Ohio ACEP, EMRA team up for Med Student Symposium | Nominate for EMS Star of Life Awards!
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Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

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March 10-11
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July 26, 2016

President's Message

Oftentimes, a victory in advocacy doesn’t look like a victory. There isn’t always a press conference or a bill signing ceremony. Sometimes a victory is a victory because of what doesn’t come about. Take, for instance, a recent development regarding the State Medical Board of Ohio’s push to eliminate the “one-bite” program, which allows physicians to seek mental health or substance abuse treatment without notifying the Medical Board. [Read more]

Member Kudos

Robert Broida, MD, FACEP, who was reappointed as an ACEP Representative to the Joint Commission Professional Technical Advisory Committee (PTAC)

Marcel Casavant, MD, FACEP, whose research, “An Observational Study of the Factor Xa Inhibitors Rivaroxaban and Apixaban as Reported to Eight Poison Centers,” was published in the February edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine 

Andrew Latimer, MD, who was chosen for the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP)/Physio-Control EMS Fellowship; Dr. Latimer is the third University of Cincinnati EM resident in a row to be selected!

Jeffrey Nielson, MD, FACEP, whose research, “Health Information Exchange in Emergency Medicine,” was published in the February edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine
Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!

Dr. Dan Breece Joins Ohio ACEP Board


We’re happy to announce that Dan Breece, DO, FACEP, has been appointed to the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors to fill the unexpired term vacated by longtime Board Member, Dr. Robert Broida. 

Dr. Breece serves as Medical Director for Emergency and Urgent Care Services at Marietta Memorial Health System, where he is also a Core Faculty Member for the EM Residency Program. [Read more]

EMRA, Ohio ACEP to Host Regional Med Student Symposium

On April 16 in Columbus, Ohio ACEP will team up with EMRA to offer medical students a unique opportunity to explore the fastest-paced and most exciting specialty in the house of medicine.

For more information, including registration and event schedule, check out EMRA’s Medical Student Symposium page!
Are you a residency program director or coordinator looking to reach out to medical students? Consider exhibiting at the Medical Student Symposium!

Nominate a Colleague for an Award!

Know an Ohio ACEP member who deserves a round of applause?

We are accepting nominations for the Bill Hall Award for Service, the EM Physician of the Year AwardOhio ACEP Advocacy Award, Education Award, and Leadership Award, and—new this year—the Outstanding Emergency Medicine Resident of the Year Award!

Awards will be presented April 19, during the 2016 Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Leadership Forum

For more on the awards, including past winners, award criteria, and nomination instructions, check out the 2016 Annual Awards Nomination Packet

Nominations are due Monday, February 22!

Ohio EMS Now Accepting Star of Life Nominations

Ohio ACEP and the Division of EMS will join the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services on May 18 for the 16th Annual EMS Star of Life Awards. The ceremony was designed to recognize Ohio’s outstanding first responders, reunite EMS personnel with the patients they saved, and honor Ohio's EMS heroes. The Ohio Division of EMS is now accepting nominations for EMS Star of Life Awards. For more information, including available awards and criteria, check out the 2016 EMS Star of Life Nomination Packet. The deadline to nominate is March 18, 2016!

Members in the News

Eric Adkins, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch article, “Emergency care changing in central Ohio”

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the NPR story, “Could Hospital ERs Provide Missing Data On Police Shootings?”

Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the Emergency Physicians Monthly article, “EMP Makes Expansion Bid by Creating USACS”

Justin Coomes, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the WCPO Cincinnati story, “Butler County woman diagnosed with Zika virus”

Diane Gorgas, MD, who was quoted in the Columbus Dispatch article, “Health officials urge expectant couples to avoid Zika-active areas”

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, whose articles, “Emergency Physicians Should Put Choosing Wisely Recommendations Into Action” and “Emergency Physician Saves Hockey Fan In Cardiopulmonary Arrest at Game,” were published in ACEP Now

Hamilton Lempert, MD, FACEP, who co-authored the ACEP Now article, “Avoid Patient History Documentation Errors in Medical Coding”

John Trentini, MD, who was featured in The Chronicle (New York) article, “John Trentini takes flight, in medicine and in life"

Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

From National ACEP

ACEP Seeks Nominations for Awards Program
ACEP is accepting nominations for the 2016 ACEP Awards Program, which honors members who distinguish themselves through leadership and excellence in emergency medicine. All members are eligible to submit nominations in one or more award categories. Deadline to nominate is March 1.

Nominations Sought for ACEP Board of Director Candidates
The ACEP Nominating Committee is accepting individual, chapter, and section recommendations for ACEP's Board of Directors. Nominations are due March 1.

Interested in Volunteering? Apply Now to be a Member of an ACEP Committee
The selection process has begun for appointing members to serve on national ACEP committees during fiscal year 2016-17. Members interested in serving on a national committee are asked to submit an interest form by May 16 with a CV. Members are encouraged to contact their chapter to obtain a letter of support. More details are available online.

Zika Resource Now Available through ACEP
The ACEP Epidemic Expert Panel has curated the most relevant and up-to-date information you need to know about the emerging infectious disease.

Recent News & Opinion

Bias and Burnout: Evil Twins
January 12, 2016

I’m a doctor. I worry every time I prescribe painkillers to a patient.
January 14, 2016

Palliative care's new home: The ER
Fierce Healthcare
January 15, 2016

Ohio now getting alerts when overdoses spike
Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum
January 15, 2016

Patient satisfaction often forces doctors to “do something”
January 18, 2016

NEOMED students volunteer for MLK Day
WKBN Youngstown
January 18, 2016

Ohio doctors get new guidelines on prescribing opiates
Dayton Daily News
January 19, 2016

Life-saving overdose drug given more than 12,000 times last year in Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch
January 22, 2016

Combative Patients a Hazard for Paramedics
January 31, 2016

ACEP Is First National Medical Specialty Group To Launch 'Wellness Week'
By EM physician Dr. Robert Glatter, for Forbes
January 31, 2016
A Career in Medicine is a Cruel Mistress
By EM physician, Dr. Sandra Scott, for Emergency Medicine News
February 1, 2016

Are Emergency Physicians Obligated to Prevent Disease?
By Drs. Jordana Haber and Alberto Hazan, for Emergency Medicine News 
February 1, 2016

The Two Most Harmful Words in the English Language
By EM physician, Dr. Graham Walker, for Emergency Medicine News
February 1, 2016

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Blackwell: The ABCs of Extraordinary Women Physicians
Huffington Post
February 1, 2016

Fixing EM's Diversity Problem Has to Start with Medical Schools
Emergency Medicine News
February 5, 2016

Community Mental Health Cuts Tied to Spike in Emergency Department Visits
February 11, 2016

When the Hospital Fires the Bullet
The New York Times
February 12, 2016

Transgender Patients Face Challenges at the Hospital
The New York Times
February 16, 2016

A call to action: Physicians must turn the tide of the opioid epidemic
By AMA President, Dr. Steven Stack
February 17, 2016

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