Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians
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Oregon College of Emergency Physicians
The Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (OCEP) is a state chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), a medical society that has represented physicians specializing in emergency medicine since 1971. OCEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research, and public education.

32nd Annual Winter Conference PDF Print E-mail

OCEP Winter Conference 2015 in Sunriver, Oregon

Our Annual Winter Conference will take place January 25-28, 2015 in Sunriver, Oregon. Speakers include Michael Weinstock, M.D., Author of the Bouncebacks! series, and James Dahle, MD FACEP Creator, White Coatlnvestor. Additonal Labs will be offered for Ultrasound, Anesthesia, as well as Difficult Airway Techniques and Scenarios.

For further information including faculty biographies and registration information, please visit the conference website at www.ocep.org/conference

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines PDF Print E-mail

As announced recently in the NY Times and other news agencies, Mayor Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda I. Gibbs and Chief Policy Advisor John Feinblatt released an initial report of the Mayor’s Task Force on Prescription Painkiller Abuse, which includes new voluntary emergency room guidelines for the prescription of opioid painkillers to prevent abuse. Washington-ACEP and Oregon-ACEP (OCEP) were just ahead of the government in implementing ED opioid prescribing guidelines having done so in the Fall of 2012. Below are links to download both the guidelines and a poster for posting in departments.

  • OCEP's ED Opioid Prescribing Guidelines(pdf)


    OCEP Advocacy - Oregon Legislation

    The 77th Legislative Assembly convened on February 3 and adjourned on March 7. The focus for the short thirty-three day session is traditionally on budget or other immediate issues that need to be addressed before the longer session that takes place in odd-numbered years. That means dramatically tight timelines to pass legislation that is sometimes complex or contentious.
    Read the full report:  2014 Legislative Session Final Report (pdf)

    Keep up with Oregon State Legislation of interest, visit the
    2014 Legislation page

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    ACEP in the NEWS

    Oregon Bill Would Grant Limited Immunity For Minors Seeking Medical Attention For Alcohol Poisoning.

    The Salem (OR) Statesman Journal (2/15, Currie, 104K) reported that “the Oregon House of Representatives voted unanimously in favor of a bill on Thursday that would grant limited legal immunity to minors who seek medical attention for themselves or others who get alcohol poisoning because they drank too much.” The legislation “would offer immunity from a minor-in-possession charge only,” but would not protect against other offenses, such as drunk driving. According to the article, “the Oregon Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians also supported the bill...said” Rep. Margaret Doherty (D), the “chief sponsor” of the legislation.
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