January 26, 2024

IN THIS ISSUE: Navigating the Emotional Depths of Medicine with Dr. Eiferman | Last Chance to RSVP for Jan 30th Emerging Trends: Forgotten Vital Signs | Doctors in the House Ep 15 | RSVP For Women in Medicine Wine and Chocolate Tasting | Youth Advisory Council Participates in Erase the Space | Ohio Advocacy Update | Donate to PCC's Diaper Drive | Wear Red Day Feb 2

Navigating the Emotional Depths of Medicine: A Conversation with Dr. Danny Eiferman on Physician Well-being and Peer Support

This week, the Columbus Medical Association media team sat down with critical care surgeon, Dr. Danny Eiferman to talk about the importance of knowing how to deal with the emotional side of medical complications. Follow along as Dr. Eiferman shares how a peer helped him push through one of the most difficult times in his career.

The interview with Dr. Eiferman is a three-part series. Next time Dr. Eiferman will talk about what happens in a physician's mind when a medical complication occurs. We are excited for you to follow along with us!

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Doctors in the House Podcast | Episode 15

In this episode of Doctors in the House, Malcolm sits down with Dr. Beth Listen to discuss the current legislature and her decision to run for the Ohio Senate.

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Last Chance to RSVP! Emerging Trends | Forgotten Vital Signs: Working Together to Humanize and Support Physicians and their Families

RSVP Today for the CMA's Annual Emerging Trends Speaker Series on January 30th from 6 - 8 pm. This year's topic is Forgotten Vital Signs: Working together to humanize and support physicians and their families.

The Columbus Medical Association is hosting a panel of experts who have personally walked in your shoes. They’ll share how to inform, empower, and provide resources to physicians and families that can quickly make a difference.

By attending, you will:  

  • Better understand why physicians have a hard time asking for and receiving help;
  • Recognize the unique stress families of physicians sometimes go through;
  • Learn how to tactfully approach a colleague in need of help;
  • Understand the big changes for Ohio physicians needing help for depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders. 

Be a part of this important discussion and bring your spouse/partner if able! RSVP Today!

This event is made possible by the generosity of the Columbus Medical Association Foundation.

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Women in Medicine February Meetup | Wine & Chocolate

RSVP by Feb 4th

Calling all women physicians! Join us on February 12th for our first WiM Meetup of the year.

We'll begin with a mini wine and chocolate paring led by Gregory Stokes. Greg will pair an orange and dark chocolate with two expertly selected wines.

Then Dr. Choice will guide us in the #ASK/#GIVE collaborative experience that creates the opportunity for support and value exchange among WiM community members.

Come ready to participate… come ready to give and receive and also to experience this activity through the lens of a leader (which all physicians are!)

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Youth Advisory Council Participates in Erase the Space

"I think this program is a great opportunity not only for education but as an exercise in how to have civil discussions centering around hard topics.”

Check out this blog about the CMA Foundation's Youth Advisory Council participating in the Erase the Space exchange. The exchange is designed to foster collaborative, non-competitive dialogue between students from different backgrounds with different life experiences

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Ohio Advocacy Update

Senate Overrides Veto’s on Two Health-Related Issues

This week the Ohio Senate joined their House colleagues and voted to reject Governor DeWine’s veto of legislation that prohibited gender-affirming medical care for Ohioans under 18 years of age. The Senate vote was 24-8.

This veto override was for HB 68, which now goes into effect in 90 days.


This week the Ohio Senate also joined the House in overriding another of Governor DeWine’s vetoes – a budget-related provision blocking local governments from passing bans on the sale of flavored tobacco products. With this override, any laws that would restrict the sale of flavored tobacco would need to be passed by the legislature.



In keeping with their limited calendars in Columbus before the March primary elections, there were no House sessions this week. And neither the House nor the Senate will meet next week.


Next week this update plans to provide additional information on likely upcoming ballots issues in the 2024 elections.


For more information about the CMA’s Public Policy and Advocacy work, contact CMA Executive Director Lisa Oyer (loyer@columbusmedicalassociation.org) or Advocacy Consultant Malcolm Porter (malcolmjporter@aol.com)

National Wear Red Day is February 2. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. Know your risk and protect your heart. #WearRedDay


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