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.
Specialty credits offered.


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 


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

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

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

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  

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
6:30-7:30 am • Algonquin
Basic Acupuncture in Primary Care, Acupuncture for Dummies

Breakfast (1.0 credit)

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

Moderator: John Bodell, DO, FACOS

7:30-8:30 am Cardiology Topic: Felix Rogers, DO

8:30-9:30 am Cryptogenic Stroke, Closing of PFOs, Spontaneous Rupture of Aortic Plaque: Timothy Logan, DO 

9:30-10:30 am AFib Topic: Matthew Ebinger, DO

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 Lifestyle Medicine: Preventing, Treating, and Reversing Chronic Disease:

Robert Breakey, MD  

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

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

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

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

Moderator: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP   

12:15-1:15 pm • Algonquin
Luncheon Presentation (1.0 credit)

Organ Donation Update: Michael Hagan, DO, MHSA, CQM 
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
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 & David Watts, DO
3-4 pm  Regenerative Medicine, Pros & Cons: Jeffrey Pierce, DO 
4-5 pm  Cancer Acupuncture: Lawrence Prokop, DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCPMR-D, FAOASM
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 Diabetes Topic: 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
5-6 pm Thyroid Nodule: Lowell Schmeltz, MD

Friday Sessions Conclude
7:30 am - 1:00 pm • EMC V
Scientific Research Exhibits

Scientific Research Exhibits

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 – 7:30 am • Algonquin
Breakfast & CME (1.0 credit)

Oral Health Update: Susan Maples, DDS, MSBA 
Sponsored by Delta Dental
Moderator: Mary Goldman, DO 

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

Moderator: David Best, DO, MS, ABAM

730-8:30 am Understanding the Underlying Root Causes of the Opioid Epidemic in 2019 to Better Guide Practice Management Strategy: David Neff, DO

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

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 How to Establish an Opioid Practice Management and Risk Mitigation System: David Neff, DO

(Meets 2018 MOA Safe Opioid Task Force Resolution)


7:30 – 11:30 am • Portage
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   
9-9:30 am Muslim Patient: Zafar Shamoon, DO, FACOEP 
9:30-10:30 am In-Patient Ethics: Karen Smith, LMSW, PhD, HEC-C 
10:30-11:30 am Healthy Town/Mission Medicine: Paul Ehrmann, DO 

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

Morris Cotton, CPP, Deputy Director System Security, Beaumont Health
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
2-3 pm  Human Trafficking Update (meets MI LARA one time requirement)             

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

3-6 pm Pain & Symptom Management (meets MI LARA 3 hour requirement)
  * 3-4 pm Pain Management Strategies for the PCP: Joseph Masternick, DO, ABAM, ASAM  
  * 4-5 pm Heroin & the Fentanyl Crisis: William Morrone, DO, MS, FACOFP, DAAPM, ASAM
  * 5-6 pm Q&A Panel Discussion: Dr. Masternick, Dr. Morrone, Dr. Neff, Dr. Best, M. Yohannes 

(Meets 2018 MOA Safe Opioid Task Force Resolution)

2 – 6 pm • Windover
Radiology & OBGYN (4.0 credits)

Moderator: Chad Kovala, DO, FACOEP, FACEP
2-3 pm Radiology Topic TBD: Conor Zuk, DO                                   
3-3:30 pm Recent Pap Guidelines: Linda Karadsheh, DO                                                                                                                                                                                                              3:30-4 pm Work up of Abnormal Vaginal Bleeding: Linda Karadsheh, DO  
4-5 pm Radiology Topic TBD: Speaker TBD
5-6 pm OBGYN Topic TBD: Speaker TBD

Saturday Sessions Conclude
8:00 am - 12:00 pm • EMC II
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Re-Certification

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Re-Certification
(Includes manual) 
8 am - 12 pm
Saturday, May 18
Room: EMC II

7 am - 12 pm
Scan-In Times
7 – 8 am • Algonquin
Breakfast & CME (1.0 credit)

Patient Satisfaction in the ED/Hospital: Jaime Hope, MD 
Emergency Medicine, Beaumont Health System
Moderator: John Bodell, DO

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

Moderator: Greg Silberg, DO
8 am ER Update: Joseph Schramski, DO 
9 am Skin Cancer Screening: Richard Shellenberger, DO, FACP 
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 
(MOA HOD Res. 2017 B Sexual Harassment and Sexual Misconduct in the Medical Workplace)

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

(courses meet most Florida relicensure requirements

Moderator: Harold Friedman, DO                                        
8 am HIV/AIDS Update for Primary Care Providers: Peter Gulick, DO, FACOI 
9 am LGB Patient: William Powers, DO 
10 am Domestic Violence: Averett Robey, Prevention Education Program Coordinator, HAVEN-Oakland 
11 am Florida Laws and Rules & Professional & Medical Ethics: Dan Schulte, JD, Kerr
 Russell Law & Karen Smith, LMSW, PhD, HEC-C

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

Pick up boxed lunch at MOA Registration

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

Physician/Patient Protection Florida Series Part II
(courses meet most Florida relicensure requirements
Moderator: Francis Komara, DO

12:15 Risk Management by Coverys: Bethany Gomez, RN, BSN, JD 
1:15-3:15 pm Prevention of Medical Errors: John Tower, DO, FACOI  
3:15-4:15 pm Identifying Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Mark Sloane, DO 

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
 7 - 8:30 pm • Room: Algonquin Ballroom D

24Fifties (by invitation only)
 7 - 8:30 pm • Room: Nicolet (2nd Level)


Basic Life Support
 7 - 10 am • Room: Foyer

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

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)
3 - 6 pm • Room: WindoverMOA Women of Excellence Reception (all welcome)
 4 - 6 pm • Room: Board of TrusteesMSUCOM Reception
5 - 7 pm • Room: Charlevoix

Osteopathic College Night Receptions
  5:30 - 7 pm 

   A.T. Still University 
   Room: Montcalm

   Kansas City University 
   Room: TC's

   Midwestern University 
   Room: Nicolet


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>

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:


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