Welcome to LOMA - "Bienvenue en Louisiane"

The Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association

The COVID-19 pandemic and multiple tropical storms seriously impacted LOMA in 2020! Our Live 2020 ANNUAL CONVENTION scheduled for August 27-30 in New Orleans was CANCELLED due to Hurricane Laura but we were able to successfully offer the 27-credit CME program as an Online-ON-Demand option. The Online On-Demand program facilitated program completion for all registrants including those who previously registered to attend the live event in New Orleans. We are scheduled to return to New Orleans for the 2021 Annual Convention and CME Meeting August 26-29 and hope you will plan now to be there for great CME, lots of fun, and great food. To start planning your trip now, visit the New Orleans Conventions and Visitor's Bureau website at https://www.neworleans.com/ where you'll find out everything you need to know, what you can do, and the the great food you can find in NOLA - "Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler"!

EDWARD VIA VCOM-LA OPENS IN MONROE!!!

Our Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Louisiana is now in operation on the University of Louisiana - Monroe campus. Its operation is a huge stimulus to Louisiana’s osteopathic future as its mission will address the physician shortage in Louisiana which currently ranks #39 in the US for per capita primary care physicians. And 81% of Louisiana has been designated a Health Professional Shortage Area by the Louisiana Department of Health. VCOM’s overall goal addresses the primary care shortages throughout the Southeastern US where they are most needed. The Inaugural Class of 2024 began its virtual classes on July 13! Click here: https://www.vcom.edu/locations/louisiana to view the amazing campus, read additional information, and take a Virtual Campus Tour.

LOMA MEMBERSHIP

LOMA serves YOU and all future LA DOs! All present and future LA DOs benefited from our push to finally achieve DO Licensing Parity in Louisiana as the very last state (#50) in January 2005! And, we continue to work on your behalf so please support LOMA’s continuing work with your membership. As one of our LOMA dues-paid member, you also earn tuition discounts to CME EVENTS of all other state association affiliates that belong to our AOSED CME CONSORTIUM! JOIN LOMA TODAY! more

ANNUAL CONVENTION

LOMA's 2021 Annual Convention will be held August 26-29 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. Check out Royal Sonesta here: RoyalSonesta. The CME program offers an excellent clinical agenda suited to PCPs and some specialists. Check back soon for a brochure or to register online by following the "Annual Convention" tab to the left or the "Meeting/CME" tab at the top.Start planning now to join us in 2021 and enjoy the 303 year-old city's history, great food, sights, and activities! Registration available soon!