The Illinois Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons is a not-for-profit professional association, incorporated in the State of Illinois. ISOMS is dedicated to the advancement of public welfare through educational programs that help improve standards of practice in the specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Illinois.
Active ISOMS members are graduates of accredited dental schools who have also completed an accredited training program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, are licensed to practice dentistry or medicine in the State of Illinois, and limit their practice exclusively to Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Active members must participate in the Society's Office Anesthesia Evaluation Program as a precondition of membership and every five years thereafter, and they must maintain membership in the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
For additional information on membership, contact the ISOMS headquarters:
810 S. Waukegan Road, Suite 104
Lake Forest, Illinois 60045
Phone 847 482.0222
eFax 847 574.0445
What a terrific Annual Meeting! Fall weather was beautiful, the atmosphere was vibrant and members were excited to welcome Dr. Michael Block of Louisiana to present an excellent education program on October 17 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago. 70 attendees earned up to 6 hours of continuing education credit for attendance.
Dr. Stephen Jagielo was thanked for his outstanding contributions to the Society during the past year when he served as president, and Dr. Herbert Stith was officially introduced as the newly elected president. Other 2015-2016 officers are Coleman Spector, vice president, Spiro Karras, secretary-treasurer and Mark Steinberg, editor.
Completing the Executive Council are councilmen Anthony Spina, Stephen Doran, Henry Fung, Antonia Kolokythas and Donald Hoffman.
Dr. James Vaiana, who has served as education chairman since 1994 holds a non-voting seat on the executive council. Dr. Jagielo thanked him for his outstanding and on-going service to ISOMS for so many years! Finally, Dr. Jay Bergamini was appointed to serve as chairman of the Anesthesia Committee for the coming year.
The next meeting and education program will be March 5 and 6, 2016, in Oak Brook.
2015 Office Anesthesia Evaluations
During 2015 those members who are due for office anesthesia evaluations (on our five-year cycle) will receive notices about their assigned evaluator, from our Anesthesia Committee chairman. The name of the Anesthesia Committee member assigned will be in the letter. It is up to both the member and the evaluator to make contact with one another and establish a mutually agreeable date on which the evaluation can take place. We urge you not to wait until the end of the year. There are sample evaluation forms on our website. We will be happy to answer any questions if you contact us by email to email@example.com.
Once the evaluation is completed, the signed form (please write clearly or print your name under your signature) needs to be mailed or faxed to our office so our records can be updated, and so that we can notify AAOMS. Please return the completed form along with a copy of the doctor's current anesthesia permit, and proof that one assistant has completed the 12 hours of training that is required by the state.
Whenever possible, we try to evaluate members of a group all at the same time. It is recommended that assistant(s) be present. If you have any difficulty finding a mutually convenient date, you may contact us for a new committee member to be assigned. Remember this is a requirement of AAOMS as well as ISOMS. We notify AAOMS immediately upon receiving the completed documentation. There are financial penalties for late compliance, and a members may put his or her membership at risk by delaying the process. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation with this important educational process.
ACLS & BLS Training Program;
Next ACLS Training Dates March 5-6, 2016
The ISOMS March 2014 ACLS & BLS Training program was held at the Hyatt Lodge and Hamburger University on the McDonalds campus in Oak Brook. The weekend program was a success as always and members enjoyed the views in the beautiful surroundings in spite of the wintry weather.
Schedule Your Anesthesia Evaluation or We'll Be Forced to Drop You!
If you are due for an Anesthesia Evaluation this year and have not yet completed it, you must at least schedule the office visit and forward the scheduled date to ISOMS ASAP. At the AAOMS Annual Meeting, they review — and subsequently drop — members who have not made an attempt to complete the evaluation on time. If you are dropped from AAOMS, you'll be dropped from ISOMS, too and will be required to re-apply to both.
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