2018 Autumn Scientific Convention
In order to receive your appropriate CME credits from the 2018 Autumn Scientific Convention you must complete the online Evaluation and Outcomes Measurement Survey.

 Autumn Convention Evaluations

Autumn Convention attendees can access the evaluation on the Express Evaluation website.  
Link: https://data.express-evaluations.com/eval/38060/web/ 

Enter your AOA #
If you have a 5-digit AOA#, please add a "0" before your AOA# to make it a 6-digit number.
Password: moacme

If you have any problems accessing the evaluations and claiming CME, please contact Melissa Budd:
517/347-1555 ext. 112

 Outcomes Measurement Survey

In order for attendees to receive the appropriate CME credits, an Outcomes Measurement Survey must be completed.
Physicians who complete this survey will earn 2 additional hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. 
The deadline for completion is Dec. 12, 2018. CME will be submitted to the AOA by Dec. 14, 2018. After that date the survey will be void, no exceptions. 
Accreditation Statement 
The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Michigan Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 24-26 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity. 

Human Trafficking Awareness

The 14th Annual Michigan Osteopathic Association Autumn Scientific Convention offered a session on identifying the victims of human trafficking. The issues surrounding human trafficking are truly heartbreaking and healthcare professionals can provide a vital component to identifying and helping victims.

The session included a video that captures just how severe the problem is right here in Michigan. Please take a moment to watch the video and understand that these horrible crimes happen everyday in our communities.
For more information and online resources, please visit the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services website dedicated to this issue.

MDHHS Human Trafficking Webpage
'Tis the Season for the AMOA Tree of Peace

The holiday season is a time when we pause to celebrate life and family, and honor our friends and loved ones.  In keeping with this spirit, the Advocates for the Michigan Osteopathic Association are once again presenting a very special opportunity to remember that special person while supporting the programs of the Advocates.
The Tree of Peace will be displayed in the lobby of our beautiful MOA building for the month of December. With your support, it will glow brilliantly throughout the holiday with all dedications being listed in the Book of Honor displayed next to the Tree of Peace.

There are three ways to give:
  • A Shining Light : For a $10.00 minimum donation, a Light is dedicated in Memory of Honor of your loved one.
  • A Keepsake Ornament : For a $40.00 minimum donation, a Keepsake Ornament will be placed on the Tree.
  • A Tree of Peace Sponsorship : For a $100.00 minimum donation, a Keepsake Ornament will be placed on the tree plus you will receive that Keepsake Ornament when the tree is taken down in January.
All proceeds of this fundraiser will benefit our ongoing projects in support of the Osteopathic Profession.  The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program, the AMOA's Distracted Driving Simulator, and supporting our MSUCOM medical students and their families continue to be the projects that receive the most of our efforts.  As always, our hope is to expand the reach of our osteopathic message to interested hospitals, service organizations and schools.

Congratulations 2018 MOA Autumn SRE Winners!

Link: Photo Album

First Place
Example of Delayed Life-Threatening Syncope Diagnosed Utilizing Cardiac CT Angiography (#10)
Justin Kreuze, DO, Emergency Medicine PGY IV, Mercy Health Muskegon; Marc Ydenberg, MD, Lake Michigan Emergency Specialists; Ryan Offman, DO, Lake Michigan Emergency Specialists; Richard Downey, MD, Mercy Health Physician Partners-Cardiothoracic Surgery; David Dirk Bonnema, MD, Mercy Health Physician Partners, West Shore Cardiology
Second Place
Improving Mild Cognitive Impairment Prediction via Reinforcement Learning and Dialogue Simulation (#15)
Fengyi Tang1; Kaixiang Lin1; Ikechukwu Uchendu1; Hiroko H. Dodge2,3 , Jiayu Zhou1 1Computer Science and Engineering, Michigan State University 2Michigan Alzheimer's Disease Center, Department of Neurology, University of Michigan 3Layton Aging and Alzheimer's Disease Center, Department of Neurology, Oregon Health & Science University
Third Place 
Special Considerations in Medical Management of a Patient with Longstanding Congenital Heart Defects and Subsequent Pulmonary Artery Hypertension (#7)
Eric Sandrock, OMS IV, Ahmad Elkhatib, OMS IV, Eric Reilly, OMS IV, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM); Sara Fawaz, DO, Department of Medical Education, Beaumont-Trenton Hospital; Zeinab Saghir, DO, Department of Medical Education, Beaumont-Trenton Hospital; Kevin Berlin, DO, Department of Cardiology, Beaumont-Trenton Hospital
Isolated Pleural Nocardiosis in an Immunocompetent Male (#3)
Anila M. Rao, DO, PGY-1; Edward M. Chi, DO, PGY-2; Kathleen Jahoda, PA-C; Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP, McLaren Macomb Medical Center
MSUCOM, MAOFP and MOA partner for Flu Shots at the Capitol

Nov. 8, LANSING - The Michigan State Collage of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) and the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA), held the annual Legislative Flu Shot Day at the Capitol Building in Lansing.

Student volunteers participating in the event honed both their clinical and advocacy skills while giving the legislature a dose of osteopathic preventive care. More than 50 volunteer physicians and medical students from MSUCOM, MOA and MAOFP assisted in administering the flu shots. All students were trained to administer shots through Community Integrated Medicine Public Health Systems. Joining the student volunteers were MOA Board members, Andrew Adair, DO, and Student Trustee Matthew Meranda. MSUCOM Interim Dean Andrea
Amalfitano, DO, provided support as the students provided flu vaccinations to legislators and staff.

Flu Shots at the Capitol Photo Album

Autumn Convention Spotlight:
Who Is Coverys? Questions Answered at MOA Convention

As MOA members filed into the Amway Grand, they lined-up at the Coverys booth and got answers to their questions about the new MOA-endorsed company with the curious name.
Who are you? Where are you from? What do you do? How do you say your name?
"Coe-VARE-riss," they answered, "and we're from East Lansing."
"We're the largest provider of medical liability insurance in Michigan. Our underwriting, claims, and risk management services are all here too."
"No, we are not from California. Coverys began as the Michigan Hospital Association Insurance Company over 40 years ago."
"We are here to help you with anything we can do to protect your practice...we build relationships through trust and support."
And "yes, those are tickets to the MSU basketball game that you can win!"
MOA members also learned that they could receive a 10% premium credit with Coverys and get exclusive free access to online CME courses!
Surprised and pleased by these findings, 200 members eagerly proceeded to the CME session presented by Ann Carter, Risk Management Consultant and lead educator for Coverys' Office Practice Development Program, who spoke about informed refusal, consent, and termination in the physician office practice.
"We understand that providers may struggle to balance the patient's right to refuse medical treatment with the medical ethics principle of beneficence," Ann said. "So, during our session, we identified common barriers for patient non-adherence with medical treatment and specified three important components to address when obtaining a patient's refusal."
During each interaction with Coverys' staff, MOA members found out how knowledgeable, experienced, and caring they are about protecting doctors and their patients from risk-many members have already pursued receiving coverage and risk consultation.
To learn more about the benefits of securing coverage through Coverys-MOA's exclusively endorsed medical professional liability insurer-go to coverys.com, or call Coverys Insurance Services in East Lansing at 800.313.5888, option 3.

MPRO Awarded Technology Innovation Grant

MPRO received a 2018 Technology Innovation Award at Tech Impact's TechForward October conference in Austin, Texas.

The Technology Innovation Award, which includes a $10,000 development grant was awarded to MPRO based on the submission of a proposed technology project that involves the use of data from a variety of sources and stakeholders to develop a database that identifies "outlier" opioid prescribers who could be targeted for education and technical assistance as appropriate. The project is scheduled to get underway in November and extend into 2019.

MPRO's award was one of two grants that were selected from almost 100 entries that were received by Tech Impact.
SoFi is doubling the rate discount for MOA members

Fall is a great time of year to tackle your student loans and refinancing is a great way to save thousands! That's why SoFi is offering our members a special double rate discount when applying through SoFi.com/MOA
From now until 12/20/18, SoFi is doubling your discount. Meaning you'll pay 0.5% less in interest when you refinance at SoFi.com/MOA
Market interest rates are on the rise, check to see what you can save today at SoFi. Residents can refinance as well and pay as little as $100/Month through the end of your residency.
If you have questions about SoFi student loan refinancing, please visit  SoFi.com/MOA or contact SoFi directly at ask@sofi.com or  855-456-7634 !
 Upcoming Events

Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategy for a Changing Landscape
Developed by the Michigan Health & Hospital Association, the Michigan State University Eli Broad College of Business and College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the Michigan Osteopathic Association, the  Healthcare Leadership Academy: Business Strategy for a Changing Landscape  is a leadership program for existing and emerging healthcare leaders, including physicians and clinicians.
Date: February 22 and 23, 2019
Location: Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI

120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention: May 16-19, 2019 | Southfield, MI
Location: Westin Southfield Detroit
More information will be available January 2019

November 1, 2018, saw the passing of Stephen Mihalich, DO
August 23, 2018, saw the passing of Spencer L. Ballard, DO
June 29, 2018 saw the passing of H. John Barkay, DO 
June 9, 2018 saw the passing of Richard W. Adams, DO
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