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MAOFP 2020 Webinar Series

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 your member benefits. Webinars will be offered live as well as recorded and be available as enduring continuing education for one year after the recording date.

Continuing Education:

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. (1 credit each webinar plus 1 credit for completing an outcomes measurement survey for all 5 webinars.)


  • MAOFP Member: Complimentary as part of membership
  • Non-member: $50 per webinar

Not an active member? Join or renew your membership now to participate in these webinars free of charge. MAOFP is offering a 50% off membership dues for the remainder of 2020. Use the discount code MAOFP50 to claim the discounted rate.

Register for Webinar Series

If you are interested in only attending specific webinars, please use the registration links provided below to register for each webinar separately.

Upcoming Webinars:

October Webinar: Osteopathic Tenets in Clinic Practice

October 7 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET

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

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.

November Webinar: Focusing on Physician Wellness

November 12 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET

Presented by: Tina Metropoulos, DO

January 2021 Webinar: Hospital Medicine

January 21 | 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET

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:

Elizabeth Pionk, DO

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.

On-Demand Webinars:

August Webinar: Telemedicine: A Virtual Examination

Watch On-Demand

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.

September Webinar: Alcohol Use Disorder - A Primary Care Update

Watch On-Demand

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


Registrants will receive a reminder email two days prior to the live webinar with a link to download handouts and/or tools provided by the presenter.


The presenters do not have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.  No one on the education planning committee has any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

To receive a certificate for this educational activity, learners must: attend full session and complete the session evaluation. Learners will be able to download a certificate after completing the session evaluation.

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