will learn how many subtle workplace behaviors, when left unchecked, can constitute or contribute to sexual harassment or a hostile work environment. This program will recommend changes that every EMS organization should make today that will greatly reduce the incidence of harassment experienced by their workers and being the next #MeToo.


    Sponsors

    Thank you to our sponsors! To learn more about sponsoring the Spring Conference, please email slathey@aol.com.






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