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 Friday, January 19
Jacquelyn Small, DO
 7:00 am  Reg Open  
 7:00 - 8:00 am  Product Theater Breakfast  
 8:00 - 9:00 am  Addiction Medicine - Alcohol use Disorder or opioid use disorder David Best, DO
 9:00 - 10:00 am  Obesity/NutritionJacquelyn Small, DO
 10:00 - 10:30 am  Break with Exhibitors  
 10:30 - 11:30 am  Sports Medicine Updates for the PCP Gregory Cibor, DO
 11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Update on Osteopathic Continuous Certification and Maintenance of Certification Jeremy Fischer, DO
 12:30 - 1:30 pm

 Product Theater Lunch Sponsored by:

 1:30 - 2:30 pm  GLP-1 RAs: Real-World Patient-Care Strategies for Practice  
 2:30 - 3:00 pm  Break with Exhibitors  
 2:30 - 4:00 pm  Board Meeting  
 3:00 - 4:00 pm  Infectious Disease Potpourri Liam Sullivan, DO
 4:00 - 5:00 pm  Addressing Implicit Bias When Caring for LGBTQIA+ Populations Rachel Nixon
 4:30 - 5:30 pm  Past Presidents Advisory Council  

 Saturday, January 20
 7:00 am  Reg Open   
 7:00 am Poster Presentations Set Up  
 7:00 - 8:00 am  Product Theater Breakfast Sponsored by:

 8:00 - 10:00 am Poster Presentations Open  
 8:00 - 9:00 am  Functional Neurologic Symptom Disorder: What your brain has in mind.  General/StudentGlen Ackerman MD, FAAN
 9:00 - 10:00 am  Round Table Discussion on AI and Chat GPT  GeneralKim Pfotenhauer, DO 
Andrew Michail, DO
 10:00 - 10:30 am  Break with Exhibitors   
 10:30 - 11:30 am  Updates in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia  GeneralStacy Ruff, DO
 10:30 - 11:30 am  OMT Faculty Panel  StudentAndrew Michail, DO
 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Street Medicine General/Student Lee Begrow, DO
 12:30 - 1:30 pm  Product Theater Lunch Sponsored by:

 1:30 - 2:30 pm  Gender-Affirming Care  General Track Jessica Heselschwerdt, DO
 1:30 - 2:30 pm Student Track: Research by Dr. Hamilton Research or Scholarly Activity Student Track Andrew Hamilton, DO
 2:30 - 3:00 pm  Break with Exhibitors   
 2:45 - 3:00 pm  Poster Awards Presentation   
 3:00 - 5:00 pm  OMM Workshop  General/Student Edward Haughn, DO
 6:30 - 8:00 pm Mentor Program Networking Reception   
 6:30 - 8:30 pm Winter Festival (Sledding, Hot Chocolate, S'mores)  
 6:30 - 8:30 pm Silent Auction Closes  

 Pre-Recorded Sessions
Osteopathic Manipulation for Yourself, Techniques from Your ChairPam Laubscher, DO
OMM for Pain Management  Victoria Torger, DO
Lower Extremity Injuries - A Sports Medicine Review Britta Anderson, DO

Session Info and Speaker Bio

David Best, DO

Jacquelyn Small, DO

Jacquelyn Small, DO is an osteopathic family medicine physician currently employed by Henry Ford at an outpatient clinic in Shelby Township, MI. She received her medical degree from Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital. Her clinical interests include preventive care and the treatment of obesity. She sat for the American Board of Obesity Medicine board examination this past fall.

Obesity and Nutrition
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 9:00 - 10:00 am

This session will discuss nutritional strategies utilized in the treatment of obesity.

Gregory Cibor, DO

Jeremy Fischer DO, FACOFP

Jeremy Fischer has been the program director of family medicine at Henry Ford Macomb since 2008. He graduated from MSUCOM and completed his family medicine residency training at Ascension Macomb. He currently serves as the vice chair of the graduate medical education committee for the Henry Ford Health system. He enjoys road and gravel cycling and spending time with his wife and 13-year-old son.

Update on Osteopathic Continuous Certification and Maintenance of Certification
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This session will update participants about requirements to maintain certification through AOBFP. We will discuss options to maintain certification in OMM and family medicine, Michigan licensure requirements, and continuous certification requirements.

Liam R. Sullivan, DO

Liam R. Sullivan, DO graduated MSU COM in 2007, he then did his internal medicine residency training at MetroHealth 2007-2010 & then infectious disease fellowship training at Cleveland Clinic 2010-2012. Dr. Sullivan has been working for Corewell Health (formerly Spectrum Health) infectious disease since August 2012. His special interests include infections in hematologic malignancies/HSCT patients, invasive fungal infections and antimicrobial stewardship.

Infectious Disease Potpourri
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 3:00- 4:00 pm

A brief update on infectious disease issues of interest to primary care physicians.

Rachel Nixon, DO

Dr. Rachel Nixon is a board certified Family Medicine physician practicing is Warren, Michigan. Dr. Nixon graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and completed her Family Medicine residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital from 2009-2012. Dr. Nixon has served as Core Faculty, as Associate Program Director and now as Program Director for the Family Medicine Program at Ascension Macomb Oakland Hospital over the last ten years. Dr. Nixon has been actively engaged in MSUCOMs Statewide Campus System, ACOFP, MAOFP, AOA, WPATH, and GLMA in various capacities including committee participation, presenting at conferences and supporting resident involvement in local and national organizations. Over the last few years, Dr. Nixon has developed a great passion and drive for caring for the LGBTQIA+ patient population, including practicing and teaching all aspects of LGBTQ+ health and Gender Affirming Care.

Addressing Implicit Bias when Caring for the LGBTQIA+ Populations
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 4:00 - 5:00 pm

During this session, we will discuss implicit and explicit biases and their effects on patient care. Specifically, we will address how physician biases can affect care provided to the LGBTQ+ patient community and ways to mitigate this.

Glen Ackerman, MD

Dr. Glen Ackerman has been a practicing neurologist in Michigan for close to 40 years and is currently a neurohospitalist at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Previously he was the Director of Clinical Services in the Neurology Department at MSU, Director of the Parkinson's Disease Clinic at MSU, and a private practice neurologist in Lansing Michigan.

Functional Neurologic Symptom Disorder: What your brain has in mind.
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 8:00 - 9:00 am

A case study based discussion of this exceptionally common neurologic disorder that ALL physicians regularly encounter.

Kim Photenhauer, DO
Andrew Michail, DO

Stacey Ruff, DO

Dr. Ruff is an AOBFP-Certified Family Physician and Geriatrician currently practicing in the Corewell (formerly known as Beaumont) Health System in Royal Oak, MI. She graduated from MSUCOM and completed FM/OMM residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland before pursuing a Geriatric Fellowship at Beaumont. She serves as the Program Director for the Geriatric Fellowship and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at both MSUCOM and Oakland University William Beaumont SOM.

Updates in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

This session will provide an overview of the overall treatment approach to Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias, including an overview of the recent FDA-approved monoclonal antibody medications.

Andrew Michail, DO

Lee Begrow, DO

Jessica Heselchwerdt, MD, FAAFP

Dr. Heselschwerdt received her medical degree from Wayne State University and completed her family medicine residency training at the University of Texas Austin. She is currently employed as a core faculty member at the Beaumont Troy Family medicine Residency Program. Dr. Heselschwerdt enjoys all aspects of primary care, and her professional interests include medical education, gender-affirming care, and providing care for people experiencing homelessness. She is passionate about advocating for patients and for the specialty of family medicine, and is the current chair of the Michigan Academy of Family Physicians advocacy committee.

Gender-Affirming Care
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Did you know that more than half of trans and gender-diverse patients who are on hormone therapy see their primary care doctor for their hormone care? This session will help you learn how to safely start and maintain patients on hormone therapy. We'll also discuss other ways you can help support your gender-diverse patients, treatment of gender-diverse youths, and preventive care considerations.

Andrew Hamilton, DO

Edward Haughn, DO

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