Academic Medical Organization of Southwestern Ontario (AMOSO) What is AMOSO? AMOSO is the local Governing body for the London Ontario Academic Health Science Centre (AHSC) Alternate Funding Plan (AFP) contract AMOSO is an unincorporated association with representation from the Clinical Teachers Association, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London and Western University AMOSO is responsible for the implementation and management of the AHSC AFP Agreement which includes funding distribution How Can AMOSO Help Me? The AHSC AFP Provincial plan provides faculty-wide alternate funding to compensate academic physicians for both academic and clinical deliverables AMOSO distributes Clinical and Academic funding to 16 AFP Practice Plans Each AFP Practice Plan has its own governance structure All AFP Physicians are eligible to participate in AMOSO Fund competitions AMOSO AFP Physician Funding Competitions AMOSO supports two funding competitions for AFP Participating Physicians: Opportunities Fund competition which is a local process held twice yearly Innovation Fund competition which is held annually as determined Provincially AMOSO OPPORTUNITIES FUND COMPETITION AMOSO Opportunities Fund Established by AMOSO to support teaching and research projects by providing one time startup funding to compensate newly recruited AFP physicians or existing AFP physicians for new academic roles Call for Proposals is sent out twice yearly with submission deadline dates of April (next due date April 15, 2013)and September. AMOSO Opportunities Fund Projects can be 1-3 years in length Projects must be endorsed by the AFP Practice Plan Financial Management Committee (FMC) before submission to AMOSO AMOSO Opportunities Fund Funding is provided for the initial year with the release of the remainder contingent on an annual review process to ensure the project is achieving its stated objectives Compensation guidelines are applicable for time not otherwise clinically remunerated: Not to exceed $32,500 per annum for one day/week, up to a maximum of $65,000 for two days/week AMOSO Opportunities Fund All submissions are adjudicated by the Opportunities Fund Sub-Committee and a score based on the CIHR Scoring System determines the merit of each project Recommended projects are considered by the AMOSO Governing Committee for final approval AMOSO Opportunities Fund Funding to date funding for projects has totaled in excess of $8 million. Many project leads have gone on to generate further funding including CIHR funding. AMOSO INNOVATION FUND COMPETITION AMOSO Innovation Fund Established to support the development of new and innovative practices in health care delivery (both quality initiatives and research projects) and to support leadership and the dissemination of knowledge across the healthcare system Call for Proposals are sent out annually with a submission deadline date usually falling at the end of October. AMOSO Innovation Fund Provides seed money: to support innovative projects to enable academic physicians to develop a program sufficiently to qualify for additional support to facilitate the translation of new strategies into medical practice and to evaluate novel strategies to transform health care delivery in Ontario AMOSO Innovation Fund Projects can be up to 2 years in length . Projects must be endorsed by the AFP Practice Plan Financial Management Committee (FMC) before submission to AMOSO AMOSO Innovation Fund Funding is provided for the initial year with the release of the remainder contingent on an annual review process to ensure the project is achieving its stated objectives Compensation guidelines are applicable for time not otherwise clinically remunerated: Not to exceed $32,500 per annum for one day/week, up to a maximum of $65,000 for two days/week AMOSO Innovation Fund All submissions are adjudicated by the Innovation Fund Sub-Committee and a score based on the CIHR scoring system determines the merit of each project. Recommended projects are considered by the AMOSO Governing Committee with final approval by the Innovation Fund Provincial Oversight Committee (IFPOC) by March each year AMOSO Innovation Fund The 2011 – 2012 competition resulted in the approval of $1.4M in Innovation funding. To date over 6 million dollars has been awarded. For fiscal 2012 - 2013 there is same amount available (1.4 M). A slate of projects submitted Jan 2013 for Provincial approval by the end of March. Where Do I Find More Info? Guidelines and application documents for both funding competitions are available for download on the Clinical Teacher’s Association (CTA) website: http://www.ctauwo.ca/ Username: ctauwo Password: clinician Contact the AMOSO Office AMOSO AFP Physician Funding Competitions QUESTIONS?