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External programs of interest

Presented by the University of Cincinnati

September 9

1st Annual University of Cincinnati General Internal Medicine CME Conference – Updates Every General Practitioner Needs to Know

Manor House Banquet & Conference Center, Mason, Ohio

7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Course Description – unique one-day course highlights advances in topics such as diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, anticoagulants, perioperative risk, pain management, as well as an evidence based decision making to reduce waste and increase value.

Target Audience – physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, healthcare providers, and trainees in community and private practice settings, interested in obtaining CME/MOC credit or specializing in internal medicine, hospital medicine, and family medicine.


Sponsored by the by Little Sisters of the Poor, Cincinnati & benefits the residents of St. Paul’s Home for the Aged

October 18

Visual Intelligence Training for Professionals

Cintas Center, Xavier University Campus

8:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Presented by Amy Herman – Using art, attendees will learn to improve their observational skills and enhance perception and communication

October 19

The Art of Visual Perception 

(all welcome)

Cincinnati Art Museum

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. (VIP Reception)/7:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Program) 

Presented by Amy Herman – Learn to see more perceptively, analyze situations more accurately, and observe often-missed details.

Welcome to the Academy of Medicine

The Academy of Medicine (Hamilton County Medical Society), founded in 1857, is a not-for-profit, professional association for the physicians of Hamilton County, Ohio. Mission Statement: The Academy of Medicine is the professional association that exists to organize, represent, advocate for, and serve physicians of Greater Cincinnati.

161st Academy Annual Meeting – September 19

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati’s 161st Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration is planned for Tuesday, September 19, at the Cincinnati Country Club on Grandin Road in Hyde Park. The event features the installation of the Academy’s 2017–2018 President Gregory W. Rouan, MD, along with the induction of the 2017–2018 Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Council. In addition, Academy members who have been in the practice of medicine for 50 years will receive the Ohio State Medical Association’s 50–Year Physician award (see list in article at right). The Academy Foundation will also honor its Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award recipient.

Invitations with detailed information will be sent in August. So for now, save-the-date and plan to join us to support your elected leaders and celebrate those physicians receiving awards.

Thanks to the following confirmed (to date) sponsors and vendors:

Platinum Level: Mercedes Benz of Cincinnati and TriHealth

Gold Level: James Investment Research

Silver Level: Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI)

Bronze Level: Vintage Business Solutions; Arthur J. Gallagher & Company; Diversified Brokerage Specialists; WP Dolle, LLC & Lori Weber–Insurance & Risk Management; United Benefits Agency; and BRG Apartments

Table Sponsor: LDR Interactive Technologies

Vendors: NexMedical Solutions; Senior Lifestyle Communities; Yoga with Pooja; Medical Advantage; VITAS Innovative Hospice Care; and Care Connection of Greater Cincinnati.

Organizations are invited to partner with the Academy and sponsor the event. The following levels – Platinum ($3,000), Gold ($2,000), Silver ($1,500), Bronze ($500), and VIP Table ($850) – of sponsorship are available. For more information on sponsorship, contact Academy Executive Director Natalie Peterson at 513-421-7010, ext. 300 or by email at 

Academy joins coalition opposing Ohio Drug Price Relief Act

The Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati has joined “Ohioans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue,” a coalition opposing the Ohio Drug Price Relief Act, which will appear on the November 2017 ballot as Issue 2. More than 60 organizations representing health care professionals, veterans’ groups, and business interests make up the coalition.

In expressing its opposition, the Ohio State Medical Association states, “Effective treatment plans that include affordable prescription medications are a goal of every physician in our state who cares for patients. This ballot initiative, however, despite the claism of its supporters, does not come close to achieving this goal and in fact could have a detrimental impace on Ohioans in the near future.”

Learn more here.

Free technology webinars for members, their staff

The second series of free, online technology educational webinars for Academy members and their staff will begin October 17 and run through October 31. The goal in presenting these webinars is to help Academy members receive effective training on topics of importance that are relevant, current and trustworthy. A variety of topics are offered. Presented by the Academy's technology partner, Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI), webinar content is designed to be educational, not commercial.

Topics to be presented in October include:

  • Healthcare Staff Security Training – How to spot “bad” emails & protect security
  • 5 Elements of  Multi-layered Cybersecurity – Ensuring you meet the “due diligence” test
  • How to know if your IT security is working – Principles of online monitoring
  • How to  Find Unprotected ePHI  – ePhi Data Risk scans, learn what a hacker could find & sell
  • Dragon® Medical – For Physicians – Free training for Academy Members – Advanced (often missed) features for clinical use
  • HIPAA Security Risk Assessments – How to prepare for and pass HIPAA MU & Security audits
  • Improve Your Internet Speed & Reduce Costs – How to reduce costs from Cincinnati Bell & Spectrum
  • Phone System Advances Applied to Patient Satisfaction – Vmail setup recommendations

Watch for more information about dates, times, and how to register for the October series.

Congratulations to the 2017 50-Year Physicians

Congratulations to the following Academy members who are eligible for the Ohio State Medical Associations’s 50-Year Physician Award this year, which will be presented during the Academy of Medicine’s Annual Meeting on September 19:

  •  Bernard B. Bacevich, MD
  •  Dennis A. Blanchard, MD
  •  John E. Bossert, MD
  •  William J. Dalton, MD
  •  Peter J. Enyeart, MD
  •  John H. Feibel, MD
  •  Martin D. Fritzhand, MD
  •  Lee Greiner, MD
  •  Warren G. Harding III, MD
  •  Arthur L. Hughes, MD
  •  Stephen N. Joffe, MD
  •  Barbara B. Kenney, MD
  •  C. T. Lee, MD
  •  Harry R. Maxon III, MD
  •  Elbert J. T. Nelson, MD
  •  Michael D. Paris, MD
  •  Gerald R. Reiter, MD
  •  Michael J. Rozen, MD
  •  P. Robert Schwetschenau, MD
  •  Lee J. Shonfeld, MD
  •  Peter B. Wakefield, MD
  •  Arden H. Wander, MD
  •  Galen R. Warren, MD
  •  David K. Zipfel, MD

If you have any questions, please call  513-421-7010, ext. 307.

2017–2018 Academy Election

It's time to vote for the 2017–2018 Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati Council members. All Active members in good standing will receive a ballot via regular mail. Completed Ballots must be returned to the Academy office by July 24 at 4 p.m. 

Congratulaions to the following Academy members on their nominations to run for office on the 2017-2018 Academy Council:

Candidate for President-elect: Carol Egner, MD

Candidates for Councilors: Barry Brook, MD;  Haleem Chaudhary, MD; Bryan Ellis, DO; Lisa Haglund, MD; Matthew Hardin, MD; Anne Like, MD; E. Wymann Morriss, MD; Bharvi Oza-Gajera, MD; Suzanne Sampang, MD; and Michael Schoech, MD. 

To help members be better informed when voting for Academy leaders, candidates were asked to provide background information for brief biographies that can be found here.