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:
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
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:
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