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Founders’ Banquet and Awards Ceremony

2018 Founders’ Banquet and Awards Ceremony

On line registration for the dinner is now closed. Contact David Tate directly to see if any additional tickets are available. 503-263-7878 // tate@nwosteo.org

Since 1990, the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation has recognized the accomplishments of osteopathic physicians from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington at its Founders’ Evening and Awards Ceremony. We are honored to continue this tradition this fall in conjunction with the Annual Primary Care CME Conference of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO).

Reception – 5 p.m. – This year’s evening will begin with a reception where attendees can review posters presented by Osteopathic Medical Students from the local area while you mingle with friends and colleagues.

Dinner – 6:00 p.m.  – After dinner, the evening’s program will feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Karen Nichols on Leadership in Medicine as well as the presentation of the Founders’ Awards.

Tickets are $1,000 for a table of 8 / $250 for two / $150 per individual

We encourage you to consider purchasing an extra ticket for a local medical student or resident to come as your guest.

Dress is Conference Attire or Business

All proceeds from this event support the Foundation Scholarship Program!

Special Guest and Keynote Speaker – Karen J. Nichols, DO, MA, MACOI, CS

Many of you know Dr. Nichols as the former Dean of the Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is currently a Board Member at Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). During her tenure at CCOM, she served as the first female president of the American Osteopathic Association. More information about Dr. Nichols is available on her LinkedIn page.

Dr. Nichols will be speaking about Leadership in Medicine a subject where her many experiences makes her an undisputed expert.

Founders’ Awards To Be Presented on September 15

J. Scott Heatherington DO Lifetime Achievement Award – Katherine Fisher, DO and Charles Kaluza, DO

J. Scott Heatherington DO, AOA President 1969
NWOMF Founding President 1985

This award is presented annually to an osteopathic physician from the Northwest that has made a lifetime of contributions to the profession as well as his community. It is presented in honor of Dr. Heatherington, the first physician from Oregon to become President of the American Osteopathic Association (1969) and was President of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon  (1952-53). He was also the Founding President of the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation (1985-1987)

Rising Star Award – Wynde Cheek, DO

Since 2000, the Foundation has recognized osteopathic physicians that have made outstanding contributions in the first decade of their practice.

Founders’ Exceptional Accomplishment Award – Lisa Watts, DO

After formally recognizing the men and women that created the Foundation, this award has been presented to osteopathic physicians, exceptional individuals and couples, and to outstanding organizations that have made a major contribution to the osteopathic profession and/or education.