OCMS Digital Newsletter - May 2022

Leadership Roles within OCMS

Now Accepting Nominations for

2022 - 2023

OCMS Board of Directors

Are you looking for a way to share your passion, leadership, commitment to the medical society organization and advocacy? Do you have an interest in leading OCMS to achieve greater influence in healthcare? If so, you are exactly who we are looking for!

In accordance with the OCMS Bylaws, the Nominating Committee is solicitating nominations for 2022 – 2023 Board of Directors. The Nominating Committee will submit a proposed slate of candidates for open board seats to the membership prior to the annual meeting.

This year, members will elect the following:

·      Secretary-Treasurer (can be split into two positions)

·      President Elect

·      3 – 4 Directors

Click here for full details on board responsibilities.

To apply, fill out the application online at: http://www.ocms-mi.org/ocms-board-of-directors-nominations

If you have any questions regarding board service or the nominating process, please contact Romy Shubitowski, OCMS Executive Director at rshubitowski@ocms-mi.org or Nominating Committee Chair, Paul Bozyk, MD at paul.bozyk@beaumont.org. Please submit nominations by May 27, 2022.

Ashok Gupta, MD receives House of Delegates material from MSMS Database Administrator, Candace Robinson.

House of Delegates

The House of Delegates (HOD) is the official legislative and policy-making body of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS). This year’s meeting was held at the Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, April 30 - May 1, 2022. OCMS House of Delegates committee was chaired by Sherwin Imlay, MD, other OCMS delegates included: Barry Auster, MD; Ashok Gupta, MD; and David Lee, MD. OCMS had other members who were Delegates to AMA, specialty delegates or represented physician leader healthcare systems. These members were: Paul Bozyk, MD; Betty S. Chu, MD, MBA; Christopher Milback, MD, MBA; Christie Morgan, MD; Katherine Scharer, MD; and Maria Tovar Torres, MD. The resolutions topics presented to the reference committee ranged from legislative actions, medical care delivery, scientific and educational affairs, internal affairs and bylaws, and public health. 

On-Demand Webinars

MSMS has a catalog of on-demand webinars available, allowing you to watch and learn at your convenience. Check out the available series on Pain and Symptom Management, Medical Ethics, Human Trafficking and many more. To register or to view full course details, visit: https://connect.msms.org/Education-Events/On-Demand-Webinars. 

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Foundation has implemented a new online learning management system. Members can now access all purchased content at MSMS.org/LMS with the same login credentials as the MSMS.org. Please note, it may take up to 5 minutes after purchase for content to appear under your “My Activity” section on the homepage.

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Royal Oak Physician Paul Bozyk, MD, Re-Elected Vice Chair of MSMS Board of Directors


MSMS - May 2022

Paul Bozyk, MD, a Royal Oak specialist in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care was re-elected to a second one-year term as vice chair of the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) Board of Directors during the MSMS Board of Directors meeting held in Kalamazoo on May 1st. Doctor Bozyk also serves as a regional director to the board, representing physicians from Oakland County.

In his role, Doctor Bozyk will continue to preside over meetings of the 36-member Board of Directors at the will of the chair, Mark Komorowski, MD, of Bay City. The MSMS Board sets policies and oversees operations for the medical society headquartered in East Lansing.

A graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine, Doctor Bozyk is a past chair of the MSMS Residents and Fellows Section and past chair of the Young Physicians Section. He is Associate Professor at Oakland University-William Beaumont School of Medicine and Section Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Beaumont Royal Oak. Doctor Bozyk is the immediate past-president of the Oakland County Medical Society.

You are invited to

Oakland County Medical Society & Wayne County Medical Society of

Southeast Michigan 

Physician & Legislator Virtual Forum

Monday, June 6th at 7:30 am

Click here for more information

AMA Resources Focus on Behavioral Health

Integration and Physician Mental Health

In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, the American Medical Association (AMA) has released resources to help physicians integrate behavioral health into their practices as well as prioritize their own mental well-being.

The two newly developed guides focus on behavioral health integration in private practices, one for practices serving adult patients and the other for children and adolescent populations. The guides outline key guiding questions relevant to independent practices caring for adult and youth patients who are considering behavioral health integration.

The newly revised “Managing Mental Health During COVID-19” resource outlines strategies to support mental well-being while continuing to care for patients during the pandemic or any other crisis. Updates include additional resources to care for staff, including the AMA’s “Creating a Resilient Organization” and “Implementing a Work From-Home Program” guides, as well as strategic practice guides and the BHI Collaborative’s BHI Compendium, which provides guidance on how to integrate mental and behavioral health care into your practice.

AMA to Host Interactive Session on Telehealth for Neurology

The AMA is hosting an interactive session on telehealth for neurology that will highlight current use trends, models of care, available resources, and telehealth use for neurology sub-specialty care, including sleep medicine, epilepsy, and stroke. This event is interactive, and participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage live with speakers. The event is co-hosted with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).


AMA at 175: Our National Partner Contributing to Oakland County Medical Society’s Success

The gains we constantly make in diagnosing and treating illness and injury are easy to take for granted – until we realize just how far organized medicine has advanced since the mid-1800s, when bloodletting and blistering helped place “bodily humors” back into balance.

Today, next-generation mRNA vaccines and groundbreaking advancements in gene therapy are just two examples demonstrating our tremendous progress in restoring health and maintaining wellness for all, which also means dismantling the structural and social drivers of health inequities.

The American Medical Association (AMA), which marks the 175th anniversary of its founding in May 2022, helps propel the science and research that drives organized medicine forward through advocacy and innovation built around the world’s first-ever code of medical ethics. The AMA’s work to both standardize and modernize medical education and physician training are key elements in meeting its mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

Read the Full Article Here

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