Ohio ACEP is currently accepting nominations for the 2012 Emergency Medicine Physician of the Year Award and The Bill Hall Award for Service to Ohio Chapter ACEP. Presented each year, these awards recognize outstanding physicians that have made a difference in the field of emergency medicine.
The recipient of the 2012 Emergency Medicine Physician of the Year Award
will have demonstrated excellence in clinical practice, served as a role model for other physicians and have actively served in community service and education. Additional criteria and nomination instructions can be found here
The Bill Hall Award
is named in honor of Dr. William Hall, President of Ohio ACEP in 1974 and 1975 and Chapter Treasurer from 1979 to 1985. It is presented to a past or present member of the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors to recognize his or her contributions of time and enthusiasm for advancing emergency medicine and patient care. Additional criteria and nomination instructions can be found here
ITLS Ohio Holds 20th Anniversary Emergency Care Conference
International Trauma Life Support Ohio
(ITLS Ohio) held the 20th Anniversary Emergency Care Conference the last weekend of February. Several high-
profile faculty spoke at the event including Dr. Sharon Mace and Dr. John Campbell, President and founder of ITLS. The Emergency Care Conference is Ohio’s premier pre-hospital conference attended yearly by hundreds of pre-hospital providers.
Ohio's 2012 Opiate Summit: Miles Traveled - Miles Ahead
On May 7 and 8 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Columbus, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) will hold Ohio’s 2012 Opiate Summit: Miles Traveled – Miles Ahead
. The Summit will be offered in partnership with the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission. Summit attendees will have the chance to participate in workshops and panel discussions on battling opiate abuse.
2012 Emergency Medicine Review
EMR Long Track (5-day course)
August 20 – 24, 2012
October 22 – 26, 2012
EMR Fast Facts and Fundamentals (3-day course)
Held at the Renaissance Hotel in Downtown Columbus, the EMR course is great for physicians preparing for the Qualifying Exam, ConCert Exam, continuous certification or for those looking for CME and a comprehensive EM review. Over 30 nationally known educators are brought in to provide attendees with in-depth reviews of targeted areas and insight into clinical controversies.
David Baehren, MD, FACEP,
for his article, “Join the Club
”, in the February edition of ACEP News
David Keseg, MD, FACEP, for receiving the 2012 Michael Keys Copass Award for his outstanding leadership and service in the area of out-of-hospital emergency care
Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP,
for her commentary, “Tort Reform: It’s Good for You!” in the February edition
of ACEP News
Sharon Mace, MD, FACEP,
for her commentary, “Ultrasound Has Several Advantages For Pediatric Pneumonia”, in the February edition
of ACEP News
Michelle Blanda, MD, FACEP, for her review of Challenging and Emerging Conditions in Emergency Medicine, appearing in the March edition of the Annals of Emergency Medicine
Mary Hancock, MD, FACEP,
for receiving the 2012 Mayer Glimcher Trauma Service Award
[pictured at the left].
If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!
Leaders Wanted—Board of Directors and Councillor nominations due April 1
Interested in a leadership role in Ohio ACEP? Consider submitting yourself as a candidate for the Board of Directors or as a Councillor! There are six open Board of Directors seats up for election this year, as well as five Chapter Council seats and thirteen Alternate Councillor seats to serve on the Ohio delegation at the October 6-7, 2012 Council meeting in Denver. Officers and Councillors will be elected by Chapter membership at the All Ohio Emergency Medicine Assembly
on June 5.
Attn: Laura Tiberi, CAE
3510 Snouffer Road
Columbus, Ohio 43215
2012 Emergency Medicine Legislative Day
Save the date for April 18! Join the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors for meetings
with legislators and learn how to become an effective state advocate for emergency medicine. Stay tuned for further details.
ACEP accepting entrants for Research Poster Award
Tell us how you’d like to get involved!
ACEP's Leadership and Advocacy Conference
Do you have another special interest related to the field of emergency medicine? Let us know by contacting Justin Spicer
Registration for ACEP’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference, May 20-23 in Washington, DC, is now open. Many exciting workshops have been planned and there will be several sessions on chapter leadership, including: Chapter Leadership Orientation, Chapter Officers Forum and the breakfast sessions for large chapters and small to medium-sized chapters.
All Ohio EM Assembly Sponsorship Opportunities
Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are available for the June 5, 2012 All Ohio Emergency Medicine Assembly
. This event is a great chance to interact with Ohio members including attending physicians, EM residents and medical students.
And as part of the June 5 celebration, we will also be publishing a commemorative 40th Anniversary Retrospective/Annual Report that will be distributed to all Assembly attendees as a keepsake and program. In addition, all Ohio ACEP members not in attendance will be sent a copy of this 40th Anniversary Retrospective. The publication will reach nearly 1300 emergency physicians, residents and medical students.
For more information about exhibiting at the EM Assembly and advertising in the 40th Anniversary Retrospective please visit our sponsorship page
Three Ohio metro areas' EDs ranked in top ten
A report by HealthGrades has ranked Cincinnati, Dayton and Cleveland-area emergency departments in the top ten nationally for lowest mortality rates among patients. In addition, HealthGrades has presented The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s emergency departments with their third consecutive Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
For more information on HealthGrades's report from Cincinnati's WCPO, click here
For additional information about Ohio State's Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
, click here
ACEP President urges officials not to deny coverage based on final diagnosis
Welcome New Members
On February 29, MedPage Today
's article "Coverage Denials Draw Ire of Emergency Docs
," examined the alarming trend of denying emergency care coverage to Medicaid recipients whose visits later turn out to be "non-emergent." Medicaid officials in some states, such as Washington, have attempted to institute these rules in an attempt to balance projected budget deficits. ACEP President, Dr. David Seaberg, was quoted in the article expressing his concern that these rules leave the patient to judge the seriousness of their symptoms. "No patient should ever be in the position of having to diagnose himself," said Dr. Seaberg.
University Hospital installing new tele-medicine system for stroke care
On March 7, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported
that University Hospital in Cincinnati is implementing a state of the art tele-medicine system to remotely offer regional hospitals in outlying areas their team’s unique stroke expertise.
Cleveland Clinic adds images to electronic health records
On March 5, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported
on Cleveland Clinic's project to add impressive new imaging capabilities to its existing electronic health records system. The technology will allow doctors to layer a patient's medical images--such as X-rays, CT and MRI scans--over their written health records.