Frequently Asked Questions

Why was ACEP20 moved to a virtual conference?

These unprecedented times call for an unconventional ACEP20.

Moving ACEP20 to an online-only experience was a decision made with thoughtful consideration of many different options and ideas. Since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged, there have been months of deliberative discussions among the Board of Directors, the Finance Committee, the Educational Meetings Subcommittee, and the staff. A poll of the membership in early May, 57% of the respondents had travel restrictions, and a majority of the comments from all indicated that they would prefer an online experience for several reasons. Learn More.


When is ACEP20?

We are still finalizing the exact date and times. The virtual event will still happen around the original dates of October 26-29.


When will registration open for the ACEP20?

Registration will open on July 15. Watch for an email from, join the interest list to be the first to know when registration opens and for any updates in the next few weeks.


I’ve already booked my hotel through onPeak, what do I need to do?

ACEP is working with onPeak to cancel all hotel reservations in the official housing block. You will receive a cancellation email from onPeak soon. If you have a hotel room that you did not book through onPeak, you will need to contact the hotel directly to cancel your reservation.


I’m worried about my connectivity to participate.

The technology platform ACEP will use should minimize glitches, frozen screen and lagging audio. However, much of the online experience will also depend on your local wi-fi and internet connections.


Will there be CME Credit for the online event?

Yes, CME will be offered for the event, including several hours of on-demand education besides the courses offered during the live portion of the online conference.


Usually my family participates. How can they this year?

ACEP is planning lots of ways for your family to have a fun experience along with you. Stay tuned for more details.


Will my (Group, Chapter, Residency Alumni) have events in conjunction with ACEP20?

We expect many of these small groups to conduct event in coordination with ACEP20.


Will there still be committee and section meetings?

Yes, we are planning to include many of the networking events that happen during ACEP’s annual meeting.


What about the Council meeting?

The Council will still meet October 24-25 through a virtual platform. Look for more information about how you can participate.


How can I support the Virtual Meeting?

Please visit the exhibitor section of the website.


I am an exhibitor. What do I need to do?

If you are an exhibitor, there are various ways in which you can engage with ACEP20 through our virtual platforms. Please visit our exhibitor section for details and to contact our team.


I am a presenter at the Research Forum. How does this affect me?

Abstract presentations will be part of ACEP20 virtual conference. Please look for more information or contact with questions.