“Emergency Care for America's Heroes”


GSS24 Call for Presentations Now Open

No one knows military and VA/Federal EM better than us. So we are drawing on our members to share their expertise, experience, and best practices with the GSACEP colleagues. GSS24 will be a live conference which will include didactics, panel discussions, workshops, research forum, exhibits, and some friendly resident competitions. Lectures will be recorded for member use and potential inclusion on the GSACEP podcast. CME will be provided. EM is a wide field so all topics and entries will be considered, but think about what makes us unique as Government Services- the future fight, DHA transformation, etc. Think outside the box! Don't miss your chance to share your knowledge with your GSACEP colleagues and add a national conference presentation to your CV. Questions?  Contact Michele Byers, CAE, CMP, GSACEP Executive Director or CDR Sean Stuart, DO, FACEP GSS24 Conference Committee Chair. Submit Your Proposal


ACEP Council Experience

CPT Katey Osborne, MD

The ACEP Council meeting occurs annually before the ACEP Scientific Assembly, and this year, I was afforded the opportunity to serve as councilor for our Government Services Chapter. Advocacy is an aspect of medicine that I had yet to participate in, and I was enlightened by the experience. We have the unique opportunity to be part of a chapter that includes four past presidents who were eager to share their expertise on navigating the council meeting. The college put out the resolutions in September for any member to review and give comments on. As a group, councilors and alternate councilors met to discuss how to best advocate and represent our chapter as military emergency physicians – an aspect not often thought about! 


GSACEP Awards - Call for Nominations

Calling all Government Services members! The nomination inbox is now open for our annual Fellowship in Leadership Development and Annual Awards which will be announced at the Government Services Symposium in April!  As always, our goal is to showcase the talent and hard work of our membership. To nominate yourself or a colleague, please find the required forms here on the GSACEP website and direct any questions to michelebyers@gsacep.org by 31 January, 2024. Take a look at the awards below, and we look forward to your nominations!


Leadership and Advocacy Conference

Cpt Jacob Altholz, MD

Last  month, the Government Services Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) had an enriching experience at the Leadership and Advocacy Conference (LAC) in Washington, D.C. The annual conference was aimed at educating and empowering emergency physicians to advocate for policies that improve patient care and engaging with policymakers on issues affecting emergency medicine. The Government Services Chapter was able to participate across the continuum at the conference and met with elected officials and policymakers to discuss key issues such as violence in the workplace, boarding, and Medicare reimbursement. We were able to share our expertise and experiences as emergency physicians and to advocate for policies that support our patients and the practice of emergency medicine.


We salute you

Thank you video to our members from from the GSACEP board