May 16-19, 2019 Southfield, MI

120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention

Michigan Osteopathic Association

Spring CME Information
The Michigan Osteopathic Association designates the Spring Scientific Convention for a maximum of 32-35 of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity. 
Outcomes Survey: 3 additional AOA Category 1-A credits may be earned by participating in a post-convention survey emailed to attendees.


Link to Express Evaluations:
Your login will require your AOA Number
(this should be a six-digit number. If your AOA number is only five-digits put a "0" at the begining of your number)
The password is: moacme

  • Hotel Information: The Westin Southfield Detroit
    The 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention will be held at the Westin Southfield Detroit in Southfield, MI.
    Reservations: 888-627-8558
    For more information on parking, directions and access to an interactive map, click HOTEL.

Spring Scientific Convention
32-35 AOA 1-A Credits Offered (Thursday-Sunday)

More Options!
This year we will once again offer a "Weekend Only" option, along with several a la carte session options:

Weekend Only Spring Scientific Convention - 17 AOA 1-A CME Credits (Sat. and Sun.)

Business of Medicine Session: “Act Like a Clinician But Think Like a Coach” 
Ewa Matuszewski, CEO, MedNetOne 
3 Hours of Training for Physicians, Practice and/or Care Managers - Bring office staff to this session! 
Thursday, 4 - 7 pm 

Kerr Russell


Below is a day-by-day tentative agenda of the 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention.
32-35 AOA 1-A Credits Anticipated.
Some changes regarding speakers, topics or times may occur in the days before the event. 

Link: Events and Receptions


Agenda PDF • DownloadView

4 - 7 pm
Thursday CME: 3 AOA 1-A Credits
3:30 - 7 pm
Scan-In Times
4 - 7 pm • Windover
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (3.0 credits)

Moderator: Mary Goldman, DO
4-7 pm Fulford Percussion OMT for all Ages: Richard Koss, DO - Presentation PDF

4 - 7 pm • Charlevoix
MOA Business of Medicine: Act Like a Clinician But Think Like a Coach (3.0 credits)

Moderator: Ewa Matuszewski, CEO 

4-4:30 pm Practical Skills Needed to Design and Manage Your Practice: Al Juocys, DO

4:30-5:15 pm Quality Improvement: A Matter of Urgency: Andrew Kurecka, MPH

5:15-5:45 pm Value Based Reimbursement: It’s Here; Ewa Matuszewski, CEO

5:45-6:30 pm The Reappearing Doctor: Constant Changes in Primary Care: Jasper Gill, DO - Presentation PDF

6:30-7 pm Panel Discussion (DO PCP, Practice Transformation Coach and a BCBSM Rep.)     


Thursday Sessions Conclude
Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification 7:00 - 10:00 am EMC II
ACLS 10:00 am - 5:00 pm EMC II, III

6:30 am - 1:15 pm
Scan-In Times
7:30 am - 6 pm
Friday CME: 10 AOA 1-A Credits
6:30-7:30 am • Algonquin
Basic Acupuncture in Primary Care, Acupuncture for Dummies (1.0 credit)

Supplies donated by Lhasa OMS

7:30-11:30 am • Algonquin
Cardiology Update (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Felix Rogers, DO

7:30-8:30 am Crossing the Blood-Brain: The Evolving Role of Cardiologists in Stroke Care: Timothy Logan, DO,  FACOI, FACC, FSCAI - Presentation PDF

8:30-9:30 am Evaluation of Aortic Stenosis -- From Beginner to Expert: Felix Rogers, DO

9:30-10:30 am Atrial Fibrillation Update 2019: Matthew Ebinger, DO - Presentation PDF

10:30-11:30 am Cardiac Imaging for the Primary Care Physician: Syed Mehdi Jafri, DO

7:30 – 11:30 am • EMC IV
Lifestyle Medicine (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Elizabeth Swenor, DO 

7:30-8:30 am Preventing, Treating, and Reversing Chronic Disease: Robert Breakey, MD & Patient - Presentation PDF

8:30-9:30 am Feel the Burnout? Make the Connection!: Christina Lucas, DO - Presentation PDF 

9:30-10:30 am Reducing Healthcare Costs: Ramona Wallace, DO                                              

10:30-11:30 am Stress Management Health Risks of Chronic Stress: Susan Pontack, RN - Presentation PDF

(MOA HOD Res. 2017 A-Improved Physician Awareness of Nutrition and Lifestyle Science by David Brown, DO)

7:30 – 11:30 am • Portage Auditorium
Scientific Research Competition - Oral Presentations (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP   

7:30 am - 1:00 pm • Room TC's
Scientific Research Exhibits

Scientific Research Exhibits

12:15-1:15 pm • Algonquin
Organ Donation Update (1.0 credit)

Luncheon Presentation 

Michael Hagan, DO, MHSA, CQM - Presentation PDF
Moderator: Harold Friedman, DO
(Pre-register for lunch. For those not purchasing lunch, additional seating in back will be available and all are welcome to attend!)

1:15 pm - 6 pm
Scan-In Times
2 – 6 pm • Portage Auditorium
Lifestyle Medicine Part II (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Lawrence Prokop, DO
2-3 pm CBD and Cannabinoids for Pain Management: An Emerging Frontier: Ryan Christensen, DO - Presentation PDF
3-4 pm  Regenerative Medicine, Pros & Cons: Jeff Pierce, DO - Presentation PDF
4-5 pm  Cancer Acupuncture: Lawrence Prokop, DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCPMR-D, FAOASM - Presentation PDF
5-6 pm  Lifestyle Medicine and OMM: Mary Goldman, DO 

2 – 6 pm • Algonquin
Endocrinology Update (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Kathleen Rollinger, DO
2-3 pm Calcium/Hypercalcemia: Michael Brennan, DO           
3-4 pm Obesity Drugs for Primary Care: Michael Valitutto, DO
4-5 pm Diabetes & Technology in the Primary Care Setting: Eric Langer, DO - Presentation PDF
5-6 pm 2019 Thyroid Nodule: Lowell Schmeltz, MD

Friday Sessions Conclude
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EMC II, III

6:30 am - 1:15 pm
Scan-In Times
6:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday CME: 10 AOA 1-A Credits
6:30 – 7:30 am • Algonquin
Oral Health Update (1.0 credit)

Susan Maples, DDS, MSBA 

Breakfast & CME 
Co-Sponsored by Delta Dental
Moderator: David Best, DO, MS, ABAM 

7:30 – 11:30 am • Algonquin
Opioid Update Part I (4.0 credits)

Moderator: David Best, DO, MS, ABAM

730-8:30 am The Current Status of the Opioid Epidemic in 2019: David Neff, DO - Presentation PDF

8:30-9:30 am Effectively Managing Pain but Minimizing Risk Throughout the Progressive Phases of Opioid Use: David Best, DO, MS, ABAM - Presentation PDF

9:30-10:30 am When and How to Taper Opioids or Switch to MAT: William Morrone, DO, MS, FACOFP, DAAPM, ASAM

10:30-11:30 am Improving Opioid Practice Management and Risk Mitigation Skills Through Better Chart Documentation: David Neff, DO - Presentation PDF

(Meets 2018 MOA Safe Opioid Task Force Resolution)


7:30 – 11:30 am • Charlevoix
Community Medical Health (4.0 credits)

Moderator: R Taylor Scott, DO & Zafar Shamoon, DO, FACOEP
7:30-9 am Lansing/Detroit Street Care & Case Presentations: R Taylor Scott, DO & Mary Jo Voelpel, DO, FACOI - Presentation PDF
9-9:30 am Muslim Patient: Zafar Shamoon, DO, FACOEP - Presentation PDF
9:30-10:30 am End of Life & Ethics in the In-Patient Setting: Karen Smith, LMSW, PhD, HEC-C - 
10:30-11:30 am Healthy Town/Mission Medicine: Paul Ehrmann, DO & Melanie Brim - Presentation PDF

8 am - 12 pm • EMC I, II
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Re-Certification

(Includes manual) 
8 am - 12 pm
Saturday, May 18

12:15 – 1:15 pm • Algonquin
Violence in the Workplace (1.0 credit)

Luncheon Presentation    

Morris Cotton, CPP, Deputy Director System Security, Beaumont Health - Presentation PDF
Moderator: Zafar Shamoon, DO, FACOEP

(Pre-register for lunch. For those not purchasing lunch, additional seating in back will be available and all are welcome to attend)

(Meets MOA Resolution 2018 B Submitted by Oakland County Osteopathic Medical Association) 

1:15 – 2 pm • Foyer
Break & Visit Exhibitors
1:15 pm - 6 pm
Scan-In Times
2 – 6 pm • Algonquin
Opioid Update Part II (4.0 credits)

Moderator: William Morrone, DO, MS, FACOFP, DAAPM, ASAM
2 pm  Human Trafficking Update (meets MI LARA one time requirement)            

 Merkeb Yohannes, Sr. Program Director, MI Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence MCEDSV - Presentation PDF

Pain & Symptom Management (meets MI LARA 3 hour requirement)
 3 pm Pain Management Strategies for the PCP: Joseph Masternick, DO, ABAM, ASAM  
 4 pm Heroin & the Fentanyl Crisis: William Morrone, DO, MS, FACOFP, DAAPM, ASAM
 5 pm Q&A Panel Discussion: Dr. Masternick, Dr. Morrone, Dr. Neff, Dr. Best, M. Yohannes 

(Meets 2018 MOA Safe Opioid Task Force Resolution)

2 – 5 pm • Charlevoix
Radiology & OBGYN (3.0 credits)

Moderator: Chad Kovala, DO, FACOEP, FACEP
2-3 pm Radiology Update: Imaging of the Lumbar Spine: Conor Zuk, DO                                   
3-4 pm Abnormal Uterine Bleeding-Workup and Treatment for the Everyday Practitioner: Linda Karadsheh, DO 

4-5 pm Radiology Update: Eric Savin, DO

5 - 6 pm • Charlevoix
Measles Update (1.0 credit)

5 - 6 pm Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP - Measles Handout

Saturday Sessions Conclude

7 am - 12 pm
Scan-In Times
7 am - 4:15 pm
Sunday CME: 9 AOA 1-A Credits
7 – 8 am • Algonquin
Patient Satisfaction in the ED/Hospital (1.0 credit)

Breakfast & CME

Jaime Hope, MD 
Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Health System
Moderator: Harold Friedman, DO

8 am – 12 pm • Charlevoix
Medical Update (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Greg Silberg, DO
8 am Petal to the Metal: Joseph Schramski, DO - Presentation PDF
9 am Skin Cancer Screening: Richard Shellenberger, DO, FACP - Presentation PDF
10 am Endovascular Treatment of Acute Stroke: Sandra Narayanan, MD, FAHA, FANA, FSVIN 
11 am-12 pm Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Workplace: AJ Evans, Consultant Workforce Diversity, Workforce Solutions & Talent Acquisition - Presentation PDF 
(MOA HOD Res. 2017 B Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Workplace)

8 am – 12 pm • Algonquin
Physician/Patient Protection Part I (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Harold Friedman, DO                                        
8 am Update on Preexposure Prophylaxis (PREP) in HIV: Peter Gulick, DO, FACP, FACOI
9 am Care of the LGBQ Patient: William Powers, DO - Presentation PDF
10 am Domestic Violence: Recognizing and Responding to Intimate Partner Violence: Averett Robey, Prevention Education Program Coordinator, HAVEN-Oakland 
11-11:30 am Florida Laws and Rules: Dan Schulte, JD, Kerr  Russell Law (meets requirement for Florida Laws and Rules & Professional and Medical Ethics) - Presentation PDF             

11:30 am-12 pm Medical Ethics: Karen Smith, LMSW, PhD, HEC-C (meets requirement for Florida Laws and Rules & Professional and Medical Ethics) - Presentation PDF   

12 pm - 4:15 pm
Scan-In Times
12-12:15 pm • Foyer
Lunch Break

Boxed lunch available for pick up at MOA Registration

(pre-registration required)

12:15 – 4:15 pm • Algonquin
Physician/Patient Protection Part II (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Francis Komara, DO
12:15 Risk Management by Coverys: Ann Carter, HRM, CPHRM, CMPE (meets requirement for Florida Risk Management) 
1:15 pm Prevention of Medical Errors: John Tower, DO, FACOI (meets requirement for Florida Prevention of Medical Errors) 
3:15-pm Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences in Pediatric Primary Care (ACES): Mark Sloane, DO - Presentation PDF

4:15 pm
Sunday Sessions Conclude
Accreditation and Credit

The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Michigan Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 32-35 of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Extra Credit-Outcomes Measurement Survey

Earn an additional 3 AOA Category 1-A credits by completing the online Outcomes Measurement Survey that will be emailed to attendees post-convention. If you prefer a mailed copy of the survey please contact MOA CME Department at (517) 347-1555 ext. 112



Thank you for attending the MOA 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention in Southfield! 
Evaluation Instructions: 
·        Link to Express Evaluations:

                             AOA Number: (Must be a six-digit number, if you have an older five-digit number, start with zero, e.g., 012345)

                             Password: MOACME
·        Once your attendance has been verified, you may then print or save CME certificate for your records.
·        MOA will submit final roster of attendance (sessions evaluated and attendance confirmation) to the AOA.

         Outcomes Measurement Survey will be emailed to attendees June 4th and must be completed by June 17, 2019 to earn additional 3 credits. 

         Melissa Budd, CME Program Manager - or 517-347-1555 x112 for CME questions.



Event and Receptions


Tri-County Breakfast Caucus 
 7:30 - 9 am • Room: Windover

MOA House of Delegates
 9 am - 3 pm • Room: Algonquin Ballroom

Life Professionals Photo Session
 11 am - 2 pm • Room: Portage Auditorium

MOA Past President's Meeting
 4 - 7 pm • Room: Board of Directors (2nd Level)

McLaren Foundation Physician Alumni Reception
 5:30 - 7:30 pm • Room: Algonquin Ballroom D


Basic Life Support
 7 - 10 am • Room: EMC I, II

Scientific Research Poster Exhibits & Awards 
 7:30-1 pm • Room: TC's & Foyer

Scientific Research Oral Presentations
 7:30 - 11:30 am • Room: Portage Auditorium

DME Expo
 9:30 am -12 pm • Room: Charlevoix Ballroom & Windover
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
 10 am - 5 pm • Room: EMC I, II 

MSUCOM Student Track
 12:15 - 2:30 pm • Room: EMC IV

49ers (by invitation only)
 4 - 6 pm • Room: Windover

24Fifties (by invitation only)

 4 - 6 pm Room: Board of RegentsMOA Women of Excellence Reception (all welcome)
 4 - 6 pm • Room: Board of TrusteesMSUCOM Reception
5:30 - 7 pm • Room: Charlevoix

Osteopathic College Night Receptions
  5:30 - 7 pm 

   A.T. Still University 
   Room: Montcalm

   Kansas City University 
   Room: Nicolet

   Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine  
   *Reception located offsite at 220 Merrill Restaurant, Birmingham* 


Visit with Exhibitors
 Time: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm • Room: Foyer

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification
 8 am - 12 pm • Room: EMC I, II

Physician Wellness Center OMM & Yoga
 10 am - 4 pm Room: Board of Trustees & Board of Regents

AMOA Meeting & Installation Luncheon
 Time: 9 am - 3:30 pm • Room: Nicolet

Board of Trustees Meeting
 Time: 3 - 5 pm Room: TC's 


CME Information and Requirements

Reminder: The current AOA CME cycle ends 12/31/2021

Michigan CME Requirements

Michigan osteopathic physicians are required to complete 150 hours of continuing medical education in courses or programs approved by the board of which not less than 60 hours of the required 150 hours must be earned in osteopathic related courses or programs designated as either Category 1 (accredited) or Category 3 (residency) programs. 

Every osteopathic physician who is renewing his/her license should retain records documenting the completion of continuing education. Those documents should be retained for a period of 4 years from the date of application.

The continuing education requirements apply to every physician renewing a Michigan osteopathic license who held the license for the 3-year period immediately preceding the date the license expires. The requirements apply whether or not the physician is actively engaged in the practice of osteopathic. 
No one, including retired physicians, medical school faculty and resident physicians, is exempt from this requirement. 
For your Michigan licensure requirements, visit the Michigan Board of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery or contact them directly at 517-335-0918

CME Program Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy
Registrants for a Michigan Osteopathic Association continuing medical education program must submit requests for refunds in writing to the Association’s office. Requests for refunds must be postmarked at least two weeks prior to the program and will entitle registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests postmarked less than two weeks prior to the program will not qualify for a refund of the registration fees.  Program brochures/registration forms and MOA web site shall include this information. 

Course Disclaimer
The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) makes every effort to present high caliber speakers in their respective areas of expertise. Courses of the MOA are offered as information only and not as financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Attendees must consult with their own professional advisors for such advice. In addition, each participant must decide the merit and practicality of the material presented. The ideas and comments expressed during the courses are not necessarily endorsed by or are those of the MOA. The MOA warns attendees about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practices.

Grievance Policy
The MOA shall accept comment and criticism regarding its CME programs.  It shall address and resolve grievances regarding its CME activities.  A criticism or concern reported anonymously on CME evaluation forms shall not be deemed a grievance; however, such complaints will be reported to the CME speakers and will be presented to the MOA Education Committee for discussion, validation or resolution as appropriate and reported to the MOA Board of Trustees in the MOA Education Committee Board report.  A CME complaint or concern provided in writing or presented verbally by an identified individual registrant of an MOA CME program to an MOA CME official shall be deemed a grievance and shall be forwarded to the MOA Education Committee for resolution; CME speakers involved shall be notified of the concern.  The resolution shall be reported to the MOA Board in the MOA Education Committee Board report and followed by a letter to the aggrieved acknowledging the grievance and providing the actions taken to resolve the grievance.  If the MOA Education Committee is unable to resolve the issue, it shall be forwarded to the Board of Trustees for final disposition. Where possible and necessary the appropriate changes will be made and recorded in accordance with the MOA policy.

CME Resource Links CME Resource Links 
Visit the American Osteopathic Association Website to view the AOA CME requirements. Link>

To verify expiration dates for a Michigan osteopathic physician license/registration, please visit the Bureau of Health Care Services. Link>

American Osteopathic Association CME FAQ Page. Link>

2019-2021 CME Guide (PDF download) Link> 

Florida CME Requirements: Link>

CE Broker Website: Link>


MOA Spring Scientific Research Exhibit Competition

The purpose of the MOA SRE competition is to stimulate research by osteopathic medical students, residents and fellows who are MOA members. MOA medical student (enrolled in a COCA-accredited school) and resident/fellow members are invited to submit abstracts to be considered for:

1) POSTER (MOA to provide display board and T pins for hanging poster, average poster size is 4x6) 
and, if desired,
2) ORAL Presentation-MOA Spring Only! (must develop a PowerPoint presentation. MOA to provide set up including LCD projector, laptop, audio, mic, screen and podium. AV tech available onsite). These individuals are eligible to submit posters for cash award prizes.

 Thursday, 4 - 6 pm
 Scientific Research Exhibits Poster set-up
 Room: TC's
 Friday, 7:30-1 pm
 Scientific Research Poster Exhibits, Judging & Awards 
 Room: TC's
 Friday, 7:30-11:30 am
 Scientific Research Competition - Oral Presentations (4 CME)
 Moderator: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP
 Room: Portage Auditorium

The Michigan Osteopathic Association hosts a Scientific Research Exhibit (SRE) twice yearly. These competitions provide osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows and attending level physicians an opportunity to present their medical and scientific research to our profession. The SRE event demonstrates the very best of what osteopathic medicine is and reaffirms the profession’s commitment to the advancement of science in osteopathic medicine.

For more information on rules, awards and FAQs, visit:

Delta Dental


Sponsors for the 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention include: 
Beaumont Health
McLaren Healthcare 
Metro Health
Michigan Health and Hospital Association


This year, our exhibitor hall will be at capacity with compelling products and services.  
Exhibitors: Visit for more information.
Link: Exhibitor Prosectus (PDF)
Prize Drawings:
Prize drawing cards available at any exhibitor table and each exhibitor you visit can give you a sticker.
Visit 5 tables to receive 5 stickers to be eligible to enter for any prize.

Booth Number Vendor Name
1 Pure Healthy Back
2 BCBSM - Special Markets
3 Health Care Partners of Michigan (HCPM)
4 Salus Group
5 Axa Advisors
6 Advocates to the Michigan Osteopathic Association (AMOA)
7 BioMed Specialty Pharmacy
8 Midwestern University-CCOM/AZCOM 
9 Corcept Therapeutics
10 Allure Medical Spa
11 Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
12 Abbvie
13 Sanofi Genzyme 
15 Amgen
16 Amgen Cardiovascular
17 Med-Share Mobile Diagnostic Services
18 Michigan Health Council
19 Zero Gravity
20 Concentra
21 The Core Institute
22 Gilead Sciences - HCV
23 Coverys
24 Coverys
25 Amgen
26 DynamicHR
27 Institute for Global Health, Michigan State University
28 Maner Costerisan
29 Beaumont Health
30 TeamHealth
31 MPHI/Electronic Death Registration System
32 Amazing Stim
33 Credentialing Healthcare Specialists
34 Spartan Wellness Technology
35 Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - COM
36 Teva

The 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention will be held at the Westin Southfield Detroit in Southfield, MI.
For reservations, call 888-627-8558