Emergency Physician Leaders to Convene in Washington, D.C., May 16-19

Thursday, May 6, 2010 General News J E 4

Nearly 400 emergency physicians from across the country will converge in the nation's capital May 16-19 to meet with key policy leaders and lawmakers on Capitol Hill and urge them to address the critical issues facing emergency patients, recognizing that everyone is only one step away from a medical emergency. The emergency physicians also will attend leadership meetings and discuss how to protect people's access to lifesaving emergency care as national policymakers focus on development regulations to implement the new health care reform law. The meetings are part of the 2010 Leadership and Advocacy Conference of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). For a complete list of activities, go to

ACEP is a national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. The organization is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

CONTACT: Laura Gore of ACEP, +1-202-728-0610, ext 3008,

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WHEN: May 16-19, 2010 WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington, DC 20008 202-234-0700 For media credentials (no fees), contact Elaine Salter at 202-728-0610, ext. 3007, or Members of the media also can be REGISTRATION: credentialed on site. EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Monday, May 17 -------------- 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Health System Reform - What Now? Blue Room Len Nichols, Ph.D., Director, Health Policy New America Foundation Wednesday, May 19 ----------------- 8:00 a.m. -9:30 Our Patients, Our Profession: Emergency Medicine in a.m. Transition Moderator: Angela F. Gardner, MD, FACEP, ACEP Blue Room President Panelist: Shana Christrup, legislative and health consultant, Hart Health Strategies. Panelist: Lisa A. Potetz, principal, Hart Health Strategies

SOURCE American College of Emergency Physicians


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