Calendar of Events


  • Wednesday
    6
    March

    Physicians Leadership Academy/Alumni Event - Design Thinking in Social Systems

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    Mar 6, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    Presenter: Jim Marsden, PLA Falculty

    A meditation refresher with instruction by Janice Glowski will also be provided.

    ***CME provided*** This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) through the joint providership of Mount Carmel Health System and the Columbus Medical Association. The Mount Carmel Health System is accredited by the OSMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Mount Carmel Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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  • Thursday
    7
    March

    Physicians Leadership Academy (Class of 2018/19) - Introduction to Systems and Design Thinking

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    Mar 7, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    As a physician, systems’ thinking is not new to you. You have been trained to be aware of how cells become tissue, tissue becomes organs, organs become systems, and systems ultimately become a person and they are intrinsically linked together. You understand that in the diagnostic process what appears to be at issue may only be a symptom of something else. This is also true of organizations. Organizations are made up of human beings (each with their own uniqueness’s), that are organized based on some rationale (a department) and those are further organized within themselves. It is usually expected that those organizations (departments) will function well with other groups of organized people (departments) within some larger construct of the whole organization.

    Systems’ thinking is often applied to problem solving within organizations by helping us to view “problems” as part of an overall system, rather than reacting to specific parts, outcomes or events. In systems thinking it is argued that the only way to fully understand why a problem or element occurs and persists is to understand the parts in relation to the whole. Systems’ thinking attempts to illustrate how small catalytic events that are separated by distance and time can be the cause of significant changes in complex systems. Leaders are called upon everyday to make organizational diagnoses from a system’s perspective. Understanding systems thinking as it applies to organizations is a critical tool for all leaders to have. This session will be an introduction to systems’ thinking.

    Design thinking has come to be defined as combining empathy for the context of a problem, creativity in the generation of insights and solutions and rationality in analyzing and fitting various solutions to the problem context. (Wikipedia) The premise of design thinking is that by knowing how designers approach problems and the methods they use, individuals and businesses will be better able to improve their own problem solving processes and take innovation to a higher level.

    Design thinking, in the scheme of things, is a relatively young concept (1960’s). The difference in thinking is often described as the difference between problems based solvers and solution-based solvers. Design thinking has most often used in the creation of products, but more recently is being used to innovate organizational solutions. This session will be an introduction to design thinking as it relates to organizations.

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  • Wednesday
    13
    March

    CMA Practice Manager Luncheon

    CMA Practice Manager Luncheon

    Mar 13, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)

    Topic: Public Policy, Politics and the Medical Practice

    Ohio has a new Governor, a new Speaker in the Ohio House, and Central Ohio has several new legislators, including our first Representative who is a practicing physician.  

    This practice managers luncheon is a time to learn the latest on public policy.  We’ll discuss the political landscape in Ohio and its potential impact on issues. Additionally, we will review of new laws passed in the previous 2017-2018 General Assembly and look at some specific future areas of issues, including

    • Status of prior authorization for practices following implementation of new law;
    • Price transparency: what will be required of practices to share with patients?
    • Implementation of medical marijuana;
    • Maintenance of Certification (MOC): new law or new specialty society policies?
    • Pharmacy benefit managers and potential impacts from mergers of pharmacy/    insurance companies;
    • Update on efforts related to the opioid crisis in Central Ohio 

     

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    614-240-7410

  • Wednesday
    3
    April

    Physicians Leadership Academy - Information Session for 2019/2020 Class

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    Apr 3, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
    Don't just Survive. THRIVE

    THINK.RELATE.INTERACT. Like never before.

    Build the margin and skills you need to not only survive, but thrive as a physician in today's healthcare environment through the Columbus Medical Association's Physicians Leadership Academy.
    • Learn from globally-recognized, field-expert faculty
    • Connect with a thriving community of peer physicians
    • Discover something more at work and in life
    • Uncover the leader in you
    Learn how at our Free Information Sessions! Two dates scheduled: April 3, 2019 or May 7, 2019

    Register today to PLA Co-Director Diane May at DMay@PhysiciansLeadershipAcademy.org 

    Can't make a session? Email Diane and we'll set something up for you.

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  • Thursday
    11
    April

    Physicians CareConnection - Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

    Physicians CareConnection (PCC)

    Apr 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    More Details Soon!

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  • Friday
    12
    April

    Physicians Leadership Academy (Class of 2018/19) - Non-Residential Weekend Retreat at Antrim Park

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    Apr 12 - 14, (ET)

    Presencing

    Most strategic thinking and planning is based upon a model in which we are reflecting on the past in order to predict and act for the future. However, to bring about the level of transformation required in our current environment, we need a new way of learning and of leading that tunes into the possibilities of the future and helps us to crystallize, prototype and realize those possibilities.

    Presencing or Theory U is a five-stage process for learning: from the emerging future and growing the capacity for deep innovation and collaborative action. And, it’s also a set of principles that invite us to design our work processes and relationships in a different way and to use deeper sources of knowing as we move from awareness into action. This retreat is an experiential introduction to the concepts and practices of Presencing and Theory U, as described by Otto Scharmer. Through individual and collective practices, dialogue, Social Presencing Theatre and case clinics you will “travel the U” by applying gestures of suspending, redirecting, letting go, letting come and embodying to personal and organizational change efforts. Through awareness-based methods you will experience the underlying, often hidden wholeness in your life organizations and projects. You will strengthen your capacity to work with others, to see the systems that you are part of, and how to lead from the future as it emerges. Theory U is at the center of a global action research community, housed at M.I.T. that seeks to facilitate profound innovation and change. The Presencing Institute was founded in 2006 and so is very young both in its development and implementation.

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  • Thursday
    18
    April

    CMA Public Policy/PAC Meeting

    CMA Public Policy/PAC

    Apr 18, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)

    All physicians welcome. Meetings are at 6:00 pm in the board room. A light dinner is served (sandwiches, salad, etc.) . A meeting agenda is posted a week prior to the meeting. To offer agenda items, please contact Malcolm Porter

    Please RSVP if you will be attending by emailing Malcolm Porter or calling 614-240-7410.

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  • Tuesday
    23
    April

    COTS Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness Course

    Central Ohio Trauma System

    Apr 23, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    For more details, go to www.CentralOhioTraumaSystem.org

  • Thursday
    2
    May

    Physicians Leadership Academy (Class of 2018/19) - Understanding and Making Sense of Data & The Powe

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    May 2, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
    The healthcare industry has never seen the degree of change it has in the last 5 years.  As a result of the Affordable Care Act and President Obama’s approach to incentivizing cost management for healthcare, health systems have had to become smarter and leaner about data management.  The volume to value transition requires deeper insights into quality gaps and cost opportunities.  The space of healthcare analytics has grown exponentially as a result.  Now more than ever, health systems are looking for physicians who can drive the value agenda and navigate the technology infrastructure to support a new healthcare paradigm.  In this seminar, you will learn the basics of data management; technology used to support quality initiatives and cost improvement efforts; and how health systems operationalize these efforts.

     “Advocacy” is not a new tool for the physician leader. Most physicians have spent hours on the phone with insurance providers pleading for needed medications and/or procedures for their patients. Although this form of advocacy is unfortunately needed, there is a larger component of advocacy that requires skills to influence large groups of people, especially “power brokers” that may lead to changes in policies and practices on the organizational level as well as the State and National Level.

     This session will introduce participants to the concept of “Social Capital”, the premise that social networks have value and how the collective use of these networks can influence them to do together things they could not achieve alone. It recommends strategies to assess their social networks and provide skills and tools to influence others to advocate for change on the policy level.

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  • Tuesday
    7
    May

    Physicians Leadership Academy - Information Session for 2019/2020 Class

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    May 7, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)
    Don't just Survive. THRIVE

    THINK.RELATE.INTERACT. Like never before.

    Build the margin and skills you need to not only survive, but thrive as a physician in today's healthcare environment through the Columbus Medical Association's Physicians Leadership Academy.
    • Learn from globally-recognized, field-expert faculty
    • Connect with a thriving community of peer physicians
    • Discover something more at work and in life
    • Uncover the leader in you
    Learn how at our Free Information Sessions! Two dates scheduled: April 3, 2019 or May 7, 2019

    Register today to PLA Co-Director Diane May at DMay@PhysiciansLeadershipAcademy.org 

    Can't make a session? Email Diane and we'll set something up for you.

    Learn more at PhysiciansLeadershipAcademy.org

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  • Wednesday
    8
    May

    COTS Trauma Research Symposium

    Central Ohio Trauma System

    May 8, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM (ET)
    More details soon.

  • Friday
    17
    May

    "The CMA's Disco Ball" - CMA's Annual Social Event

    Columbus Medical Association

    May 17, 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM (ET)
    Save the Date! More details soon!

  • Saturday
    18
    May

    Physicians Leadership Academy/Alumni Event - Meditation Retreat

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    May 18 - 19, (ET)
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  • Wednesday
    22
    May

    CMA Practice Manager Luncheon

    CMA Practice Manager Luncheon

    May 22, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)

    Topic: Rewarding & Keepking Your Best Staff Members

    Contact Information

    614-240-7410

  • Thursday
    6
    June

    Physicians Leadership Academy (Class of 2018/19) - The Mindful Physician

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    Jun 6, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
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  • Thursday
    6
    June

    Physicians Leadership Academy Class - The Mindful Physician

    Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA)

    Jun 6, 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)
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  • Thursday
    6
    June

    Physicians Leadership Academy Class - Graduation Celebration

    Physicians Leadership Academy (PLA)

    Jun 6, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)
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  • Thursday
    13
    June

    Physicians Leadership Academy (Class of 2018/19) - Graduation Celebration!

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    Jun 13, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (ET)

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  • Thursday
    20
    June

    CMA Public Policy/PAC Meeting

    CMA Public Policy/PAC

    Jun 20, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)

    All physicians welcome. Meetings are at 6:00 pm in the board room. A light dinner is served (sandwiches, salad, etc.) . A meeting agenda is posted a week prior to the meeting. To offer agenda items, please contact Malcolm Porter

    Please RSVP if you will be attending by emailing Malcolm Porter or calling 614-240-7410.

    Contact Information

  • Wednesday
    14
    August

    CMA Practice Manager Luncheon

    CMA Practice Manager Luncheon

    Aug 14, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)

    Topic: Social Media and Other Marketing Strategies for Your Practice

    Contact Information

    614-240-7410

  • Friday
    13
    September

    Physicians Leadership Academy/Alumni Event - Nova Scotia Retreat

    PLA - Physicians Leadership Academy

    Sep 13 - 16, (ET)
    More details soon!

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  • Wednesday
    9
    October

    CMA Practice Manager Luncheon

    CMA Practice Manager Luncheon

    Oct 9, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (ET)

    Topic: TBD

    Contact Information

    614-240-7410

  • Thursday
    17
    October

    CMA Public Policy/PAC Meeting

    CMA Public Policy/PAC

    Oct 17, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (ET)

    All physicians welcome. Meetings are at 6:00 pm in the board room. A light dinner is served (sandwiches, salad, etc.) . A meeting agenda is posted a week prior to the meeting. To offer agenda items, please contact Malcolm Porter

    Please RSVP if you will be attending by emailing Malcolm Porter or calling 614-240-7410.

    Contact Information

  • Tuesday
    29
    October

    COTS Disaster Management & Emergency Preparedness Course

    Central Ohio Trauma System

    Oct 29, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM (ET)
    For more details, go to www.CentralOhioTraumaSystem.org