121st Annual Spring Scientific Convention

Michigan Osteopathic Association

Join us for an unconventional Spring Convention

June 13 & 14, 2020 
16+ AOA Category 1-A Credits 

The Michigan Osteopathic Association will host an online CME event June 13 and 14. The program will feature speakers originally planned for the cancelled, in-person event. The two-day schedule of online sessions will be held Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm, with breaks for lunch and between sessions. Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with speakers via Zoom.

Register for Saturday and Sunday sessions for 16 AOA Category 1-A Credits, or select a single day to attend for 8 credits. We appreciate all of the support from our members and we look forward to creating a positive online experience in these challenging times.

Session Highlights: 

  • COVID-19 Update  |  Cardiology  |  Pain Management  |  OMT Philosophy  | Addiction and Recovery   |  Women’s Health  |  Functional & Integrative Medicine 
  • Registration Link


Michigan Osteopathic Association Spring Online

June 13-14, 2020
16+ AOA 1-A Credits 

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Saturday June 13, 2020 (8 CME)

8 am - 12:30 pm
Morning Sessions (4 AOA 1-A Credits)

8-9 am Update on Hormone Replacement Therapy; Laila Shehadeh, DO

9-10 am Heart Disease Prevention & Reversal; Joel Kahn, MD

10-10:30 am Break

10:30 am-12:30 pm Building Pathways in Pain Management: Advancing the Future of Chronic Pain Management; Annette Carron, DO, FACOI

12:30-1 pm Break

1-5:30 pm
Afternoon Sessions (4 AOA 1-A Credits)

1-2 pm EMR Challenges & Opportunities; Ann Carter, RN, HRM, CPHRM, CMPE

2-3 pm The Link Between Heart Health and Brain Health; Felix Rogers, DO

3-3:30 pm Break

3:30-4:30 pm COVID 19 Update; Peter Gulick, DO, FACOI

4:30-5:30 pm Physicians & Substance Use Disorders: A Personal Narrative of Recovery; Ruchi Fitzgerald, MD, FAAFP

Sunday June 14, 2020 (8 CME)

8am - 12:30 pm
Morning Sessions (4 AOA 1-A Credits)

8-9 am Vitamin C Research; Ramona Wallace, DO, ABOFP, ABFM, IFMCP

9-10 am Remaining Vital in a Pandemic Prone World; Robert Breakey, MD

10-10:30 am Break

10:30-11:30 am How Osteopathic Approach is Used, How is it Distinct?; Amelia Bueche, DO

11:30 am-12:30 pm Brain Imaging: Illuminiating Contemporary Directions in Brain Tumor Care; James Snyder, DO

12:30-1 pm Break

1 - 5:30 pm
Afternoon Sessions (4 AOA 1-A Credits)

1-2 pm Exercise Coaching for Office & Telemedicine; Mary Goldman, DO & Amelia Bueche, DO

2-3 pm Osteopathy and the Dying Patient; Annette Carron, DO, FACOI

3-3:30 pm Break

3:30-4 pm Familial Hypercholesterolemia; Underdiagnosed and Undertreated; David Strobl, DO, FNLA 

4-4:30 pm Legislative & Political Update; Kevin McKinney, McKinney & Associates

4:30-5:30 pm Pulmonary Hypertension; Chad Link, DO 


Accreditation Statement

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 16+ 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 1 AOA Category 1-A credits by completing the online Outcomes Measurement Survey that will be emailed to attendees 14+ days post-convention. 



Evaluation Instructions: 
·        Link to Express Evaluations: https://data.express-evaluations.com/eval/38060/web/

                             AOA Number: 000000 (If AOA number less than 6 digits, use a zero to start) 

                             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 14+ days post convention and must be completed by July 14. 

         Melissa Budd, CME Program Manager - mbudd@domoa.org or 517-347-1555 x112 for CME questions.



Event and Receptions

All events and recptions have been cancelled for 2020. We thank all of our partners for their patience and understanding as we navigate ways to stay connected.  


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 40-60 hours of the required 150 hours must be AOA 1-A credits or 20 hours may be AMA equivalent Michigan 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 made two weeks prior to the program and will entitle registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests received 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 MOA SRE competition is to stimulate research by osteopathic medical students, residents and fellows who are MOA members. All SRE events for Spring Convention have been cancelled. 

For more information on rules, awards and FAQs, visit: www.domoa.org/sre