May 8, 2015

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Interns, Residents and New Physicians Program

The 116th Annual Spring Scientific Convention will once again feature an Interns, Residents and New Physicians Program. The program will be on Friday, 1:30-4:30 pm and will be moderated by the sagacious, Dr. Adam Hunt. Sessions will include:   

Employment: With Susan Sanford, JD, Independent Healthcare Consultant

Professional Liability 101: With Cheryl Vaupel, Director, Business Development-The Doctors Company

Fellows Panel Discussion: With Hazem Malas, Cardiology Fellow, McLaren Oakland

Tiffany Jarois, IM PGY-3, Genesys, Stephanie Betts, Family Practice/Sports Medicine Botsford


The program will offer light snacks and appetizers, as well as a raffle with an assortment of gift cards...with the usual caveat that you must be present to win. 

Opioid Sessions 
This year's convention will feature a series of compelling discussions on opioid abuse issues. "We will have specialists in different areas of medicine offering various perspectives on appropriate prescribing of opioids. We will be looking at different approaches based on their patients' needs" said Dr. Lawrence Prokop, MOA Board member. This year's convention will feature sessions dedicated to the issue of pain management and issues with opioid abuse. Saturday afternoon will feature the following sessions: 
  • Pain Management 
  • Diagnosing, Treating, and Monitoring Different Types of Pain
  • Opioid Controversies 
  • Emergency Room Opioids, Heroin and New Naloxone Law
  • Naloxone Reversal
Be sure to add these sessions to your agenda and we will see you in Dearborn!

Dr. Robbins Featured at MSUCOM Events


As the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) saw the class of 2015 graduate, the president of the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) Dr. Myral Robbins had the honor of participating in both the graduation ceremonies and the annual awards dinner.

At the awards dinner Dr. Robbins was able to present Rachel Punke, D.O., with the Outstanding Graduating Senior Award. Dr. Punke was indeed outstanding and her background went beyond exemplary grades and included two trips Peru as part of the MSUCOM program that performs clinical work and research in villages along the Amazon basin.

Dr. Robbins' work was not complete as the next night she had the pleasure of giving comments on behalf of the MOA at the MSUCOM Hooding and Commencement Ceremony. The event was held at the Breslin Center with over 300 graduates. "The occasion was a wonderful opportunity to offer my congratulations to the amazing MSUCOM graduates on behalf of the MOA. I was energized by seeing all those smiling faces and it made me feel confident in the future of our profession" said Dr. Robbins. The MOA would like to extend our congratulations to all of the graduates of MSUCOM and wish them the best of luck on their journey. 
NMOA/MOA Hosts Beach Bums Outing
The Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association (NMOA) and the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) have teamed together for a wonderful outing to hang out at the ballpark for a Traverse City Beach Bums game. The event is May 23 as the Beach Bums face the Windy City Thunderbolts in a game that will also feature a "Some Gave All Memorial Day Tribute" pre-game ceremony.
What: MOA & NMOA gathering at the Traverse City Beach Bums 
When: Saturday, May 23 at 7:05 p.m. 
Cost: $15.00 per person (Tickets will be at Will Call)
Click HERE to reserve a seat. 
Special thanks to Dr. David Best for hosting the event. 
AMOA Raffle in Dearborn 

The Advocates for the American Osteopathic Association (AMOA) will be holding a raffle at the 116th Annual Spring Scientific Convention. This year marks the 71st meeting of the AMOA and we are hoping attendees thank the advocates for their efforts in promoting osteopathic medicine and volunteering for programs such as Mini Medical School and the Distracted Driver Awareness program. And by "thanking" we mean buying a raffle ticket as the proceeds go towards supplies for the wonderful programs they take into the community. 
Oriental Medicine and OMM at the Kellogg Hotel 

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA), in conjunction with the Michigan State University Institute of International Health (MSU IIH), are sponsoring a lecture on Oriental Medicine and OMM at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center in East Lansing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (4 CME, luncheon).


Korean physician Joon-shik Shin, PhD, K.M.D. (Korean Medicine Doctor), Founder and Chairperson of Jaseng Hospital and Foundation will speak on Korean traditional medicine, specializing in spine disorder, joint and shoulder with using manual medicine, acupuncture, and herbal medicine. Jaseng has developed Motion Style Acupuncture Treatment (MSAT), which published its clinical experiment on effectiveness of MSAT in treating acute back pain in PAIN Magazine. Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine has 17 hospitals in Korea and seven clinics in the United States of America. In 2013, Dr. Shin's treatment was introduced to American Osteopathic Association members during OMED 2013. Dr. Shin would like to share his treatment using acupuncture, MSAT, its background and hands-on experiences with osteopathic physicians. 

As part of the program, Mary Goldman, D.O. will demonstrate techniques in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM), a specialized medical technique developed by osteopathic physicians for hands-on diagnosis, treatment and prevention of illness and injuries. 

Register online HERE
Dr. Donna Moyer Receives AOCR Fellowship

Donna R. Moyer, DO, of Perrinton, MI, has received Fellowship from the American Osteopathic College of Radiology (AOCR). Dr. Moyer is Chief of Radiology with Kellam and Associates, P.C. at Carson City Hospital in Carson City, MI. She is sponsored for fellowship by David A. Kellam, DO, FAOCR. Since becoming an Active Member of the AOCR in 1994, Dr. Moyer has served as a member of various committees, including the Committee to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Membership Committee. Dr. Moyer has also been active in the Michigan Osteopathic Association. She served as President of the organization from 2009-2010 and was an MOA Trustee from 2003-2012

To register online, click here:  116th Annual Spring Convention
MSUCOM Division of Geriatrics News

Our friends at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM), Division of Geriatrics would like to share their spring newsletter. The issue features a message from Carol L. Monson, DO, MS, Project Director who writes about the upcoming projects that will add geriatric content to 3rd year medical school curriculum. To access a PDF of the newsletter, click HERE
May - June

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Todd Ross
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