I know you received my prior and recent email and have not heard from you since. This was evident in your concerns that your “secret” communication was disseminated. Please realize the open nature of the internet and ability to find data there!
As an ABA diplomate, currently listed as “moc compliant”-what a joke, and member of the ASA and licensed physician anesthesiologist in PA, I find it UN-collegial of you to fail to respond to my previous email. Think it is time to really sit down and discuss the problems facing the ABA as a member of the ABMS. Your non-response clearly indicates your inability to discuss openly the real issues of extortion propagated by the ABMS. NO wonder, with the imposing leadership and financial obligations your new position imposes. YOu could make THE difference,but we both know you never would have gotten the job if you had a moral backbone. We both also recognize that the ABA NEVER wanted to go down the road of MOC or time limited certification, but I guess you and the leadership Have seen the Light and it = $$$$$$$$.
I hope you do realize that the ABA is a 501-3 c corporation open to public review and limited federal oversight. Please see this internet publication from the past 36 hours: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/825921 you might find it of interest. It may be enlightening. The ABMS no longer controls “media” and the “arab spring” has proven this.
Please recognize that the very real attempts of the ABA and the ASA to prohibit open discussion of the very clear and real dismay among the majority of physicians regarding the imposition of regulatory capture on the profession, will no longer be passively tolerated. Just ask David Brown. This will be heard.This extortion known as MOC will become a topic of open discussion in anesthesia in the very near future and I would hope you might personally take the “challenge” and “man up” to the significant opposition to this corporate Ponzi scheme.
Feel free to contact me any time. I look forward to meeting with you in New Orleans, if not sooner! Board Certification has never been proven to “matter” and MOC, given the recent emergence and short t1/2, has never had a chance to be validated!
Paul Martin Kempen, MD, PhD