President's Message, September 2019

September 23, 2019 3:04 PM | Sally Winkelman (Administrator)

Jeffrey Pothof, MD, FACEP

There are a few things happening in emergency medicine that I’d like to draw your attention to as we kickoff the fall season

First, I want to thank those that attended our rural outreach event earlier this month in Richland Center.  We had very accommodating hosts and the educational sessions and networking were superlative.  We’ll be sure to plan another event like this next year so stay tuned for more details.

ACEP’s Scientific Assembly is drawing closer and I hope to see some of you October 27-30 in Denver.  If you find yourself in town, please make your way to Wynkoop Brewing Company at 6:00 pm local time on Monday, October 28 for our annual Wisconsin Meet-Up.  Also, know that along with Scientific Assembly comes the annual ACEP Council meeting where the future direction of the college is debated and takes form.  The WACEP delegation to the Council meeting will be reviewing many resolutions in the upcoming weeks.  If there is something that you are particularly excited about or have a strong opinion on, please reach out to us with your thoughts.

Many of our EM groups in the state schedule shifts far out.  Given that, I want to bring to your attention our largest and most important advocacy event, Wisconsin Doctor Day, planned for January 29, 2020.  If you haven’t submitted schedule requests yet, please consider blocking that day off and hanging out with your peers in Madison for a fun day at the State Capitol.  And don't forget to sign up if you plan to attend. 

Finally, I want to make mention of the passing of Eric Jensen, our long-term lobbyist.  Eric’s work in advocating for better ways to deliver healthcare to residents in our state demonstrated his desire to make a difference in the lives of others.  His skill in understanding health policy and strategy is only surpassed by his unmistakable smile, deep laughter, and friendship to those that had the opportunity to know him.  Our deepest condolences to Eric’s family.