Nancy-Ann Min Deparle, Director of White House Office of Health Reform, To Speak on Monday
Washington, D.C. -- 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).
WHEN: May 16-19, 2010 WHERE: Omni Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert Street NW Washington, DC 20008 202-234-0700
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EVENT HIGHLIGHTS Monday, May 17 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Blue Room Health System Reform -- What Now? Len Nichols, PhD, Director, Health Policy New America Foundation 12:30 pm Empire Ballroom Nancy-Ann Min Deparle Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Wednesday, May 19 8:00 a.m. -9:30 a.m. Blue Room
Town Hall: Our Patients, Our Profession: Emergency Medicine in Transition
Moderator: Angela F. Gardner, MD, FACEP, ACEP President
Panelist: Shana Christrup, legislative and health consultant, Hart Health Strategies.
Panelist: Lisa A. Potetz, principal, Hart Health Strategies
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.
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SOURCE: American College of Emergency Physicians
Web Site: http://www.acep.org/