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In Observation of Memorial Day,
The MOA Office will be CLOSED on Monday, May 28th
Hat's Off to UNE COM Grads!
Congratulations once again to the COM Class of 2018. If you missed the excitement, watch the Facebook Live video of the ceremony at https://www.facebook.com/COMatUNE/videos/10155298404182540/
2018 MOA Programs Available Online On-Demand NOW!
To View & purchase these and other osteopathic CME programs, visit DOcme!
MOA MEMBERS: Call to Meeting!
Next MOA General Membership and Business Meeting will be held on Friday, June 8th 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
In the Bay Point Ballroom at the Samoset Resort (220 Warrenton Street, Rockport, ME)
Agenda items will include: MOA Updates, AOA Update, ACOFP Update, Review of the 2019 Proposed Budget, and elections for MOA Board Members. In accordance with our MOA by-laws, this written notification is being provided 30 days in advance.
All dues paid members (current as of June 1, 2018) of the MOA are encouraged attend and cast their vote.
The complete agenda for this meeting, as well as the minutes from the February 2018 General Membership Meeting are available online at mainedo.org on the "General Membership Meeting" page. You will need to login to view these documents. Please click here to login to your mainedo.org account.
These documents are password protected. When prompted after clicking the links to the Dropbox documents, please enter the password sent to your email inbox.
MOA Members: It's Time to Renew Your Membership!
Dues Invoices Have Been Mailed and will be arriving soon to your mailbox. Payments are due June 1, 2018.
Click Here to Login and Pay Your 2018-2019 Dues Online!
Have you Heard the News?
The MOA has a new home as of April 24th, 2018
Our new Mailing Address will be:
PO Box 315
Manchester, ME 04351
Our New Physical Address will be:
29 Association Drive
Manchester, ME 04351
All Other Contact Info Will Remain the Same:
Phone: (207) 623-1101
Fax: (207) 623-4228
MOA Annual Convention Countdown:
Only 3 Weeks Left to Register!
June 8-10th, 2018
This year's theme is Relax, Re-Energize, Reconnect!
Take some time to invest in yourself and connect with your colleagues at the seaside Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME!
Announcing Our Friday Keynote Luncheon Lecture:
“Global Health— the Difference a D.O. Can Make”
Presented by William Cunningham, DO, MHA
Friday, June 8th —-11:30-1:00pm in the Rockland/Rockport Rooms
Goals for this session:
1. Inform participants on osteopathic resources in global health
2. Provide insight on global experiences
3. Inform participants on opportunities in global health experiences
About William Cunningham, DO, MHA: Dr. William Cunningham is the Associate Dean for West Michigan for the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Director of the Institute for Global Health at Michigan State University. At Michigan State University, he was appointed to the Curriculum Committee Revision Task Force and served in that capacity for three years until the completion of the project. He serves as the College Representative on the University Curriculum Committee, which is the governing body for all curriculum at Michigan State University. He is also a member of the Osteopathic College Curriculum Committee. As Director of the Institute for Global Health he has expanded the footprint to include research, education and capacity building in fourteen countries on four continents. He is currently developing a Masters in Global Health for the University. Dr. Cunningham’s passion is to continuously build relationships that will create programs and good will in order to bring hope and health to our communities.
Updated Convention Schedule Now Available Online!
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Welcome to your MOA E-news Brief for May 25th, 2018!
The Highlights: TWO WEEKS the MOA 2018 Annual Convention: Special Event Updates, Suggested Relaxation Activities & More! MOA Dues Renewals are Due June 1st! Click Here to Login and Pay Your Dues Online. 4 MOA Programs Added to DOcme's online, on-demand CME library-- check them out here!, View From the Hill: Era of Increasing Drug Prices Coming ot An End? & Seven Opioid-related Bills Recently Passed at the Capitol, New Hampshire recently became the fourth state approved to implement a work requirement for certain Medicaid beneficiaries, Maine's is Named One of the Best Medical Examiner Offices in the Country, Beware a DEA Registration Extortion Scam, Pain Specialists Report Significant Barriers to Care, 2 DOs elected to Federation of State Medical Boards leadership positions, OMED 2018 Registration Now Open, ACOFP Accepting Nominations for Board of Governors, Maine vaccination opt-out rate rose in 2017-2018, Urge patients to confirm address for new Medicare Cards, Practice Tips from Medical Mutual, classified ads, NEW upcoming events & more!
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MOA Member Corner
This week, learn more about Dr. Scaccia, DO, MPH, & MOA's President-elect:
Medical school: 1980 graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: Osteopathic Hospital of Maine
Residency: Occupational medicine through the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Military service: After serving a total of 26 years as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy, Dr. Scaccia retired from the US Naval Reserves at the rank of Captain.
Civil service: Following his military service, he practiced occupational medicine as a civil service physician for the Department of Defense at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.
Board certification: Dr. Scaccia is board certified in family practice by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and in occupational medicine by the American Board of Preventive Medicine.
Current work: He is currently a private consultant in occupational medicine based in Kittery, Maine.
Hobbies: Singing and playing guitar.
Special interest: Studied financial planning and is a licensed CFP.
Why did you choose to become an osteopathic physician? My biggest influence was my father, Nicholas C. Scaccia, D.O. While growing up, I got to see firsthand the huge impact that a dedicated, astute, and caring osteopathic physician could have on their patients’ lives. I was “hooked” early on! I also took advantage of a truly great opportunity to enter private practice with my father for five years following training. I’ll never forget this invaluable experience.
Why do you support the MOA? The Maine Osteopathic Association is the voice of approximately 400 osteopathic physicians an additional 500 residents and students. It does a great job of serving its members with professional education, advocacy, and member services. The MOA is truly the voice of the osteopathic physicians in Maine while supporting our goals and professional agendas.
What can osteopathic physicians do to support the profession? Be active and have a voice right here at the state level! The MOA welcomes its members to serve on one of our six committees: program, membership, payer/payee, technology, finance, and legislative. Get involved!
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What is Osteopathic Medicine?
Osteopathic medicine is a distinctive form of medical care founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health. This philosophy was developed in 1874 by Dr. Andrew Taylor Still, who pioneered the concept of "wellness" and recognized the importance of treating illness within the context of the whole body. Read More
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