Dear colleagues,

We have made the difficult decision to cancel the Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly, scheduled to take place March 31-April 2.

Like all of you, we have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its repercussions across the world. Your health is our top priority, and at the same time, you are the most valuable human resource on the front lines of this pandemic. Canceling our pediatric conference allows you to focus on what’s most important right now: caring for your patients.   

Even though we can’t meet in person at PEM20, our emergency medicine community will take our conversations online and continue to help one another by sharing knowledge and lessons learned. Scroll down for COVID-19 resources.

Cancellation Details

Registration

You have the option to receive a registration refund, or you can apply those funds to ACEP20 or PEM21. Indicate your preference through this form, and our member care team will process your request within 30 days.

Hotel

Please reach out to your hotel directly. If you planned to stay at the official meeting hotel, contact the New York Hilton Midtown at 212-586-7000.

Travel

Please contact your airlines, rental car companies and other travel providers directly.

Education

In the next two weeks, you will receive access to free virtual pediatric EM courses. We are also working to create online learning opportunities to supplement our current offerings.

COVID-19 Resources

As this COVID-19 situation evolves, we’ll continue to provide updated resources for you through our Coronavirus Clinical Alert. You can find info for your patients here, including a “Stop the Spread” patient guide.

ACEP members, you can send COVID-19 specific inquiries to our clinical department at covid19@acep.org. Join the COVID-19 forum in engagED to share ideas and processes with fellow EM physicians.

William P. Jaquis, MD, FACEP
ACEP President