Daily Schedule

The 2018 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)
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Sunday, May 20

8:00 am - 1:00 pm Chapter Executives Forum
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Chapter Leadership Session 
12:30 pm - 4:00pm Health Policy Primer
Presented by EMRA and ACEP's Young Physician Section
5:00 pm - 6:00pm Resident and Young Physicians Section Reception
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm NEMPAC VIP Reception (by invitation only)  
8:30 pm - 10:00pm EMF Major Donor Reception (by invitation only)  

Monday, May 21

8:00 am - 12:00 pm ACEP Leadership Summit 
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm Policy & Advocacy Programming
Luncheon - 911 Advocacy Network Member of the Year Award
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm Election 2018 - Update
Special Guest Speaker Amy Walter, National Editor of The Cook Political Report, American Political Analyst (PBS NewsHour, NBC Meet the Press, CBS Face the Nation, FOX News Sunday with Chris Wallace) 
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm Break
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Policy and Advocacy General Sessions and Breakouts
2:00 pm – 2:45 pm: Breakout Sessions I (Choose One)
  • Quality/CEDR Update
  • What’s Ahead for Entitlement Reform?
  • Media Training
3:00 – 4:00 pm General Session – Public Policy Town Hall: Emergency Preparedness
Speaker: Robert Kadlec, M.D., U.S. Asst Secretary. for Preparedness and Response

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm General Session - How to Effectively Communicate with Legislators and Staff
Speaker: Dr. David Rehr, Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Breakout Sessions II (Choose One)
  • How to Change Perceptions of Emergency Care (Panel Discussion)
  • Hot Button Issues on the State Leve
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dine Around Fundraisers with Legislators
Supported by NEMPAC

Tuesday, May 22

7:30 am - 8:00 am Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:30 am Issue Review and Advocacy Training
  • Congressional Speaker – Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
  • Congressional Speaker – Rep. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) (invited)
10:30 am Box Lunches, Buses Depart to the Hill
11:00 am - 5:00 pm Congressional Visits
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Congressional Reception with Members of Congress
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dine Around Fundraisers with Legislators
Supported by NEMPAC

Wednesday, May 23 - Solutions Forum (CME Courses)

7:45 am - 8:15 am Breakfast
8:15 am - 8:25 am Welcome and Introductions
Paul D. Kivela, MD, MBA, FACEP, ACEP President
8:25 am - 8:45 am Opioids - Issue Introduction
Mark S. Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP
8:45 am - 9:30 am Keynote Address
United States Surgeon General Vice Admiral Jerome M. Adams, M.D., M.P.H.
9:30 am - 10:10 am Opioids Session I: Putting Prevention into Practice
Learn about innovative approaches being developed in, and used by, emergency departments to reduce patients’ exposure to opioids, identify at-risk patients, and prevent development of opioid use disorders. 
  • Alexis LaPietra, DO, FACEP; Medical Director of Emergency Medicine Pain Management, St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Center; ALTO Program
  • Sophia Sheikh, MD, FACEP; University of Florida, Jacksonville; PAMI Program
  • Arvind Venkat, MD, FACEP, Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny Health Network; Safe Landing Program 
Moderator: Aisha Liferidge, MD, FACEP
10:10 am - 11:00 am Opioids Session II: Putting Treatment into Practice
ED visits for opioid overdoses increased 30 percent over a 12-month period in 2016-2017. Learn what emergency departments and services are doing to ensure such patients have access to treatment once the overdose is resolved, including ED-initiated Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and other support services. 
  • Reb JH Close, MD, FACEP; Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula; Monterey County Prescribe Safe Initiative with ED-MAT
  • Kathryn Hawk, MD, MHS; Yale University Department of Emergency Medicine 
  • David P. Keseg, MD, FACEP; Medical Director, Columbus Division of Fire
  • Evan Schwarz, MD, FACEP; Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes Jewish Hospital  
Moderator: Howard Mell, MD, MPH, FACEP 
11:00 am - 11:45 am Opioids Session III: Federal Efforts
  • Deb Houry, MD, MPH; Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
11:45 am - 12:30 pm Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm End-of-Life Session I: Recognizing the Value
Learn about growing efforts to promote advanced care planning and appropriate end-of-life care, such as building in clinical protocols into geriatric emergency care, incorporating payment incentives into value-based payment models, and bringing emergency care and follow-up palliative care to the patient even when away from the hospital. 
  • Kevin Biese, MD, MAT; Board Chair, ACEP Geriatric ED Accreditation Program
  • Susan Nedza, MD; Senior Vice President, Clinical Outcomes; MPA Solutions 
  • Timothy C. Peck, MD; Co-founder & CEO, Call9
Moderator: Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm End-of-Life Session II: Advance Care Planning and Ethical Considerations
Learn about different tools and programs for advance care planning being used in emergency departments, and related ethical considerations.
  • Arthur Derse, MD, JD, FACEP; Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Medical College of Wisconsin 
  • Ferdinando L. Mirarchi, DO, FACEP; Chief Medical & Scientific Officer of the Institute on HealthCare Directives; Founder of MIDEO
  • Mark S. Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP; Founder, St. Joseph’s Hospital Life Sustaining Management and Alternatives (LSMA) Program 
  • Charles Sabatino, JD; Director of the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, Legal Advisor to the National POLST Paradigm Task Force 
2:30 pm Adjourn