International paramedic educator and researcher Alan Batt has been appointed as Vice-President of the Irish College of Paramedics by its Executive Committee.
Alan Batt, who is Editor of the Irish Journal of Paramedicine (the ICoP’s official journal) and former paramedic with the HSE National Ambulance Service, now works as a paramedic educator and researcher across Europe, the Middle East and North America.
He will be one of the main speakers at the Paramedicine Across Canada Expo (PACE) in Quebec City in August.
Organised by the Paramedic Association of Canada, PACE aims to bring together frontline paramedics from all practice settings to learn and network with each other. For PACE2017 registration details and latest updates visit http://pacexpo.ca/
The Irish College of Paramedics (ICoP) is concerned with the development and promotion of paramedics that is based on an all-inclusive non-discriminatory membership. It is not a college, not a university, but ‘collegial’ defined as ‘co-operative interaction among colleagues’ or a group of professionals working for the profession.
ICoP includes all levels of registered pre-hospital practitioners – EMTs, paramedics and advanced paramedics – in addition to associate members (individuals with a ‘pre-hospital’ interest), and is not restricted to registrants only.
This all-encompassing body represents practitioners and responders from professional, voluntary and private organisations. Annual membership of €10 includes many exclusive member-only benefits.