2023 Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo

Held on May 16th-21st 2023 at the Delta Marriott in Chesapeake, VA

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THE Expo 2023

What is THE Expo?

Tidewater Healthcare Education (THE) Expo serves the ever-expanding mobile healthcare professional community by providing an unparalleled conference experience comprised of education, networking, and interactive engagement.

THE Expo 2023

Although we started as an EMS Expo, we’re now bigger than ever and expanding from the largest EMS expo in Chesapeake into a national market. By sharing medical knowledge with others at THE Expo, you can develop lasting connections and skills to continue being the best at what you do.

The Benefits
CE Credits
Earn Continuing Education Credits
Meet 200+ Healthcare Professionals
National Attendance
Speakers and Visitors From All Over
Purchase Ticket
Local Healthcare Expo
Held in Hampton Roads, VA
Outstanding Hotel and Service
And Much More
Dining and Entertainment


Chesapeake Regional
Bon Secour
Virginia Office of EMS


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Bound Tree
Penn Care
Cornerstone Admin Systems
CHKD Trauma
Lifecare Medical Transport
Sovereign Medical
MMT Ambulance
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Mercury Medical
Averett School of Nursing
VB Rescue Foundation
THE Expo 2023

This Year's Keynote

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Michael Barakey

Chief of Suffolk (VA) Fire & Rescue

MICHAEL J. BARAKEY, CFO, is a 30-year fire service veteran and the chief of Suffolk (VA) Fire & Rescue. He is also a hazmat specialist; an instructor III; a nationally registered paramedic; and a neonatal/pediatric critical care paramedic for the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. Barakey is the participating agency chief and task force leader for VA-TF2 US&R team and an exercise design/controller for Spec Rescue International. He has a master’s degree in public administration from Old Dominion University and graduated the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer Program in 2009. Barakey authored Critical Decision Making: Point-To-Point Leadership in Fire and Emergency Services through Fire Engineering Books and Videos, regularly contributes to Fire Engineering, and is an FDIC International preconference and classroom instructor.

Inside Look

Everything You Need in One Expo.

Check out what to expect from this year's Expo and why you should attend.
Benefits of Attending

Whether you are looking for hands on training, the inspiration to elevate your job to the next level, CE credits, or networking opportunities, we have it all! The Tidewater Healthcare Education Expo is an established training conference where professionals from all sectors gather together to support and learn from each other.

We will be jam-packed with exhibitors, educators, and authentic practical experiences. Be a leader in your field by attending one of the area’s best Healthcare conferences. From innovative products and services to classes on issues in the world of Healthcare, we have it all. Sign up today to attend our event to ensure a better tomorrow.

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Leaders in Mobile Healthcare

When you lead the pack, you’re not just living in the present but constantly looking forward to see what the future has in store. A proactive leader is proficient, resourceful, and progressive. Being a leader, THE Expo continually serves the current needs of its supporters but more importantly is introducing them to what lies ahead in the world of mobile healthcare.

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EMS Education

You’ll learn about the latest innovations in EMS technology. From hands-on demonstrations to learning opportunities, the THE Expo is a premier gathering place for: Professionals including EMTs, AEMTs, Paramedics and Registered Nurses, Buyers, Manufacturers and Suppliers, Sponsors, and other leaders in the Healthcare field.

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Expo Speakers

In the past, our presenters have come from varied backgrounds in the Healthcare fields. We’ve had Chief Medical Officers from the large EMS provider in the United States, and experts in Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings (IRTB) presenting–just to name a few. Each year, we offer more– because you are important to the EMS service industry!

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