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President's Message

Last month I wrote about being thankful for being part of our Chapter. This month, I must in turn say "thank you" to a member of our chapter who serves as the leader of our most recognized and respected strategic pillars: Education. Last week, I made a mistake. My mom and Kindergarten teacher were right: "When you make a mistake, it's important to say you're sorry."

For many years, Dr. Ann Dietrich has served as the Chapter's Education Director and oversees our board review courses, Carol Rivers’ products, EM Ultrasound, and LLSA Review courses. I took what Ann does for us for granted, and unfortunately it was only after the fact that I realized my error. [Read more]

Member Kudos

Timothy Janz, MD, FACEP, for being presented with Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine’s Excellence in Medical Education Award

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

Invest in Yourself… 

Apply today for the Ohio ACEP
Leadership Development Academy!

Apply Now
Ohio ACEP is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Leadership Development Academy (LDA), an innovative, year-long program designed to teach leadership and advocacy skills to emergency physicians. LDA members participate in unforgettable experiences, including National ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference in Washington, DC, and ACEP Council at ACEP17. 

Check out the LDA Brochure

Applications accepted now through February 15, 2017

Members in the News

Eric Adkins, MD, FACEP; Alan Gora, MD, FACEP; and Erika Kube, MD, FACEP, who were interviewed for the Columbus Dispatch article, “Emergency department physicians work to cut back on prescribing addictive pills"

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, who co-wrote the Becker’s Hospital Review article, “American healthcare's one constant in a sea of change: Emergency medicine

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, who wrote the ACEP Now article, “Design Emergency Departments to Boost Patient, Staff Satisfaction

J Michael Ballester, MD, and Wenxia Zhou, MD, who co-wrote the article, “Don’t Touch the Coral!” which was published in the December issue of ACEP Now

Jonathan Glauser, MD, MBA, FACEP, who co-wrote the ACEP Now article, “What Emergency Physicians Need to Know About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome"

Diane Gorgas, MD, whose article, “Emergency Medicine: The cold can be both a killer and a lifesaver,” was published in the Columbus Dispatch

Daniel Martin, MD, FACEP, who co-wrote the article, “Why it’s wrong to blame Obamacare for health care ills,” which appeared in The Conversation

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

From National ACEP 

Nominations Sought for ACEP Board of Director, Council Officer Candidates
Interested in being part of ACEP's leadership? The ACEP Nominating Committee is accepting individual, chapter, and section recommendations for ACEP's Board of Directors, Council Speaker, and Council Vice Speaker candidates. Nominations must be submitted by March 1.

Apply or Nominate for an EMRA Award!
EMRA is accepting applications for Spring Awards. Awards this cycle include Chief Resident of the Year, Jean Hollister EMS Award, travel scholarships, and many more. For more information and to apply, check out the EMRA Awards webpage. Applications are due January 15!

EMF Grant Deadlines Near
The Emergency Medicine Foundation is now accepting grant applications in a variety of categories. Grant opportunities ranging from Research Fellowships to Resident Research are available. Deadline for applications is January 16, 2017. Apply today!

Save the Date! 2017 Leadership & Advocacy Conference Moves to March!
ACEP’s 2017 Leadership & Advocacy Conference (LAC) is being held in March instead of its usual May timeframe. LAC is taking place Sunday, March 12-Wednesday, March 15. This is the perfect advocacy conference for both political novices and veterans alike! Registration is now open!

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The Opioid-Lite Emergency Department
By EM physician Dr. Graham Walker for Emergency Medicine News
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The FemInEM Focus: The Burden of Emotional Labor on Women
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Women, Take the Stage!
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Less is More: Redefining Balance
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Helping Ex-Inmates Stay Out Of The ER Brings Multiple Benefits
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December 7, 2016

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How Emergency Departments Can Embrace Diversity, Inclusion
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Huff, Puff And Explode: E-Cigarette Fires, Injuries On Rise
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In this issue:

Ohio ACEP Winter/Spring Product & Course Brochure

Winter/Spring Product & Course Brochure

Ohio ACEP Written Board Review Course

February 9-13, 2017

Irvine, California

Can't make it to a live Board Review Course? Not to worry!

Dr. Carol Rivers' Written Board Review--New 8th Edition coming in January! Now Accepting Pre-Orders!
Dr. Carol Rivers' Oral Board Review

Ultrasound Courses

Basic EM Ultrasound - April 12 & 13, May 10 & 11
Advanced EM Ultrasound Course - May 12
LLSA Review Course - March 15

Upcoming Events:
Save the Date!

Midwest Med Student Symposium - April 1, Toledo, OH
Ohio ACEP Emergency Medicine Forum - May 2 & 3
Ohio EM Residents' Assembly - August 10


Midwest Winter Symposium

January 26-29, 2017
Midwest Med Student Symposium - April 1, Toledo, OH

Mountain Grand Lodge
Boyne Falls, MI
Registration Now Open!
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Welcome, New Members!

Christina C Bird, DO
Arthur Broadstock
Martina Diaz Bobillo
Adam Gottula
Ibrahim M Hasan
Michael R Hollar
Esra S Shermadou

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