September 10, 2020

Elections and Resident Awards

We are happy to let you know that the Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Section (QIPS) is sending a call for applications to the 2020 Resident Quality Award and a Postgraduate Quality and Service Award (to recognize all post-residency physicians).

Projects are judged on their overall importance, innovation, outcomes, and applicability to Emergency Medicine practice. Recipients will be notified in early October. Please send projects and nominations to Joseph Kennedy using the forms below or submit online for Resident Quality Award or Postgraduate Quality and Service Award

Interested in Taking on a Leadership Role in QIPS?

 Each year we elect officers that lead the QIPS Section business and activities throughout the year. The election takes place during our annual section meeting. In preparation for this, we want to remind people what the positions are and the nominations will be opened in late summer, early fall.

Officers serve a term of one-year and attend monthly meetings to help guide the section. Officers cannot serve more than 2 consecutive terms for the same position.

Open officer positions are:


The Chair-Elect assists the Chair in his/her duties for the Section as designated by the Chair. The Chair-Elect participates in leadership discussions of the section, and under the direction of the Chair, assists in the creation and execution of section projects and initiatives.  The Chair-Elect serves a 2-year term with the 2nd year serving as Chair of the section. The Chair-Elect year is therefore also used to craft a vision and agenda to be implemented upon serving as Chair during the 2nd year. The Chair-Elect may serve as Chair earlier in the event of resignation or incapacitation of the current Chair.

Newsletter Editor

The QIPS Newsletter Editor solicits content for our section newsletter from our membership and leadership. They work to publish up to four newsletters per year and work closely with the website editor to archive the editions. This is a key position for communicating QIPS activities with the membership.

Website/Social Media Editor

The Website/Social Media Editor proposes changes to the QIPS website to ensure content is up-to-date and relevant to members. They manage communications made through social media platforms that QIPS is present on to convey updates and activities the section is pursuing.


A councillor/alternate councillor is a key participant in the leadership and development of QIPS/ACEP policy. The councillors represents emergency physicians from the QIPS section and have the responsibility to voice the concerns of the QIPS section on the floor of the council meeting and in reference committees. Councillors can also express the will of their constituents by the execution of their votes for or against resolutions and electing board members and Council officers at the annual meeting.

Nominations will continue up to our annual meeting on October 28, 2020 (Nominations will be taken from the floor as well). To help QIPS members to get to know you prior to the election, we are asking that you submit a brief bio and head shot that we can share.

Please send bios and head shots to Joseph Kennedy If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.