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.

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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 and ACEP Young Physician Section - Health Policy Primer

Saturday, May 19

3:30p - 6p EMRA Board Meeting Farragut Square

Sunday, May 20 

10:30a - 12p EMRA Health Policy Committee Meeting & Lunch  Independence C
12:30p - 4p EMRA / YPS Health Policy Primer Independence FGHI 
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 Lightning Presentations 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  Declaration A&B
5p Resident and Young Physician Reception
Sponsored by TeamHealth
 Pre-Function Area

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.

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The top 5 submissions will win a free admission to LAC 2018 on May 20-23 in Washington, DC.

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

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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