WACEP Awards Program

Distinguished Service Award

The WACEP Distinguished Service Award program began in 2018 to annually recognize a WACEP member who has made extraordinary contributions to the advancement of the emergency medicine specialty, and who has demonstrated the ideals of the organization through their ongoing activities and accomplishments.  The recipient will be recognized during the annual WACEP Spring Symposium.
Submit Nomination (deadline: March 1st)

Past Distinguished Service Award recipients include:

  • 2020 - Michael Repplinger, MD, PhD, FACEP
  • 2019 - Howard J. Croft, MD, FACEP
  • 2018 - Azita Hamedani, MD, MBA, MPH, FACEP

THe Howard J. Croft Resident Advocate Award 

This award will annually recognize a resident from each of the Wisconsin’s Emergency Medicine Residency programs for exemplary advocacy in the field of emergency medicine.  Nominees must act to bring about change that advances the emergency care of our community.  Examples include, but are not limited to, through participating in political advocacy, delivering patient education, and advancing patient centered care.  Nominations are submitted directly from each Residency Program by March 1st. 


This award provides up to $1,000 in funding for one resident to attend the annual ACEP Council meeting as an alternate delegate from Wisconsin. The selected resident is expected to attend all Council activities, an informal Wisconsin delegation meeting to discuss reference committee proceedings, and the annual Wisconsin meet-up reception. Nominations are solicited by the WACEP Councillors and the Board of Directors by July 30.