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2019 Convention Syllabus

AOMA 97th 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, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association 97th Annual Convention - Leading the Way, with a beginning date of 4/10/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 36.75 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians,. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extend of their participation in the activity


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Wednesday, April 10, 2019 -  General and Concurrent Sessions

7:30 am to 8:25 am - Sonora
Interstate Medical Licensure Compact
Scott Steingard, DO


8:30 am to 9:25 am - Sonora
State of the Opioid Crisis in Arizona
Lisa Villarroel, MD, MPH


9:55 am to 10:50 am - Sonora
Value-Based Care for the Seriously Ill Patient - Using a Home-Based Interdisciplinary Model
Gobi K Paramanandam, MD, MHSM

9:55 am to 10:50 am - Grand 4
Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis Early Detection to Ensure Appropriate Care
Joy Schectman, DO, FACR, FACOI

10:55 am to 11:50 am - Sonora
It Takes a Village to Attend a Patient -- Embracing Interprofessional Practice in the New Healthcare Paradigm
Erin Appelt, PT, DPT
Cara Copeland, MS, DMD
Liz Harrell, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC
Michelle Mifflin, DO
Handout - Huddle Checklist & Feedback Form
Handout - Coaching the Huddle

Handout - Allied Health Professionals 

10:55 am to 11:50 am - Grand 4
Medicare Quality Payment Program (QPP): Payments Not Penalties, Year 3 Final Rule
Howard Pitluk, MD, MPH, FACS



1:00 pm to 2:25 pm - Sonora
Physician Burnout: Understanding the Landscape, Shifting the Narrative and Charting a Course Forward in Arizona
Swapna Reddy, JD, MPH and Matthew Speer, MS

2:30 pm to 2:55 pm - Sonora
Physician Burnout and Medical Malpractice
Jeremy M. Hodder DHSc, MSc, Pg Dip Law, BScN (Hons), CPHRM, RN

3:25 pm to 4:55 pm - Sonora
Sign Chi Do: An Effective Brain-Body Movement Intervention
Anne Borik, DO


 Thursday, April 11, 2019 - All General Sessions

7:30 am to 8:25 am - Grand 1-3
Interventional Cardiology, the Next Generation
Haidar Yassin, MD

8:30 am to 9:25 am - Grand 1-3
Understanding Advanced Heart Failure
Jennifer Cook, MD

9:40 am to 10:35 am - Grand 1-3
Management of Mitral Valve Disease
Alphonse Ambrosia, DO, FACC

10:40 am to 11:35 am - Grand 1-3
Tuberculosis - A Global One Health Challenge

Lawrence Sands, DO, MPH, DABPM
Donald Noah, DVM, MPH, DACVPM

11:45 am to 12:45 pm - Grand 1-3
Luncheon Lecture: Health Disparities: Moving Beyond Bias
Danielle Barnett-Trapp, DO

12:50 pm to 1:45 pm - Grand 1-3
What's New in Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?
Amy Foxx-Orenstein, DO, MACG, FACP

1:50 pm to 2:45 pm - Grand 1-3
What's New in Diabetes?
Allison Peckumn, DO, FACE

3:00 pm to 4:55 pm - Grand 1-3

Concussion Roundtable

My Concussion Story
Tyler Roland

The Role of the Athletic Trainer in the Management of Sport-Related Concussions
Ashley Marshall, PhD, ATC

Can't You See It? The Hidden Side of mTBI
Susan M. Wolf, PhD
Handout - Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE)
Handout - Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) Care Plan
Handout - Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury is a Lifelong Condition
Handout - A Multidimensional Approach to Post-Concussion Symptoms in Mild         Traumatic Brain Injury

Complexity and Challenges of Return to Play After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Kristina Wilson, MD, MPH, CAQSM
Handout - Complexity and Challenges of Return to Play After a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

 Friday, April 12, 2019 - General and Concurrent Sessions


7:30 am to 8:25 am - Grand 1-3
Should Clinical Indication Be Required on Prescriptions?
Terri Warholak, PhD, RPh, CPHQ, FAPhA
Michael T. Rupp, BS Pharm, PhD, FAPhA
Anita Murcko, MD, FACP

7:30 am to 8:25 am - Grand 4
Office Gynecology: Women's Health Update

8:30 am to 9:25 am - Grand 1-3
Biologics in Atopic Disease



 8:30 am to 9:25 am - Grand 4
Updates in Ovarian Cancer Detection and Treatment
Uma Chandavarkar, MD    

Best Practices in Cervical Cancer: Prevention and Treatment
Amy Brockmeyer, MD          

9:40 am to 10:35 am - Grand 1-3
Hepatitis C(ure): Treating Hepatitis C as A Primary Care Physician
Brandon Abbott, DO, MPH, FAAP


9:40 am to 11:35 am - Sonora
Clinically-Based Point of Care Ultrasound Procedures for the Primary Care Physician
Charles Finch, DO, FACOEP
Inder Raj S. Makin, MD, PhD, RDMS


10:40 am to 11:35 am - Grand 1-3
Telemedicine in Rural Areas
Susan Jones, BA, LPN, CPHRM

11:45 am to 1:10 pm - Grand 1-3
Luncheon Lecture: Sex Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation for Health Care Practitioners: Identification, Assessment and Treatment
Jeff Gibbs

Handout - Sex Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation Identification, Assessment & Treatment

Lara Yoblonski, MD, MPH


1:15 pm to 2:40 pm - Grand 1-3
Getting to Know Your Medical Examiner
Leslie Wallis, DO


2:45 pm to 3:40 pm - Grand 1-3
Care for the Spinal Cord Injured Patient
Matthias Linke, DO, FAAPMR

 Saturday, April 13, 2019 - General and Concurrent Sessions

6:00 am - 6:45 am - Sonora
Rock with the DOC


Handout - Patient Centered Physical Activity Walk with the Doc Rock with the Doc


7:30 am to 8:25 am  - Grand 1-3
2018 Cholesterol Guidelines
Joseph Lill


8:30 am to 9:25 am - Grand 1-3
Cholesterol Worries on a Ketogenic Diet
Adam Nally, DO

9:40 am to 10:35 am
You've Got to Move It, Move It. Seizures and other Movements
Jennifer Yuen, DO

9:40 am to 11:35 am
An Osteopathic Approach to Headaches, Migraines, Muscle Tension, Concussions and TMJ

Carlton Richie III, DO, FAAFP
Concussion Slides
Concussion & OMM Slides
Migraine Slides

Katherine Worden, DO, MS, SPOCF
Muscle Tension Headache Slides
TMJ Slides

10:40 am to 11:35 am - Grand 1-3
Adult Immunizations - Update 2019
Joseph Zachariah, DO

11:45 am to 1:15 pm - Grand 1-3
Clinical Case Competition Luncheon

A Rare Case of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
Manasa Sagaram, OMS III

Back Pain and Dyspnea on Exertion Status Poste Motor Vehicle Accident: A Case Report
Kelly M. Sippel, OMS IV

Tums: A Medicine Cabinet Essential with an Oft-forgotten Consequence
Tyffani Ziegler, MS, OMS III

AOA 1-A CME Credit

1:20 pm to 2:15 pm - Grand 1-3
Pediatric Vaccine Updates & Recommendations for Healthcare Professionals
Brett Hurliman, MD

1:20 pm to 3:15 pm - Sonora
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) for the Cervical Spine
Richard Dobrusin, DO, MS (Ost.), FACOFP 

2:20 pm to 3:15 pm - Grand 1-3
Approach to Headache in the Primary Care Setting
Kerry Knievel, DO, FAHS

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm -Grand 1-3
Stump the Doc: Medical Knowledge Competition
Moderator:Shannon Scott, DO, FACOFP


 Sunday, April 14, 2019 - All General Sessions 

8:00 am to 8:55 am - Grand 1-2
Coffee as Medicine
Jane Li-Conrad, DO

9:00 am to 9:55 am - Grand 1-2
How Much Sleep Do We Need and How to Get It
Matthew Troester, DO


10:10 am to 11:05 am Grand 1-2
Influenza Pandemic Preparedness for Clinicians on the Frontline
Capt. Ha C. Tang, DO

11:10 am to 12:05 pm - Grand 1-2
Provider's Guide to Medical Marijuana
Gwen Levitt, DO, DFAPA

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