ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference


There is a nominal fee for resident members to attend the Leadership & Advocacy Conference. Paying for travel to Washington, DC, lodging, and related expenses can be difficult for the average cash-strapped EM resident. Many residency programs and ACEP chapters have funding that may be available to residents interested in attending.

About the Conference

At the ACEP Leadership & Advocacy Conference,  you will have the opportunity to learn advocacy skills, be exposed to the latest issues facing emergency medicine, and receive updates directly from members of Congress. Additionally, there will be a section focused solely on issues facing residents. You must be involved to help delineate these policy issues unique to residents. You will have the chance to walk across the mall and take an active part in forming healthcare policy. Bring your excitement to learn and your desire to advocate for the rights of patients, residents, and emergency medicine. 

EMRA Spring Medical Student Forum

Medical students – you asked and we listened!  EMRA now offers a Spring Medical Student Forum (in addition to the EMRA Fall Medical Student Forum held in conjunction with the ACEP Scientific Assembly).  In 2019, the Forum will be held before the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference. So consider staying to connect with EM leaders and learn how policy can shape your training and practice. 

FREE to EMRA Medical Student Members!  Only 200 spots available.

EMRA and ACEP Young Physician Section - Health Policy Primer

Grand Hyatt - Washington
1000 H St NW
Washington, DC
(202) 582-1234

Sunday, May 5

12:30p - 4p EMRA / YPS Health Policy Primer  
12:30p Welcome  
12:50p Keynote: Turn Words Into Action  
1:30p Health Policy Hot Topics  

Lightning Presentation on Hot Topics
by Drop The Mic Advocacy Lecturers

3:00p Disrupters in Emergency Medicine

Moderator: Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP

Christopher Barsotti
- CEO, American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM)
Carrie de Moor, MD, FACEP
- CEO, Code 3 Emergency Partners

3:50p A Roadmap to Get Involved  
4p Closing Remarks  
5p Resident and Young Physician Reception  


Moderator: Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP



Christopher Barsotti

CEO, American Foundation for Firearm Injury Reduction in Medicine (AFFIRM)



Carrie de Moor, MD, FACEP

CEO, Code 3 Emergency Partners 

Real Stories on How Health Policy Impacts Our Patients

The future of Emergency Medicine is bright, as our residents engage in making their patients' lives better. Check out their health care advocacy stories below.

Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook

Published: January, 2016

Learn how to have a profound impact on your patients, your specialty, and the greater house of medicine by becoming an informed and active health policy advocate. EMRA's Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook, 4th edition, walks you through the main policy issues affecting EM in today's legislative and regulatory climate, and it offers simple ways to get involved at every level.

Available through Amazon or the ACEP Bookstore!

EMRA Member Price $17 // ACEP Member Price $25 // List Price $27

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