Take advantage of the opportunity to follow up with your legislators since attending the ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference in March or start a dialogue with your federal legislators on issues of importance to emergency medicine and patients.
We will start the day with an Advocacy Briefing session and shuttle buses will take participants directly to Capitol Hill. Transportation back to the hotel is on your own. ACEP staff will schedule your Hill visits in advance with the assistance of Soapbox Consulting. Participants will be matched by your home address to your U.S. Representative and two U.S. Senators. All participants will attend meetings in groups and all members from a particular state will meet with their U.S. Senators together. Participants will receive their schedule at the training and will be provided with briefing materials to “leave behind” with legislators and their staff. The materials will highlight the specialty of emergency medicine and issues of concern currently pending in Congress.
- 8:00 am – 9:30 am – Breakfast with a key Congressional speaker (will be announced soon) and advocacy training.
- 9:30 am – Buses depart to Capitol Hill. Once on the Hill, a group photo will be taken on the lawn of the Capitol. Please bring your white coat for the photo and to wear on your visits.
- 10:00 am – 3:00 pm – Hill Visits with Members of Congress.