2019 Convocation

 

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Leading, Expanding and Cutting:
The edges of Osteopathic Medicine

March 13-17, 2019
Rebecca E. Giusti, DO, program chair
Rosen Shingle Creek
Orlando, Florida

The AAO’s 2019 Convocation highlighted how technology and research are demonstrating the importance and efficacy of osteopathic medicine. Osteopathic medicine has never been as relevant as it is today. Despite the many changes in the landscape of health care, osteopathic medicine continues to emerge and expand as a crucial component of comprehensive patient care everywhere.

The 2019 Convocation’s lectures presented cutting-edge research, a way of reimagining osteopathic principles and practice with dynamic imaging and the innovative ways that our students are learning.  Breakout sessions provided opportunities to learn new techniques and protocols for managing common medical conditions in a variety of environments. Overall, we hope that attendees were invigorated with a sense of where the profession is heading and how they are a key part of this dynamic and evolving field.

Continuing Medical Education Reporting
Using the white tickets attendees returned in the boxes outside each event, AAO staff will collate continuing medical education credits. A full report will be submitted to the American Osteopathic Association within 60 days of the close of Convocation (approximately May 17). Please check your online reports at the beginning of June to confirm all credits were reported correctly. If you have any questions about the CME you earned, contact AAO Event Planner Gennie Watts at GWatts@academyofosteopathy.org

The AAO anticipates the 2019 Convocation will be approved for as many as 35.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME: 

Lectures and workshops (Thursday through Sunday), 24 credits
Evening With the FAAOs (Wednesday), 2 credits
Evening With the Stars (Wednesday), 2 credits
Judging the LBORC-NUFA posters (Thursday), 1 credit
LBORC research forum (Thursday), 1.5 credits
Evening With the Stars and Stripes (Thursday), 2 credits
Conclave of Fellows (Saturday), 2 credits
Judging the A. Hollis Wolf Competition (Saturday), 1 credit

CME Certificates
If you need a CME certificate, contact Amber Rausch, the AAO's postdoctoral education liaison and CME coordinator, at ARausch@academyofosteopathy.org or at (317) 879-1881 after CME has been reported to the AOA.

SPEAKERS

More than 40 physicians and subject matter experts shared their insights with attendees at the 2019 Convocation. Speaker handouts and presentations will be posted online as they are received.

Titles that appear in red indicate items available to download.

Lawrence M. Barnard, DO
Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. resident lecture: “A Brief Overview of Regenerative Medicine Highlighting Recent Changes in FDA’s focus on Stem Cell Clinics”

David R. Boesler, DO
Saturday, March 16
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “10-Minute Structural Assessment and Treatment”

P. Gunnar Brolinson, DO
Friday, March 15
8 a.m. physician lecture: “Concussion Research Update: Why OMT Is Necessary for Our Athletes”
2 and 4 p.m. physician breakout sessions: "OMT for Concussion"

Blaise M. Costa, MPharm, PhD  
Thursday, March 14
8:05 a.m. physician lecture: “Effects of CV4 on Rodent Model of Alzheimer’s Disease”

Wm. Thomas Crow, DO, FAAO
Friday, March 15
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Ligamentous Articular Strain of the Pelvis and Lower Extremities”

Francois (Frank) Cyr, MBA
Thursday, March 14
4:30 p.m. student lecture: “Private Osteopathic Medical Practice: Is It for You?”

Brian F. Degenhardt, DO
Sunday, March 17
10 a.m. physician and student lecture: “DO-Touch.Net Update”

Dennis J. Dowling, DO, MA, FAAO
Friday, March 15
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Facilitated Positional Release: Fast Practical Results for Difficult Conditions”

Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA
Friday, March 15
8 a.m. and 10 a.m. student breakout session: “Lymphatic and Fluid Balanced Ligamentous Tension” (download handout)
Saturday, March 16
8 a.m. student breakout session: Magoun Memorial FAAO/NUFA Forum

David B. Fuller, DO, FAAO
Wednesday, March 13
7 p.m. Evening With the FAAOs: “‘Elementary, my Dear Watson’—Finding ‘Osteopathic Edges’ in Patient Care”

Rebecca E. Giusti, DO
Thursday, March 14
8 a.m. physician lecture: Welcome and introducation

Lilia Gorodinsky, DO
Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. resident lecture: “Malpractice”

Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO
Saturday, March 16
1 p.m. student lecture: Harold A. Blood, DO, FAAO, Memorial Lecture­— “The Joy in Our Hands: Osteopathy as the Key to Lifelong Practice Satisfaction”

Stefan Hagopian, DO, FAAO
Friday, March 15
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Carpal Tunnel Considerations in Osteopathic Treatment of the Wrist”

Malinda M. Hansen, DO
Friday, March 15
2 and 4 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “Give Me Some of That Deep Shoulder Action”

Kurt P. Heinking, DO, FAAO
Wednesday, March 13
7 p.m. Evening With the FAAOs: “An Osteopathic Edge in Low Back Pain”
Thursday, March 14
2:30 and 4:30 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “The Strachan Model in Action”
Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. Conclave of Fellows: “B-sides of Osteopathy: Do you really KNOW your FAAO?”

R. Mitchell Hiserote, DO
Thursday, March 14
2:30 and 4:30 physician breakout sessions: “Intention in Our Work”

Gregory C. Hollick, DO
Saturday, March 16
12:30 and 3 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “OMT for Recovery”
For privacy reasons, Dr. Hollick's presentation will not be available for download.

Robert W. Hostoffer, DO,LhD, FAAP, FACOP, FACOI, FCCP
Saturday, March 14
8 a.m. student breakout session: “Scholar 4”
10 a.m. student breakout session: “Scholar Specific: Case Reports”
3 p.m. physician breakout session: "Faculty Development Workshop: How to Develop an Osteopathic Scholarly Culture"
Sunday, March 17
8 a.m. physician and student lecture: “Is Osteopathic Scholarly Work Possible?”

Annette E. Hulse, DO
Thursday, March 14
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Introduction to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field”

Carrie R. Janiski, DO, MS, ATC, NASM-PES
Friday, March 15
2 and 4 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “An Experience of Mind, Body, Spirit”

David M. Kanze, DO
Friday, March 15
2 p.m. student lecture: “An Osteopathic Approach to the Kinetic Chain”

Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, FAAO, FCA
Thursday, March 14
9:30 a.m. physician lecture: “Update on Research in Plagiocephaly”
2:30 and 4:30 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “Plagiocephaly Protocol”

Yein Lee, DO
Friday, March 15
11:45 a.m. physician lecture: Forum—“Innovations in Education: How Our Students Are Learning”
2 and 4 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “Give Me Some of That Deep Shoulder Action”

Angela Lim, DO
Thursday, March 14
3:30 p.m. student lecture: “Fascial Distortion Model: Changing Paradigms and Expanding Your Toolbox” Saturday, March 16
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Fascial Distortion Model Applied to the Ankle and Foot”

Kenneth J. Lossing, DO
Thursday, March 14
8:45 a.m. physician lecture: “Visceral Motion: The Evidence”
2:30 and 4:30 physician breakout sessions: “Visceral Motion: The Evidence”

Brian Loveless, DO
Thursday, March 14
10:15 a.m. physician lecture: “In-Patient OMT”
2:30 and 4:30 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “In-Patient OMT”
Sunday, March 17
11 a.m. physician lecture: “Osteopathic Medicine at the Crossroads: How Do We Succeed?”

Mary Ann Magoun, DO
Saturday, March 16
12:30 a.m. physician breakout session: “Advances in Autism Through an Osteopathic Lens”

David C. Mason, DO, MBA, FACOFP
Friday, March 15
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “HVLA and Articulatory Techniques or Rib Somatic Dysfunction”

Thomas A. Moorcroft, DO
Thursday, March 14
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Introduction to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field”

Alexandra Myers, DO
Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. physician lecture: “Osteopathy Abroad”
For privacy reasons, Dr. Myers’ presentation is not available to download.
12:30 and 3 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “OMT Without Limits”

Bobby Nourani, DO
Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. physician lecture: “Coccydynia: Evaluation and Management”
12:30 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “Coccydynia: Osteopathic Considerations in Treatment”
Sunday, March 17
9 a.m. physician and student lecture: “Multiple Modality Care for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Quality Improvement Project”

Victor Nuño, DO
Thursday, March 14
1:40 p.m. student lecture: “ABC’s of Osteopathic Medicine: How to Organize Your Patient Approach”
Friday, March 15
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “ABC’s of Osteopathic Medicine”

Brian Patrick Peppers, DO, PhD
Thursday, March 14
8 a.m. student breakout session: “Scholar 4”
10 a.m. student breakout session: “Scholar Specific: Case Reports”
Saturday, March 16
3 p.m. physician breakout session: “Faculty Development Workshop: How to Develop an Osteopathic Scholarly Culture”

Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS-EdL, FNAOME
Friday, March 15
11 a.m. physician lecture: “Exploring the Neurobiology of Mind-Body-Spirit Unity”

Gianfranco Pizzolorusso, DO (Italy)
Friday, March 15
10:15 a.m. physician lecture: “OMT in the NICU: A New Frontier in Osteopathic Medicine”
2 and 4 p.m. physician breakout sessions: "OMT in the NICU and Infants"

Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO
Saturday, March 16
12:30 p.m. physician breakout session: “Faculty Development Workshop: Strategies for Successfully Implementing ACGME Osteopathic Recognition”

Jesus Sanchez Jr., DO
Thursday, March 14
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Waking the Hands: A Palpation Lab” Friday, March 15
11:45 a.m. physician lecture: Forum—“Innovations in Education: How Our Students Are Learning”
Saturday, March 16
12:30 and 3 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “TMJ Techniques for the Office”

Richard G. Schuster, DO
Thursday, March 14
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Scoliosis”
Friday, March 15
4:15 p.m. student lecture: “Osteopathic Approach to Scoliosis”

Eric Snider, DO
Friday, March 15
11:45 a.m. physician lecture: Forum—“Innovations in Education: How Our Students Are Learning”

Scott Evan Spagnolo-Hye, DO
Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. resident lecture: “Leadership in the Academy”

Joel D. Stein, DO, FAAO
Saturday, March 16
9 a.m. resident lecture: “Optimizing Clinical Efficacy Utilizing ICD-10 and CPT Billing and Coding”

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAODist
Friday, March 15
1 p.m. student lecture: “Finding the Area of Greatest Restriction / Sequencing Strategy”
Saturday, March 16
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Osteopathic Clinical Problem-Solving”

A. Hope Tobey, DO
Thursday, March 14
2:30 and 4:30 physician breakout sessions: “Techniques That May Enhance the Glymphatic System and the Clearance of the Brain”

Kevin Treffer, DO
Friday, March 15
11:45 a.m. physician lecture: Forum—“Innovations in Education: How Our Students Are Learning”
2 and 4 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “HVLA Techniques”

Damon Matthew Whitfield, DO
Saturday, March 16
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Rapid Nutrient Assessments and Cervical HVLA Techniques for the Hospital and Office Setting”

Nathan Patrick Widboom, DO
Saturday, March 16
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Cranial Approach to Sinus Congestion”

Frank H. Willard, PhD
Thursday, March 14
2:30 p.m. student lecture: “Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Head Trauma”
Friday, March 15
8 a.m. physician lecture: “Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Head Trauma”
2 and 4 p.m. physician breakout sessions: “Case-Based Anatomy and Pathophysiology of Head Trauma”

Pamela Wilson, DO
Saturday, March 16
8 a.m. physician lecture: “Living Anatomy: Implications of Respiration”

Kimberly J. Wolf, DO
Thursday, March 14
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Osteopathic Approach to Pediatric GI Complaints”

Sheldon C. Yao, DO
Thursday, March 14
8 and 10 a.m. student breakout sessions: “Concussion and OMT (Sports Medicine): Screening and Treating”

News

2019 AOF/AAO Outstanding OMM Resident

Nominate an outstanding resident for the 2019 AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Deadline: May 10

Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, Receives Distinguished Service Award

Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, of Smithtown, New York, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.

Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO, Receives Distinguished Service Award

Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO, of East Lansing, Michigan, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.