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President's Message

When you read this hopefully everyone will have made it home from Las Vegas safely. Whew. What an amazing but exhausting seven days. As I've written before, ACEP Council is my single favorite activity of the year. Nearly 400 Councillors from around the country gathered for two days to debate resolutions and elect the Board of Directors and new President-Elect of the College, Dr. Paul Kivela from California. A special congratulations, however, goes to Ohio's Dr. Jim Augustine on his re-election to the Board and Dr. Kevin Klauer on his election to the Board. That's right, two of the fourteen members of the national ACEP Board are from Ohio. [Read more]

Buckeye pride in Vegas!
The Ohio Council delegation is ready for action!

Ohio ACEP Launches NIX Opiates Campaign

Chapter seeks EM physicians to partner with us to #EndTheEpidemic

We are proud to announce the launch of the NIX Opiates campaign to fight teen opioid abuse in Ohio. Led by our own Dr. Ryan Squier, the NIX Opiates campaign will bring emergency physicians into Ohio high schools to speak candidly with students and parents about addiction, drug abuse, and overdose.

The first NIX Opiates presentations at Olentangy Orange High School received outstanding feedback from parents and students alike and gained positive coverage from Central Ohio media outlets, including this story on NBC 4 Columbus:
As part of the program, Ohio ACEP, Dr. Squier, and Alexander Rogers of Parastar, Inc. produced a powerful short film to accompany the presentation. Check out the trailer for “I Ask Myself Why”:
Will You Join Us? We need physician leaders to partner with us to bring NIX Opiates to communities around Ohio. Ohio ACEP is developing a presenter kit which includes presentation, resources, contact information, and steps to implement a NIX Opiates presentation in your local school district.

Interested in being a NIX Opiates presenter? Email us at with your contact email, phone number, and school district information.

Member Kudos

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, and Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, for being elected to the National ACEP Board of Directors at ACEP Council

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, for speaking at the 2016 Rorrie Lecture, “Recognizing the Value of Emergency Medicine,” at ACEP16 in Las Vegas

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, who was presented with ACEP’s 2015-2016 Outstanding Speaker of the Year
Ashish Panchal, MD, PhD, who was awarded a 2016-2017 EMF/CORD Education Research grant

Joan Papp, MD, FACEP, who will be presented with the U.S. Department of Justice’s highest honor, the Attorney General’s Award, for her work expanding access to naloxone in Ohio

Joan Papp, MD, FACEP, who was awarded a 2016-2017 EMF Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills grant

Congratulations to Ohio ACEP members who received Fellow status at ACEP16:

Daniel H Celik, MD
Baruch Fertel, MD
Brad Gable, MD
Danielle Anne Hoover, DO
James Patrick Hurley, DO
Spencer Johnson, DO
Marcus Obeius, DO
Derek M Sorensen, MD
Ryan Squier, MD
Matthew Tabbut, MD

And finally, congratulations to Ohio members serving on National ACEP Committees! 

Do you know of a member who deserves to be congratulated? Let us know!

Ohio ACEP Members Elected to National ACEP Board

Chapter Past Presidents, Drs. Augustine and Klauer, will serve 3-year terms on the organization’s policymaking body

On October 15 in Las Vegas, Ohio ACEP members James Augustine, MD, FACEP, and Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP were elected to the National ACEP Board of Directors during the College’s annual Council Meeting. [Read more] 

Looking for job opportunities, or looking to hire EM physicians? Check out our Career Center for employment postings or to post your job openings!

Members in the News

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the CBS News story “Hurricane warning: What you need in your emergency health kit

Kris Brickman, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Toledo Blade article, “3 people added to honor wall at UTMC

Anne Flower, 4th year medical student at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, who was featured in the Columbus Dispatch article, “Columbus Marathon | Columbus native Anne Flower wins duel in women's race

Philip Kray, MD, whose article, “Perils and Pitfalls of Adopting Bleeding-Edge Technology in the ED,” was published in the October edition of EM Resident

Hamilton Lempert, MD, FACEP, who co-wrote the ACEP Now article, “Documentation Pearls for Compiling a Complete Review of Systems

Joan Papp, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the CNN story, “One doctor's crusade against heroin

Paul Rega, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Toledo Blade article, “Paramedic led team in disaster areas

Ryan Squier, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the NBC 4 Columbus story, “’NIX Opiates’ begins program in schools to protect students from drugs

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

From National ACEP 

New Crowding Solutions Resource
A new information paper on the causes, impacts and solutions to the crowding and boarding problem has been approved by the Board of Directors. Members are encouraged to distribute this reader-friendly paper to their hospital administrators or local policymakers who may benefit from a better understanding of why they must, and how they can, address this vexing and dangerous problem. Check out the new paper entitled “Emergency Department Crowding: High Impact Solutions”.

Wellness Section Newsletter Available for ACEP Members
In recognition and support of emergency physician wellness the College is pleased to provide you access to the Wellness Section’s recent newsletter. "Let's help to keep our inner fires from burning-out."

Welcome, New Members!

Max Buchwalder
Michael Cardone
Adam Coridan
Rahul Dasgupta
Martin Dun
Catherine Eggers
Erin Fenoff, DO
Scotty Fulton
Ashley Heaney, MD
Christopher Longinow
Paul Nicholson
Brandon Price, MD
Michael Rodgers

Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

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