Illinois College of Emergency Physicians


3000 Woodcreek Drive # 200
Downers Grove, IL 60515

630-495-6404 fax

Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov, MD, FACEP, President

Ginny Kennedy Palys, JD
Executive Director

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Who is Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP)?

The Illinois College of Emergency Physicians is the state medical specialty society representing more than 1,300 emergency physicians in Illinois.

ICEP is dedicated to the support of quality emergency medical care and committed to the interests of emergency physicians. ICEP provides its members with significant benefits through active committees, continuing medical education programs and other activities including legislative lobbying, practice management assistance and public affairs programs.


ICEP knows emergency physicians in Illinois face a number of critical issues, ranging from dwindling Medicaid reimbursement rates, to rising medical malpractice insurance, to the mental health bed availability crisis. One of the important vales of membership is having your interests represented in Springfield. ICEP has a demonstrated record of accomplishment representing emergency physicians' interests within the legislative and regulatory arena. In recent years, ICEP has fought vigorously to amend both the balance billing and Medicaid SMART acts to make their implementation more amenable to emergency physicians and our patients.

ICEP is represented by the lobbying firm Illinois Strategies, LLC, which tracks emergency medicine-related state legislation, assists ICEP in developing strategies for action, and advocates ICEP's position with members of the Illinois General Assembly and administration.

CME & Educational Programs  

ICEP prides itself on being a national leader in presenting emergency medicine educational programs. From our flagship Board Review courses to our annual member favorites to the innovative new programs we are launching each year, ICEP reaches our members as well as the larger emergency medicine community.

  • Oral Board Review Courses
  • Emergency Medicine Board Review Intensive
  • Emergent Procedures Simulation Skills Lab
  • EM4LIFE LLSA Article Review Courses
  • Ultrasound for Emergency Medicine
  • Spring Symposium & Annual Business Meeting
  • Resident Career Day
  • EM Update
  • The STEMI-Stroke Seminar
  • EM Advocacy Day in Springfield

ICEP members receive discounted registration fees on all continuing education programs.

 Collaborative Relationships  

ICEP members and staff have worked diligently to build relationships at the state level, resulting in open communication, increased visibility, and inclusion with agencies and organizations such as the Illinois State Medical Society, the Illinois Department of Public Health, the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, and the Illinois Hospital Association.

ICEP also provides management services to International Trauma Life Support, an educational not-for-profit organization that provides trauma training and education for emergency care providers. 

ICEP Committees & Task Forces  

ICEP has a diverse group of committees, bringing members together to address the full range of issues facing emergency physicians: 

  • Awards & Nominations Committee
  • Bylaws Committee
  • Educational Meetings Committee
  • Emergency Medicine Board Review Intensive Course Committee
  • EMS Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • ITLS Illinois Advisory Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Patient and Physician Advocacy Committee
  • Practice Management Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Young Physician Section

All ICEP members are invited to join committees that match their interests. 

 Join ICEP/ACEP Today!

In short, ICEP represents the interests of emergency physicians in Illinois. By joining this influential organization, you will be making an invaluable investment in yourself and in emergency medicine as a whole that will help improve access to care, increase reimbursements and bring about true medical liability reform.

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