Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention

May 31-June 2, 2024

Branson, Missouri

Hilton Branson

Branson Convention Center

The Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention is sponsored by the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and the William L. Wetzel Osteopathic Foundation. This is an in-person event held at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri, from May 31 to June 2, 2024. 

MAOPS members are eligible for the discounted member rate. Membership will be verified for those who select the member rate. If you need guest tickets for one or more of the luncheons or the Party, please select these during registration.

MOAC is a 21-credit conference made up of 13 in-person credits and an 8-credit virtual CME bundle of your choice. To view the choices, please see below.

To access the convention rate and hotel block, click here. You can also call the hotel to make a reservation at 417-336-5400 and use code 926 for the convention rate. 

Keynote Speaker Ginny Whitelaw, PhD

Connect, Inspire, Engage: Practices for Healing, Leading, and Deep Resilience

Dr. Ginny Whitelaw is an 86th-generation Zen master and founder of the Institute for Zen Leadership (IZL). For more than 25 years, she’s combined a rich scientific background, senior leadership experience, and mind-body practices in developing whole leaders. She co-developed FEBI (“fee-bee”), a validated personality test linking mind, body, and behaviors. She has taught leadership programs in non-profits, universities, healthcare systems, and top global companies, including Novartis, Merck, Dell, Bank of America, and Ascension Health. At IZL, she’s developed an accredited Healthy Embodied Agile Leadership (HEAL) curriculum for healthcare professionals and certification pathways in Zen leadership practice, coaching, and instruction. Formerly a senior leader at NASA, she led the integration of the Space Station Program and was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal. She holds a PhD in biophysics, a B.S. in physics, a B.A. in philosophy, and a 5th-degree black belt in Aikido. She is the author of 4 books, including the award-winning Resonate and The Zen Leader, and is a regular contributor to Forbes.com on leadership strategy.

Registration Pricing: (All registration prices increase by $50 after 04/30/24.)
$699.00   MAOPS Members

$899.00   Non-Member – Physician

$699.00   Non-Member – Non-Physician Healthcare Associates

$399.00   Medical Students

$399.00   Non-CME Participants (MAOPS Physician Members Only)

This rate is reserved for MAOPS physician members wishing to attend the conference but without the need for CME. Members choosing this rate may attend all social and meal functions and attend the annual business meeting. Attendance at CME activities is not included in this rate.

Guest Tickets: 
$175.00    Luncheon on Saturday, Saturday Night’s Dinner & Party and Sunday Breakfast

$  40.00    Saturday’s Luncheon Only

$100.00    Saturday Night’s Party Only

$  35.00    Sunday Honors Breakfast Only

$  20.00    Saturday Night’s Dinner & Party Ticket for Child (4 – 12 years old)

$  15.00    Sunday Honors Breakfast Ticket for Child (4-12 years old)

Refund/Cancelation Policy: Through April 30, 2024, attendees may receive a refund, less a $100 cancelation fee. Starting May 1, 2024, there will be NO REFUNDS issued for the Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention.

Hotel Information

 

To access the convention rate of $206/night and convention hotel block, click here. You can also call the hotel to make a reservation at 417-336-5400 and use code 926 for the convention rate.

Complimentary self-parking is included. Guests must check in at the front desk and get their garage key before parking. If you go to the garage to park first, you will be required to provide a credit card, and the hotel will not be able to refund your money as the garage is owned by the city. 

If you would prefer to Valet park, the fee is $25/day with unlimited in and out access. 

Virtual CME Bundle Options

All bundles include eight credits. You will choose one virtual CME bundle when you register for MOAC.

Training Program: Pain Management, Opioids, and Other Substance Use Disorders (meets new DEA registration requirements)
Best Practices for Effectively Prescribing Opioids and Other Controlled Substances for Chronic Pain

Jason Beamon, DO

Alternatives to Opioids for Treating Chronic Pain

Miranda Reed-Cleaver, DO

Best Practices When Treating Acute Pain to Avoid Abuse

Tapering Off Opioids and Opioid Alternatives

Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH

What to Avoid with Opioids: Recognizing Potential Interactions

Cassandra White, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP

Pain Management in the Geriatric Population

Substance Use Disorders and Combination Mixtures

Marcus Iszard, PhD

Introduction to Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Jared James, MD

A Potpourri of Topics for the Practicing Physician

This bundle was a part of Simply CME 6, so if you have previously completed Simply CME 6, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.

Atrial Fibrillation: A Clinical Review, Recent Updates, & Modern Management Strategies 

Daniel Henery, DO

Gynecology Concerns for Aging Women

Romeo Lucas, DO

Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis & Treatment of the Upper Extremity

Gregory Stevens, DO

Overview of Anxiety Conditions

Nathan Prichard, DO, MBA

Performance Enhancement in Sports

Patrick Leary, DO, MS, FAAFP, FACOFP, FACSM, FAOASM

Recognition of Risk and Prevention of Falls in Older Adults

Deon Cox-Hayley, DO

Sleep Disorders: What Every Physician Should Know

Alon Avidan, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAASM

The Heart of Health: Exercise and Nutrition for a Heart Healthy Life

Tyler Earley, DO

Family Medicine

This bundle was a part of the VOC 2022, so if you have previously completed the VOC 2022, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.

2022 Office Coding Updates

Patrick Nakashima-Moran, DO

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding with Post Menopausal Bleeding

Malorie Howe, DO

Heart Failure Update

Ben Hudson, DO

Intro to Cervical & Upper Extremity Intrinsic Lymphatic Treatment

Edward Goering, DO, DVM, MSHPE

Medication Update for Type 2 Diabetes: SGLT-2 Inhibitors, GLP1-RAs, and Beyond

Dustin Higgins, DO

Shifting the Management Paradigm for COVID-19 from the Inpatient to the Outpatient Setting

Priya Nori, MD

Understanding Depression: Burning Issues in Diagnosis & Treatment

David Goldman, DO, JD

What does a medical student know starting their 3rd year? Precepting the 3rd year medical student and incorporating OMM

Jared Nichols, DO

Internal Medicine

This bundle was a part of the VOC 2022, so if you have previously completed the VOC 2022, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.

Being Prepared to Manage Diabetes When Life Becomes Unpredictable

Eden Miller, DO, FOMA

Helping Patients & Families with Goals of Care & Advance Care Planning

Lindy Landzaat, DO, FAAHPM

Inpatient & Outpatient Alcohol Withdrawal

Mark Carlson, MD & Elizabeth Lucore, DO, MPH

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Kelly Noyes, DO

Optimal Outpatient Management of CKD & AKI in 2022

David Henner, DO

Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-COV-2 Infection: Multidisciplinary Approach

Farha Ikramuddin, MD, MHA

Too Many To Just Right: The How, When, and Why of Deprescribing

Katie Drago, MD, FACP

Update on Pneumonia 2022

Christopher Cirino, DO, MPH

Psychiatry

This bundle was a part of the VOC 2022, so if you have previously completed the VOC 2022, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.

Adult ADHD/ADD for Primary Care

Frank Pavlovcic, DO

Autism: To Diagnosis & Beyond

Brett Moore, DO, FAAP

Clinical Approaches to Medical Cannabis

Deepika Slawek, MD, MPH, MS

Human Trafficking, Health Care, & Community

Kanani Titchen, MD, FAAP, FAMWA

Management of Dementia with Behavioral Disturbance for Non-Geriatric Psychiatrists

Jason Greenhagen, DO

Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care: The Who, What, Why, and When

Ben Black, MD, FAAP

Pharmacogenomic Testing

Jarrad Morgan, DO, JD

Treatment Resistant Depression

Cliff Singer, MD, AGSF, DFAPA

Dermatology

This bundle was a part of the VOC 2022, so if you have previously completed the VOC 2022, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.

Beyond Popping Pimples: Acne Treatment Update

Shannon Trotter, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

Cutaneous Biopsy

Oliver Wisco, DO

Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease

James Song, MD, FAAD

Dermatitis: More Than Scratching the Surface

Stephanie Fabbro, MD, FAAD

Drug Related Skin Disorders

Paul Aanderud, DO

Frozen: All About Cryotherapy

David Cleaver, DO, FAOCD, FAAD

Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Recognizing, Diagnosing & Treating

Jonathan Cleaver, DO, FAAD, FAOCD, FASMS

What is Alopecia? Diagnosing & Treating Hair Loss

Mimi Propst, MD

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates the live portion of this program for a maximum of 13 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designated the on-demand portion of this program for a maximum of 8 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensureate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates the live portion of this conference for a maximum of 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Missouri Associaton of Osteopahtic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designated the on-demand portion of this conference for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:
All members of the MAOPS Planning Committee, except for Kenneth Zaremski, DO, have no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of these presentations. All relevant financial relationships for Kenneth Zaremski, DO, have been mitigated.

AOA Grievance Policy:
All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, all grievances should be directed to the MAOPS Executive Director, who will then forward said grievance to the Education & Convention Committee. All grievances will receive an initial response in writing within 30 days of receipt. If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL, 60611.