The Award for Outstanding Contribution in EMS is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution in EMS of national significance or application.
Robert E. O'Connor, MD, MPH, FACEP
The EMS Award features a Star of Life insignia with antique bronze casting. The recipient's name is inscribed on a master plaque at ACEP Headquarters.
Any member of the College may nominate himself/herself or an individual that has made an outstanding contribution in the area of EMS of national significance and/or an outstanding contribution to the development, promotion, maturation or education of EMS on a state or national level with related national significance or application.
The individual may be an ACEP member physician with a minimum five years of membership, a non-member physician with at least 10 years of EMS activity, or a non-physician with at least 10 years of EMS activity.
1989 John Campbell, MD, FACEP
2006 John C. Sacra, MD, FACEP
Any member may nominate a member by submitting a completed nomination form. Submit the nomination form, nominee's curriculum vitae, and up to 3 letters of support to Mary Ellen Fletcher, CPC, CEDC, at the ACEP Headquarters. Letters of support are greatly encouraged and are at the discretion of the nominator. Additionally, a nominee should have only one nomination whether from a chapter, entity (such as a committee or section), or individual. All entries must be submitted by the deadline for consideration by the Awards Committee.
The Awards Committee will judge the entries, with its recommendations subject to review by the ACEP Board of Directors. The decision of the Board is final, and the Board reserves the right to make no award if there are no nominees of sufficient merit. The award will be presented at the EMS Section luncheon during the annual meeting. The recipient will also be recognized at the annual President's Awards Banquet.