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Immuno-Oncology Presentation Now Available Online for CME

September 1, 2018

If you were unable to attend the CME breakfast, the session is now available as an Enduring Activity from Med Learning Group! Anyone may take this course and receive 1 hour of CME credit. Watch CME Session Now Virtual Reality Way Optimizing Immuno-Oncology Therapy Through the Management of Immune-Related Adverse Events: The Role of Emergency […]

September 17 is National Physician Suicide Awareness Day

August 30, 2018

In order to address the issue of physician suicide, a collaboration including ACEP, CORD, AAEM, ACOEP, EMRA, RSA, RSO and SAEM have come together to annually dedicate the 3rd Monday in September as National Physician Suicide Awareness (NPSA) Day. Resources about this important initiative can be found at: www.cordem.org/npsa. Vision Zero Physician suicide is a tremendous issue in healthcare today.  While estimates of […]

Apply Now to Be Part of ICEP’s New Social Emergency Medicine Committee

August 21, 2018

Committee Interest Due By September 5, 2018 ICEP is excited to announce the launch of our newest committee on Social Emergency Medicine.    The Social Emergency Medicine Committee aims to foster awareness of the social determinants of health, with an emphasis on advocacy and policy change, education, and research. The committee welcomes members with an interest in decreasing health disparities in emergency care through […]

ICEP Opposes Practice of Family Separation

June 19, 2018

The Illinois College of Emergency Physician (ICEP) echoes the position of our parent organization, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in opposing the current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) practices surrounding separation of migrant children and parents when detained at border crossings in the southern United States. ICEP President Janet Lin, MD, MPH, FACEP, […]

ICEP Welcomes New Officers, Board Members

May 4, 2018

Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov, MD, MS, FACEP, turned over the gavel to incoming President Janet Lin, MD, MPH, FACEP, at the Annual Business Meeting that took place during the Spring Symposium on May 3, 2018 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Lin will serve as President for the 2018-2019 term. Dr. Purim-Shem-Tov will serve as Past President. The […]

ICEP Members Honored at Spring Symposium with Annual Awards

May 3, 2018

Michael S. Wahl, MD, FACEP, and Mark E. Cichon, DO, FACEP, FACOEP (dist.),were honored with ICEP’s annual awards during  the Annual Business Meeting at the Spring Symposium on May 3. Bill. B. Smiley Award Dr. Wahl, of Glenview, is the recipient of the Bill B. Smiley Meritorious Service Award, which honors individuals who have made […]

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines from ICEP and IHA Now Available

April 19, 2018

Every day, an estimated five people in Illinois die from opioid-related overdoses. With overdoses surging 70  percent from 2013-16 and hospital emergency departments seeing a 66 percent increase in opioid overdose visits last year, ICEP partnered with the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) to develop Opioid Prescribing Guidelines: For Patients in the Emergency Department […]

CDC Outbreak Alert: Outbreak Alert: Potential Life-Threatening Vitamin K-Dependent Antagonist Coagulopathy Associated With Synthetic Cannabinoids Use

April 9, 2018

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a Clinical Action Outbreak Alert regarding the outbreak associated with synthetic cannabinoid use. Read complete CDC bulletin CDC Summary: From 10 March 2018 through 05 April 2018, 94 people have presented to Emergency Departments (89 in Illinois, 2 in Indiana, 1 in Maryland, 1 in […]

IDPH Update on Synthetic Cannabinoid (SC) (K2/spice) Outbreak

April 5, 2018

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), along with local health departments, continue to investigate an outbreak of severe bleeding among individuals who have recently used synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed.  As of today, IDPH has reports of 89 people, including two deaths. Several of these cases have positive blood tests […]

ICEP Member Spearheads New ‘Total Tox Course’ for Emergency Providers

March 28, 2018

ICEP member Christina Hantsch, MD, FACEP, FAACT, FACMT, Director of the Division of Toxicology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, has partnered with the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) to create a new toxicology course for emergency providers. The course will be held September 5-7, 2018, at the Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront. […]

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