Special Events

Saturday, October 28 │ 7:00 pm - midnight

President's Award Gala

President's Award Logo


Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Join the celebration! This year, we are very excited to unveil a re-imagined President’s Awards Gala. This black-tie optional celebration will provide ACEP Leadership Award winners a ceremony full of luxury and sophistication, and an elegant welcome for our newest class of FACEP members. All ACEP17 attendees are welcome to attend.

This year's event features:

  • VIP pre-event reception (by invitation)
  • Three-course meal
  • Wine with dinner & cash bar
  • Live band
  • Dance floor

Be sure to add this can't-miss event to your ACEP17 registration!

President's Award Gala Details

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Opening Session Speaker


At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Diana Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida on September 2, 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53-hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team.”

Nyad has never been one to quit. In July of 2010, at the age of 60, she began her “Xtreme Dream” quest of swimming from Cuba to Florida, a task she had failed to finish 30 years previously. When asked her motivation, she replied, “Because I’d like to prove to the other 60-year-olds that it is never too late to start your dreams.” Nyad was unsuccessful in her quest in 2010 and tried two more times 2011 and 2012 before completing the historic swim in 2013.

Back in the 1970s, Nyad was the greatest long-distance swimmer in the world. Her world records, such as circling Manhattan Island and crossing the 102.5 miles between the Bahamas and Florida, have led to inductions to many Halls of Fame, such as the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame.

Sunday, October 29 │ 7:00 pm - Midnight

ACEP17 Kickoff Party

Presented By:

Schumacher Clinical Partners Logo 2017  

Location: Knight Studio at the Newseum

ACEP and Schumacher Clinical Partners invite you to attend an amazing “Night at the Newseum”
Explore one of the top 25 museums in the US featuring several exhibits spanning decades of news events that include 1967: Civil Rights at 50, Berlin Wall Gallery, “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics,” and Today’s Front Pages Gallery, plus many more!

Registrants can enjoy music, dancing and light hors d’oeuvres at a family-friendly venue. Drink tickets will be available to ACEP17 registrants.

Kickoff Party Details

Monday, October 30 │ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ACEP17 Dine Arounds

Meet emergency medicine leaders, luminaries, and all-star speakers for a night on the town at one of DC’s best restaurants for a 3-course meal and wine with dinner. Custom menus have been created with a variety of entrée selections at each of the restaurants carefully selected for your enjoyment.

Dine Around Details

Tuesday, October 31 │ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ACEP17 Closing Celebration

Presented By:

Envision Physician Services  

Location: Marriott Marquis Washington, DC

Celebrate Halloween in style at the ACEP17 Closing Costume Party presented by Envision Physician Services. Dress up and enjoy a haunted house/maze, face-painting, lipologist, palm reader, tarot card reader, and trick-or-treating for the children!

Registrants can enjoy music, dancing, and light hors d’oeuvres. Drink tickets will be available to ACEP17 registrants.

Don’t have a costume you want to bring or trying to save space in your luggage? Rent a costume in DC; visit our Closing Celebration page for more information.

Closing Celebration Details


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