Feb 07, 2020 07:00am -
Feb 09, 2020 12:30pm
Portland, ME


Event Description

Maine Osteopathic Association's 2020 Mid-Winter Symposium

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

21.75 AOA Category 1-A /AMA Category 1 Credits

21.75 AAFP Prescribed Credits Anticipated (Application Pending)

Online Registration is now OPEN! Scroll down and click on the "Registration" link.

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Draft Agenda*

Friday, February 7, 2020 Total 7.5 CME Hours
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast Lecture: Addressing Unhealthy Alcohol Use Compassionately, Efficiently and Cost Effectively through routine screening
and meaningful patient conversations.--The "Time to Ask" Blueprint for Practice. -- Presented by Noah Nesin, M.D.; Lindsey Smith, PhD.; Denise O'Connell

8:00- 9:00 am Addressing Vaccine Hesitancy:Inside and Outside the Exam Room -- Presented by Laura Blaisdell, M.D.
9:00- 10:00 am Topics in Women's Mental Health: Choose Your Adventure -- Presented by Katherine Kessler, D.O.
10:00- 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Break (Wellness Floor- Yoga with Jennifer Cooper @10am & 11am)
10:30- 12:00pm MOA Business Meeting & Association Updates (NO CME)
(Wellness Floor--Chair Massage available from 9:30am-11:30am)
12:00- 1:30 PM Lunch Keynote: Cory Fawcett, MD: Financial Success is No Accident -- Sponsored by Baystate Financial
Afternoon Special Event:
2:00-4:00pm Student/Resident Research Symposium-- held in the Casco Bay Exhibit Hall
Diabetes Management Track
1:30- 2:30 pm Update on Lipid Management -- Presented by Stephan Babirak, M.D.
2:30- 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Break (Wellness Floor- Guided Meditation with Julia McDonald @2:30pm )
3:00- 4:00 pm  The Role of Inflammation in Diabetes -- Zach Mazone, D.O.
Medical Economics Track
1:30- 2:30 pm Artificial Intelligence & Medicare Audits -- Edward Roche, PhD., J.D.
2:30- 3:00 pm Exhibit Hall Break
3:00- 4:00 pm  Drafting Effective Appeals & Defending Recoupments -- Thomas Force, Esq.
Plenary Session
4:00-5:00pm Population Health: Updates from Maine's Healthcare Leaders -- The Honorable Gov. Janet Mills Invited, Maine CDC Director Nirav Shah, M.D., DHHS- Lisa LeTourneau, MD, Dir. of Opioid Response Gordon Smith, Esq. -- Watch this session LIVE ON FACEBOOK!
5:00- 6:30 pm Opening Reception & Silent Auction to benefit the Maine Osteopathic Educational Foundation 
Saturday, February 8th, 2020 8.75 CME hours
6am Wellness Floor: Guided Meditation with Julia McDonald 
7:00-8:00 am Breakfast Lecture: Is Acupuncture an Exercise Mimetic? When to consider referring to an acupuncturist for pain
and non-pain related conditions. -- Presented by Zach Haigney, L. Ac.
8:00- 9:15 am (1.25 hours) ACGME Panel Discussion: What it means for YOU! -- Jodie Hermann, D.O.; Emily Redding, D.O.; Eric Hunter Sharp, D.O.
9:15- 10:00 am Exhibit Hall Break (Wellness Floor- Pilates @9:15 with Peter Lakis)
10:00- 11:00 am  Dementia & Retirement from Driving: Smoothing a Path to the Inevitable Decision -- Presented by Thomas Meuser, PhD.
11:00- 12:00 pm Panel Discussion: Physician Practice Models -- An Exploration of the Options Available in Today's Practice of Medicine
Panelists: Leigh "Jack" Forbush, D.O.; Catherine Krouse, D.O.; Victoria Thieme, D.O.; Brian Kaufman, D.O.; Michael Posch, D.O.

12:00 - 1:30 pm Lunch Keynote: Michael Fine, MD: Standing Together:  How Physicians and other Health Care Workers Can Organize Ourselves, Our Colleagues and Our Communities To Build The Health Care System America Needs -- Block By Block, Neighborhood by Neighborhood, and Town by Town.
Saturday Afternoon:
1:30- 2:30 pm The Legal Side of Pain -- Presented by Jennifer Bolen, J.D.
2:30- 3:00 pm Refreshment Break (Wellness Floor-Guided Meditation with Julia McDonald in lecture hall @2:30)
3:00- 4:00 pm Injection Drug Use-Associated Infections: Updates and Models of Care -- Presented by Kinna Thakarar, D.O. 
4:00- 5:00 pm  DEA Update on the Opioid Crisis -- Michael Wardop, DEA Maine Assistant Special Agent
5pm Wellness Floor- Yoga with Jennifer Cooper 
5:00PM Maine Chapter of the ACOFP Chapter Meeting -- ALL Family Medicine Physicians & Residents Welcome
New this year--Following the chapter meeting, please join us for a Family Medicine Mixer with Hors D'oeuvres, Drinks and time to mix and mingle with other Maine FPs!
Special Event: 6:00PM -- Mariner's Hockey vs. Brampton Beast (Tickets $15-- contact MOA to purchase)
Sunday, February 9th, 2020 5.5 Hours of CME 
6am Wellness Floor Pilates with Peter Lakis 
7:15-8:15am Breakfast Lecture: Climate Change on the ground in Medicine -- Jodie Hermann, D.O., MBA
8:15- 9:15 am A Sensible Approach to Erectile Dysfunction in the Primary Care Setting -- Tyler O'Sullivan, D.O.
9:15- 10:15 am Electronic Vapor Products: Resources and Strategies to Address Vaping -- Panelists: Emily Jacobs, D.O.; Christopher Buttarrazzi, M.D.; Victoria Hynes, LCSW
10:15-10:30am  Refreshment Break (Wellness Floor--Chair Massage available from 9:30am-11:30am)
10:30-11:30am Osteopathic Approach to the Pelvic Floor (OMT Lecture & Workshop) -- Presented by Margo Goodman, D.O.
11:30- 1:00 pm  Thyroid/Parathyroid: An Osteopathic Approach (OMT Lecture & Workshop) -- Presented by Kim Tripp, D.O., PhD

*The MOA's professional and public education committee reserves the right to adjust the program agenda as deemed necessary. Some topics and session times may change.

Program Committee Co-Chairs: Jodie Hermann, D.O. & Josephine Conte, D.O.

AOA CME Accreditation: The Maine Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Maine Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 21.75 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extend of the physician’s participation in this activity.

MMET Joint Providership: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and the Maine Osteopathic Association.
The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

American Academy of Family Physicians: Application has been submitted to the AAFP for Category 1 prescribed credits. 21.75 prescribed credits are anticipated for this event.

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Event Type:Conference
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Jan 06, 2020.
Regular registration starts on Jan 07, 2020 and ends on Feb 02, 2020.
Late registration starts on Feb 03, 2020.
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Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 1st Year in Practice MOA Member
Member Fee: $315.00$365.00$415.00
Non-Member Fee: $590.00$640.00$690.00
 2nd Year in Practice MOA Member
Member Fee: $315.00$365.00$415.00
Non-Member Fee: $590.00$365.00$415.00
Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
Non-Member Fee: $0.00$0.00$0.00
 Honorary Life MOA Member
Member Fee: $315.00$365.00$415.00
Non-Member Fee: $590.00$640.00$690.00
Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$50.00
Non-Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$50.00
 Regular Registration for MOA Members & Non-Members
Member Fee: $390.00$440.00$490.00
Non-Member Fee: $590.00$640.00$690.00
 PA/NP/MD Professional Associate MOA Member
Member Fee: $315.00$365.00$415.00
Non-Member Fee: $590.00$640.00$690.00
 Retired MOA Member
Member Fee: $315.00$365.00$415.00
Non-Member Fee: $590.00$640.00$690.00
Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$50.00
Non-Member Fee: $50.00$50.00$50.00