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Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physicians Society
A divisional society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians 

The Generalist - August 8 issue


2014 POFPS CME Symposium A Great Success

Once again, the POFPS symposium broke all attendance records!  The POFPS 39th Annual CME Symposium, held August 1-3, 2014, at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey, Pennsylvania, was a huge success with over 407 registered physicians attending the meeting.

Among this year’s VIPs were Carol L. Henwood, D.O., F.A.C.O.F.P. dist., president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP).  Past president of the POFPS, Dr. Henwood also presented a lecture on “Quality Reporting and the New Payment Models” during the symposium.

POMA President Robert S. Dolansky, Jr., D.O., was also in attendance.  Dr. Dolansky presented this year’s Joseph W. Stella, D.O., Lecture. His speech, “Dr. Stella – A Forward Thinker,” highlighted the advances that Dr. Stella made in the osteopathic profession as a physician, educator and leader.

The exhibit area was bustling with 22 exhibitors on hand to showcase their products and answer physicians’ questions.

Symposium committee chair Richard A. Ortoski, D.O., and educational program chair Deanne S. Endy, D.O., are to be commended for a job well done!  The success of this year’s program was a result of their hard work and incredible effort.


POFPS Committees - 2014-2016

Membership Committee       Public Policy Committee
William B. Swallow, D.O., Chair   John R. Gimpel, D.O., Chair
John R. Gimpel, D.O.
  Joan M. Grzybowski, D.O.
Richard A. Ortoski, D.O.   Kieren P. Knapp, D.O.
Pamela Q. Taffera, D.O.   Glenn G. Miller, D.O.
Lisa A. Witherite-Rieg, D.O.
  Pamela Q. Taffera, D.O.
     
Convention Committee   Exhibit Committee
Deanne S. Endy, D.O., Co-chair   Deanne S. Endy, D.O., Co-chair
Richard A. Ortoski, D.O., Co-chair   Richard A. Ortoski, D.O., Co-chair

  James N. Hammett, D.O.
Education Committee   Anita E. Kozlowski, D.O.
Joan M. Grzybowski, D.O., Chair   John V. Tumasz, D.O.
Deanne S. Endy, D.O.  
Gretta A. Gross, D.O.   Awards Committee
Harry J. Morris, D.O.   Ernest R. Gelb, D.O., Chair
Richard A. Ortoski, D.O.   Katherine E. Galluzzi, D.O.
    Glenn G. Miller, D.O.
Nominating Committee   William A. Wewer, D.O.
Exhibit Committee    
Deanne S. Endy, D.O., Chair   Bylaws Committee
Joan M. Grzybowski, D.O.   Jeffery J. Dunkelberger, D.O., Chair
Carol L. Henwood, D.O.   Glenn G. Miller, D.O.
Kieren P. Knapp, D.O.   Harvey M. Spector, D.O.

Glenn G. Miller, D.O.

  William B. Swallow, D.O.
William A. Wewer, D.O.    
    Committee on Marketing/Family Physician Networking
Ad Hoc Resolution Committee   Katherine E. Galluzzi, D.O.
Katherine E. Galluzzi, D.O., Chair
  Robert K. Hippert, D.O.
Deanne S. Endy, D.O.
  Anita E. Kozlowski, D.O.
Gretta A. Gross, D.O.
  Christopher S. Poggi, D.O.
Anita E. Kozlowski, D.O.
  William B. Swallow, D.O.
John V. Tumasz, D.O.
  Lisa A. Witherite-Rieg, D.O.

Mario E.J. Lanni, Executive Director, Ex-officio on all committees.


POFPS Officers & Board Members

President: Harry J. Morris, D.O.

Vice President: Richard A. Ortoski, D.O.

Secretary/Treasurer: Ernest R. Gelb, D.O.

Immediate Past President: Suzanne K. Kelley, D.O.

 


Advisors: Kieren P. Knapp, D.O. and Glenn G. Miller, D.O.

Executive Director: Mario E.J. Lanni, D.Sc., LL.D. (hon.)

Board Members:
Deanne S. Endy, D.O.
John R. Gimpel, D.O.
James N. Hammett, D.O.
Robert K. Hippert, D.O.
Anita E. Kozlowski, D.O.
Jessica L. Masser, D.O.
Cathleen S. McGonigle, D.O.
Christopher S. Poggi, D.O.
Niloofar V. Roodsari, D.O.
William B. Swallow, D.O.
Pamela Q. Taffera, D.O.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Physician Certification Update

Examination

Date

Location

Postmark Application Deadline

Family Medicine/OMT Certification - Performance Evaluation Only
October 25-29, 2014
Seattle, WA Application submission closed as of June 1, 2014
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Conjoint CAQ
October 26, 2014
Seattle, WA
Initial: July 1, 2014; Late filing thru July 15, 2014
Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Conjoint CAQ October 25-29, 2014 Seattle, WA Initial deadline TBD
Family Medicine/OMT Certification - Cognitive Exam November 8, 2014 Electronic Testing; Regional Sites
Application submission closed as of June 1, 2014
Family Medicine/OMT Certification - Performance Evaluation Only March 12-15, 2015; March 10-11, 2015 Las Vegas, NV
Initial: Oct 1, 2014; Late filing thru Dec 1, 2014
Family Medicine/OMT Certification - Cognitive Exam
April 25, 2015 Electronic Testing; Regional Sites
Initial: Oct 1, 2014; Late filing thru Dec 1, 2014
Geriatric Medicine CAQ Certification - Cognitive Exam April 25, 2015
Electronic Testing; Regional Sites
Initial: Oct 1, 2014; Late filing thru Dec 1, 2014
Sleep Medicine CAQ Certification - Cognitive Exam
August 2015 (date TBD)
Lombard, IL
Initial: TBD
Family Medicine/OMT Certification - Cognitive Exam September 26, 2015
Electronic Testing; Regional Sites Initial: April 1, 2015; Late filing thru June 1, 2015
Family Medicine/OMT Certification - Performance Evaluation Only October 16-21, 2015; October 16, 2014 Orlando, FL Initial: April 1, 2015; Late filing thru June 1, 2015

 

For application materials, contact:

American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
330 East Algonquin Road, Suite 6, Arlington Heights, IL 60005
(847) 640-8477
 

REMINDER: Recertification every eight years is mandatory for FPs certified in 1997 and thereafter.


Contact POFPS

1330 Eisenhower Boulevard
Harrisburg, PA 17111-2395

Phone: (717) 939-9318
Fax: (717) 939-7255

 



The opinions expressed in this column are those of the POFPS and do not necessarily reflect the views of the POMA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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