Nation's Emergency Physicians Discuss Future of Emergency Medicine in Seattle, October 14-17

ACEP13 To Feature the World's Most Comprehensive and Groundbreaking Emergency Medical Education

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 6,000 emergency physicians from across the nation will be in Seattle for the ACEP 2013 Scientific Assembly at the Washington State Convention Center from October 14 to 17. This year's conference — which comes at a critical juncture in the evolution of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)—will present the most current information and impact of the ACA on emergency medicine.

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Credentialed members of the news media are invited to learn along-side emergency physicians in more than 300 clinical and general courses featuring the most pressing issues facing medicine today, including sessions on technological advancements, discussions on policy issues vital to medical professionals and their patients, and workshops designed to enhance the medical skills of emergency physicians. In addition, hundreds of new studies will be presented during the Research Forum on Monday and Tuesday of the event. To obtain embargoed research abstracts in advance, contact Julie Lloyd at jlloyd@acep.org.

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HIGHLIGHTS

Tuesday, October 15
8 a.m. to 9:50 a.m , Room 6B, Washington State Convention Center.
Join five distinguished women physicians as they review the legacy of women physicians in medicine and forecast the future of "Women in Emergency Medicine" (James D. Mills, Jr. Memorial Lecture).  Panelists Diane M. Birnbaumer, MD, FACEP (Moderator); Sheryl Heron, MD, MPH, FACEP; Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP; Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD, MBA, FACEP; and Mary Jo Wagner, MD, FACEP will identify practical tips on effective mentoring and recognize leadership strategy themes that guide practice. The panel also will explore methods to close the gender gap both in the general distribution of EPs and positions of leadership. 

Wednesday, October 16
8:00 a.m. to 9:25 a.m., Room 6E, Washington State Convention Center
Emergency physicians who responded to the Boston Marathon bombing will present "Boston Marathon Bombing: Lives Saved, Lessons Learned."  The following presenters—Vikhyat S. Bebarta, MD, FACEP (Moderator); Eric Goralnick, MD; Andrew S. Ulrich, MD, FACEP; and Richard E. Wolfe, MD, FACEP—will discuss the response of Boston area hospitals and pre-hospital personnel as they sprang into action, immediately triaging and caring for scores of victims.  The panel discussion will provide a first-hand account of the response from both the pre-hospital and hospital perspective. 

Wednesday, October 16
12:30 p.m. to 2:20 p.m., Room 6B, Washington State Convention Center
Join a panel discussion on "Reducing Costs and Expenses of the Health Care System" (Colin C. Rorrie, Jr., Lecture).  ACEP's Cost Effective Care Task Force has identified evidence-based best practices in emergency medicine that can reduce the cost of care without sacrificing quality of care. Michael J. Gerardi, MD, FAAP, FACEP; Dennis M. Beck, MD, FACEP; Brent Asplin, MD, MPH, FACEP; and Jessie Pines, MD, MBA, FACEP will address some of their recommendations.  

Research Forum (Monday, October 14, and Tuesday, October 15
7:00 am to 5:00 pm in Level 3, The Conference Center
The Research Forum showcases original emergency medicine research with oral and poster presentations. 

There will be two "State-of-the-Art Presentations" to discuss abstracts with significant implications for emergency medicine practice or research: 1:00 pm to 1:30 pm, on October 14, and 8:00 am to 8:30 am on October 15 — both in Room 301 of The Conference Center.

From noon to 1 p.m., the Research Forum Awards Luncheon will feature a session on the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute's push for comparative effectiveness research. The speaker will be Dr. Erik Hess, and the event will take place in Room 302 of The Conference Center.

The Research Forum will close on October 15 with a panel session highlighting some of the most significant research of the forum: "Cutting Edge: Highlights of Emergency Medicine Research," from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in Room 301 of The Conference Center. 

Exhibit Hall
At the heart of ACEP13 is the huge Exhibit Hall packed with the latest technologies, solutions, products and services from some of the most respected names in the emergency medicine. For the first time, a virtual emergency department  — InnovatED — will be featured (see http://www.acep.org/acep13/innovated/), with areas including a prehospital zone, a patient treatment zone and a communications center. Sponsors of InnovateED include FreemanWhite, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Stryker, Masimo, Ultrasonix, and Medhost®, Inc.

More than 350 companies and organizations will be represented on Oct. 14-16, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  Here you can also find the new and improved ACEP Resource Center, which is home to the popular ACEP Bookstore and the Wellness Booth, as well as the expansive rows of booths that house some of the biggest names in medicine.

News Media
Registration fees are waived for credentialed members of the news media.  Members of the news media may download a registration form.  News media may also register for ACEP 13 in the Media Relations Office, Room 212, Washington State Convention Center.

The Media Relations Office and the News Media Workroom (Room 213), Washington State Convention Center, are open during the following hours:

Sunday, October 13                                  

1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Monday, October 14                                   

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 15                                   

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 16                               

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 17                                    

7:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Staff members are available in this office to provide information and coordinate interviews with faculty and ACEP members. The adjoining News Media Workroom is available for use by the press and has telephones, Internet connections (computers not provided) and workspace to conduct interviews. Members of the press who display ACEP13 press credentials have access to all the educational sessions, the Opening Session, the Research Forum and the Exhibit Hall.

ACEP is the 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 (ACEP)



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