Leadership Development Academy is back! Applications due Feb 17 | EMS Star of Life Awards: Nominate an EMS Hero!
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President's Message

“How did things ever get so far?”

Don Corleone asks this of the assembled heads of the Five Families after the mafia war in The Godfather. By now, I think that most have heard of the events of the group change at Summa Akron City that occurred on January 1st. Much has been written elsewhere, and it’s unlikely all the details will ever be known. Last weekend’s article in the Akron Beacon Journal interviewed both the hospital and former group for their sides of the story. [Read more]

Leadership Development Academy — Applications due February 17!

Apply Now

Ohio ACEP is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Academy (LDA), an innovative, year-long program designed to teach leadership and advocacy skills to emergency physicians. LDA members participate in unforgettable experiences, including National ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, and ACEP Council at ACEP17. 

Check out the LDA Brochure

Applications accepted now through February 15, 2017

Emergency Medicine Forum:
Nominate a Colleague for an Award!

Know an Ohio ACEP member who deserves a round of applause? Nominate them for an award!

On May 3, at the Emergency Medicine Forum, we will present exceptional physicians with Ohio ACEP Annual Awards: Bill Hall Award, EM Physician of the Year, Emergency Physician Advocacy Award, Education Award, and Leadership Award, plus the Outstanding Resident of the Year Award

For more on the awards, including past winners, award criteria, and nomination instructions, check out the Annual Awards Nomination Packet. Nominations are due February 17!

Members in the News

Diane Gorgas, MD, whose column, “Emergency medicine: His sight, her hearing important to couple's independence,” was published in the Columbus Dispatch

Andrew Kalnow, DO, and Rachel Price, DO, who were quoted in the Columbus Dispatch article, "Medical residents act as first-responders to experience cold-water rescues"

Jason Pickett, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the FOX 45 Dayton story, “WSU doctors responsible for statewide safety standards

Chloe Sidley, MD, and Lauren T Southerland, MD, FACEP, who co-wrote the Emergency Physicians Monthly article, “When a “Fall” Isn’t a Fall: Screening for Elder Mistreatment

Ryan Square, MD, FACEP, who was featured in this FOX28 Columbus segment, "Columbus doctor teaching the risks of opioid addiction"

Thomas Tallman, DO, FACEP, who was featured in the Cleveland 19 News story, “Doctors treat inmates without leaving their offices

Do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

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 Wednesday, May 24 for the 17th 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 dedicated EMS community. Nominations due February 24—Nominate an EMS hero today!

Register Today for the 2017
Midwest Winter Symposium!

January 26-29
Mountain Grand Lodge  |  Boyne Falls, MI

Check out the brochure!

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From National ACEP 

Nominations Sought for ACEP Board of Director, Council Officer Candidates
Interested in being part of ACEP's leadership? The ACEP Nominating Committee is accepting individual, chapter, and section recommendations for ACEP's Board of Directors, Council Speaker, and Council Vice Speaker candidates. Nominations must be submitted by March 1.

Wellness Week Set for January 22-28, 2017
Make plans now to participate in the second annual Emergency Medicine Wellness Week, January 22-28, 2017. Created by ACEP, the event will remind all emergency physicians and their colleagues to take the time to self-renew. Visit the website to sign up for daily email messages to keep you motivated and inspired, and find more wellness resources.

Join New Medical Directors Section
Are you a medical director or involved in leadership of your emergency department? Then you need to join ACEP's newly chartered Medical Directors Section. Network, engage, and discuss many of the challenges associated with the daily ED management, such as emergency department flow, left without being seen, patient satisfaction surveys, management of patient and physician complaints, hospital administration relationships, remodeling, and more. Join today!

Save the Date! 2017 Leadership & Advocacy Conference Moves to March!
ACEP’s 2017 Leadership & Advocacy Conference (LAC) is being held in March instead of its usual May timeframe. LAC is taking place Sunday, March 12-Wednesday, March 15. This is the perfect advocacy conference for both political novices and veterans alike! Registration is now open!

Dr. Michael McCrea

Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

In this issue:

Ohio ACEP Winter/Spring Product & Course Brochure

Winter/Spring Product & Course Brochure

Ohio ACEP Written Board Review Course

February 9-13, 2017

Irvine, California

Can't make it to a live Board Review Course? Not to worry!

Space is Limited! Register Today

Dr. Carol Rivers' Written Board Review--New 8th Edition coming in January! Now Accepting Pre-Orders!
Dr. Carol Rivers' Oral Board Review

Ultrasound Courses

Basic EM Ultrasound - April 12 & 13, May 10 & 11
Advanced EM Ultrasound Course - May 12
LLSA Review Course - March 15

Registration Now Open:

Midwest Med Student Symposium - April 1, Toledo, OH
Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Forum - May 2 & 3
Ohio EM Residents' Assembly - August 10

Welcome, New Members!

William G Clark, MD
Charles Grant
Brett R JenningsLara Martinez
Chandni Pawar
Sarah M Strawn, DO

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Human trafficking: Physicians as first responders
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Gun violence: Use public health approach in the exam room
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A Fix for Gender Bias in Health Care? Check.
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