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President's Message

I want to take this opportunity—my last message as Chapter President—to offer a friendly reminder and an invitation to Ohio ACEP’s Emergency Medicine Assembly, June 3 and 4 in Columbus. This is an event that I look forward to every year, and those who have previously attended know what an excellent program Ohio ACEP creates for its members and attendees. In 2013, we have partnered with EMRA to bring you yet another outstanding event.

We have designed a robust educational program that includes nationally-known faculty like Drs. Greg Henry, Alex Rosenau and Nicholas Jouriles. This year’s program also offers valuable resources for residents, such as “Whoosh! Speed Networking Luncheon” and networking opportunities with over 30 EM groups, many of whom are actively recruiting physicians.

The 2013 EM Assembly features the Ohio ACEP Annual Meeting, where members vote on this year’s candidates for the Board of Directors and Councillors. We will also present two exceptional EM physicians with Ohio ACEP’s highest honors: the Bill Hall Award for Service and the EM Physician of the Year Award.

New this year, we are hosting Ohio ACEP/EMRA Night at the Ballpark. We invite you to join us and watch the Columbus Clippers take on the Indianapolis Indians from the Bullpen Suite at Huntington Park.

I strongly encourage members who want to attend to register as soon as possible! For more information, including hotel accommodations, CME information and program details, visit our EM Assembly page at

I hope to see you in Columbus on June 3 and 4! 

Michael D. Smith, MD, FACEP

Board Member Spotlight - Dr. Venkatesh Kambhampati

Whether he’s teaching at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner School of Medicine or doing case simulations for Ohio ACEP’s Oral Board Review Course, it’s clear that Dr. Venkatesh Kambhampati’s greatest professional interest is in emergency medicine education.

Though born in India, Dr. Kambhampati lived in the West African nation of Niger for more than 11 years as a child before immigrating to the United States. [Read more]

From the Chapter

EMS Star of Life Awards
Ohio ACEP is pleased to announce the winners of the May 15, 2013 EMS Star of Life Awards! Each year, Ohio ACEP partners with the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Division of EMS to honor Ohio’s outstanding EMS providers and to reunite them with the patients they rescued. Congratulations to all this year’s honorees!

LLSA Fast Track Review Course—2011, 2012 & 2013
Ohio ACEP’s LLSA Fast Track Review Course makes it easy to complete three LLSA tests in one day. It is a one-stop rapid review opportunity for your MOC LLSA needs. New! 2013 LLSA content is now included! Take only the sessions you need! (2011, 2012, 2013)

Register today!
For additional information, including course details and CME information check out our LLSA Fast Track Review Course page.
Emergency Medicine Board ReviewAugust and September Course Dates!
Join Ohio ACEP for one of our Emergency Medicine Board Review courses at the Columbus Hilton Downtown! Our nationally-recognized program offers a comprehensive review for emergency physicians preparing for the Qualifying exam or ConCert exam or those looking for general review or a CME resource.
The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Board Review Course (five-day)
Fast Facts Emergency Medicine Board Review Course (three-day) 
Registration is open now! For details, including hotel accommodations, check out our 2013 Emergency Medicine Board Review brochure or visit

Member Kudos

James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP, for his article, “Infectious exposure in EMS: The dirty business of keeping clean,” which appeared at 
Michael Beeson, MD, FACEP, for being presented with the Hal Jayne Excellence in Education Award by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Carol Cunningham, MD, FACEP, for being appointed to the National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council (NEMSAC) by Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation
Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, for his commentary, “’Pay for Delay’: Necessary Protection for R&D or Anti-Trust Violation?” which appeared in Emergency Physicians Monthly
Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP, for her work on the ABEM annual report, American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency Training Information (2012-2013)
Ohio ACEP salutes Akron General EM Residency on their 40 year anniversary – 40 years of excellence in EM Residency Education
Finally, congratulations to Ohio ACEP members who received ABEM Oral Examiner Awards for Fall 2012: Michael C. Choo, MD, FACEP, who received the Clock Award – 8 exams; Robert W. Strauss, MD, FACEP, who received the Rosewood Pen and Pencil Set –32 exams; and Richard N. Nelson, MD, FACEP, who received the Brass Telescope Award – 40 exams
If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!

It's Not Too Late for ACEP's Leadership & Advocacy Conference

Join your EM colleagues in Washington, DC, from May 19-22 and help advocate for emergency medicine! National ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference (LAC) offers excellent sessions on advocacy and communication, as well as opportunities to meet with legislators, face-to-face. Learn more about LAC.

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds "Apology" Statute

On Tuesday, April 23, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that apologies or other statements of sympathy are not admissible in medical malpractice lawsuits. [Read more]

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