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2018 Convention Syllabus

AOMA 96th Annual Convention

Syllabus and Handouts 

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Acccreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUNCOM) and the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association. TUNCOM is accredited by ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TUNCOM designates this live activity for a maximum of 38.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The AOMA designates this program for a maximum of 38.25 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

This live activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to XX.XX prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP). Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of the participation in the activity.


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Wednesday, April 11, 2018 -  General and Concurrent Sessions

7:30 am to 8:55 am - Sonora

First Things First - Critical Moments

Darlene Melk, MD


9:10 am to 10:05 am - Sonora

Evaluation of Abnormal LFTs

David Leff, DO


 9:10 am to 10:05 am - Grand

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Alphonse Ambrosia, DO, FACC

10:10 to 11:05 am - Sonora

Oral Cancer Screening

Kaycee Walton, DMD


10:10 am to 11:05 am - Grand

Travel Health Update

Joe Zachariah, DO

11:10 am to 12:05 pm

Diabetic Kidney Disease

Elise Barney, DO


11:10 am to 12:05 pm

Role of Autoantibodies in RA

Joy Schechtman, DO

12:15 pm to 1:40 pm - Pavilion

On the High Wire at 2 AM: How Hospice Supports Families (and Doctors) Facing Crisis

Ned Stolzberg, MD


1:55 pm to 2:50 pm - Sonora

The Progression of Prostate Cancer
Screening and Treatment

Dan Gilbert, DO 


1:55 pm to 2:50 pm -Grand

Opioid Dependence in Pregnant Patients

Shefali Gandhi-List, MD

3:05 pm to 4:00 pm - Sonora

Palliative Care: Comfort and Dignity at
End of Life

Rama Kunkle, DO 



3:05 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand

Contraception Choices

Tandra Cadigan, DO 



4:00 pm to 4:55 pm - Sonora

Breast Cancer Treatment for the Primary
Care Physician

Brendan Curley, DO, MPH


4:00 pm to 4:55 pm - Grand

Empowering Pediatric Patients for
Transitions of Care

Brandon Abbott, DO, MPH


Thursday, April 12, 2018 - All General Sessions

7:30 am to 9:25 am - Sierra

Opioid Prescribing - Safe Practice, Changing Lives

John Manfredonia, D.O.

9:55 am to 10:50 am - Sonora

Assistance for Physicians with Addiction and Substance Abuse Issues

Barbara Prah-Wix, DO and Steven Boles, DO

10:55 am to 11:50 am - Sonora

Rise in Heroin Addiction and the Dangers of Fentanyl

Sara Salek, MD and Shana Malone, MS


1:00 pm to 2:25 pm - Sonora

An Episodic Care Model: Strategies for a Successful and Safe Short-Term Medical Relationship

Karen Wright, RN, BSN, ARM, CPHRM
and Joan Porcaro, RN, BSN, MM, CPHRM


2:55 pm to 3:50 pm - Sonora


Dennis Friedman, DO


3:55pm to 4:50 pm - Sonora

AOMA Town Hall: Advocacy and Medicine

Pete Wertheim, AOMA Executive Director



Friday, April 13, 2018 - General and Concurrent Sessions


7:30 am to 8:25 am

Clinical Approach to LGBTQ Youth

Veenod Chulani, MD


8:30 am to 9:25 am 

Understanding the Transgender Patient

Lorree Ratto, PhD



10:00 am to 10:55 am

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Arizona: Trends and Treatment

Lisa Villarroel, MD




11:00 am to 11:55 am

Gender Reassignment Considerations: Then & Now

Randall Ricardi, DO



12:00 pm to 1:25 pm

Crews'n Healthmobile - Serving the Needs of Homeless and
Runaway Youth

Veenod Chulani, MD


1:30 pm to 2:25 pm 

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV

A. Kay Kalousek, DO, MS, FACOFP

2:40 pm to 3:55 pm  

DOT Talks - DO Trending Topics


Injection Safety Pocket Card

Injection Safety Checklist


Saturday, April 14, 2018

6:00 am to 7:00 am - Kaibab

Medical Benefits and Practice of Tai Chi

William Robinson, PhD, DPT



Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Concurrent Sessions AM


7:30 am to 7:25 am  - Grand

Understanding the Risk Benefits Ratios of PPIs

Richard Shaughnessy, DO                                  


7:30 am to 9:25 am - Sonora

OMM: Knee and Shoulder

Carlton Richie III, DO


8:30 am to 9:25 am - Grand

How and When to Order Radiology & Imaging for the Primary Care Physician

Rajiv Tangri, DO



9:40 am to 10:35 am - Grand

Tuberculosis: An Emerging Public
Health Threat

Capt. Ha Tang, DO


9:40 am to 11:35 am - Sonora

OMM: Pelvis and a Level Foundation

David Shoup, DO


10:40 am to 11:35 am - Grand

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Bryan Friedman, DO



11:45 am to 1:15 pm - Grand
Clinical Case Competition Luncheon

AOA 1-A CME Credit


Saturday, April 14, 2018 - Concurrent Sessions PM

1:20 pm to 2:15 pm - Grand

2017 Diabetes Update

Allison Peckumn, DO


1:20 pm to 3:15 pm - Sonora

OMM: Acute Infectious Disease

Greg Heller, DO


2:20 pm to 3:15 pm 

Vaccinating Special Populations

Shannon Scott, DO, FACOFP



3:30 pm to 5:00 pm -Grand

Stump the Doc: Medical Knowledge Competition




3:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Sonora

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and OMM

Susan Steffans, DO and
J. Aaron Allgood, DO


Sunday, April 15, 2018

All General Sessions presented in the Grand Ballroom


8:00 am to 8:55 am

Extreme Weather, Climate, and Health

Matt Roach, MPH


9:00 am to 9:55 am 

What are They Up to Now: An Adolescent Health Update

Fareeda Haamid, DO

10:10 am to 11:05 am

Treating to Optimal Health

Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE


11:10 am to 12:05 pm 

Is There a Doctor on the Plane? - Responding to an In-Flight
Medical Emergency

David Bryman, DO