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AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS.
United States, 2121 K St. NW, Washington, DC – District of Columbia, 20037

WASHINGTON― Leading researchers in emergency medicine will present nearly 500 studies during ACEP16-Scientific Assembly, the annual meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in Las Vegas, Nev., beginning on Sunday, October 16th. Sponsored by ACEP, the Research Forum will be held in Breakers, Banyan and Lagoon Rooms of the Mandalay Bay Convention Center (MBCC) at 3950 S Las Vegas Blvd., from 7:00 am to 4:30 pm on Sunday, October 16th and Monday, October 17th, and from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18th.

Researcher physicians will present their latest findings in emergency medicine research, focusing on topics ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics, including cardiology, mental illness, toxicology, injury prevention and public health. The abstracts on which poster presentations at Research Forum are based are published in a special supplement to Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Each day of the Research Forum will feature a special “state-of-the-art” presentation in Lagoon I of the MBCC.

On Sunday, October 16th from 11:30 am to 12:00 pm, Megan Ranney, MD, MPH, FACEP will moderate a discussion with Pat Carter, MD, FACEP and Marian Betz, MD on “What is EM’s Role in Curbing the Firearm-Injury Epidemic?” On Monday, October 17th from 10:00 to 10:30 am, Jeffry Kline, MD, FACEP will moderate a discussion of “Outpatient Treatment of Venous Thromboembolism with Direct Oral Anticoagulants.” On Tuesday, October 18th from 10:00 to 10:30 am, Jesse Pines, MD, FACEP will moderate a discussion of “Evidence-Based ED Throughput Systems Intervention.”

The Research Forum will close with a panel session, “Prime Time Practice-Changers: Highlights of the 2016 Research Forum,” highlighting some of the most significant emergency medicine research, from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 18th, in Lagoon I of the MBCC. The session will be moderated by Phillip Levy, MD, FACEP and Alex Limkakeng, MD, FACEP.

Obtain credentials (and the latest daily news about the conference) in the Media Relations Office located in MBCC/ South Building Room Lagoon J, 2nd level, beginning Saturday, October 15th at 1:30 pm. A news media workroom near the Media Relations Office is available for use by the press and has telephones, internet connections (computers not provided) and workspace to conduct interviews. Members of the media who display ACEP16-Scientific Assembly press credentials have access to all educational sessions, the general session, the Research Forum and the Exhibit Hall.

Media Relations Office Hours:

Saturday, Oct. 15                      1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Sunday, Oct. 16                        7:30 am – 5:30 pm
Monday, Oct. 17                       8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday, Oct. 18                       8:00 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, Oct. 19                  8:00 am – 11:30 am

For additional information, contact Julie Lloyd at jlloyd@acep.org, Laura Gore at lgore@acep.org, Mike Baldyga at mbaldyga@acep.org or Elaine Salter at esalter@acep.org.

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.
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