Boyce G. Tollison, MD
President of OSMAP
News and Latest Information
OSMAP Membership Meeting Held on June 6
The semi-annual OSMAP General Membership Meeting was held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Chicago in conjunction with the AMA Annual Meeting. Nearly 200 attendees, including state medical association presidents, presidents-elect, past presidents, state medical society executive directors, staff and guests were in attendance. The agenda for this meeting can be found here. A copy of all available presentations can be found under the "Past Meetings" section of this site.
Following the meeting, OSMAP hosted a Reception in partnership with the Physicians Foundation. As usual, the Reception was very well-attended and provided an excellent forum for discussion, networking and fellowship.
Physicians Foundation Report to States - June 6
The Physicians Foundation made its semi-annual report to OSMAP attendees on June 6 in Chicago. Alan Plummer, MD, Vice President, Physicians Foundation, and Chair, Grants Committee, made the presentation, which can be found here and under the Past meetings section.
Later in the meeting, the Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) featured a clinical leadership program initiative called "Evolve," funded in part through a grant from the Physicians Foundation. To see this video presentation, click here.
2014 Forum will explore the Human Microbiome
The Forum for Medical Affairs has set its program for 2014: "The Human Microbiome: Germ Warfare or Collaboration?," set for Sunday, November 9, 2014, from 1-3pm at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, Dallas, TX, in conjunction with the AMA Interim Meeting. All AMA meeting attendees are welcome to attend the Forum program at no charge and pre-registration is not required. A copy of the flyer describing the program and the speakers confirmed thus far can be found here. Program updates will be posted regularly.
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.
2013 Forum Program Explores ACO's and Ethics
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!
2011 Forum Program Approved for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM
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