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Dues Payments were due June 1st for on-time renewal. 

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August "Back to School" CME Deals -- 3 Great Offerings

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SIMPLY CME: Series Starts August 22nd

MOA is glad to partner with MAOPS to offer Virtual CME via their new series Simply CME. Follow the link below to SIGN UP (Special Discount for MOA members!)

August 22, 2020
8.0 AOA or AMA Cat 1 Credits, $199 for MOA members! ($249 for non-members)

https://www.maops.org/page/simplycme


2020 MOA Virtual Convention: Did you miss out?

Get it all online!

On YOUR time. We are now offering 18.25 AOA Cat. 1 Credits from the Virtual Convention as an Online Bundle. Get it for $590 for non-members, $490 for members (contact MOA staff for a special coupon code to get your discounted rate). You will have 60 days after your purchase to view content and receive credit.

Click Here to Order the Convention On Demand Option

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ACOFP "Intensive Osteopathic Update 2020"

The OMT Update will take place completely virtually over two weekends (Aug. 14–16 & Aug. 21–23) and will feature an overview of the practices & principles instrumental to osteopathic family medicine, as well as an OMT track!

Register today, use promo code IOU100ME at checkout to save $100 on your full-conference registration, don't forget to mention the MOA!

 


MOA Resource Page for Physicians--Stay Updated & Informed on (Covid-19) Corona Virus 2019

For Patients: Maine's 211 Information System Activated to Respond to COVID-19 Concerns. Call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 to get answers.

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Double Rate Discount Available When You Refinance With SoFi Now Through August 15th

The CARES Act has paused payments and interest on federal student loans, and now is a great time to manage your private student loan debt. Check your rate at SoFi.com/AOA from now through 8/15/20 and receive double the rate discount—0.50%

Refinancing your private student loans could help. Here are two refinancing scenarios:

1) Lower your monthly payment - When you refinance your private student loans, you can choose to extend your loan term, which may lower how much you

pay each month.

2) Lower your overall cost - You can shorten your loan term, which will help you save more in the long-term by paying less interest over time.

Check your rate now at http://sofi.com/aoa

 


 

Did you know that you can get AOA Category 1-A Credits Online?

Osteopathic educational programs in all specialties can be found at DOcme, a collaboration between many state osteopathic associations like the MOA. Get your credits on your own time!

Visit: ​https://www.docme.org/

MOA News

Congratulations to our 2020 MOA Scholarship Recipients!


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2020Each year, the Maine Osteopathic Association awards annual scholarships to osteopathic medical students from Maine. This year brought a record number of applicants (18)! MOA Scholarships are funded by the Maine Osteopathic Educational Foundation. After careful consideration, the selections committee agreed to award $1,000 scholarships to the following students (listed in no particular order):

Congratulations to our 2020 MOA Scholarship recipients! And thank you to our generous donors to the MOEF who made these gifts possible. If you would like to donate to the MOEF to insure our ability to provide future scholarships, please click here.


 

Maine Osteopathic Association Announces New Partnership with ActionPPE

MOA has teamed up with ActionPPE.org to help ALL ME DOCTORS and their PRACTICES to operate safely with proper PPE SUPPLIES. Visit  https://actionppe.org/3/mainedo/ to get your PPE now.rder Discounted PPE that you need and get it delivered right to your door!


 MOA Members: Use code MAINEDO5OFFAUGUST for 5% off your order!



If you are in need of N95 Masks (K95 available via link above) or any other PPE that you do not see above, please contact Amanda Richards, MOA Executive Director at arichards@mainedo.org or 207-623-1101.

The MOA has also secured an additional new source of PPE options.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE – ORDER NOW! https://actionppe.org/3/mainedo/


MOA Executive Director joins the Board of National Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors (AOSED)

On Tuesday, July 28th, MOA Executive Director Amanda Richards was elected to the AOSED Board of Trustees for a two-year term. This appointment continues a legacy of Maine involvement in the organization; previous MOA Executive Director Angela Cole Westhoff served as President of AOSED 2016-2017.

AOSED was organized in 1918 for the purpose of strengthening AOA-affiliated state divisional societies, promoting coordination of divisional society programs, providing assistance for the development of divisional society leadership, and aiding with efforts of the AOA in the advancement of the osteopathic profession in the United States. 


MOA Summer Office Hours Notice:

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, MOA Office Hours are as follows:
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Fridays 8:30am-12:30pm


The  MOA is STILL seeking nominations for our annual awards! 
Our Awards Ceremony has been postponed, giving us more time to accept nominations. 
 
Below is the breakdown of our different awards, you can use our online Nomination Form to nominate a colleague.  We hope you will be attendance as we honor our peers for their dedication and achievements!
 
  • MOA Distinguished Service Award This is the highest honor that the MOA can bestow upon an individual.  This award is presented to a D.O. who has made an immediate significant contribution to the osteopathic profession through a major endeavor for the good of the profession and society and has made a major impact on the osteopathic profession and society over the course of his/her career.1)
  •  Louis Hanson, D.O. Physician of the Year - This award is given to a D.O. who has demonstrated a high quality of practice, a compassionate interest in patients and a commitment to his or her community.  Community is defined broadly to include activities at the local, state or national level and involvement in osteopathic institutions (i.e.: college, hospital, MOA, etc.)
  • MOA Young Physician of the Year - This award is given to a D.O. who has been in practice for at least one full year and not more than five years.  The award is given to a physician who has already demonstrated involvement as a practitioner and member of his or her community and who also demonstrated the potential to become a major force in osteopathic medicine in the future. 
  • Roswell P. Bates, D.O., Public Service Award - This award is given for outstanding achievement in public health, political or community service that enhances and demonstrates the Osteopathic Profession’s commitment to service above and beyond that of direct patient care.
  •  The Sandra Featherman, PhD, Osteopathic Champion Award – (Previously the MOA Board Award)- This award is one that honors an osteopathic physician and/or friend of the osteopathic profession who has made a recent outstanding and significant contribution to the osteopathic profession in Maine

​Nominate a colleague for an MOA award HERE!
August 15th is the new deadline for nominations 


Weekly E-Newsletter:

Welcome to your MOA E-newsletter for August 7th, 2020

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