Leadership Summit

Earn CME and find ways to advance your career into the future of EM with the Leadership Summit.


Monday, July 26

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8:35 am - 9:25 am

Solutions for the Opioid Crisis

Alexis M. LaPietra, DO, FACEP, Moderator; Gail D'Onofrio, MD, FACEP; Eric M. Ketcham, MD, MBA, FASAM, FACHE, FAAEM, FACEP

The modern plague of substance abuse inflicts immeasurable harm on the health of our communities and patients. Patients are dying, clinicians are frustrated and angry, and the solutions to date have not made a significant impact. Can we have a positive impact in our communities, save lives, and make a difference? Our speakers have definitively answered these 3 questions with a single word, “Yes!” They will discuss innovative programs that can make a dramatic difference.

9:25 am - 10:00 am

Rescuing Victims: If Not Us, Then Who?

Jaime H. Hope, MD

When was the last time you saw a patient who was being trafficked…a human slave? How do you know it wasn’t your last shift? In fact, if you don’t think about it, you won’t see it. Human Trafficking is modern-day slavery. It’s ubiquitous and largely unrecognized. According to Homeland Security, more than 300,000 children a year lured into trafficking in the United States. But what can you do? The good news…information, programs, and resources now exist that make a difference. You can educate your staff, provide assistance to your patients, and coordinate with community development programs.

10:15 am - 11:10 am

Telemedicine: Expanding Opportunities to Deliver Emergency Care

Judd E. Hollander, MD, FACEP, Moderator; Shruti Chandra, MD, MEHP; Alan Sazama, MD

The pandemic has expanded the need and urgency for effectively delivered telemedical care. Is this an opportunity for natural expansion of emergency medical expertise both into the field (pre-hospital) and into consultative care (provider-to-provider). Just what are the opportunities, risks, training requirements, back-up systems? Listen to and ask questions of this expert panel to determine if this is an opportunity for you and your group.

11:10 am - 12:00 pm

EM Workforce Report: Overcoming Challenges and Exploring Opportunities

Mark S. Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, Moderator; Fiona Gallahue, MD, FACEP; Louis J. Ling, MD, FACEP; Ed Salsberg, MPA; RJ Sontag, MD

Do the implications the workforce study signify disaster or opportunity. Do you think that a) There will there be fewer opportunities for the increased supply of providers? b) The demand will continue to decrease? c) There should be fewer not more training programs? d) Advanced Practice Providers are displacing emergency physicians? OR Should we be more focused on expanding emergency medicine opportunities, such as enhancing formal training/subspecialty opportunities in a) Pain, addiction, and opioid management, b) Telemedicine delivery, c) Wound management, d) Rural EM, e) Disaster management, f) CMIO, etc.

Meet the Speakers


Shruti Chandra, MD, MEHP


Gail D'Onofrio, MD, FACEP


Fiona Gallahue, MD, FACEP



Judd E. Hollander, MD, FACEP

Jaime H. Hope, MD




Alexis M. LaPietra, DO, FACEP


Louis J. Ling, MD, FACEP

Mark S. Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP


Ed Salsberg, MPA


Alan Sazama, MD


George RJ Sontag, MD

2021 Leadership & Advocacy Conference CME Credit Statement

The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this Live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The 2021 Leadership & Advocacy Conference activities have been approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 3.25 hours of ACEP Category I Credit.