Tele-News Conference: Research Offers New Insights Into Violence In U.S. Emergency Departments - Sep 18, 2018

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Tele-News Conference: Research Offers New Insights Into Violence In U.S. Emergency Departments
Sep 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --


Tele-News Conference:  New research and polling data will be released during ACEP's annual meeting (ACEP18) in San Diego, Calif., providing insights into the scope and effects of emergency department violence.  Presenters will discuss what emergency physicians, nurses and patients are facing and how it is affecting patients.



9am PDT on Tuesday, October 2



Vidor Friedman, MD, FACEP, president-elect of ACEP, to discuss the results of a nationwide poll of emergency physicians on violence in the emergency department.  He will present data describing how common emergency department violence is in the United States and how it directly and indirectly affects patient care.


Terry Kowalenko, MD, FACEP, study author of "Reassessment of Violence Against Emergency Physicians," and a Michigan emergency physician.   He will discuss violence in Michigan emergency departments and increasing concerns of feeling "constantly fearful." Dr. Kowalenko is chair of emergency medicine at Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, Troy, and Grosse Pointe, Michigan.  In addition, he serves as professor of emergency medicine at the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine.  Dr. Kowalenko has focused his interests on workplace violence and was a co-investigator on a Centers for Disease Control/National Institutes of Health grant. 


Leigh Vinocur, MD, FACEP, former chair of ACEP's Emergency Department Violence Committee.  Dr. Vinocur has served on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and Louisiana State University Health Science Center, School of Medicine in Shreveport.  She has appeared regularly on national media outlets such as the Today Show, Fox News Channel, Dr. Oz Show. Like many emergency medicine colleagues, she also has been a victim of workplace violence.



Dial in by phone


Dial-In Number 1-877-504-2732
Ask to join Emergency Department Violence Tele-News Conference


Or come to the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, Calif.
Room 27B (News Media Workroom)


After brief presentations, speakers will take questions from the floor and from the phone on this operator-assisted call.  For copies of the embargoed materials, contact Mike Baldyga at 


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. 


Media Contact:

Mike Baldyga






New Research Will Offer New Insights Into Violence in U.S. Emergency Departments


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