ACEP Hosts Special Edition of Emergency Medicine Research Forum to Highlight COVID-19 Findings

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) will convene top researchers in emergency medicine virtually to discuss the latest advances in COVID-19 prevention, testing, and treatment data during the Research Forum – Special Edition: COVID on August 4, 2021.

This event, supported in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will feature more than 100 abstracts authored by experts from leading research institutions, government, academia, and other areas where emergency physician leadership and expertise are critical. Renowned COVID-19 researchers will be on hand to discuss the data in live sessions and a virtual poster hall that will be available on-demand from August 2-6. The abstracts will be featured in a special supplement to Annals of Emergency Medicine.

This first-of-its-kind event is a unique opportunity to hear directly from experts and learn about current and developing research in a rapidly changing field. Emergency physicians have a unique view of COVID-19 from the frontlines and research that reflects that experience has the potential to change the way health care professionals approach this virus and prepare for the next pandemic.

Presentations and speakers will examine COVID-19’s impact on health disparities, treatment protocols in surging communities, clinical characteristics of the virus, the role of telemedicine, the long-term health impact of COVID-19, vaccine safety and administration, innovative new bedside tools, physician resilience and burnout, and more.

Members of the media can attend for free. Contact PR@acep.org to register for the event and obtain copies of abstracts as they become available.

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the national medical society representing emergency medicine. Through continuing education, research, public education, and advocacy, ACEP advances emergency care on behalf of its 40,000 emergency physician members, and the more than 150 million people they treat on an annual basis. For more information, visit www.acep.org and www.emergencyphysicians.org

Contact: Steve Arnoff | sarnoff@acep.org | Twitter @EmergencyDocs

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