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May 20, 2022

IN THIS ISSUE: Celebrating Physicians 50-Years in Practice | CMA's Annual Celebration TOMORROW!| Advocacy Update | RSVP to Culinary Medicine's African Heritage Diet | Save the Date for CMA's Happy Hour Popup | A Message from the Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan

Celebrating Physicians 50 Years in Medicine: Bhagwan Satiani, MD and William Bay, MD

With the return of the Columbus Medical Association's Annual Celebration on Saturday, May 21, themed "Around the World," the CMA is honoring members of this year's class of 50-year physicians.

Thanks to the exclusive sponsorship of the Columbus Medical Association Foundation, Dr. Robert Falcone, CEO of Columbus Medical Association and its affiliates, sits down for one-on-one conversations with these legendary physicians.

In this edition, Dr. Falcone is joined by Dr. Bhagwan Satiani, a prominent vascular surgeon and OSU professor, and Dr. William Bay who practiced nephrology in Columbus for 41 years. 

Watch Now!
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CMA's Annual Celebration | Around the World for a Night

Tomorrow's the Big Day!


The event you all have been waiting for is finally here and we're so excited to see everyone!

Here are a few helpful reminders: 

  • Where: Huntington Park (Clippers Stadium)
  • When: 7:00 pm
  • Parking: Free reserved parking in the “H” lot (see map)
  • Suggested Attire: Cocktail (covered, but open-air venue)
  • Fantastic raffle and silent auction prizes
  • All food and drinks included

Questions? Contact Lynn at

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Advocacy Update: Mental Health Training for Coaches and Save the Date for September PAC Event

CMA Supports Mental Health Training for High School Coaches. This week the CMA provided support for HB 492 to the Ohio House Primary and Secondary Education Committee. Coaches can spend large amounts of time and have special relationships with their teams. Several Central Ohio physicians are a part of supporting increased information for coaches to help them be aware of resources available to help their players and families.

Recreational Marijuana Ballot Initiative Postponed to 2023. As a result of a legal settlement, proponents of legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes have suspended their legislative initiative efforts for 2022. The State has agreed to receive the initiative petitions in January of 2023, and if the new legislature does not adopt the proposal, the proponents will have the opportunity for a ballot initiative in November of 2023.

Hold the Date: PAC Event September 22

Dr. Mysheika Roberts will be the special guest at the CMA's annual reception for physicians who support the CMA's PAC will be held on Thursday, September 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Dr. Pat Ecklar. 

A Message from the Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan

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Since 2018, community organizations have come together to implement strategies that address the alarming number of central Ohioans suffering with and dying from opioid addiction. Despite our efforts, nearly 700 Franklin County residents died of an opioid overdose in 2021, up 22% from 2019. As the opioid epidemic continues to rise, Franklin County Public Health has created a health practitioner toolkit. Health Practitioner Toolkit Link

SCOPE of Pain: Continuing Education Series

In addition to useful information regarding the current epidemic, the website contains links to evidence-based resources and educational programs offering complementary CME, including SCOPE of Pain created by Boston University. SCOPE of Pain provides guidance for safer/ competent opioid prescribing through online training modules. Several modules cover recognizing and managing individuals with a substance use disorder, and encouraging safer opioid prescribing practices to treat acute and chronic pain. SCOPE of Pain Link

Columbus & Franklin County Addiction Plan Website

The Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan also hosts a website [], which includes local resources available for individuals who use drugs, including where to find Narcan, fentanyl tests strips and sterile syringes. Educational materials are available to assist health care practitioners better understand interventions to keep patients safe from harm until they are ready to seek treatment. The Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan's new website is now live. Please check it out!

RSVP! CMA's Culinary Medicine Community Event | African Heritage Diet


Come learn about the African Heritage Diet with the CMA's Culinary Medicine Community on May 24! We'll uncover the influence Africa, the Caribbean, and the American South have had on what we know today as Soul Food.

Rosemary Riley will introduce participants to some of the key champions celebrating African Heritage and its connection to health, while also preparing two delicious recipes that will become family favorites. 

Click button below to RSVP.

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RSVP! CMA's Happy Hour Popup

Thursday, June 9th


Please join The CMA on June 9th for our Happy Hour Pop-Up from 5-8 PM at Huli Huli Tiki Lounge in Powell. Space is reserved for CMA members to socialize while enjoying appetizers and drinks with your CMA colleagues.

Learn More/RSVP

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