Don’t Miss Our Keynote Speaker - Fred Lee! Best-Selling Author of "If Disney Ran Your Hospital".
2016 Course in the works! Please email for details.

A New 20-Hour Intensive and Advanced ED Operations Conference for ED Leadership Teams

Join Us for Our 10th Annual Conference!

The focus of the 2015 Innovations in Emergency Department Management Conference will be on leadership, management, operations, logistics, strategic planning and healthcare reform. You’ll hear from a wide variety of experts who have “been there, done that” and who have created innovative solutions to some of the ED’s toughest challenges. Invest 20 hours with these thought leaders and you’ll return home with a series of tested solutions and a renewed enthusiasm for creating an exemplary emergency department.

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Fred Lee - Keynote Speaker

Best-Selling Author of "If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9½ Things You Would Do Differently"

Fred Lee has the enviable distinction of having been both a senior vice president of a major medical center and a cast member at Disney University. At Disney, he helped develop and facilitate Disney’s 3-day seminar, Disney’s Approach to Quality Service for the Healthcare Industry. Using an insider’s experience and a keen eye for cultural comparisons, he authored If Disney Ran Your Hospital: 9 ½ Things You Would Do Differently, which has become the all-time best-selling book on hospital leadership and has been translated into four languages.

Return Home With a Series of Tested Solutions and a Renewed Enthusiasm for Creating an Exemplary Emergency Department.

Why Your ED Leadership Team Should Attend

Managing the many challenges associated with the functioning of a contemporary emergency department can prove daunting to even the most skilled managers. The many difficulties that exist can be just overwhelming, yet there are answers. There are EDs that have faced the same challenges and come up with viable solutions.

  • The ED’s Impact on the Bottom Line
  • The HCA Model for Excellence
  • Impact of the Two-Midnight Rule
  • Techniques to Improve Patient Flow
  • Physician Recruitment and Retention
  • ED Comparative Data - Where Do You Stand?
  • The Compelling Case Against Crowding
  • How to Help the CEO Sleep Better
  • Managing High Utilizers
  • Update on ED Performance Measures
  • Role of the ED in Healthcare Reform
  • Optimizing Use of Advanced Practice Clinicians
  • And Much More...

Poster Session & Competition

Showcase Your Work! Submit a Poster Abstract for a Chance to Win Some Great Gifts.

The Innovations in ED Management Conference invites you to submit a poster abstract for the annual competition to be held during the Conference in Orlando this year. If your poster is selected for presentation your first author will receive $150 towards your conference registration. The winner of the competition will also receive two nights stay and the runner-up will receive one night stay (taxes, but not incidentals, included) at the Marriott World Center, Orlando.

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“Best course I have ever taken. Extremely helpful for a medical director. We have so many new goals to reach now!”
“A lot of great content, like material on collaboration between physicians and senior leadership. All great speakers. Very relevant topics.”
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Course Sponsors

Thanks to Our Sponsors for Helping Make the Innovations in Emergency Department Management Conference Possible.

Can’t Make It to the Live
Course? No Problem.

Audio & Video Self-Study
Versions are Available Online.


Self-Study versions of prior Innovations in Emergency Department Management Conferences are available online in audio and video formats. Visit for full details and sample videos.

The 2015 Innovations in Emergency Department Management Conference will be professionally audio and video recorded and made available for self-study in the Spring of 2015.

  • Avoid the expense and hassle of travel
  • Don’t miss family/work obligations
  • Study at your own pace and on your own time
  • Available in a variety of formats to suit your needs

CME Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and The Center for Medical Education, Inc.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this Live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category I Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Center for Medical Education, Inc., is an approved provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 12345.

Target Audience

The conference is intended for Emergency Department Medical and Nursing Directors, as well as hospital executives who are seeking information to optimize the function of their departments. The conference is intended to be an intensive and advanced program that will provide participants with concrete strategies to address the multiple challenges that confront modern Emergency Departments.

Learning Objectives

After attending this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify opportunities to improve ED operations
  • Implement solutions for a broad spectrum of ED operational issues
  • Provide a mechanism for continued performance improvement
  • Incorporate essential elements and strategies for developing a successful Emergency Department