Join us for an unconventional
Spring Scientific Convention
 June 13 & 14, 2020 
16+ AOA Category 1-A Credits 

The Michigan Osteopathic Association will host an online CME event June 13 and 14. The program will feature speakers originally planned for the cancelled, in-person event. The two-day schedule of online sessions will be held Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, with breaks for lunch and between sessions. Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with speakers via Zoom.

Register for Saturday and Sunday sessions for 16 AOA Category 1-A Credits, or select a single day to attend for 8 credits. We appreciate all of the support from our members and we look forward to creating a positive online experience in these challenging times.

Session Highlights:
  • COVID-19 Update 
  • Cardiology 
  • Pain Management 
  • OMT Philosophy 
  • The Osteopathic Approach
  • Women’s Health 
  • Functional & Integrative Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology 
  • Risk Management 
  • Addiction and Recovery*
 *3 credits pain & symptom management, meets MI LARA requirements
MOPAC— Now, more than ever

We would like to thank the delegates of the 2020 House of Delegates who convened on May 30. Over 100 delegates convened via Zoom, debating policies, resolutions and bylaws. We are delighted to report that our political action committee, Michigan Osteopathic Political Action Committee (MOPAC), received a number of donations during the online event.

As our country, state and our communities get back to business, we remind our members that healthcare policy and regulations are in an upheaval. Our government is eager to get our economy back on track and refocus on healthcare issues that were put on hold during the COVID-19. So now, more than ever, they need to hear the voice of physicians.

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GRASSROOTS ACTION
Tell Congress to Protect Physicians and Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Protecting the interests of the osteopathic profession and the patients you serve is of the utmost importance to the AOA. We know you are on the front lines combating this pandemic and saving lives. As Congress attempts to craft legislation addressing Coronavirus (COVID-19), lawmakers need to hear from you on how COVID-19 is impacting your ability to care for your patients.
 
As COVID-19 continues to spread, osteopathic medical students, postdoctoral trainees and physicians across the nation are experiencing a host of challenges that impact their practice and the patients they serve:

  • Shortages in medical supplies such as surgical masks and personal protective equipment;
  • Limited guidance on safety and treatment protocols, as well as information on the availability of COVID-19 testing and changing telehealth rules;
  • Potential liability exposure for physicians who want to help by providing care to patients out-of-state; and
  • Impending funding deadlines for critical programs such as the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) program, that help strengthen our public health system and ensure that patients in rural and underserved areas are able to access timely medical care.
Send your lawmakers a letter and provide them with a clear picture of what's happening on the ground and the gaps in coverage or resources that need to be filled.
CME for hours worked responding to COVID-19

A State of Michigan Executive Order is allowing clinicians to submit for Continuing Medical Education for hours worked responding directly to the COVID-19 emergency between March 17, 2020 - May 28, 2020 .

Executive Order 2020-49   provides that LARA may recognize hours worked responding to the COVID-19 pandemic as hours toward continuing education courses or programs required for licensure.

The Order is effective immediately and continues through May 28, 2020 at 11:59 pm.
All hours must be submitted by  June 15, 2020 .

For questions, please contact: Melissa Budd at mbudd@domoa.org
COVID-19 Response Catalogue
Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Supplies and more

The MOA has partnered with a local vendor to offer a COVID-19 Response Catalogue. The catalogue is online, offering supplies from PPE to remote office essentials. The Response Catalogue lists the Country of Manufacture so you ensure the products you order are made in the U.S.A., accepts online orders and delivers the supplies to your doorstep.
COVID-19 Materials and Business Impact Survey
How has COVID-19 Impacted your practice?

As the MOA is attempting to fill the needs of our members, we are trying to get a better grasp of what those needs are and what changes the COVID-19 crisis has caused for our membership. Please take a moment to complete the short survey to share your insight on how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted your practice.
COVID-19
Workplace Safety Guidance For Outpatient Healthcare Facilities
Outpatient Healthcare Guidance

Have questions regarding reopening? Call The Workplace Safety And Health Hotline
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) launched a new hotline to help answer COVID-19 workplace guideline questions. The new toll-free number will provide additional support, utilizing experienced MIOSHA staff, to best answer questions from employers and workers to quickly respond to inquiries related to COVID-19 for all involved.

Employers and employees with questions regarding workplace safety and health may contact MIOSHA using the new hotline at: 855-SAFEC19 (855-723-3219) .
Resources for COVID-19

As information on the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) from around the world is shared, the MOA is aggregating data, announcements and changes in requirements. The MOA participates in daily meetings to study updates to the situation in Michigan and stay informed on how other states are responding to the outbreak of COVID-19. The MOA will share updates and announcements from various health organizations and state agencies and post on: www.domoa.org/covid-19

COVID-19 Hotlines
MDHHS COVID-19 Emergency Lab Network Hotline: 888-277-9894  
Clinicians should call this number to have the patient’s symptoms and risk factors assessed against the prioritization criteria. If the patient meets criteria, MDHHS will provide instructions for obtaining laboratory testing.

MDHHS Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Hotline:  888-535-6136  
(7 days a week, 8am- 5pm)
For general information on COVID-19 and how the state is working to lessen the risks and limit the spread of COVID-19.  

Centers for Disease Control:  800-232-4636
For general information on COVID-19 on a national and worldwide level. 
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