SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program Holds its First Annual Winter Symposium


The SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program held its first annual Winter Symposium on Saturday, January 11, 2014 on the SUNY Cobleskill campus.  A fee of $60 covered five workshops, a continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack.

The event began with registration from 7:00 to 7:45 a.m. in Wheeler Hall Room 100. Opening remarks at 8:00 am were given by Howard E. Huth, III, Director of the SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program. Paul Werfel, a nationally recognized speaker and Director of the SUNY Stony Brook Paramedic Program, gave the opening presentation, and Lee Burns, Director of the NYS DOH Bureau of EMS, presented at the closing session.

Workshops allowed participants to learn from local and national-level speakers in a wide variety of continuing education courses in a classroom or hands-on format in our new paramedic facility. Classes were designed to be relevant to today’s EMS career and all levels of EMS providers, EMT to Paramedic, attended. Seven hours of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit were issued for all-day attendance. A certificate was awarded at the end of the conference.

“We are excited to host our first annual Winter Symposium,” Huth said. “Our goal is to be able to deliver high-quality continuing education at a reasonable cost in order to support our local EMS community needs. We are honored to have seasoned professionals from the local area and beyond come together to support our inaugural endeavor.”

For more information contact the SUNY Cobleskill Paramedic Program at 518-255-5367 or by email at Registration is available on the SUNY Cobleskill website or by contacting Linda Serdy the Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) office at 518-255-5528 or by email at