Category Archives: News

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 […]

White Coats on Call 2017

White Coats on Call 2017: When: January 24th, 2017, 7:30am-1pm Dust off your white coat – The Medical Society of Virginia’s annual lobbying day at the General Assembly building invites emergency physicians to join other medical specialties. VACEP members will be highlighting and advocating for advancing emergency medical care in Virginia. First-timers will be trained and […]

2014 McDade Award Winners

The McDade Award was established by the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (VaCEP) Board of Directors in 1981, to honor Dr. John P. McDade for his role in helping start the first Emergency Medicine Program in the United States and for his many contributions to the independent practice of Emergency Medicine.

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 17th, 2016: “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, […]