Autumn Scientific Convention

Michigan Osteopathic Association


For Autumn CME opportunities, we will offer the same speakers and sessions that were planned for the in-person event in an On Demand platform. Visit for registration. As the fees for in-person and virtual registrations were the same, no fee adjustments will be necessary. Those who have registered for the in-person event will have their registration automatically transferred to the On Demand version. Refunds will be available upon request. Simply call, 517/347-1555, ext.100. 

Our Spring Scientific Convention is already being planned for 2022 in Southfield, Michigan, and we are eager to once again meet in person. 

Thank you to all of our members for your patience as we navigate these challenging times. 

Kris Nicholoff
CEO/Executive Director
Michigan Osteopathic Association



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MOA Autumn On Demand, begins on November 15, 2021  

23 AOA Category 1-A Credits
23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Sleep Apnea • Gastroenterology • Palliative Care Training • Hypertension in Geriatrics • Driver’s Rehabilitation
Cardiology Update • Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist Addressing Pandemic • Basic Management of Parkinson’s Disease 
Lifestyle & Functional Medicine • Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine • Women’s Health • Safe Opioid Seminar (meets MI LARA requirement)

Use the drop down menu to select the day and display the agenda for that day. The agenda is also available as a PDF file, to download or view.

Agenda is subject to change. 

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9-10 am • Ambassador West
Driver’s Rehabilitation

Speaker: Marcy Schlinger, DO & Heather Heppe, MS,OTRL,CDRS,CDI, BIS   

10 am- 12 Noon • Ambassador West
Sleep Tight: Recognition of Sleep-Disordered Breathing & OSA from Cradle to Grave

Speaker: Susan Maples, DDS 

12-1 pm
Lunch Break “on your own”
1-2 pm • Ambassador West
Palliative Care Training

Speaker: Ewa Matuszewski, CEO, MedNetOne Health Solutions  

2-3 pm • Ambassador West
Urology Update

Speaker: W. Britt Zimmerman, DO, FACOS 

3-4 pm • Ambassador West
Asking the Question, Becoming a Veteran Connector, and Resources for MI Veterans

Speakers: Julie Cortright, LNHA, Health and Welfare Analyst with MVAA; Dennis Malloy, MD; Ryan Engle, Partnership Coordinator with the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency, Gayle Witham LMSW, ACM, CPMBCD, Community Engagement and Partnership(s)Coordinator Battle Creek VA.

4-5 pm • Ambassador West
Hypertension in Geriatrics

Speaker: Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist. (pre-recorded)

5-6 pm • Ambassador West
Hepatology Update

Speaker: Jessica Mellinger, MD, MSc (pre-recorded)

Breakfast sponsored by Delta Dental Foundation 6:30-8:30 am Ambassador East

7 am – 6 pm • Ambassador West

AOA and AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM

7-8 am • Ambassador West
Accessing Dental Care for People with Disabilities

Speaker: Holli Seabury, EDd 

8 am-4 pm • Emerald
Physician Wellness Center

Hands on OMT & Yoga

8-9 am • Ambassador West
COVID-19 Effects on Mental Health in Youth

Speaker: Brian Smith, MD

9-10 am • Ambassador West
Medical Genetics of Hematology

Speaker: Shawn Jobe, MD, PhD

10-10:30 am
Break & Visit with Exhibitors
10:30- 11:15 am • Ambassador West
Basic Management of Parkinson’s Disease

Speaker: Aaron Ellenbogen, DO, MPH

11:15 am-12:00 pm • Ambassador West
Migraine Update

Speaker: Amit Masih, MD

12-12:30 pm
Lunch Break & Visit with Exhibitors (pre-ordered boxed lunches available)
12:30-3:30 pm • Vanderberg Room
Safe Opioid Seminar & Panel Discussion

Concurrent Sessions: Safe Opioid Seminar & Panel Discussion (course meets MI LARA pain & symptom management requirement)

12:30-1:30 pm • Vanderberg Room
Safe Opioid Task Force Update

Concurrent session with Speaker: Stephen Bell, DO, FACOI

12:30-1:30 pm • Ambassador West
Cardiology Core Curriculum Series: Mitral Valve Prolapse

Speaker: David Strobl, DO, FNLA (pre-recorded)

1:30-2:30 pm • Ambassador West
Chiropractic Care & Womens Health

Speaker: Amanda Brown, DC

1:30-2:30 pm • Vanderberg Room
Safe Opioid Prescribing Updates & Trends

Concurrent session with David Neff, DO

2:30-3:30 pm • Ambassador West
Lifestyle & Functional Medicine Topic

Speaker: Ryan Barish, MD (pre-recorded)

2:30-3:30 pm • Vanderberg Room
Safe Opioid Panel Discussion

Concurrent session— Panel Discussion with David Best, DO, MS, ABAM, MOA President; Stephen Bell, DO, FACOI; David Neff, DO

3:30-4 pm
Break & Visit with Exhibitors
4-5 pm • Ambassador West
Cardiac Disease and Genetics

Speaker: Joel Kahn, MD, FACC (pre-recorded)

5-6 pm • Ambassador West
Interplay Among the Gut Microbiome, Diet, and Immunity

Speaker: Elizabeth Swenor, DO

5.5 hours Sunday • 7 am – 1 pm Ambassador West
AOA and AMA PRA Category 1 creditsTM

7-8 am • Ambassador West
Quick & Easy OMT for Cervical Spine Conditions

Speaker: Barbara Zajdel, DO, FAAO

8-9 am • Ambassador West
Back Pain Prevention & OMT

Speaker: Mary Goldman, DO

9-10 am • Ambassador West
OMT & Orthopedics-Sports Medicine

Speaker: Lawrence Prokop, DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCPMR-D, FAOASM

10-10:30 am • Ambassador West
Alternative to Opioids

Speaker: Lawrence Prokop, DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCPMR-D, FAOASM

Break & Hotel checkout
11 am-12 pm • Ambassador West
End of Life: Terminal Diseases

Speaker: Donna Kennedy Williams, MSN, MA-Bioethics, NP-BC, ACHPN

Working Lunch (pre-ordered boxed lunches available)
12-1 pm • Ambassador West
Evaluation and Medical Options for Treating Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Speaker: Brad Irving, DO


The 2021 Autumn Scientific Convention concludes. Thank you to all of our members and attendees for their patience in our efforts to provide a safe environment for CME sessions. 

For questions regarding CME contact:
Melissa Budd




MOA In Person at the Amway Convention Evaluations

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

User Name: Trade Show Leads

Password: Log in information 


MOA Autumn On Demand Evaluations

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 1, 2021

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 23 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 23 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. Please visit for more information.

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


SRE competition 2017

MOA Autumn 2021 Virtual SRE Competition - October 30, 2021

Participate virtually via Zoom! 

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.

MOA Autumn Virtual SRE Competition Deadlines

  • October 1 - Abstract submission deadline 
  • October 8 - Notification of acceptance deadline
  • October 20 - Poster PDF submission deadline  
  • October 25 - Final PowerPoint submission deadline 
  • October 30 - Participant judging times 8 am - 12 pm via Zoom 
  • November 1 - Awards via Zoom 6-6:30 pm

You may participate via Zoom only. 

Virtual  participants must prepare a 5 minute (max.) PowerPoint presentation, followed by 3-5 minute Q&A with judges. Total time allowed is 10 minutes.

All abstracts will be reviewed for acceptance. Only ONE First author submission allowed. Finalists/first author expected to participate during scheduled interview with judges Saturday, October 30 between 8 am-12 pm. MOA student membership is free at

If you have any questions, please contact 


Special thanks to our sponsors for helping to provide programs like the Autumn Scientific Convention. 




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 in person or virtual format and will feature several channels for exhibitors to connect with attendees. 

For more information, contact:
Cyndi Earles 
Email Contact Form
Phone: 517/512-4307
Exhibitor Prospectus

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.