Leadership and Advocacy Conference



EMRA Events at LAC


Saturday, March 11, 2017

7:00 am EMRA.org Meeting (Invitation Only) Constitution DE  
1:00 pm EMRA Board of Directors
Constitution DE  

EMRA/Young Physician Section Residents and First Timers Track - Health Policy Primer

Sunday, March 12, 2017  

11:00 am EMRA Health Policy Committee Meeting Independence FG  
12:30 pm Welcome and Overview Independence A  
12:45 pm Intro to Health Policy   Dr. Rachel Solnick
1:20 pm Mental Health:  What's Broken and How Can It Be Fixed?   Dr. Leslie Zun
1:55 pm The Current and Future State of Graduate Medical Education Funding   Dr. Leonard Marquez, Director, Government Relations, AAMC
2:30 pm World's Fastest Introduction to the ACA   Dr. Nick Sawyer
2:40 pm Panel Discussion - Is it working like it should?   Dr. Nick Sawyer, Dr. Adam Dougherty,
Dr. Seth Trueger, Dr. Cedric Dark
3:10 pm Journal Club: The Levers of MACRA: What Will Work?
Is there evidence for MACRA strategies?
Association of Pioneer Accountable Care Organizations vs Traditional Medicare Fee for Service With Spending, Utilization, and Patient Experience
The Role and Value of the Emergency Department in an Accountable Care Organization
Accountable Care Organizations: What Do They Mean for Emergency Medicine?
  University of Colorado Admin Fellows
3:50 pm A Roadmap to Get Involved   Dr. Bill Jacquis
4:00 pm Closing Remarks    
Monday, March 13, 2017
8:00 am EMRA New Member and Renewal Messaging (Invitation Only) McPherson Square  

ACEP Young Physicians Section Poster Symposium

The ACEP Young Physicians Section hosts an annual poster symposium at the Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C. Abstracts are accepted for this cycle until Jan. 31, 2017. While any topics related to EM issues will be considered, advocacy issues are strongly encouraged (ie, boarding, overcrowding, reimbursement, leadership, health policy and education, medical liability reform, advocacy training and fellowships). For more information please see the ACEP-YPS site or contact youngphy.section@acep.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 of $60 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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