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AzCEP Summer Membership Retreat, June 8-9, 2016

Tubac Resort, Tubac, AZ

We are exploring southern Arizona for the board of directors/membership summer retreat this year!  We have lined up Dr. Stephen Traub from Mayo to present a toxicology talk and also have the Co-Chairs of our newly formed AzCEP Wellness Committee coming to speak.   A room block is available that has a Posada guest room for $109/room or a Hacienda/Casita King suite for $139 until May 4.  (+ $18 resort fee) Reservations can be made by calling 800-848-7893.  We hope you will venture down to see this beautiful area of our state for this meeting.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
1:30pm; “The Unstable Overdose: The ABCs of Poisoning,” Dr. Stephen Traub
2:45pm; "The New Era of Wellness," Dr. Mara Windsor & Dr. Amy Axberg, AzCEP Wellness Committee Co-Chairs
3:45pm; Break
4:00pm; LLSA Review for 2016 & 2015
4:00pm; Resident Roundtable; "Keeping up with the Jones' - Novel approaches/therapies for common ED Presentations,” Dr. Samantha Myers
5:30pm; Happy Hour, sponsored by Ortho-McNeil-Janssen
6:30pm; Dinner, graciously sponsored by GlideScope

Thursday, June 9, 2016
8:30am; Continental Breakfast
9:00am-12:00noon; AzCEP Board/Membership Meeting and Long-range Planning Session

Sponsored in part by:  


News & Upcoming Events

Thanks to all who participated in our 6th Annual ED Doc Day!

We had over 65 members attend and had lots of great conversations with legislators.  Below are just some of the pictures taken at the event.


2015 Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Guide

 For your convenience...we hope you find it useful.


AzCEP EM Resident Research Seed Grant Winners

Congratulations to the winners below!
-$1000 awarded to Dr. Vijay C. Kannan; Advisor Dr. Carl Mitchell (MMC) - Maricopa Disease Surveillance Network
-$1000 awarded to Dr. Elaine Situ-LaCasse; Advisor Dr. Srikar Adhikari (Banner UMC) -  Deriving a simplified sonographic approach for the identification of diastolic dysfunction in patients with dyspnea or chest pain in the Emergency Department

-$1000 awarded to Dr. Clifford Ellingson; Advisor Dr. Dale Woolridge (UofA) - The Identification of Biological Markers of Acute Fracture in Children 
-$1000 awarded to Drs. Jennifer Prosser, Ryan McDermott and Hannah Malashock; Advisor Dr. Brad Butler (MMC) -  Nebulized Epinephrine VS IM in the Treatment of Acute Allergic Reactions

-$1000 awarded to Dr. Pedro Roque; Advisor Dr. Dan Quan (MMC) - A Randomized Trial of IV Ibuprofen and Morphine Combination Therapy in Patients Presenting to the ED with Renal Colic
  • Thesis by UA of medical student Calliandra Hintzen, MD 
  • Poster

-$1000 awarded to Dr. Chris Crowe; Advisor Dr. Ben Bobrow (MMC) - Improving ED CPR Quality Utilizing Real-time Audiovisual CPR Feedback
-$1000 awarded to Dr. Javia Larsen; Advisor Dr. Matthew Berkman (UofA South Campus )- Ketamine and Morphine versus Morphine Alone for Treatment of Acute Pain in the Emergency Department -$1000 awarded to Dr. Pedro Roque and Dr. Anne Klokow; Advisor Dr. Teresa Wu (MMC) - Use of Lung Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Pneumonia by Non-expert Emergency Medicine Ultrasonograpers 

-$1000 awarded to Dr. Stephen Charbonneau & Dr. Whitney Kiebel; Advisor Dr. Dale Woolridge (UofA) - The study was the result of an internal training module and assessing impact of this module.  If you recall, the grant had requested funding to support meetings (lunch/snacks) in the attempt to deliver this training to outside physician groups.  This is where the study failed.  To Whitney and Steve's disappointment, they could not get a set of docs together to sit in on this training.  (I'm sure you can relate on how hard it is to get a series of docs together).   For this reason, the $1k check was never used and never cashed. 


Safe and Effective Opioid Prescribing While Managing Acute and Chronic Pain
Available Online at:

There is increasing evidence that opioid medications are over-prescribed and poorly managed because prescribers are not aware of appropriate opioid risk management strategies and non-opioid approaches to treating chronic pain. This activity seeks to familiarize prescribers with current guidelines for opioid use and prescribing, as well as educate prescribers about non-opioid strategies for pain management.

  • Learning Objectives:

  • Manage acute and chronic back pain

  • Assess the functional effects of pain in patients.

  • Appropriately utilize a range of therapeutic options when managing patients with chronic pain.

  • Comply with current opioid risk-management practices, including the use of pain contracts and urine drug testing.

  • Educate patients on the proper use, storage, and disposal of opioid medications.

Cost: FREE for Arizona Prescribers   

Arizona Prescribers Registration:

Supported by a grant through the Governor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families. Developed in Partnership with Arizona Prescription Drug Misuse & Abuse Initiative, Arizona Department of Health Services, University of Arizona College of Public Health and University of Arizona College of Medicine.

Need a Lecturer?

AzCEP has pulled together a list of speaker topics and presenters to assist in program needs in the state.  Please contact Stephanie if you wish to contact one of the listed presenters.

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Arizona College of Emergency Physicians

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Suite #110
Phoenix, AZ 85013-1662

Phone/Fax: (602) 336-4599

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