June 26, 2020
Weekly E-Newsletter
These and other stories can be found on our blog: blog.columbusmedicalassociation.org
Advocacy Update - June 2020
CMA public policy consultant, Malcolm Porter, is back with another advocacy update.

This time he goes over 3 major house bills that physicians should be aware of, public policy related to COVID-19 and systemic racism, as well as what the CMA Political Action Committee is up too in preparation for the 2020 election.

Do No Harm: It’s Time to Ban LGBTQ+ Conversion Therapy in Ohio
"With that perspective, how could we stand by as fellow healthcare practitioners peddle in debunked and harmful therapies on vulnerable populations?"

Read CMA Board Member and fourth-year medical student at the Ohio State University College of Medicine, Douglas J. Weaver's incredible blog on why Ohio needs to ban LBGTQ+ conversion therapy.

CMA Physicians Interview Legislative Candidates
This week co-Chairs Drs. Stephanie Costa and Bill Cotton led the CMA Political Action Committee in consideration of Central Ohio legislators for recommendations to OSMA for legislative endorsements. Included in these considerations was an interview of Dr. Rachael Morocco, a pediatrician and candidate for Ohio House of Representatives from Delaware County.

Any CMA physician who is interested in Politics and/or Public Policy is welcome to contact Lisa Oyer , CMA Member Relations Manager, to get plugged in to your area of interest. 
RSVP to Learn More About the Physicians Leadership Academy
More than ever, physicians need to be resilient and PLA can help you become ready to lead in our challenging environment.

Learn how at one of the upcoming virtual PLA information sessions on July 9th and July 21.

Contact Diane May to RSVP today.
From our Sponsors: Orthopedic ONE Grows by Five New Surgeons
Orthopedic ONE is pleased to announce five new physicians who have recently joined or will join the practice soon - increasing its roster to 61 leading orthopedic and physical medicine specialists. One began practice in February and the remaining four will begin seeing patients in August or September at locations across the practice’s central Ohio footprint.

We have some new members that recently joined the Columbus Medical Association! Learn who they are below and be sure to welcome them to the community!
Melinda Schumacher, MD
Pathology
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

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