For 50 years, America’s emergencies have been our specialty. Comforting our patients through some of their most frightening moments, emergency physicians are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, for anyone, anytime, and anything.
Explore This IssueACEP18 Preview: Vol 37 – No 09 – September 2018
ACEP’s 50th anniversary reflects on the moments that matter most for our specialty, our members, and our patients—moments that matter most to you.
At ACEP18, the celebration kicks into high gear. With all the once-in-a-lifetime events happening at this year’s meeting, you’re not going to want to miss your chance to connect with your roots and look to the future.
Museum of Emergency Medicine
Daily, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the story of our specialty, from its roots in 1960 to today with interactive exhibits, storytellers, and an AI docent. Challenge yourself and top the leaderboard with the 50th anniversary scavenger hunt.
Monday, Oct. 1, 9–9:50 a.m.
Sip mimosas and dive into history at A 50 Year Retrospective: ACEP Then, Now, & Next, the museum ribbon cutting ceremony and reception.
During conference breaks, luminaries and titans of EM will tell their stories and answer your questions. Check the app and program for more details.
50th Anniversary Opening Session
Monday, Oct. 1, 10–11 a.m.
In addition to an extraordinary speaker, you’ll see a short documentary celebrating emergency medicine and the physicians who practice it. Hear from the Bring ‘em All team and help us honor the historical luminaries and titans of EM.
ACEP @ 50: The Backstory on Emergency Medicine—The Only Specialty Created by Public Demand
Monday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.–noon
Attend this Q&A session with history-keeper Brian J. Zink, MD, FACEP, author of Anyone, Anything, Anytime: A History of Emergency Medicine, as well as titans of emergency medicine, including our earliest ACEP members.
Book Readings and Signings
Various times, check the app or program on site for more details.
Grab a copy of Bring ’em All (our present) and Anyone. Anything. Anytime (our past) in the bookstore or museum. While they autograph your copy, chat with Brian J. Zink, MD, FACEP, author of Anyone, Anything, Anytime: A History of Emergency Medicine.
NEMPAC VIP Reception—USSS Midway
Monday, Oct. 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
ACEP Members who have contributed $500 or more in 2018 ($50 or more for residents) are invited. Enjoy food and beverage and tours of the ship and museum!
EMF VIP Reception—USSS Midway
Monday, Oct. 1, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Price: $125. EMF’s $1,200+ donors and Wiegenstein Legacy Society members will receive complimentary invitations.
Join major donors, EMF and ACEP leaders, dedicated physician groups, and committed companies invested in emergency medicine at this annual, exclusive event.
ACEP18 Kickoff Party
Monday, Oct. 1, 7–10 p.m.
The ACEP18 Kickoff Party, sponsored by Schumacher Clinical Partners, will feature live music, family-friendly activities, food, drinks, and the opportunity to visit many of the historic restaurants and buildings on Fifth Street, located across the street from the convention center
Kick off your week by celebrating ACEP’s 50th anniversary with your colleagues.
ACEP18 Closing Celebration
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 7–11 p.m.
Party with your colleagues as you dance, listen to music, and enjoy food and drinks. What would a day at the stadium be without our very own fireworks show? There is no better way to end your week in San Diego as we wind down our 50th anniversary.
All guests age 18 and older will need to purchase ($50) an ACEP18 guest pass to access events. (Adult supervision required for everyone under 18.)
The Exhibit Hall
Innovation in emergency care has long been led by military medical practice. Get embedded with history as you step into a military hospital tent to experience battlefield medicine.
Pre-hospital care is critical to saving the millions of people we save. See the history of EMS, including early ambulances, right in the Exhibit Hall.
Family friendly event | Invitation Only
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