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The MOA Office Will be Closed in Observance of this Holiday on July 3rd, 2020.


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

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2020 MOA Virtual Convention: June 5-7th, 2020

Can we say WOW! A special thank you to ALL that participated once again in our first ever Virtual Convention! We had over 200 viewers and participants at our event, from over 11 different states! We offered 23.5 AOA 1A CMEs with options to obtain AMA Cat. 1 and AAFP Prescribed credits as well.

We celebrated 109 years of hosting the Annual Convention this year, and are so appreciative of everyone who went on the journey into the virtual world with us. We hope to celebrate our 110th year with you ALL at the beautiful Samoset Resort next year, so mark your calendars now! June 11-13, 2021. But first, join us February 12-14th, 2021 in Portland, Maine for our Midwinter Symposium. 

Did you miss your chance to tune in to the live convention?

Contact MOA staff to get access to our On Demand sessions. Tell your colleagues there is still time to partake in the Convention!

The entire event will be available for 30 days--still time to get your CMEs! 23.5 Credits for $440 (Members) or $640 (Non-Members)

Learn More about the virtual Convention HERE. 

 

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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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

CALL TO MEETING:

MOA President David Scaccia, D.O., MPH will convene a Special Virtual Meeting of the MOA General Assembly in order to vote on Resolutions for Consideration by the 2020 AOA House of Delegates. 

Please join us July 9th at 7PM. 

Meeting materials and access links will be provided within 7 days of the meeting to all dues-paid MOA members. In Accordance with MOA Bylaws, this notice of a special meeting is being provided at least 10 days in advance.


 

Lisa Gouldsbrough, D.O. Will Chair MOA Task Force on Equity/Systemic Racism


06/05/2020

The Maine Osteopathic Association has convened a task force that will examine the role of systemic racism in the state of Maine and within our healthcare system, providing education that speaks to these issues. We invite member participation in this effort and will be continually updating membership of this work.

As of June 25th, 2020, MOA President David Scaccia, D.O. has appointed Lisa Gouldsbrough, D.O. MOA Past President and Board Member, to chair this Task Force.

The first Task Force Meeting will be held in July, date and time TBA. This first meeting will establish goals and action items. To ensure that our members' voices are heard throughout this process, we need YOU!

Contact the MOA office to sign up to join the Task Force or Share Your input


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 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

Weekly E-Newsletter:

Welcome to the MOA E-newsletter for June 26th, 2020:

  • MOA News: CALL TO MEETING: MOA President Dr. Scaccia Invites MOA Members to Convene for a special meeting July 9th at 7PM, New Chair of Task Force on Equity: Lisa Gouldsbrough, D.O.
  • News to Use: NO CDC Provider Briefing July 2nd, MHA and MMA Ask State Leaders for Funding for Maine Hospitals and Physicians, Steve Diaz, MD is elected Chair of the Maine Hospital Association Board of Directors
  • Physician Wellness: Is it time to you to Recalibrate? Check Your Fiscal Fitness, FREE Cold Brew or Iced Chai from Vagabond for Healthcare Providers on the Frontlines in the Portland AreaSign up here!,
  • Public Health: CDC and MaineHealth CTI Announce New Tobacco Resources-- Maine QuitLink
  • Practice Management: MaineCare Services Proposed Increase in Hospital Reimbursement Rates, MOA Medical Economics Committee Update Need to find PPE for your practice? Updated MOA Resource List Here
  • New in Classifieds---Augusta, ME Pain Practice Seeks New Provider to take on practice:  Contact Alan Ross, MD at 207-441-9376, or email rossphysiatry@gmail.com

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