Schlicher Receives the 2017 Collin C. Rorrie Award

WA-ACEP Past President Nathan Schlicher, MD, JD, MBA, FACEP received the Collin C. Rorrie Jr Award for Excellence in Health Policy Oct. 28 during ACEP17 in Washington, DC.  The Colin C. Rorrie, Jr, PhD Award for Excellence in Health Policy is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to achieving the health policy objectives of the College and/or who has demonstrated outstanding skills, talent, and commitment as an administrative or political leader.

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Congratulations Steve Anderson

Past WA-ACEP President Stephen Anderson, MD, FACEP was re-elected to the ACEP Board of Directors Oct. 28 during the ACEP17 Council Meeting.  John Rogers, MD, FACEP, of Macon, Georgia, was elected 2017–2018 President-Elect, while Gary R. Katz, MD, MBA, FACEP was elected Vice Speaker, and John G. McManus, Jr., MD, MBA, FACEP was named Speaker. Other Board Members joining Anderson are: Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP; Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD, MPH, FACEP (re-elected); and Aisha T. Liferidge, MD, FACEP.

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WA EPs Gather in DC

Washington Emergency Physicians met with various members of the state’s congressional delegation Nov. 1 to discuss Prudent Layperson and liability coverage for EMTALA-related care in Emergency Departments.

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Congratulations New ACEP Fellows

The following WA-ACEP members were conferred Oct. 28:

Davis, Christopher W

Doten, Ian

Furtado, Marina

Johnson, Brian D

Macht, Marlow

Markel, David

Moy-Brown, Terry

Pheysey, David J

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Sickle Cell Awareness Month

Sickle Cell Awareness Month is coming to a close, but there’s still more to learn and share. Did you know pain crisis (severe pain) is the #1 reason for emergency department (ED) visits among people with sickle cell disease (SCD)? Pain crises and other SCD-related health problems can happen at any time. People with SCD can prepare for ED visits by reading our Tips to receive better care in the ED and share with friends and family.

If you’re an emergency provider, learn how you can provide better care for patients with SCD.

For more sharable info on SCD, check out our suite of materials available at:
https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/sicklecell/materials/index.html .

For information on SCD resources available in your state, visit the Sickle Cell Disease National Resource Directory

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