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2017 Convention Syllabus

AOMA 95th Annual Convention

Syllabus and Handouts 

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 -  General and Concurrent Sessions

7:30 am to 8:55 am - Sonora

First Things First - Critical Moments

Darlene Melk, MD


9:10 am to 10:05 am - Sonora

Evaluation of Abnormal LFTs

David Leff, DO


 9:10 am to 10:05 am - Grand

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions

Alphonse Ambrosia, DO, FACC

10:10 to 11:05 am - Sonora

Oral Cancer Screening

Kaycee Walton, DMD


10:10 am to 11:05 am - Grand

Travel Health Update

Joe Zachariah, DO

11:10 am to 12:05 pm

Diabetic Kidney Disease

Elise Barney, DO


11:10 am to 12:05 pm

Role of Autoantibodies in RA

Joy Schechtman, DO

12:15 pm to 1:40 pm - Pavilion

On the High Wire at 2 AM: How Hospice Supports Families (and Doctors) Facing Crisis

Ned Stolzberg, MD


1:55 pm to 2:50 pm - Sonora

The Progression of Prostate Cancer
Screening and Treatment

Dan Gilbert, DO 


1:55 pm to 2:50 pm -Grand

Opioid Dependence in Pregnant Patients

Shefali Gandhi-List, MD

3:05 pm to 4:00 pm - Sonora

Palliative Care: Comfort and Dignity at
End of Life

Rama Kunkle, DO 



3:05 pm to 4:00 pm - Grand

Contraception Choices

Tandra Cadigan, DO 



4:00 pm to 4:55 pm - Sonora

Breast Cancer Treatment for the Primary
Care Physician

Brendan Curley, DO, MPH


4:00 pm to 4:55 pm - Grand

Empowering Pediatric Patients for
Transitions of Care

Brandon Abbott, DO, MPH


Thursday, April 20, 2017 - All General Sessions

7:30 am to 9:25 am - Sierra

Opioid Prescribing - Safe Practice, Changing Lives

John Manfredonia, D.O.

9:55 am to 10:50 am - Sonora

Assistance for Physicians with Addiction and Substance Abuse Issues

Barbara Prah-Wix, DO and Steven Boles, DO

10:55 am to 11:50 am - Sonora

Rise in Heroin Addiction and the Dangers of Fentanyl

Sara Salek, MD and Shana Malone, MS


1:00 pm to 2:25 pm - Sonora

An Episodic Care Model: Strategies for a Successful and Safe Short-Term Medical Relationship

Karen Wright, RN, BSN, ARM, CPHRM
and Joan Porcaro, RN, BSN, MM, CPHRM


2:55 pm to 3:50 pm - Sonora


Dennis Friedman, DO


3:55pm to 4:50 pm - Sonora

AOMA Town Hall: Advocacy and Medicine

Pete Wertheim, AOMA Executive Director



Friday, April 21, 2017 - All General Sessions


7:30 am to 8:25 am

Clinical Approach to LGBTQ Youth

Veenod Chulani, MD


8:30 am to 9:25 am 

Understanding the Transgender Patient

Lorree Ratto, PhD



10:00 am to 10:55 am

Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Arizona: Trends and Treatment

Lisa Villarroel, MD




11:00 am to 11:55 am

Gender Reassignment Considerations: Then & Now

Randall Ricardi, DO



12:00 pm to 1:25 pm

Crews'n Healthmobile - Serving the Needs of Homeless and
Runaway Youth

Veenod Chulani, MD


1:30 pm to 2:25 pm 

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV

A. Kay Kalousek, DO, MS, FACOFP

2:40 pm to 3:55 pm  

DOT Talks - DO Trending Topics


Injection Safety Pocket Card

Injection Safety Checklist


Saturday, April 22, 2017

6:00 am to 7:00 am - Kaibab

Medical Benefits and Practice of Tai Chi

William Robinson, PhD, DPT



Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Concurrent Sessions AM


7:30 am to 7:25 am  - Grand

Understanding the Risk Benefits Ratios of PPIs

Richard Shaughnessy, DO                                  


7:30 am to 9:25 am - Sonora

OMM: Knee and Shoulder

Carlton Richie III, DO


8:30 am to 9:25 am - Grand

How and When to Order Radiology & Imaging for the Primary Care Physician

Rajiv Tangri, DO



9:40 am to 10:35 am - Grand

Tuberculosis: An Emerging Public
Health Threat

Capt. Ha Tang, DO


9:40 am to 11:35 am - Sonora

OMM: Pelvis and a Level Foundation

David Shoup, DO


10:40 am to 11:35 am - Grand

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Bryan Friedman, DO



11:45 am to 1:15 pm - Grand
Clinical Case Competition Luncheon

AOA 1-A CME Credit


Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Concurrent Sessions PM

1:20 pm to 2:15 pm - Grand

2017 Diabetes Update

Allison Peckumn, DO


1:20 pm to 3:15 pm - Sonora

OMM: Acute Infectious Disease

Greg Heller, DO


2:20 pm to 3:15 pm 

Vaccinating Special Populations

Shannon Scott, DO, FACOFP



3:30 pm to 5:00 pm -Grand

Stump the Doc: Medical Knowledge Competition




3:30 pm to 5:00 pm - Sonora

Opioid Prescribing Guidelines and OMM

Susan Steffans, DO and
J. Aaron Allgood, DO


Sunday, April 23, 2017

All General Sessions presented in the Grand Ballroom


8:00 am to 8:55 am

Extreme Weather, Climate, and Health

Matt Roach, MPH


9:00 am to 9:55 am 

What are They Up to Now: An Adolescent Health Update

Fareeda Haamid, DO

10:10 am to 11:05 am

Treating to Optimal Health

Angela DeRosa, DO, MBA, CPE


11:10 am to 12:05 pm 

Is There a Doctor on the Plane? - Responding to an In-Flight
Medical Emergency

David Bryman, DO