Georgia College of Emergency Physicians

Georgia College of Emergency Physicians GCEP is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of patient care throughout the state of Georgia
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This association of physicians active in emergency medicine shall be incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of the State of Georgia. Upon Receiving a charter from the American College of Emergency Physicians, this Association shall be a chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians and shall be called the Georgia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians,

or the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians. The American College of Emergency Physicians is a medical specialty society that was formed in 1968 to improve emergency care by setting high standards for emergency medical education and practice. Today, the College has more than 21,000 members and is the recognized leader in emergency medicine. The Georgia Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians is an association of more than 500 Emergency Medicine physicians. GCEP promotes the highest standards of patient care throughout the state of Georgia through its advocacy and leadership efforts.

Join this insightful session on clinically driven initiatives to improve rapid respiratory testing for infectious diseas...
02/23/2023

Join this insightful session on clinically driven initiatives to improve rapid respiratory testing for infectious diseases in the Emergency Department (ED). Dr. Mellick will discuss respiratory illness practice guidelines, clinical challenges, and opportunities to improve triage to follow-up in patients with respiratory illnesses. Hear details on the department’s rationale for bringing an ED-based mini lab into the physician-in-triage (PIT) area. Clinical cases and outcome improvements focused on quality, safety and ED efficiency will also be presented.

This program is made possible through the generous support of Abbott.

Conference registration is required: https://gcep.wildapricot.org/event-4987039

We had a wonderful time at the GA Emergency Medicine Leadership & Advocacy Conference last week! We had a great lineup o...
12/08/2022

We had a wonderful time at the GA Emergency Medicine Leadership & Advocacy Conference last week! We had a great lineup of speakers and Georgia legislators, while enjoying the beautiful scenery and holiday spirit at the Ritz-Carlton on Lake Oconee.

GCEP is thankful for all of you! Enjoy this thanksgiving season and who and what you're truly thankful for. ​​​​​​​​​​​​...
11/24/2022

GCEP is thankful for all of you! Enjoy this thanksgiving season and who and what you're truly thankful for. ​​​​​​​​
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04/22/2022

“Only A Life Lived For Others Is A Life Worthwhile.”​​​​​​​​— Albert Einstein​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Thanks to all of our doctor...
03/30/2022

“Only A Life Lived For Others Is A Life Worthwhile.”​​​​​​​​
— Albert Einstein​​​​​​​​
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Thanks to all of our doctors out there!​​​​​​​​
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03/17/2022

“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
03/08/2022

“A strong woman stands up for herself. A stronger woman stands up for everyone else.”​​​​​​​​
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Check out some photos from our Rural Emergency Medicine Conference this past weekend in Savannah!
02/21/2022

Check out some photos from our Rural Emergency Medicine Conference this past weekend in Savannah!

Spread the love! We appreciate each and every one of our members and are looking forward to a great year!
02/14/2022

Spread the love! We appreciate each and every one of our members and are looking forward to a great year!

View the video below and REGISTER for the Rural Emergency Medicine Conference (February 19-20, 2022) in Savannah!https:/...
01/05/2022

View the video below and REGISTER for the Rural Emergency Medicine Conference (February 19-20, 2022) in Savannah!

https://youtu.be/2EqsnRuN3rI

Come to the Rural EM Practice course Savannah 19, 20 2022!! It is going to be awesome!sign up at GCEP.org

11/11/2021
Feeling the chill in the air this morning? Our 1/2 zip pullover will warm you right up! Order via the link in the commen...
10/28/2021

Feeling the chill in the air this morning? Our 1/2 zip pullover will warm you right up! Order via the link in the comments.

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids gets provisional CPT codes:
10/18/2021

Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine for kids gets provisional CPT codes:

The provisional codes will be effective if the FDA and CDC give the vaccine the nod after a rigorous, transparent review process.

From the article: "A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseas...
10/12/2021

From the article: "A survey of more than 1,000 U.S. adults commissioned by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases found that while more than 60% of Americans agreed the flu shot was the best way to prevent flu deaths and hospitalizations, 44% said they were unsure about or not planning to get a flu vaccine this year."

The main reason cited for not getting a flu shot is a belief that it isn't effective. Experts say flu shots prevent thousands of deaths every year.

The national blood supply is at its lowest point for this time of year since 2015.
10/05/2021

The national blood supply is at its lowest point for this time of year since 2015.

The national blood inventory is at its lowest level for this time of the year since 2015, according to the Red Cross. For certain blood types — O positive and O negative — there has been less than a half day’s supply available at times in September. However, the Red Cross said that...

09/27/2021

Fellow designation speaks to your contributions to ACEP and highlights your commitment to emergency medicine. Congratulations to our newest class of FACEP designees! Florida College of Emergency Physicians Georgia College of Emergency Physicians

Learn more at acep.org/FACEP.

From the article: "The panel also recommended that the FDA include healthcare workers and others at high risk of occupat...
09/20/2021

From the article: "The panel also recommended that the FDA include healthcare workers and others at high risk of occupational exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19, such as teachers."

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration voted on Friday to recommend COVID-19 vaccine booster shots for Americans 65 and older and those at high risk of severe illness, after overwhelmingly rejecting a call for broader approval.

From the article: In addition to the vaccination requirements, Biden moved to double federal fines for airline passenger...
09/10/2021

From the article: In addition to the vaccination requirements, Biden moved to double federal fines for airline passengers who refuse to wear masks on flights or to maintain face covering requirements on federal property in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his most forceful pandemic actions and words, President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered sweeping new federal vaccine requirements for as many as 100 million Americans — private-sector employees as well as health care workers and federal contractors — in an all-out effort to ...

GCEP Director Dr. Anwar Osborne wrote this poignant, timely op-ed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. From the piece: ...
08/29/2021

GCEP Director Dr. Anwar Osborne wrote this poignant, timely op-ed for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

From the piece: "The fractured relationship between healthcare and the Black community can fill tomes, from tales of disparity about pain medication prescribing to children with long-bone fractures to outcomes with COVID itself."

For as much hope as I had when I received my vaccination, it almost all vanished over the past week as it feels like the scene from “The Godfather III” where Michael Corleone thinks he’s gotten out, but is pulled back into a world of violence. But for me, it’s back into this senseless new pa...

08/13/2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans have high trust in doctors, nurses and pharmacists, a new poll finds. Researchers say that trust could become important in the push to increase COVID-19 vaccinations, as long as unvaccinated people have care providers they know and are open to hearing new informati...

A resource in how to identify and treat stress in yourself and your peers in health care: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/ste...
08/11/2021

A resource in how to identify and treat stress in yourself and your peers in health care: https://edhub.ama-assn.org/steps-forward/module/2779767

Early recognition and Stress First Aid intervention can reduce the risk of adverse outcomes or career harm stemming from stress reaction or injury.

Mask guidelines for vaccinated people are changing once again.
07/28/2021

Mask guidelines for vaccinated people are changing once again.

The recommendation will change guidance by the agency in May saying that vaccinated individuals did not have to wear masks indoors or out because of protection afforded by vaccines.

We are deeply saddened to share this news about past GCEP member Dr. Leon Haley Jr., who built part of his extraordinary...
07/26/2021

We are deeply saddened to share this news about past GCEP member Dr. Leon Haley Jr., who built part of his extraordinary career here in Georgia. Dr. Haley became the first Black CEO of UF Health - Jacksonville in 2018, and was also at the forefront of the fight against COVID-19, becoming the first person in Jacksonville to receive the Pfizer vaccine in mid-December.

Dr. Haley was a true leader and friend, and he will be greatly missed.

UF Health Jacksonville was the first local hospital to receive shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine, Dr. Haley, a physician, was the first in line there to get the shot

07/19/2021

After COVID-19 vaccination, there have been cases of myocarditis and pericarditis in adolescent and young adult males. Here is what doctors need to know.

The American College of Emergency Physicians - ACEP's Leadership & Advocacy Conference is coming up at the end of the mo...
07/15/2021

The American College of Emergency Physicians - ACEP's Leadership & Advocacy Conference is coming up at the end of the month! Learn more via the link. https://www.acep.org/lac/

ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference

We were treated to a fun virtual wine tasting last night thanks to Nuance Communications, Inc. and master sommelier Geor...
06/30/2021

We were treated to a fun virtual wine tasting last night thanks to Nuance Communications, Inc. and master sommelier George Miliotes with Wine Bar George! Thanks to the GCEP and SCCEP members who joined us.

It's never too early to mark those calendars!
06/29/2021

It's never too early to mark those calendars!

Governor Brian Kemp has signed HB 234 (the self-funded opt-in to the Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act) into effe...
06/15/2021

Governor Brian Kemp has signed HB 234 (the self-funded opt-in to the Surprise Billing Consumer Protection Act) into effect. GCEP lobbyists Travis Lindley and Devin Krecl were present at the signing.

No wobbles or bobbles about it ... GCEP President Dr. John Sy is super excited to get this weekend's CEMC started!
06/11/2021

No wobbles or bobbles about it ... GCEP President Dr. John Sy is super excited to get this weekend's CEMC started!

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Fellow designation speaks to your contributions to ACEP and highlights your commitment to emergency medicine. Congratulations to our newest class of FACEP designees! 👏

Learn more at acep.org/FACEP. Florida College of Emergency Physicians Georgia College of Emergency Physicians
It is always a pleasure to talk to the emergency docs about legislation with my colleagues!
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Fellow designation speaks to your contributions to ACEP and highlights your commitment to emergency medicine. Congratulations to our newest class of FACEP designees! Florida College of Emergency Physicians Georgia College of Emergency Physicians

Learn more at acep.org/FACEP.
Fellow designation speaks to your contributions to ACEP and highlights your commitment to emergency medicine. Congratulations to our newest class of FACEP designees!

Learn more at acep.org/FACEP.

Florida College of Emergency Physicians Georgia College of Emergency Physicians
Fellow designation speaks to your contributions to ACEP and highlights your commitment to emergency medicine. Congratulations to our newest class of FACEP designees! Georgia College of Emergency Physicians Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Indiana American College of Emergency Physicians

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Dear colleagues,
For a global survey on the subject of COVID-19 vaccination, please participate in the short survey and share the survey link with your EMS/ED/ICU/COVID-wards colleagues.
Thank you very much,
Andre
Great tour of the new Wellstar Kennestone Hospital ED with Cobb County Medical Society by Drs John Knox and Brett Cannon
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Congratulations to Dr. Andrew Pendley, who has been named Georgia Emergency Medical Director of the Year by the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians. Pendley is an assistant professor at Emory Emergency Medicine and adjunct professor at Emory University Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing.
Contact your state representative to VOTE NO ON S.B. 8 before Friday’s House vote
The Medical Association of Georgia (MAG) is encouraging every physician in the state to contact their state representative as soon as possible to urge them to VOTE NO ON THE S.B. 8 SUBSTITUTE.
Let your legislator know that…
– The House Insurance Committee did not allow physicians testify to oppose the S.B. 8 substitute or to present the solution (S.B. 277) that MAG and other physician groups have developed to address the surprise insurance coverage gap.
– S.B. 8 is just as harmful as H.B. 71, a bill that would have required physicians to accept the same insurance plans as any hospital where they provide care as a condition of medical staff participation.
– S.B. 8’s maximum payment methodology is the Medicare rate, which would decimate the accessibility of health care in Georgia – especially in rural areas and in emergency care settings and at safety net hospitals like Grady.
– The study committee that the General Assembly approved to be formed in 2016 to address the surprise health insurance coverage gap failed to hold any meetings or produce any reports.
– The S.B. 8 substitute is completely one-sided and would reduce transparency.
– The health insurance industry has continually refused to share its payment methodology with physicians.
“No ‘good first step’ is ever introduced on the 36th day of the legislative session, especially when key stakeholders haven’t been given an opportunity to testify,” says MAG President Steven M. Walsh, M.D. “A bill this complicated should have been vetted in a full and proper way – and that simply hasn’t been the case with S.B. 8.”
Urge your state representative to VOTE NO ON THE S.B. 8 SUBSTITUTE.
The House is expected to vote on the S.B. 8 substitute this Friday, March 24.
Contact MAG Government Relations Director Derek Norton at [email protected] or 404.274.4210 with questions.
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