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FCEP Congratulates New Fellows in Florida

Posted on11 Sep 2018

Congratulations to our new fellows! The following will be recognized at the President’s Gala at ACEP18 on September 30, 2018 in San Diego:

Hector Acosta, MD
Francisco Atez, MD
Mitchell David Brantley, MD
Eric Carter, MD, FACEP
Frances Marie Chaar-Alvarez, MD, MSc
John Childress, MD
Lisa Clayton, DO
Matt Cotton-Betteridge, DO
Gisel Cubero, MD
Ismael Cubero, MD
Giuliano De Portu, MD, FACEP
Petra Duran-Gehring, MD
Desmond Fitzpatrick, MD
Mark Robert Gallagher, MD, FACEP
Nicole Gero, MD, FACEP
Luke Guillot, MD
John Hammock, DO
Ebony Dione Hunter, MD
Leo Huynh, DO
Joshua Thomas James, MD
Shiva Kalidindi, MD
Julie Kanter, MD, FACEP
Sitha Konopack, MD
Sarah LaRosa, DO, FACEP
David Lebowitz, MD
Joseph Lesnick, MD
Tracy MacIntosh, MD
Nicholas Maldonado, MD, FACEP
Alex Mathai, MD
Ryan McKenna, DO
Justin McNamee, DO
Yiraima Medina-Blasini, MD
Fernando Mendoza, MD, FACEP
Jennifer Monroe, DO
Shawn Patterson, MD
Carolina Pereira, MD
Anines Quinones Rosado, MD, FACEP
Jesus Roa, MD, FACEP
David Ian Sack, MD
Peter Samuel, MD, MBA
Andrew Shannon, MD, MPH, FACEP
Matthew Slane, DO, FACEP
Ryan Snitowsky, MD
Joshua Solano, MD, FACEP
Kevin Taylor, MD
Vu Tran, MD
Arjun Vibhakar, MD, FACEP
Stephen Viel, MD
Joshua Walker, MD, FACEP
Lee Thomas Winans, MD

All in For Florida: Hospital Intervention Summit

Posted on24 Jul 2018

The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), in collaboration with the Florida Hospital Association (FHA) and the Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) invites you to attend the All in For Florida: Hospital Intervention” summit to be held on August 14 at the Hilton Bonnet Creek.

The goal of the project is to improve Florida’s system of care by linking hospital systems with community-based behavioral health programs to provide treatment, transitional support and other wrap-around services to prevent readmissions to hospital emergency departments due to opioid overdoses. The purpose of this program is to develop processes and relationships between hospitals and community service providers that will enable hospitals to provide a robust referral to treatment and other services through a person-to-person link (warm handoff).

This one-day summit is developed specifically for hospital administrators, emergency physicians, and community providers specifically in mind. Speakers will discuss barriers and strategies to address the opioid epidemic that is killing more than 20+ people a day in Florida. It will also provide information on recent laws passed in Florida and provide case studies showcasing Florida’s flagship programs that have established effective programming linking individuals with opioid use disorders to treatment, thus reducing hospital emergency readmissions.

The cost to attend the pre-conference summit is $45. Lunch is provided. Register Here


8:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks (Aetna, FADAA, FHA, FCEP)

9:10 a.m. What You Do Matters – Dale Syfert, MD

9:30 a.m. Emergency Department Intervention: What it means to you, by Mark Stavros, MD

10:00 a.m. State of the State: Hospital Overdose Intervention Initiatives – Houston Park, ER Intervention Project, FADAA

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Have We Moved the Needle in Opioid Use Disorder? By Ute Gazioch – Department of Children & Families

11:15 a.m. Understanding HB 21 Regulatory Changes | By Claudia Kemo, Executive Director, Board of Medicine & Rebecca Poston, BPharm, MHL, FCCM, Program Director, Department of Health PDMP

12:15 p.m. Grab and Go lunch

12:30 p.m. St. Vincent’s Hospital Intervention: Case Study – Ray Pomm, MD, Gateway

1:00 p.m. Overcoming Roadblocks to ER Interventions for Opioid Overdoses | By
Dennis Goodspeed, ED Lakeview BH, Baptist Health Systems
Raymond Pomm, MD, Gateway
Shannon Robinson – Sr. VP of Medical Operations, Aspire Health Partners
Houston Park, ER Intervention Project, FADAA

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. Bringing Communities Together: How Palm Beach County is Reducing Overdose Deaths

3:40 p.m. “All In”: Next Steps

4:00 p.m. Closing Remarks & Adjourn

Call for Board of Directors Candidates

Posted on05 Jun 2018
By Jay Falk, M.D., FACEP
Immediate Past President
Chair, Board/Councillor Nominating Committee

If you are interested in serving as a member of the Board of Directors, I encourage you to submit an email letter of interest. This is an excellent educational opportunity to work with great leaders in emergency medicine, to advocate on behalf of our patients, to help set our FCEP agenda for years to come.

FCEP continues to grow in membership – we are now one of the top 5 largest chapters in ACEP with over 2,000 members. In July, our EM resident members will increase to over 350 individuals. We continue to have a significantly important legislative and regulatory agenda as well as expanded educational programs to serve our patients and members.

As Chair of this year’s FCEP Board of Directors Nominating Committee, I encourage you to consider submitting a letter to be considered by the Nominating Committee for a position on the Board. Please submit a letter/email of interest to Beth Brunner no later than June 15. She can be reached by email at bbrunner@fcep.org, by fax at (407) 281-4407, or mail at 3717 South Conway Road, Orlando, FL 32812.

Below are the requirements per our bylaws:

a. Member of the Chapter.

b. Active involvement in Chapter as evidenced by committee membership or other activity.

At least sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting of the Chapter, the Nominating Committee, as constituted by Section 3 of Article IX, will submit a slate of nominees for impending vacancies on the Board to the Board of Directors, and subsequently placed on the ballot for election by the membership. The slate of nominees shall include one or more nominees for each vacancy on the Board. Nominations to the Board will also be accepted from the membership up to sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Meeting, and placed on the ballot after approval of a majority of the Board of Directors. All nominees to the Board must be regular or (if eligible) candidate members in good standing of the Florida Chapter at the time of their nomination. The election of Board vacancies by the members will take place during the thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting in the method described in Article X.

Board members will take office at the Annual Board Meeting immediately following the election of officers.

Section 6. Term. Elected directors shall serve a term of three (3) years and shall be eligible to serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.