July 10, 2015                        
Medical Association Leaders Meet at Capitol Steps 
(from left to right) Dr. Robbins, Dr. Tanner and Dr. Ramirez meet on the Capitol steps to commemorate the first time a woman had occupied the role of president at all three associations.

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) is proud to have had Myral Robbins, D.O.,FAAFP, FACOFP as president over the past year. Dr. Robbins has been an integral part of the policy development in different leadership positions and serves currently as the immediate past-president to the MOA Board of Trustees. In the association world, Dr. Robbins' presidency was accompanied by other leaders working to improve Michigan's medical policies. 


Dr. Rose Ramirez, President of the Michigan State Medical Society, and Dr. Tina Tanner, President of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians are also looking to make change in Michigan.


The three organizations are strategically aligned in shaping healthcare policies and providing leadership on the legislative efforts on behalf of their physicians and the communities they serve. In 2015, this alliance is more important than ever.


"We have big issues in front of us-scope of practice, protecting auto no fault, graduate medical education and loan repayment," Robbins said.


While these three women have provided leadership in their respective associations, they hope the next generation of physicians will follow in their footsteps.


"The emerging generation of new physicians, I'm in awe of everything they've accomplished," Robbins said. "If I could impact their decision to be a part of leadership, that would be my proudest accomplishment."

AOA Offers ICD-10 FAQ and Countdown Clock

With less than three months remaining until the nation switches from ICD-9 to 

ICD-10 coding for medical diagnoses and inpatient hospital procedures, the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) website is offering information on the changeover. 


The website features several pages dedicated to providing facts on the much-delayed implementation. Topics include: 

For more details, please visit the AOA website by clicking HERE.

Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) Fourth Annual Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit (SRE) competition will be held November 7, 2015 and in conjunction with the MOA 11th Annual Autumn Scientific Convention at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids November 6-8.

The MOA recognizes that the advancement of scientific research plays a critical role in our mission to improve health care through promoting osteopathic medicine-so much so that research is included in the associations mission statement and its mission of quality of care.

Every year, MOA hosts two SRE competitions at both the Spring and Autumn Scientific Conventions. These competitions provide osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows and attending-level physicians an opportunity to present their medical and scientific research to our profession. The SRE event demonstrates the very best of what osteopathic medicine is and reaffirms our commitment to the advancement of science in osteopathic medicine.


For more information and to enter an abstract, click HERE

Autumn Practice Manager Program Announced

The MOA is pleased to announce the 11th Annual Autumn Practice Manager Program in Grand Rapids. The program will be held Friday, November 6, 2015, at the 2015 Autumn Scientific Convention.

The Program will feature 6 hours of AAPC approved CMOM CEU's of credit including updates on ICD-10, Scribes, Effects of EMR documentation on E & M Coding, Chart Reviews/Audits, Positivity and more!

To register for the program, click HERE.

Autumn Scientific Convention

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.
In Memoriam 

October 21 of 2014 saw the passing of Stephanie Stanley.

January 23 of 2015 saw the passing of Leonard Dunworth, D.O.

February 5 of 2015 saw the passing of John Tilden, D.O.

April 10 of 2015 saw the passing of Gerald Brickner, D.O.

May 1 of 2015 saw the passing of Sara Dora, D.O.

June 18 of 2015 saw the passing of Hugh L. Grover, D.O.

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

Internationally renowned Korean physician Joon-shik Shin, PhD, K.M.D. (Korean Medicine Doctor) will will speak on Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT). Mary Goldman, D.O., will demonstrate Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). 

To view a video on Dr. Shin, click HERE

For more information and to register, click HERE
MOA's Social Media Reach Keeps Growing

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) relies on various communication sources to keep connected to our members and their communities. We have recently revised our website (mi-osteopathic.org) to display our latest Tweets on Twitter. There is no need for a Twitter account and it's a good way to keep up on the issues we are covering with DO's, our partner organizations and the over 1,100 followers of @MichiganDOs. 

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