Nov 7-8, 2020

Autumn Scientific Convention

Michigan Osteopathic Association

Welcome Michigan Osteopathic Association Autumn Convention Attendees 

Evaluations - New Simplified Process!

Please log in to your CE21 account to attest your attendance by completing program speaker, overall and outcomes measurement surveys to claim your CME certificate. Osteopathic physicians can earn 1 extra credit by participating in the outcomes measurement survey. CME will be submitted to the AOA by December 15, 2020. For CME questions, contact Melissa at or 517-347-1555 x112

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The MOA 2020 Autumn Online CME Live Event will be held Saturday, November 7 & Sunday, November 8, 2020.  
Use the drop down menu to select the day and display the agenda for that day. The agenda is also avilable as a PDF file, to download or view.

Agenda is subject to change. 

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8.75 hours on Saturday 
AOA and AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM

8-9 am
Osteoporosis: Prevention, Diagnosis & Management in the Post-Menopausal Woman

Presenter: David Boes, DO 
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9-10 am
Non-Hormonal Management of Vasomotor Symptoms in Menopause

Presenter: Carrie Leff, DO, FAAP, FACP 
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15 minute break

10:15-11:15 am
Polypharmacy in Geriatrics

Presenter: Amy Sanborn, DO
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11:15 am-11:45 am
Covid 19 Response in the ED

Presenter: Zafar Shamoon, DO, FACOEP
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11:45 am-12:15 pm
Covid-19 Infection Prevention and Mitigation Strategies

Presenter: Hanady Daas, MD

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12:15-1:30 pm
Potpourri of Cardiology Case-Based Clinical Pearls

Presenter: Kristopher Selke, DO, FACC
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1:30-2:05 pm
Pandemic Covid-19

Presenter: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP
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2:05-4 pm
Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits

Presenter: Annette Carron, DO
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(meets 2 hours MI LARA pain & symptom management requirement)
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4-5 pm
Ethical Challenges of Decision Making Capacity

Presenter: Jason Wasserman, PhD
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(meets MI LARA MD medical ethics requirement)

8.75 hours Sunday
AOA and AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM

8-8:30 am
Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

Presenter: Ewa Matuszewski, CEO MedNetOne Health Solutions
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8:30-9 am
Obesity Medicine

Presenter: Marsha Billes, DO, ABOIM
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9-10 am
Legislative Update: Michigan Auto No-Fault

Presenters: Kevin McKinney, CPAN Legislative Coordinator; George Sinas, Attorney, General Counsel of CPAN; Katie Tucker, Attorney
Speaker profile links - Kevin McKinneyGeorge Sinas and Katie Tucker

10-10:15 am

15 minute break

10:15-11:15 am
Movement Disorders: Parkinson’s Disease

Presenter: Jessica Hedeman, DO
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11:15 am-12:15 pm
Opioid and Benzodiazepene Prescribing in Older Adults

Presenter: David Best, DO, MS, ABAM
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(meets 1 hour MI LARA pain & symptom management requirement & one-time training in opioids and controlled substances ) 

12:15-1:15 pm
Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care: Introducing Two Models

Presenter:  Ewa Matuszewski, CEO MedNetOne Health Solutions 

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1:15-2 pm
Covid 19: Pathophysiology & Clinical Considerations

Presenter: Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP
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2-3 pm
Covid 19 Panel Discussion

Panelists: Scott Kaatz, DO; John Willoughby, MD; Chris Provenzano, MD; Anthony Ognjan, DO, FACP
Speaker profile links: Scott Kaatz, DOAnthony Ognjan, DO, FACPJohn Willoughby, MD and Chris Provenzano, MD

3-3:15 pm
OMT of COVID 19 for Inpatients

Presenter: Lawrence Prokop, DO, FAAPM&R FAOCPMR-D FAOASM 
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3:15-3:30 pm
OMT of Post-Covid-19 Patients to Lower Risk of further Pulmonary Disease

Presenter: Mary Goldman, DO
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3:30-4 pm
Mental Health in the Covid Era

Presenter: Brooke Weingarden, DO, MPH
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4-5 pm
Prevalence of Nutritional Deficiency and Impaired Host Immunity

Presenter: Ramona Wallace, DO

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5 pm
Program Concludes






Log into your CE21 account to complete evaluations, surveys. Attest your attendance and claim your CME certificate. 

CME to be submitted to AOA by December 15, 2020

Contact Melissa at or 517-347-1555 x112 for CME questions.




CME Information and Requirements

Current AOA CME cycle ends 12/31/2021    *Check your Michigan license renewal date as some differ from AOA cycle

Accreditation Statement

AOA 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 the Autumn Scientific Convention for a maximum of 17.50 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

AMA Credit

Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. MSUCOM designates this live activity for a maximum of 17.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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 a 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 received at least two weeks prior to the program and will entitle registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. You must notify MOA at least two weeks prior to the program to request 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.  MOA 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.

Online Education Privacy Statement
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), accredited providers that participate in CME activities on the Internet shall have a separate privacy policy for CME activities.

The CME programs offered by the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) respect and value your privacy and the confidentiality of the information you choose to share with us. We are committed to the protection of this information and will ensure your privacy when participating in CME activities on our website. (continued)

More information on CME requirements visit  


Science Research Exhibit Competition


2020 Autumn Scientific Research Exhibit Competition

Virtual Autumn SRE Competition!
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 competition demonstrates the very best of what osteopathic medicine is and reaffirms the profession’s commitment to the advancement of science in osteopathic medicine.

Exhibit Information 
Poster exhibits must be submitted in a PDF file format by deadline. Judging will take place between designated times via Zoom, participant or appointed representative will make themselves available for questions regarding their exhibit to be considered for an award.

Certificates will be provided to each presenting first author, awards announced after judges deliberations, all participants are welcome.
Prize checks will be mailed to the winners after November 8, 2020. 


Submission deadline September 25, 2020.
Notification of acceptance by October 1, 2020.
Participants must submit their poster in a PDF file format by October 23, 2020. 

Complete the SRE submission form, all fields with a red asterisk (*) are required fields. Please include additional authors email address. 

Before you begin filling out the submission form, make sure you have the names, titles, and e-mail addresses of all authors. Draft your abstract in a Microsoft Word-compatible program before you begin submission, so that you can upload abstract into the designated abstract form field. The SRE Committee will use the abstract, limited to 500 words, as the initial pre-screening tool. Accepted submissions must submit poster in PDF file format by deadline. 





Connect to one of the fastest-growing health care professions in the country. Over the past 30 years, the number of osteopathic physicians (DOs) practicing in the U.S. has more than tripled. The MOA Autumn Convention will be delivered on a virtual format and will feature several channels for exhibitors to connect with attendees. 

For more information, contact:
Janna Ruedisale 
Email Contact Form
Phone: (800) 657-1556 ext. 108 
Fax: 517-347-1566 

Learning Center



To better serve our members, the MOA has developed an online platform for CME sessions. The MOA Learning Center utilizes the CE21 Learning Management System to deliver CME sessions and document credits with evaluations. The MOA will offer both live events and on demand sessions using the same great speakers who would normally be presenters at in-person conventions. Once you have used the Learning Center you will have a profile established that will allow you to access available sessions, view speaker profiles and track CME credits gained through the system. 
Reminder: Your account with the MOA website ( is separate from the Learning Center. 


Online privacy statement
In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), accredited providers that participate in CME activities on the Internet shall have a separate privacy policy for CME activities.

The CME programs offered by the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) respect and value your privacy and the confidentiality of the information you choose to share with us. We are committed to the protection of this information and will ensure your privacy when participating in CME activities on our website.

You may visit the MOA Learning Center website without identifying yourself or revealing any personal information. If you choose to provide personally identifiable information (any information by which you can be identified) it will only be used to support your relationship with the Learning Center programs.

The MOA Learning Center provides this online privacy statement to inform you of our privacy policy and practices and of the available choices of how your information is collected and used. This statement is available on the MOA Learning Center website with a link in the right-side navigation panel of every CME page.

What We Collect
We may collect the following information when you visit our website:

The type of browser and operating system on which that browser is operating
The pages that were visited and the date and time of that visit
We use this data to better understand how our site is navigated and to modify and improve the site.

We do use cookies–a small line of text stored with your web browser. Since webpage requests are stateless in that each request is a completely independent transaction, the cookies remember you between requests. No personal information is stored in the cookie.

Information Collected When you Register
If you decide to register for one of our course offerings through the the MOA Learning Center, we will collect personal information that you voluntarily share with us. This information is transferred using a Secure Socket Layer Certificate (SSL) using secure encryption technology.

In addition to using this data for registration and entry into our database, we may use this information to contact you with email updates when new material is posted to the site. You may change your status regarding this notification at any time or you can contact us to change it.

We keep confidential any personal information that you provide to us. This information includes your name, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone number. The personal information you provide is stored in a secure location and only authorized people are able to access it. We do not share our registrants' information with other institutions, except as may be required by law.

If a fee is charged and registrants can pay online, we ask for credit card information. These transactions are encrypted with an SSL certificate before transmission over the Internet.

Information Collected When You Participate in a CME Activity
The MOA Learning Center will collect attendance and evaluation information with every CME activity. We may ask participants to complete an attestation and to evaluate the CME activity providing feedback to us on the educational value of the activity.

How We Use It
The MOA Learning Center uses your information to better understand your needs and provide you with better service. Specifically, we use your information to help you complete a transaction, to communicate with you, to send CME credit information through email, to update you on CME offerings and topic updates, and to personalize our website for you.

The MOA Learning Center will not use or share the personally identifiable information provided to us online in ways unrelated to the ones described above without notifying you and offering you a choice.

The MOA Learning Center is committed to ensuring the security of your information. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. As described above, we use encryption when collecting or transferring sensitive data such as credit card information.

Changes in Policy
As the MOA Learning Center site changes and grows, we may collect additional information or may use information in different ways. If our information practices change, we will modify this policy statement. When it does, we will post a notice on the MOA website to inform visitors of this change.

Links to other Websites
The MOA Learning Center CME programs are housed on a server and on websites not owned by the MOA. Those websites may contain additional privacy policies that are different from ours. The MOA is not responsible for information presented on websites outside of our control.