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Just one month until the EM Board Review in Orlando, Florida!

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Don't delay!

FCEP is partnering with the Ohio ACEP to bring the EM Board Review Course to Orlando Florida, Feb. 6-10, 2014!

With just one month left before we kick off the nation's most respected EM board review course, there's no time to waste!

Online registration will remain open until Feb. 3. After that date, if space permits,
registrations will continue to be accepted by phone at 614-792-6506.

Registering by phone? We're happy to help!
Call us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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The group rate reservation deadline for your stay at the Orlando, Florida Rosen Plaza Hotel is Jan. 15!
Don't miss out on a great value!

Emergency Medicine Days (EM Days) in Tallahassee is the premier advocacy event each year for The Florida College of Emergency Physicians.

Each Spring, all FCEP members are invited to our state capital for face time with legislators. FCEP members gather with their colleagues lobbying for legislation to provide better access to quality care for our patients.

Registration is FREE for all FCEP members and special hotel rates are available for a limited reservation period.

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FCEP Board Member, Dr. Joel Stern has meeting with Alex Sink, Candidate for U.S. Congress

Happy New Year!

The Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) is the most progressive Emergency Medicine organization in Florida.
With membership always on the rise, FCEP's membership tops 1,400 for the 2013 year end!

FCEP will be awarded an additional councilor to represent FCEP at 2014 ACEP Council Meeting.

Save the date!
Jan. 14, 2014 FCEP Board Conference Call
Feb. 6-10, 2014 Ohio ACEP, FCEP, FEMF Board Review Course
Feb. 11, 2014 FCEP Board Conference Call
Feb. 12, 2014 FEMF Board Meeting
Feb. 19, 2014 FCEP Committee Meetings
March 4, 2014 First day of Legislative Session
March 10-13, 2014 Emergency Medicine Days
March 11, 2014 FCEP Board of Directors Meeting
April 8, 2014 FCEP Board Conference Call
May 7, 2014 FCEP Committee Meeting
May 8, 2014 FCEP Board Meeting at FCEP
May 18-21, 2014 ACEP Leadership and Advocacy Conference
June 10, 2014 FCEP Board Conference Call
June 16, 2014 FCEP Board Conference Call
July 17-20, 2014 ClinCon
Aug. 7-10, 2014 Symposium by the Sea
Aug. 7, 2014 FCEP Board of Directors Meeting

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Priscilla Lauture - Communications Specialist

Priscilla is the Communications Specialist. Priscilla has been with FCEP for two months and is excited to continue her growth. She is a recent graduate of Florida State University with a focus in Editing, Writing, and Media. As a Communications Specialist, Priscilla will coordinate EMpulse-FCEP's quarterly magazine-manage social media sites, contribute to the weekly EMnews and of course be a helping hand around the office. Priscilla loves networking, FSU football, and Starbucks!

Kirk Bane - Director of Marketing Communications

Kirk is the Director of our Marketing and Communications. He has over 20 years Sales and Marketing experience and resides in Clermont, Fla., with his wife and three grown children. He brings a lot of expertise with National Publications with consistently increasing advertising revenue, increasing circulation numbers and marketing awareness. Kirk believes in the synergy of strategic relationships and networking to create win-win scenarios for all parties involved. He is also co-founder of Plasmology4 that is a start-up biomedical device company focused on the research, development and commercialization of it advanced technology for numerous medical applications.

Join Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for their 4th Annual National Hospital Disaster Planning, Preparations and Response Symposium

February 14, 2014
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Influenza advisory for pregnant women
Florida Department of Health
On Dec. 17, 2013, the Florida Department of Health issued an advisory to encourage pregnant women to be vaccinated for influenza. In recent weeks, there have been reports of pregnant women experiencing severe illness, including ICU admission, for influenza. It was noted that none of the pregnant women experiencing severe complications had received the influenza vaccine this year.

In its advisory, the Florida Department of Health advises that "...influenza is five times more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant." Please share this advisory with healthcare professionals who are caring for pregnant women.

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Wellness experts offer tips on healthful New Year's resolutions
Orlando Sentinel
With the holidays gone many are choosing to put down the fork and toss the holiday leftovers to make room for more healthful lifestyle choices. Local experts recently were on hand at the Whole Life Health Fair at the University of Central Florida's Fairwinds Alumni Center to help by offering tips for healthful New Year's resolutions. For those not knowing where to start, Orlando holistic health coach Krista Davenport suggests goal-setters evaluate themselves and establish goals.
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Emergency visits seen increasing with health law
The New York Times
Supporters of President Barack Obama's healthcare law had predicted that expanding insurance coverage for the poor would reduce costly emergency room visits because people would go to primary care doctors instead. But a rigorous new experiment in Oregon has raised questions about that assumption, finding that newly insured people actually went to the emergency room a good deal more often.
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Telemedicine bill giving insurers an option in the works
The Florida Current
Rep. Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park, is expected to file a bill soon aimed at easing a physician shortage in Florida. Telemedicine is the use of digital technology to link patients and physicians across geographic distances — providing healthcare access to rural or sparsely populated areas. The use of the Internet and other digital resources has reduced healthcare costs and increased access to physicians by rural residents in other states.
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Growth of senior-specific EDs holds quality promise but raises cost issues
Modern Healthcare
A small but growing number of hospitals are building emergency departments specifically for elderly patients at a time when the senior population is growing and hospitals are incentivized to develop new ways to prevent readmissions and improve patient satisfaction.
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Quiet start in Florida for new health reform under the Affordable Care Act
More than 18,000 Floridians have signed up for health insurance. The Jan. 1 start date brings the most personal test yet for President Barack Obama's healthcare overhaul as patients begin to seek care, shifting the burden for implementing the law to insurance companies and healthcare providers. Though most patients in the exchanges are still waiting for ID cards, doctors and hospitals can still treat those patients because their offices can verify benefits with insurers directly.
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Medical school education challenges
By Rosemary Sparacio
It is no secret that the cost of medical school education has skyrocketed, and enrolling in a medical school in the U.S. is difficult. Along with that, or perhaps as a reaction to that, students turn to schools out of the country and look for other ways to pay for this education. In August, the U.S. government proposed tying students' financial aid to its ratings of colleges using graduation rates, postgraduation employment and income, and affordability as parameters for the ratings. This has proven disastrous for medical schools in the past.
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