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
15th Annual AAOMS Day on the Hill March 17-18, 2015
Register Now! The hotel reservations deadline is Monday, February 16 — don't wait any longer to reserve your accommodations and join us on Capitol Hill.
15 Years of Making a Difference... In March, AAOMS will celebrate its 15th Day on the Hill — taking to Capitol Hill to educate lawmakers on the profession and practice of OMS, and advocating for the federal legislative issues that are important to the specialty.
When the 114th Congress convened in January, many federal lawmakers arrived on Capitol Hill for the first time. They, along with hundreds of incumbents, are making critical decisions that affect the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and our evolving healthcare system; both of which impact OMSs, your patients, and your practice.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to act as a political advocate for the specialty and have a real impact on federal healthcare policy, regardless of your previous political/advocacy experience.
Day on the Hill Attendees will:
Meet with and educate federal officials about issues affecting the specialty.
Learn about the federal healthcare agenda, the Affordable Care Act, and what to expect from the Administration and Congressional leaders.
Hear from several federal lawmakers as well as CNN political analyst Gloria Borger.
Join your OMS colleagues for this unique opportunity to promote the specialty. Remember, previous political experience is not necessary.
New ISOMS president, Stephen Jagielo (left) presented a traditional president's plaque to outgoing president Michael Zak during the Annual Meeting and Educational Program held October 25, 2014 at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel in Chicago. Dr. Jagielo extended his sincere thanks to Dr. Zak on behalf of the Society for his dedication and hard work during the past year. Guest speaker Don-John Summerlin, an oral pathologist from Indiana, guest speaker for the day was very well received by over 70 members and guests from Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana.
Photo, upper right: Drs. S. Todd Jensen and Leslie Heffez, two past presidents of ISOMS, chat during the
2014 Annual Meeting in Chicago. Lower right, guest lecturer Dr. Don-John Summerlin.
2015 Office Anesthesia Evaluations
Early in 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.
March ACLS & BLS Training Program
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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