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National Immunization Month

AOA House of Delegates

Cheers with Peers

  AzHHA Receives Grant   CME in New Orleans

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New AOA President   3rd Annual FOMC
  New On Demand CME Offerings   Understand Your Genome®  

Vaccination News


AOA or ACCME Credits - Your Choice

AOMA is excited to announce a new partnership with Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) to provide AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM at AOMA CME events. TUNCOM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AOMA 37th Annual Fall Seminar will offer both AOA Category 1-A and AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians will have the option to designate the type of credit claimed. Only one type of credit will be awarded.

AOMA is very proud of its strong tradition representing the osteopathic community in Arizona. Founded in 1921, the Association has more than 1,000 members – active, retired, associated, interns, residents, and students – and has been recognized as a national and state leader of physician associations in professional development, advocacy, leadership, and public awareness of osteopathic medicine. The ability to offer ACCME-accredited hours provides an additional member benefit and added flexibility to meet the needs of all physicians.


AOA House of Delegates: Big Changes

It was an intense AOA Annual Meeting last week as numerous policy issues specifically related to AOA membership and certification were deliberated. AOMA was well represented at the AOA Annual Meeting with ten physicians and four students led by AOA Delegate Chair Kristin Nelson, DO, FAOCO-HNS and Vice Chair Shannon Scott, DO, FACOFP.

At the forefront of discussion were significant changes made by the AOA Board of Trustees at its mid-year meeting that passed resolutions modifying membership and board certification requirements which included:

  • AOA membership no longer being required for AOA board certification
  • AOA certification CME requirements will be changed from 120 to 60 hours of required specialty CME credits per three-year cycle for osteopathic continuous certification, effective next CME cycle January 1, 2019
  • AOA will now accept ACCME CME for specialty credit requirements for osteopathic continuous certification, effective next CME cycle January 1, 2019
  • CME will no longer be required for AOA membership

AOA leadership explained the rationale for these changes, with the most critical need to ensure AOA certification will remain a viable pathway for all residents with competitive board certification choices under the ACGME single accreditation in 2020. There were concerns raised by states about the policy implications to both the AOA and state associations, such as the AOMA. Despite some challenges to reverse or modify them, all of the changes approved at the AOA Board of Trustees mid-year meeting were upheld.

In our next edition of the Digest, we will describe in greater detail all of these changes, how they will impact you, and how AOMA plans to evolve and excel in meeting the needs of its member physicians. One of these changes is the AOMA will now provide both AOA and ACCME accredited CME at all future events available to all physicians.

Click here for more information about the AOA Annual Meeting.


Meet the New AOA President

Mark Baker, DO, FAOCR, was installed as 2017-2018 President AOA during its Annual Meeting in Chicago. A fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR), Dr. Baker has been active in the AOA and AOCR for more than 30 years. He practices in Ft. Worth, Texas as a diagnostic radiologist and serves as a clinical associate professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Oops! Did You Forget to Renew Your AOMA Membership?

Summer is a busy time and if you haven't renewed your AOMA membership, it's not too late.

Please click on the Renew button or call the AOMA office at 602- 266-6699 today!


Cheers with Peers - Tucson Networking Event

Come join your new physicians in practice friends for Cheers
with Peers happy hour and networking at the Arizona Inn on Elm Street in Tucson next month. Spouses and guests are welcome. Please make sure to RVSP at to save your place!

Cheers with Peers
Friday, August 18, 2017
Arizona Inn
2200 East Elm Street
Tucson, Arizona 85719 


3rd Annual Flagstaff Osteopathic Medical Conference

Escape the heat and 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.

AOMA designates this conference for a maximum of  7.50 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. The Flagstaff Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.50 AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 3rd Annual FOMC
August 19, 2017

 Lecture Topics
  • Pediatrics Transitions of Care
  • Non-Opioid Approach to Pain and Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • When a Bomb Explodes,
    What Should Physicains Do?
  • Diabetes Management
  • Non-Pharmacological Treatment
    of Depression
  • Wild West Medicine Part 2
  • Hospice and Palliative Care with a Focus on Geriatrics

Cost is $25 for AOMA and Arizona Medical Association Members and $60 for Non members. Register online at


AOMA 37th Annual Fall Seminar

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association 37th Annual Fall Seminar will be held November 11 & 12, 2017 at the Hilton El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, Arizona. The theme of this year's event is Engage in Patient Care and Education. AOMA designates this conference for a maximum of 13.50 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. Application will also be filed for AAFP prescribed credits. Full agenda is pending.

Registration is now available at

Engage in Patient Care
and Education


Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association Awarded End-of-Life Care Grant

The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AzHHA) has been awarded a four-year, $1 million grant from the Lovell Foundation to pursue transformative work in end-of-life care. A component of this grant includes a collaborative partnership with AzHHA and the Arizona Medical Association (ArMA) and AOMA. The funding is intended to support end-of-life care programs that engage the community; educate professionals and patients; institute community standards of practice; assist with healthcare workforce development; and impact public policy. Through this collaborative partnership and grant funds, the AOMA and ArMA Joint Task Force on End of Life Care will be able to expand and further its mission to identify strengths, unmet needs, and make recommendations that provide practical solutions to improve care for individuals with serious, life limiting illness in Arizona. If you would like to participate on the Joint Task Force on End of Life Care, please contact the AOMA office for further information.


New AOMA On Demand CME Offerings

AOMA has added more than a dozen new on demand continuing medical education lectures to its platform, including five lectures offering AOA Category 1-A CME credit.

  • Adult Vaccination Strategies
  • Breastfeeding and Lactation
  • Caring for the Opioid Dependent Pregnant Patient
  • Clinical Approach to LGBTQ Youth
  • Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
  • Early Identification and Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • How and When to Order Radiology and Imaging for the Primary Care Physician - 1A
  • OMM for Primary Care
  • Palliative Care: Comfort and Care at the End of Life - 1A
  • Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV (PrEP) - 1A
  • Progression of Prostate Cancer Screening and Treatment - 1A
  • Understanding the Risk Benefit Ratio of PPIs - 1A
  • Viruses: Something Old,
    Something New
  • Zika Virus Disease
AOMA members receive a $10 discount on each AOMA-produced CME program. Contact the office for the promo code. Go to to view the entire catalog of on demand offerings.


New Business Partner: Benefit Intelligence

Benefit Intelligence, a full-service employee benefits advisory firm, is proud to announce its partnership with the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association. Benefit Intelligence offers a variety of services and products, in addition to employee benefits, including workers compensation, commercial insurance, and personal auto and homeowners’ insurance.

AOMA members can take advantage of the following discounted pricing:

  • Employee Wellness platform: $5.50 per employee/month
  • Teladoc Telemedical services: $4.50 per employee/month (gives access to entire household)
  • Employee Assistance Program: $1.25 per employee/month
  • Package of all three for $11.00 per employee/month

Benefit Intelligence has also partnered with PrimePay to offer AOMA members and business owners a free month of service with an additional 30% discount on their payroll services. Visit or call 480-892-4207 for details.


CME in New Orleans

Heading to the Big Easy in August? AOMA members can attend the 2017 Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association Annual Convention in New Orleans at the LOMA member rate. The Convention is August 17th to 20th and is designated for a maximum of 27 AOA Category 1-A credits.  For more information download the Convention brochure or visit


Understand Your Genome® Symposium

Arizona State University and Illumina will present the Understand Your Genome® (UYG) symposium on Friday, November 29, 2017 in Scottsdale, Arizona. The goal of the UYG is to facilitate the adoption of clinical whole genome sequencing as a means to advance human health through responsible, targeted, educational outreach. Registrants have the option of receiving their individual whole-genome sequence results, including gVCFs and a clinical interpretation report. For more information visit


August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) highlights the importance of vaccinations for people of all ages. We encourage you to promote the importance of immunizations to your patients, employees, and co-workers. The NIAM Tool Kit contains posters, graphics, email banners, and key messages for you to use. Go to  

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

Not an AOMA Member? Join today!

Vaccine News


Arizona Vaccine News - July 2017

Protect Arizona's Kids Immunization Flyer

Immunization Program

AOMA Calendar of Events -

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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