Keynote Sessions

Our Keynote Sessions Will Make You Think

ACEP23 is a chance to step away from the daily grind, giving yourself space for fresh thinking. Our first keynote will dive into the science of how our brains work, giving us tactics for optimizing our most sensible organ. As we better understand how to break patterns and cut through the clutter, we’ll put our brains to the test in a thought-provoking closing session. We’ll address our assumptions and how they align with the data surrounding the current drivers of health care economics.  We’ll challenge ourselves to critically assess sources of information - considering what we now know of brain bias – and determine a path forward. We’ll close out our time by interacting with colleagues in various practice settings and discussing the future of our specialty.

Opening General Session

You vs. Your Brain

Helena Boschi, PhD, MSc
October 9 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am ET

Emergency physicians are fast acting – our patients’ lives depend on it. Luckily, the power of the human brain enables us to make fast judgements and take mental shortcuts to keep us - and others - alive. Unfortunately, these shortcuts can also lead to cognitive distortions and biased thinking. It’s time to wrestle with our brains!

Dr. Helena Boschi, world renowned applied neuroscience psychologist, joins us in this entertaining and eye-opening session to talk about how we can cut through the clutter when we understand how our brain takes shortcuts and what we can do about it. We’ll walk through the disciplines of neuroscience and behavioral economics and get practical examples to improve our decision-making.

Supported in part by BioMerieux.

Closing General Session
Beyond the Rhetoric - Conversations About Private Equity, Non Competes & the Future of EM

Lawton R. Burns, PhD, MBA
Lina M. Khan, FTC Chair
October 11 | 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm ET

It’s time for real talk about the business of emergency medicine. We have to view our issues through every lens – business, regulatory, legislative, and, most importantly, your perspectives from the real world where the rubber meets the road.

Dr. Lawton R. Burns, Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, analyzes private equity trends in health care and will share his data with us. His summary of current healthcare economics will give us a true lay of the land.

On the heels of ACEP’s compelling testimony to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) about consolidation, special guest Lina M. Khan, FTC Chair, will join us during the session to share the agency’s perspective on its work and how it could help protect EPs.

September 29 - October 2

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