ACEP Press Release: Emergency Departments Prepared for Measles Outbreak

February 5, 2015

The American College of Emergency Physicians has issued a press release in response to the recent outbreak of measles in the United States. All ACEP members should be on alert to identify measles cases, and the press release states that emergency departments are fully prepared to handle the outbreak. To date, 1 case of measles […]

ICEP Member Dr. Michael Cruz Assumes Presidency of OSF Saint Francis in Peoria

January 26, 2015

Longtime ICEP member Michael Cruz, MD, FACEP has been selected to serve as President of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria. The medical center is OSF HealthCare’s flagship hospital. “The Illinois College of Emergency Physicians congratulates Dr. Cruz on his appointment as President of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. It is a great accomplishment […]

ICEP Leadership Development Forum Rescheduled for April 13, 2015

January 20, 2015

The ICEP Leadership Development Forum has been rescheduled for Monday, April 13, 2015 at the ICEP Conference Center in Downers Grove. ICEP continues to seek recommendations for participants to attend this debut event. The program is designed for attending physicians in their first five years of practice. Senior residents are also invited to attend. There […]

ACEP Comment Period Open for Draft Intravenous tPA Clinical Policy

January 13, 2015

The Clinical Policies Committee of ACEP has completed a draft clinical guideline: “Clinical Policy: Use of Intravenous tPA for the Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke in the Emergency Department.” Since the 2012 clinical policy on IV tPA, there have been changes to the clinical policies development process, the grading forms used to rate published research […]

Call for Research for 2015 Spring Symposium Showcase

January 6, 2015

ICEP is seeking submissions for the annual Statewide Research Showcase held at the Spring Symposium. This is ICEP’s only research presentation opportunity, so don’t miss your chance to submit and present at a regional meeting! The Statewide Research Showcase is open to both residents and attending physicians to present oral and poster presentations of emergency […]

Call for Nominations for ICEP Board of Directors, Councillors

January 5, 2015

ICEP is seeking nominations for candidates for the Board of Directors and Councillors for 2015. All nominations must be received by Monday, January 12, 2015. Five members of the Board of Directors will be elected in 2015. Members serve a 3-year term and may be re-elected to a second 3-year term. The Board of Directors […]

Illinois EMS Summit Is November 19 in Springfield

November 4, 2014

The Illinois EMS Summit will be held Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Northfield Inn Suite & Conference Center in Springfield. The program will run from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, with registration starting at 8:30 AM. The 2nd Annual Illinois EMS Summit will again bring together EMS providers and other stakeholders for the purpose […]

ACEP Update on Ebola; Expert Panel Convened, Resource Page Added

October 20, 2014

The landscape about treatment and containment of this infectious disease is changing minute by minute. ACEP has been working in many ways to filter the information and provide you with a trusted source of updates. We also have many initiatives planned for next week, next month and beyond as we continue to help you in […]

Illinois Department of Public Health Provides Update on State’s Preparedness Efforts for Ebola

October 17, 2014

Governor Quinn Directs Agency to Assemble Ebola Preparedness Task Force, Announces Informational Hotline and Website Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Director Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck, joined by local health department, hospital, health care and emergency response officials, held a media briefing today to update the public about Ebola preparedness efforts in Illinois. “Governor Quinn has […]

IDPH Activates 24-Hour Ebola Hotline

October 16, 2014

Illinois Department of Public Health Director (IDPH) Dr. LaMar Hasbrouck today announced the activation of an Ebola hotline to answer residents’ questions about Ebola 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The hotline number is 800-889-3931. Managed by staff from the Illinois Poison Center, hotline operators are able to provide timely information on Ebola […]

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