Event Medicine

Section Officers & Staff

Chair
Mark Sochor, MD, MS, FACEP
Chair-Elect
Bryan Bledsoe, DO, FACEP
Secretary
Christopher Krall, MD, FACEP
Member-at-Large
William Brady, MD, FACEP
Councillor
John Maino, MD, FACEP
Alternate Councillor
Claire Melin, MD
Alternate Councillor
Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP
Board Liaison
Christopher Kang, MD, FACEP
ACEP Staff
Rick Murray, EMT-P
ACEP Staff
Deanna Harper, EMT-I

Purpose

The purpose of the section is to promote event medicine as a subspecialty of emergency medicine, while serving as a resource to emergency physicians in the areas of education, research, the practice of event medicine care, networking, and collaboration.

 

Objectives

In addition to the general objectives of the College as set forth in the Bylaws, the objectives of this section shall be: 

  • To promote the development of the specialty of emergency medicine across the world and, particularly, the subspecialty of event medicine.
  • To promote collegiality and cooperation among the physicians who practice event medicine.
  • To provide an opportunity for physicians interested in event medicine to meet, interact, and network.
  • To develop and present education programs on the many facets of event medical care.
  • To prepare and distribute an interesting, educational, and informative newsletter for members of the section.
  • To serve as a resource to the College president, Board of Directors, College committees, and ACEP members on issues relating to event medicine.
  • To coordinate activities with other organizations involved in event medicine at the invitation of the President and/or Board of Directors.
  • To advance and publicize legislative issues related to emergency medicine and event medicine.
  • To provide a pathway for professional leadership development within the organization.
  • To foster collaboration in event medicine research.
  • To serve as an educational resource for medical students, residents, and fellows for certification in the area of event medicine.
  • To provide mentoring for students, residents, fellows, and practicing emergency physicians who are interested in event medicine.

Don't be a Bystander

Find Out How You Can "Stop the Bleed"

The campaign aims to provide civilians with the knowledge and tools to help control severe bleeding.

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is proud to partner with the White House National Security Council and the U.S. Department of Defense in an initiative to expand the role of bystanders as immediate responders in stopping life-threatening bleeding.

The purpose of the campaign is to build national resilience by better preparing the public to help save lives through basic actions to stop life-threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies or disaster events. Severe hemorrhage control kits should be readily available to the public in easy accessible locations such as near or part of public access automatic external defibrillator (AED) locations in business, schools, airports, and other public buildings.

The objectives of the “Stop the Bleed” campaign are:

  • The general public will know the phrase and associated logo: “Stop the Bleed”.
  • The general public will be able to have access to lifesaving bleeding control kits at home and in public places
  • Every bleeding control kit will provide “just in time” audio and visual training

The “Stop the Bleed” campaign is a local initiative to provide lifesaving bleeding control kits for easy public assess and to provide training both before the need and in a “just in time” format. What you can do locally to organize a “Stop the Bleed” campaign:

  • Work with local government officials, hospitals, healthcare providers, civic groups, and others to identify funding to purchase bleeding control kits.
  • Identify appropriate locations to position bleeding control kits in business, schools, airports, and other public buildings.
  • Provide public training on the principles of bleeding control and the use of the contents of the bleeding control kits.

Goal

To train current and future Emergency Medicine physicians who will act as medical directors and practicing physicians during mass gathering events in which medical care is anticipated for spectators and/or participants.

The ACEP Event Medicine Section will further the College’s ability to meet its objectives

Emergency physicians are far and away the medical specialty that provides physician coverage for mass gathering events. Additionally, the general public expects medical providers at large events for example, at the Chicago Marathon (heat deaths) and the Boston Marathon (bombing). As such, we want Emergency Physicians to be equipped with the knowledge to appropriately care for spectators and participants within the resources available. High quality medical care is dependent on many variables which include both personnel and equipment. The venue, event staffing, and equipment needed (helicopter, ambulance crew, x-rays, code drugs, etc.) directly impacts the quality of emergency care that is provided to the public. In addition, variety of practice has been shown to extend physician longevity in the practice of Emergency Medicine and helps to prevent burnout. 

JOIN THE NEW ACEP EVENT MEDICINE SECTION

  • Network and collaborate with other healthcare providers who do event medicine.
  • Learn and share best practices for handling a mass gathering emergency.
  • Help promote the unique practice environment of event medicine.
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