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Osteopathic physicians, students and advocates pose for a photo during the 2015 MOMA Day at the Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City, April 15, 2015


Celebrate With Your Osteopathic Family on Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness (MOMA) Day!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

8:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Jefferson City, Missouri


Governor Eric Greitens has declared April as the third annual Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness (MOMA) Month! MOMA Day will be held in conjunction with MOMA Month. This year, we'll also be paying homage to Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-COM) on their 125th anniversary.


MOMA Day is a day-long celebration of the osteopathic profession hosted by the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS). The event, which is held each April, is meant to bring together osteopathic physicians, medical students, advocates, industry leaders and lawmakers for advocacy activities, fellowship and fun!

Tentative Agenda

8:00 a.m. – Arrival; Meet & Greet

  • Location: Selinger Center, 212 Broadway, Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • Travel Tip: For those unfamiliar with the Jefferson City area, the Selinger Center is located across the street from the Capitol Building. It’s one building north of St. Peter Catholic Church.

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. – Welcome Address & Legislative Panel

  • Location: Selinger Center, 212 Broadway, Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • Welcome Address: MAOPS President Jeff Davis, D.O. will welcome attendees to the event.

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. – Group Dismissal

  • Location: Missouri State Capitol Building, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • Travel Tip: The Capitol Building is approximately a quarter of a mile away from the Selinger Center.
  • All attendees will be dismissed for the Missouri House Chamber.

10 a.m. – Missouri House Resolution Reading

  • Location: Missouri State Capitol Building, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO
  • Participants will attend a resolution reading focusing on Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-COM) in the Missouri House. Special guests will be seated on the floor near the speaker. Other guests will be seated in the chamber gallery. 

10:45 a.m. – Group Photo

  • Location: South steps at the Missouri State Capitol Building, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101
  • All MOMA Day attendees are asked to meet at the South steps at the Missouri State Capitol for a group photo.

11:00 a.m. –Explore Capitol & Downtown Jefferson City

  • Location: Missouri State Capitol Building, 201 W. Capitol Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101 and surrounding area
  • All MOMA Day attendees are asked to explore the Missouri State Capitol and surrounding area.

Noon - 1 p.m. – Fellowship Lunch & Prize Drawing

  • Location: Selinger Center, 212 Broadway, Jefferson City, MO 65101

 

 


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Governor Greitens Officially Declares April 2017 Missouri

Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Month

 

JEFFERSON CITY – Governor Eric Greitens has officially declared April 2017 as Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Month in honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of osteopathic medicine by Missouri pioneer and visionary Andrew Taylor “A.T.” Still, M.D., D.O.  Dr. Still brought his desire to create a “better, more complete way of practicing medicine” to life by creating the world’s first osteopathic medical school in 1892, A.T. Still University – Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM).  Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Month sheds awareness on this truly holistic approach to patient care that goes beyond just treating symptoms to focus on understanding, awareness and prevention of disease in the whole person.

 

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS), a catalyst to creating overall awareness for the profession, was founded in 1897 to preserve and advance the distinct philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine.  MAOPS regularly advocates on both the state and national levels on behalf of thousands of physicians, patients, and future physicians. MAOPS Executive Director Brian Bowles believes the Governor’s declaration serves to validate the importance of osteopathic medicine to Missouri families and to quality healthcare.

 

“On behalf of the hundreds of MAOPS members and their patients, we applaud Governor Greitens for recognizing the importance of osteopathic medicine to the health and well-being of Missouri’s families,” said Bowles. “This is only the second time a Missouri Governor has declared April as Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness Month, and MAOPS could not be more proud or honored.”           

 

To celebrate Governor Greitens’ declaration, hundreds of physicians, advocates and medical students will convene in Jefferson City on April 12 for the fourth annual Missouri Osteopathic Medicine Awareness (MOMA) Day. MOMA Day begins at 8:30 a.m. with a question and answer session featuring key legislators, state officials and other dignitaries, followed by a reading of resolutions at the State Capitol, and concluding with a fellowship luncheon.  This marks the fourth consecutive year that MAOPS has hosted MOMA Day in Jefferson City.

 

To view the Governor’s declaration, find out more about MOMA Day, MAOPS or discover the D.O. difference, visit www.maops.org or call the MAOPS Central Office team at (573) 634-3415.

 

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Tweet using  #MOMAMonth17   #DOmore4MO  all during the month of April

 

 

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