State and National Medical Society websites provide good information resources for physicians and patients, as well as information on policy issues and physicians practicing in other states.
NDMA works in concert with several specialty societies, both on the state and national level. If you are looking for any information about a specialty society, please call the NDMA office at 701-223-9475. Here is a quick glimpse at some of the specialty groups with which we work:
The North Dakota Society of Anestheologists (NDSA)
In order to maintain membership in NDSA, you must also maintain membership to The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA). Kevin Mork, MD, of Altru in Grand Forks, serves as the current NDSA president and Annette Goehring at NDMA is the contact person for NDSA.
News from ASA:
ASA is a strong proponent of the Perioperative Surgical Home (PSH) care model — a patient-centered, physician-led system of coordinated care. Through PSH, from the time of surgery to discharge and beyond, physicians are experiencing improved patient outcomes, such as on-time surgery, reduced pain scores and lower readmission rates. ASA would like to invite you to help them spread the word about this innovative care model among your colleagues and social media networks by:
- Liking them on Facebook and sharing their posts
- Following @ASALifeline on Twitter and retweeting
- Joining them on LinkedIn and sharing their updates with your professional groups
The North Dakota Orthopaedic Society (NDOS)
NDOS is the state branch of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS).
NDOS held its 2016 Annual Meeting in Bismarck on April 30, 2016. Soon, NDOS will have it's own website. Check back here for updates and notices until that website is launched. Contact Courtney Koebele at NDMA for more information.
The North Dakota Psychiatric Society (NDPS)
NDPS works with the American Psychiatric Association (APA). NDPS was very active during the 2015 North Dakota Legislative Session and anticipates weighing in on many behavioral health issues during the 2017 session. Contact Courtney Koebele for more information.
The North Dakota and South Dakota Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS)
The ND and SD Chapter of ACS rotates their annual meeting each spring between North Dakota and South Dakota. Contact Leann Benson at NDMA for more information.