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2016 Convention Syllabus

AOMA 94th Annual Convention

Syllabus and Handouts 

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 -  General and Concurrent Sessions

 7:30 am to 9:00 am - Sonora

The Eating Conundrum

Deanna Minich, PhD


9:30 am to 10:30 am - Sonora

Oncology Update

Brendan Curley, D.O., MPH



9:30 am to 10:30 am - Grand

Motivational Interviewing

Gregory Petersburg, D.O.

10:30 to 11:30 am - Sonora

Substance Abuse in Pilots

David Bryman, D.O. 


10:30 am to 11:30 am - Grand


Deanna Minich, PhD


11:30 am to 1:30pm - Pavilion

Nutrition Plans in Disease Management and Prevention

Sharon Day, RD

Stephanie Paver, RD

1:45 pm to 2:45 pm - Sonora

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Alphonse Ambrosia, D.O.


1:45 pm to 2:45 pm -Grand

OTC Drugs and Herbal Supplements

Dawn Gerber, PharmD

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Sonora

Rethinking Irritable Bowel Syndrome

David Leff, D.O.


3:00 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand

Current Treatments in Sports Medicine

Joel Sellers, D.O.

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Sonora

Update on Breast Cancer Risk Assessment

Mary Cianfrocca, D.O. 



4:00 pm to 5:00 pm - Grand

Promoting Oral Health

Tony Hashemian, DDS


Thursday, April 14, 2016 - All General Sessions

7:30 am to 9:00 am - Sierra

Opioid Prescribing - Safe Practice, Changing Lives

John Manfredonia, D.O.

9:30 am to 11:00 am - Sonora

D.O.T. Talks



11:00 am to 12:00 noon - Sonora

Leadership Healthcare

Robert Trenschel, D.O., MPH


1:15 pm to 2:15 pm - Sonora

Responding to an Investigation of the Board

Stephen Myers, JD, LLM



2:45 pm to 4:15 pm - Sonora

The "F" Word

Brent Gear, D.O.


4:15 pm to 5:15 pm - Sonora

What NOT to Say to Patients

Pamela Johnson, RN




Friday, April 15, 2016 - All General Sessions


7:30 am to 8:30 am

The Patient Experience

Joshua Rosenberg, D.O.


8:30 am to 9:30 am 

Update on Multiple Sclerosis

Jeffrey Gitt, D. O.


10:00 am to 11:00 am

New and Emerging Trends in Toxicology

Keith Boesen, PharmD


11: 00 am to 12:30 pm 

Clinical Case Competition Luncheon - NO SLIDES OR HANDOUTS


12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Medicare and End-of-Life Care

Gobi Paramanandam, M.D.


2:00 pm to 3:00 pm 

Illicits: Current Fads in Street Drugs

Gwen Levitt, D.O.

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm  

Clinical Decision Support Systems

Stephen Ruffenach, D.O.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

6:00 am to 7:00 am - Kaibab

Walk with the Doc: Patient-Centered Physical Activity

Brent Gear. D.O. 


pdf handout


Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Concurrent Sessions AM


7:30 am to 8:30 am  - Grand

Science of Migraines

Eric Eross, D.O.                                   


8:00 am to 9:30 am - Sonora

OMM: Treatment of Shoulder Pain
w/ Ultrasound

Deborah Heath, D.O. &
Inder Makin, M.D.



8:30 am to 9:30 am - Grand

Updated Guidelines for Atrial fibrillation

Chad Link, D.O.



10:00 am to 11:30 am

OMM: Treatment of Shoulder Pain
w/ Ultrasound

Deborah Heath, D.O. &
Inder Makin, M.D.


9:45 am to 10:45 am

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Bryan Friedman, D.O.



10:45 am to 11:45 am

Valley Fever

Craig Rundbaken, D.O.





11:45 am to 1:15 pm - Pavilion
Poster Session Judging

AOA 2-B CME Credit



12:00 pm to 12:45 pm - Grand

Sponsored Luncheon: Walser Wealth Management


Saturday, April 16, 2016 - Concurrent Sessions PM

1:15 pm to 2:15 pm - Grand

Why We Do What We D.O.

Panel of D.O.s


2:15 pm to 3:15 pm - Grand

Therapy Dogs

Brendan Curley, D.O.


1:45 pm to 3:15 pm - Sonora

OMM: Still Techniques for Extremities
Not in the Current Book

Richard Geshel, D.O.

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm -Grand

Best Practices for Effectively Precepting Osteopathic Medical Students

Sharon Obadia, D.O.

Lise McCoy, EdD


3:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Sonora

An Osteopathic Approach to Performing Arts Medicine

David Shoup, D.O. 


Sunday, April 17, 2016

All General Sessions presented in the Grand Ballroom


8:00 am to 9:00 am

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness for U.S. Hospitals

Ha Tang, D.O.


9:00 am to 10:00 am 

Native American Peoples and End-of-Life Care

Bridget Stiegler, D.O.

10:15 am to 11:15 am

Impact of the Gastrointestinal Microbiome on Diabesity

Filomena Trindade, M.D., MPH


11:15 am to 12:15 pm 

History, Facts, and Research Surrounding Umbilical Cord Blood

Charis Ober

Jennifer Botsford, MSPH