2021 WA-ACEP Virtual Summit to Sound

Registration is Open for the Annual ED Director’s Meeting

Friday, November 12, 2021
SeaTac Conference Center
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We’re putting together a conference that focuses on peer engagement. Check back soon for a detailed agenda!

Safety is a Priority. To ensure the safety of our guests and staff, WA-ACEP has established the following guidelines:

  • Attendees must show proof of receiving a COVID-19 vaccine two weeks prior to the meeting date, or a negative COVID-19 antigen test two days prior to the meeting date.
  • Masks must be worn in common areas except when eating or drinking.
  • Attendees must adhere to social distancing guidelines set in the lecture and exhibit hall.

WA-ACEP will conduct events in accordance with CDC guidelines. Stay on top of updates on the Doc Matter page or the WA-ACEP website.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM


Introducing: WA-ACEP Wellness Series

Join WA-ACEP in our first of our FREE on-going series of Wellness Talks

“Real Talk”

Alicia Mikolaycik Gonzalez (Kurtz), MD and Enrique Enguidanos, MD, MBA

September 22

Wellness Webinar Registration

Drs. Alicia Mikolaycik Gonzalez (Kurtz) and Enrique Enguidanos will dive into the murky waters of difficult conversations we all face as professionals and physicians, while facilitating story sharing to illustrate key take-home points. The Real Talk program was founded on the principle that sharing our experiences through story-telling can increase comradery, combat burnout and compassion fatigue, and refocus teams on the joy in medicine.

This Wellness Webinar series is a benefit for WA-ACEP members and FREE of cost!

Check out the Real Talk Podcast 

About the Speakers

Dr. Alicia Mikolaycik Gonzalez (Kurtz) is the medical director of the Emergency Department at Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria, CA. She has extensive leadership experience including serving on the Board of Directors and as President of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) from 2015-2018, chief resident at UCSF Fresno 2016-17, completing Vituity’s Administrative Fellowship 2017-2018, and serving on numerous state and national EM related committees and workgroups since then.

Alicia is also a Regional Director for the CA Bridge Program, helping establish emergency department based Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) programs in hospitals across California. and serves as the Physician Champion for Opioid Stewardship for Dignity Health. In 2019, Alicia created the Real Talk Podcast (http://realtalk.transistor.fm/) featuring stories shared at in-person Real Talk sessions that allow healthcare providers the opportunity to process the more human aspects of working in medicine.

Alicia is passionate about shifting the culture of healthcare toward treating patients and providers with more compassion and bringing joy back to the bedside. Outside of medicine, she loves travel adventures, trying new things, her amazingly supportive partner Marco, yoga, and all things Trader Joes.

Dr. Enrique Enguidanos has been practicing Emergency Medicine in the Puget Sound region for about 20 years.  Born in Los Angeles, Enrique grew up in Puerto Rico before returning to Los Angeles in his early 20’s.  He was a firefighter for the City of San Bernardino before starting Medical School.  

Enrique has been practicing Emergency Medicine in the Puget Sound region for about 20 years.  During that time he has served in several leadership and administrative roles, including President of North Sound Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of Providence Everett Regional Medical Center Emergency Department as well as Medical Staff President at PRMCE, chaired the Providence Health System Emergency Medicine Clinical Decision Team, served as WSMA and WA-ACEP Board Member, and is a Past-President of WA-ACEP.

In addition to his continued part-time clinical ED work, Enrique currently serves on the National ACEP Emergency Medicine Practice Committee, on the WSMA Latinx Advisory Committee, and as CEO of Community Based Coordination Solutions, an organization he founded to provide community-based coordination of care for complex care patients.


Structural Racism and Public Health

WA-ACEP is committed to taking an active stance in dismantling systemic racism and promoting health equity. Part of this work is assembling an Anti-Racism and Health Equity committee, which is chaired by Java Tunson, MD. A charter and strategic plan is currently being developed. To get involved please email admin@washingtonacep.org

Read our full statement on Structural Racism and Public Health here.

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.

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.