Serving the Osteopathic Profession in the state of Maine since 1912!

 

 


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. 

For Attendees: CME Attestations, Evaluations and Outcomes Surveys are due July 15th!


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. 

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 
When: Jul 9, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
Topic: MOA Special General Assembly Meeting 

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QT-Vn8RST3yvpuAFOg2ZQg 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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.


Image may contain: 3 people, text that says 'LAWRENCE BAILEY, D.O.'Recognizing Lawrence Bailey, D.O.

Lawrence Bailey, D.O. has been a member of the Maine Osteopathic Association since 1945, when the annual dues were $5 a year! At 100 years old, he is the oldest living Past-President of the MOA, and has received our prestigious Distinguished Service award twice (pictured receiving one of those times in 1977). He graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1944 and he was proudly one of the first Osteopathic Physicians to serve as staff at an all M.D. hospital in Maine. He practiced in the Brunswick area for many years.

We recently reconnected with Dr. Bailey when he participated in his first ever ZOOM conference call for our June 2020 Past President’s Council meeting. In his own words:

"Thank you for inviting me to tonight’s MOA Past President’s Council Meeting. Over my 50 years of practicing Osteopathic Medicine I attended many MOA meetings in homes, hospitals, board rooms, convention rooms and resorts. When I retired 30 years ago computers were in their infancy…..so it probably won’t surprise you that tonight was my first ZOOM meeting...I appreciate the heartfelt efforts of tonight’s physicians supporting Osteopathic Medicine."

We commend Dr. Bailey for a long and selfless career. Please share our post on Facebook!

Another Member Shoutout: 

Kiran Mangalam, DO, MOA Board Member, appeared on PBS NewsHour where he talks about his spirital practice in the wake of COVID-19. Click here to view his comments.


MOA Sends Letter to Gov Mills' Office Supporting $20 Million in Additional COVID-19 Relief Funding for Maine's Private Practice Physicians

As we shared via our newsletter a few weeks ago, the Maine Hospital Association and Maine Medical Association submitted a request to the Governor's Office on June 24, 2020 asking state leaders for a portion of the $1.2 billion for related expenditures, and massive revenue losses, from directly responding to the pandemic.This week MOA Leadership drafted and submitted comments echoing the need for this funding, especially for Maine's private practice physicians. Read the comments we submitted here.

We thank our members who connected with us via various channels and provided us information about their practices and experiences. Please do not hesitate to reach out to MOA Executive Director Amanda Richards at arichards@mainedo.org if you have any further input on this issue.Read the comments we submitted here.


 

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 your MOA E-newsletter for July 9th, 2020:

  • MOA News: CALL TO MEETING: MOA President Dr. Scaccia Invites MOA Members to Convene for a special meeting TONIGHT, July 9th at 7PM, MOA Task Force to meet July 22nd 7PM
  • News to Use: MOA Member Corner-- Recognizing Dr. Bailey, MOA Sent Comments to Gov Mills' Office this week Echoing Need for $20M in relief for Maine Private Practice Physicians, UNE COM Needs YOU!
  • Public Health: US Officially Withdraws from WHO
  • Practice Management: Physicians Are Scrambling for PPE -- Do YOU have what you need? Let us know. MaineCare providers have until July 20, 2020 to apply to the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund’s Medicaid Distribution
  • New in Upcoming Events: Virtual Opioid Summit July 23rd, UNE COM Speed Networking will be held virtually August 8th -- Sign up here.

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