Leadership and Advocacy Conference

EMRA and ACEP Young Physician Section

Health Policy Primer

Sunday, May 20 

12:30p      Welcome Dr. Zach Jarou and Dr. Chadd Kraus
12:45p      Intro to Health Policy Dr. Rachel Solnick and Dr. Laura Medford- Davis
1:15p      How Is the Government Running Healthcare? Dr. Jeet Guram
Senior Advisor to Administrator Seema Verma at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
1:50p ACA and the Politics of Future Health Reform
Sponsored by Fisher & Paykel
Dan Diamond – Politico
Sarah Kliff – Vox
Julie Rovner – Kaiser Health News
2:50p Hot Topics Panel Dr. Alison Haddock
Dr. Jesse Pines
Dr. Seth Trueger
Ed Gaines     
3:45p A Roadmap to Get Involved Dr. Vidor Friedman
4p Closing Remarks Dr. Zach Jarou and Dr. Chadd Kraus
4p - 6p Simply Speaking!  The No Sweat Way To Prepare and Deliver Winning Presentations  
5p Resident and Young Physician Reception
Sponsored by TeamHealth
Leadership and Advocacy Conference 2017 - Washington, D.C.


Register here for LAC 2018

Leadership & Advocacy Conference Video Project

Do you have a compelling patient story to share? EMRA needs your help to build a video montage comprised of real stories on how health policy impacts our patients.  We want this video to help inspire other residents about why advocacy outside the ED matters just as much as advocacy in the ED. These videos will serve as a tribute to emergency medicine residents and young physicians who work so hard to provide care in a system that is not always working with us. The video will be shared during the Health Policy Primer during LAC, on the EMRA website and circulated through social media.



Submit a video for your chance to receive a free registration for the LAC 2018 Conference – May 20 -23, 2018 in Washington, DC.

For more project information and to submit your video, please visit here.

Deadline:  All video submissions are due by March 15, 2018.

If you have any questions, please email video@emra.org.

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. 


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.

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