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    • 19 Aug 2020
    • (UTC-04:00)
    • 21 Jan 2021
    • (UTC-03:00)

    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.


    Telemedicine: A Virtual Examination

    Presented by: Gretchen C. Goltz, DO, CPE

    August 19, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    Alcohol Use Disorder – A Primary Care Update

    Presented by: Kelly Arenz, DO, FASAM

    September 17, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    Osteopathic Tenets in Clinic Practice

    Presented by: Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP

    October 7, 2020, 7-8 pm Eastern


    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.

    • 17 Nov 2020
    • 7:00 PM (UTC-03:00)
    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 8:00 PM (UTC-03:00)

    Focusing on Physician Wellness

    Originally recorded: November 12, 2020

    Presented by: Tina Metropoulos, DO

    This presentation will review the importance and need for physician wellness. It will discuss approaches and ideas to help improve overall well-being and self-care for physician attendees. By the end of the webinar, the attendee should come away with tools to approach their individual wellness with motivation to improve their self-care.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Review the importance of physician wellness, and how well-being of doctors is a key ingredient to sustaining the medical system in our society.
    2. Discuss ways in which the wellness of physicians can be better supported, both on an individual level as well as within a system.
    3. Recognize tools for self-care that may be effective for each member’s own unique situation.
    About the Presenter:

    Tina Metropoulos, DO, is a board-certified Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine physician who practices in Traverse City, MI, at West Front Primary Care.  She currently serves as President of the MAOFP.  Previously, she led the Physician Wellness and Membership Committees, and has taken an active role in the Education Committee.  She also sits on the Women’s Health & Leadership and Health & Wellness Committees within the ACOFP.  Dr. Metropoulos participates in teaching activities with the Family Medicine Residency in Traverse City.  She completed her own residency training at Metro Health in Grand Rapids, MI.  She enjoys giving back to the osteopathic profession through clinical practice, education, serving on her state and national societies, and being an active member of her local community.  Dr. Metropoulos is also a yoga instructor and has had the opportunity to lead sessions at conferences as well as within her local community. She has enjoyed planting roots in Northern Michigan with her husband, Kristian, and two awesome children, Eliana, and Alexander.  She loves exploring the outdoors and counts herself lucky to have found such a beautiful place to grow her family and her practice. 

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

    Hospital Medicine

    January 21, 2021, 7-8 pm Eastern

    Presented by: Elizabeth Pionk, DO

    Common hospital medicine topics will be covered including heart failure, COPD, pneumonia, and bacteremia treatments. Other topics include diarrheal illness, including Salmonella, Shigella, and C. diff.

    After this session, participants will be able to:

    1. Understand optimal heart failure regimens post hospital discharge
    2. Understand optimal COPD regimens post hospital discharge
    3. Recognize treatments for pneumonia, bacteremia, and diarrheal illnesses
    About the Presenter:

    Dr. Libby Pionk is a Board-Certified Family Medicine physician at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City, MI. Dr. Libby serves as the current Medical Director of Hospitalist Services at McLaren Bay Region where she provides care to hospitalized patients within a variety of units, intensive care, critical care, neuro-intensive care, and telemetry. Dr. Libby is a faculty member for the Family Medicine residency program at McLaren Bay Region, focusing instruction for residents and medical students in regards to LGBTQ health as well as care of the hospitalized, critically ill patient. Before joining the hospitalist program at McLaren Bay Region, Dr. Pionk completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biology at Oakland University and her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine. After living in eastern Kentucky (and loving it), she moved to Bay City for her clinical rotations in medical school and to live closer to family. Falling in love with the Great Lakes Bay Region community and McLaren Bay Region, she ultimately stayed in Bay City to continue her professional career. During her off-time, she enjoys golfing, bowling, and traveling with her partner, Maryanne, and caring for their 3 cats: Lucy, Louis, and Charmin.

    • 5 Feb 2021
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • 6 Feb 2021
    • (UTC-03:00)
    • Online

    Earn up to 19 CME credits! Choose to participate in the live broadcast or view session recordings at your convenience. 


    As part of the planning process for the 2021 MAOFP Winter Family Medicine Update, MAOFP surveyed membership and reviewed current and forecasted COVID-19 safe distancing requirements. With these factors in consideration, the Board made the decision to hold this conference online. 

    Attendees will be eligible to earn up to 19 CME credits via an interactive virtual conference platform. Sessions will be a mix of live broadcasts and on-demand sessions. Select sessions will be broadcast on the afternoon/evening of Friday, February 5 and all day on Saturday, February 6. All lecture recordings will be available on-demand for two weeks following the conference. MAOFP is working to partner with our vendors and sponsors to offer our attendees many of the same opportunities to connect with those partners during the conference.


    Following are some of the planned lecture topics. Additional topics may be added. Check back for the full conference agenda.

    Business of Medicine

    • Work-Life Balance
    • Single Payer Systems
    • Telemedicine
    • Liability Concerns

    Women’s Health

    • HRT
    • Breast Health

    Infectious Disease

    • Influenza
    • COVID-19
    Family Practice
    • Immunizations
    • Dermatology
    • Implicit Bias


    • Cannabis From an Addiction Perspective
    • Addiction From a Pain Management Perspective
    • Health Professionals in Recovery



    • $399 through January 15
    • $450 on January 16 or later

    Retired Members / Past Presidents / Lifetime Members:  $225

    Resident and Student Members: $25


    • $575 through January 15
    • $650 on January 16 or later

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