Introducing: WA-ACEP Wellness Series

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

“Physician Wellness: When the Doctor Becomes the Caregiver”

Michael Casner, MD, MA

August 4th 

Wellness Webinar Registration

Physicians are often turned to when a loved one becomes seriously ill, but we sometimes struggle to balance our role as a doctor with our role as caregiver. In this talk, Dr. Casner shares his experience being the caregiver of a spouse diagnosed with metastatic melanoma, the intersection of medicine and family, and what he learned about selfcare along the way.

About the Speaker

Dr. Casner is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He is a graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed residency at UCLA – Olive View where he was a Chief Resident in his final year. He went on to complete a fellowship in Administration with Vituity.

Prior to joining the faculty at UMKC he worked in community emergency departments in both Chicago and Kansas City. He has been featured on the EM:RAP podcast and has particular interests in physician wellness, LGBTQIA+ care in the emergency department, and medical education. He currently resides in Kansas City, MO with his husband, Patrick, their labrador retriever, Stanley, and two rescue cats, Perry and Hamilton.

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

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.