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24 Counties At Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

September 18, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported on September 18, 2020, that 24 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase. The 24 counties currently reported […]

Support Congressional Efforts to Halt Impending Medicare Cuts

September 17, 2020

Urge Your Legislator to Support Action by CMS ACEP members have stepped up not only in efforts to manage and mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic but also in advocating directly to your legislators about what you are seeing on the frontlines and how they can best support and take care of their constituents and the health […]

Two ICEP Members Appointed to Cannabis Health Advisory Board

September 14, 2020

Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced appointments to the Illinois Adult Use Cannabis Health Advisory Committee, and two ICEP members have been appointed: Steven Aks, DO, FACEP, FACMT, and Lois Clarke, MD, FACEP. Dr. Aks is currently Director of the Toxikon Consortium, Director of the Division of Toxicology at the Department of Emergency Medicine Cook County Health […]

Registration Open for ACEP’s ‘Preparing for Next Pandemic’ Summit

August 24, 2020

ACEP’s “Preparing for the Next Pandemic” summit is now open for registration! ACEP’s president, Dr. Bill Jaquis, will serve as moderator for eight one-hour sessions focused on lessons learned during the COVID-19 crisis and strategies to better respond to the next pandemic. The session topics include: Communications, Data and Analysis, Deployment and Distribution of Physicians […]

ICEP Launching Structural Racism and Social Justice Webinar Series

August 20, 2020

ICEP’s Social EM Committee has been hard at work launch a new webinar series focused on structural racism and social justice issues. The webinars will be held via Zoom starting in September and are free and open to all. The first in the series focuses on Structural Racism as a Public Health Crisis. Wednesday, September […]

20 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

August 17, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 20 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase. Twenty counties are currently reported at a warning level […]

14 Illinois Counties at Warning Level for Coronavirus Disease

August 14, 2020

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) on August 14 reported 14 counties in Illinois are considered to be at a warning level for novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). A county enters a warning level when two or more COVID-19 risk indicators that measure the amount of COVID-19 increase. Fourteen counties are currently reported at a […]

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 […]

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