Important News & Information2018-07-18T13:33:41+00:00

ACOEP Statement on Gun Violence

Over the last few years there has been an increased number of high-profile mass shooting events that have raised the social awareness of gun violence. The prevalence of these incidents seems to be on the rise. With each new event, emotions rise and the cry for action increases. This past week the violence hit closer to home than ever, with the loss of one of our own physicians in her own emergency department at Mercy Hospital in Chicago. As emergency physicians we, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, are [...]

November 21st, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

8 Questions with ACOEP’s Written Board Prep Course Chair, Brian Acunto, DO

Is there anything better than Chicago in the summertime?! Join ACOEP in our hometown this June 17th-21st at the new Aloft hotel located in the heart of downtown, for five days of course prep and learning with top-notch physicians. We sat down with the course’s chair, Brian Acunto, DO, and learned a little bit more about just how important this course is and what sets it apart from the rest. To register for this year's Written Board Prep, click here today.  What makes ACOEP’s Written Board Prep a must-take course [...]

April 29th, 2019|Categories: Publications|

Act Now for this Department Subscription Deal from WestJEM!

Sponsored Content WestJEM, one of ACOEP’s benefit partners, is offering residency programs the opportunity to become Department Subscribers.  This status is currently shared with more than 80 other emergency medicine academic departments nationwide, and offers open access dissemination of scholarly work for the programs. The Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health (WestJEM) is the official journal of ACOEP, focusing on how emergency care affects the health of the community and population, and how these societal challenges affect the composition of the patient population seeking care in [...]

February 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

ACOEP is ACCME Accredited!

The American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) is pleased to announce that we have been granted accreditation status by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Accreditation by the ACCME seeks to assure the medical community and the public that ACOEP delivers education that is relevant to clinicians’ needs, evidence-based, evaluated for its effectiveness, and independent of commercial influence. ACOEP will continue to offer high-quality CME activities for DO and MD physicians through our dual accreditation by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Accreditation Council for Continuing [...]

December 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|

Five Things You’ll Learn From ACOEP’s Mass Casualty Incident Simulation This Month

Stephanie Davis, DO, FACOEP Recent catastrophic events remind us all too often of the threat of mass casualty incidents (MCIs). For decades, hospital officials have conducted drills to prepare for mass casualty natural disaster events, but as mass shootings are unfortunately becoming more prevalent, many hospitals and health care systems are conducting drills to prepare for these instances as well. When these tragic and traumatizing large-scale events occur, the public expects emergency medical care to be available quickly – to save lives, to treat pain and to lessen the fear [...]

October 11th, 2018|Categories: Events|Tags: , , , |

Ohio HR726 Proposed Expansion of Practice Rights to Advanced Practice Practitioners

A bill being considered before the Ohio State House of Representatives (HR726) put forth by Representative Theresa Gavarone.  The bill seeks to revise and repeal certain sections of current legislation limiting  the practice rights of Advanced Practice Providers, like RNS, PA, ENPs, and to allow them (in certain cases) to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances from convenience care clinics, and with clearances by licensed health professionals, to care and prescribe drugs for concussed student athletes.  The concern arises because of the inadequacies of training between a physicians and Advanced Care [...]

September 13th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News|

ACOEP Stands with AAEM and Others in Support of Physician Due Process

Christine Giesa, DO, FACOEP advocates alongside other major EM associations for physician protection. Emergency physicians are the front line of healthcare in this country, often going above and beyond to treat every person who walks through the door. As the structure surrounding emergency medicine changes, physicians are increasingly asked to waive their right to due process in standard contracts through staffing companies. This vulnerability not only leads to increased physician anxiety, but could cause a doctor to second guess themselves and ultimately make judgments based, not on what [...]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Advocacy, News|

ACOEP President’s Doings

By Christine Giesa. DO, FACOEPThe core of my work as your ACOEP President and Board member is to represent you and ACOEP to the broader medical community. Your Board has been hard at work advancing our agenda and working toward positive change in emergency medicine.Here are just some of the ways in which I have worked to represent you in recent months.EDPMA SOLUTIONS SUMMIT: Lead from Where You AreI attended the EDPMA Solutions Summit. Topics of discussion included how to fight back when insurers are increasingly implementing reimbursement policies that may [...]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

FOEM Focus

2018 FOEM Case Study Poster Competition Winners *Winning abstracts featured below Congratulations to the winners of FOEM's 2018 Case Study Poster Competition! Thank you to all that participated. 1st Place: Samantha Margaritas, DO from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, IL for her case Time for a Change of Pace. 2nd Place: Jacob Smith, DO from Doctor’s Hospital in Columbus, OH for his case May Thurner Syndrome: An Uncommon Cause of a Frequent Diagnosis. 3rd Place: Kevin McLendon, DO from Merit Health Wesley in Hattiesburg, MS for his case Old Timer’s [...]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Vote for in the 2018 ACOEP Board Elections!

Election season is once again upon us as ACOEP members are invited to select peers to serve as the guiding body for ACOEP. The 2018 slate of candidates is a robust group of active, visionaries all of whom have shown a dedication to ACOEP’s growth. Read the bios below to familiarize yourself with the candidates below. Voting instructions will be emailed soon and can be found on the ACOEP website. Jennifer Axelband, DO completed her residency in emergency medicine in 2005 and subsequently completed a fellowship in critical care.  Since [...]

July 12th, 2018|Categories: Events|

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