ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference

LAC Travel Scholarship

Student / Resident / Fellow Opportunity

Assists a student, resident, or fellow EMRA member with travel costs associated with attending ACEP's Leadership and Advocacy Conference. Up to 5 applicants may be chosen.

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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. 

Drop The Mic - Advocacy

We are looking for engaging, talented speakers who are interested in health policy and emergency medicine to be in the spotlight at the Leadership and Advocacy Conference (LAC) Health Policy Primer Day 2019.  Approximately 5 speakers will give mini-lectures (~7 minutes - Ted talk style) focusing on timely legislative topics. Selected speakers will be given a topic and lecture objectives. The EMRA/YPS Executive Committee will work with you to refine and review your final talk prior to the LAC2019 conference.

Deadline - Feb 1, 2019

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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  

Lightening Presentation on Hot Topics
by Drop The Mic Advocacy Lecturers

3:00p Disrupters in Emergency Medicine  
3:50p A Roadmap to Get Involved  
4p Closing Remarks  
5p Resident and Young Physician Reception  

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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