July 9, 2020 • Published by the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati
Thanks to our physician members and all health care professionals who are working tirelessly and selflessly to protect our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
News for Academy Members and the Cincinnati Medical Community
Members asked to vote on two separate important issues
Academy Active members in good standing are being asked to vote on two separate important items in the next couple of weeks. You will receive email invitations to vote. Please review the attached documents in preparation for voting.

  • Voting is currently underway to approve or reject proposed changes to the Academy's Code of Regulations. Please review the changes here. Voting on this issue ends Tuesday, July 14, at noon. Emails were sent to Active members for whom we have current email addresses.

  • Next up, the election for 2020-2021 Council members will be held. Look for your ballot to arrive via email next week. Again, emails will be sent to Active members for whom we have current email addresses. This year, you will vote for president-elect and four (4) councilors from the candidates on the ballot. To help members "meet the candidates," the staff has prepared a short informational sheet on those running for office. Additionally, here is a listing of current Council members.

If you have any questions about either of these items, contact the Academy.
Register now for the September 28 Golf Outing
Registration is open for the Academy's 2nd Annual Golf Outing to be held Monday, September 28, at Maketewah Country Club.

Get your foursome together and sign up now. This year's format features a shotgun start at 1:00 p.m. with lunch and registration at noon, and the Awards Ceremony immediately following play. Beverages will be available throughout the day on the course. According to current regulations surrounding COVID-19, all food and beverages must be served by Maketewah staff. Masks are required in public areas but not on the course or while eating. Two players are allowed to ride together in a cart but you may opt to ride as a single if you prefer. You'll be able to purchase raffle chances for some exciting gift baskets, participate in split-the-pot, and buy some mulligans for those very important do-overs.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Sponsorships range from $500 to $4,000. Find your level and secure your sponsorship now.

Thanks to our sponsors to date:

See you on the links.
Medical organizations and Ohio urge patients to wear face coverings
OAFP campaign
OAFP launches campaign encouraging patients to mask and distance

As Ohio continues with daily life during a pandemic, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) along with Ohio State Medical Association; the Ohio Osteopathic Association; the Ohio Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians; the Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association; and the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers, strongly encourage everyone to remember: Doctor’s Orders: Mask+6.

A new social media campaign is underway urging Ohioans to wear a face covering and practice physical distancing when in public. As part of the campaign, the OAFP is asking its members, and physicians across the state, to share the Doctor’s Orders: Mask+6 campaign logo in their practice locations and on practice websites to help spread the word.

In addition to using face coverings and distancing, family physicians urge patients and the public-at-large to follow all safety guidelines to prevent spread such as regular hand washing and not touching your face.

AMA, AHA, ANA issue open letter urging public to wear a mask to stop COVID-19 spread

Leading US medical and health organizations today called on the American people to stay home and to take simple steps, including wearing a mask and practicing physical distancing, to stop the spread of COVID-19 and save lives.

Ohio governor announces health order for masks

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that an order to wear facial coverings has been signed by Ohio Department of Health Interim Director Lance Himes for Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull counties due to them reaching a Level 3 on the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

Ohio offers signage that can be downloaded and printed for use in your office/business.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States
UC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds 
Webinar Session (Due to COVID-19, offered via WebEx Only)

July 15, 2020 – "Applying advanced transcriptomics to the study of lung disease"
Jane Yu, PhD & Yan Xu, PhD

July 22, 2020 – Topic TBD
Jen Cook, MD

Sessions are held noon to 1:00 p.m. on most Wednesdays (available remotely to all Academy members at no charge.)

Physician Well-Being Summer Series

With the added pressures of COVID-19, physician well-being is more important than ever.

Plan to join the Ohio State Medical Association this summer for its Physician Well-Being Summer Series, featuring free virtual gatherings for all Ohio physicians on a variety of topics important to professional and personal health.

Session 3 features "Physician Mental Health – Preventing Suicide & Building Resilience," July 22 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Presenter is Christine Moutier, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
The Academy office is closed temporarily, however staff members are working remotely and can be reached via email or voice mail.
The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, founded in 1857, is the not-for-profit, county medical society for physicians in Hamilton County, Ohio.

As a professional association, the Academy of Medicine exists to organize, represent, advocate for, and serve all Greater Cincinnati physicians in all specialties and all practice settings.