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The Oregon DO - June 13, 2014

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The Oregon

June 13, 2014


Upcoming Events

AOA House of Delegates -
July 17-20

The Science and Practice of Plant Based Diets: A Culinary Immersion for Physicians - August 9 Portland

The OPSO Open - August 14

OPSO Annual Meeting and CME Conference -
 August 15-17

Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation: Founders' Gala - October 25

OPSO Preceptor Recognition & Holiday Celebration December 7

OPSO Mission

Serve the osteopathic profession in Oregon through advocacy, education and professional outreach, ensuring the highest quality health care to the people of the state

OPSO Values

- The principles and practice of osteopathic medicine are fundamental to comprehensive patient care.
- An integrated network of physicians is the foundation of effective health care.
- Leadership is the responsibility of every physician.
- A strong osteopathic community is essential.

OPSO Vision

OPSO is the professional home for all osteopathic physicians and students in the state.

1 - OPSO Is Moving: Well really, just changing suite numbers. Our address stays the same and our new suite number is #185. Be sure to update your address book - our new full address is: 4380 SW Macadam Avenue Suite 185 Portland, OR 97239. The new address will be effective June 16, 2014.

2011 OPSO Annual Meeting2 - Call to Meeting: The OPSO Annual Membership Meeting will be held August 17, 2014 from 10am-11:30am at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Portland. The meeting will be held in conjunction with the OPSO Primary Care Conference and the OPSO & NWAO OMT Seminar (separate and concurrent CME programs). If you are registered for the CME conference, no further action is required. If you an OPSO member in good standing and would like to attend the annual meeting only, please register through this link.

3 - Call for Applications: OPSO is seeking nominations for several open positions including the OPSO Board of Directors, OPSO Committees, and Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). Submit your letter of interest here.

4 - Call for Nominations - OPSO DO of the Year: Help us in recognizing excellence in the profession by submitting your nomination for OPSO's highest honor - The DO of the Year Award. The Oregon DO of the Year is awarded annually to an osteopathic physician in recognition of his or her outstanding dedication, leadership, and service to the osteopathic profession. Submit your nomination online through this link. The DO of the Year will be honored at the OPSO Annual CME Conference & Membership Meeting August 15-17 at the Embassy Suites in Downtown Portland.

5 - OPSO Annual CME Conference: Speaking of the CME conference, the CME program schedule is now available. OPSO will be offering two unique CME opportunities. The Primary Care CME Conference and the OMT Seminar led by John Jones, DO - focusing on Counterstrain and Still Technique. Both programs will be held August 15-17 at the Embassy Suites in Portland. Make sure to register by July 18th to receive the early registration pricing. OPSO is applying for both AOA and AAFP accreditation for the Primary Care Conference. Don't miss this opportunity to not only earn CME credits, but connect with your colleagues, explore the latest medical trends in primary care, and explore all Portland has to offer.
Can't make it to Portland - OPSO is offering this as an online internet stream. Registration will be available soon at

Heron Lakes Golf Course6 - The OPSO Open: The second annual OPSO Open will be held August 14 at Heron Lakes Golf Course. Registration begins at 11:30am with a shotgun start at 12:30pm. This is a fun, scramble format tournament for golfers of all abilities. The program benefits the Oregon Osteopathic Foundation. Find more information and register online through this link.

7 - Health for the Whole Family - This month’s article was contributed by Stanley E. Grogg, DO, a pediatrician from Tulsa, Okla. Feel free to use this month’s article and add or edit, using your own practice information.
Mumps: Minimizing Your Risk FactorMumps are making a comeback this season. Are you prepared? With recent reports of mumps outbreaks on college campuses, it’s imperative, now more than ever to learn the facts about this highly infectious virus, which causes painfully inflamed glands and swelling. MORE

8 - HIPAA Question of the week: How do I “de-identify” medical records to be HIPAA-compliant?
Answer: According to HIPAA guidance, to “de-identify” a medical record you must remove all of the following information about the patient, the patient’s relatives, employer, and household members:
- Name
- Street address, city, county, precinct, ZIP Code
- Dates directly related to any individual, including birth, admission, discharge, and death dates
- Telephone numbers
- Fax numbers
- Email addresses
- Social Security numbers
- Medical record numbers
- Health plan beneficiary numbers
- Account numbers
- Certificate/license numbers
- Vehicle identifiers and serial numbers including license plate numbers
- Device identifiers and serial numbers
- Web Universal Resource Locators (URLs)
- Internet protocol (IP) address numbers
- Biometric identifiers, including finger and voice prints
- Full-face photographic images and any comparable images
- Any other unique identifying number, characteristic, or code

You can visit for additional information and resources on HIPAA.

Space is still available for the culinary immersion meets CME program on August 9th in Portland. Earn 6 1-A AOA CME credits while exploring the clinical evidence behind the rise of plant-based diets in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Guest Chef Mark Reinfeld, will lead attendees in the culinary arts (prepping,cooking, and of course eating), while Robert Ellis, DO, PhD will engage attendees in a dietary didactic. Register online here.

The Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (OREF) is accepting proposals for individual research grants addressing issues in the field of orthopaedics. Various funding opportunities (from $5,000 up to $225,000) are available, including opportunities for fellows, residents and post-docs. Applications must be submitted on or before Tuesday, September 16, 2014. For more information please visit

The Oregon Advisory Committee on Physician Credentialing Information (ACPCI) is soliciting recommendations for changes to the Oregon Practitioner Credentialing and Recredentialing Applications. Recommendations must be received by July 11, 2014. Follow this link for additional information.

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Portland, OR 97239

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