WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that John Rogers, MD, FACEP, of Macon, Georgia, was elected President-elect during the organization's annual meeting in Washington, D.C. He was elected by ACEP's Council to serve a 1-year term and will assume ACEP's presidency at next year's meeting in San Diego, California.
"Significant changes are occurring in our nation's health care system, and emergency medicine will continue to play a vital role," said Dr. Rogers. "Emergency physicians are the only ones available 24/7 – no appointment necessary. Protecting people's access to emergency care and making sure that people have fair insurance coverage for emergency care, are two of my priorities."
For the past year, Dr. Rogers has served as chairman of ACEP's Board of Directors. He is co-emergency department medical director at Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon, Georgia. He has served as chairman of the Emergency Medicine Foundation, president of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians, Delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia and president of his hospital medical staff. Dr. Rogers was first elected to ACEP's Board in 2011.
Dr. Rogers completed his medical degree at the University of Iowa. He did his residency in the Department of Surgery at Medical Center of Central Georgia (now Mercer University) in Macon.
ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.
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SOURCE American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)