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Social Media Pearls & Pitfalls for the Physician

Total Credits: 1.0 including 1.0 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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MOA - Maine
Emily Bloch, Esq |  Russell Pierce, Esq |  Trevor Savage, Esq |  Vania Manipod, DO
1 Hour 02 Minutes
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Learning Objectives-- Pitfalls of Social Media:

  1. Understand the background of the First Amendment as it may apply to social media in your professional capacity.
  2. Understand the concerns and limitations on social media use that may be imposed by licensing boards.
  3. Consider relationship between social media use and your professional profile and obligations.

Learning Objectives-- Pearls of Social Media:

  1. Following this lecture, participants will be able to identify benefits of building a social media presence as a physician.  
  2. Following this lecture, participants will gain ideas for how to grow an audience on social media.
  3. Following this lecture, participants will learn tips on how to manage their professional presence on social media.

The Maine Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.The Maine Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

MOA Grievance Policy: All grievances should be initially directed in writing to the MOA Executive Director by email to who will share them with the MOA's Program Committee. Grievances will receive a response within 30 days of receipt. If you do not receive a satisfactory response, you may notify the Council on Continuing Medical Education, AOA, 142 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611.



Emily Bloch, Esq's Profile

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Emily Bloch joined Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC in 1997 after practicing at another Portland law firm for seven and a half years. As a member of the professional litigation practice group, she concentrates her practice representing the interests of health care providers statewide before state licensure boards and against medical negligence claims. Her clients include insureds of Maine’s leading medical malpractice insurer as well as the country’s leading provider of professional liability insurance to oral and maxillofacial surgeons. She also provides general advice to health care providers.

Prior to beginning practice, Emily served as Law Clerk to Judge Albert W. Coffrin, Chief Judge for the United States District Court, District of Vermont. Emily is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Maine as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

Emily has argued cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that have been significant in the course of Maine law including the following:

Despres v. Moyer, 2003 ME 41, 827 A.2d 61.

Clifford A. Dumont et al. v. Fleet Bank of Maine and Michael S. Haenn, 760 A.2d 1049 (Me. 2000).

Camps Newfound/Owatonna Corp. v. Town of Harrison, et al., 1998 ME 20, 705 A.2d 1109; 655 A.2d 876 (Me. 1995); 520 U.S. 564 (1997).

Tri-State Rubbish, Inc., et al. v. Waste Management, Inc., et al., 838 F. Supp. 17 (1993); 998 F.2d 1073 (1st Cir. 1993).

Emily was the 2003 recipient of the Carolyn Dube Glassman Award, named in honor of the first woman to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The award is presented annually by the Maine State Bar Association to a woman who is a member of the Maine Bar and who has worked to remove barriers and advance women in the profession, has educated people on the status of women in the profession or who has acted as a role model for other women attorneys.
Emily is also a current member of the Maine State Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee and has achieved Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating (A-V).
Ms. Bloch has no disclosures.

Russell Pierce, Esq's Profile

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Russell Pierce ESQ. counsels and represents businesses, non-profit organizations, and individuals in a broad civil litigation practice throughout the state of Maine and in the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Individuals and businesses from other states also often turn to Russ for handling this broad range of cases – matters such as class actions, complex business litigation, professional negligence and malpractice defense, tort and contract law, property rights, product liability, constitutional law and civil rights, First Amendment rights and defamation claims, and environmental and conservation law. He currently represents one of Maine’s leading environmental organizations.

In providing legal counsel to diverse clients in matters both straightforward and complex for nearly 30 years, Russ has participated in the determination of a number of legal issues that have shaped the course of law in Maine. Throughout his career, Russ has been engaged in the field of alternative dispute resolution, representing clients in private arbitrations or performing the role of arbitrator. He is also available to convene mediations in virtually any type of civil action.

Russ has written numerous articles and often lectures on a broad range of legal topics, including the topic of attorney ethics and professional responsibility.      

Mr. Pierce has no disclosures.

Trevor Savage, Esq's Profile

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Trevor practices with the firm’s Litigation group, representing clients in state and federal court in employment discrimination, personal injury, product liability, and commercial matters. In addition to his civil practice, Trevor also defends individuals charged with criminal offenses.

Before joining Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, Trevor served as a law clerk to Justice Joseph M. Jabar of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court.  He graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, where he served as Managing Editor of the Maine Law Review and as a legal writing teaching assistant for first-year students.  During law school, Trevor competed nationally as a member of the Maine Law Moot Court Team and worked as a Student Attorney at the Cumberland County District Attorney’s Office.  He also interned at the United States Attorney’s Office and with Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Prior to beginning his legal career, Trevor received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Emerson College and worked in television.  He and his wife, Amy, live in North Berwick with their two boys.              

Mr. Savage has no disclosures.

Vania Manipod, DO's Profile

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Vania Manipod, DO is a board certified psychiatrist based in Orange County, California. She is an assistant professor of psychiatry and president of the Alumni Association at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Manipod has built an international following on social media, particularly through her Instagram (@drvaniamanipod) and blog (Freud & Fashion) based on her work to educate about psychiatry and promote the importance of mental health. She is a writer and media contributor for various publications and news shows, and also an invited speaker on topics such as burnout, mental health, and social media.   

Dr. Manipod has no disclosures. 



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