The ACEP (American College of Emergency Physicians) Board of Directors is in retreat mode this week, developing a strategic plan for 2008. Pictured here are newly elected Board members Dr. Andy Sama (seated, left) and Dr. Andy Bern (standing). They are accompanied by newly-elected Council Vice-Speaker, Dr. Arlo Weltge (seated, right). The Board retreat kicked off with an orientation for these new members.
One of the first items on the busy agenda is a presentation of the 2007 membership survey. Twenty percent of ACEP members responded to a recent email survey asking them to evaluate ACEP, along with many of the related goods and services. The Board will then be challenged to find ways to improve the organization based on member needs. This promises to be an exciting week for the college as they grapple with the problems of access to care, professional liability, and department overcrowding.