Time is running out to register for the All Ohio EM Assembly! | New opiate prescribing guidelines for the ED | 1989 public education campaign from the Ohio ACEP Time Vault!

Thomas W. Lukens, MD, PhD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP

Laura Tiberi, CAE
Executive Director

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President's Message

I want to take this opportunity to personally invite each of our members to the upcoming All Ohio Emergency Medicine Assembly on June 5 at the Embassy Suites in Dublin/Columbus. In honor of the historic 40th Anniversary of Ohio ACEP, I’m excited to report that we have combined the All Member Annual Meeting and the Residents’ Assembly into one great event.
The All Ohio EM Assembly will have something for everyone in the field of emergency medicine. Residents will particularly benefit from our Life After Residency: EM Practice and Career Options panel, while everyone can look forward to Bouncebacks! Beyond the Book; Medical and Legal Issues in the ED, a panel discussion moderated by two of the book’s authors, Drs. Kevin Klauer and Michael Weinstock. The afternoon will feature a very timely and important session focused the medical and legal aspects of prescribing pain medications in an emergency department setting, followed by an interactive panel discussion on issues critical to pain and patients led by Dr. Colin Kaide.
I am looking forward to meeting new colleagues, reconnecting with old ones and commemorating the legacy of Ohio ACEP at the 40th Anniversary Luncheon & Celebration. Many of our former Chapter officers, in addition to current national ACEP leaders, will be joining us. At the Celebration, we will have our Annual Membership Meeting, Board of Directors and Councillor Elections and take a look back at the events and leaders that made Ohio ACEP the dynamic organization it is today. The luncheon will also feature the presentation of the Bill Hall Award for Service and the Emergency Physician of the Year Award to two outstanding Ohio ACEP physicians.
The All Ohio EM Assembly is right around the corner. If you haven’t already made your decision to attend, I certainly encourage you to consider coming to enjoy the celebration. Time is running out for registration so act now. For registration, group rate hotel reservations, CME information and a look at the full Assembly agenda, be sure to visit
If you have questions about the event, our staff is here to help. Give the Ohio ACEP offices a call at (614) 792-6506 or toll-free at 1(888) 642-2374. I look forward to seeing you at the All Ohio EM Assembly, June 5, at the Dublin Embassy Suites!
Yours truly,
Thomas W. Lukens, MD, FACEP

All Ohio EM Assembly to Offer CME Credit

Are you looking for another reason to attend the All Ohio Emergency Medicine Conference? Ohio ACEP is pleased to announce that Continuing Medical Education credit will be offered with the June 5 All Ohio Emergency Medicine Assembly. 
Online registration is now open, but time is running out. Register today!
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the American College of Emergency Physicians and OH Chapter ACEP. The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.75 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for 2.75 hours of ACEP Category I credit.

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40th Anniversary Spotlight - From the Ohio ACEP Time Vault

Throughout 2012, we will be using this 40th Anniversary Spotlight segment to take a look back at some of the formative moments in Ohio ACEP’s history. Old articles, publications, photos and anything else we can dig up is fair game! Combing through this content has proven to be a fun and enlightening look at Ohio ACEP’s legacy. We hope you enjoy reading this segment as much as we have enjoyed compiling it. 
1989 –EMRO encourages drivers to “Do it right—pull to the right!”
Emergency Medicine Residents of Ohio (EMRO) was established in 1980 to establish a unified voice for Ohio’s EM residents and to give them a means to participate in Ohio ACEP activities. Today, EMRO holds a seat on the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors and actively connects EM residents with networking and professional development opportunities. 
In 1989, EMRO designed and released a brochure entitled Pull to the Right. The publication was part of a campaign to increase awareness of an important and sometimes overlooked Ohio law requiring drivers to yield right-of-way to emergency vehicles. EMRO’s brochure was later recognized with a certificate of Honorable Mention from the Ohio Department of Highway Safety and the Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee.
The effort was another early example of Ohio ACEP and its affiliate organizations to reach beyond its immediate membership base and increase awareness of important issues with the general public.
Members and friends of Ohio ACEP, do you have photos or content you’d like to be considered for inclusion in the Anniversary Spotlight? Let us know!

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New 40th Anniversary Section of Our Website is Live!
In honor of Ohio ACEP’s 40th Anniversary, we have created a new section of our website, featuring an interactive look at Ohio ACEP’s history and pivotal moments. We’re offering these pages for the Ohio ACEP community to reminisce and reconnect. So join the conversation at! Like our Facebook Page, leave a comment and tell us about your Ohio ACEP memories!
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Advocacy Update
Guidelines issued for opiate prescribing in the ED
On May 7, Ohio ACEP’s President, Dr. Tom Lukens, attended Gov. John Kasich’s announcement of the statewide guidelines for patient education and the prescribing of opiates in hospital emergency departments and urgent care facilities. Ohio ACEP members Drs. Dawn Prall, Maury Witkoff and Matt Sanders worked alongside the co-chairs of the Governor’s Opiate Action Team (GOCAT), Dr. Ted Wymsylo and Dr. Bonnie Kantor-Burman, to develop the guidelines. GOCAT’s Emergency Department Professional Education Work Group was tasked with developing the written recommendations designed to help hospital emergency departments address patient expectations and common considerations when prescribing opioids and other controlled substances. The guidelines are intended to help supplement clinical judgments rather than replace them, an important distinction which is applauded by Ohio ACEP.
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EM Residency Spotlight

NE Ohio residents gather for research presentations
On May 3, 2012, all the Emergency Medicine residencies and pediatric fellowship programs in Northeast Ohio met for the first time. This historic event was organized to share research projects through oral presentations. Austen Bioinnovation Institute, a recently opened Akron collaborative simulation center, hosted the event. 
Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General Medical Center, MetroHealth, Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, Summa Health System and Cleveland University Hospital were all represented. 23 different presentations were given in a half day format designed to let resident researchers practice their presentations before presenting nationally.
Ryan Squier, a senior resident from Akron General Medical Center, organized the event. This was the first time all the training programs between Akron and Cleveland got together for an event of this type. The event was a great success, and plans are underway to repeat the multi-institution collaborative conference in 2013.
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Department of Emergency Medicine
Class of 2014: Anthony Burgess, MD; Holli Charbonneau, MD; Jeremy Gilbert, DO; Kathryn Guffrey, MD; Victor Ramos, MD; Tom Russell, MD; Pedro Salcido, MD; Clifford Williamson, MD
Class of 2013: Pratiksha Desai, MD; Emily Drummond, DO; Shawna Gelormino, DO; Timothy Hartman, DO; Timothy Lenz, MD; Nima Malakooti, MD; Larry Myles, MD; Sheldon Rose, MD
Class of 2012: Eric Goldblatt, MD; Stephanie Hunter, MD; Jennifer Mitzman, MD; Rebecca Schulman, MD; Joseph Stone, MD; Kelly Tenbrink, MD; Liliana Viera-Ortiz, MD; Justin Yax, MD
Residency Director, Barry Brenner, MD, PhD
Residency Coordinator, Amy Lovano
Do you have photos, stories or updates on your residency program that should be in our eNews? Let us know!

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Member Kudos

Kevin Joseph, MD, FACEP, for being profiled in Becker’s Hospital Review’s story “CEO Dr. Kevin Joseph: Alleviating Emergencies at West Chester Hospital in Ohio
Greg Smith, MD, for being named Emergency Department Medical Director at Summa Health Center at Lake Medina
Michael Sayre, MD, FACEP, for being featured in the Oman Tribune article, “Sultanate plans to set up cardiac arrest registry
Michael Sayre, MD, FACEP, for being quoted in WCPO's story, “American Heart Association publishes study claiming Tasers can be cause of death
Carol Cunningham, MD, FACEP, for being the first EMS Medical Director to complete the Department of Homeland Security Executive Leadership Program
Nicholas Kman, MD, FACEP; Jeffrey Caterino, MD, FACEP; and Bret Betz for their part in the study, “Faculty prefer continuity with medical students in the emergency department,” which appeared in Emergency Medicine Journal
Peter A. Bell, DO, FACEP, for being chosen as the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Bruce D. Horton, DO, FACOEP Lifetime Achievement Award
Peter A. Bell, DO, FACEP, for being quoted in The Athens News article, “D.O. Day on the Hill: OU-HCOM goes to Washington
Richard Nelson, MD, FACEP, and Dawn Prall, MD, FACEP, for being quoted in The Columbus Dispatch article, “Limitations on pain pills a ‘concern’
David Baehren, MD, FACEP, for his article in the May edition of ACEP News, “The Explanation for Drug Shortages”
If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!

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Get Involved!

Make a Difference: Write that Council Resolution
All professional associations need member involvement to keep their activities relevant to the needs of the people they serve. That’s why ACEP is encouraging its members in Ohio and around the country to submit resolutions for ACEP Council consideration. ACEP Council is the primary governing body for the College, and it meets once a year at Scientific Assembly to consider resolutions submitted from members all over the nation. These resolutions help to guide policy initiatives and allocate College funds. If you have a special interest or a hot topic you’d like the Council to address at the 2012 Scientific Assembly in Denver, the time to get started is now! ACEP has developed an article written to help you understand the process. And when you’re ready to put your resolution into writing, check out ACEP’s Guidelines for Writing Resolutions
Register onsite for 2012 Leadership and Advocacy Conference in DC
The deadline for early registration has passed, but ACEP and the specialty of emergency medicine need your help in Washington on May 20-23. Register onsite for the Leadership and Advocacy Conference! This year’s LAC offers CME credit and plenty of great sessions. For more information, check out Ohio ACEP’s Leadership and Advocacy page or click here to view the full schedule.
Tell us how you’d like to get involved! Do you have another special interest related to the field of emergency medicine? Let us know by contacting Justin Spicer.
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EMR Review

We hope you’ll join us for one of our Emergency Medicine Board Review course offerings this year!
EMR Long Track (5-day course)
  • August 20 – 24, 2012
  • October 22 – 26, 2012
EMR Fast Facts and Fundamentals (3-day course)
  • August 25 – 27, 2012
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. The acclaimed courses are taught by world-class instructors from around the country and are consistently attended by physicians from around the world!
Online registration is now open! For registration or more information, check out our EMR brochure or visit
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Recent News and Opinion

Tort reform law easing malpractice insurance costs for Ohio docs
On April 20, The Columbus Dispatch published an editorial, “Lawsuit respite” which highlighted the benefits of an important medical malpractice reform bill signed into law nearly a decade ago. According to an Ohio Department of Insurance report, closed malpractice claims decreased by 41 percent between 2005 and 2010. During the same period of time, the medical malpractice rates Ohio doctors pay has decreased by more than 26 percent.

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