Prehospital Care Research Forum



Call for Abstracts:

2020 Call for Abstract submissions

Education and
Clinical & Systems Abstracts

Due June 30, 2020

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Join us for two live monthly podcasts:

PCRF Journal Club:
Clinical Research

Second Monday, noon CST

Educational Research Alert
Fourth Friday, noon CST


Established in 1992 by the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA is dedicated to the promotion, education, and dissemination of prehospital research.

Despite numerous technological and scientific advances, EMS still lacks a unique volume of research for a solid scientific foundation. As a result, EMS clinicians, educators, and administrators often make decisions by trial and error. The Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA believes that it is the responsibility of emergency medical professionals worldwide to build a body of evidence to examine prehospital emergency care.

Upcoming Research Workshops

We are conducting a number of research workshops and short courses in the coming months. Please join us! 

  • On-site research workshops are currently on hold. Check back soon for updates.

Education Abstracts

Due to NAEMSE’s symposium cancellation, in partnership with NAEMSE we are pleased to offer educational research abstract authors the option to present their projects during the International Scientific Symposium's online sessions in association with this year's special online EMS Expo.

International Scientific Symposium 2020

The Prehospital Care Research Forum and EMS World are proud to present the 2020 International Scientific Symposium at EMS EXPO. This year's activities will be online. Watch this space for details.

This robust scientific program aims to highlight the most important EMS research of the year from across the globe. EMS providers at all levels present original peer-reviewed posters and oral abstract sessions.

NAEMSE & PCRF Announce Strategic Research Partnership to Enhance EMS Education

The National Association of EMS Educators and the Prehospital Care Research Forum are proud to announce a strategic partnership to make EMS research more accessible and understandable to our community. Through this partnership, we hope to mentor a new generation of research savvy educators who will ensure our future is based on current science and supports evidence-based practices in EMS education. Read the full announcement here.

EMS World and the PCRF Announce Partnership Based on Science

The Prehospital Care Research Forum is proud to announce our new partnership with EMS World, focused on helping both organizations forward our shared goals of fostering and disseminating quality, evidence-based EMS research. Read the full announcement here.

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