May 29, 2019     

All things Spring! 
Thank you to all of our attendees, sponsors and exhibitors! 

Link to Express Evaluations:
Your login will require your AOA Number (Should be a six-digit number. If your AOA number is only five-digits put a "0" at the beginning of your number)
The password is: moacme
Upon completion, your CME certificate will be available to print or save to your desktop. MOA will submit CME to the AOA by July 1, 2019.  

Spring Presentations 
To access presentations from the Spring Convention, visit the Agenda section of the website. 
Note: The presentations are presented for attendees. Some presentations are not available due to restrictions from speakers.
Scientific Research Exhibit Competition
The 2019 Spring Scientific Research Exhibit Competition featured oral and poster presentations. Special "Thanks!" to all of the SRE presenters who took time from their busy schedules and the judges who not only have busy schedules, but had the unenviable task of choosing winners from an amazing amount of talent. For a complete list of winners, visit:

MOA Welcomes 121st President

Congratulations to Craig Glines, DO, MSBA, FACOOG, the 121st President of the Michigan Osteopathic Association. Dr. Glines currently serves as Director of Medical Education, Associate Medical Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Director of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program at Oakwood Southshore Medical Center in Trenton.

Dr. Glines received his Doctorate from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is one of 9 DO's in his family. He has served as Clinical Professor of OB/GYN at both MSU and Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

The MOA looks forward to a great year under your leadership!
Dr. Kathleen Rollinger Honored with Women of Excellence award

The Women of Excellence honored Kathleen Rollinger, DO, with their 4th annual, Women of Excellence award at the 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention. With her participation in numerous organizations in the healthcare world, Dr. Rollinger is well known among her colleagues. Her drive to be a leader stretches back to her days as a Girl Scout. This award joins her long list of honors she has received over the years.

The Women of Excellence reception began with comments from the Dean of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), Andrea Amalfitano, DO, who took pride in noting Dr. Rollinger was in the MSUCOM Class of 1986. Friends and family joined her osteopathic colleagues in honoring her achievements. The reception included two past recipients of the Excellence award, Carol Monson, DO, MS, FACOFP, and Myral Robbins, DO,FAAFP, FACOFP.

The efforts at the 120th Spring Scientific Convention helped the Michigan Osteopathic Political Action Committee (MOPAC) nearly reach the goal of $25,000. So, we still need your help. Only 56% of the House of Delegates members and 11% of Convention attendees gave to the PAC. But its not too late to donate!

Invest in your profession. Donate today.  


The Time's Up movement has hit health care.
Meet two DOs helping lead the charge.

Time's Up Healthcare wants to take on the gender imbalance of leadership in the industry and hold existing leadership accountable.

In response to the #MeToo movement, advocates started Time's Up Now last year with a goal to correct systemic inequalities in the workplace. Earlier this year, Time's Up Healthcare launched as a group effort aiming to raise awareness of gender inequalities and sexual harassment in health care settings to ensure a safe and respectful workplace. The organization's 12-person advisory board leading the strategy includes two influential osteopathic physicians, Roberta Gebhard, DO, and Barbara Ross-Lee, DO.

The roots of women in osteopathic medicine go back to the profession's founding and the percentage of female DOs has doubled in the past 25 years. But recent headlines and studies indicate that there's still work to be done to achieve gender equality in the health care professions.

In April, the University of Southern California's cardiovascular disease fellowship was notified that it would lose its accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. The fellowship's accreditation was revoked a year after the   Los Angeles Times  published an article in which a fellow in the program alleged that another physician sexually assaulted her at L.A. County-USC Medical Center.

A recent survey about sexual harassment and discrimination among academic medical faculty published in   JAMA  found that nearly 70% of women respondents perceived gender-specific bias in the academic environment. Thirty percent of women respondents reported they had experienced harassment. ( continued)


An Innovative Program for Healthcare Boards
MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship 2019

MHA  Excellence in Governance Fellowship

Today's healthcare climate can feel like a tumult of accelerated and disruptive change. Complexity, ambiguity and uncertainty rule the day. Leaders and governing board members must find ways to create a more organized, coherent system of care that produces value for patients and aligns patient care in all settings - inpatient, ambulatory and nontraditional settings. If you are making critical decisions as a member of a hospital or other healthcare provider governing board, there is no better way to prepare to lead than through participation in the MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship .
The fellowship is a rigorous and comprehensive program that delivers tools and knowledge in four strategic areas:
  • Strategic, financial and ethical oversight to maintain a healthy balance of mission and margin.
  • Appropriate systems to measure and monitor quality of care and patient safety.
  • Collaboration between physician and administrative leaders to adopt business models that will improve health and assist in the transition to value-based payment.
  • Personal development that results in the ability to effectively communicate, advocate and align actions and goals.
Fellows meet in person for one day four times a year at the MHA headquarters in Okemos and virtually in the months when fellows are not meeting in person. This format should give board members a greater opportunity to fit this valuable learning into their busy schedules. Hospital and health system CEOs who have sent board members to the fellowship have high praise for the program, as demonstrated by the testimonials on the fellowship Website.
Enrollment in the 2019-2020 Excellence in Governance Fellowship is open through June 14. To further explore this one-of-a-kind offering, contact Erin Steward, vice president of Field Engagement, at the MHA at (517) 323-3443.  

 Upcoming Events

NMOA Summer Conference
June 13-16, 2019 
Mission Point Resort
Mackinac Island, Michigan
20 AOA 1-A credits
MOA 15th  Annual Autumn Scientific Convention
November 8-10, 2019
Amway Grand Plaza
Grand Rapids, Michigan 
24 AOA 1-A credits
Fulford's Basic Percussion Hammer Course
November 22-24, 2019
Sheraton Novi Detroit 
Novi, Michigan
22 AOA 1-A credits 
AOBNMM specialty credits anticipated
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April 28, 2019, saw the passing of Donald, "Dr. Don," Arlinsky, DO
Click here for a local obituary 
March 29, 2019, saw the passing of David N. Madgy, DO
March 27, 2019, saw the passing of Robert M. Katz, DO
March 2, 2019, saw the passing of Michael J. Holt Jr., DO
Click here for a local obituary 
March 1, 2019, saw the passing of John A. Lown, DO
Click here for a local obituary

January 18, 2019 saw the passing of David Rothenberg, DO
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