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 - the holding of admitted patients,
prolonged waits for care, ever increasing regulatory
issues, ED computerization, on-call issues, staffing
problems, patient satisfaction targets - the challenges just
seem endless. Yet there are answers. There are EDs that
have faced the same challenges and come up with viable solutions.

The focus of the 2014 ED Benchmarking Alliance conference will focus 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 14 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.