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    • 18 Jun 2020
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    • 1 Oct 2020
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    • 19 Aug 2020
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    • 21 Jan 2021
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    The Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians is pleased to offer the MAOFP 2020 webinar series.  This webinar series is complimentary for MAOFP members as part of MAOFP's member benefits.  Webinars will be offered live as well as recorded and available as enduring continuing education for one year after the recording date.


    August:

    Telemedicine: A Virtual Examination

    Presented by: Gretchen C. Goltz, DO, CPE

    August 19, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    September:

    Alcohol Use Disorder – A Primary Care Update

    Presented by: Kelly Arenz, DO, FASAM

    September 17, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    October:

    Osteopathic Tenets in Clinic Practice

    Presented by: Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP

    October 7, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    November:

    Focusing on Physician Wellness

    Presented by: Tina Metropoulos, DO

    November 12, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    January 2021:

    Hospital Medicine

    Presented by: Elizabeth Pionk, DO

    January 21, 2021, 7-8 pm Eastern

    The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Michigan Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 6 of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

    • 19 Aug 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-04:00)
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    Telemedicine: A Virtual Examination

    August 19, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern



    Many physicians do not perform physical examinations virtually. This presentation will illustrate what can be done and how rewarding a complete virtual exam can be for the patient and the physician.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand what can be done during a virtual physical examination.
    2. List what limitations exist with the virtual physical examination.
    3. Explain the benefits of remote monitoring devices to the exam.
    About the Presenter:


    Dr. Gretchen Goltz enjoyed practicing as a family physician for 19 years in West Michigan before making a career change in November 2019.  She is now a Medical Director with Provider Engagement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. She is enjoying the challenge of healthcare from a different perspective. She is married to a firefighter and has two grown children.

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

    • 17 Sep 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-04:00)
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    Alcohol Use Disorder – A Primary Care Update

    September 17, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    Presented by: Kelly Arenz, DO, FASAM


    Overview of alcohol use disorder including screening, treatment, and relapse prevention in a case based format.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Define alcohol use disorder
    2. Identify treatment option for alcohol use disorder
    3. Prescribe medication for relapse prevention
    About the Presenter:


    Kelly Arenz DO is the Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency at St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Brighton, Michigan. She is also board certified in Addiction Medicine, which is a clinical area of interest. A graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she is a lifelong Michigander.

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

    • 7 Oct 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
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    Osteopathic Tenets in Clinic Practice

    October 7, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    Presented by: Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP


    This 45-minute presentation will focus on the history of osteopathy as it applies to Women’s Health and discuss how the osteopathic tenets can be both applied in both aspirational and practical ways to modern women’s health. By the end of this presentation, the learner should come away with a clearer understanding of why and how osteopathic tenets matter when trying to provide the best individualized care to each woman we encounter.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Discuss the historical importance of osteopathic physicians who have impacted our modern approaches to healthcare
    2. Recall the four osteopathic tenets and their central role in an osteopathic approach to patient care
    3. Identify how these tenets translate into tangible and visible behaviors which demonstrate our osteopathic identity
    About the Presenter:


    Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP serves as Residency Program Director and Chief of the Department of Family Medicine at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Michigan. Nationally, he serves on the Board of Governors for the ACOFP. His leadership roles align closely with his passion for osteopathic medical education in both the undergraduate and graduate arenas. He wishes to get programs to ‘think different’ when it comes to teaching and learning. He has received numerous awards including being named the 2018 Family Physician of the Year and receiving the 2019 Master Preceptor Award from the ACOFP as well as the being named to the AOA Osteopathic Mentor Hall of Fame twice. Dr. Misra has two daughters, Asha & Nisha who simultaneously manage to astound, outwit and embarrass him with startling frequency.

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

    • 12 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
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    Focusing on Physician Wellness

    November 12, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    Presented by: Tina Metropoulos, DO


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





    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
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    Hospital Medicine

    January 21, 2021, 7-8 pm Eastern


    Presented by: Elizabeth Pionk, DO


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


    • 4 Feb 2021
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    • 7 Feb 2021
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    • Boyne Mountain Resort


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