February 22nd, 2015
MoCEP Joins Coalition to Tackle Opioid Overdoses
The current epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose is one of the many issues that MoCEP is working to improve. While Missouri remains the only state not to have a prescription drug monitoring program, MoCEP continues to lobby our state senators and representatives to pass the needed legislation to create a program in Missouri. While a prescription drug monitoring program is important, it is only one part of the strategy to combat opioid abuse and addiction. MoCEP has also been pushing for increasing access to naloxone as well as for legislation that helps improve the care of these patients. To that end, MoCEP recently joined a coalition urging the National Governors Association to help us and our patients.
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 (email@example.com) or our Executive Director (Cecile Landrum at firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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