Emergency Physician Leaders to Convene in Washington, D.C., May 16-19 - May 13, 2010

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Emergency Physician Leaders to Convene in Washington, D.C., May 16-19
May 13, 2010

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

REGISTRATION: 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 credentialed on site.


  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.

  Contact: Laura Gore, 202-728-0610, ext 3008, lgore@acep.org

  List of activities, go to http://tinyurl.com/ch5lvv

  /PRNewswire-USNewswire -- May 13/

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SOURCE: American College of Emergency Physicians

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