Prehospital Care Research Forum

2023 Call for Abstracts

Submissions are now open for 2023 abstracts. Abstracts are due June 30, 2023.   Call for Abstracts

Research Forum Workshop

3-Day Workshop: Jump-start Your EMS Research

May 23 - 25 | Applications Accepted Until March 4

The ESO/PCRF Research Forum is ideal for front-line clinicians and clinical leaders with innate curiosity and an itch to launch their next (or first!) EMS research project. The Forum matches participants with clinical mentors, methodologists, and statisticians to accelerate EMS research with the goal of improving community health and safety through the power of data.

Learn the basics of EMS research, explore required data elements, work with a clinical mentor and statistician, start to develop a research abstract for submission, and more.

Upcoming Journal Club Webinars and Podcasts!


Next Journal Club Research Webinar - March 24, 2023

Virtually No Difference? Does a Virtual Reality Trainer Impact Skill Retention?

The variety and use of virtual reality teaching tools is increasing. This study compares learning retention of tourniquet application of EMTs who used virtual reality as a refresher learning strategy compared with a control group.

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Join us for Two Live Monthly Webinars


PCRF Journal Club:
Clinical Research

Second Monday, noon CST
Next date: April 10, 2023
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PCRF Journal Club:
Education Research

Fourth Friday, noon CST
Next date: March 24, 2023
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Call for Abstracts!

Each year the Call for Abstracts highlights the Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA activities. Abstracts are received from EMS providers, clinicians, educators, administrators, and students from all over the nation and abroad. A peer-review process determines which authors are invited to present their study at a national conference.

Authors frame their studies in the literature, which provides dynamic, interesting and provocative presentations. Education, Clinical & Systems abstracts due June 30, 2023.

2022 Abstracts Published in New Article

The Prehospital Care Research Forum at UCLA is pleased to present 42 abstracts from the International Scientific EMS Symposium held in October 2022 during the EMS World EXPO conference in Orlando. All submissions were reviewed and scored in a blinded fashion by subject matter experts in prehospital care, education, and research.

We wish to thank: Prehospital Emergency Care, EMS World, the National Association of EMTs, Limmer Education, ESO Solutions, FirstWatch, Jones AND Bartlett Learning, Fisdap, and the RedFlash Group.

Article on Abstracts

2021 abstracts published

All 42 (yes, forty-two!) PCRF abstracts are now published and available at EMS World.


Did you miss it?
International Research Conference 2021: Global Developments in EMS Research

November 30, 2021 & December 1, 2021

Panels and invited speakers presented and discussed more than 40 original research projects spanning topics of worldwide interest including current diseases, ethics, technology, and cultural competence in paramedicine.

View the Conference Agenda


Did you miss it?
International Scientific Symposium 2020 - Virtual

November 20, 2020

On November 20, 2020, we took the International Scientific Symposium virtual for the year, with a day dedicated to the current state of EMS research, and the best research submitted to the Prehospital Care Research Forum this year.

Details & On-Demand Recording

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