Issue 01 | January 3, Day 2020
New Year, New Look
We hope everyone has a great Holiday Season and is ready for 2020! To bring in the New Year, we have revised NJAOPS Update with a new look. We hope you enjoy the new format!

Also - keeping with that trend, we also have a new format for the Digital version of The Journal. We think you will find this user-friendly interface that turns pages like the real edition! For NJAOPS member - keep your eye out for the print edition coming to mail boxes soon!

Click on the cover image to the right to launch the new digital version, or click here .
In Memoriam: Frank Bonifacio, DO, FACOFP
It is with great sorrow, that we inform you that Frank Bonifacio, DO, FACOFP , passed away this week at his home in Rumson, NJ. 
 
As you know Frank has always been a passionate and dedicated Osteopathic physician and was the Past Chairman of the American Osteopathic Board Of Family Practice Family Practice (AOBFP), for many years. He was at home with his wife Marion when he passed away and we send our prayers and condolences to Marion and her family. 
 
Frank had two sons Dr. Daniel Bonifacio and Dr. Frank Bonifacio,Jr., both Osteopathic Physicians, and we send our condolences to them and their families.
 
Again, we send our prayers to the Bonifacio family at this time of sorrow in their lives, and pray that they know of no more sorrow in their lives. Services for Frank were conducted on December 26 th , 2017.
Special Update this Week...
Happy New Year everyone! Stay tuned for a Special Update that will be sent out early next week.

Stay tuned!
Harsh Collection Practices Get Media Attention

Atlantic Health Care and Morristown Medical Center have been in the national news this past week:
 
This year, AHA board chairman Gragnolati’s Atlantic Health System, in northern New Jersey, sued patients for unpaid bills more than 8,000 times, court records show.
 
We encourage all members to review this article for awareness, of any potential negativity. Please click here to access article.
In January of 1992, the US was experiencing:

  • Bush is 1st US President to address Australian Parliament
  • Curacao becomes 1st in Dutch Antilles to have compulsory education
  • Europe breaks down trade barriers
  • International Space Year begins
  • NYC transit fare increases from $1.15 to $1.25
  • The Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is renamed the Russian Federation, becoming the successor state to the Soviet Union.
  • 78th Rose Bowl: #2 Washington beats #4 Michigan, 34-14
  • 58th Sugar Bowl: #18 Notre Dame beats #3 Florida, 39-28
  • 21st Fiesta Bowl: #6 Penn State beats #10 Tennessee, 42-17
  • 58th Orange Bowl: #1 Miami (FL) beats #11 Nebraska, 22-0

And the January 1992 issue of The Journal was published... Click here to check it out!

Back to the Boardwalk for 2020!
We are excited to be hosting our convention at the fabulous and exciting Hard Rock in Atlantic City ! Save the date for April 22-25 for the most relevant education and resources for the successful clinician. Our physicians will be able to earn over 32 AOA Category 1-A CME Credit, 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ and AAFP Prescribed CME Credit. A new addition for this year - we will feature hands-on workshops on topics including interventional radiology, thyroid ultrasounds, Utilizing OMM in your busy practice and orthopedics.
Some of the Hot Topics in Medicine Covered at AROC 2020:  
  • The Measles Outbreak and What We Learned From the Epidemic 
  • Endocrinology Symposium to include topics on PCOS, Management of Type 2 Diabetes, Autoimmune Diseases and How to Manage Them, Current Devices on the Market for Type 2 Diabetes and How YOU Can Get Paid to Download and Manage Patients' Data 
  • VAPING: The Current Public Health Crisis 
  • Women's Health: Migraines, Menopausal Lipidology and LDL Risk Reduction in Women CME 

State Mandates for:
  • Pennsylvania: 14 Hours of Patient Safety and Risk Management Which Needs to be Fulfilled by October 31st, 2020 
  • Florida: 7 Hours of Continuing Medical Education Credits on Topics Including Human Sex Trafficking, Preventing Medical Errors and Florida Rules and Regulations 
  • HIPPA Compliancy 
  • End-of-Life: 2-Hour CME Lecture 
  • Alternatives to Opioids: NJ, PA and NY State Mandate
INVEST IN YOURSELF!
This year's AROC is the perfect opportunity to support your professional advancement, while also supporting NJAOPS! 

Your attendance at AROC 2020 is a win/win for everyone! Not only will you recieve great educational topics, extensive credit opportunities and business opportunities - but your attendance also helps to support and promote your association. We like to think of it as an investment opportunity for our members. When we prosper - so do you, and no one can serve your professional needs better in the State of New Jersey than NJAOPS!

Learn more about this year's program by clicking on the image to the right, or visiting www.aroc.org.  
A Cautionary Tale

Dr. Jay Feldman, a first-year resident at AdventHealth, is in hot water with the hospital after writing questionable social media posts and endorsing several products, one of which is from a supplement company he’s involved with. This article illustrates a cautionary tale for health care professionals, especially new physicians in practice, on how to conduct responsible social media etiquette in the professional workplace. Please click here to access the article.