Emergency Physician Leaders to Convene in Washington, D.C., May 16-19 - May 5, 2010

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Emergency Physician Leaders to Convene in Washington, D.C., May 16-19
May 5, 2010

Nearly 400 emergency physicians from across the country will converge in the nation's capital May 16-19 to meet with key policy leaders and lawmakers on Capitol Hill and urge them to address the critical issues facing emergency patients, recognizing that everyone is only one step away from a medical emergency. The emergency physicians also will attend leadership meetings and discuss how to protect people's access to lifesaving emergency care as national policymakers focus on development regulations to implement the new health care reform law. The meetings are part of the 2010 Leadership and Advocacy Conference of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). For a complete list of activities, go to http://www.acep.org/LACHome.aspx?MeetingId=LAC

  WHEN:                May 16-19, 2010

  WHERE:               Omni Shoreham Hotel
                       2500 Calvert Street NW
                       Washington, DC 20008

                        For media credentials (no fees), contact Elaine
                        Salter at 202-728-0610, ext. 3007, or
                        esalter@acep.org.  Members of the media also can be
  REGISTRATION:         credentialed on site.


  Monday, May 17
  10:00 a.m. - 11:00
   a.m.                Health System Reform - What Now?
  Blue Room            Len Nichols, Ph.D., Director, Health Policy
                       New America Foundation

  Wednesday, May 19
  8:00 a.m. -9:30       Our Patients, Our Profession:  Emergency Medicine in
   a.m.                 Transition
                        Moderator:  Angela F. Gardner, MD, FACEP, ACEP
  Blue Room             President
                        Panelist:  Shana Christrup, legislative and health
                        consultant, Hart Health Strategies.
                        Panelist:  Lisa A. Potetz, principal, Hart Health

ACEP is a national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. The organization is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.

  CONTACT:  Laura Gore of ACEP, +1-202-728-0610, ext 3008, lgore@acep.org


  /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- May 5/

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SOURCE: American College of Emergency Physicians

Web Site: http://www.acep.org/