ACEP is accepting nominations until Feb. 16, 2015, for the 2015 ACEP Awards Program, which annually honors members distinguishing themselves for leadership and excellence in emergency medicine.
All members are eligible to submit nominations in one or more award categories, but a nomination form must be completed for each nomination submitted. Nominations must be accompanied by current curriculum vitae. If you would like to nominate an individual for an award, contact Mary Ellen Fletcher at 800-798-1822, ext. 3145, for a nomination form. The awards brochure and nomination form are also available on the ACEP website. The available awards and their criteria are:
• 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 Emergency Medical Services (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 non-physician 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.
• Council Meritorious Service Award: Must be an active, life, or honorary member of ACEP and a past or current councillor who has served for at least three years and has contributed to the Council through Steering Committee membership, Reference Committee participation, participation on other Council committees, resolution development and debate, longevity as a councillor, or service as a Council officer.
• Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education: Must be a member of ACEP and have made an outstanding contribution to academic emergency medicine through areas such as development of teaching tools and resident education.
• Honorary Membership Award: Individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to ACEP by significantly helping to achieve one or more of the College’s purposes and objectives or have served as a role model for ACEP members, with personal attributes such as inspiration, innovation, and consensus building. Candidates for honorary membership cannot be currently eligible for other categories of College membership.
• John A. Rupke Legacy Award: Must be a member of ACEP for more than 25 years with sustained contributions either in the local, state, or national emergency medicine communities as a consensus builder, with humanitarianism, and as an advocate for the profession. The member must have also demonstrated exceptional commitment of time and dedication to emergency medicine and to improving the care of emergency patients. Previous recipients of the Wiegenstein or Mills awards are not eligible to receive this award.