May 17-20, 2018 Southfield, MI

119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention

Michigan Osteopathic Association

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 

Convention Highlights:

  • - Mandatory Florida Re-licensure Courses Medical APP’s
  • - Scientific Research Exhibit Competition
  • - AOA Legislative Update
  • - Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • - Business of Medicine: Transitions of Care & Care Management (with your care/ practice manager)
  • - Speakers Bureau Recall Workshop
  • - Physician Wellness ACLS/BLS Certification
  • - Michigan LARA Requirements 4.0 credits


    Road Condition Updates: Construction and traffic accidents can cause delays. For the latest on road conditions, visit the MDOT MiDrive website. The site offers up-to-the-minute information construction and incidents that may affect your drive time. 

  • Link: MiDrive

  • Hotel Information: The Westin Southfield Detroit
    The 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention will be held at the Westin Southfield Detroit in Southfield, MI. The MOA has a limited block of rooms available to attendees at a discounted rate. Call 888-627-8558, mention "MOA Convention" for discounted rate of $125.  The discounted rate expires April 24, 2018.
    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.)

Specialty Track - ER/ Critical & Intensive Care - 8 AOA 1-A Credits 
Saturday, 7:30 am - 11:30 am and 2 - 6 pm

Florida CME - 7 AOA 1-A Credits Meets Florida Relicensure Requirements
 Sunday, 7:00 am- 4 pm (includes breakfast)
 7 AOA 1-A Credits

Business of Medicine Session: “Transitions of Care & Care Management” 
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 

Click for more information and registration

Evaluations for CME:
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The Doctor's Company


Below is a day-by-day agenda of the 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention.
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


3:30-7:00 pm

Scan-in Times

9 am-3 pm
Algonquin Ballroom

MOA House of Delegates

9 am-7 pm

MOA Registration


MOA Life Professional Photos


MOA Practice Managers Program

Breakfast & Lunch included

3:30-7 pm


4-6 pm
Town Center EMC IV

Scientific Research Exhibits
Poster set-up

4-7 pm

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

MOA Business of Medicine: Transitions of Care & Care Management (3 CME)

Moderator: Ewa Matuszewski, CEO, MedNetOne
(free to practice managers & care managers who attend with physicians)
Al Juocys, DO
Tia Ollie, PharmD
Lori Zeman, PhD
Andrew Kurecka, MPH
Ginny Hosbach, RN, MSN
Teresa Choate, MS

4-7 pm
Board of Directors

MOA Past Presidents Meeting

5:30-7:30 pm
Algonquin Room CD

MSUCOM College Reception


6:30 am-1:30 pm
1:30-6 pm
Scan-in Times

Scan once in the morning and once in the afternoon to confirm your attendance.

6:30 am - 6 pm

MOA Registration
6:30 am - 7:30 am
Algonquin Ballroom
Breakfast & CME (1 CME)
Healthcare Policy: Effective Use of Community-Based Resources to Address Social Determinants of Health

Moderator: John Sealey, DO, FACOS
Speaker: Ewa Matuszewski, CEO, MedNetOne

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

Scientific Research Competition - Oral Presentations (4 CME)

Moderator: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP

10 am-5 pm
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
Break and visit with Exhibitors
12:15-1:15 pm
Algonquin Ballroom
MOA Friday Luncheon: AOA Legislative update (1 CME)

Moderator: John Sealey, DO, FACOS
Speaker: Raine Richards, JD, AOA Director Public Policy
(pre-registration required, $25 plated lunch or standing room only space permitting)

1:15-2 pm
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
5 pm Physician Recognition of Human Trafficking Victims: LaClaire Bouknight, MD, FACP

4-6 pm
T.C. Linguinis

49ers (by invitation only)
6:00 pm
Charlevoix A & B
Women of Excellence

Reception (No ticket required, all welcome)

5:30-7 pm
Osteopathic College Night Receptions

Midwestern University in the Charlevoix C room

A.T. Still University in the Montcalm room

6:30 - 6 pm 
7 am - 3 pm

8 am - 12 pm

ALCS Certification/Re-Certification (5 CME)
(pre-registration required)
6:30 - 7:30 am
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  pm
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

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


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


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

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

Break and Visit Exhibitors

2 - 6 pm

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
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
Stroke Session  (4 CME)

Moderator: Aaron Ellenbogen, DO, MPH
2 pm Update on Thrombolysis: Jayne Ward, DO
2:30 pm Neuro Imaging in Stroke: Connor 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
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: Speaker TBD

Sessions Conclude at 6 pm
6:30 am-12 pm
12-4:30 PM
Scan-in Times

7 am-4 pm

MOA Registration

7 - 8 am

Breakfast & CME (1 CME)

7 am Doctor Patient APP’s: R Taylor Scott, DO

8 am-12 pm

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

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 Update: Ernie Allen, ARM, CSP, CPHRM, The
 Doctors Company 
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

Working Lunch  

(pre-purchased boxed lunch $20 or $25 onsite first come first serve). 

12:00-4 pm


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


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 30-33 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.

Florida Credits

Coureses meeting Florida re-licensure requirement are scheduled on Sunday, May 21. Upon completion of your electronic evaluation, upload MOA CME certificate to CE Broker account or contact for more information.

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 119th 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

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


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

 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 “hands on”
 11:30 am - 2 pm • Room: TC's

Red Cross Blood Drive
 1 - 7 pm • Room: Windover

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
 Time: 4 - 6 pm • Room: See AMOA booth for location

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

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

Osteopathic College Night Receptions
Time: 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 - 3:00 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 12/31/2018

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 MOA Spring Scientific Research Exhibit Competition was a tremendous success!  With over 80 submissions the judges were overwhelmed with quality research and presentations.  We would like to thank all of the students, residents/interns and practicing physicians who participated, and we would especially like to thank the judges for their time and dedication. 

The 2017 SRE Winners: 

Clinical Research 1st Place
Quality Improvement: Incentive Spirometer use for Prevention of Postoperative Pulmonary Complications after Major General Abdominal Surgeries 

Lucky Vang, D.O., Henry Ford Wyandotte, General Surgery Resident, Anna Lehrberg, D.O.,Ayda Dashtaei, D.O.

Clinical Research 2nd Place 
A Prospective, Randomized Study to Assess Treatment of Renal Calculi, Renal Injury, and Cost at Different Rates of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy 

Gaurav Mehta, DO, McLaren Macomb Hospital, Robert, Elgin D.O., Julie, Carter, D.O., Gregory, McIntosh, D.O.

Clinical Research 3rd Place
Effective and Complete Documentation of ACLS Protocol within St. John Macomb Campus

Dustin Harmon, D.O.; Ryan Kahl, D.O. St.John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Jon Mackey, D.O. St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Stephen Kehres, D.O. St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital Deborah LeVan, D.O., MACOI St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Michael Shaw, PhD St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital Internal Medicine Residency

Oral Case Presentation
An Unusual Acute Ischemic Stroke in a Young Adult Male Presenting as Headache and Cerebellar Deficits

Prashant Patel; Chris Jacob, D.O.; Carleigh Zahn, D.O., Brian Hays, D.O.; Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine 

Oral Research Presentation
High throughput Screen for Molecular Activators of Smooth Muscle 22 (SM22) Gene Expression (poster 73)
Meghan Piccinin, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University-Detroit Medical Center, Danielle, Garshott, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Priyanka, Annam, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Maozhou, Yang, Henry Ford Hospital, Bone and Joint Center, Yue, Xi, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Amy, Bownell, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 48201, USA Xiaohua, Dai, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Li, Li, Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Department of Internal Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Andrew, Fribley, Carman and Ann Adams Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit,  Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Molecular Therapeutics Program, Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Best Case Presentation 
Acquired Hemophilia: An Uncommon Case of Factor VIII Antibodies

Jason Betcher, Marc Feldman, MD, Sinai-Grace Hospital - Internal Medicine Department;1. Authority Health Internal Medicine Residency Program, Detroit, MI 2. Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, 

Basic Science Research (PhD-DO)
The Probiotic Bacterium Lactobacillus reuteri Suppresses Osteoclastogenesis via GPR120 as a Potential Mechanism to Improve Bone Health
Darin Quach, DO, Michigan University (DO/PhD program) Department of Microbiology and Molecular
Genetics College of Osteopathic Medicine

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, visit:



Be sure to visit all of our wonderful exhibitors!

Booth  Organization
1 Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
2 DO's Together
3 Orexo U.S., Inc.
4 Sunovion Pharmaceuticals
5 Advocates to the Michigan Osteopathic Association (AMOA)
6 MOA Political Action Committee (MOPAC)
7 Alkermes, Inc
8 Henry Ford Wyandotte Student Resident Advocate Association
9 Janssen Pharmaceutica
10 Med-Share Mobile Diagnostic Services
11 Sanofi
12 Gilead Sciences - HCV
13 Cancer Treatment Centers of America
15 BCBSM Foundation
16 Spectrum Health
17 Pure Healthy Back
18 Altarum Institute
19 Advanced Screening and Wellness
20 MAQI Anticoagulation Toolkit
(Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative)
21 Midwestern University-CCOM/AZCOM 
22 The Doctors Company
23 TeamHealth
24 Michigan Medicaid EHR Incentive Program
25 Miller Vein
26 Allure Medical Spa
27 Online Trading Academy
28 The Core Institute
29 McLaren Health Care 
31 Mission to Peru
32 Prize Raffle Table
33 Exhibitor Check-In table
34 BioMed Specialty Pharmacy

The 119th Annual Spring Scientific Convention will be held at the Westin Southfield Detroit in Southfield, MI.
The MOA has a limited block of rooms available to attendees at a discounted rate.
Call 888-627-8558, mention "MOA Convention" for discounted rate of $125.  
The discounted rate expires April 24, 2018.







4-7 pm Charlevoix Ballroom

Mitchell Elkiss, DO, Osteopathic Neurology
Ben Visger, DO, OMT Billing Practices
Mary Goldman, DO, Nerve Stretching-OMT

4-7 pm Portage Auditorium

John Blanchard, MD, CEO,  Direct Care Primary Care Contracting
Lisa McCorkle, MSN, RN, Risk Management: Social Media and the Internet; What Physicians Need to Know
Emily Hurst, DO, How to Effectively Use Tele-Medicine in Practice

6:30-7:30 am

David Best, DO, MS, ABAM, Physicians and the Opioid Epidemic

7:30-11:30 am

Michael Abdul-Malek, DO, Outpatient New Diagnosis of Heart Failure Lecture and Case Presentations
Inpatient New Diagnosis of Heart Failure Lecture and Case Presentations
Celeste Williams, MD, Stage C/D Heart Failure, Heart Failure Clinic and End Stage Heart Failure
Heart Failure Case Presentations
1:30-3 pm

Susan Sanford, Negotiating Your First Contract

2-3 pm Mary Hughes, DO, Aging Patients in the Emergency Department
3-4 pm Carol Monson, DO, Alternative Approaches to Body, Mind and Spirit
4-5 pm William Powers, DO, Care of Transgender Patients
4-5 pm David Wartinger, DO, Urology in Geriatric Patient
5-6 pm Hollis King, DO, PhD, OMT in the Geriatric Patient

7-8 am

Brenda Rogers-Grays, DO, Principles for the Care of People With or at Risk for Diabetes

7:30-8 am Belinda Kakos, DO, IVF/Electrolytes
8-8:30 am Chad Kovala, DO, FACOEP, Hypertension in the ED
8:30-9 am Zafar Shamoon, DO, Provider Wellness

8:30-9:30 am

Michael Brennan, DO, Blood Glucose Monitoring

9-9:30 am Leonard Bunting, MD, Emergency Ultrasound: Extended FAST Exam
9:30-10 am Wesley Martus, MD, Convincing your Hospital you Need an Observation Unit
10:30-11:30am Lowell Schmeltz, MD, FACE, Identifying and Managing Diabetes Complications and Related Comorbidities
11-11:30 am Chad Kovala, DO, FACOEP, AMA in the ED
12:15-1:15 pm Lynda Zeller, Deputy Dir. Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Administration, MDHHS, Access to Behavioral Health, Rehabilitation and the Equity Act Structuring a Delivery System to Meet Michigan's Needs
2-3 pm Kim Gaedeke, Director Bureau of Professional Licensing LARA, MAPS Reporting System
2-3 pm Jeffrey Williamson, DO, EMR: Making it Work for Physicians
3-4 pm Robert Piccinini, DO, dFACN, Medical & Recreational Use of Marijuana-What Physicians Need to Know
3-4 pm Tim Pletcher, MIHIN, Opportunities to Improve Care Beyond the EMR
4-5 pm James Snyder, DO, Neurology/Oncology Tumor Board
4-5 pm Kevin Denlinger, DO, Mental Health in Primary Care
5-6 pm Heather Little, DO, Identification and Supports for Autism Spectrum Disorder Patients in Michigan
5-6 pm Eric Kovan, DO, Evidence-Based Evaluation and Management of Low Back Pain with Improved Outcomes

7-8 am

Paul Ehrmann, DO, Engaging Their Community to Improve Health Behaviors: HealthyTown Everywhere

8-9 am Peter Gulick, DO, FACOI, HIV/AIDS Update for Primary Care Providers
9-10 am Peter J Hammer, JD, PhD, Professional and Medical Ethics

10 am-12 pm

William Morrone, DO, MS, FACOFP, Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives
10 am- 12 pm Gary Roth, DO, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, Prevention of Medical Errors-Case Studies to Mitigate Medical Error in Ambulatory and Inpatient Settings
12:30-2 pm David Neff, DO, Federal and State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances
2-3 pm Kole Wyckhuys, Haven-Oakland, Domestic Violence
3-4 pm Dan Schulte, JD, Florida Laws & Rules