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Committees and Fast Action Teams (FATs) are the driving force of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS). FATs have replaced many standing committees. FATs allow us to more effectively address issues at hand. The FATs, which will be formed when a specific need arises, will perform their work (usually 1 - 2 meetings per year) and then disband.

Finance and Audit Committee

  • The Finance and Audit Committee is responsible for reviewing and revising MAOPS and Wetzel budgets and audits, presenting financial information for approval to the Board of Trustees, reviewing budgets throughout the fiscal year and recommending changes in coordination with MAOPS Executive Director. This committee also serves as the audit committee for both MAOPS and the Foundation. Volunteers should possess some expertise in finance and/or business operations, as well as have an excellent volunteer record for MAOPS.

Education and Convention Committee

  • The Education and Convention Committee is responsible for developing and coordinating the Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention (MOAC), which includes: education curriculum, business meeting schedules, exhibit hall management, and social events. The committee must assure the convention coincides with the image and professionalism of the membership. The committee is also responsible for all CME programming, online CME, and accreditation by the AOA and ACCME.

Leadership Development Committee

  • The Leadership Development Committee is responsible for helping to develop a slate of MAOPS officers, Trustees and American Osteopathic Association Delegates for the Board to consider and vote on at its annual meeting. Additionally, the committee is to identify training and development opportunities for future leaders. The committee reviews Wetzel Scholar and Fellow applicants, including interviews, and makes recommendations on selection to the Board of Trustees.

Legislative & Regulatory Committee

  • The Legislative & Regulatory Committee is responsible for reviewing all proposed health and business-related legislation during each Missouri legislative session. The committee develops the MAOPS legislative agenda annually and reviews MAOPS advocacy tools.

Physician Wellness Committee

  • The Physician Wellness Committee monitors the Board of Healing Arts-approved Physician Health Program, which is an interventional and monitoring treatment program for osteopathic physicians and students and allied healthcare workers who’ve been affected, dependent or impaired with chemical dependency, mental health issue or other concerns affecting their professional life. The committee is also responsible for overseeing the MAOPS Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for staff, and the MAOPS Member Assistance Program (MAP) for members and their immediate families.

Fast Action Teams

  • Fast Action Teams (FATs) are established when the President and/or Board identifies issues that need action outside the realm of a standing committee. The teams are formed, meet 1-2 times, complete their tasks, make recommendations to the Board and disband. FATs are efficient tools, requiring the expertise of volunteers, but not a significant amount of time. Because of the way they are formed, it is difficult to anticipate FAT formation until the need arises. Some recent examples include the FAT on Bylaws, FAT on MAOPS Policy on Access to Care, and FAT on Groups Purchasing Organizations. Members with specific interests and/or skills should note those on the volunteer form so they can be contacted when a FAT form requiring those skills.

Task Forces

  • Task Forces form much like FATs, but the duration of their work is expected to be longer. A task force may form and continue to make recommendations beyond a year, meeting 4-6 times. A recent example is the Member Value Task Force. As with FATs, need arises sporadically and is difficult to anticipate. Letting us know your interests and specific skills helps assign volunteers for task forces.

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