NEMPAC Activities at LAC16

The 2016 Leadership & Advocacy Conference (LAC) celebrated emergency medicine’s accomplishments and highlighted ACEP's work for a better political environment for our specialty and our patients. The conference included special training for first-timers and a deeper dive for seasoned participants to help build upon already-valuable Congressional connections.

NEMPAC is a critical tool in ACEP’s Government Affairs strategy to strengthen our influence on many legislative initiatives impacting the practice and delivery of emergency medical care. NEMPAC activities at LAC16 recognized the critical role emergency physicians play in the upcoming 2016 elections and ACEP's legislative agenda. 

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By Invitation Only

Sunday, May 15
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
"Top of the Hay" - Hay Adams Hotel
ACEP President Dr. Jay Kaplan hosted this reception to thank “Give-a-Shift” donors ($1200 annually, Residents $120); + one guest and “Sterling” donors ($600 to $1199, Residents $60 to $119).



Monday, May 16
1:00 PM – 1:50 PM
Editor and Publisher of the Cook Political Report and Columnist for the National Journal

NEMPAC again hosted Congressional Dine-Arounds for key members of congress. Participants joined their emergency physician colleagues and some of the most influential lawmakers each evening while dining in our nation’s capital. A minimum donation to the Member of Congress’ campaign was suggested for participation, which was combined with the support provided by NEMPAC.  

Suggested contribution amounts:
• Host: $500 • Sponsor: $250 • Resident: $100

Monday, May 16:

  • Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
    Dinner, 6:30 PM
    Rasika at 633 D Street, NW
    Check made payable to:
    Blumenthal for Connecticut
    Hosted by: Dr. Mark Rosenberg & Dr. Peter Jacoby
  • Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) 
    Dinner, 7:00 PM
    Agua 301 at 301 Water Street, SE
    Check made payable to: 
    Hudson for Congress
    Hosted by: Dr. Robert O’Connor, Dr. Debra Perina, & Dr. Craig Manifold
  • Rep. David Joyce (R-OH)
    Dinner, 7:00 PM
    Aqua Al 2 at 212 7th Street, SE
    Check made payable to:
    Friends of Dave Joyce
    Hosted by: Dr. Jim Augustine & Dr. Michael Gerardi
  • Rep. Peter Roskam (R-IL)
    Dinner, 7:00 PM
    NOPA at 800 F Street, NW
    Check made payable to:
    Roskam for Congress Committee
    Hosted by: Dr. Hans House & Dr. Rebecca Parker

Tuesday, May 17:

  • Rep. Mike Burgess (R-TX), Physician
    Dinner, 6:30 PM
    Townhouse at 127 D Street, SE
    Check made payable to:
    Michael Burgess for Congress
    Hosted by: Dr. Kevin Klauer, Dr. John Rogers, & Mr. Dean Wilkerson 
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) 
    Dinner, 6:30 PM
    Charlie Palmer at 101 Constitution Ave, NW
    Check made payable to: 
    American Dream Project or McMorris Rodgers for Congress
    Hosted by: Dr. Stephen Anderson & Dr. Christopher Kang
  • Rep. Jim Langevin (D-RI)
    Dinner, 7:30 PM
    Mastro’s at 600 13th Street, NW
    Check made payable to:
    Langevin for Congress
    Hosted by: Dr. Anthony Cirillo
  • Dr. Mark Plaster (R-MD), Emergency Physician
    Dinner, 7:30 PM
    Army Navy Club at 901 17th Street, NW
    Check made payable to:
    Mark Plaster for Congress
    Hosted by: Dr. Jon Mark Hirshon & Dr. William Jaquis
  • Rep. Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Emergency Physician
    Dinner, 7:30 PM
    Nooshi Sushi at 524 8th Street, SE
    Check made payable to:
    Dr. Raul Ruiz for Congress
    Hosted by: Dr. Jay Kaplan, Dr. Paul Kivela, & Dr. Vidor Friedman
  • Rep. Joe Heck for Senate (R-NV), Emergency Physician  


    Dessert Reception, 9:00-10:00 PM
    Grand Hyatt at 1000 H Street, NW
    Check made payable to: 
    Friends of Joe Heck
    Hosted by: Dr. Jay Kaplan & Dr. Peter Jacoby. 

For additional information, please contact ACEP Political Affairs Director Jeanne Slade at