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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

Please join us for the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati’s 161st Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration 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. The Academy Foundation will also honor its Daniel Drake Humanitarian Award recipient, Steven Kleeman, MD.

Invitations with detailed information have been sent. Click here for the invitation and here for registration information. Reservations are required.

Thanks to the following confirmed sponsors and vendors:

Platinum Level: Mercedes Benz of CincinnatiTriHealth; Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Horizon Pharma

Gold Level: James Investment Research; UC Health; Donnellon McCarthy Enterprises–an ABS Technology Company

Silver Level: Positive Business Solutions, Inc. (PBSI); Diversified Brokerage Specialists

Bronze Level: Vintage Business Solutions; Arthur J. Gallagher & Company; WP Dolle, LLC & Lori Weber–Insurance & Risk Management; United Benefits Agency; BRG Apartments; Favorite Healthcare Staffing; Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Table Sponsor: LDR Interactive Technologies; University of Cincinnati College of Medicine; Mayfield Brain & Spine

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.

2017–2018 Academy Election

Congratulations to Carol Egner, MD, who was selected as Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati President-elect for the 2017-2018 term and to newly elected Councilors Barry Brook, MD; Haleem Chaudhary, MD; and Anne Like, MD, along with re-elected Councilors Lisa Haglund, MD; Matthew Hardin, MD; and E. Wymann Morriss, MD.

Returning to the 2017-2018 Council are: President Gregory Rouan, MD; Past President Rajbir Minhas, MD; Councilors Ronald Merkel, MD; Adam Miller, MD; Laura Trice, MD; and Regina Whitfield-Kekessi, MD.

The Council will be installed during the Academy's Annual Meeting on September 19.

How to Keep More of the Money You Make

Diversified Brokerage Specialists - a life, disability, annuity, and long-term care insurance brokerage firm with 70 years of service in the Greater Cincinnati area - is sponsoring "How to Keep More of the Money You Make." The program, hosted by the Academy of Medicine of Cincinnati, is planned for Thursday, October 19, at Seasons 52. There is no charge for the program, which is open to physicians, residents, and medical students. Spouses are also welcome to attend. Registration is required by October 17. Appetizers, beverages, and desserts will be served. As a bonus, all attendees will be entered into a drawing for a $100.00 VISA gift card. You must be present to win.

This financial planning event will focus on tools and information you need to get started on a path to secure your financial fitness for the future including:

  • Liability 
  • Business Planning 
  • Investing for Success 
  • Risk management
As a community of physicians, the Academy understands the unique needs of medical professionals in preparing for future financial success. The presentation will be educational in nature and not sales oriented. The sponsors (Diversified Brokerage Specialists, Horan, and The Rosselot Financial Group) will be available for those interested in additional services.    

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

Click here for information on how to register for the October series.