Dear WACEP Members,
I hope that October is bringing you more treats than tricks thus far, although this early respiratory season sure feels like a nasty trick. I wanted to start this month’s message with an update of the ACAEP Scientific Assembly that occurred the last week of September in San Francisco. Thank you all who made it out for the WACEP reception—what a great night. There was also some very important business conducted at a successful two-day ACEP Council Meeting. The selection of college leadership and the discussion and voting on 65 resolutions by the representatives of each chapter and section helps to direct the future of the college in order to best represent each ACEP member. This year, that included:
- 45 Resolutions adopted with 4 others referred to the Board of Directors. This includes several resolutions addressing the reproductive rights. If you are interested in reviewing these resolutions, they can be found here.
- The selection of Aisha Terry, MD as the ACEP President Elect. For those of you who remember, Dr. Terry was a speaker at our WACEP Spring Symposium in 2021.
- The inauguration of Christopher Kang, MD as the WACEP President.
- The election of four ACEP Board of Directors members: Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, FACEP (incumbent), Gabe Kelen, MD, FRCP(C), FACEP (incumbent), Kristin McCabe-Kline, MD, FACEP, and Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP, (incumbent).
The last thing that I want to emphasize is that voting for the midterm elections is rapidly upon us with in-person voting taking place on November 8th. WACEP has a very active PAC (political action committee) that works hard to create relationships with government representatives in order to represent our chapter’s interests and this has paid huge dividends in recent years with some big wins for WACEP. Please consider donating to the PAC, but also please make sure that if you get out to vote on November 8th to represent your individual interests (if you have not already done so by absentee ballot). There are several high-profile races and this is one of the best ways to make sure your voice is heard while our state addresses some critical issues in the years to come.
Thanks as always for everything you all do and of course Trick or Treat!!