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October 28, 2016
NYCOMEC Happenings

NYCOMEC Achieves Initial Accreditation Under the ACGME SAS

At the October, 2016, meeting of the ACGME Institutional Review Committee (IRC), NYCOMEC's application for Institutional Sponsorship under the Single Accreditation System was granted 
Initial Accreditation, retroactivto July 1, 2016.  
A special thank you is extended to the members of the NYCOMEC ACGME Transition Task Force and its Chairman, Catherine Caronia, M.D., for their assistance in achieving this designation.
NYCOMEC will serve as the Institutional Sponsor for several training programs and will continue to provide assistance with accreditation, Osteopathic Recognition, faculty development, trainee recruitment, research, advocacy, and communication resources to all member institutions.

NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds
NYCOMEC Fall Grand Rounds will take place on  November 15, 2016from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. , in Riland Auditorium, NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus. The Grand Rounds program is open to all NYCOMEC trainees and faculty. Registration is required

Rapper and Dialysis/Kidney Transplant Patient
Title: Rush [ed]
Mr. Rush is an  American hip hop recording artist/record producer who has worked with Pitbull, LMFAO, Trina and Kevin Rudolf, among others. He is also a kidney transplant recipient who speaks professionally on his experience as a patient. Please watch an  introduction  
video here.

KEY NOTE SPEAKER: Robert Orenstein, D.O.,
Editor in Chief  for the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association (JAOA); and Associate Professor of Medicine, and Chair, Division of Infectious Diseases, 
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Title: Do Diamonds Really Come From Coal? Transforming Your Patient Experience into Academic Gold 

Shawn Cannon, D.O., Chief Academic Officer/ Residency Director of the Social Medicine Program, Southampton Hospital
Title: Heroin: American Crises
Joshua Cohen, J.D. DeCorato Cohen Sheehan & Federico, LLP,  and  Anders Cohen, D.O. Division Chief, Department of Neurosurgery at The Brooklyn Hospital Center
Title: Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit

Eric Martin, Client Relations Manager, and Tiffanie Lee, Trainer/Education Coordinator, PracticeLink, Ltd. 
Title: When To Do What in Your Job Search

Hallie Zwibel, D.O., Director, Sports Medicine, The New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM)
Title: Concussions: Past, Present and Future

Breakfast and registration start at 8:00 a.m. Please register by Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
Reminder: 2017 NYCOMEC Brochure

NYCOMEC promotes its member institutions' GME programs to prospective trainees by using several tools. One essential tool is the annual NYCOMEC Brochure. We are currently updating information for the 2017 Brochure: statistics, programs, salaries, new staff members/titles, and digital photographs. If you did not receive an update request from us, please contact Stephanie LaBarbera, M.H.A., Manager, Trainee Services, at 516-686-3952 or via  email. In order to allow  sufficient production time, a ll information is due by November 4, 2016.
NYCOMEC 2017 Annual Membership Forms
The NYCOMEC's 2017 Annual Membership Forms have been mailed to all member institutions. As you complete and return the forms, please remember that each member institution is required to nominate individuals from their institution who will serve as members of the NYCOMEC Board of Directors, Graduate Medical Education Committee and Research Committee. We appreciate your careful consideration in appointing the individuals who will help us shape the deliverance of graduate medical education. 

For more information, please contact David Broder, D.O., President, NYCOMEC, via  email or at 516 686 3730.  Please return all forms by November 14, 2016.
NYCOMEC's Speakers Bureau
Do You Have Expertise in an Area of Medicine, Surgery or Osteopathic Medicine? Do You Need Additional Scholarly Activity?

If yes, we would like to invite you to participate in NYCOMEC's Speakers Bureau. The Speakers Bureau is comprised of physicians and faculty who are available to present at another institution's grand rounds, medical symposium, or other medical education programs. 

Topics may encompass broad overviews of specific medical/surgical fields, case presentations/clinical issues, or other practice related topics, i.e. quality and risk management, cultural competency, coding, etc. 

NYCOMEC will promote these speaking engagements among our membership, working with all parties to arrange mutually convenient dates and times for each presentation.

Presentations of this type meet the ACGME's Common Program Requirements on scholarly activity for faculty. [Standard II.B.5.b).(3)] 

To participate in the Speakers Bureau, please complete a Speaker's Form and return it to NYCOMEC via fax at 516.686.3767, email  or mail. For more information, please call 516-686-1283. 

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series 

These webinars are for NYCOMEC Trainees, Faculty, Medical Staff, and NYITCOM and TouroCOM Students
Review of Anatomy and Bio-Mechanics Relevant to OMM for the Cervical Spine
November 9, 2016
12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m.
George Cheriyan, D.O., Assistant Professor, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Arkansas Campus
Board Member Training Seminar 

NYCOMEC's accounting firm, Cerini and Associates, LLP, hosted a Board Member Training Seminar on October 27, 2016, at Carlyle At The Palace located in Plainview, NY. Mr. Stuart Almer, COO at Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center attended the informative event as a NYCOMEC Board member. The program provided attendees with an understanding of the obligations and responsibilities of being a Board member, including the  duties, legal exposure, expectations of the organization, time and money commitments, etc. To obtain their handout,  "The Nonprofit Guide to Effective Board Membership", please click here.
OMM Faculty/Trainee Workshop a Success
NYCOMEC's OMM workshop, titled Bring Your Faculty To An OMM Workshop, was attended by more than 45 residents and faculty members, who spent the evening of October 13, 2016, discussing case presentations and participating in the demonstration of appropriate OMM treatments.  The following hospitals had representatives in attendance:  Brookhaven Memorial Medical Center, Coney Island Hospital, Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Nassau University Medical Center, South Nassau Communities Hospital, and St. Barnabas Hospital.  The faculty presenting: Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O., Patricia Kooyman, D.O., To Shan Li, D.O., Michael Terzella, D.O., and Sheldon Yao, D.O.,  all from Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinical Sciences Department, NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus.
2016 NYCOMEC Sponsored a NYITCOM Sports Medicine Conference

On Monday, October 24, 2016, NYITCOM and NYCOMEC co-hosted the third semiannual Sports Medicine Conference, entitled  Beyond the Sideline: Unique Sports Medicine Considerations. Close to 40 physicians, physical therapists, athletic trainers, NYCOMEC trainees and NYITCOM students attended. The conference covered a wide range of topics concerning today's athletes and those engaged in their wellness. Presentations covered athlete performance; elbow, tendons and other common injuries; concussions and post concussive disorders; and functional movement assessments.
The keynote speaker, Adena Leder, D.O., a neurologist and Assistant Professor at NYITCOM, spoke of the prevalence of sports-related concussions and the benefits of OMM treatment in concussions. 

NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series: Newly Archived Webinars Available

The NYCOMEC Blue Osteopathic Recognition Webinar Series is archived on the NYCOMEC website, therefore if you would like to view one or more of our webinars again or have missed a previous webinar, please contact the NYCOMEC office at (516) 686-3730 for access information.

If you are interested in presenting a topic, please contact  Lynn Mark, D.O.via email , or call her at (516) 686-3950. Conducting a presentation counts towards scholarly activity requirements.

T he following webinars are newly archived:

October 26, 2016 - Osteopathic Considerations for Concussions presented by Adena Leder, D.O., Assistant Professor Department of Neurology, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury Campus;

October 12, 2016 - Fascial Distortion Model, presented by To Shan Li, D.O., Assistant Professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinical Sciences Department, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury Campus;

September 28, 2016 - Osteopathic History in New York State conducted by Martin Diamond, D.O., Interim Dean, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Harlem Campus;
September 14, 2016 - Being an Osteopathic Physician: Our Role in Performance conducted by Naresh Rao, D.O., Associate Program Director, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, Plainview Hospital;
August 31, 2016 - Pediatric Musculoskeletal Concerns in OMM presented by Martin Torrents, D.O., M.P.H., Associate Chair, OMM Department, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown Campus;
August 17, 2016 - Useful Osteopathic Considerations in Treatment of the Knee presented by Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O., Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Clinical Sciences Department, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine - Old Westbury Campus.

For the schedule of upcoming webinars, please click  here .
New Staff Member

Joseph DeNicola joined the NYCOMEC team as the new Accreditation Coordinator on October 14, 2016. Joe will be responsible for monitoring program accreditation and coordinating program inspections and mid-cycle reviews of NYCOMEC-sponsored training programs.  He can be reached at and 516-686-3925.
Active 2016 Fall Inspection Calendar
NYCOMEC Director of Accreditation Lynn Mark, D.O., and Accreditation Coordinator Joseph DeNicola have been collaborating with our member institutions to ensure they are prepared to meet and exceed the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) standards at their site reviews. A significant number of NYCOMEC institutions and programs have been inspected this fall, and NYCOMEC staff have provided on-site support.
Webinars on Medicare's New Local Coverage Determination (LCD) for OMT
Medicare contractor, National Government Services (NGS) is offering educational webinars  to review the new local coverage determination (LCD) for osteopathic manipulative treatment.  The webinars will provide guidance in determining medical necessity, documentation requirements and understanding utilization guidelines. Attendees will also learn about the requirements necessary to bill an evaluation and management visit with an OMT visit.

Webinars will be offered:
  • Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 7-8:30 p.m. ET.
  • Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 1-2:30 p.m. ET.
The new LCD becomes effective November 1, 2016 in 10 states: Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont and Wisconsin.   To register for a webinar, visit scroll through the list of sessions by date.
In the News
D.O. to Raise Osteopathic Medicine's Profile on the Worldwide Stage
Humayun Chaudhry, D.O., a NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine alumni, is poised to elevate the role of D.O.s on a global scale. Upon becoming the new chairman of the International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities (IAMRA), Dr. Chaudhry wasted no time before starting to educate the global health community about the distinctive care osteopathic physicians provide. To read the article in The DO please click here.
FEMA Approves South Nassau Communities Hospital's Application to Expand Medical Services
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved South Nassau Communities Hospital's plan to improve medical services for the South Shore of Nassau County by expanding Emergency Services in Long Beach and investing FEMA funds at the hospital's Oceanside campus to improve care for more than 900,000 area residents.  To read more  please click here .
Send Us Your Stories!

At NYCOMEC, we love to share our members' success stories. If you have interesting news about your hospital, trainees, faculty, and/or programs, please forward it to us so we may include it in the NYCOMEC newsletter. Please   email  your information to Daniela Popa, M.H.A. Thank you!

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Upcoming NYCOMEC Meetings/Events
Fall Grand Rounds
8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
(Breakfast at 8:00 a.m.)
Riland Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Trainee Committee Meeting
3:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Serota Academic Center
Conference Room C
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) Meeting
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Faculty Development
9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Rockefeller Auditorium
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
NYCOMEC Deans Retreat
12:00 noon-4:00 p.m.
NYIT de Seversky Mansion
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Finance Committee Meeting
7:00 p.m.
Location TBA.
Annual Membership Meeting
8:20 a.m.
Location TBA.
Annual Board of Directors Meeting
8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location TBA.
Trainee OMM Workshop
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
OMM Laboratory
Serota Academic Center
NYITCOM - Old Westbury Campus
Upcoming National Recruiting Events
NYCOMEC Staff Will Be Representing Your GME Programs at the Following Events:

VCOM Residency Fair
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Blacksburg, VA
WVSOM Hospital Day
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lewisburg, WV
NSU-COM Residency Fair
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
SOMA Luncheon
12:00 noon 
Rockefeller Auditorium,
NYITCOM-Old Westbury Campus
Upcoming National GME Meetings/Events
2017 OMEL (Osteopathic Medical Educators and Leaders) Conference
January 19-21, 2017
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Tampa, Florida

2017 ACGME Annual Educational Conference  
March 9-12, 2017 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 
Orlando, FL

2017 Joint AACOM & AODME Annual Conference
April 26-29, 2017 
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD  
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