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New Member Welcome!

Paul Adams
Shirley Bochman
Brian Kelly, MD, FACEP
Tanya Richvalsky
Kathryn Wolford

President's Message

On behalf of Ohio ACEP’s Board of Directors and staff, we hope you had a wonderful St. Patrick’s Day. On the day we celebrate all things Irish, I sometimes think about the creature of Irish legend, the leprechaun who, if caught by a human, will grant his captor three wishes.

Unfortunately for me, yet another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone without sighting a leprechaun, much less catching one. So I guess my three “go-to” wishes will have to wait. I’ll leave two of my wishes for you to guess, but here’s the third: limited liability protection for people providing EMTALA-mandated care and increased access for patients receiving that care.
Sure, it’s nothing extravagant or magical, but it’s something for which we emergency physicians have fought for years. [Read more]

Board Member Spotlight - Dr. Purva Grover

In addition to her professional passion for Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Purva Grover has demonstrated a lifelong dedication to serving her community. She is currently an attending physician at Children’s Hospital of Akron, where she also serves as Director of the Wound Care and Suture Program. [Read more]

From the Chapter

2013-2014 Leadership Development Academy Class Selected!
Congratulations to the Ohio ACEP members selected to be part of our Leadership Development Academy, a yearlong program designed to build leadership, advocacy, communication and public education skills:

Baruch Fertel, MD, MPA
Julian Jakubowski, DO
Andrea Kreiger, MD
Nicole Veitinger, DO, MA
Emergency Medicine Board Review—Registration Open Now!
Ohio ACEP’s nationally-recognized Emergency Medicine Board Review course offers a comprehensive review for emergency physicians preparing for the Qualifying exam or ConCert exam. Many physicians take the course for continuous certification (LLSA) or for a review of the core content of emergency medicine.
The Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Board Review Course (five-day)
  • August 16-20
  • September 26-30
Fast Facts Emergency Medicine Board Review Course (three-day) 
  • August 21-23
Registration is open now! For more details, check out our 2013 Emergency Medicine Board Review brochure.
Ohio ACEP and State Legislators Meet for EM Advocacy Day
The Ohio ACEP EM Advocacy Day was Wednesday, March 13th at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Columbus across from the Ohio Statehouse. Ohio ACEP leaders met with Ohio State Senator Shannon Jones, (Vice Chair of the Senate (Finance) Medicaid Committee and Chair of the Senate Medicaid, Health and Human Services Committee); State Representative Lynn Wachtmann, (Chair of the House Committee on Health & Aging); and Ohio’s only physician in the House, State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson. [Read more]

2013 Emergency Care Conference
From February 28 to March 3, Ohio ACEP/ITLS Ohio held its 21st Emergency Care Conference. Attended by over 400 EMS professionals from around the region, the ITLS Ohio Emergency Care Conference continues to enjoy success as Ohio’s Premier Pre-Hospital Education Conference.
Call for Ohio ACEP Board & Councillor Nominations
Interested in a leadership role in Ohio ACEP? Consider submitting your name as a candidate for the Board of Directors or as a Councillor. There are three open seats on the Board of Directors up for election this year. There are also seven available Chapter Council seats to serve at the October ACEP Council Meeting in Seattle.
You can find more information, including application and election processes, on our website.
Application materials must be sent no later than April 1, 2013.

Member Kudos

Michael S. Beeson, MD, MBA, for being elected to the ABEM Board of Directors
Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, for his opinion column, “Tamiflu: A Drug Looking for an Indication” which appeared in Emergency Physicians Monthly
Dawn Prall, MD, FACEP, for being selected to present at Ohio Department of Health webinar, Lessons Learned: Implementing Prescribing Guidelines in the Emergency Department
If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!

Positions Available on Regional Physician Advisory Board

There are currently open seats on the Regional Physician Advisory Board (RPAB) for multiple regions around Ohio. If you are interested in serving your community and Ohio EMS, please consider applying to become board member.
For more information, including application instructions and a map of which regions have open board seats to fill, please see the memo from Dr. Carol Cunningham, State Medical Director, Division of EMS.

2013 Opiate Conference: Turning the Tide Together

On April 29 and 30 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) will be hosting Ohio’s 2013 Opiate Conference: Turning the Tide Together. US Senator Rob Portman and Chris Jones from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will be the keynote speakers.
Online registration is open now. For more information, including the conference agenda, sessions and workshops, view the OACBHA’s 2013 Opiate Conference brochure.

Webinar on ED Prescribing Guidelines - Registration Now Open

On April 16, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership will host a webinar, “Lessons Learned: Implementing Prescribing Guidelines in the Emergency Department.” Registration is now open, and additional information can be found on the event flyer.

National ACEP Now Accepting Committee Interest Forms

Are you interested in serving on a 2013-2014 National ACEP Committee? For more information, or to submit your application for consideration, visit ACEP’s online Committee Interest Form. Applications are due May 17.

Salute to EM Residents

On March 6, Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) marked EM Residents’ Appreciation Day. To our resident members—In recognition of your hard work, grueling work schedule and demanding studies, Ohio ACEP wants to send you a slightly belated “thanks” for all you do. As an EM resident, you serve your academic institutions and, as a crucial part of our nation’s healthcare safety net, you selflessly care for patients who would otherwise go untreated. You are appreciated!

Recognize a Resident Colleague with QIPS Resident Quality Award

Do you know an outstanding resident graduating this calendar year? Nominate them for a Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Resident Quality Award. Recipients of the award receive a free 1-year QIPS membership, publication in the QIPS Newsletter and recognition at the 2013 ACEP Scientific Assembly in Seattle! Nominations are due, August 1, 2013.

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