Daily Schedule

The 2017 Leadership & Advocacy Conference will offer thought-provoking, inspiring and challenging sessions by nationally recognized speakers and key decision makers who will provide you with the inside information and skills you need to maximize your effect as an emergency medicine leader and advocate.

Faculty and Courses (subject to change)
Check back for the most updated information.

Saturday, March 11

11:00 am - 1:00 pm  EMRA.org Meeting
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Alternate Payment Model Task Force
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Registration

Sunday, March 12

7:30 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 4:30 pm Chapter Executives Forum
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Parliamentary Training
9:00 am - 2:00 pm Second Annual National Sobering Summit
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EMRA Health Policy Committee Meeting
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Council Steering Committee Meeting
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Health Policy Primer
Presented by EMRA and ACEP's Young Physician Section
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm State Legislative/Regulartory Committee Meeting
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm EMS Committee Meeting
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Federal Government Affairs Committee Meeting
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Diversity and Inclusion Task Force
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Presentation Training: Simply Speaking! The No-Sweat Way to Prepare and Deliver Winning Presentations
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm NEMPAC Board of Trustees Meeting
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Publice Relations Committee Meeting
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Resident and Young Physicians Section Reception
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Freestanding Emergency Center Meeting
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm NEMPAC VIP Reception (by invitation only)  
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm EMF Major Donor Reception (by invitation only)  

Monday, March 13

6:15 am - 7:00 am Well-Being Committee Activity
7:00 am - 8:00 am Montana ACEP Chapter
7:30 am - 6:00 pm Registration
8:15 am - 9:00 am Breakfast  
9:00 am - 9:40 am Welcome
Dean Wilkerson, JD, MBA, CAE, ACEP Executive Director; Gordon B. Wheeler
9:40 am - 10:30 am Creating Solutions to the Opioid Crisis
Eric Ketcham; Mark S. Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP
10:30 am - 10:40 am Break  
10:40 am - 11:30 am  No Substitute for E-QUAL in Quality Improvement - Field Report from the Emergency Quality Network (E-QUAL)
Jeremiah Schuur, MD, FACEP; Arjun Venkatesh, MD, MBA
11:30 am - 12:20 pm Reporting Under MACRA - CEDR
Stephen K. Epstein, MD, MPP, FACEP; Pawan Goyal, MD, MHA, CBA, PMP, FHIMSS, FAHIMA
12:30 pm - 2:15 pm LUNCH
Featuring Hon. Thomas Price, Secretary of HHS and Award Presentations
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm CMS Viewpoint - Medicare and Medicaid
Seema Verma, (Administrator, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services)
  - INVITED
2:30 pm - 3:15 pm Out-of-Network/Balance Billing - Where Are We? A Federal/State Update
Edward R. Gaines, III, JD, CCP; Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP; Nathan R. Schlicher, MD, JD, FACEP  
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Break  
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Affordable Care Act - Repeal or Replace? What's Next.
Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP, ACEP President; Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA)  - INVITED
4:35 pm - 6:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: ZDoggMD (Zubin Damania, MD) ZDOGG MD - Burnout/Resilience
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm District of Columbia Chapter Meeting
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Welcome Reception  
  Dine Around Fundraisers

Tuesday, March 14

7:30 am - 12:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 11:30 am Breakfast, Advocacy Training, Issues Updates, Hill Visit Packet Handout
11:30 am Box Lunches
11:30 am - 12:15 pm Buses Depart for Capitol Hill  
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Congressional Visits
Don't miss the Hospitality Suites on both the House and Senate side for down time between meetings
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Congressional Reception  
  Dine Around Dinners
6:00 pm - 6:30 pm EMRA and ACOEP Resident Chapter

Wednesday, March 15 Leadership Day (CME Courses)

Visit the Leadership Day page for more information including course descriptions.

7:30 am - 8:30 am Leadership Breakfast
  • Small/Medium Chapters - Abhishek Mehrotra, MD, FACEP
  • Large Chapters - Chad Kessler, MD, MHPE, FACEP
  • Sections - Kathleen J. Clem, MD, FACEP
  • Resident Leadership - Speaker TBD
 
8:30 am - 8:40 am Welcome/Overview
Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP, ACEP President; Robert W. Strauss, Jr. MD, FACEP
8:40 am - 9:10 am Leadership Resiliency during Times of Constant Change
Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP
9:10 am - 10:20 am Where the Rubber Meets the Road: The Intersection of Social Media and EM
Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP (Moderator); Alicia M. Kurtz, MD; Howard K. Mell, MD, MPH, CMPE, FACEP; Karolyn K. Moody, Do, MPH
10:20 am - 10:35 am Break  
10:35 am - 11:45 am The Impact of Implicit Bias: Leaders Beware
Douglas M. Char, MD, FACEP (Moderator);  Adrian M. Daul, MD, FACEP; Vidya Eswaran, MD; Kevin M. Klauer, DO, FACEP; Aisha T. Liferidge, MD, FACEP; Bernard L. Lopez, MD, FACEP
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch & Networking with ACEP President-Elect
Paul D. Kivela, MD, MBA, FACEP
12:30 pm - 1:15 pm Conducting High Impact Meetings
Robert W. Strauss, Jr. MD, FACEP   
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm Leadership Under Fire: When Crisis Defines Us
Robert W. Strauss, Jr. MD, FACEP  (Moderator); Kathleen J. Clem, MD, FACEP; Chad Kessler, MD, MHPE, FACEP
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm Closing Remarks
Rebecca B. Parker, MD, FACEP; Robert W. Strauss, MD, FACEP
2:30 pm - 6:30 pm CEDR Committee Meeting