ACEP Partner Collaborative Summit

2023 ACEP Partner Collaborative Summit

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ACEP and EMF have immense gratitude for our relationships with you and the healthcare organizations you serve. We are excited to finally gather again in person. We hope the meeting allows all of us the opportunities to form new relationships, reconnect with old ones, and gain insights and pathways to improve emergency care together.

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ACEP Partner Collaborative Summit Agenda

Monday, July 24

Welcome Reception
2750 West I-635, Irving, TX 75063

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Location & Info

6:00 – 8:00 pm


Bowling was such a hit last year that we’re doing it again! Throw on your jeans and join us for great company, bowling, bar food and drinks. It’s only 10 minutes from the hotel, so grab an Uber and join us at PINSTACK!

Tuesday, July 25

Meeting Day
Westin Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
400 West Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039

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Location & Info

7:15 am – 12:00 pm

Registration • Harmony Ballroom Foyer

7:15 – 8:15 am

Breakfast • Harmony A

VR and Eggs? What a way to start the day. Sign up to discover the next wave of ACEP education with our partner, Lumeto. As a partner, you have early access to help us co-build and consider grant support opportunities of this unique educational experience.

8:15 – 10:30 am

General Session • Harmony CF

8:15 – 8:30 am

Welcome & Strategic Plan Update

  • Sue Sedory, MA, CAE | ACEP Executive Director/CEO
  • Jodi Talia | ACEP SVP, Business Development/EMF Executive Director

8:30 – 8:45 am

Wellness, Wellbeing, Well Now What?

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is subsiding, it has forever affected individuals, EDs, communities, and healthcare. What are our respective priorities? How can and should we move forward and into the future?

  • Christopher S. Kang, MD, FACEP

8:45 – 9:30 am

Emergency Medicine’s Workforce: Who Will Be Staffing Our EDs in 5 Years?

The COVID pandemic’s “Great Resignation” hit emergency medicine hard, and high attrition rates show emergency physician burnout is off the charts. Meanwhile, the industry anticipates a possible oversupply of emergency physicians, NPs, and PAs entering emergency medicine. This expert panel will dig into the complex forces shaping the EM workforce of the future and how they impact you.


  • Leon C. Adelman, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAAEM


  • L. Anthony (Tony) Cirillo, MD, FACEP
  • Rami Khoury, MD, FACEP
  • Jessica Adkins Murphy, MD

9:30 – 10:15 am

Navigating the EM Communication Maze: Communication & Collaboration in the Age of Information Overload

Omnichannel marketing is the new norm. ChatGPT is developing content for us and information is coming at us faster than ever. How do we cut through the noise and combat misinformation to communicate more effectively within EM to improve care? And yes, ChatGPT did name our session. 


  • Henry Pitzele, MD, FACEP


  • Erik Blutinger, MD, MSc
  • Michael Ruzek, DO, FACEP
  • Karina Sanchez, MD

10:15 – 10:30 am


10:30 – 11:30 am

Breakout Sessions & Coffee Chats

Sign up for your preferred Breakout Sessions & Coffee Chats.

Attendees can choose their own learning adventure for the rest of the day. Attendees will sign up for breakout sessions and connect with thought-provoking leaders in our Coffee Chat Expert Lounge. VR Demos are also available during this time.

Breakout Sessions

The Art of the ACEP Gathering • Melody 1

Community and a sense of belonging are more important than ever to ACEP members. Learn more about our member interest groups and sections form and function. Also learn how ACEP activates the power of committees to tackle policy and create change. Brainstorm with us on how to rethink your ability to gather and connect with these groups in support of their various missions.

  • Ugo Ezenkwele, MD, FACEP
  • Alecia Gende, DO, CAQSM, FACEP
  • Bobby Heard, MBA, CAE | ACEP Chief Operating Officer
  • Maude Hancock | Senior Manager Member & Component Relations

Unlocking the Power of EM Data • Melody 2

Learn more about the Emergency Medicine Data Institute, the type of data we have access to and how to harness it to solve complex issues.

  • Rami Khoury, MD, FACEP
  • Chris Plance | PA Consulting
  • Todd Taylor, MD, FACEP
  • Dhruv Sharma | Data Scientist and Architect, Quality and Data Sciences

Clinical Policies & EM Accreditation Update • Melody 3

Understand how ACEP prioritizes and develops clinical policies and get a crash course on ACEP’s geriatric and pain and addiction accreditation program while learning about efforts to create an overarching EM accreditation program.

  • Kristin McCabe-Kline, MD, FACEP
  • Sandy Schneider, MD, FACEP | ACEP SVP, Clinical Affairs

Coffee Chats • Harmony B

Not seeing a breakout session that matches your interest? Schedule a coffee chat with one or two groups of EM experts during this time. Each informal chat is 25 minutes. Limited seats available.

Advocacy Priorities

Learn when we join multi-organization efforts and our priorities are for the coming year.

  • L. Anthony (Tony) Cirillo, MD, FACEP
  • Laura Wooster, MPH | SVP Advocacy and Practice Affairs

All Things Reimbursement, Billing & Health Policy

  • James L. (Jamie) Shoemaker, MD, FACEP
  • David McKenzie, CAE | ACEP Reimbursement Director

EMF Research Opportunities

Learn about current research studies and how to work with the Emergency Medicine Foundation to conduct valuable research.

  • Jeffrey Goodloe, MD, FACEP
  • Chadd Kraus, DO, DrPH, CPE, FACEP
  • Rebecca Reyes | EMF Foundation Manager

Reimagining ACEP Conference Engagement

Learn about the latest and the greatest changes and get ahead on what they mean for your future partnership with ACEP. Hear about the Situation Room pilot, the Scientific Assembly Tiger Team, and our newest Spring Conference.

  • Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP
  • Lee-Jung Kim, Co-founder, The Big Bang Collaborative
  • James Neuenschwander, MD, FACEP, FASAM

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch • Harmony A

Finish lunch early? Sign up to discover the next wave of ACEP education with our partner, Lumeto. As a partner, you have early access to help us co-build and consider grant support opportunities of this unique educational experience.

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions & Coffee Chats

Same great topics. Pick your next adventure!

1:30 – 1:45 pm


1:45 – 3:00 pm

Speed Networking • Harmony DE

Sign up for your preferred Speed Networking sessions.

Kind of like speed dating but without the romance. Pick four of our experts to have a high-energy 15-minute conversation about your burning EM questions, marketing challenges, or how to solve world peace. We expect nothing but brilliance to come out of these conversations.

3:00 – 3:45 pm

Attendee Mainstage Takeover: Partner Perspectives • Harmony CF

After a day of hearing from ACEP leaders, it’s your turn to give us perspective that shapes our partnerships. Isn’t listening what good partnership is all about? Our partners will lead a panel sharing their opportunities and challenges related to serving emergency physicians and pose thought-provoking questions to the audience to help bridge the gap as we tackle challenges together. This session will create valuable next steps for how we approach partnership in the coming year so attend to ensure your voice is heard in crafting our path forward.


  • Lee-Jung Kim, Co-founder, The Big Bang Collaborative


  • Michelle Fox, Corporate Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Teleflex
  • Chris Davlantes, MD, FACEP, Sr. Director, Global Medical Affairs & Scientific Affairs, Abbott POC
  • Lauren Levine, Director, U.S. Marketing, Pfizer

Tabletop Ideas

4:00 – 5:00 pm

Private Appointments (Select Companies)

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Last chance to sign up for an optional VR educational demo!

6:00 – 8:00 pm

Evening Reception at the Mesa Mezcal at the Westin

Continue networking with attendees and make new friends. Enjoy Mexican food, beer, wine & cocktails in this stylish venue with floor-to-ceiling windows and a great outdoor patio.

Wednesday, July 26

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Location & Info

7:45 – 8:45 am

Breakfast • Harmony A

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Private Appointments (Select Companies)

8:30 am – 1:30 pm

Partner Hospitality Room • Meza Mezcal Private Dining Room (entry from Harmony Ballroom Foyer)

We invite attendees to use the room to work, grab a cup of coffee and light snacks in between appointments.

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