November 1, 2023

ACEP’s EMDI on the Road - Where’s Waldo

Finding one’s car keys when trying to leave can seem like an onerous task pressed by the time crunch to leave the house on time. Few tasks compile the complexity and test our sanity as finding keys, but fewer provide the unique challenge of finding Waldo as he sets out on a world-wide hike. The red and white striped shirt accompanied by the matching beanie can be easy for some and difficult for others to locate on the meticulously and elaborate illustrations created by Martin Handford. We know Waldo is there, but where exactly is he? If you are like me, you begin with a simple scan and when unable to quickly find our adventurous hero, you segment the pages scouring every detail until he is finally found.

Similarly emergency medicine conferences can feel like finding Waldo, but Waldo in this sense can be colleagues and friends. The number of conferences can be overwhelming and how do you decide which ones to attend. Thankfully, we do not have to rely on elaborate illustrations and in fact, we want to provide you with a series of conferences where you can easily find ACEP’s EMDI. Though we are not taking a worldwide hike, we will be present at several conferences to meet with the front-line leaders in emergency medicine, you. Below are some of the conferences where EMDI will be present and ready to talk, collaborate, and engage in meaningful discussions to better support ACEP members and emergency medicine.

Council of Medical Specialty Societies Conference

November 8-10, 2023 – Washington, DC

The Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) is a coalition of over 50 specialty societies representing more than 800,000 physicians across the house of medicine. CMSS’ goal is to support and strengthen specialty societies to address future challenges. The CMSS annual meeting serves as an important platform for medical professionals and specialists to convene, discuss current issues in healthcare, share research findings, and collaborate on initiatives aimed at advancing medical practice and patient care.

ACEP Accelerate Conference

March 9-15, 2024 – Arlington, TX

The ACEP Accelerate Conference provides the best features of a large conference with targeted educational offerings. ACEP Accelerate is composed of ACEP’s Teaching Fellowship, Reimbursement and Coding Conference, and the Emergency Department Directors Academy. Each of these programs will run concurrently, kicking off with a general session.

ACEP and the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD) provide a multipart event that enhance skills and knowledge in becoming an effective and productive medical educator in emergency medicine. The Teaching Fellowship offers small-group and hands-on active learning that can take the emergency medicine educators skill to the next level.

The Reimbursement and Coding sessions deliver insights into the shifting regulatory landscape that impacts coding and reimbursement for emergency medicine. Nationally recognized experts discuss strategies on how practice groups can maximize reimbursement while maintaining regulatory compliance.

ACEP’s Emergency Department Directors Academy (EDDA), delivers you tried-and-true solutions to ED issues, from a group of experienced practitioners and management experts. During EDDA participants learn to enhance ED leadership through a series of lectures, breakout sessions, and small-group case studies.

Health Information and Management Systems Society Conference

March 11-15, 2024 – Orlando, FL

The Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference is one of the largest and most influential healthcare IT events globally, bringing 33,000 professionals together each year. This conference brings together healthcare professionals, IT experts, vendors, and thought leaders where they discuss the latest trends, innovations, and challenges in the field of health information technology and management. HIMSS is where healthcare innovation thrives, featuring 1,000+ leading healthcare tech companies aiming to shape the digital future of healthcare. There are various educational sessions, workshops, and panel discussions led by industry experts, providing insights into cutting-edge technologies, interoperability, data analytics, cybersecurity, and digital health solutions.

Leadership and Advocacy Conference

April 14-16, 2024 – Washington, DC

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Leadership and Advocacy Conference is an annual event that brings together emergency medicine professionals, leaders, and advocates from across the United States. During this conference, attendees can engage in discussions about the latest developments and challenges in emergency medicine, share best practices, and learn from experts in the field. The conference focuses on leadership development, providing attendees with valuable insights into effective leadership strategies within the context of emergency medicine. Additionally, the event emphasizes advocacy efforts, empowering participants to become strong advocates for their patients meeting with legislators to address issues like solving the boarding crisis and strengthening protections against ED workplace violence. Through informative sessions and interactive workshops, the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference equips attendees with the knowledge and skills needed to drive positive change in emergency medical care and policy.

Emergency Department Practice Managers Association Conference

May 1-4, 2024 – Seattle, WA

The Emergency Department Practice Managers Association Conference is an annual event that brings together professionals and experts in the field of emergency medicine management. Practice managers, administrators, and healthcare executives meet to share knowledge, discuss best practices, and address challenges specific to emergency department operations. Participants can find a diverse range of sessions, workshops, and panel discussions covering topics such as healthcare regulations, financial management, patient satisfaction, staff training, and technological advancements in emergency medicine. This is an invaluable opportunity to connect with peers, industry leaders, and vendors offering cutting-edge solutions for emergency department management.

Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance Conference

Conference Date - TBD

The Emergency Department Benchmarking Alliance (EDBA) Conference is an annual event that serves as a gathering of healthcare professionals, emergency department leaders, and experts to gather and share their knowledge, experiences, and best practices. The conference is designed to facilitate collaboration and learning within the healthcare industry, specifically focusing on emergency department operations and management. At the EDBA Conference, attendees can expect insightful keynote presentations from renowned healthcare leaders, covering a wide range of topics including patient care, staff management, resource optimization, technology implementation, and quality improvement initiatives. Additionally, the conference provides a platform for showcasing cutting-edge technologies, medical equipment, and services related to emergency department operations. It fosters a collaborative environment where attendees can explore new solutions to enhance efficiency, improve patient outcomes, and streamline workflows in emergency healthcare settings.

Scientific Assembly may be over, but ACEP’s EMDI remains active and present throughout the year. As we travel to a nearby location, we hope to see you and engage in the spirit of collaboration to discuss the challenges and future of emergency medicine. We may be dressed in business attire, but rest assured it won’t be difficult to find us.