June 12, 2015

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CME Evaluations

The 116th Annual Spring Scientific Convention has come and gone, but we remind attendees that you still have time left to complete your evaluations to obtain your CME credits. The website: MOASpring.com has information on the agenda, speakers and presentation materials, as well as a link to "Evaluations." 
MOA Committees Needs Your Expertise 

Share your knowledge and help make the MOA committees stronger. A small commitment can go a long way. For a list of committees, click HERE ... then send us your information with the Committee Interest Form
Dr. Morrone Discusses His Talk on
Dr. Morrone Discusses His Talk on "Opioid Controversies" (click to view)
MOA Members Discuss Pain Management 

DEARBORN On May 16, four MOA members spoke to D.O.s about pain management at the 116th MOA Spring Scientific Convention. The speaker series was part of the Continuing Medical Education for the convention.


During the sessions, the doctors spoke about the issues related to pain management, ranging from diagnosing and treating pain to prescription management.


The MOA has recorded all of the pain management presentations from the series and brief summaries of the sessions. They are now available to watch on our YouTube channel. To view the list of videos, click HERE.


Reduce the Cost of Your Student Loans

MOA Announces New Business Partner: SoFi


The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) has acquired a new business partner who can provide tremendous value in the area of refinancing student loans. SoFi, an industry leader in refinancing student loans, offers flexible rates and report an average member savings of $20,000.  

"By completely changing the way student loans are refinanced, SoFi has revolutionized the student loan industry." Sofi does not charge for application or origination fees, with no pre-payment penalties. A recent column in the Chicago Tribune by Terry Savage lists "5 Things to Know About Refinancing Student Loans" (click HERE for the column). In the column Savage offers quotes from SoFi co-founder, Dan Macklin, and writes, "It's about time that someone cares this much about student loan debt."

SoFi Webinars

SoFi will be hosting a webinar for MOA members on June 15th from 1:00-1:30 ET, and June 17th from 3:00-3:30 ET. To register, click HERE

For more information, visit: https://www.sofi.com/moa-500/


The MOA is proud to offer another member benefit and we encourage our members with student loans to see if SoFi can save you money. 

MSUCOM Welcome Picnic

East Lansing - On Jun. 10, The MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) held its annual welcome picnic on the lawn outside Fee Hall. The picnic welcomed incoming medical students to the college.

The event featured group exercises for the first years, outdoor lawn games and a barbecue buffet.

The MOA was present for the picnic, talking with MSUCOM students and handing out information about the association. 

To see a gallery of photos from the event on our Facebook page, click HERE.

A View from the Inside
A Collection of Medically Oriented Short Stories

Augustine L. Perrotta, DO of Bloomfield Hills, a retired hematologist and medical oncologist, has written a tribute to the osteopathic profession, A View from the Inside. There are 15 chapters of medically oriented short stories that range from the womb to the tomb. In this non-fiction work, Dr. Perrotta gives us an insiders view of public personalities and private figures from a unique medical perspective and his connection to them.

The book will be enjoyed by health care professionals and their patients. There is a chapter about that signal event in the profession's history, the first DO draft, and bioethical considerations in treating Jehovah Witnesses. Sports figures featured include Babe Ruth, Ezzard Charles and the anesthesiologist who developed epidural conduction anesthesia for obstetrics who was a WWWF light heavyweight champion wrestler, John J. Bonica, MD. Especially detailed are the chapters on bone marrow transplantation and twins but all medical terminology is clearly defined for the non-medical reader. On a lighter note is "Humor as Medicine" and a treatise on his signature wearing apparel, "Bow Ties." 

To learn more and purchase a copy visit: www.aviewfromtheinside.net

In Memoriam 

May 14 of 2015 saw the passing of Gordon A. McClimans, D.O.

To see a list of all Michigan Osteopathic Association members who have passed, click HERE.

Save the Date(s)!

Be sure to mark your calendar for; 
The Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association (NMOA) 
2015 Annual Summer Conference! The conference will be held June 18-21, 2015 at Mission Point Resort, Mackinac Island, MI. 
For more information click HERE

This fall, the Michigan Osteopathic Association will return to beautiful Grand Rapids for the 2015 Autumn Scientific Convention
The event will be held November 6-8, at the Amway Grand Plaza. 
For more information click HERE

Exhibitor registration is open! For more information, click HERE.

Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT)
Lecture and Presentation 

Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA), in conjunction with the Michigan State University Institute of International Health (MSU IIH), are offering a lecture on Oriental Medicine and OMM at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Korean physician Joon-shik Shin, PhD, K.M.D. (Korean Medicine Doctor). 

Founder and Chairperson of Jaseng Hospital and Foundation will speak on Korean traditional medicine, specializing in spine disorder, joint and shoulder with using manual medicine, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. In 2013, Dr. Shin's treatment was introduced to American Osteopathic Association members during OMED 2013. Dr. Shin would like to share his treatment using acupuncture, MSAT,its background and hands-on experiences with osteopathic physicians. The event will also feature the MOA's Mary Goldman, D.O., will demonstrate techniques in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), a specialized medical technique developed by osteopathic physicians for hands-on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness and injuries. 

For more information and to register, click HERE


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Todd Ross
Manager of Communications
Michigan Osteopathic Association

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