American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)

Laying the groundwork for the future of emergency medicine policy and research

“I commend Event Garde who did a great job in facilitating essentially a focus group within six hours to identify the key themes in emergency medicine research gaps and barriers to addressing those gaps among a diverse group of passionate scholars.”

- Session Participant

Benefit Summary

  • Facilitated discussion to identify key action items and highlight the top three or four research/information gaps 
  • Assisted the group in understanding the underlying value and “why” of the summit
  • Identified some key priorities to assist in decision-making



To mark the beginning of a new policy institute focused on advancing emergency medicine, the organization’s leadership convened a summit of renowned emergency physicians and emergency medicine researchers. The goal of the summit was to determine how to ensure relevant research, data and information about emergency medicine gets into the hands of key decision-makers.


The wrap-up report, which outlines the key ideas and recommendations stemming from the summit, will help guide the strategy of the new policy institute.


The fruitful work we accomplished in just one day with the help of Event Garde will set the groundwork for the future of emergency medicine policy and research.