Connecticut ACEP is the local chapter of national ACEP, the American College of Emergency Physicians. Connecticut ACEP exists to support the availability of high-quality emergency medical services to all patients within the state of Connecticut, and to advocate for our members, our patients and our specialty.
Founded in 1972, the chapter actively represents more than 400 emergency physicians, residents and medical students working at hospitals throughout Connecticut. Connecticut ACEP is a diverse and democratic organization that promotes and preserves the integrity and independence of emergency medicine. We are focused on improving the practice of emergency medicine through outreach, education and research initiatives.
We are actively involved in a wide range of issues that matter to emergency physicians and our patients, including ongoing legislation in Hartford, public health and safety, disaster preparedness and response, special liability reform, improving access to emergency care, and EMS-related issues. As a member of Connecticut ACEP, you are making sure your voice is heard by state lawmakers. You are also learning about issues that affect you and your patients and you are contributing to the advancement of your specialty.
Dr. David Wilcox Named 2012 CCEP Phil Stent Award Recipient
The Phil Stent Award, originated in 1992, is presented annually to an emergency physician who has demonstrated dedication to our field, leadership and continuous support for the growth of the Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians. This award allows the college to recognize various leaders and provide inspiration for younger generations of emergency physicians in the state of Connecticut.
The award is named for Dr. Phil Stent, a pioneer of emergency medicine in Connecticut and one of the individuals responsible for the continued development of the specialty of emergency medicine in the state. Dr. Stent was chairman of the department of emergency medicine at both St. Francis Hospital and the University of Connecticut and went on to become the medical director of the Office of Emergency Medical Services. He worked tirelessly in guiding the state toward a statewide trauma system and aided in the implementation of the first emergency medicine residency in Connecticut. In recognition of his dedication and continued leadership, the Connecticut College of Emergency Physicians presented the 2012 Phil Stent Award to David Wilcox, MD. Congratulations, Dr. Wilcox!
Dr. Michael Carius Receives 2012 APA John Wigenstein Award for Leadership in Emergency Medicine
The John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award is presented to a current or past national ACEP leader, member of the Board of Directors or officer of the Council for outstanding contributions to the College. The award is named after John G. Wiegenstein, MD, a founding member and the first president of ACEP. Dr. Wiegenstein represents the epitome of leadership, both personal and professional. He served for five years as the College’s first delegate to the American Medical Association and is a past president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine.