Daily Schedule

General Schedule of Events

More details to come as more speakers and topics are finalized.

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Sunday, 4/30/23


8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Council Steering Committee Meeting

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Chapter Leaders Session and Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

NEMPAC Board Meeting

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Health Policy Primer presented by ACEP's Young Physicians Section & the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA)

1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Chapter Executives Forum

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Federal Government Affairs and State Legislative/Regulatory Committees' Meeting

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

NEMPAC VIP Reception - by Invitation Only

Top of the Hay - Hay-Adams Hotel Rooftop

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Monday, 5/1/23


7:00 am - 8:00 am


8:00 am – 8:30 am

LAC Welcome

  • Christopher S. Kang, MD, FACEP; ACEP President
  • Susan Sedory, MA, CAE; ACEP Executive Director

8:30 am - 9:15 am

ED Boarding Advocacy: Sharing Your Stories From the Frontlines

From a national call to action to the White House, to Congressional outreach, and continued pushes to raise awareness in the media, your boarding stories have expanded ACEP's advocacy on this critical issue from talking points into a grim and realistic picture that is starting to get attention from policymakers. Hear from key players on where these advocacy efforts stand and how you can continue to enhance and amplify them. 

9:15 am - 10:15 am

Myth-busting Who Governs the ED? 

  • Kathryn E. Spates JD, ACNP‐BC; Executive Director, Federal Relations, The Joint Commission
  • Mary Ellen Palowitch, MHA, RN; Senior Managing Director, Dentons; Former CMS EMTALA Technical Lead, Survey & Certification Group 

What's behind some of the rules and regulations in your ED like restrictions on food and drink while on shift, documentation requirements, standards for workplace violence prevention measures, or educational training requirements? Hear from two experts on which are directly required by regulators like CMS and The Joint Commission, and which aren't. The speakers will dispel myths often perpetuated by misinterpretations of existing and past requirements, help clarify who's in charge of what, and, most importantly, talk about how you can best advocate for improvements in your workplace.

10:15 am - 10:30 am


10:30 am - 11:15 am

Influencing Your Workplace From Within

  • Kaedrea Jackson MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP; Chief Medical Officer/Chief Quality Officer, NY Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist
  • Kelly R. Gray-Eurom, MD, MMM, FACEP; ACEP Council Speaker; Chief Quality Officer for University of Florida Health Jacksonville
  • Jeff Dubin, MD, MBA; SVP, Medical Affairs & CMO, MedStar Washington Hospital Center at MedStar Health

Due to working hours that tend to differ from the rest of a hospital’s medical staff, emergency physicians don’t have as many opportunities to develop relationships with hospital leaders and other departments outside the clinical arena. Serving on a hospital committee or other similar roles provides the opportunity to demonstrate clinical knowledge, hone leadership skills, represent the emergency medicine group, and become known by physicians throughout the hospital. Our panel of emergency physicians who are now in hospital leadership will discuss how these volunteer opportunities can be a powerful way for you to take back some control and be able to influence decisions that directly affect your livelihood in the workplace and patient care in the ED.

11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Policy Leadership: Opportunities for Emergency Physicians to Govern

  • Miriam A. Bukhsh, MD; Health Policy and Advocacy Fellow, George Washington University, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Washington DC; former Health Legislative Fellow to Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE-At Large)
  • Brendan G. Carr, MD, MS; System Chair Dept of Emergency Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; former Senior Advisor, US Dept of Health & Human Services
  • Alister F. Martin, MD, MPP; CEO, A Healthier Democracy; former White House Fellow

Hear from emergency physicians who have held key roles within the federal government about their experiences moving beyond the clinical. They’ll talk about how being on the front lines providing the nation’s safety net of care positions can enable EPs to positively affect national policy in these types of roles, provide advice on how to overcome common challenges to transitioning into public policy roles, and discuss the various public policy roles available to emergency physicians at early-, mid-, and late-career stages.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Lunch On Your Own

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Dobbs v. EMTALA--Emergency Medicine After Roe

  • Diana Nordlund, DO, JD, FACEP; Co-Chair, ACEP Reproductive Health Task Force; President, Michigan College of Emergency Physicians
  • Skye Perryman, JD; President & CEO, Democracy Forward
  • Dorothea Lindquist, JD; Chief of Staff, American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology

Last year’s Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade has created the potential for significant legal exposure for emergency physicians providing care to pregnant patients due to ambiguities and contradictions between new state reproductive health laws and EMTALA. Get an update from our panel of experts on this rapidly changing landscape, with a focus on how national medical societies are working to identify and close gaps in regulation or statute that are creating clinical and legal barriers to patients receiving medically-appropriate care.

1:45 pm - 2:30 pm

What Determines Your Paycheck (and How it Can Be Influenced)

  • Jordan G.R. Celeste, MD, FACEP; ACEP Reimbursement Committee; President-elect, Florida College of Emergency Physicians
  • Nicholas Cozzi, MD; ACEP Reimbursement Committee

Emergency medicine reimbursement is a complicated system dictated by disparate players including the federal and state government, private insurers, the house of medicine itself (via the AMA RUC and CPT Panel), and your employment contract. Our presenters will help you understand how these external factors all play into determining your paycheck and, more importantly, discuss the various ways to influence them. Learn to apply these new skills to take some control back and start to advocate for yourself and for change.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

The State of Advocacy: EM Success Stories from State Legislatures

  • Todd Parker, MD, FACEP; President, Virginia College of Emergency Physicians
  • Daniel Elliott, MD, FACEP; President, Indiana ACEP

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm

Advocacy Breakouts (choose one):

  • Scope of Practice Advocacy Update and Tools You Can Use
  • Advanced Advocacy: Influencing from Home
  • How ACEP Advocacy Has Turned Into Laws

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm


4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Mental Health Update: ACEP's Advocacy and What Congress Can Do Next

Hear from leading policymakers on national efforts to address the ever-growing struggle for improving access to mental health care, how ACEP is advancing these efforts, and how it all affects you as emergency physicians.  

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Emergency Medicine Foundation Reception (By Invitation Only) 

Dirty Habit at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco


6:00 - 8:00 pm

NEMPAC Congressional Dine Arounds (By Invitation Only

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Tuesday, 5/2/23*


*Session times approximate and subject to minor changes

7:00 am - 8:00 am


8:00 am - 8:15 am

Welcome - Advocacy Day Training & Issues Briefing 

  • Laura Wooster, MPH; ACEP Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Practice Affairs

8:15 am - 9:00 am

A View From Washington 

  • David Wasserman, NBC News and The Cook Political Report 

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Congressional Speaker


9:30 - 10:30 am

LAC23 Hill Visits Issue Briefing

  • Laura Wooster, MPH; ACEP Senior Vice President of Advocacy & Practice Affairs
  • Ryan McBride, MPP; ACEP Congressional Affairs Director
  • Jeanne Slade; Senior Director, NEMPAC & ACEP Grassroots Advocacy

ACEP's in-house advocacy team of experts will walk attendees through the issues that you'll be advocating for on Capitol Hill on Tuesday afternoon, with key points to strengthen your case and ensure lawmakers and their staff keep your perspective top of mind long after the meeting is over. 

10:30 am - 10:45 am


10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Soapbox - Congressional Meeting Training

  • Christopher Kush, MPP; CEO/Author, Soapbox Consulting, LLC
  • Kevin Schultza; Senior Vice President, Soapbox Consulting, LLC

The Soapbox team will prepare attendees for the Congressional meetings, explaining the logistics involved and role-playing possible scenarios that can arise.  

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Lunch On Your Own

12:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Congressional Meetings – Capitol Hill

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Closing Reception on Capitol Hill

Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building 

A chance to network with your peers, debrief on the afternoon's Congressional meetings with ACEP's advocacy team, and touch base with lawmakers and their staff as available. 

6:00 - 8:00 pm

NEMPAC Congressional Dine Arounds (By Invitation Only

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