First-Timer's Guide to ACEP's Annual Meeting

ACEP19 is the premier emergency medicine meeting, with over 3 and a half days of content, it can be a challenge to figure out how to best plan your time.

ACEP19 allows you to customize your experience to make it the conference you want and need. Use this as a guide for can’t miss events and explanations of our most popular experiences.

Not to Be Missed Education

Hear the latest on hot topics you need to know presented from rock stars in EM. Make sure you pick your courses when you register. Plus, you can add the highly-valuable skills labs or Cadaver labs at an additional cost.


Sat 26

8am - 12pm and 1:30pm - 5:30 pm

Cadaver Labs (2 options available)

Gain competence and experience with emergency medicine’s most technically demanding and high stakes life-saving procedures. Sign up for one or both offerings (additional fee) so you are prepared to deliver life-saving care to your patients. 

Sun 27

8:00am - 9:30am

General Session

This year’s general session, Perspectives from Female Physicians on Leadership, the Ascent of Women in Medicine, and Women at the Forefront of Change, is the perfect way to kick off your week in Denver.

Sun 27 - Tue 29

Various Times

Hands-on Skills Labs

10 different skills labs are available to add to your registration for an additional fee. Popular courses include the Pediatric Procedures lab, Slit Lamp Skills lab and more. Learn more at our Skills Lab page.

Sun 27 - Wed 30

8am - 5:30pm Sun-Tues, 8am - 12:55 pm Wed

World-Class Educational Courses

With your registration to ACEP19, you will have access to over 380 diverse courses, covering 25 different tracks. With formats ranging from 30-minute Rapid Fire sessions to ACEP Connect, which provides a non-traditional approach to learning, you are sure to fill your days with the most extensive emergency medicine education. Look through our course selections in our Course Catalog or Courses by Track pages.

After Conference


Virtual ACEP19

There are so many great courses and speakers, it is impossible to see them all. With Virtual ACEP19, you can! Virtual ACEP is the perfect complement to your ACEP19 experience. Purchase with registration to maximize your savings.

Expand Your Network

With over 7,000 emergency medicine professionals, ACEP19 is the perfect chance to grow your network and spend time with colleagues, mentors and more.


Sun 27

7pm – Midnight

ACEP19 Kickoff Party

Put on your dancing shoes (or cowboy boots) and join us for a night of music, country line dancing lessons, mechanical bull riding, food and more.

Mon 28

7pm – 10pm

Dine Around Denver

Meet emergency medicine leaders for a night on the town at one of Denver’s best restaurants for a 3-course meal with wine pairings (additional fee). A great chance to meet other physicians in a small group setting, especially if attending ACEP19 alone. Visit our Dine Arounds page for details on hosts and restaurants.

Sun 27 - Tues 29

Various Times

Section Meeting

Find your tribe and connect with people who have similar interests in emergency medicine. Section meetings are open to all - make plans to attend one or more of the 30 different special interest sections. Visit the ACEP19 sections meetings page for more.

Explore Emergency Medicine

ACEP19 is the conference for emergency medicine. Make sure to spend some time learning about the latest equipment, research, and innovations that can make an impact on your future.


Sun 27 - Tues 29

9:30am – 3:30pm

Exhibit Hall

Visit over 300 companies to hear about the latest equipment, job opportunities, education and more. Plus, visit the ACEP19 Brew Park, a new experience within the hall. The exhibit hall also features the Expert Theaters, where you can pick up a free lunch during a sponsored educational presentation.

Sun 27 - Tues 29

9am – 5:30pm

Research Forum

Integrate the science with the education at emergency medicine’s premier research event.

Sun 27 - Tue 29

9:30am – 3:30pm


An interactive, award-winning educational space in the ACEP19 Exhibit Hall, innovatED combines products and services with innovation and problem-solving to elevate your engagement to a whole new level.

Thing You Need to Know

We’ve listed a few basics you should know once you have registered and for when you arrive onsite at ACEP19.


Before You Arrive

You should receive a barcode with your confirmation email. You will also receive again in two emails sent the weeks before the conference. This will allow you to easily check-in onsite at ACEP19. Make sure to save on your phone or print out on paper.

At any time, you can register for additional courses, labs, special events and more. Simply log back into your registration and make the changes to your registration.

Approximately two weeks prior to the conference you will receive an email with your barcode, links to download presentations, a link to download your personalized schedule and more additional information.

Download the mobile app (available two weeks prior to ACEP19). The ACEP19 mobile app provides your personal schedule, faculty bios, maps, course information, and an activity feed (similar to social media) so you can connect to others and stay informed of the latest happenings at ACEP19.


When you first get onsite, make your way over to registration. Here you will use the barcode you received in various emails to check-in. You only need to check in once, on your first day.

Stop by the ACEP Membership Desk and Bookstore to ask questions about ACEP, get additional information or to purchase ACEP educational products. The ACEP Membership Desk and Bookstore is also where you can pick up your free first-timer gift.

Have questions onsite? Look for the ACEP gold badges. These are the ACEP staff who can help you out with questions, directions and more.

After ACEP19

After the conference concludes you will be able to obtain your CME certificate at

Contact Us

If you need help registering, have general questions, or need anything else, our Member Care Team is happy to help. Call 844.381.0911 or email

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