While the coronavirus disrupted plans for an in-person Pinnacle conference this summer, Fitch & Associates announced its first Virtual Pinnacle Leadership Summit. The live, interactive, complimentary event will be held online July 27-29, from 10 a.m. to noon central time each day.
“While a very condensed version of the conference, Virtual Pinnacle will feature the same high-quality information and speakers that attendees expect at the conference each year,” said Anthony Minge, Fitch & Associates Senior Partner and Pinnacle Co-Chair. “While a virtual conference can never replace the experience of being at Pinnacle in person, it offers industry leaders a chance to engage on some of the most important and pressing topics facing EMS today—particularly in light of the immediate and long-term effects of the coronavirus on our industry.”
Two bonus sessions will also be held in conjunction with Virtual Pinnacle.
The National EMS Managers Association (NEMSMA) will hold its annual meeting following Tuesday’s Virtual Pinnacle session. It will include brief guest presentations, updates on the organization’s activities, and very special closing remarks by Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
In addition, FirstWatch, which hosts an annual user update meeting at Pinnacle each summer, will hold its 12th Annual EMS User Update Meeting following Monday’s Virtual Pinnacle session.
Both bonus sessions are free to attend and open to the public.
“We hope you will join us for Virtual Pinnacle later this month, and we look forward to rejoining everyone in-person at our 15th annual Pinnacle Conference in July 2021 in Phoenix,” Minge said.