May 16-19, 2019 Southfield, MI

120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention

Michigan Osteopathic Association


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

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.
Specialty credits include: AOBFP - AOBIM - AOBEM - AOBNP - AOBD - AOBNMM - AOBOG

  • 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 


Below is a day-by-day 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: Agenda for Spring 2018 (PDF)
Link: Events and Receptions


Agenda PDF • DownloadView

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

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

9 am - 7 pm • Foyer
MOA Registration

11 am - 2 pm • Portage Auditorium 
MOA Life Professional Photos
3:00 - 6 pm • Foyer

4 - 6 pm • TC's
Scientific Research Exhibits  - Poster set-up

4 - 7 pm • Windover 
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Management Workshop (3 CME) 
4-6 pm Lymphatic OMT Treatments: Ryan Christensen, DO & Mary Goldman, DO
6-7 pm Osteopathic Identity: The Next Generation: Benjamin Visger, DO
Table Trainer: Reddog Sina, DO, PhD
4 - 7 pm • Charlevoix
MOA Business of Medicine: Act Like a Clinician But Think Like a Coach (3 CME)
(free to practice managers & care managers who attend with physicians)
Moderator: Ewa Matuszewski, CEO, MedNetOne

4 - 7 pm • Board of Directors 
MOA Past Presidents Meeting
Thursday events and receptions

Link: Events and Receptions

6:30 am - 6 pm 
MOA Registration
Scan-in Times • Scan once in the morning and once in the afternoon to confirm your attendance. 
6:30 - 7:30 am 
Breakfast & CME (1 CME)
Basic Acupuncture in Primary Care, Acupuncture for Dummies

( potential sponsor)

7 am - 6 pm 
Visit with Exhibitors
7 - 10 am • Town Center EMC I, II
BLS Certification (3 CME)
Instructor: Michael Dettloff, DO
(pre-registration required, includes breakfast)

7:30 - 11:30 am • Algonquin Ballroom
Cardiovascular Disease Mini-Symposium (4 CME)
Moderator: Amy O’Neil, DO
7:30 am Selecting the Right Stress Test: Dan Harber, DO, FACC, FACOI
8:30 am Chronic Systolic Heart Failure-Treatment and Advanced Options: Kalil Masri, DO, FACOI, FACC, FHFSA, FCCP
9:30 am Cardiovascular Considerations in Patient Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery: Felix Rogers, DO, FACC, FACOI
10:30 am EKG Interpretation: Adam Chornoby, DO

7:30 - 11:30 am • Portage Auditorium
Nutrition, Lifestyle & Wellness Mini-Symposium (4 CME)
Moderator: Elizabeth Swenor, DO
7:30 am The Role of the Gut Microbiome in Overall Health: Maureen Anderson, MD
8 am Yoga As Medicine: Marsha Billes, DO, C-AIHM, C-IAYT
8:30 am Acupuncture and Pain Management: Ryan Gauthier, DAOM, MS, MIHL, RAc, LMT
9 am Weight Management with Lifestyle Medicine: Elizabeth Swenor, DO
9:30 am Lifestyle Keys to Vitality and Longevity: Robert Breakey, MD
10:30 am Functional Medicine Across the Socioeconomic Spectrum: Ramona Wallace, DO
11 am How to Address the Chronic Disease Epidemic with Nutraceuticals and Lifestyle Changes: Deirdre Kohley, RPh
7:30-11:30 am • EMC II or III
Scientific Research Competition - Oral Presentations (4 CME)
Moderator: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP

10 am-5 pm • EMC I, II
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification (7 CME)
Instructor: Michael Dettloff, DO 
(pre-registration required, must complete Friday & Saturday training for certification)

11:30 am - 12:15 pm • Foyer
Break and visit with Exhibitors

12:15 - 1:15 pm • Algonquin Ballroom

MOA Friday Luncheon: AOA Legislative update (1 CME)
Moderator: Chad Kovala, DO, FACOEP, FACEP
Speaker: Raine Richards, JD, AOA Director State Government Affairs, American Osteopathic Association
(pre-registration required, $25 plated lunch or standing room only space permitting)
1:15-2 pm • Foyer

Break and visit with Exhibitors
2 - 6 pm • Algonquin Ballroom

Michigan LARA Requirements (4 CME)
(Meets Michigan licensing requirements for pain & symptom management, human trafficking for physicians and other health care providers) Moderator: William Morrone, DO, MS, FACOFP
2-5 pm Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives (AOA CO*RE REMS); William Morrone, DO, MS, FACOFP
The curriculum addresses assessment of patients for treatment with ER/LA opioids; initiation, modification and discontinuation of treatment and management of ongoing therapy; counseling of patients and caregivers about the safe use of these medications, including proper storage and disposal; and general and product-specific drug information concerning ER/LA opioids. 
5 pm Physician Recognition of Human Trafficking Victims: LaClaire Bouknight, MD, FACP

Friday events and receptions
Link: Events and Receptions

6:30 am - 6 pm 
MOA Registration
Scan-in Times • Scan once in the morning and once in the afternoon to confirm your attendance. 
7 am - 6 pm 

8 am - 12 pm • EMC I, II
ALCS Certification/Re-Certification (5 CME)
(pre-registration required)
6:30 - 7:30 am • Algonquin
Breakfast & CME (1 CME)
Michigan Occupational & Environmental Medicine Association (MOEMA)
Drug Screening & Opioid Crisis

Moderator: John Bodell, DO, FACOS 
Speaker: Melissa Broadman, DO, MPH
7:30 - 9:30  am • EMC II, III
Gastrointestinal Hot Topics for Primary Care Providers (2 CME)
Moderator: John Bodell, DO, FACOS 
7:30 am Celiac Disease Update: Michael Piper, MD 
7:50 am Workup of Abnormal Liver Function Tests: Mia Manabat, DO, PGY6 
8:10 am Evaluation and Management of Pancreatic Cysts: Roberto Gamarra, MD, FACP, FACG, FASGE        
8:30 am Current Pros and Cons of PPI Therapy: Emily Tommolino, MD, PGY5 
8:50 am CRC (Colorectal Cancer) Screening: Marc Piper, MD, MSc 
9:10 am Questions and Answers Panel Discussion 9:30 - 11:30 am • Algonquin

Sleep Medicine (2 CME)
Moderator: James Weintraub, DO
9:30 am Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Brad Rowens, MD, FACOI 
10 am Pitfalls of Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS): Aaron Ellenbogen, DO, MPH 
10:30 am Insomnia-Focus on Non-Medicinal Treatments: Al Lake, PhD 
11 am Evaluating Daytime Sleepiness: Shelley Hershner, MD 
7:30 pm - 11:30 am • Algonquin

ER /Critical & Intensive Care Specialty Track Part I  (4 CME)
Moderator: Ed Jelonek, DO  
7:30 am Strategies to Improved Door to Needle for TPA: Chad Kovala, DO, FACOEP, FACEP 
8 am Sepsis Update: Chad Kovala, DO, FACOEP, FACEP 
8:30 am Vasopressor Update: Stephanie Edwin, PharmD
9:30 am Brain Death – Diagnosis and Pitfalls: Mohammed Rehman, DO
10:30 am Organ Donation Update: Michael Hagan, DO
7:30 am - 11:30 am • Charlevoix
Diabetes Deeper Dive Mini Symposium Part II: In Depth Discussion of Complex Care (4 CME)
Moderator: James Clinton, DO, FACP
7:30 am Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome: Michael Brennan, DO
8:30 am Diabetes Prevention Program: What’s in it for Me? Al Juocys, DO & Carla Irvin, RN, BSN, T-Trainer, SMRC CDSMP  
9:30 am CV Risk Reduction with Newer DM agents: Lowell Schmeltz, MD  
10:30 am Continuous Glucose Monitors: Michael Brennan, DO

12:15 - 1:15 pm • Algonquin
MOA Saturday Luncheon (1 CME)
Moderator: James Clinton, DO, FACP
12:15-1 pm Physician Wellness: Reducing Frustration and Increasing Fulfillment: 
 Zafar Shamoon, DO, FACOEP
1-1:15 pm HealthyTown Update: Paul Ehrmann, DO
(pre-registration required, $25 plated lunch or standing room only space permitting) 

1:15 - 2pm • Foyer
Break and Visit Exhibitors
2 - 6 pm • Portage
Oncology Mini-Symposium (4 CME)
Moderator: Mary Jo Voelpel, DO, FACOI
2 pm Clinical Trials and Tribulations: Elisabeth Heath, MD, FACP
3 pm Oakland County Vaccinations. Are we Preventing Cancer?: Shane Bies, MPH
Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic: Documentary provided by Michigan Cancer Consortium & American Cancer Society  
4 pm Topic TBD: Barry Rosen, MD
5 pm Polycythemia Vera and the Implications of Uncontrolled Disease: Mary Jo Voelpel, DO, FACOI

2 - 6 pm • Charlevoix
Stroke Session  (4 CME)
Moderator: Aaron Ellenbogen, DO, MPH
2 pm Update on Thrombolysis: Jayne Ward, DO
2:30 pm Neuro Imaging in Stroke: Conor Zuk, DO
3:30 pm Stroke in the Young: Stacie Demel, DO
4 pm Secondary Stroke Prevention: Which Meds are Right?: Jayne Ward, DO 
4:30 pm New Thrombectomy Trials: Stacie Demel, DO
5 pm Post-Stroke Epilepsy: Andrew Zillgitt, DO 

2 - 6 pm • Windover
ER /Critical & Intensive Care Specialty Track Part II  (4 CME)
Moderator: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP
2 pm High Flow Oxygen and Non Invasive Ventilation: Aaron Ellenbogen, DO, MPH 
2:30 pm Rescue Strategies for ARDS: Victor Coba, MD 
3 pm Induced Hypothermia Protocols: Aaron Ellenbogen, DO, MPH 
3:30 pm Antimicrobials in the ICU: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP  
4 pm ECMO - When to Transfer: Victor Coba, MD  
4:30 pm Hepatitis A: Emerging Epidemic: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP  
5:30 pm Intervention Cases in Acute Stroke: Andrea Stoner, DO

Sessions Conclude at 6 pm
Saturday events and receptions

Link: Events and Receptions

7 am - 4 pm
MOA Registration 
7 am - 4 pm 
Scan-in Times
 • Scan once in the morning and once in the afternoon to confirm your attendance. 

7 am - 3:30 pm

7 - 8 am • Algonquin
Breakfast & CME (1 CME)
Doctor Patient APP’s: R Taylor Scott, DO
8 am - 12 pm • Charlevoix

Medical Potpourri (4 CME)
Moderator: Patrick Botz, DO
8 am Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): Robert Piccinini, DO, dFACN 
9 am Interstitial Lung Disease: Lines and Crackles, Making Sense of ILD: David Young, DO   
10 am Rashes in Primary Care: Lori Haddad, DO 
11 am Venous Insufficiency and Venus Stasis Ulcers: Charles Mok, DO

8 am - 12 pm • Algonquin
Physician/Patient Protection Florida Series Part I (4 CME)
(meets Florida re-licensure requirements)
Moderator: Harold Friedman, DO 
8 am Risk Management: HIPAA and HITECH and You!: Bethany Gomez, RN, BSN, JD, Manager Risk Management, Coverys
9 am Federal and State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances:  
 David Best, DO, MS, ABAM 
10 am-12 pm Prevention of Medical Error: John Tower, DO, FACOI 
12 pm • Foyer

Working Lunch
(pre-purchased boxed lunch $20 or $25 onsite first come first serve)
12:00 - 4 pm • Algonquin
Physician/Patient Protection Florida Series Part II (4 CME)
Moderator: Francis Komara, DO 
12 pm HIV & Mental Health: Peter Gulick, DO, FACOI
1 pm Professional and Medical Ethics*: Robert Piccinini, DO, dFACN 
2 pm Domestic Violence: Nature and Prevalence of Domestic Violence: Averett Robey, 
 Prevention Education Program Coordinator HAVEN 
3 pm Florida Laws & Rules: Dan Schulte, JD, Kerr Russell Law 
Florida CME next cycle: April 1, 2018-March 31, 2020
*Also meets Michigan LARA requirement for MD’s

12 - 4 pm • Windover 
Speakers Bureau Recall Workshop (4 CME)
Moderator: Mary Goldman, DO
12-4 pm Saroj Misra, DO; Marissa Rodgers, DO
Sessions Conclude at 4 pm - Thank you for all you DO!

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 to the attendees of the MOA 120th Annual Spring Scientific Convention in Southfield! In regards to the post-event evaluation and CME process, here are some answers to common questions.   
FAQ’S regarding CME credits:
·        Spring “attendance pending” due to data from scanners must be uploaded by scanning company. This process will take approximately one week.
·        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.

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
Contact Melissa at or 517-347-1555 x112 for CME questions.



Event and Receptions


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

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

Visit with Exhibitors

 3:00 – 6:00 PM

MOA Past President's Meeting
 4 - 7 pm • Room: Board of Directors


MSUCOM College Reception 
 5:30 - 7:30 pm • Room: Algonquin C & D

Health Care Partners of Michigan Leadership - Meet and Greet 
 7:00 PM Charlevoix

 7 - 8:30 pm • Room: Nicolet (by invitation only)


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

Scientific Research Poster Exhibits & Awards 
 7:30-1 pm • Room: EMC IV 

Scientific Research Oral Presentations
 7:30 - 11:30 am • Room: EMC III

DME Expo
 9:30 am -12 pm • Room: Charlevoix & Windover
MSUCOM SCS Internal Medicine PAC Meeting
 11:30 - 1 pm • Room: Montcalm

Physician Wellness Center Yoga
 8 am - 2 pm • Room: TC's 

Physician Wellness Center OMT Demonstration
 11:30 am - 2 pm • Room: TC's

Red Cross Blood Drive
 1 - 7 pm • Room: Windover
MOA Council of Interns & Residents  Lunch
 12:30 - 1:30 pm • Room: Board of Trustees

MOA Council of Interns & Residents  
 12:30-5:00 pm • Room: Board of Trustees

MSUCOM Student Track
 12:15 - 2:30 pm • Room: Portage Auditorium 


Advocates of the Michigan Osteopathic Association (AMOA) Membership Reception
  4 - 6 pm • Room: See AMOA booth for location

MOA Women of Excellence Reception (all welcome)
 6 pm • Room: Charlevoix A-B 

49ers (by invitation only)
 4 - 6 pm • Room: TC's

Osteopathic College Night Receptions
  5:30 - 7 pm 

   A.T. Still University 
   Room: Montcalm

   Kansas City University 
   Room: Board of Directors

   Midwestern University 
   Room: Charlevoix C


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

Physician Wellness Center OMM & Yoga
 8 am - 1 pm TC's

AMOA 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>

2016-2018 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: Town Center EMC IV
 Friday, 7:30-1 pm
 Scientific Research Poster Exhibits, Judging & Awards 
 Room: EMC IV 
 Friday, 7:30-11:30 am
 Scientific Research Competition - Oral Presentations (4 CME)
 Moderator: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP
 Room: EMC II or III

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:


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

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