Boyce G. Tollison, MD
President of OSMAP
News and Latest Information
2014 Forum Program Explores the Human Microbiome
The Forum for Medical Affairs presented its annual educational program on November 9, 2014. This year's program - "The Human Microbiome: Germ Warfare or Collaboration?," was held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, TX in conjunction with the AMA Interim Meeting. The program drew over 160 attendees and was approved for a maximum of 2 AMA PRA Category I Credits. A copy of the flyer describing the program and the speakers can be found here.
The Forum would like to express its sincere appreciation to Ardis Hoven, MD, AMA Immediate Past President, for moderating this program and to the following speakers for their outstanding presentations: David Relman, MD; Lita Proctor, PhD; and Alexander Khoruts, MD.
The Forum also wishes to express its thanks to Illumina for its unrestricted grant in support of The Forum program. For more information about Illumina and its "Understanding Your Genome" program, click here.
Copies of the speaker presentations can be found under Past Programs or you can click here.
OSMAP General Session - November 7
OSMAP held its Semi-Annual Membership Meeting on Friday, November 7, 2014, at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas, in conjunction with the AMA Interim Meeting. Nearly 200 attendees, including state medical society presidents, presidents-elect, past presidents and executive directors, as well as state medical society staff and guests were in attendance. A fabulous program was presented followed by a reception sponsored by the Physicians Foundation. A copy of the program can be found here. Speaker presentations can be found under the Past Meetings section or by clicking here.
OSMAP would like to express its sincere thanks to the Physicians Foundation for its support of, and partnership with OSMAP. The most recent Report of the Physicians Foundation can be found here. For more information regarding the many programs and activities of the Physicians Foundation, go to www.physiciansfoundation.org.
Physicians Foundation Releases Physician Survey Results
On September 16, The Physicians Foundation released its 2014 Survey of America’s Physicians: Practice Patterns and Perspectives. Every two years, The Physicians Foundation conducts a national survey of physicians to provide policy makers, healthcare influencers, media and other stakeholders insights into the state of the medical profession and the most pressing challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. The 2014 survey polled more than 20,000 physicians on a range of issues, including professional morale, doctor shortages, Medicare / Medicaid participate rates, EMR patterns and more. Click here for more information about the survey and to access the full report.
Physicians Foundation White Paper Examines ACA Roll-out
"Nearly three years after initial enactment in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) has shifted from a complex social engineering theory to “boots on the ground.” These provisions, a defining test of President Barack Obama’s second term, are well underway to being implemented nationwide..." To review the entire white paper, click here. For more information regarding The Physicians Foundation, go to www.physiciansfoundation.org.
Forum Program - 2013
The 2013 Forum Educational Program, was held on Sunday, November 17, in conjunction with the AMA Interim Meeting. The program: "Accountable Care - Who's Accountable to Whom? Upholding Physician Ethics and Patient Trust," drew nearly 180 attendees and offered two hours of AMA PRA Category 1 CME credit. The presentation, organized in collaboration with the AMA, featured three distinguished speakers and was moderated by Nancy Nielsen, MD, PhD, AMA Past President. Click here for a copy of the program flyer. Copies of all three presentations can be found under the Forum "Past Programs" tab on this web site.
Forum Program - 2012
The Forum for Medical Affairs presented its annual educational program on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at the Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu. The program: "Personalized Medicine IS your Future: Your Genes - Wear Them Well!" had 150 attendees and offered CME credit. The program was very well-received. Speaker presentations can be found under "Past Programs." Special thanks to the AMA and its Council on Science and Public Health for their collaboration and support of The Forum in presenting this program!
Forum Program - 2011
The Forum has partnered with the AMA to offer CME credit for those who wish to review the DVD. CME materials can be found by clicking here...
Jay Jayasankar, MD