NYSOMS Summer 2015 Newsletter NEW
[6/25/2015] - Read all about it! The latest NYSOMS Newsletter covers ROC-NY 2015, DO Day in Albany and the 2015 Legislative session, graduations and growth at NYITCOM and TouroCOM - and much more! more
PAST PRESIDENTS REUNITED AT ROC-NY 2015 NEW
[6/15/2015] - Several NYSOMS past-presidents were honored during the President's Reception at ROC-NY 2015, thanks to the efforts of longtime program chair, Freda Lozanoff, DO. "You can't know where you're going until you know where you've been," she said. more
ROC-NY HIGHLIGHT--HISTORY OF NYSOMS NEW
[6/8/2015] - Complementing the ROC-NY 2015 theme, "The Evolution of Healthcare," the theme of the ROC-NY President's Reception was "The Evolution of NYSOMS." All NSYOMS past-presidents were honored, and former presidents, Martin Diamond, DO, and Cindy Hoffman, DO, presented a fascinating history of our society--going back to the 19th Century. Watch the video here. more
STUDENT POSTER COMPETITION HEATS UP
[6/1/2015] - Now it its second year, the NYSOMS Student Research Poster Competition is on its way to becoming as popular--and as competitive--as the Intern/Resident Poster Competition, a longtime staple of NYSOMS' annual convention. Last year, there were only five student contestants. This year, that number almost tripled, with 13 students submitting impressive research. AND THE WINNERS ARE: more
DO DAY IN ALBANY 2015
[4/30/2015] - Close to 50 DOs and osteopathic medical students turned out for NYSOMS' Fifth Annual DO Day in Albany on April 28. Students representing the Harlem and Middleown campuses of TouroCOM-NY, as well as LECOM, along with a number of family medicine residents from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY, visited their representatives to talk about NYSOMS' legislative agenda: more
Treating Tobacco Use Learning Module Available Online
[3/16/2015] - The New York City Health Department has developed an interactive online learning module entitled, Treating Tobacco Use to enhance provider knowledge on how to effectively assess, counsel and treat tobacco use. As the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., we as health care professionals are in a prime position to help our patients successfully quit tobacco, while simultaneously lowering their risk of heart disease, stroke, COPD and other diseases.
2015 NYSOMS Physician of the Year Nominations Open Nominations for Physician of the Year Award are now open
[2/25/2015] - Award presentation will be made at the Presidents Reception at the Regional Osteopathic Convention-NY (ROC-NY) on Friday, April 17, 2015.
A Guide for Physicians: Recognizing Measles
NYSOMS Winter 2015 Newsletter
[1/30/2015] - Catch up on what's happening! The latest NYSOMS Newsletter is now available at the link below. more
New Medscape Resources Offer CME/CE Credits
[11/12/2014] - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released three new resources to help small physician practices prepare for ICD-10. These resources also provide continuing medical education (CME) and continuing education (CE) credits to health care professionals who complete the learning modules, and anyone who takes them will earn a certificate of completion. If you are a first-time visitor to Medscape, you will need to create a free account to access these resources. more
Ebola Resources Available
Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances Revised
[9/23/2014] - Frequently asked questions for electronic prescribing of controlled substances revised edition issued by New York State Department of Health August 2014. more
Robert B. Goldberg, DO, to be honored by NY Workers Compensation Board
[7/10/2014] - NYSOMS Board member Robert B. Goldberg, DO, dean of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-NY, will receive the Dr. Stephen Levin Award for significant achievement in the care and treatment of injured workers at the Centennial Conference of the New York State Workers Compensation Board. The conference, which is sponsored by the International Workers Compensation Foundation, will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany, NY. more
FOURTH DO DAY IN ALBANY A SUCCESS!
[5/9/2014] - More than 40 osteopathic medical students, residents and practicing physicians from throughout New York State gathered in Albany on May 6, armed with pride in the profession and NYSOMS' legislative agenda.
At the end of the day, they were given a "shout-out" in both the Senate and Assembly chambers, in honor of Gov. Cuomo declaring April 13-19 as"Osteopathic Medicine Week" in New York State. more
Winter 2014 Newsletter
[3/28/2014] - Log on to the link below to read NYSOMS' latest newsletter more
Watch Highlights of NYSOMS 2014 Awards Ceremony
[3/19/2014] - Among the highlights of ROC-NY 2014 was the NYSOMS President's Reception, where we inducted new officers and honored those who have gone above and beyond in contributing to the success of the osteopathic medical profession in New York State. Watch the attached video for highlights and to find out who received a "surprise" lifetime achievement award.
NYSOMS THANKS CONVENTION EXHIBITORS
[3/11/2014] - The NYSOMS 2014 annual convention--ROC-NY--came to a successful close on Sunday, Feb. 23. Stay tuned to this Web site for all convention news.
NYSOMS WOULD LIKE TO THANK THIS YEAR'S EXHIBITORS FOR THEIR GENEROUS SUPPORT, WITHOUT WHICH ROC-NY WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE: more
NYSOMS POSTER COMPETITION A TIGHT RACE
[3/11/2014] - This year for the first time, NYSOMS' Annual Intern/Resident/Fellow Poster Competition, held in conjunction with ROC-NY, added a category for student research. Ten students competed in what turned out to be a very tight race. There were also 15 intern/resident research entries and 51 intern/resident case entries. The judges had their work cut out for them, but after much deliberation, the winners were selected. The winners are: more
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
[3/11/2014] - NYSOMS held its annual meeting and elections on Feb. 21, during ROC-NY. Welcome to our new officers and board of directors for 2014:
President--Steven I. Sherman, DO
Past President--Anna Lamb, DO
Vice President--Patricia C. Hunt, DO, MHA, FAOBIM
Treasurer--Sonia Rivera-Martinez, DO
Secretary--Sherman Dunn, DO more
NYSOMS PROMOTES THE PROFESSION AT DO DAY IN ALBANY
[5/24/2013] - A busload of DOs and osteopathic medical students from the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine and Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine-NY joined NYSOMS President Anna Lamb, DO, at the New York State Capitol on May 21 for NYSOMS' third annual DO Day in Albany. more
CONNECT TO AOA FAMILY RELIEF FUND
[12/10/2012] - THE AOA FAMILY RELIEF FUND IS HERE FOR YOU! LOG IN TO THE LINK BELOW TO HELP YOUR COLLEAGUES BY DONATING TO THE FUND--OR TO APPLY FOR A GRANT YOURSELF:
If you have any questions, please contact Verna Bronersky, Secretary to the OFRF, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-202-8191. more
DISASTER RELIEF RESOURCES
[11/9/2012] - INFORMATION ON APPLYING FOR DISASTER RELIEF:
Individuals can call 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for the speech- and hearing-impaired.
New York State Office of Emergency Management: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/
New York assistance: www.nyc.gov more
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS INDIVIDUAL MANDATE
[6/28/2012] - Kaiser Health News reports that the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the landmark federal health law, affirming its mandate that nearly all Americans carry coverage and retaining sweeping changes to the health industry.
Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. joined the liberals on the court in upholding the mandate, deciding the penalty for not carrying insurance is a tax and therefore falls within Congress taxing power. But the justices voted to set limits on the laws expansion of Medicaid, the federal state program for the poor, leaving up to states to decide whether to participate. more