Virginia ACEP News and Bulletins

White Coats on Call 2018

ER Docs Converge on Capitol Hill Opposition to expansion of Nurse Practitioner independent practice, balance billing, and Doctor of Medical Science drew emergency physicians to lobby their elected officials during VACEP’s Annual White Coats on Call day.  “It’s impressive experiencing... Read More

No child left behind: Healing Hearts Vietnam

Lynchburg physicians answer the call to provide cardiac surgeries, provider training in Vietnam Across Vietnam, thousands of children die of congenital heart disease every year because families cannot afford to pay for their portion of the required surgery, which often... Read More

2018 Final General Assembly Report

This was a unique cycle in Virginia politics. A Democratic wave in the November 2017 elections reduced the Republican majority in the House of Delegates from 66 to 51 seats after a rollercoaster ride of close district elections, ballot recounts,... Read More

‘Our job is to rule out the scary’

Early careerist profile: An interview with Joran Sequeira, M.D. Virginia ACEP recently shadowed Joran Sequeira, M.D. on her Monday evening shift, where we were able to witness an emergency physician at work on one of the busiest days for EDs... Read More

Governor signs stringent “transition to practice” model for NPs; requires 5 years of post-graduate training

HB 793- Transition to Practice for Nurse Practitioners Virginia has passed the most stringent nurse practitioner “transition to practice” model in the country, requiring not only five years of post-graduate training for NPs, but also that the training be with... Read More

The current and future of EDIE alerts in Virginia.

This is Part 2 of our interview with Washington state ACEP's Stephen Anderson, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. on what Virginia's emergency physicians can expect when EDIE alerts arrive this summer. Be sure to read Part 1 before continuing here. Dr. Anderson, like... Read More

What to expect when Virginia’s ED care coordination system launches this summer. Our interview with Washington ACEP’s Stephen Anderson, M.D., on the state’s successes – and challenges – with EDIE.

This summer, Virginia will implement an Emergency Care Coordination Program to link all hospital emergency departments across the Commonwealth. The backbone of the program is a software system will facilitate real-time communication and collaboration with the goal of providing seamless... Read More

Leadership and Advocacy Fellowship, 2018-2019

VACEP is excited to offer the highly-regarded Leadership & Advocacy Fellowship for 2018-2019 to early-career emergency physicians passionate about improving emergency medical care throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. VACEP Mission Statement The Virginia College of Emergency Physicians exists to promote... Read More

Leadership & Advocacy Fellows, class of 2017-2018

Welcome to the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians Leadership & Advocacy Fellows, class of 2017-2018! The L&A Fellowship, led by Dr. Leon Adelman and Dr. Cameron Olderog, is designed for early-career emergency physician leaders. The fellowship provides leadership development through mentorship,... Read More
Dr. Jordan Tozer, MD, RDMS, RDCS, RVT

2017 McDade Winners Honored

Dr. Tozer, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Emergency Medicine department, won with his research... Read More
Dr. Mark Sochor speaks in support of ED Care Coordination before the House’s Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee.

2017 General Assembly Ends, Funds Emergency Department Information Exchange program

2017 Legislative Priorities Final General Assembly Report The 2017 Virginia General Assembly session adjourned on... Read More

2017 Annual CME Conference Presentations

LLSA 2014 LLSA 2015 LLSA 2016 2016 Update in Sepsis - Christopher Hogan, MD, FACEP, FCCM Annual Meeting Report, 2/11/17 Challenging Dysrhythmias - William J Brady,MD High Risk, nonTraditional ACS - William J Brady,MD Ketamine in The ED - Paul Stromberg, MD Meeting with... Read More

Virginia Hospital Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

The VHHA Board of Directors in January 2016 established a Task Force on Prescription Opioid... Read More

Stay tuned!

Stay tuned for 2018 Virginia General Assembly action. Read More

The Voice of Emergency Medicine in Virginia Politics

For the past thirty years, VACEP has been a key player in the Virginia General... Read More

Three VACEP Emergency Physicians Chosen to Shape Mental Health Process

[caption id="attachment_2110" align="alignright" width="165"] Dr. William Barker (left), Dr. William Hazel, Secretary of HHR (center) and Dr. Bruce Lo (right) pose for a photo after the first Task Force meeting. Missing from photo is Dr. Scott Syverud.[/caption] Three VACEP Emergency... Read More

VACEP Endorsed Candidates Elected to ACEP Board

[gallery link="file" columns="2" ids="2117,2116"] Both VACEP Endorsed Candidates Elected to ACEP Board At ACEP Annual Council Meeting VACEP is very proud to announce that Robert O'Connor, MD, FACEP (Incumbent) and Debra Perina, MD, FACEP were elected to the ACEP Board... Read More

Virginia Receives a C- for Not Having Policies to Support Emergency Patients

VACEP President Jake O’Shea was interviewed on local TV and national radio in response to Virginia’s 18th place ranking with a C- in the American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) state-by-state report card on America’s emergency care environment (“Report Card”).... Read More

VA Dept of Health Alerts!

VA Dept of Health Alerts! MERS-CoV Update From VA State Health Commissioner (5-15-14) Indiana State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported confirmation of the first imported case of MERS-CoV infection in the United... Read More

VACEP Office Moves To Richmond

VACEP President Jeremiah O'Shea, MD, FACEP states "VACEP's leadership felt your statewide association would better serve you by being closer to the state capital and all of the health and regulatory agencies that impact emergency medicine. So, we sold our... Read More

Emergency Physicians Speak Out on Capitol Hill

May 2018: "Emergency Physicians Speak Out on Capitol Hill” –Virginia had the eighth largest number of physicians in the country visiting Washington. The Virginia delegation visited elected officials on Capitol Hill during the 2016 Leadership and Advocacy Conference. Discussions addressed;... Read More