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OMSS Assembly: Your voice in CMA

May 15, 2019
Area(s) of Interest: Hospital Medical Staff Issues Physician Leadership 


The California Medical Association (CMA) Organized Medical Staff Section (OMSS) held its 2018 Annual Assembly on Friday, October 12, 2018, in Sacramento, immediately prior to the CMA House of Delegates (HOD).

The OMSS Assembly consisted of a business portion—during which proposed resolutions were discussed and a new slate of OMSS Executive Board officers were elected—and an educational portion during which faculty lectured on issues of interest to organized medical staffs.

2018-19 OMSS Executive Board:

Chair – John Luster, M.D.

Vice-Chair – Vimal Nanavati, M.D.

Secretary – Steve Kmucha, M.D.

Delegate – Tom Tremoulet, M.D.

Delegate – Matthew Vo, M.D.

Alternate Delegate – Venu Prabaker, M.D.

Alternate Delegate – Catherine Ferguson, M.D.

Trustee – Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D.

The 2018 CMA House of Delegates meeting was the 3rd meeting conducted using the new “major issues” format. The OMSS Assembly considered the recommendations from each of the three “major issues” reports and provided direction and feedback to the delegates regarding how to vote on behalf of OMSS. The meeting also included educational presentations on a range of issues impacting medical staffs.

Members received CME credit for their participation in the educational portion of the event. If you have not received your CME certificate for the OMSS Assembly, please email medstaffhelp@cmadocs.org for assistance. 

Suggestions for topics for the 2019 OMSS Educational Conference—to be held on October 25, 2019, in Anaheim—can be submitted to medstaffhelp@cmadocs.org.

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