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 took place January 25-28, 2015 in Sunriver, Oregon. Speakers included Michael Weinstock, M.D., Author of the Bouncebacks! series, and James Dahle, MD FACEP Creator, White Coatlnvestor.

A big THANK YOU to our exhibitors:

Air Link Critical Care Transport
CEP America (Willamette Emergency Physicians)
Emergency Groups Office
OHSU liason
Legacy Transfer
Karl Storz
Providence Telestroke
Providence Telehealth
TEVA pharmaceuticals
The Medicines Company
Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Life Flight network

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

    News of the Week

    Secretary of State Kate Brown was inaugurated as governor in a short ceremony in the House chamber on Wednesday, February 18. Past Governors Barbara Roberts and Ted Kulongoski were in attendance as well as all members of the legislature. Here’s a link to her speech: http://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=607

    Governor Brown has made a few key hires, the most notable being her temporary successor. Her deputy Robert Taylor will take over day-to-day responsibilities until she chooses a permanent successor. Senate Majority Leader Diane Rosenbaum and House Majority Leader Val Hoyle are named in the press as possible contenders for the position.

    Other key hires: Brian Shipley, chief of staff, Benjamin Souede, general counsel, Kristen Grainger, communications director, Gina Zejdlik, senior policy advisor. Here’s a link to bios: http://www.oregon.gov/newsroom/Pages/NewsDetail.aspx?newsid=608

    Download this week's complete legislative update (pdf)

    Keep up with Oregon State Legislation of interest, visit the
    2015 Legislation page


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