Residents' Assembly: EMRA Quiz Show, $2,000+ in cash and prizes, EM:RAP's Dr. Swami, and much more!
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Michael J. McCrea, MD, FACEP

President, Ohio ACEP

In this issue:

Ohio ACEP Summer/Fall Product & Course Brochure

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Watch lectures from our Board Review Course—at your convenience!

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Ohio AAP Annual Meeting
Keynote Address Featuring:
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Welcome, New Members!

Alek Adkins
Mohammad Alkhunaizi, MD
Kristin Baker, DO
Siddharth Bangar, MD
Kathryn E Banning, MD
Teresa BIgley, DO
Andrew D Bloom, MD
Michael Bojrab, MD
Lauren D Branditz, MD
Joshua Burns, MD
Steven C Carleton, MD
Brandon F Chang
Jennifer S Cheung, MD
Andrew Chou, MD
Courtland Crenshaw, DO
Jason Driggs, MD
Nasheed Fakhouri, DO
Joshua J Faucher, MD, JD
Daniel O Francescon, MD, MBA
Brian R Freeman
Elizabeth J Gannon, DO
Krystal Garcia, DO
Joshua J L Gauger, MD, MBA
Erica Goldberger, MD
Andrew Golden, MD
John T Grantham, MD
Kelly A Hale
Jared Ham, MD
Shaun P Harty, MD
Katherine M Hunold, MD
Kelli L Jarrell, MD
Graham FC Kehrer
Michael Klaszky, MD
David Konopka, MD
Matthew S Legg
Benjamin L Lewin, MD
Jared Lizzi, DO
Nicholas Lukens, MD
Geoffrey Marple
Carolyn Martinez, MD
Victoria A Mason, MD
Chad Mayer, MD, PhD
Sean Mayerik, MD
Carole McCormick
Divyesh Mehta, MD
Mark Motejunas, MD
Aaron Murphy-Crews, MD
Jason Nagle, MD, MPH
Susan Owens, MD
James D Palmer, MD
Emilee Ritchie, DO
Gennaro D Romanello, DO
Caitlin S Rublee, MD, MPH
Leslie Rutherford, MD, MS
Nicholas Saenz, MD
Malik Sams
Emily Sanchez, MD
Matthew P Scanlon, MD
Andrew Schaub, DO
Kurt Schmidt
Ryan T Smith, MD
Michael F Spigner, MD
Ryan Stegenga, MD
Sara Tisherman
Lindsey Van Sambeek, MD, MS
Najim Ward, MD
Betty Yang, MD
Mengda Zhang

President's Message

It’s that time of year again! Time to congratulate graduating EM residents; time to watch junior and senior residents step up into leadership roles; and time to welcome all the new faces joining residencies across the state.

It’s also time to invite all you EM residents and med students—young and slightly-less-young—to a unique event designed just for you: The Ohio Emergency Medicine Residents’ Assembly, a fantastic opportunity to meet with state and national EM leaders, more than 100 of your fellow Ohio EM residents and med students, and dozens of recruiters and employers. [Read more]

EM Residents & Med Students: Don't Miss out on the Event Designed Just for You!

Ohio Emergency Medicine Residents’ Assembly

August 11 | Columbus, OH
Renaissance Columbus Downtown

Important Dates:

Poster Competition Abstracts Due Monday, July 25 at Noon!

Gain scholarly credit! Plus, over $1,000 in prizes will be given out at the Ohio EM Residents’ Assembly, including a prize for the winner of the Poster Competition!

Submit your "Research" or "Case Study" poster abstract by July 25

Submission criteria
Resident Board Member Nominations Due Monday, August 3

We invite our Resident Members to run for Resident Representative on the Board of Directors! The Resident Rep on the Ohio ACEP Board gives voice to Ohio’s EM residents and learns how to make a positive difference through medical society governance.
Interested in running? Here’s how it works

Members in the News

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, who wrote the ACEP Now article, “Long Emergency Department Boarding Times Drive Walkaways, Revenue Losses”

Alan Gora, MD, FACEP, who was interviewed for the WBNS 10TV story, “Doctors say government shares blame in opioid epidemic”

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, who wrote the ACEP Now articles, “Gun Control Issue Fosters Pro–Con Advocacy Debate in Emergency Medicine” and “New Sepsis Definitions Raise Concerns about Accuracy, Usefulness in Emergency Medicine”
Jeffrey Luk, MD, FACEP, and Carla O’Day, MD, FACEP, who were quoted in the Crain’s Cleveland Business article, “Health systems have cut down on diversions”
Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, who co-wrote the ACEP Now article, “Updated ACEP Member Survey Finds Changes in Ethical Issues in Emergency Medicine”

Ryan Squier, MD, who was interviewed for the NBC 4 Columbus story, "Staying cool won’t be easy as heat wave arrives in Columbus"
Judith Welsh, MD, who was quoted in the Cleveland Plain Dealer article, “Save Lakewood Hospital holds rally outside City Hall prior to Cleveland Clinic presentation”

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

From National ACEP

Registration is Open for ACEP16 in Vegas
Join us October 16-19 for ACEP16 – the world’s most comprehensive emergency medicine conference, featuring an enormous exhibit hall, networking parties, and over 350 courses, labs, and workshops. Register today.

ACEP-Supported Mental Health Legislation Approved by House
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming approved the ACEP-supported “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis” bill (H.R. 2646) Wednesday by a vote of 422 to 2. The comprehensive bill includes a variety of measures including new positions, additional grant funding, liability protections, clarification of HIPAA privacy rules, and much more. ACEP has long supported meaningful mental health reform and this vote was a significant step forward as the nation desperately needs to establish policies and programs for individuals with serious mental illness.

Senate Approves ACEP-Supported Opioid Legislation
Last week, the U.S. Senate approved the final version of the “Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act” (CARA) – S. 524, which addresses opioid misuse. Read more about the important ACEP-supported provisions in the legislation, which President Obama is expected to sign into law soon.

HHS Proposes Removing Pain Questions, Other Tactics to Combat Opioid Epidemic
ACEP’s vocal and consistent requests to U.S. Health and Human Services seemed to have been heard as HHS announced this month it will combat the nation’s opioid epidemic by proposing to remove pain questions from various CMS Patient Experience of Care surveys. “These questions have been used to influence Medicare reimbursement rates and have resulted in unintended consequences in light of the nation's opioid epidemic. The pursuit of high patient-satisfaction scores can create incentives for medical providers to honor patient requests for unnecessary and even harmful treatments,” said ACEP President Dr. Jay Kaplan. Read more about Dr. Kaplan’s response in a press release, and learn more about HHS' other plans, including expanding access to buprenorphine, to help address this public health issue.

Recent News & Opinion

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June 24, 2016

4 ERs could ease waits, get squads in service quicker
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June 25, 2016

Geriatric ERs reduce stress, risks for older patients
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June 27, 2016

Healthcare workers: the other victims of gun violence
Modern Healthcare
June 27, 2016

Dublin: First district in Ohio to have naloxone in its schools
FOX 28 Columbus
June 29, 2016

30 more medical residents ready for work under deal 
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June 30, 2016

Nation’s psychiatric bed count falls to record low
The Washington Post
July 1, 2016

Mentor firefighter earns statewide EMS award
The News-Herald
July 1, 2016

Doctors Must Say 'No' To Overprescribing Opioids
Op-Ed by EM physician Dr. John Foggle in the Hartford Courant
July 2, 2016

Viewpoint: Why Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Residency Matters
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July 5, 2016

Jerk Fairies of the ED, Mayhem in the Wakes
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July 5, 2016

Emergency Physician Burnout, via CLUSTER
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In Praise of Today's EPs, Who Work with Poise and Grace
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Doctor Or Not? What Do You Want to Be Called?
July 5, 2016

How technology is improving communication in the emergency room
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ER death rate in U.S. drops by nearly half
July 6, 2016

The end of residency means difficult goodbyes
July 6, 2016

Race, Gender May Affect U.S. Doctor Paychecks
July 7, 2016

Dallas ER docs recall 'organized chaos' on night of shooting
Dallas Morning News
July 10, 2016

Dr. Paid Less: An Old Title Still Fits Female Physicians
The New York Times
July 11, 2016

Hospitals gird for party conventions, with surgeons on call and enough supplies for a siege
July 12, 2016

Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs: Regulatory Burden or an Emergency Physician Function?
July 15, 2016

Telepsychiatry, Emergency Psychiatric Services Can Reduce Mental Health Patient Boarding
July 15, 2016

As need grows for painkiller overdose treatment, companies raise prices
Los Angeles Times
July 17, 2016

Social media: How to reap the benefits while avoiding the hazards
AMA Wire
July 18, 2016

Where We Die: Less in ERs, More at Home
July 19, 2016

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