August 22nd, 2014
Save the Date – 2nd Annual MOCEP Advocacy Day
2015 Second Annual MOCEP Advocacy Day – Jefferson City
January 21st, 2015
It is easy to dismiss advocacy as simply “politics” or efforts best left to lobbyists. However, as emergency physicians, you practice advocacy every day. Every time you stand up on behalf of a vulnerable patient, or struggle to obtain the resources you need to provide quality emergency care for your community you are acting as an advocate.
Unfortunately, the challenges that we must face in order to provide high quality care for our patients goes beyond our local emergency departments and hospitals. Laws such as EMTALA, HIPAA and the Affordable Care Act impact our practice on a daily basis. As emergency physicians, we must work together to insure that safe and high quality emergency care continues to be available to our patients – wherever and whenever we are needed!
July 31st, 2014
Pres. Char Issues a Call to Action: Join a MOCEP Committee!
The work of the Missouri state chapter focuses on 6 areas – Education & Programing, Research Grants & Awards, Legislative Affairs & Health Policy, Membership, Communication and Chapter Finances. Each of those committees depend on physician members to make things happen. This is your opportunity to get involved in MOCEP. We know you are busy but hope that you’ll volunteer a few hours to work with colleagues from across Missouri to:
1) Raise awareness and fight for issues that impact our patients, practices and families
2) To create education opportunities, and identify research projects worthy of our support
3) To share news about what we are doing with peers and the public
4) Ensure that our chapter has the people and resources need to address the issues that impact Emergency Care in Missouri
Please send an email to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or our Executive Director (Cecile Landrum at email@example.com ) and we’ll get you assigned to one of the committees. A list of the committees is included below.
We greatly appreciate your time and involvement!
Douglas Char, MD
Wash Univ Emergency Medicine