Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 35 – No 11 – November 2016
Records were shattered in Las Vegas at ACEP16, with 7,513 emergency physicians and other health care providers attending the full four-day meeting, the world’s largest emergency medicine educational conference.
New leadership was also elected during the meeting in October. A new President-Elect and four members of the Board of Directors were elected by the ACEP Council. Contributions to the National Emergency Medicine Political Action Committee (NEMPAC) and the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) were also higher than expected with the conference’s large turnout. Such contributions will result in a stronger voice for advocacy in Washington and further pursuit of emergency medicine research.
“ACEP needs strong leaders who understand business models, the practice challenges, the political environment, and have the ability to advocate, consensus build, and communicate the value of emergency medicine.” —Dr. Kivela
Incoming ACEP President Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, took the reins of ACEP in Las Vegas as Paul Kivela, MD, MBA, FACEP, was elected as ACEP President-elect.
Dr. Kivela, managing partner of Napa Valley Emergency Medical Group and medical director of Medic Ambulance in Vallejo, California, will assume the presidency at ACEP17 in Washington, D.C.
“The only thing that is certain is that the practice of emergency medicine will look different in the future,” Dr. Kivela said. “To meet the challenges, ACEP needs strong leaders who understand business models, the practice challenges, the political environment, and have the ability to advocate, consensus build, and communicate the value of emergency medicine.”
The Council reelected incumbent Board of Directors members James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP, and Debra G. Perina, MD, FACEP. The Council also voted in two new Board members: Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, and Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP.