The College provides a number of services to its 53 chapters. For more information about any of these services, please contact the Chapter & State Relations Department via email or at 800-798-1822, ext. 3142.
ACEP Resources for Chapter Leaders (PDF)
Quick reference of the services ACEP provides to chapters in the areas of chapter management, membership and state advocacy.
Chapter Executives Forum
This comprehensive one-day program is planned with the chapter staff executives to discuss issues, share expertise, and provide an update on national activities. Currently there are two forums per year, one in conjunction with the Leadership & Advocacy Conference and one at ACEP's annual Scientific Assembly.
Chapter Executives Leadership Summit
The 1.5 days Leadership Development Summit provides Chapter Executives with the tools to become more effective leaders by gaining insights and developing a strategic mindset. The mixed format includes lectures, roundtable discussions and workshops on a variety of topics such as: Chapter governance and Leadership development; Financial management; Strategic planning; Succession planning, Membership development versus membership marketing; Non-dues revenue opportunities; Value of Building a Strong, Advocacy Presence, etc.
Chapter Executive Director Orientation
The national office will pay for a new chapter executive director to come to Dallas for a one and a half day orientation and meet with several different departments. The Chapter and State Relations Department holds the orientation once a year, and recommends that the new executive be on the job for at least six months before coming to the orientation.
engagED – Online Member Communities
An online community is an engagement tool that all chapters have at their disposal. It’s a great way for members to connect with each other; a place to share resources, ask questions and discuss current issues facing emergency medicine in your state. It can be used to mobilize members to advocate for or against a bill introduced in your state legislature. Get engagED!
Chapter Services will produce and distribute a quarterly chapter e-newsletter to your members. This is a free service offered to assist chapters with limited resources. For each issue, the Chapter must provide at a minimum a letter from the president of the chapter or other leader, and a calendar of chapter events. The national office will supply clinical or state advocacy content, a list of new members to the chapter and any other valuable information for the chapter. If you are interested in this free service, contact the Chapter Services Manager.
Chapter Website Service
For chapters that might be interested, ACEP will design and host your chapter website. If you are interested in this free service, contact the Chapter Services Manager.
All Chapter Audio Conferences
There are up to two audio conferences for chapters chapter presidents and executive directors every year. These calls are a live audio conference with the ACEP President and President-Elect and other leaders and staff to share trends in the states, updates on pertinent national and state issues, and to provide input to the national leaders on areas of concern to chapters. Find out when the next call will be held or access the recording of the last call.
Resources for Chapter Leaders
Whether you are an individual looking to get involved with your state chapter or a chapter looking for ways to develop future leaders, the resources on this page are designed for you.
Leader Visits to Chapters
Staff Visits to Chapters
Assistance with Membership Drives
Annual Leadership and Advocacy Conference
Fundamentals of Chapter Management
National/Chapter Relations Committee
Other Consultation as Requested
The Chapter & State Relations Department is the center for state legislative activity. It collects and disseminates state legislative and regulatory information concerning state legislative processes and issues. For more information, visit the State Legislative Office Services and Resources page.