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Deadline to Apply for ICEP Leadership Scholarships is February 12

February 3, 2016

ICEP is pleased to announce a new Leadership Scholarship program in 2016! The program is open to all Illinois member residents and young physicians (less than 5 years out of residency). ICEP will award three $750 Leadership Scholarships in 2016. Scholarship applications are due Friday, February 12, 2016. The scholarship recipients will be required to […]

Dr. Rebecca Parker Interviewed in Chicago Magazine about Chicago Trauma Centers

January 22, 2016

ACEP President-Elect and ICEP member Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP has been interviewed by Chicago Magazine for a feature article about Chicago’s trauma centers. The article, “How Well Would Chicago’s Trauma Centers Handle a Crisis?”, was published in the February 2016 issue. Read the article now

New Document, Sample Billing Protocols for Sexual Assault Survivors Released by Illinois Attorney General

January 4, 2016

Public Act 099-0454 amends several sections of the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA, 410 ILCS 70). The new law addresses the billing procedure emergency room physicians must follow when they provide hospital emergency services or forensic services to sexual assault survivors. Monetary penalties may be assessed for violations of the billing provisions. The […]

Inaugural EM Wellness Week Focuses on the Well-being of the Care-Giver

December 21, 2015

Created and spearheaded by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the 2016 Emergency Medicine Wellness Week™ is an opportunity all emergency physicians and their colleagues to take the time to self-renew while staying dedicated to the highest quality patient care. The inaugural event is slated for January 24-30, 2016. To participate, visit the website, www.acep.org/EMWellnessWeek, […]

Save the Date for Illinois EMS Summit: April 5, 2016

December 16, 2015

Save the Date! Illinois EMS Summit Tuesday, April 5, 2016 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation – Springfield  $15 registration fee Group rate lodging is available at the Carpenter Street Hotel. Call 217-789-9100 for reservations. CEUs are available. Registration information soon to be released. For more information, contact Dennis Presley […]

Call for Nominations: ICEP Board of Directors, Councillor, Awards, ACEP Awards

December 15, 2015

ICEP is seeking nominations for candidates for the Board of Directors, Councillors, ICEP’s annual awards, and national ACEP awards. All nominations must be received by Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Board of Directors Three Active members of the Board of Directors will be elected in 2016. Members serve a 3-year term and may be re-elected to […]

Emergency Medicine Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals for 2016-2017

November 24, 2015

EMF Grants Available!  Apply online at: www.emfoundation.org/applyforagrant Deadline for proposals is December 18, 2015 NIDA/EMF Training Awards Available! The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has partnered with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to support two $20,000 Training Awards. The goals of the award are to promote knowledge of treatments for patients with substance use […]

ACEP Accepting Comments on New Clinical Policy Until November 29

November 5, 2015

The draft “Clinical Policy for Children Younger Than Two Years Presenting to the Emergency Department With Fever” is in the review stage of ACEP clinical policy development. Comments on the draft are being sought by the ACEP Clinical Policies Committee and will be carefully reviewed, and used to further refine and enhance the draft when […]

ACEP Elects ICEP Member Dr. Rebecca Parker as President-Elect

October 29, 2015

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, from Park Ridge, was elected President-elect during the organization’s annual meeting in Boston. She was elected by ACEP’s Council to serve a 1-year term and will assume ACEP’s presidency at next year’s meeting in Las Vegas. Dr. Parker was serving as […]

Law Sets New Requirements Related to Billing for Sexual Assault Services

October 13, 2015

Governor Rauner signed HB 3848 into law in August. Now known as Public Act 99-0454, this new law, effective January 1, 2016, amends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act (SASETA) to clarify the prohibition on directly billing any sexual assault survivor; require hospitals to issue survivors a notice regarding billing and a payment authorization […]

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