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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 […]

ACEP Committee Interest Form Now Open

March 15, 2018

Committee interest for FY 2018-19 is now open.  Various ACEP publications will outline the process for members and information is also on the ACEP web site.  Members interested in serving on a committee, and who are not currently serving on a national committee, must submit a completed committee interest form and CV by May 29, […]

ICEP Leadership Scholarship Recipients for 2018 Announced

February 26, 2018

ICEP would like to congratulate the 3 recipients of the 2018 ICEP Leadership Scholarship program: Jenna Nikolaides, MD, MA, FACEP, Jesse Brown VA Medical Center Justine Seidenfeld, MD, PGY2, Cook County Hospital Archana Shah, MD, MBA, PGY3, University of Chicago Drs. Nikolaides, Seidenfeld, and Shah will be joining us at Advocacy Bootcamp on March 9 […]

ICEP Leadership Scholarship Application Process Open Through January 29

December 28, 2017

ICEP is pleased to announce the Leadership Scholarship program is continuing in 2018. The program is open to all Illinois member residents. 3 scholarships are available! Applications are due January 29, 2018. ICEP Leadership Scholarship Program Overview ICEP will award 3 $750 Leadership Scholarships in 2018. The scholarship recipients will be required to use the […]

Save the Date for Illinois EMS Summit on March 29

December 12, 2017

The Illinois EMS Alliance, of which ICEP is a member, will present the Illinois EMS Summit on: Thursday, March 29, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Memorial Center for Learning and Innovation – Springfield $15 registration fee Group rate lodging: Carpenter Street Hotel – (217) 789-9100 CEUs are available. Registration information soon to be released. […]

New Law Will Require Registration in the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program

December 6, 2017

The General Assembly recently passed legislation that will require all controlled substance license holders to register in Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) by January 1, 2018. The new law awaits the Governor’s signature but efforts to delay the start date of January 1 have not been successful. While the law does have an exception for […]

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