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Time to Renew
  Cheers with Peers   In Memoriam
  Update Your Profile
Congrats Grads   FOMC   Leadership Grants
  Recruit a Member
Call for Abstracts   CMS QPP   TIPS Training
  Vaccination News

 

Renew Your AOMA Membership - Protect and Promote Your Profession

Thank you for your membership and support this past year. AOMA membership is insurance for your profession and peace of mind knowing that we are working on your behalf and unwavering in our commitment to protect your best interests. The AOMA membership cycle ends soon, so please renew your membership today.

Top 10 Reasons to Renew Your AOMA Membership

  • 800+ Fantastic Members
  • Professional Development & Business of Medicine Support
  • Career Center
  • Annual Convention, Fall Seminar, & OMM Workshop
  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Regulatory Support
  • AOMA Digest
  • DO Day at the Legislature
  • Health Care Reform Advocacy
  • Best way to stay in touch with my profession
Please help us save paper and postage renew your membership online today. Click on the Renew button.
 

 

Congratulations Graduates

On Friday, May 26, 2017, A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona will graduate 103 osteopathic medical students during its commencement ceremony at the Mesa Arts Center Ikeda Theater in Mesa, Arizona.

Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine will confer osteopathic medical degrees to 223 candidates on May 31, 2017 in the Midwestern University Auditorium in Glendale, Arizona.

Congratulations to the Class of 2017!

 

AOMA 37th Annual Fall Seminar - Call for Abstracts

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) will hold its 37th Annual Fall Seminar in Tucson, Arizona on November 11 & 12, 2017.

The AOMA Professional Education Committee invites you to submit an abstract for a lecture at the Seminar. Lectures are 55 or 85 minutes in length including 5 to 10 minutes for questions.

To submit an abstract for consideration the following criteria must be met:

  • The presenter must be an active member of the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association
  • The physician must be board certified in his/her specialty
  • The lecture must incorporate osteopathic practices and principles
  • Abstract and CV must be emailed to Janet Weigel, AOMA Director of Education, at janet@az-osteo.org by June 9, 2017

If your lecture is chosen by the Committee for presentation, you will be notified by June 30, 2017 and sent a speaker agreement for completion. Download the criteria for abstract submission at www.az-osteo.org/abstract.

 

Cheers with Peers - New Physicians in Practice Networking Event

Come join your new physicians in practice friends for Cheers with Peers happy hour and networking at the Scottsdale Beer Company next month. Spouses and guests are welcome. Please make sure to RVSP at www.az-osteo.org/Cheers to save your place!

Thursday, June 15, 2017
5:30 pm

Scottsdale Beer Company
8608 East Shea Boulevard
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
www.scottsdalebeercompany.com

See you in a couple of weeks!

 

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd Annual Flagstaff Osteopathic Medical Conference

Earn CME in the cool pines of Flagstaff. The 3rd Annual Flagstaff Osteopathic Medical Conference (FOMC) is Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Flagstaff Medical Center.

Proposed topics include psychiatry, neurology, diabetes, opioids/substance abuse, cardiovascular disease, geriatric/pallliative care, and pediatrics. Full agenda is pending. Registration will be open soon. AOMA anticipates that this conference will offer up to 6.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits.

 

CMS Quality Payment Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is working to identify which clinicians should take part in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). To determine if you should participate, CMS has prepared a quick-reference article 8 Ways to Know if You Should Participate in the Quality Payment Program. Additionally, CMS has free resources to help:

Download 8 Ways to Know article.

 

In Memoriam

David Rabinowitz, DO, passed away peacefully in Santa Cruz,California on April 21, 2017 at the age of 81. Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey, Dr. Rabinowitz graduated from University of Pennsylvania, and later earned his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He met his future wife, Barbara Urist of South Haven, Michigan, while serving his internship at Zieger Osteopathic Hospital in Detroit and in 1969 move to Phoenix, Arizona.

A founding member of Clinical Associates in Internal Medicine in Phoenix, Dr. Rabinowitz was the medical director of Phoenix General Hospital, Community Hospital in Phoenix, and Kaplan College’s respiratory therapy department. He was a guest

 

lecturer at Occidental College and treasured his work as an educator teaching medical students and mentoring many internists. His manner was frank and full of humor. He was known for his “zingers” that made groups of friends and strangers alike have a laugh.

Dr. Rabinowitz loved animals and nature, and espoused the same in his family. A citrus orchard, organic vegetables and a rose and bulb garden were the pride of his home in the desert. He had deep concerns about farming techniques and the world food supply long before it became the familiar chatter of today. In 1978, while still practicing medicine, he purchased his first farm in North East Iowa, and began a career as a gentleman farmer. The Rabinowitz Family Farms now operate as a team effort and the farms participate in cover crop, wildlife restoration and pollinator programs in Iowa and South Dakota.

Dr. Rabinowitz is survived by his two daughters, Ruth Rabinowitz of Santa Cruz and Shauna Rabinowitz of Berkeley; son-in-law Tor Berg (Berkeley) and their two children: granddaughter, Dakota Rabinowitz-Berg (14) and grandson, Ezra Rabinowitz-Berg (11). Any kind acts of charity can be made in his memory to the Arizona Humane Society.

 

Leadership Grants for Residents - Applications Being Accepted

AOMA offers assistance for residents to reach their full potential through the Arizona Emerging Osteopathic Leaders Grants program. Grants are available to assist residents who need financial assistance to take advantage of leadership opportunities and professional development. Applications are being accepted and are available online at www.az-osteo.org/GrantApp.

 

2017 Training on Immunization Practice Strategies (TIPS) Registration Open

TAPI, in collaboration with the Arizona Department of Health Services Immunization Program, presents free trainings that improve immunization practices in public and private providers’ offices. Participants receive valuable information on immunization friendly office practices, vaccine handling, state requirements, how to give shots and the state immunization registry.

This free training is based on the National Vaccine Advisory Committee Standards for Pediatric Immunization Practice.

Who should attend this free training:

  1. VFC coordinators from provider offices that want to improve vaccine delivery systems and reduce vaccine wastage;
  2. Those who train/orient new staff; and
  3. Those who administer vaccines

For the complete schedule and to register go to www.whyimmunize.org/tapi-training/


Help prospective patients find you!

AOMA Members - Update Your Profile!

One of the benefits of AOMA membership is the Find a Physician public directory search. Make sure your practice information is up to date by logging in to your member profile on the AOMA website. When you do, prospective patients and potential referring physicians will be able to find you.

Need help updating your profile? Call the AOMA office at (602) 266-6699.


Do you know someone who is not an AOMA member... and should be?

Membership in AOMA is an affordable vehicle to keep abreast of national and local issues, protect your professional practice,
enhance your specialized skills, 
further your career,
and be a part of the future
of osteopathic medicine in Arizona.

Refer a new AOMA member and receive at $100 credit. Go to www.az-osteo.org/Recruit

Not an AOMA Member? Join today!



Arizona
Vaccine News

 

T.I.P.S. Registration

AOMA Calendar of Events - www.az-osteo.org

Cheers with Peers Scottsdale- June 15, 2017
AOMA Board of Trustees Meeting
- June 24, 2017

Cheers with Peers Tucson - August 18, 2017
3rd Annual Flagstaff Osteopathic Medical Conference
- August 19, 2017
AOMA 37th Annual Fall Seminar - November 11 & 12, 2017
AOMA Board of Trustees Meeting - November 10, 2017
AOMA House of Delegates - November 11, 2017

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