Media Advisory: Health Writers' Conference in New York City - Apr 19, 2011

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Media Advisory: Health Writers' Conference in New York City
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Apr 19, 2011

Top Experts in Emergency Care Discuss Emerging Issues, Trends and Challenges


American College of Emergency Physicians Releases New Poll that Examines Increased ER Visits and Barriers to Cutting Testing, Costs


WASHINGTON, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by the American College of Emergency Physicians:


What: Crisis in the ER: Rx for the Future

Hosted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), a national medical specialty society, this conference will outline the growing trends and challenges faced in our nation's emergency rooms, from increased visits to liability reform to technological advances.




Presenting physicians include the attending emergency physician in Tucson, Ariz., during the shooting that injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords; an emergency physician who has been in Japan participating in tsunami relief work efforts; and an expert on liability reform who helped Texas move toward a successful best practice.


Additionally, ACEP will release the results of a new survey of emergency physicians. This survey speaks to the costs and uses of emergency room resources in the wake of national health care reform.


When: Thursday, April 28, 8:45 a.m. - 1 p.m.


Where:Bellevue HospitalOld Medical Library462 First Avenue at 27th Street, "D" Building, 8th Floor, New York, NY Media Contact: Mike Baldyga: 239-218-5086

Agenda:8:30 am Breakfast


8:50 am Welcome: Dr. Lewis Goldfrank, professor and chair, department of emergency medicine, Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University School of Medicine


9 - 9:50 am ER Trends: Can Emergency Visits Be Prevented? Can Costs Be Saved?

    --  Mary Pat McKay, MD, FACEP, emergency physician, The George Washington
        University Hospital, Washington, D.C.
    --  Jesse Pines, MD FACEP, emergency physician, The George Washington
        University Hospital, Washington, D.C.


10 - 10:50 am Disasters and National Emergencies: From Triage to Discharge


Behind the Scenes Look at What Happened in the Emergency Room in Tucson on the Day of the Shooting

Dr. Katherine Hiller, MD, FACEP, attending emergency physician at University Medical Center in Tucson, Arizona, and on duty on January 8 when 19 people were shot, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords


After the Earthquake and Tsunami -- First-Hand Account of Providing Medical Relief in Japan

Taketo Watase, MD, emergency physician, Oregon Health and Science University Emergency Department, Portland, Oregon


11 - 11:50 am The Future of Emergency Care

Gizmos, Gadgets and Electronic Medical Records

Chris Moore, MD, FACEP, emergency physician at Yale University School of Medicine


Medical Liability Reform -- the Texas Experience

Angela Gardner, MD, FACEP, immediate past president of ACEP and leader for medical liability


12 - 1 pm Lunch: Release of New Poll Results about the Current Environment in Emergency Departments and the Value of Emergency Medicine

Sandra Schneider, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP


ACEP is a national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP 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.

SOURCE American College of Emergency Physicians