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Airway Management Education Center

Founders of The Difficult Airway Course: Drs. Robert Schneider, Ron Walls, Michael Murphy and Robert Luten


Airway Management Education Center, LLC (AMEC) is a privately held medical education company founded by Ron M. Walls MD, Michael F. Murphy MD, Robert C. Luten MD and Robert Schneider MD in 1998. AMEC’s primary mission is to save lives by improving patient airway care through education. The Difficult Airway Course™ is AMEC’s internationally renowned family of CME programs, under the leadership of Calvin Brown III MD, Jarrod Mosier MD, Matteo Parotto, MD, Darren Braude MD, Leslie Simon MD, and David Caro MD.  All EMS programs – including The Difficult Airway Course: EMS™, Essentials of Advanced Airway Management™, and Fundamentals of Airway Management™ – are directed by Darren Braude, MD, EMT-P and Mike Steuerwald, MD. AMEC also offers two on-line programs (AMEC eLearning and Airway Manager: Emergency), free webinars and podcasts under the Airway World® brand, and valuable bedside tools – The Difficult Airway App™ and The Airway Card™.


Photo Left to Right: Founders Drs. Robert Schneider, Ron Walls, Michael Murphy, Robert Luten