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March 24, 2020

An Important Announcement Regarding the MOA 109th Annual Convention: We’re Going Virtual!

With the state of emergency declared at the national and state levels regarding COVID-19, the Maine Osteopathic Association Program Committee has decided to move forward with a “Virtual Convention” in lieu of our June 2020 in-person live CME event. We did not come to this decision lightly, but believe it is best to keep our members and other physicians on the front lines of this crisis safe during uncertain times.

Therefore, the MOA Annual Convention scheduled for June 5-7th, 2020 at The Samoset Resort is cancelled. However, registration will begin immediately for a “Virtual Convention” that will allow you participate and earn your CME credits at home this year during the previously scheduled timeframe: June 5-7th, 2020.

Any reservations made at The Samoset Resort will be automatically cancelled, with notifications sent to your reservation email within 24 hours-- you do NOT need to contact the hotel. Please be sure to cancel your other travel arrangements (details below).

Click Here for Virtual Convention Details.


 

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

An Important Message from your MOA President

David Scaccia, DO, MPH--March 27, 2020

Members-- Click Here to View


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As Osteopathic Healthcare professionals, residents, students and support, our members are vital to the front lines of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Please tell us how COVID-19 is directly impacting how you practice, teach, study and even how its impacting you personally. As believers in the balance of the body, it is important we band together to ensure we can all find the balance amidst the chaos. 

*The information share here will not be distributed in any way and is intended to better assist the MOA in serving our members, you input is greatly appreciated*

Share Your Story With Us Here.

More to Come- We are working on an online community forum for members to easily communicate with each other. Stay tuned!

Stay Up to Date, Check our Resource Page

The MOA Has Created a COVID-19 Resource Page for Physicians on our website www.mainedo.org, which is updated daily. Please bookmark it and check for updates and new information. We will continue to send periodic updates via email.


The  MOA is seeking nominations for our annual awards! 
 
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 March 27th, 2020:

  • MOA News: An Important Message from your MOA President, Click Here to share how COVID-19 is affecting you, your practice and your patients.
  • News to Use: Good News: First combined match results in all-time high percentage of DO students matched in training programs, COVID-19- Latest News & Updates, Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship Application information now available, Gov's Opioid Response Summit: Call for abstracts deadline extended to April 18th, UNE student develops COVID Sitters program to help healthcare providers in Maine-- See details below to sign up!
  • Public Health:  Maine CDC Updates Including new guidelines on testing/isolation, Maintaining Childhood Immunizations during COVID-19
  • Practice Management: CMS COVID-19 updates, including new findings from Kirkland
  • Classifieds: Belgrade Regional Health Center Seeks BC/BE Family Med Physician-- contact Communications@HealthReach.org

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