Nomination Deadline Nears for ACEP Awards
The American College of Emergency Physicians is accepting nominations for the 2011 ACEP Awards Program, which annually honors members who are distinguishing themselves in the areas of leadership and excellence in emergency medicine. The deadline is Feb. 15.
All members are eligible to submit nominations in one or more award categories, but a nomination form must be completed for each submission. Nominations must be accompanied by current curriculum vitae. The awards brochure and nomination form is available on the ACEP Web site at www.acep.org/aboutus.aspx?id=22550 or by contacting Rochelle Ross at 800-798-1822, ext. 3145.
The 2011 program includes the following awards:
John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award: Must be an active, life, or honorary member of ACEP and a past or current member of the Board or officer of the Council; possess personal leadership attributes and serve as a role model for ACEP members; and significantly helped to achieve ACEP's purposes and objectives.
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.
Colin C. Rorrie Jr., Ph.D., Award for Excellence in Health Policy: Must have 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 an ACEP member and have made an outstanding contribution to research in emergency medicine.
Award for Outstanding Contribution in EMS: Must be a physician who has been an ACEP member for at least 5 years, a nonmember physician with at least 10 years of EMS activity, or a nonphysician with at least 10 years of EMS activity who has made an outstanding contribution in the area of EMS of national significance and/or an outstanding contribution to the development, promotion, or education of EMS on a state or national level.
Council Meritorious Award: Must be an active, life, or honorary member of ACEP and a past or current councillor who has served for at least 3 years and contributed to the Council through Steering Committee membership, Reference Committee participation, participation on other Council committees, resolution development and debate, or longevity as a councillor.
Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education: Must be a member of ACEP and have made an outstanding contribution to academic emergency medicine.
Honorary Membership Award: Must be an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to ACEP by significantly helping to achieve one or more of the College's purposes and objectives; or served as a role model for ACEP members through inspiration, innovation, or consensus building.
John A. Rupke Legacy Award: Must be a member of ACEP for more than 25 years with sustained contributions in the local, state, or national emergency medicine communities as a consensus builder, with demonstrated humanitarianism and advocacy for the profession. Must have also shown exceptional commitment of time and dedication to emergency medicine.