Committees

EDUCATION COMMITTEE
Chair: Michael Winters, MD

Committee members plan educational meetings, annual meetings and other CME activities as needed. Committee members review previous evaluation summaries to develop program content, and report to the Board of Directors. This Committee also reviews cases used for the Oral Board Preparation Course held twice a year. Meetings are set by the chair and co-chair.twice a year. Meetings are set by the chair and co-chair.


EMS COMMITTEE
Chair: Tim Chizmar, MD

It is the mission of the EMS Committee of Maryland ACEP to provide guidance, expertise and suppor tto the Maryland Chapter ACEP Board, leadership and its members. Through the EMS Committee, the Maryland ACEP Board can provide leadership to the decision makers in the EMS Community (local, state and national), and to disseminate information regarding trends and advances in pre-hospital emergency care to emergency physicians throughout Maryland.


PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE

Chair: Kathleen D. Keeffe, MD

This committee oversees and guides interaction between the Chapter, State, and local media.


MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE

Chair: Trisha Anest, MD

Committee members develop membership initiatives, Chapter marketing efforts, plan strategy to recruit new members. The Committee reports to the Board of Directors.


PEDIATRIC EM COMMITTEE

Chair: Erik P. Schobitz, MD

Committee members develop membership initiatives, Chapter marketing efforts, plan strategy to recruit new members. The Committee reports to the Board of Directors.


EMPACt COMMITTEE

Chair: Ryan Shanahan, MD

Treasurer: Tim Chizmar, MD, FACEP

The chair and treasurer have fiscal responsibility for financial reporting and distribution of PAC funds.


PRACTICE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

Chair: Linda Nordeman, MD, FACEP

This committee serves as a resource for Chapter members on issues related to the practice of Emergency Medicine, such as EMTALA, JCAHO, and Point of Care testing. It is used as a resource for members to obtain information related to managing an ED practice and to disseminate information as necessary or appropriate on issues that affect ED management. Meetings are set by the Chair and are conducted by e-mail, telephone, fax, and/or in person.


LEGISLATIVE/PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE

Chair: Kyle Fischer, MD

Legislative arm of Maryland Chapter, ACEP. Committee members discuss policy, develop testimony, testify before the State Legislature, and contact state and local legislators. The Committee works directly with our Government Liaison Consultant to review current and proposed legislation. This Committee reports to the Board of Directors and meets once a month in Annapolis.