April 1, 2017
Board of Directors has ended, Thank you for those who
Monday, March 5, 2017
Call for Board of Directors
The IAMTCS Board of Directors is
looking for Communication Specialists who are passionate
about the air medical industry and would like to participate
in shaping the future of our organization. Please complete
application below including a statement on why you want to
join the board, and submit a letter of financial support
from your program.
The following is the current Board Member at-Large job
description followed by eligibility criteria and application
Attend three Board Meetings per year. If unable to attend,
submit to the President in writing as to why, per the
Chair or participate on one of the IAMTCS committees
(Membership, Education, Newsletter, etc.) and report
progress at Board Meetings.
3. Participate in IAMTCS conference calls.
4. Foster an awareness and understanding of the purpose and
mission of IAMTCS and provide a resource for the membership.
5. Actively recruit members, Program Members, and Corporate
Sponsors as well as encourage participation of the
6. Act as a liaison between the Board and any other party
needing assistance or information.
Serve a term of three (3) years.
Criteria for this position include:
Must be a current member of IAMTCS and
employed in a communications center that dispatches air or
ground medical transport mission with at least two
years of experience.
Be able to serve a three (3) year term that involves
three meetings per year. These three meetings
include one in winter, the second in spring/summer, and the
third to be held in the fall during AMTC. Member
should be able to attend AMTC pre-conference classes as well
as AMTC. Conference calls are scheduled as needed
IAMTCS does not provide financial assistance for travel
therefore you would have to seek support from your program.
If interested please fill out the application available by
clicking below and submit the following documents.
(Both documents must be
received by the March 31, 2017 deadline or your
application will be withdrawn.)
1. A statement that explains your desire(s) to become
a Board Member at-Large with IAMTCS. This should include
your skills and experience you can bring to the Board and
membership. Please limit this statement to one half page of
typed written information.
2. A letter of support from your supervisor and/or
program director stating that your program is willing to
support you financially.
If you have any questions, please contact a board member or
you may leave a voice message at 262-409-8884 and your
call will be returned by a board member as soon as possible.
Application, statement and the letter of financial support
from your program are due by March 31, 2017. Good
luck and we look forward to hearing from you!
APPLICATION FOR IAMTCS BOARD MEMBER thank you!
Monday, March 5, 2017
Click here to review the proposed 2017 IAMTCS Bylaws
Members can comment on these proposed revisions
clicking on this link. Please submit your comments
by March 31, 2017.
Thank you for your input!
Monday, February 20, 2017
Notice of IAMTCS Board of Directors Meeting & Notice of
Proposed Amendment to Bylaws;
Attention all current IAMTCS Board of Directors; the
Board of Directors Meeting will be held March 6th & 7th,
2017 starting at 08:00 both dates. The Board of
Directors Meeting will be held at Sirata Beach Resort,
5300 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach, FL 33706.
In accordance with the Bylaws, notice is hereby given
proposals to amend Article II., Letter B. Types of
Membership; Article III., Letter A. Annual Dues; and
Letter B. Payment of Dues will be discussed and
considered for action at the Board of Directors Meeting
on March 6th & 7th, 2017.
Proposed amendments will be available for review on the
Associations website the evening of March 6th for
possible action to be taken on March 7th, 2017.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
The IAMTCS Annual General Membership
Meeting will be held during AMTC 2016 on Wednesday, December
14th, at noon, at the Charlotte Convention Center Room CC
Saturday, November 5, 2016
AMTC 2016 v2.0 will be Tuesday, December
13 - Thursday, December 15, 2016.
Due to the short time frame and
logistics, IAMTCS will not be offering any Pre-Courses (CFC or
ACC) at the re-scheduled AMTC. Please check the "Courses/Member
Area" page for
course near you. Any question please let us know.
here for more information!
September 27, 2016
The National Association of Air-medical Communications
Specialists was formed and incorporated in 1989. Since those
early days nearly three decades ago, the organization has
strived to meet the needs of the nation’s medical transport
communicators through education, representation and
advocacy. Our industry has grown dramatically from
approximately 200 hundred aircraft nationally in the late
1980s to over 1000 available each day now for life-saving
transports. Basic, Advanced, Critical Care and Specialty
Ground units have multiplied exponentially during this same
time. Recent FAA Advisory Circulars and regulations have
focused attention to the higher standards of training for
communications specialists. The majority of programs and
fleets are now required to maintain “operational control”
specialists as well.
Over the past several years, transport programs from around
the world have sent communicators to be trained and
certified by our organization. We are now receiving requests
for classes to be taught in Japan, Canada and Australia,
just to name a few. We are also in discussions with CAMTS to
possibly become a charter member of the new CAMTS
To better reflect and enhance our position as the “Gold
Standard” for Medical Transport Communications, the Board of
Directors has taken the following steps:
Our new Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide
professional development, education and advocacy in medical
patient logistics for Operational Control, Air and Ground
Our new Vision Statement: Our vision is to be the premier
solution in safety standards for Communications and
Operational Control Centers through evolving education and
enhancing professionalism within our community.
And finally: Effective September 27th, 2016, The National
Association of Air-medical Communications Specialists will
become the International Association of Medical Transport
Communications Specialists (IAMTCS).
All classes, certifications, continuing education credits,
sponsorship, CAMTS and AAMS affiliations will remain
unchanged. The name change will be transferred into the
existing by-laws of the NAACS Organization.
Steven R. Goff
Eye on Washington - March 31, 2017
AAMS reviews the post-American Health Care Act
(AHCA) health agenda for the remainder of 2017,
the health legislative vehicles that are still
active in this Congress and discusses other
legislative areas where health policy may
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