Category Archives: News

‘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 nationwide. A graduate of New York Medical College, Sequeira completed her Emergency Medicine residency at […]

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 and improved patient care – and, in the process, reduce unnecessary medical costs and ED […]

2017 McDade Winners Honored

Dr. Tozer, Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University Emergency Medicine department, won with his research on performing Transesophageal Echocardiograph in Simulated Cardiac Arrest. Dr. Weingart, works with five Sentara hospitals in the Norfolk are submitted research on injuries associated with Hoverboard use. The McDade Award was established by the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VaCEP) […]

VACEP Endorsed Candidates Elected to ACEP Board

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 at ACEP’s Scientific Assembly on Oct. 13. Virginia joins Texas and California in being the only Chapters in ACEP’s […]

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”). VACEP leaders held multiple meetings to make sure Virginia’s Report Card grade represented the hard […]

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 States. More information here. Virginia Health Officials Investigating Potential Measles Exposures in Two Counties (5-6-14) 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 Norge/Williamsburg building and moved the association office to the Medical Society of Virginia’s building in […]

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; increased liability protections for emergency physicians, greater funding for resident programs, safe harbor legislation, psychiatric […]