Three members of Congress and one Hill staff person were presented with the 2011 ACEP Congressional Leadership Award during the Conference: Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Tex.), Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.), and Priscilla Ross, policy director for Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.).
Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 30 – No 07 – July 2011
The annual 911 Network Member of the Year award was presented to two ACEP members: Dr. Richard Preston Wendell was recognized for his work on behalf of ACEP in educating the members of the South Carolina congressional delegation, particularly the four new freshman members, and for recruiting his South Carolina ACEP colleagues in ACEP’s advocacy activities. Dr. Alison Haddock was recognized for her efforts to engage emergency medicine residents in grassroots political advocacy.
Record Donations Made to NEMPAC During Conference
Nearly $60,000 was collected at the meeting for the NEMPAC annual campaign – a new record. Dr. Schneider recognized $34,000 in contributions donated by the partners of the Florida Emergency Physicians at the conference and thanked Dr. Vidor Friedman, a partner in the group, for encouraging his colleagues to contribute at the Give-a-Shift ($1,000) level.