Ohio ACEP Past President on his election to Council Speaker | Ohio ACEP testifies before House Opioid Committee | Join us in FL for our EM Board Review!
John L. Lyman, MD, FACEP
President, Ohio ACEP

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Ohio ACEP EM Leadership Forum
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Ohio ACEP Annual Meeting, Elections and Awards Luncheon
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Ohio EMS Scope of Practice Update—Naloxone Administration

The Ohio EMS Scope of Practice has been modified to include intranasal administration of naloxone by EMRs and EMTs. View the Ohio Division of EMS’ policy statement. The Ohio Division of EMS has also developed two PowerPoint presentations on naloxone administration education.

Midwest Winter Symposium
January 30 - February 2, 2014

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Welcome New Members!

Daniel Cobau
Jeremy T Rohrlich
Hannah Wolfer
Jack P Palmer, MD
President's Message

The holiday season, a time to pause and rediscover our gratitude

It’s that time again; the time of year when we reflect on the things we are thankful for and, hopefully, come to recognize some of the things we should be grateful for, but never thought to appreciate. So let me spend this month’s eNewsletter message to stray a bit from the world of emergency medicine and share some of the things for which I am truly thankful. Emergency Medicine: First, let me say “I’m truly happy I married up with Emergency Medicine.” [Read more]
Board Member Spotlight—Dr. Tom Tallman

Navy-trained, board-certified emergency medicine physician, Dr. Tom Tallman has practiced for 27 years in community hospitals, large healthcare centers, training hospitals and military facilities ashore and at sea—the last 10 years at the Cleveland Clinic. [Read more]
Dr. Kevin Klauer on His Election to Council Speaker

By Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP

I feel so fortunate to have the opportunity to serve our membership, chapter, and our Council as the ACEP Council Speaker. I owe the Ohio Chapter a huge debt of gratitude. Through the support of our Chapter, members, and Ohio colleagues, I was elected as Vice Speaker in 2011 and ran unopposed for the Speaker position this year. It has been, and will continue to be, a true honor to serve as a national ACEP leader from Ohio. [Read more]

Member Kudos
Eric Adkins, MD, for being appointed to represent Ohio ACEP on the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services’ Mental Health Clinical Roundtable

Nicholas Kman, MD, FACEP, who was recently appointed Part 3 Program Director for the Lead.Serve.Inspire Curriculum at the Ohio State University College of Medicine. He will have the ultimate responsibility of certifying students for graduation.

Thomas Tallman, DO, FACEP, for being appointed by Governor John Kasich to the State Board of Emergency, Medical, Fire and Transportation Services

Laura Thompson, MD, who was recently selected to be one of six Expert Educators for Part 1 of the Lead.Serve.Inspire Curriculum at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her focus is on the Longitudinal Group and Longitudinal Practice of students within their first 2 years of the curriculum.

And congratulations to all the Ohio ACEP members who were appointed to National ACEP committees!
If you know of a member that deserves to be congratulated, let us know!

Ohio ACEP Testifies Before House Opioid Committee
On December 10, Catherine Marco, MD, FACEP, delivered testimony on behalf of Ohio ACEP to a subcommittee of the House Health & Aging Committee. The subcommittee has been assigned to a series of bills designed to further address Ohio’s prescription opioid abuse epidemic. Dr. Marco testified as part of a physician panel sharing their concerns about the potential impact of legislation on their ability to appropriately prescribe opioids to treat pain. [Read more]

Ohio ACEP EM Board Review
February 6-10 in Orlando, Florida!


From February 6-10, 2014, Ohio ACEP and the Florida College of Emergency Physicians are partnering to host the most respected emergency medicine board review course in the nation—in Orlando, Florida!

For 30 years, Ohio ACEP has established the reputation of its EM Board Review by building a faculty of some of the most respected names in emergency medicine!

Register now to see why more than 11,000 physicians have trusted our expert faculty to prepare them for the EM Boards!

Don’t miss your chance for discounted room rates at the Rosen Plaza Hotel in the heart of Orlando, Florida! 

Members in the News
Eric Adkins, MD, and Warren Yamarick, MD, FACEP, who were interviewed for The Columbus Dispatch article, “Snow on ice keeps ERs busy with fall injuries

James Augustine, MD, FACEP, whose article, “4 Metrics That Can Change Medicine,” appeared in the November edition of Emergency Physicians Monthly

David Baehren, MD, FACEP, whose commentaries, “The Power of Peace,” and, “Oh, I wish I Were an Oscar Mayer Wiener,” were published in the November edition and the December edition of ACEP News, respectively

Robert I. Broida, MD, FACEP, who was featured in the article, “Many EPs Concerned About Risk of Med/Mal Suits Under ACA,” which was published in the November edition of ED Legal Letter 

Diane Gorgas, MD, whose article, “Emergency Medicine: Sinusitis symptoms can mimic others,” appeared in The Columbus Dispatch

Howard Mell, MD, FACEP, was quoted in the article, “Breaking News: TXA Proven Effective, but Use Lags Behind Evidence” which appeared in the December edition of Emergency Medicine News

Arthur M. Pancioli, MD, FACEP, was quoted in the December 16 Ivanhoe Newswire story, “Bursting Blood Clots: Medicine’s Next Big Thing?” 
Have you seen a news article or commentary written by a member? Or do you know of a member featured or interviewed in a news story? Let us know!

Recent News & Opinion

Emergency medicine is a public service—by Dr. Angelo Falcone, for, November 27, 2013

Turn Emergency Docs Into End-Of-Life Experts—Commentary by Dr. Jeremy Tucker, for, November 27, 2013

I see chest pain all day, every day—Commentary by Dr. Edwin Leap, on, December 5, 2013

In health-care spending, myths of the ER—Opinion column by Robert J. Samuelson, for The Washington Post, December 11, 2013

Congress Poised To Permanently Fix Its Medicare Payment Glitch—NPR, December 19, 2013
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