Leadership and Advocacy Conference

Leadership and Advocacy Conference 2017 - Washington, D.C.

EMRA Illinois representatives "Take the Hill!"  As part of LAC17, our members went to Capitol Hill during Winter Storm Alexa to meet with congressional members advocating for our specialty and our patients.  By the way, it was COLD outside and those are alot of steps!

LAC17 Meet with Senator Murphy
Connecticut contingent meets with Senator Chris Murphy

LAC17 Special sock for DC
Patriotic socks help. Really, they do!

LAC17 Senator Tim Kaine
Met up with Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia on Capitol Hill today!

LAC17 Senator Ted Cruz
Texas contingent meets up with Senator Ted Cruz on Capitol Hill today!


Journal Club

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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. 


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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