Special Events

Sunday, September 30 │8:00 pm - Midnight

President's Award Gala

President's Award Logo

Location: Manchester Grand Hyatt

Join the celebration! 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 ACEP18 attendees are welcome to attend.

This year's event features:

  • Three-course meal with wine
  • Cash bars
  • Music and dancing

Be sure to add this can't-miss event to your ACEP18 registration!

President's Award Gala Details  

Monay, October 1 │ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ACEP18 Kickoff Party

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Location: Gaslamp Quarter

ACEP and Schumacher Clinical Partners invite you to attend an energetic block party in the historic Gaslamp Quarter.

As the West Coast's premier entertainment district, the Gaslamp Quarter allows guests to immerse themselves in the rich Victorian architecture, dine in world-class restaurants and dance the night away in nationally-recognized nightlife venues. The ACEP18 Kickoff Party will feature live music, family-friendly activities, food, drinks, and the opportunity to visit many of the historic restaurants and buildings on Fifth Street.

Located across the street from the convention center, kick off your week in San Diego by celebrating ACEP's 50th Anniversary with your colleagues.

Extend the party after 10:00 pm with the best seats in the Gaslamp as the restaurants and bars will open their doors to the public.

Tuesday, October 2 │ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm and 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

ACEP18 Dine Arounds

Meet emergency medicine leaders, luminaries, and all-star speakers for a night on the town at one of San Diego’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  

Wednesday, October 3 │ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

ACEP18 Closing Celebration

Presented By:

Envision Physician Services

Location: Petco Park (home of the San Diego Padres)

Experience this Major League Baseball stadium from a unique perspective, on the field!

Party with your colleagues as you dance, listen to music, and enjoy food and drink. Test your skills in the batting cages and other baseball activities. And what would a day at the stadium be without our very own fireworks show? There is no better way to conclude your week in San Diego as we wind down our 50th Anniversary.

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