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. […]

Outbreak: Severe Coagulopathy Associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids (‘K2/Spice’)

March 27, 2018

The Illinois Poison Center has reported 9 cases of severe coagulopathy associated with smoking synthetic cannabinoids to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) since March 10. All nine cases reported using synthetic cannabinoids, (e.g., K2, spice, synthetic marijuana, fake weed/legal weed, genie, etc.); however, a common product used by the cases has not yet […]

Chicago Minority Medical Student in Emergency Medicine Program Hosting Fundraiser

March 22, 2018

All ICEP members are invited to join colleagues at the Chicago Minority Medical Students of Emergency Medicine (CMMSEM) Spring Fundraiser for a celebration of visual, spoken, and musical art. View Save-the-Date Flyer ICEP President-Elect Janet Lin, MD, MPH, FACEP, will be representing ICEP at the event. CMMSEM is a program designed to promote underrepresented minorities […]

ICEP Member Serving as Physician Leader for March for Our Lives Chicago

March 21, 2018

ICEP member Sobia Ansari, MD, MPH is serving as a physician leader with Doctors Demand Action for the March for Our Lives in Chicago, planned for Saturday, March 24 in Union Park. ICEP members who wish to join fellow physicians and other health care professionals from across Chicago are welcome to join the event. The […]

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