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General Information

ACOEP hosts two annual meetings, The Edge Scientific Assembly which takes place in the fall, and The Edge Spring Seminar. These conferences are a great opportunity for students to take advantage of everything that ACOEP has to offer. The ACOEP-SC plays a big part in each conference, hosting hands-on workshops, and a dedicated lecture track. At The Edge Spring Seminar, ACOEP-SC offers a residency director panel, Leadership Academy, and the opportunity to network with experienced professionals in the field. In the fall, the ACOEP Student Chapter Residency Fair is a great way to meet with representatives from residency programs from across the country.


How do I register for conference?
Register online by clicking here. If you do not remember your user log in, or have questions on how to create one, contact Jaclyn Ronovsky at 312.445.5702.

Is there a conference registration fee?
There is a fee of $25 to attend the entire conference.

Is there a stipend for travel?
There is not an individual stipend for students, however each local chapter receives a $300 reimbursement per conference that they can use at each chapter’s discretion. EM Club presidents or representatives can see the Student Chapter Treasurer for a reimbursement form. Forms are also emailed to each club president one month prior to the conference.

I am traveling alone. Is there any way to find a roommate to split costs?
The ACOEP-SC does not arrange for roommates, however, many students have had luck posting on the Facebook page in the past. ACOEP also negotiates with the hotel for reduced nightly rates. See the dedicated conference page on this website for hotel information and rates.

Are there any major differences between the spring and fall conference?
The Edge Spring Seminar and The Edge Scientific Assembly both offer students hands-on labs, the opportunity to hear world-class speakers, and the chance to network with professionals in the field. There are, however, some key differences.

At The Edge Spring Seminar students can participate in the Leadership Academy, a special three-day track for students who want to learn leadership skills and experience. Students can also take advantage of a Program Director’s Panel, sit in on rapid-fire lectures, and participate in the FOEM Case Study Poster Competition. Students can also attend the conference’s EMS Track and are invited to attend events such as the popular Welcome Reception.

The Edge Scientific Assembly offers more didactic sessions, labs and lectures. However, students are also invited to attend the Student Chapter Residency Fair in which program directors and coordinators from across the country provide information about various residency programs. This is an excellent opportunity for students to discover what these programs have to offer and to find the best match for them. 

Important Dates

Mark your calendars for these future events!

ACOEP Regional Student Symposium
September 12, 2015
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
Patterson, New Jersey
Click Here to Register  

The Edge: Scientific Assembly 2015
October 18-21, 2015
Loews Portofino Bay 
Universal, Orlando, FL
Click Here to Register  

The Edge: Spring Seminar 2016
March 29-April 2, 2016
Westin Kierland Resort and Spa
Scottsdale, AZ

The Edge: Scientific AssemblyNovember 1-5, 2016
Hilton Union Square
San Francisco, CA

Speaker Interest

If you are interested in speaking, putting on a clinic, or sponsoring an event such as lunch, dinner, cocktails or give-aways please contact:

Jaclyn McMillin
Senior Coordinator - Member Services
Direct: 312.445.5702

Regional Symposium

The ACOEP Student & Resident Chapters in conjunction with Doctors Hospital are pleased to an announce the first annual Regional Student Symposium

Who's Invited: Any osteopathic medical students!

Where/When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 from 9:00 am - 3:30 pm at: 
The Heritage Center for Osteopathic Medicine Education At Doctors Hospital
5100 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43228

What to expect: Rapid Fire lectures given by local program directors/coordinators, a residency panel, and skills lab put on by local residency programs. 

How do I sign up?:  You must be a member of the ACOEP-SC to register (joining is free!). Registration is $25 to cover on-site costs and lunch. Registration will be capped to the first 150 students.

Be sure to download the full schedule.

Click here to download directions and parking information.

When parking at Doctors Hospital please park in the lost highlighted in red, but note that the first two rows in this parking lot (closest to the Hospital) are for patients. There are outpatient clinics housed in the building where the conference will be held and they do have Saturday morning appointments. 

Register Now!

Reasons you should come: 

  1. This is a great way to see what an ACOEP conference is like without having to spend a lot of money on travel or hassle with getting out of class. 
  2. You will have the opportunity to network with local residents and learn more about their programs.
  3. The educational experience! Where else will you get a chance to practice hands on skills with EM residents and attendings?


** Please check back for updates regarding the Student Chapter Schedule.