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Pilar Guerrero, MD, Appointed to State Board of Health

August 11, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has appointed ICEP member Pilar Guerrero, MD, to serve on the State Board of Health (pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate). Dr. Guerrero is currently an Attending Physician at John H. Jr. Stroger Cook County Hospital and Assistant Professor at Rush Medical Center. Dr. Guerrero has contributed to research, book chapters, and […]

ACEP Offering Free Monthly X-Waiver Trainings Targeted for ER Providers

August 10, 2020

ACEP will be holding multiple X-waiver trainings this fall and in early 2021. These are free, virtual trainings done through the Zoom platform. The curriculum has been developed by ER providers for ER providers.  The instructors are ER doctors and most are also board certified in addiction medicine. You do not need to be an […]

11 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus

August 3, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported on July 31 11 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when it experiences an increase in two or more COVID-19 risk indicators from the state’s COVID-19 Resurgence Mitigation plan. Eleven counties […]

Contact Congress to Urge Support for Protections and Mental Health Resources for Health Care Providers on COVID-19 Front Lines

July 30, 2020

As you and your emergency medicine colleagues across the country continue your tireless efforts to advocate and care for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, ACEP continues to advocate for your health and well-being during these challenging times. Legislation has recently been introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that will provide essential mental […]

Free X-Waiver Certification Virtual Training Offered July 29

July 21, 2020

A new opportunity for free X-Waiver Certification Virtual Training is available! The training will be presented Wednesday July 29, from 8 am-12 pm Register online now at: https://dhcmattraining.eventbrite.com Training is open to any medical providers looking to become X-Waiver Certified. There is no cost for training. View Info Flyer The training will be facilitated by […]

ACEP Seeking Input on COVID Financial Impact Survey

July 2, 2020

ACEP is collecting data to help us in our advocacy efforts in getting more federal relief money paid to emergency physicians rather than directly to hospitals.    Please answer this quick survey to give us a sense of the actual financial impact to emergency physicians and their groups over the past few months of the COVID-19 […]

Join the 2020 Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response Learning Collaborative

June 19, 2020

The Illinois Public Health Institute (IPHI) is pleased to extend an invitation to hospitals in Chicago and suburban Cook County to participate in the Hospital Opioid Treatment and Response Learning Collaborative (HOTR-LC). Learning Collaborative launch: Friday July 17, 2020, 12:30-2:00 pm Learning collaborative registration form due July 10 (open to all hospitals in Cook County) […]

New ACEP Benefit Gives Members Preferred Access to COVID-19 Supplies

In partnership with Amazon, ACEP has created a Central Amazon Business account exclusively for our members. Unlike your personal account, this account will allow you to make Business Purchases of products to keep your home safe or supplement items you might need on shift – without having to queue up in the consumer waiting line. […]

Community-Based COVID Testing Sites Now Open to All

June 4, 2020

Expanded Criteria Will Allow Anyone to Get Tested, Regardless of Symptoms The State of Illinois is opening its community-based testing sites to anyone to get tested, regardless of symptoms or other criteria. As Illinois moves through the Restore Illinois plan, and into a full reopening of the state, testing will be crucial to identifying new […]

Virtual Spring Symposium Course Available Now for CME

May 8, 2020

The educational content of the Spring Symposium is available in a pre-recorded online format, FREE for all ICEP members. Course access and CME credit will be open through April 2021.  ICEP’s 2020 virtual Spring Symposium includes: 5 narrated PowerPoint-based videos 15 post-test assessment questions with 5 knowledge check questions 2.50 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM continuing […]

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