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

Emergency docs report higher patient volumes
Modern Healthcare
May 20, 2014

Emergency Room Testing Chips Away at Hidden HCV Epidemic
Infectious Disease Special Edition
May, 2014

Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Sedative, Study Finds
May 27, 2014

UC to Study New Drug in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury
UC HealthNews
June 9, 2014

Mischief and worse
Akron Beacon Journal Editorial Board
June 10, 2014

“Code Black” Documentary about Los Angeles County General Hospital Captures the Challenge, Energy of Emergency Medicine
June 10, 2014

Health Care Professionals Share Insights on Challenges, Future of Emergency Medicine
June 10, 2014

The Economic Triage of Emergency Medicine 
Emergency Physicians Monthly
June 10, 2014

Legislative malpractice: Chiropractors shouldn’t be ruling on young athletes’ concussions
The Columbus Dispatch Editorial Board
June 11, 2014

University Hospitals to build health center, emergency department in Broadview Heights 
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
June 12, 2014

14.5 Million Reasons Physicians Practice Defensive Medicine
Commentary appearing in Emergency Physicians Monthly
June 16, 2014
President's Message

I am writing this with an ear-to-ear smile for a reason that most of you will already know by the time you read this. Dr. Steve Stack, a graduate of both the Ohio State University School of Medicine and Emergency Medicine Residency, was just elected to serve as the President of the American Medical Association. What a fantastic honor for Steve, and what a wonderful tribute to Emergency Medicine. But most importantly, what a powerful and enlightened step forward for the House of Medicine. [Read more]
EM Residency Spotlight: Akron General Medical Center

The Emergency Medicine residency program at Akron General Medical Center is a community-based, University-affiliated training program with a strong emphasis on academics. We recently celebrated our 40th Anniversary as a residency. Our Chair, Dr. Nick Jouriles, is a previous president of national ACEP. The residency director, Dr. Mike Beeson, is a previous president of CORD... [Read more]
Meet the Akron General EM Residents! 
Member Kudos

Dominic Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, for being named one of Corporate College and Smart Business magazine’s “Smart 50,” which recognizes innovative executives of Northeast Ohio companies

John Casey, DO, MA, who will serve as the 2014-15 Vice Chair of the American Osteopathic Association’s Council of New Physicians in Practice

If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!
Leadership & Advocacy Conference

Emergency physicians from around the country descended on Washington, DC, May 18 - 21, for ACEP’s Leadership & Advocacy Conference. Among the many Ohio ACEPers to make the journey were our Leadership Development Academy (LDA) members. Here’s what a couple Academy members had to say about their experience at the acclaimed annual conference!
The LAC in DC was the culmination of the LDA, and definitely was a way to go out with a bang. We had the privilege to meet many people from both ACEP and Congress. I learned a lot about the process of getting bills passed and how important it is to have people advocating for Emergency Medicine in the government to help our patients and our specialty as a whole. A great experience all around.
– Andrea Kreiger, MD
It was an incredible experience. Great opportunity to network with the leaders in EM, hear about the latest regulatory changes and lobby Congress about the issues facing Emergency patients and their physicians.”
– Baruch S. Fertel, MD MPA
Left to right: Drs. Matthew Sanders, Andrea Kreiger, Nicole Veitinger, Matt McCrea and Gary Katz
AMA Elects EM Physician as its President

At the organization’s House of Delegates meeting earlier this month, Steven J. Stack, MD, FACEP, was elected President of the American Medical Association (AMA). Dr. Stack will be the first emergency medicine residency-trained physician to serve as AMA President. [Read more]

Members in the News

Heidi Abraham, MD, and Jason R. Pickett, MD, FACEP, who were quoted in a Xenia Gazette article about Dr. Abraham, “Fairborn FD assistant medical director heading to Houston”

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, whose article, “Data Highlight Barriers to Admission,” appeared in Emergency Physicians Monthly

Carol Cunningham, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Smart Planet article, “A Different Kind of Epidemic: Drug Shortages” 

Diane Gorgas, MD, whose commentary, “Emergency Medicine: Sometimes, it’s what you eat that can kill you,” was published in The Columbus Dispatch

Nancy Pook, MD, FACEP, who was quoted in the Insurance News Net (via Dayton Daily News) article, “Health reform, convenience drive emergency department construction”

Howard Mell, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the ACEP Now article, "Dr. Howard Mell Named ACEP’s 2014 Spokesperson of the Year"

Lydia M. Sahlani, MD, (@LydMD on Twitter) who was mentioned in the ACEP Now article, “Tweets from Emergency Medicine-related Conferences Relay Latest Research About Social Media and Critical Care, Resuscitation Procedures, Ultrasounds, and Toxicology"
QIPS Resident Quality & Safety Award

Know a resident or residents who have made outstanding innovations in advancing quality and/or safety? Nominate them for a Quality Improvement & Patient Safety (QIPS) Resident Quality & Safety Award! The honoree will receive a 1-year QIPS membership, publication in the QIPS newsletter and recognition at the 2014 Scientific Assembly in Chicago!

For more information, check out the award nomination form.
Alert to Members: Tramadol Now a Schedule IV Controlled Substance

Effective September 1, 2014, tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as Schedule IV controlled substances in Ohio. The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy has developed a document to help guide the implementation of this rule, and more information on the decision can be found here.

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