Dear MOS Society Members,
I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and fall. Winter and the holiday season are upon us. I am honored to be your president of the Michigan Otolaryngological Society this year.
I would like to thank my fellow council members and officers for all their hard work and dedication to the membership and our profession. I want to give a special thanks to Robert Standring for the countless time and hours that he has put in to improve the society’s website. Congratulations to Lamont Jones, the immediate past president, on a productive year as president. I also want to thank Lamont and the other past presidents that I have had the privilege to work with and learn from. Thank you to our program chairs for diligently working to put together excellent educational programs. Also thanks to our council members who advocate time and again for our profession locally, statewide and nationally. Furthermore, I need to give many thanks to Karen Carter, our administrative coordinator, for her endless support and assistance in the functioning of the society.
I would like to acknowledge the MOS officers for 2017–2018:
President – Michael Haupert, DO, MBA
President Elect – Michael Carron, M.D.
Secretary/Treasurer – Robert Standring, M.D.
Program Chair – Ross Mayerhoff, M.D.
Please mark your calendar for the 2018 meeting dates:
January 24, 2018 – Webinar (details to follow)
April 25, 2018 – The Henry Hotel
July 27-29, 2018 – Crystal Mountain Resort
October 17, 2018 – The Henry Hotel
Participation in our society is important and vital for the future of our society. We are only as good as our membership and the members’ participation. Maintaining and increasing membership is essential. As members, we need to encourage residents, fellows and our colleagues to become members and encourage participation. I encourage the membership to try and attend the quarterly meetings if possible, though I am cognizant of the constraints that exist for many people. Please also consider attending the summer meeting. It is a great opportunity for collegial exchange of ideas as well as a potential fun family get away.
The health care environment continues to change and evolve. Many challenges arise that affect us all, whether we are in private practice or in an academic setting. MOS is an important vehicle and asset to help us advocate locally, statewide and nationally. Our society continues to monitor and advocate for our members on many fronts such as scope of practice, third party payer issues and alternate payment systems, to name a few.
Finally, let myself, any other council members or Karen Carter know if you have any concerns, questions or suggestions. I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org (248-240-3920).
Michael Haupert, DO, MBA