February 27, 2019     

MOA President Dr. Prokop Hosts Meet the MOA MSUCOM Event

Michigan Osteopathic Association President, Lawrence Prokop, DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCPMR-D, FAOASM, joined the students of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) for a lunch hour "Meet the MOA."

Dr. Prokop hosted the annual event that connects the MSUCOM students with the MOA, delivering an overview on the value of MOA membership and offering insight on the issues the students will face as their education continues on into the start of their careers. All 3 MSUCOM campuses (East Lansing, Detroit Medical Center and Macomb) were connected via a teleconference.

The event featured a special guest as the new Dean of MSUCOM, Andrea Amalfitano, D.O., Ph.D., sat in as the students asked questions of Dr. Prokop. 
AOA's Bureau of Emerging Leaders offering 10  OMED scholarships

Attention Residents and Fellows: AOA's Bureau of Emerging Leaders is offering 10  OMED scholarships  to first time attendees. OMED 2019 will take place this year in Baltimore, Maryland October 25-28 and the scholarship will cover travel, a hotel room and OMED registration. Apply by March 4th.

Links:
Emerging Leaders OMED Scholarship Program

Pain Patients to Congress: CDC's Opioid Guideline Is Hurting Us
- Has stoked "climate of fear" leading to inadequate treatment of chronic pain

" Patients with chronic pain are suffering from ham-handed efforts to curb opioid overdoses, a series of witnesses told the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee"

MEDPAGE TODAY published an article with a detailed look at how the opioid crisis has had adverse effects to treating patients with chronic pain.

Link:
MEDPAGE TODAY article
Spring Convention
Edward & Joanne Loniewski Merit Scholarship

Now accepting submissions! Applications are due March 15, 2019
AOF Edward & Joanne Loniewski Merit Scholarship - $2,000

The AOF Edward & Joanne Loniewski Merit Scholarship was established by Edward A. Loniewski, DO to support an annual scholarship for 3rd and 4th year students enrolled at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. AOF's Edward & Joanne Loniewski Merit Scholarship Award will be given annually to recognize an osteopathic medical student in academic good standing with demonstrated leadership and financial need.

Eligibility
  • Any osteopathic medical student currently enrolled at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM)
  • Must be an OMS III or OMS IV during the fall of 2019
  • Must be in good academic standing and/or in the top quartile of their class
  • Must have demonstrated leadership within the classroom and community
  • Must have a significant financial need completing his/her osteopathic medical education
Application Requirements
  • A completed online application form - self nominations accepted
  • A personal statement
  • Medical school academic transcript from MSUCOM (official transcript preferred)
  • Current Resume or CV
  • A letter from the Dean of his/her designee as an official document
  • A letter from the Director of Financial Aid
  • One (1) letter of recommendation
Link:
Application form

MDHHS Update and call for comments

Rules for Reporting of Poisonings Hearing
A hearing regarding the Rules for Reporting of Poisonings Due to the Use of Prescription or Illicit Drugs has been set for Tuesday, March 12 from 1-4 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services South Grand Building (Rooms 1K-L) in Lansing.
 
Comments on the rules may be made in person at the hearing, by mail or email until Friday, March 15, 2019.
 
For questions, contact Sarah Lyon-Callo in the Bureau of Epidemiology and Population Health by email or phone (517) 284-4910.

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Nonopoid Directive form
PA 554 of 2018 required MDHHS to draft a nonopioid directive for patients that wish to not be prescribed opioids. Attached is a draft version of this form.
 
MDHHS is accepting comments on the draft nonopioid directive through March 4.  Comments are to be sent to Jared Welehodsky at welehodskyj@michigan.gov
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12th annual Global Outreach Peru Program Looking for doctors

The MSUCOM's 12th annual Peru Global Outreach Program will be arriving in Lima on August 10th for a host of activities including traveling up the Amazon.

The program is looking for doctors who want to join in the this amazing experience. MSU will provide physicians, including residents, with health and liability insurance coverage during the Elective (August 10-24, 2019).

If you are interested, contact:
Gary L. Willyerd, DO, FACOEP, FAODME,
Associate Dean Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Phone: 313.578.9600
E-mail: willyerd@msu.edu




Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center
13th Annual Brain Injury Symposium of Mid-Michigan

SAVE THE DATE:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Eagle Eye Banquet Center
15500 Chandler Rd., Bath Township, MI

The primary goals of the event are to promote continuous learning of evidence-based and cutting edge interventions in the field of brain injury rehabilitation.

This event is designed for health care professionals, students, and direct care staff. Survivors and family members may also be in attendance.

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OCOMA Hosts A Day of Physician Wellness

The  Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association invites Michigan physicians to "A Day of Physician Wellness." Spend a day discovering how to develop healthy strategies to maximize physician wellness in your personal and professional lives.  

Date:  
Friday, March 29, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00PM
Registration begins at 8:30 AM with a breakfast.  

Location: Walsh College, 3838 Livernois Road, Troy, MI 48083 ( Map link)

Tickets are $50 for OCOMA members, $50 for spouse or guest of OCOMA Member and $65 for OCOMA Non-Members, to register visit:  Physician Wellness Event Registration
To register, contact the OCOMA office at (517) 512-4307 or email: cearles@DOMOA.org
More information and agenda: OCOMOA Physician Wellness
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Join Wayne County Osteopathic Medical Association on Facebook

The Wayne County Osteopathic Medical Association (WCOMA) has a new Facebook page! We are hoping all of the DO Family who are on Facebook visit their site and give them a "Like."
Handle when tagging the page: @waynecountyosteopathic
 
If you have a social media presence you would like the MOA to promote, contact:
Todd Ross
517/347-1555 ext. 120
tross@domoa.org  
 Upcoming Events

The 19th annual Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series 
Slavery to Freedom AN AMERICAN ODYSSEY: Vernon Jordan
Vernon Jordan Civil rights activist, presidential advisor and author, Jordan has held influential positions in politics, the public service arena, corporate America and law. A graduate of DePauw University and Howard University School of Law, he has never hesitated to speak truth to power or to choose his own path, regardless of others' views.
Date: Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5 pm 
Location: Wharton Center, Pasant Theatre, MSU Campus, 750 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, M
The Dr. William G. Anderson Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom gives members of the mid-Michigan community opportunities to interact with multicultural leaders from education, business, industry, entertainment and government. For 19 years, this series has featured living icons of the American civil rights movement. All activities are free of charge.
For more information call (517) 432-4979 or e-mail kilbourn@msu.edu

A Day of Physician Wellness
The  Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association invites Michigan physicians to "A Day of Physician Wellness." Spend a day discovering how to develop healthy strategies to maximize physician wellness in your personal and professional lives.  
Date: Friday, March 29, 2019 9:00 AM - 4:00PM Registration begins at 8:30 AM with a breakfast.
Location: Walsh College, 3838 Livernois Road, Troy, MI

Tickets are $50 for OCOMA members, $50 for spouse or guest of OCOMA Member and $65 for OCOMA Non-Members, to register visit:  Physician Wellness Event Registration
To register, contact the OCOMA office at (517) 512-4307 or email: cearles@DOMOA.org
More information and agenda: OCOMOA Physician Wellness


120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention: May 16-19, 2019 | Southfield, MI
Location: Westin Southfield Detroit
Links:
www.domoa.org/spring2019

Spring Convention Agenda and events
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November 29, 2019, saw the passing of Henry Olen, DO
Click here for a local obituary 
 
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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The MOA Pulse connects our DO family with our partners, followers and the healthcare communities of Michigan. If you have any news or events you would like to us share, or if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact:
Todd Ross
Manager of Communications
Michigan Osteopathic Association
517/827-0615
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