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How can OMT help you in these turbulent times? Do you have any resource that you are willing to share with other OMTers?"

  • 1.  How can OMT help you in these turbulent times? Do you have any resource that you are willing to share with other OMTers?"

    Posted 04-15-2020 14:57
    Edited by Peer Fiss 04-15-2020 14:58

    Dear OMTers,

    By now you have likely all heard that AOM will announce its decision on how to proceed with this year's annual meeting on May 7th. As we await this decision, OMT officers are working behind the scenes to find ways to serve our members as best we can. Rest assured, there will be many OMT activities this year, in one form or another!  Awards will be given out. Consortia will take place (with extended sign-up deadlines). Community will be built and scholarly discourse and professional growth facilitated. We will still have a slew of fun OMT cafes and activities to help you feel connected, even should the conference move entirely online.

    As we discuss how best to move forward, we would like to hear from you, we need your input to help us better understand how OMT can best respond to your professional needs at this challenging time. We are all seeing the effects of COVID-19 develop in our lives, and we recognize that this is an incredibly disrupted and uncertain time for our members. Now, more than ever, we hope that we can band together as a community to support one another. With that in mind, we hope that you will share with us your thoughts and ideas on the two questions below.

    What do you need from OMT?

    • Are there ways that the division can help support your research, teaching and professional development?
    • Are there other types of support that would be beneficial for you, or for particular groups of members – such as junior faculty, non-tenure track faculty, PhD students or post docs?

     Are there ways you would be happy to help out other OMT members?

    • Are there resources you might have that you are willing to share? Teaching and research materials of course – but also time, mentorship and advice!

    We really appreciate your time and support in this: it will help us do our best to develop programming and resources that can help members with their various professional needs, advocate for further support at the AOM level, or direct you to resources, programs or people that can provide assistance.

    There are a number of ways that you can reach out to us.

    1. Click here to fill out our ANONYMOUS SURVEY – it is one way that we can get a snapshot of what our members need between now and AOM.
    2. Reach out to any member of the OMT executive – be it the division chair, program chair or one of the reps at large! You can find a list of our officers here.
    3. Follow us and reach out on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter – now more than ever it is important for us to connect with our members and social media is a great way to make sure that OMT announcements don't get lost in your inbox.

    We hope that you are finding ways to take care of yourself and your families. The times are challenging--but hopefully we as a community can support one another in teaching, research, and mentorship throughout,

    Best wishes to all of you from the OMT Executive Committee! We look forward to hearing from you. 

    Peer Fiss
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles CA
    (213) 821-1471