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Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association (POMA)
 
 
The mission of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association is to promote public health:

  • By the elevation and maintenance of high standards of osteopathic education;
  • By the stimulation of research and investigation;
  • By the collection and dissemination of such knowledge for the education and improvement of the profession and for the benefit of humanity.
2016 POMA Clinical Assembly - Registration Now Open!
POMA's 108th Annual Clinical Assembly -- May 4-7, 2016
Radisson Valley Forge & Valley Forge Event Center, King of Prussia, Pa.
 

Program Information:

This year's program will include sessions on cardiology, endocrinology, pediatrics, osteopathic manipulative medicine, basic life support for physicians, patient safety, and Pennsylvania and Florida laws and licensure updates, and much more.  In total, 40 AOA credits are available (34 Category 1A and 6 1B).  Click here to view the tentative schedule.

We will also be offering a two-hour lecture during this year's clinical assembly that will meet Pennsylvania’s Act 31 training requirements for all health-related licensees applying for the renewal of a license.  The lecture, “Child Abuse Reporting and Prevention: The Changing Landscape of Mandated Reporting,” will be presented by Frank P. Cervone, Esq., and Meghan Johnson, MPH, on Saturday, May 7.  Special sign-in procedures will be in place for this lecture and attendance is mandatory for all two hours in order to receive a certificate of completion.

As a reminder, please bring your electronic reading device to the lectures.  All speaker materials will be made available on the Clinical Assembly page of the POMA website on the day of the lecture.

 

Registration Info:

To register for the clinical assembly, complete the registration form and return it to the POMA Central Office.  You can also fax the form to (717) 939-7255 or register over the phone by calling (717) 939-9318.

Physicians can also register online by clicking here.

(You must be a member of the POMA online community and be logged in to the site to register.  Allied health professionals must call or fax the form to register)Click here to access a technical guide if you need assistance with online registration or call (717) 939-9318.

If you would like to register for Wednesday's BLS course, please click here to download the course registration form.  Upon completion, please fax or mail to the POMA Central Office.

 

Hotel Info:

A room block is available at the Radisson Valley Forge and Valley Forge Event Center for attendees and exhibitors.  Click here to download the hotel room reservation form or call (888) 267-1500 and mention you are with POMA.  The cut-of date is April 4, 2016!

 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the POMA Central Office at (717) 939-9318, or toll-free in Pa., (800) 544-POMA.

 

We look forward to seeing you in King of Prussia!



Attention Residents:

In response to the request of many residents throughout Pennsylvania, POMA is offering a program expressly for osteopathic residents. It will be held on Saturday, May 7 in conjunction with the POMA Annual Clinical Assembly at the Radisson Valley Forge & Valley Forge Event Center in King of Prussia, PA.

Program Information:

The program topics, which were chosen by residents, include: Professional leadership opportunities, financial planning, work/life balance, reviewing contracts, and practice options. The speakers are leaders in their fields and will leave ample time for Q&A. Please see the resident leadership forum flyer for the program agenda.

Registration Information:

   Registration for resident members of POMA is free and includes continental breakfast and a networking lunch.  To register, complete and information fields on the registration form and email back to POMA.

   Registration for resident non-members of POMA is $50, which includes 2015-2016 membership dues, continental breakfast and a networking lunch.  To register, please click here and select “Osteopathic Resident – POMA Non-member - $50”
Please note: You must be a registered user of the POMA website and log in to register for the resident forum.If you have any difficulties, call the POMA Central Office at (717) 939-9318, ext. 15, or email prc@poma.org).

   Registration is open until April 15, 2016.

Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact Brenda R. Dill, POMA Director of Public Relations & Medical Education, at (717) 939-9318, ext. 15, or e-mail prc@poma.org.

We are excited to bring this opportunity to you and look forward to seeing you in May!



Attention Exhibitors:

Booth registration for the 2016 POMA Clinical Assembly is now underway!  The exhibit hall will be open Wednesday, May 4 through Friday, May 6.

For the past 20 years, the POMA convention has drawn over 1,300 osteopathic physicians, residents, interns and osteopathic medical students.  By exhibiting at this meeting, your company will reach POMA members not only in Pennsylvania, but also from adjoining states.

Don't miss out on the opportunity to secure your exhibit space now - booths are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information, please review the POMA exhibit brochure or contact the POMA exhibit coordinator at (717) 939-9318, ext 18.


POMA Website Features for Online Members

The POMA website allows POMA members to keep you up-to-date with news alerts as well as:

  • Pay your 2015-2016 dues online
  • Access your CME credits online (Please note, only CME credits for POMA-sponsored events are automatically available.  Physicians who receive credits from a source other than the POMA should forward information on the program to the POMA Central Office. If you are having difficulties with your credits, please call (717) 939-9318, ext. 18)
  • View Member's Only news
  • View the complete POMA Membership Directory
  • View archives of the POMA Newsletter and The Journal of the POMA


To gain access to these features, become a member of the POMA online community by registering with the site (see instructions below).  Non-POMA members may view the public site but are restricted from the privileges of active POMA members.


Registration Instructions for POMA Online First Time Users
• Click Register on the upper right hand side of the page.
• Enter your AOA number (without the leading zero) i
n the box provided.
• Select your POMA membership status by clicking the appropriate button and click Continue.
• Chose your osteopathic medical school and graduation year from the pull-down list to verify your identity. Click Continue.
• Verify the information provided and complete the remaining fields.
• Once done, click Register.
• Click Logout on the upper right hand side of the page.
• Click Login, enter your AOA number (without the leading zero) and password, and click Login to gain access to the members-only information.

* Do not put a zero in front of your AOA number *


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