Special Events

Biospatial Demos - Wed. & Thurs. in the Marriott
Biospatial uses Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and other health-related data sources to uniquely provide timely, national-scale syndromic detection, monitoring of near real-time trends, and alerting to syndromic anomalies that are critical to the nation's health and safety.

Since October of 2018, Biospatial has partnered with the Virginia Department of Health Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) to bring EMS data into the Biospatial Platform. In exchange, Biospatial provides data visualization, syndromic trends and alerts, summary dashboards, and clinical and operational reporting to OEMS at no cost. Together, OEMS and Biospatial offer these services to OEMS partners, including the Commonwealth's EMS regional coordinators and their contributing agencies.
Please attend one of the demonstration sessions offered at this year's symposium to learn how you can gain actionable insight from your data! Sessions will be held on the 4th floor of the Marriott on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 7, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Off-Site Event: Spirit of Norfolk Dinner Cruise
Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m.
Celebrate Spirit Night with a special dinner cruise on the Elizabeth River, Wednesday, Nov. 6, from 7-9 p.m. This cruise includes a dinner buffet, DJ entertainment, games and the largest rooftop lounge in Norfolk with panoramic views.
$40/person event fee. Pre-registration and payment is required in order to attend this event. On-site ticket purchase will be offered, but it's subject to availability.

Thursday Night Dinner Theater
Nov. 7, 7 - 9 p.m.
Sheraton
This family-friendly event will welcome a motivational magician who is bringing his show from Las Vegas to celebrate the 40th Annual Virginia EMS Symposium! This event is $10/person and will cover the special event along with dinner. Must pay in advance. On-site ticket purchases will be available until 12 p.m. the day of the event. Dinner will be served by 7 p.m.

Thursday Night Dance
Nov. 7, 8 -11 p.m.
Hampton Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott.
Unwind with a night of dancing to a DJ playing all of the latest hits.

Casino Monte Carlo
Friday, Nov. 8, 9 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Hampton Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott
Try your luck at craps, roulette, blackjack and more! New this year - There will be lots more exciting entertainment options, featuring more tables and games than ever before!

Governor’s EMS Awards Ceremony
Join us as we honor the 2019 Governor’s EMS Award nominees on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6:45 p.m., Norfolk Ballroom, 1st floor, Marriott. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. A plated dinner will be served along with banquet-style seating.
New this year– We'll welcome Randolph “Randy” Mantooth as the Keynote Speaker for this event (this is an update from previously advertised info.) There is a $10/person fee for this event and tickets may be offered for on-site purchase, subject to availability. After the awards ceremony, join us for the annual DJ Dance in the Hampton Ballroom, 3rd floor, Marriott.