ACEP is accepting nominations through March 1, 2016, for the 2016 ACEP Awards Program, which honors members who distinguish themselves through leadership and excellence in emergency medicine.
All members are eligible to submit nominations in one or more award categories. A nomination form must be completed for each nomination submitted, and each must be accompanied by a current curriculum vitae.
Awards information and nomination forms are available here. Additional information and forms may also be obtained by contacting Mary Ellen Fletcher at 800-798-1822, ext. 3145.
The following is a list of awards that are available and their criteria:
John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award: Must be an active, life, or honorary member of ACEP and a past or current member of the Board of Directors or officer of the Council; must possess personal leadership attributes and serve as a role model for ACEP members; and must have made an outstanding contribution to ACEP by significantly helping to achieve ACEP’s purposes and objectives. Recipients of this award are ineligible to receive awards in other categories of the Awards Program.
James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award: Must be an active, life, or honorary member of ACEP and have made a significant contribution to emergency medicine through a variety of avenues, including ACEP committee service. Recipients of this award are ineligible to receive awards in other categories of the Awards Program.
Colin C. Rorrie, Jr., PhD Award for Excellence in Health Policy: Must be a person of distinction who has made an outstanding contribution to medical health policy or the development or support of legislation and/or regulations that enhance access to emergency medicine, shown exemplary performance as an administrator in medicine and health care, or made outstanding contributions to organized medicine.
Award for Outstanding Contribution in Research: Must be a member of ACEP and have made an outstanding contribution to research in emergency medicine as demonstrated in accomplishments such as outstanding research and publication of original research.
Award for Outstanding Contribution in EMS: Must be a physician who has been an ACEP member for at least five years, a nonmember physician with at least 10 years of EMS activity, or a nonphysician with at least 10 years of EMS activity and have made an outstanding contribution in the area of EMS of national significance and/or an outstanding contribution to the development, promotion, maturation, or education of EMS on a state or national level.