108th MOA Annual Convention: June 7-9, 2019

Jun 07, 2019 07:00am -
Jun 09, 2019 12:30pm
Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME


Event Description

108th MOA Annual Convention By the Sea: June 7-9th, 2019
Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME


Announcements & Reminders:

Missed something from a lecture that you would like to reference again? 
As is our custom, the Program Committee is continuing its “green” theme and will not be printing lecture slides and hand out materials. Because of copyright liability issues, we are including a link to a password protected file where you can access these presentations at your convenience.

Speaker PowerPoints and other materials can be found here when available at this
 Dropbox Folder Link.

The password is provided on page 6 of your program booklet.

Note: You do not need a Dropbox account or Dropbox desktop download to access these files.
The link above should open in a internet browser.

Please remember to drop off/mail/fax or email in the following forms:

  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) Attestation Reporting Form: VERY Important! This form was in your registration packet. Please check off the lectures you attended, count up total credits and sign the form to get your AOA category 1-A credits reported. Must be completed and returned by July 12, 2019.
    • ​CME Certificates: If you do not have an AOA number, you should receive your CME certificate via email next week (this applies especially to MDs, PA-Cs, NPs, etc.). If you will be receiving AOA credits, but would still like to receive a CME certificate for your records, please let the MOA office know by email at office@mainedo.org. We will be sending out CME certificates to DOs receiving AOA credit by request only.
  • Evaluation Survey: The Program Evaluation is digital this year. Click HERE to share your thoughts about facilities, speakers, topics and more!
  • ​Outcomes SurveyThe AOA Division of CME provides for DO’s to earn Category 1-A CME credits for post-conference outcomes assessment. The ratio of available credit is 1:10, therefore you have the opportunity to earn up to 2.0 additional AOA 1-A credits for proper completion of this survey.

    This survey will remain open until July 12, 2019. Your CME credit will be reported by the MOA to the AOA Division of CME. Full link text: 


MOA Midwinter Symposium
Holiday Inn by the Bay, Portland, ME
February 7-9th, 2020

109th Annual Convention
The Samoset Resort, Rockport, ME
June 5-7th, 2020

What's the MOA Convention all about?

See highlights from last year's Annual Convention below.

Draft Program Agenda*

20 AOA Category 1-A CME Credits
19 AAFP Prescribed Credit Anticipated

(Updated 05-17-19)

Friday, June 7th, 2019         8.5 Hrs CME

7:00- 8:00 am                         Breakfast Lecture: Co-Prescribing Benzodiazepines and Opioids: The Black Box of Increased Overdose Risk
                                                  Presented by Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD

Psychiatry Panel Discussion: Interesting Psych Cases for the PCP
                                                     Panelists: Ryan Smith, DO,  John Campbell, MD; Arthur Dingley, DO, JD

9:30- 10:00 am                       Exhibit Hall Break

10:00-11:00am                       Maine Warm Weather Visits to the Emergency Dept.
                                                  Presented by Joel Kase, DO

Lunch Keynote: Go by Boat: From New Jersey to Maine, an osteopathic physician’s unique practice on the Casco Bay Islands     
                                                    Presented by Charles Radis, DO

12:30- 2:00 pm                      Health and Wellness: The Challenges for Medical Health Professionals
                                                  Medical Professionals Health Program (Guy Cousins, LCSW & others)

2:00- 2:30 pm                         Exhibit Hall Break

2:00-2:30pm                          Past President's Council Meeting

Afternoon Plenary Sessions
2:30-3:30 pm                          Use of Hypnosis in Medicine
                                                  Presented by Brian Kaufman, DO

Osteopathy Head To Toes : A Guide to Effective Office Based Treatment
                                                  Presented by John Herzog, DO

Friday Evening Special Events

5:00pm                                    Fun Run/Walk/Bike-- 5k With Prizes!

6:00- 7:30 pm                        
Opening Reception/Lobster Dinner
                                                 The Landings Restaurant—Transportation Provided, Tickets Required, Limited Quantity
Available!, $35/ pp, call MOA office to reserve 207-623-1101

Saturday, June 8th, 2019 7.5 hrs CME

7:00- 8:00 am                         Breakfast Lecture: Improving Outcomes for Patients with Type II Diabetes-- Lessons from FQHCs
                                                  Maine Primary Care Association: Christopher Pezzullo, DO; Sarah Morrill, RN, BSN, HNB-BC & Deb Pottle, RN

8:00 -9:00 am                        Update on Auto Immune Disorders & Biologics
                                                 Charles Radis, DO

9:00- 10:00 am                     Migrant and Seasonal Farm Worker Health in Maine
                                                Cheryl Seymour, MD

10:00- 10:30 am                Exhibit Hall Break

10:30-12:00pm                  MOA Business Meeting 
(1 hr CME)                          Including AOA Update from William Mayo, DO, AOA President &
                                             ACOFP President Robert DeLuca, DO, FACOFP dist.

12:00- 1:30pm                  
MOA Awards Luncheon & Presidential Inauguration –All welcome!
(NO CME)                          

Afternoon Breakouts, Choose a Track:

Track A.  OMT
1:30-3:30pm                    Introduction to Balanced Ligamentous
(2 hrs)                               Tension Principles Exploration-- Presented by Gretchen Sibley, DO

3:30-5:00pm                    OMT in the Age of Technology
(1.5 hrs)                            Presented by Stephanie W. Collins, DO

Track B.  Topics in Family Medicine
Sponsored by ME ACOFP

1:30-3:00pm                    Panel Discussion: Practicing Rural Family Medicine in Maine
(1.5 hrs)                            Panelists: Merideth Norris, DO; Charles Radis, DO; Jack Forbush, DO; Roger Pelli, DO; Cheryl Seymour, MD

3:00-4:00pm                    Firearm Safety: Into the Exam Room
                                           James Maier, MD

4:00-5:00pm                    ACOFP Chapter Meeting & 
National Update

Saturday Evening Special Events

4:45-10:00pm                 CAMP MOA: Dinner, Crafts and more activities for kids — FREE! 
                                         (Children must be registered in advance, 3 yrs old and up)

5:00-7:00pm                  Reception Honoring David Scaccia, DO,
                                         Incoming MOA President Hors D’oeuvres & entertainment

Sunday, June 9th, 2019 4.0 Hrs CME

8:00– 9:00 am                Breakfast Lecture: Depression Treatment in Older Adults: Evidence-based Prescribing
                                          Presented by Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD

9:00-10:00 am                Hot Topics: Lyme & Immunizations
                                          Presented by Emil Lesho, DO

10:00-11:00 am             
Considerations in Sexual Health & Wellness
                                         Andy & Yoshi

11:00- 12:00 pm           Diagnostic & Therapeutic Update in Dermatology
                                         Presented by Scott Drew, DO


*Please note: The MOA's professional and public education committee reserves the right to adjust
the program agenda and  speakers as deemed necessary without advance notice.



Thank you to our sponsors!

Medical Mutual Insurance Company of Maine

Injured Workers Pharmacy (IWP)

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Headlight Audiovisual

New England Osteopathic Heritage Center

Macomber, Farr & Whitten

Event Type:Annual Oceanside Convention
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on May 06, 2019.
Regular registration starts on May 07, 2019 and ends on Jun 02, 2019.
Late registration starts on Jun 03, 2019.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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