VIRTUAL 121st Annual CME Conference

  • 02 Nov 2023
  • 7:00 AM (EDT)
  • 01 Jan 2024
  • 12:00 AM (EST)
  • On Demand


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WVOMA ‘s Annual CME Conference

21 1-A hours recorded November 2023

THANK YOU to our Faculty sponsor:

The WV Medical Professionals Health Program

Credit Designation

West Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association (WVOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WVOMA designates this program for AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity


Program Learning Objectives

            At the completion of the program, attendees will be able to:

1. Improve their diagnostic skills.

2. Explain and implement current treatment guidelines and protocols.

3. Evaluate pharmacodynamics of patient management.

4. Modify current behavior of patients to improve health and wellness.

5. Identify practice changes that will improve outcomes.

  • Hypertension: Inpatient and Outpatient Medication Strategies: John Dahdah, DO
  • 1.      Understand the burden of hypertension in America.
  • 2.      Distinguish Hypertensive crisis from essential hypertension
  • 3.      Explore hypertension management strategies
  • Best practices for Pediatric ADHD: Jessica McColley, DO
  • 1.      Become familiar with WVs new Pediatric guidelines on management of ADHD
  • 2.      Review last 5 years medications
  • 3.      Learn to recognize comorbid concerns of Pediatric ADHD
  • Obesity Medicine: Heidi Henson, DO
  • 1.      Identify and assess the complex factors contributing to obesity:
  • 2.      Apply evidence-based approaches to obesity management
  • 3.      Demonstrate effective communication and counseling techniques for obesity management
  • Reintegr8: Creating a Full Spectrum Recovery Eco System: Cheryl Laws, Founder/CEO Pollen8
  • 1.      Develop an understanding of addiction recovery and reintegration principles including understanding the stages of addiction recovery, harm reduction strategies, and the importance of a holistic approach to recovery and reintegration.
  • 2.      Design and implement a patient-centered recovery ecosystem
  • 3.      Evaluate the effectiveness of recovery programs and interventions
  • Reorganization of DHHR: Sherri Young, DO Secretary of the WV Dept of Health
  • 1.      Understand the rationale and goals of the WV DHHR reorganization; recognizing the need for improved efficiency, service delivery, and resource allocation within the department.
  • 2.      Navigate the new organizational structure and functions; includes identifying key departments, divisions, and their respective roles, as well as understanding how these changes impact healthcare delivery, public health, and social services in the state.
  • 3.      Implement best practices and strategies for adapting to the reorganized WV DHHR

Semi-Concierge Medicine: James Lawlor, DO

  • 1.      Determine when a practice may need a change in the care model
  • 2.      Be able to define and delineate concierge vs Semi Concierge medicine
  • 3.      Determine the benefits of membership medicine for patients and physicians
  • Common joint concerns for the PCP: Andrew Meyers, DO
  • 1.      Recognize and diagnose common joint conditions including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, and tendinitis, among others
  • 2.      Explore evidence-based treatment plans for joint conditions
  • 3.      Monitor and manage chronic joint conditions for optimal outcomes
  • Hospice & Palliative Care: Allie Caudill, DO
  • 1.      Determine when referral to Hospice/palliative care is appropriate
  • 2.      Management of Pain and Constipation at the end of life.
  • 3.      Management of non-pain symptoms at the end of life.

      Pediatric Psychology Hillary Porter, DO

  • 1.      Recognize and understand common pediatric mental health disorders seen in the primary care setting.
  • 2.      Understand the various treatment options and utilize appropriately.
  • 3.      Understand the necessary labs and physical exam monitoring required when using psychotropic medications.

Student Research WInners      

The National Food as Medicine Movement and a West Virginia Initiative...

FARMacyWV: Prescriptions for Produce  Carol Greco, DO Founder, Farmacy WV

  • 1.      Understand the national food as medicine movement and its implications for healthcare
  • 2.      Familiarize with the FARMacyWV prescriptions for produce program and its role in West Virginia healthcare
  • 3.      Integrate food as medicine concepts into clinical practice and support patients through the FARMacyWV program

       Dupuytren's disease & Surgery of the hand: Paul Ghareeb, MD

  • 1.      Evaluate and diagnose Dupuytren's disease:
  • 2.      Review surgical techniques for Dupuytren contracture correction:
  • 3.      Manage postoperative care and complications

       Virus & Vaccine update: RSV, Influenza and Covid19. Christian Greco, DO

  • 1.      Review the latest developments in RSV, Influenza, and Covid-19
  • 2.      Assess and compare vaccination strategies for RSV, Influenza, and Covid-19:
  • 3.      Implement evidence-based preventive and treatment measures:

      WVOMA Business; WV Politics; and Board Update

  • 1.      Review and discuss current political issues facing WVOMA
  • 2.      Review and discuss current statewide initiatives affecting WVOMA
  • 3.      Review and discuss current issues affecting the WV Board of Osteopathy

Pain Management & Harm Reduction: Leonard Kamen, DO

  • 1.      Develop a comprehensive understanding of pain management strategies
  • 2.      Implement harm reduction principles in pain management
  • 3.      Foster a patient-centered, collaborative approach to pain care

Advance Directives: Talking about Goals of Care before an Emergency: John Dahdah, DO

  • 1.      Understand the importance of advance care planning and advance directives
  • 2.      Enhance communication skills for discussing goals of care with patients
  • 3.      Implement advance care planning in clinical practice

Obesity Medicine: an in-depth look at medication indications/contra indications: Heidi Henson, DO

  • 1.      Evaluate medication indications for obesity treatment:
  • 2.      Identify contraindications and potential risks of obesity medications:
  • 3.      Review and explore the use of anti-obesity medications in clinical practice:

AI and Healthcare: Penny Fioravante, ED WVOMA

  • 1.      Understand the fundamentals of AI in healthcare including its applications, benefits, and limitations
  • 2.      Recognize and address bias in AI healthcare algorithms and understand the ethical and social implications
  • 3.      Mitigate the danger of error in AI-based medical decisions:

 Current Affairs of Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder in WV: Christina Mullins, WVDHHR

  • 1.      Understand the prevailing mental health and substance use issues in West Virginia, including key statistics, emerging trends, and the impact of these conditions on public health in the state.
  • 2.      Identify evidence-based treatment approaches and resources for addressing mental health and substance use disorder
  • 3.      Promote awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for policy improvements:

Legislative Update, WV Laws, Rules & Regulations and the CSMP: Matthew Goff, WV

  • 1.      Understand the recent legislative changes affecting healthcare in West Virginia:
  • 2.      Review the healthcare laws, rules, and regulations in West Virginia, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory standards
  • 3.      Utilize the Controlled Substance Monitoring Program (CSMP) for safe prescribing and monitoring of controlled substances:

Bridging the gap between inpatient and skilled nursing facility care: Michael Antolini, DO

  • 1.      Develop a comprehensive understanding of the transition process from inpatient care to skilled nursing facilities:
  • 2.      Enhance communication and collaboration between healthcare settings:
  • 3.      Optimize patient outcomes and safety during the transition process:

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