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The Edge - Scientific Assembly 2015 

  • Welcome to 
    The Edge!

    The Edge: Scientific Assembly

    October 18-22, 2015
    Loews Portofino Bay 
    Universal, Orlando, FL

    Fast-paced lectures, vital topics, high-energy competitions, and so much more! Plans are well underway for The Edge: Scientific Assembly 2015, five days of unique opportunities to network, explore hands-on skills labs, and improve patient care.

    Click Here to Register  

    What to Expect:

    This year, The Edge: Scientific Assembly brings you a didactic schedule like no other! The slate of speakers and topics showcases a combination of fast-paced rapid fire lectures, in-depth exploration of hot topics, the latest updates in new technology and research.

    This is your chance to engage with over 1,000 of your fellow emergency medical professionals; to learn from nationally-renowned leaders in medical innovation; to improve your techniques with hands-on skills labs; to enjoy social activities with friends and colleagues like the Welcome Reception and FOEM Legacy Gala.

    New This Year:

    A new series of engaging break-out lectures will enable you to customize your experience and delve deeper into the issues central to your practice. Sign up for the next level of the Faculty Development Track; go in-depth with the new EMS Medical Director’s Track; stay an extra day to take advantage of new opportunities made possible through a partnership with the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Check back often for new updates!

    After a successful launch at The Edge: Spring Seminar, this fall’s conference will engage members with ACOEPdigital, your hub for speaker materials, pre and post-tests, attendee lists, customized agendas, and much more—all accessible on your phone, tablet, or laptop.

    Check back often as new details become available, and explore what makes this conference unlike any other!




    Thank you to EmCare, The Edge: Scientific Assembly's Prime Partner!

  • Venue
    and Travel

    Loews_for_web.jpgLoews Portofino Bay Hotel

    5601 Universal Blvd
    Orlando, Florida 32819 

    Charm, elegance, and the essence of Italy—all three infuse every aspect of the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. This unique resort overlooks a cobblestone piazza and picturesque lake where a water taxi shuttles guests to the adjacent Universal Studios Orlando. As a Universal Studios property, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is close enough to all of the activity of the parks to provide ample opportunities for adventure, and yet secluded enough for a quiet respite after a busy day of exciting lectures and competitions.

    ACOEP has made arrangements for a block of rooms at a reduced rate of $205/night, not including taxes and fees. This rate is available until September 25, or until the room block sells out.

    Due to the skyrocketing popularity of ACOEP’s conferences, room blocks have been selling out quickly and ACOEP strongly advises attendees to book early.

    Click here to reserve your room!

    Flying to Orlando

    The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is located less than 1/2 hour from the Orlando International Airport. A taxi from the airport to the hotel costs approximately $50. The hotel also offers shuttle services, for a fee, to and from the airport.

    For more directions or travel information, visit the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel website.



  • Rates
    and Registration

    Rates and Registration

    Click Here to Register  

    Registration for The Edge: Scientific Assembly 2015 is easy! To register online, simply click the link above.
    You can also register by phone by calling 312.445.5703.

    Registration Rates: 

    ACOEP Member Physicians: $685 Until 9/18/15 ($785 after)
    Non-Member Physician: $785 Until 9/18/15 ($885 after)
    PA/NP/RN/EMT: $350 Until 9/18/15 ($425 after)
    Residents: $165 Until 9/18/15 ($250 after)
    Medical Students: $25*

    Cancellation Policy

    Full refunds, less a $100 processing fee, are available if requested in writing via email to at least seven days prior to the start of the program (October 9th, 2015).

  • Resident

    Resident Chapter

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    2015 is going to be a banner year for the Resident Chapter at The Edge: Scientific Assembly! A redesigned schedule gives residents the opportunity to gain valuable insight and training specific to their needs, while still taking advantage of all the excellent educational opportunities that attending physicians enjoy including ACOEP's new breakout lecture series, and engaging keynote speakers. In addition to a career fair, sponsored nights on the town, the Leadership College and an engaging keynote speaker, the Resident Chapter is ratcheting up the competitions this year!

    Get In on the Action!

    ACOEP’s Resident Chapter keeps conferences exciting, engaging and empowering through a series of fun competitions. Earn prizes, show off your skills, and become a better doctor all while having a great time with your fellow residents.

    Game Show FlyerResident Chapter Game Show

    Sunday October 18th, 2015

    Every residency program is invited to field a team of four residents from their program, all competing in this fun, fast-paced gameshow. Four rounds of five questions will determine the best of the best—the top three teams move on to the final round where the top two teams will take home prizes in addition to bragging rights.
    Click here to register your team.
    Click here to download the Game Show flyer.


    Airway Shootout FlyerAdvanced Airway Shootout

    Sunday October 18th, 2015

    A two-hour, hands-on competition tests skills in airway management, as well as thinking fast and saving a life with the tools at hand. After the first hour of work, eight residency teams of four team members will participate in the airway shootout. Each resident takes a turn on one of four airway scenarios. After each round, the modality used is no longer available to the remaining team members, so choose wisely!

    This is your chance for great hands-on practice and bringing home incredible prizes!

    Click here to register!
    Download the Advanced Airway Shootout flyer.


    Rapid Fire LectureResident Rapid Fire Madness

    Sunday October 18th, 2015

    Start your path towards becoming a highly sought after speaker in the medical education circuit. Submit a proposal for a five minute, 15 slide rapid-fire lecture. The top residents will be selected to present at the Resident Chapter meeting at The Edge: Scientific Assembly. A panel of judges will award prizes to the top three speakers! The judges panel will include Zach Shinar, Nilesh Patel, John Casey and more!

    Click here to register!
    Download the Resident Rapid Fire Madness flyer.