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John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP
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Recent News & Opinion

Children prescribed codeine despite safety concerns
USA Today
April 21, 2014

From battlefields to backyards: What we've learned from combat care
April 30, 2014

Medical-malpractice claims fall to record low in Ohio
The Columbus Dispatch
May 2, 2014

ER Docs Still Rx Opioids for Migraine
MedPage Today
May 2, 2014

Care improves for stroke victims in north central Ohio
Mansfield News Journal
May 4, 2014

Busiest ERs in Central Ohio
Columbus Business First
May 9, 2014

How Obamacare May Boost Hospital Emergency Department Profits
Health Leaders Media
May 13, 2014

Most emergency department 'super-frequent users' have a substance abuse addiction
Medical Xpress
May 17, 2014

Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative, Study Finds
US News & World Report, via HealthDay
May 22, 2014
President's Message

Dear Resident Members of Ohio ACEP,

I am truly delighted to invite you to the August 14 Ohio Emergency Medicine Residents’ Assembly. In response to much-appreciated feedback from residency programs throughout the state, we have made some changes to the Assembly that I know you will find to your liking.

First, the timing of the Assembly has been changed. In previous years, Ohio ACEP had held its Residents’ Assembly in conjunction with the Ohio ACEP Annual Meeting. While this made sense from a logistics standpoint, the timing simply wasn’t right for residents. [Read more]
Member Kudos

Michael S. Beeson, MD, FACEP, and Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP, whose report, “American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency Training Information (2013-2014), American Board of Emergency Medicine,” was published in the May edition of The Annals of Emergency Medicine

Creagh Boulger, MD, who was awarded the Exceptional Physician Peer Award by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Jeffrey M. Caterino, MD, FACEP, and Scott T. Wilber, MD, FACEP, for having their study, “Optimal Older Adult Emergency Care: Introducing Multidisciplinary Geriatric Emergency Department Guidelines From the American College of Emergency Physicians, American Geriatrics Society, Emergency Nurses Association, and Society for Academic Emergency Medicine,” published in the May 2014 edition of The Annals of Emergency Medicine

Joshua A. Denney, MD, for presenting his research, “Differences in Prevalence Assessment Using Prospective Enrollment versus Collection of Discarded Laboratory Remnants,” at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Annual Conference in Dallas

Lucia S. Derks, MD, for presenting her research, “Yield of Screening in the ED: Effectiveness versus Efficacy” at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Annual Conference in Dallas

Ryan B. Gerecht, MD, for being presented with the Jean Hollister EMS Award

Howard K. Mell, MD, MPH, FACEP, for receiving ACEP’s 2014 Spokesperson of the Year Award

Michael D. Smith, MD, MBA, FACEP, who was appointed to ACEP Council Steering Committee and the ACEP Clinical Policies Committee and presented two sessions at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Annual Conference in Dallas

If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!
Dr. Nathan Schlicher Brings Perspective of EM Physician, Patients, to Health Policy

Former Ohio ACEP member, Dr. Nathan Schlicher, has made a profound impact on health policy in his home state of Washington since his time as a resident at Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton and, later, as an emergency physician practicing around the state of Ohio. A graduate of Ohio ACEP’s Leadership Development Academy, Dr. Schlicher, became the youngest serving Washington State senator at the age of 30. [Read more]

Members in the News

Michael Abrahams, MD, who was quoted in the Norwalk (Ohio) Reflector article, “Two fallen firefighters honored”

James J. Augustine, MD, FACEP, whose article, “Expanded Diagnostic Testing in the Emergency Department Raises Need for Cohort Data,” was published in the May edition of ACEP Now

Eileen Baker, MD, FACEP, and Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, who co-authored the ACEP Now article, “How to Approach End-of-Life Care Discussions, Determine Treatment Goals for Patients Near Death in the Emergency Department”

Diane Gorgas, MD, whose article, “Emergency Medicine: Repeat victim of domestic violence still on mind,” was published in The Columbus Dispatch

Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the MedPage Today article, “How to Survive a Hospital Shooting”

Catherine A. Marco, MD, FACEP, who co-wrote the article, “ACEP’s Choosing Wisely Recommendations Stress Importance of Shared Decision Making in Emergency Medicine,” which was published in the May edition of ACEP Now

Howard Mell, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the USA Today article, “FAA: Most plane stowaways in wheel well die”

Kevin C. Meyer, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the WKRC Cincinnati story, “Medical Edge: Preparing for MERS”

Joseph J. Moellman, MD, who was featured in the Medical Xpress article, “A better way to treat ACE inhibitor angioedema in the ED”

Paul Rega, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Toledo Blade article, “UT dedicates plaques honoring fallen Toledo firefighters”

ACEP Leadership & Advocacy Conference

Be sure to check out our June eNews edition for a full recap of the ACEP Leadership & Advocacy Conference. In the meantime, there are some great photo albums available on ACEP’s Facebook Page, and for a roundup of the Conference on Twitter, search #LAC14!
Niagara Falls to Be Illuminated for EMS Week

On May 29, 2014, in conjunction with Canada’s National EMS Week, the Canadian and American sides of the Niagara Falls will be illuminated to honor and celebrate Emergency Medical Services. The event will begin at 9 pm and will be repeated at 10 pm. A live video feed of Niagara Falls is available for those unable to see the spectacle in person!
From National ACEP

2014 President-Elect & Board of Directors Candidates
The ACEP Nominating Committee has selected the final slate of candidates for President-Elect and Board of Directors:

President-Elect Candidates
Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP
Robert O’Connor, MD, FACEP
Rebecca Parker, MD, FACEP

Board of Directors Candidates (4 positions to be filled)
Stephen Anderson, MD, FACEP (WA)
Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, FACEP (MD)
Hans House, MD, FACEP (incumbent – IA)
Mark Mackey, MD, FACEP (incumbent – IL)
John Rogers, MD, FACEP (incumbent – GA)
Mark Rosenberg, DO, FACEP (NJ)

Elections will take place during the Council meeting on Sunday, October 26 in Chicago.

ACEP Begins Selection Process for New Committee Members
Volunteer to serve on an ACEP Council committee and lend your experience and expertise. [Read more]

Call for Essays for Longevity and Tenure Awards
To celebrate longevity in the practice of emergency medicine, ACEP is accepting nominations for two awards:

A Longevity Award honors the physician with the longest active career in emergency medicine

A Tenure Award recognizes the physician with the longest active career at the same emergency department

For more information on award eligibility and nominating an emergency physician, visit ACEP’s Careers in Emergency Medicine page. The deadline to nominate is Friday, July 18!

ACEP Mid-Year Update
By Alexander Rosenau, DO, CPE, FACEP

As we come upon the halfway point of my Presidency, I’d like to offer ACEP members an update and share news about exciting things we’re working on for the coming months. For me, the past six months have been intense, as I’ve connected with individual members, groups, organizations and legislators in concert with our strong Board of Directors, expert staff and amazing volunteer physician members. [Read more]

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