Pre-registration for the TOMA 2013 Convention has closed.
Please call 1-800-808-8662 for assistance.
We look forward to seeing you in Chattanooga, TN: May2-5, 2013
(ACLS Pre-Conference Course on Wednesday, May 1, 2013)
Download and view the 2013 Preliminary Program Information
See Photos from 2012 Convention in Gatlinburg, TN!
SAVE THE DATE:
Saturday, May 4, 2013
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
“Using Goal-Oriented Student Learning Contracts to Facilitate Feedback and Commitment”
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You may also Download the Program brochure.
SAVE THE DATE:
September 19-20, 2013
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free CME Course provided by LMU-DCOM:
“Agents of Opportunity for Terrorism”
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Ray E. Stowers, DO, Inaugurated as 116th President of the American Osteopathic Association
"I look forward to spending the next year advocating on behalf of the more than 100,000 DOs and osteopathic medical students that make up this profession, and the patients we serve," – Ray Stowers, DO
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) inaugurated Ray E. Stowers, DO, LMU-DCOM Dean, as its 116th President on Saturday, July 21st in Chicago, Illinois! In his Inaugural Address to almost 500 of his peers, President Stowers encouraged them to be innovative as they look toward the future of health care and osteopathic medicine.
"Nearly 140 years ago the osteopathic medical profession was built on a new concept of how to improve upon the current approach to medicine," said Stowers. "And today we must continue to initiate new ways of thinking-from helping patients learn to make better choices for their health to taking the lead in promoting new health care delivery systems."
Dr. Stowers also promised that the AOA will advocate for important issues such as fair Medicare physician payments and expansion of osteopathic graduate medical education training and helping individual DOs navigate the practice management challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Dr. Stowers has served on the AOA Board of Trustees since 2000. He has also been involved with several other osteopathic medical organizations, including serving as a board member of the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association.
Congratulations President Stowers!
Th DO article featuring Gabe Polk, DO: 5 New Year’s resolutions for DOs and students.
Have you made your resolutions yet? Gabe Polk, DO (Columbia , TN) was quoted in an article from TheDO, titled: 5 New Year’s resolution for Dos and students. Read this inspiring article and learn ways to make and keep your resolutions!
If your patient was abusing prescription or illicit drugs, would you know?.
In 2011, 3.1 million persons aged 12 or older reported using an illicit drug for the first time within the past 12 months. This averages to approximately 8,500 initiates per day1. Additionally, 6.1 million persons aged 12 or older reported the nonmedical use of prescription psychotherapeutic drugs in the past month.(1)
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health, has developed NIDAMED, a portfolio of resources to help clinicians better address drug abuse in their patients. The portfolio includes the NIDA Drug Use Screening Tool—with both a one question quick screen and a full interactive screen— information guides on brief intervention and referral to treatment, and two new Medscape CMEs. NIDAMED also includes patient materials and a variety of faculty-developed curriculum resources designed for medical students, residents and faculty.
All resources are science-based and available free of charge. If you have questions about any of the NIDAMED resources, contact
(1)Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2012). Results from the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Summary of national findings, NSDUH Series H-44, HHS Publication No. (SMA) 12-4713. Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
ACOFP Press Release: ACOFP to Present 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award to Burt Routman, DO, FACOFP dist.
Burt Routman, DO, FACOFP dist., of Harrogate, Tennessee, will receive the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ (ACOFP) 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Routman will receive the award during the ACOFP’s 2013 Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, which will be held March 21-24 in Las Vegas.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding osteopathic family physician who shows career-long service to patients, the profession, and to ACOFP. Dr. Routman is a past Chair of the ACOFP’s Committee on Education and Evaluation, where he has served for more than 20 years. He is also Chair of the ACOFP Program Committee, where he has served since 2001. Dr. Routman also has served as Program Chair for past ACOFP and AOA conventions. He is a past recipient of the ACOFP Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Routman is the Chair Emeritus of Family Medicine at LMU-DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is also the ACOFP representative to the Primary Care organizations Consortium and a member of the NBOME Case Development Committee for COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE. He is a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association Names
Michael Miller, DO as Osteopathic Physician
of the Year
Michael Miller, DO, was awarded the Paul Grayson Smith, Sr., DO Physician of the Year Award by the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA) for his outstanding service to Tennessee’s osteopathic medical community. The honor was presented to him during the 114th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar, held in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, at the Park Vista Hotel.
Dr. Michael Miller serves on the Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association’s Board of Directors as the Immediate Past President. Dr. Miller also serves on TOMA’s Bylaws and Nominating Committees. In 2009, Dr. Miller received the Healthcare Provider of the Year Award from the Mayor’s Advisory Council. Dr. Miller is a Family Physician practicing with the Nashville Medical Group South, located at 6005 Nolensville Rd, Ste 205 in Nashville, TN.
The Paul Grayson Smith, SR., DO Osteopathic Physician of the Year award is given annually by TOMA to a Tennessee osteopathic physician who has most unselfishly dedicated their time and talents to both the community and the profession of osteopathic medicine. View past recipients.
Renewing your TOMA membership
You can now renew your membership online - simply select “Renew Membership” here or under the Resources tab to the left.
Change to CME Requirements Makes Maintaining AOA Membership Easier
At its 2011 Mid-Year Meeting, the AOA Board of Trustees approved a policy that will assist ABMS board certified members in maintaining AOA membership. The new policy will apply to the current 2010-2012 CME cycle, which ends on Dec. 31.
ABMS board certified only DOs:
- Must participate in a 10 credit (minimum) AOA sponsored CME program during a three year cycle (earn 10 AOA Category 1-A credits per cycle).
- Can participate as planners, attendees, presenters or facilitators.
- Must continue to meet the total 120 credit requirement for membership.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the policy, please do not hesitate to contact the AOA Division of CME at (312) 202-8262 or
for additional information.
Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association
The Tennessee Osteopathic Medical Association was founded in 1918 and continues to grow today. Our 140 members work to ensure that laws and regulations promote the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the osteopathic medical profession.
TOMA is governed by an Executive Board which includes representatives from the three Districts of Tennessee. The TOMA Board emphasizes activities that include government relations, continuing medical education (including District meetings), communications, and representation on government boards and commissions.
Learn more in the officers/staff or committees sections to find out about the people and the organizational structure that make TOMA tick.