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ACEP16: It’s Vegas, Baby!

Posted on Mon, Oct 03, 2016
ACEP16: It’s Vegas, Baby!

The action and opulence of Las Vegas is the backdrop for the largest gathering of emergency medicine clinicians – ACEP16.

Hosted by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), the annual scientific assembly is a great opportunity to meet with your fellow clinicians, earn CME and review the latest research conducted by your peers.

Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, executive vice president with EmCare, will be sworn in as the organization’s next president, and several EmCare-affiliated clinicians will present during the conference, including:

  • James Ahn, MD, FACEP
  • Vikhyat Bebarta, MD, FACEP, FACMT
  • Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP
  • Vi Dinh, MD, RDMS, RDCS
  • Michael Gerardi, MD, FACEP
  • Jacob Hennings, MD, FACEP
  • Kirk Jensen, MD, MBA, FACEP
  • Thom Mayer, MD, FACEP
  • J. Brent Myers, MD, MPH, FACEP
  • Arun Nagdev, MD
  • Michael Nelson, MD, MS
  • Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP

Hit the Career Jackpot!

Perhaps most importantly, ACEP16 is the biggest venue for recruiting the best and brightest in the field. EmCare’s booth, located at S3026, will feature a classic Las Vegas theme.

Our recruiting team will be available to answer candidates’ questions and match them with opportunities from coast to coast – a winning combination. With nearly 1,000 client sites at some of the top hospitals and health systems in the country, opportunities abound for both residents and seasoned clinicians looking for a change. And new this year, we’re rolling out a national version of our elite EmBassador Travel Team program, which will provide flexible clinical opportunities for high-performing clinicians looking to live where they want to while working at both new and current EmCare client sites.

“The EmBassador Travel Team is the best of both worlds: the ability to experience different practice locations and premium compensation,” explained Jim McMillin, director of recruiting. “Learn more about this exciting program at ACEP.”

And, clinicians are invited to stop by booth S3026 to meet EmCare’s President, Ray Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, FACHE.

“There are so many of our physicians that I haven’t had the opportunity to meet – yet. Please stop by EmCare’s booth so that we may meet in person,” Dr. Iannaccone said. “I’d love to hear your ideas and feedback about how we can continue to make healthcare work better.”

Supporting the Interests of Our Clinicians

EmCare is proud to support several specialized ACEP sections during ACEP16 and beyond. EmCare is the lead sponsor of the section meetings for ACEP’s Young Physicians Section and the American Association of Women Emergency Physicians during the conference.

Additionally, many EmCare clinicians are involved with other ACEP sections, including Rural Emergency Medicine and Air Medical Transport.

Important Dates
  • Oct. 16 - Visit EmCare at the EMRA Job and Fellowship Fair
  • Oct. 17 – Residents are invited to join EmCare at LIGHT nightclub at Mandalay Bay for the annual EMRA Party
  • Oct. 18 - ACEP16 Closing Ceremony at Drai’s Nightclub and Beachclub at The Cromwell sponsored by EmCare
  • Nov. 2-5 – Visit EmCare at Booth 9 at the ACOEP Scientific Assembly in San Francisco

See you in Las Vegas!

For more information about job opportunities with EmCare, visit our Career Section.


ACEP15: EmCare Paints Beantown Green!

Posted on Thu, Nov 12, 2015
ACEP15: EmCare Paints Beantown Green!

Another autumn, another ACEP annual meeting in the books! EmCare leaders, physicians and recruiters traveled to Boston Oct. 26-28 for the American College of Emergency Physicians’ annual meeting, ACEP15.

As one of the world’s largest gathering of researchers, teachers and practitioners of emergency medicine, it’s a great opportunity for physicians to earn CME and for recruiters to meet with residents and practicing physicians looking to make a career change.

Congratulations Dr. Parker!

The highlight of ACEP15 was the election of Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP, as president-elect of ACEP. Dr. Parker will serve as president-elect through October 2016, when she will assume the one-year post of President at the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. Dr. Parker was serving as the Chair of ACEP’s Board of Directors.

“As the next President-elect, I have two visions: to establish emergency medicine as the nucleus of a new acute care continuum and to enhance our diversity,” said Dr. Parker. “Let’s create a new acute care continuum, with the emergency physician leading the charge. And let’s foster generational, racial and gender diversity within our specialty. As the next president, I will create a new Task Force on Diversity with our sister societies. We will take a new approach and make this an opportunity to re-invent our practice.”

Dr. Parker was chair of ACEP’s Board of Directors for the last year, and is an attending emergency physician with Vista Health in Waukegan, Ill. She also serves as senior vice president of Envision Healthcare and president of Team Parker LLC, a consulting group. In addition, she is a clinical assistant professor at the Texas Tech El Paso Department of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Parker has been active with ACEP for about 20 years. She has been a member of both the Illinois and Texas chapters’ boards of directors and chaired the chapters’ education committees. She has served in a variety of leadership positions on the Illinois ACEP Board, including president-elect, when she was elected to the national ACEP Board of Directors for the first time in 2009.

For national ACEP, Dr. Parker has served as chair of the Coding and Nomenclature Advisory Committee, chair of the Young Physicians Section, board liaison to the Clinical Emergency Medicine Data Registry (CEDR) subcommittee, and chair-elect of the ACEP Foundation.

New Booth, New President

EmCare unveiled a redesigned exhibitor booth this year. With an open floor plan and modern aesthetic, the booth promoted networking and conversation. Several monitors provided information about the company and its many employment opportunities.

Recruiters were armed with iPads to input candidates’ information and provide marketing materials to interested physicians in real time.

And, physicians were invited to the booth to meet EmCare’s new president, Ray Iannaccone, MD, FACEP, FACHE.

“ACEP’s annual meeting is one of our few opportunities to come together as a company and share our passion for emergency medicine with the rest of the world,” said Dr. Iannaccone in an email to the company’s physicians. “This is my first ACEP as President of EmCare, and I am very proud to represent our dynamic, cutting-edge organization. There are so many of our physicians that I haven’t had the opportunity to meet – yet. I’d love to hear your ideas and feedback about how we can continue to make healthcare work better.”

Dr. Iannaccone held “open door” hours to meet with practicing physicians.

EMRA Job Fair

The annual Job Fair sponsored by the Emergency Medicine Residents Association (EMRA) was held Oct. 26 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. A “speed dating” of sorts for emergency medicine residents and recruiters, the event provides an opportunity for job-seekers to meet with recruiters in the locations in which they want to practice.

EmCare recruiters met with residents seeking positions in Central, North Central, Northeast, Southeast and Western locations of the U.S., as well as those looking for openings at academic medical centers and at fellowship programs.

EMRA Party

New this year, EmCare co-sponsored the annual EMRA Party. Held Oct. 27 at Club VENU and ICON, the event was a spectacle of flashing lights, dance music and merriment. The nightclub atmosphere allowed residents to unwind at one of Boston’s premier clubs. In fact, the facility has hosted some of the top EDM and hip hop acts, including The Chainsmokers, Steve Aoki, 50 Cent, Fabolous and Ja Rule.

ACEP15 Closing Party

Despite the rain and wind, EmCare capped off ACEP15 with its signature sponsorship of ACEP’s Closing Party on Oct. 28 at the New England Aquarium. Attendees mingled with their co-workers, and with penguins, sea lions, stingrays, sea turtles and more! The evening included commemorate photos, catered food and musical entertainment, which got the dance floor moving.

The event was so popular that a pop-up overflow party was held at the Westin Boston, complete with a DJ, TVs for watching the World Series, and light refreshments.

Showcasing Medical Research

ACEP15 wasn’t all play. Several EmCare physicians presented research projects, including:

  • Stephen H. Anderson, MD, FACEP – “Coordination of Care Through the ED: Influencing Costs, Recidivism and Health Outcomes”
  • Matthew C. Delaney, MD - “Lost in FOAM: Free Open Access Medical Education for the Technologically Challenged” and “Fast Track Success: Avoiding Pitfalls and Getting Up to Speed”
  • Charlotte Derr, MD, RDMS, FACEP – “Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scanning Lab”
  • Lucas Friedman, MD - “Ultrasound-Guided Regional Anesthesia Lab”
  • Neil A. Gandhi, MD - “Physician Onboarding: Don’t Miss the Boat”
  • William P. Jaquis, MD, FACEP - “Are Your Patient Satisfaction Scores Driving You Mad? The 12-Step Program to Improving Your Patient’s Experience and YOUR Satisfaction”
  • Kirk B. Jensen, MD, MBA, FACEP - “Observation Medicine: Your Inpatient Fast Track” and “Engaging Your Physician Team: You Can’t Lead If People Won’t Follow”
  • Brian D. Johnson, MD - “Procedural Ultrasound Lab”
  • Thomas A. Mayer, MD, FACEP - “EDCAHPS: The New Beast on the Block,” “Not Another Complaint? What Do I Do?” and “Are Your Patient Satisfaction Scores Driving You Mad? The 12-Step Program to Improving Your Patient’s Experience and YOUR Satisfaction”
  • Alfred Sacchetti, MD, FACEP - “Pediatric Pain: Safe Sedation Practices,” “Antibiotic Stewardship in the Peds ED: Evidence-Based Approach to Common Infections in Pediatrics,” “PK-Trauma: Let’s Chat About Pediatric Trauma,” “Masters of Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Manage Common Conditions Like One of the Experts” and “Lessons My Patients Have Taught Me: Humor, Humility and Humanity Learned at the Bedside”
  • Adam B. Sivitz, MD - “Advanced Pediatric Ultrasound Lab: Kids Are Not Just Small Adults…Or Are They?”
  • David A. Talan, MD, FACEP - “It’s a Small World: Update on Outbreaks and Vaccine-Preventable Infections” and “Cruising the Infectious Disease Literature 2015”

We’re looking forward to ACEP16 in Las Vegas! If you’d like to join our team, visit the Careers section of our website to search more than 1,000 jobs.