As we begin 2018, we are officially marking the golden anniversary of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Watch for events in our year-long celebration of ACEP’s 50th anniversary, which will culminate with a blowout celebration at ACEP18 in San Diego.
Want a sneak peek? Here are just a few of the celebratory events that ACEP has planned:
- Release a new coffee table book that takes a look at how far the specialty has come in its relatively short life. Famed “Knife and Gun Club” photographer Eugene Richards turns his camera lens to a variety of emergency departments to capture a day in the life of emergency physicians, with perspective and insight on how we arrived at our current health care landscape. The book is scheduled to be released in May.
- Posts on social media each week of 2018, with “Throwback Thursday” and “What’s Your Moment?” campaigns that highlight the highs, lows, and life-changing moments for those of you who choose to be the innovative lifesavers in emergency medicine.
- Publish commemorative anniversary editions of ACEP Now and ACEP Frontline that celebrate the maverick spirit of emergency physicians, in addition to recurring features in the pages of ACEP Now each month that honor the past while looking to the future.
- Host an interactive history museum at ACEP18 that showcases the journey of emergency medicine from battlefield to inner city to rural America, and every spot in between.
Want to get involved? Visit 50years to see how you can share a video, a story, or an artifact, and be part of ACEP’s reflection on the past and vision for the future.