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On-Demand Registration Open February 5 - March 31, 2024.

April 30, 2024, will be the last day to earn on-demand education credits.

Addiction Medicine - Alcohol use Disorder  David Best, DO
Obesity/Nutrition  Jacquelyn Small, DO,   DABOM
Sports Medicine Updates for the PCP  Gregory Cibor, DO
Update on Osteopathic Continuous Certification and Maintenance of Certification  Jeremy Fischer, DO
GLP-1 RAs: Real-World Patient-Care Strategies for Practice
Session provided in partnership with ACOFP through an independent medical education grant from Novo Nordisk

 Kim Pfotenhauer, DO
Infectious Disease Potpourri  Liam Sullivan, DO
Addressing Implicit Bias When Caring for LGBTQIA+ Populations  Rachel Nixon
Round Table Discussion on Obesity Management  Kim Pfotenhauer, DO
Functional Neurologic Symptom Disorder: What your brain has in mind Glen Ackerman MD, FAAN
Round Table Discussion on AI and Chat GPT Kim Pfotenhauer, DO 
 Andrew Michail, DO
Updates in the Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Stacy Ruff, DO
Street Medicine Lee Begrow, DO
Gender-Affirming Care Jessica Heselschwerdt, DO

 Pre-Recorded Sessions
Osteopathic Manipulation for Yourself, Techniques from Your Chair Pam Laubscher, DO
OMM for Pain Management  Victoria Torgler, DO
Lower Extremity Injuries - A Sports Medicine Review Britta Anderson, DO
Genomics in Primary Care: Removing the Guessing and Finding Personalized Care
 Mary Louder, DO
Common Orthopedic Procedures for the PCP Nathan Fitton, DO
Nutritional Supplementation: Evidence-Based Safety and Risks Samantha Hight, MS, RDN
Discovering Physician Wellness and Flourishing As a Leader Ryan Smith, DO

Session Info and Speaker Bio

David Best, DO

Dr. Best graduated from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2002. He completed Family Medicine Residency in 2005 at Garden City Hospital. In his final year of residency, he completed a course in office based opioid treatment and this began his work with treating patients with substance use disorder. He has been providing this standard of care treatment for opioid use disorder patients in Northern Michigan since 2005. Since 2011 he has presented at conferences on the following topics: opioid use disorder, pain management, hospice and palliative care, and alcohol use disorder.

Dr. Best started his post-graduate career at the Bellaire Family Health Center in Bellaire, MI where he worked from 2005-2012. He has been in private practice since November 2012 and his office is in Traverse City. He and his wife, Lindsay Best, DO, own Best Medical Services, which was certified as an Opioid Health Home in 2021. Best Medical Services specializes in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Best is board certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and has spoken on the topic of opioid use disorder on a local, state-wide and national level.

Dr. Best was on the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) board from 2007-2015. He served as President of the MAOFP from 2013-2014. He has been on the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) board since 2014 and was MOA President from May 2021-2022. He also served as President of the Northern Michigan Osteopathic Association from June 2015-June 2017. He has been a trustee for the Des Moines University Alumni board since June 2022 and has been a trustee with the Novello Health Provider Organization since December 2022.

Addiction Medicine - Alcohol use Disorder
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 8:00 - 9:00 am

Excessive alcohol use is a leading preventable cause of death in the United States. This presentation will describe how "moderate" alcohol consumption leads to increased morbidity and mortality and a full picture of the risks will be presented.

Will also review how taking a thorough history and using proper screening tools can help guide your diagnosis and treatment plan for AUD.

Jacquelyn Small, DO, DABOM

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

Dr. Cibor is Board Certified in family medicine and sports medicine, practicing in Novi, MI; current faculty and former program director of the Ascension Providence Hospital sports medicine fellowship, team physician at Madonna University and Dearborn Divine Child HS, and clinical faculty MSU-COM and CHM.

Sports Medicine Updates for the PCP
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 10:30 - 11:30 am

Provide brief updates on diagnosis and management of common winter sports medicine injuries.

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.

Kim Photenhauer, DO

Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, FACOFP, is a Board Certified Osteopathic Family Physician and a Fellowship trained Diabetologist. She is currently the Assistant Dean for Clerkship Education and an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She serves as National Faculty for the NBOME, on the board of the Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American Diabetes Association Primary Care Advisory Group. She is also a founding board member and currently the Public Relations Chair of the American College of Diabetology. She has worked on educational initiatives with the American College of Osteopathic Family Medicine, the Endocrine Society, and the American Diabetes Association. Speaking regionally and nationally on diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and vitamin D, she focuses on empowering primary care physicians to improve patient metabolic health.

GLP-1 RAs: Real-World Patient-Care Strategies for Practice
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm

This session will use a case based approach to discuss when and how to treat patients with type 2 diabetes using GLP-1 RAs.

Round Table Discussion on Obesity Management
Friday, January 19, 2024 | 5:00 - 5:30 pm

This session will highlight different approaches to the treatment of obesity.

Round Table Discussion on AI and Chat GPT
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 9:00 - 10:00 am

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.

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

In addition to practicing as a family physician with Corwell Health in Grand Rapids, Dr. Begrow enjoys being a preceptor in the FM residency, teaching MSU students and serving as a liaison between Corwell Health and MSU-CHM. Dr. Begrow's wife Karen is involved in supporting physician spouses and he has three married sons and one grandchild in Grand Rapids.

Street Medicine
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 11:30 - 12:30 pm

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

Dr. Andrew Hamilton is a core faculty member for the Ascension Genesys family medicine residency program. He completed residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, MI. Dr. Hamilton graduated from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2018. His interests include men’s health and faculty education, and enjoys speaking at community and professional events. Dr. Hamilton enjoys spending his personal time traveling with his wife, Lizabeth, and daughter, Evelyn. He is an avid MSU Spartan fan. Go Green!

Research by Dr. Hamilton Research or Scholarly Activity
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 1:30 - 2:30 pm (Student Track)

Edward Haughn, DO

Attended MSU for his undergrad in 1975. He recieved his Masters in Sports Medicine from Western Mich University. He graduated from Medical School MSU COM in 1987 and became board certified in family Medicine in 1995. Prior to Medical School Dr. Haughn partnered with Dr Mathew Houghton DO, Kirksville 1969 and studied Kirksville style OMT for 6 yrs under his tutelage. Dr Haughn remains active in Medical Education and has assisted in founding the OMM portion of Residency through KCMS/MSU COM. He is currently an Associate and Assistant Professor in Family Medicine MSU COM, MSU CHM, WMED at Western Michigan University.

OMM Workshop
Saturday, January 20, 2024 | 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Ryan Smith, DO, FAAFP

Ryan Smith, DO, FAAFP is a Family Medicine physician, Board-Certified in Family Medicine and OMT. He practices at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, MI, where he serves as Core Faculty in the Family Medicine residency program. Dr. Smith completed his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, where he also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Smith seeks to educate the next generation of family physicians by promoting health and wellness, encompassing a holistic approach to each patient. Dr. Smith focuses on disease prevention/management and aspects of the mind, body, and spirit that integrate into optimizing a patient’s health. Dr. Smith has a passion for faculty development and has worked with national healthcare organizations helping facilitate multiple faculty assessment, senior leader, and physician wellness workshops. Dr. Smith holds an academic appointment with Michigan State University COM, A.T. Still University COM, and Kansas City University COM as Clinical Faculty. He also serves as a Director on the MAOFP Board of Directors and Education Committee Chair. Dr. Smith has previously served as the Resident Governor and Chair of the resident council for ACOFP. Dr. Smith has received the AOF Emerging Leader Award, AOF/ACOFP Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, MAOFP Resident of the Year Award, and the STFM Resident Teacher Award. Dr. Smith’s mission is to allow each learner a suitable environment to learn, grow, and flourish.

Discovering Physician Wellness and Flourishing As a Leader

This session looks at physician wellness through an alternative lens. Historically, we have attempted to improve wellness through resilience training via self-improvement methods (yoga, exercise, ice cream socials, etc.) These activities do have some impact, however, given the rising numbers of physician burnout/depression/suicide, we, as a profession, are not making significant strides. As a profession, physicians are some of the most resilient individuals in the workplace. The question then becomes, is what we are currently doing effective and if not, is there a better way? Spoiler alert: there is.

Samantha Hight MS, RDN

Samantha is a registered dietitian specialized in medical nutrition therapy and has worked with patients in all stages of life across the fields of surgical nutrition, inborn errors of metabolism, gastroenterology, diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, and more. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University and Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States.

Nutritional Supplementation: Evidence-Based Safety and Risks
Pre Recorded

This session will be a review of current research, usage, and recommendations regarding common dietary supplements and botanicals. It will also review possible considerations when determining the safety of a product.

Fallon Kapatis, MD

Graduated Chief Resident from Ascension Genesys Grand Blanc. Served as Core Faculty at Ascension Genesys for 5 years. Faculty of the year 2 years. Currently working in private Practice at with Michigan Health Professionals.

Non Insulin Diabetic Medications

Discuss pharmacology/use/side effects of oral DMII medications

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