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The Program at a Glance is continually updated. All times are list in Eastern Standard Time.

Thursday, July 29, 2021
2:00 - 6:00 PM Registration Open
2:45 - 3:00 PM Welcome
3:00 - 4:00 PM

Educational Session TBA

4:00 - 5:00 PM

Educational Session TBA

5:00 - 5:15 PM

Break

5:15 - 6:15 PM

Educational Session TBA

6:15 - 7:15 PM

Educational Session TBA


Friday, July 30, 2021
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
7:30 - 8:00 AM

Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Educational Session TBA

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Education Session TBA

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Break with Exhibitors

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Educational Session TBA

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Pediatric Dermatology

Katherine Foster, DO

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors

Mentor Program Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM

End of Palliative Care

Shikha Kalra, DO

2:15 - 3:15 PM

Evaluating and Treating Cognitive Decline - There is Hope!

Michael Zielinski, DO

3:15 - 3:45 PM

Break with Exhibitors

3:45 - 4:45 PM

Direct Primary Care - Rediscovering Whole Patient Care

Michael Eggebrecht, DO

4:45 - 5:45 PM

Update in Management of Migraine Disorders

Amanda S. Nies, DO

6:30 - 9:00 PM

MAOFP Summer Fest

Attendees, guests and exhibitors are invited!


Saturday, July 31, 2021
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Open
7:00 - 8:00 AM
MAOFP General Membership Meeting and Breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 AM

Geriatric Assessments for the Family Physician

Stacey Ruff, DO

9:00 - 10:00 AM

Elder Abuse

Stacey Ruff, DO

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Break with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters

10:30 - 11:30 AM

Cultural Considerations of Vaccine Hestiancy

Victoria Torgler, DO

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Educational Session TBA

12:30 - 1:15 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters

1:15 - 2:15 PM

General Dermatology

Katherine Foster, DO

2:15 - 2:45 PM

Break with Exhibitors and Poster Presenters

2:45 - 4:45 PM

OMT Without the Table

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP

4:45 - 5:45 PM
Poster Awards and Poster Presenter Reception
6:30 - 8:00 PM

President's Reception

Sponsored by MSUCOM


Sunday, August 1, 2021
7:00 - 7:45 AM Fun Run/Walk
7:00 - 10:00 AM
Registration
7:00 - 7:45 AM

Wellness Breakfast

7:45 - 8:45 AM

Educational Session TBA

8:45 - 9:45 AM

Educational Session TBA

9:45 - 10:45 AM

The Case for Compassion in Improving the Patient's Experience

Lee Begrow, DO, FAAFP

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Closing Remarks


   Session Information                  

Pediatric Dermatology

Katherine Foster, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

This lecture will focus on common conditions seen in the pediatric population and treatments (and treatment pearls) in the primary care setting. Conditions such as atopic dermatitis, psoriasis, molluscum, and warts will be discussed. We will also review birthmarks and when to refer to a specialist.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recognize the difference between psoriasis and eczema and how to treat each.
  2. Identify treatment pearls for in office and OTC management of warts and molluscum.
  3. Identify when a "birthmark" needs further work up and/or treatment.
Kate Foster is board certified in both dermatology and pediatric dermatology. She graduated from the University of Iowa and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her post-graduate training in the Detroit area. Her internship and dermatology residency was through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine/Botsford Hospital (2014). She then completed a fellowship in pediatric dermatology through Henry Ford Hospital (2015). She practiced in Metro Detroit and Seattle, WA before settling in Grand Rapids. She is currently in a dermatology group private practice primarily caring for pediatric patients, as she is one of only two pediatric dermatologists serving West Michigan.

Evaluating and Treating Cognitive Decline - There is Hope!

Michael Zielinski, DO

This lecture will focus on the Bredesen approach to halt and even reverse cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the functional medicine approach to cognitive issues based on the Bredesen protocol.
  2. Develop a diagnostic approach to determine the possible underlying causes for cognitive decline.
  3. Develop a treatment approach to address the contributing factors to cognitive decline.

Dr. Michael Zielinski has been a board-certified primary care physician for decades, and in 2015 realized that his patients knew more about diet and supplements than he did. Michael decided at that time to enroll in the Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona under the direction of Dr. Andrew Weil. He completed the Fellowship in 2017 and has incorporated Integrative and Functional Medicine approaches into his practice ever since. It has been career changing!  

Direct Primary Care - Rediscovering Whole Patient Care
Michael Eggebrecht, DO

In this education session, Dr. Eggebrecht will give an overview of direct primary care and how his traditional family practice went through this transition in 2017. He will review the basic tenets of direct primary care and how it can be a win-win for the patient and the physician.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Compare the differences between direct primary care and concierge medicine.
  2. Describe the basic structure of a direct primary care office.
  3. Discuss the benefits of direct primary care to the patient and the physician.

Dr. Mike Eggebrecht is a 1990 graduate of MSU-COM and is a board certified family physicians with Family Physicians of St. Joseph, P.C. in St. Joseph, Michigan. He has been a partner in this independent family practice since 1993. His practice was a traditional independent family practice until transitioning to the Direct Primary Care Model in 2017. He and his partners have been able to successfully navigate this transition while bringing cost effective primary care to their community.

Update in Management of Migraine Disorders
Amanda S. Nies, DO

In this session, we will revisit the diagnosis and treatment of migraine with plans to explore the new abortive and preventative options available.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of migraine.
  2. List traditional oral therapies.
  3. Analyze the new CGRP class.
  4. Discuss the role of injectable options and non-pharmaceutical interventions.

Dr. Amanda Nies is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Neis trained and practiced in East Michigan before re-locating to Holland, Michigan where she practices both out and in patient general neurology.

Geriatric Assessments for the Family Physician
Stacey Ruff, DO

This session will be a review of how to do a Geriatric Assessment in a timely manner, geared towards busy Family Physicians. it will include an overview of Medicare Wellness exams, cognitive testing and practice pearls.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. State the components of a Geriatric Assessment, and how it is compared to a Medicare Wellness Exam.
  2. Identify basic cognitive screening tests.
  3. Discuss the importance of functional assessments in our Geriatric patient population, including some OMM recommendations.

Dr. Ruff graduated from MSUCOM and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland before pursuing a Geriatric Fellowship at Beaumont Royal Oak. She is a practicing Geriatrician at the Beaumont Geriatric Assessment Center in Berkley, and has experience as a Hospice Medical Director. She is the current Assistant Program Director for the Geriatric Fellowship, and is involved at both MSU and OUWB as Clinical Faculty.

Elder Mistreatment (Abuse)
Stacey Ruff, DO

This session will be an overview of identifying elder mistreatment, some short case examples, and what our role is as Family Physicians in reporting/how to report in MI.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify signs of Elder Abuse in our patients.
  2. Discuss what our roles are as Family Physicians.
  3. Articulate how to report cases of suspected abuse in MI.

Dr. Ruff graduated from MSUCOM and went on to complete her Family Medicine Residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland before pursuing a Geriatric Fellowship at Beaumont Royal Oak. She is a practicing Geriatrician at the Beaumont Geriatric Assessment Center in Berkley, and has experience as a Hospice Medical Director. She is the current Assistant Program Director for the Geriatric Fellowship, and is involved at both MSU and OUWB as Clinical Faculty.

Cultural Considerations of Vaccine Hesitancy
Victoria Torgler, DO

In this session, we will be discussing the history of vaccine development and recommendations, as well as vaccine safety through the lens of the various cultures found in Michigan. Understanding the cultural background of your patients and how they relate to trust in the healthcare, specifically lack of trust in vaccines.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Understand the history of vaccine development and recommendations to be able to educate your patients.
  2. Understand the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
  3. Start to develop an understanding of how various cultures and religions think about vaccines and the American Health Care System

Dr. Torgler is an ATSU-KCOM and St. Joseph Mercy-Livingston Family Medicine Residency graduate. After fulfilling her NHSC scholarship requirement, she was able to transition to continuing clinical care while focusing on her passion for teaching, which includes mission trips teaching at the medical schools in Northern Macedonia. Currently she is doing telemedicine from home and is an Assistant Clinical Professor for the MSU-COM Macomb Campus.

General Dermatology

Katherine Foster, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

This lecture will focus on management of cutaneous concerns in the adult population. We will review what to look for while evaluating your patient's skin during their annual wellness exam, what needs biopsied, and when to refer to dermatology. We will also discuss cutaneous findings of COVID.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Review the appearance of basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma skin cancers.
  2. Review when a patient needs a skin cancer evaluation by a dermatologist.
  3. Compare the variety of skin findings that are associated with COVID.
Kate Foster is board certified in both dermatology and pediatric dermatology. She graduated from the University of Iowa and Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her post-graduate training in the Detroit area. Her internship and dermatology residency was through Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine/Botsford Hospital (2014). She then completed a fellowship in pediatric dermatology through Henry Ford Hospital (2015). She practiced in Metro Detroit and Seattle, WA before settling in Grand Rapids. She is currently in a dermatology group private practice primarily caring for pediatric patients, as she is one of only two pediatric dermatologists serving West Michigan.

OMT Without the Table
Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP

This session will be focused on identifying and demonstrating techniques for OMT which are possible when either a table is not present or not feasible to use. Learners will be reacquainted with the basic laws of articular motion and then led through a number of techniques for the spine at different levels. Additional techniques related to extremities and viscerosomatic issues will be demonstrated as well.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Recall Fryette's Principles of Spinal Motion
  2. Review Indirect and Direct technique mechanisms
  3. Discuss and perform techniques related to the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spines.

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP is the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine at AT Still University; he also serves as Core Faculty 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 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 Case for Compassion in Improving the Patient's Experience
Lee Begrow, DO, FAAFP

In this session, we will explore the important role of empathic communication and compassion in patient interactions and it's impact on clinical excellence and reducing physician burnout.

After attending this session, attendees will be able to:

  1. Explain the CGCAHPS measure.
  2. Define empathic communication.
  3. Describe the impact of compassion on healthcare.

After graduating from Midwestern University and the Genesis Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency, Dr. Begrow started Solo, then a small group and finally large group practice with Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. He is primarily in direct patient care with a part time role as a member of the Patient Experience department with the Spectrum Health Medical Group.


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