Near-record attendance at ACEP15 in Boston brought new leadership, new faces, and healthy contributions to ACEP's advocacy program and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF).
Attendance at the conference matched the record attendance at ACEP14 in Chicago, although final numbers are still being determined.
A new President-Elect and four members of the Board of Directors were elected by the ACEP Council, which also elected its new leadership. Contributions to the National Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee(NEMPAC) and the EMF also pushed closer to the goals set for the year.
Incoming President Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, took the reins of ACEP in Boston as Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, was elected President-Elect.Dr. Kaplan is director of the patient experience for CEP America in Emeryville, California, and a practicing clinician in the emergency department at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California.
Dr. Parker, who had served as Board Chair, is an attending emergency physician with Vista Health in Waukegan, Illinois. She is senior vice president of Envision Healthcare and president of Team Parker LLC, a consulting group. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso department of emergency medicine.