109th MOA Annual Convention: June 5-7th, 2020- NOW GOING VIRTUAL!

Jun 05, 2020 07:00am -
Jun 07, 2020 12:30pm
Virtual Meeting


Event Description

MOA 109th Annual Convention: We’re Going Virtual!

Thank you to all who joined us this weekend!

We had over 200 registered attendees for our first ever virtual conference. We hope you enjoyed the sessions provided.

 If you missed out, stay tuned as there will be opportunity to view content in the future!

To read our original notice concerning the Virtual Convention, Click Here.

Updated FAQs are available here (As of June 1st, 2020)


Registration for this event is now closed.

Our Virtual Convention is off to a great start! If you missed out, stay tuned as there will be opportunity to view content in the future!

Special Note for Members in our Partnering Osteopathic Associations:

The MOA is partnering with the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, New York State Osteopathic Medical society, and Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon to offer their members MOA member rates for this virtual meeting. Please CALL the MOA office at 207-623-1101 to register and mention that you are a current member of one of these state associations (online registrations will not receive the discounted rate).


Draft Program Agenda As June 1, 2020*

Click Here for a downloadable draft agenda.

22.5 AOA Category 1-A Credits Offered, with AMA and AAFP credit pending.


Friday, June 5th, 2020                                                                      Total 8.0 CME Hours  

Welcome & Friday Morning Session 1

7:45-8:00 am

Welcome & Introductions
Presented by David Scaccia, DO, MOA President and Program Committee Co-Chairs Jodie Hermann, DO & Josie Conte, DO

8:00- 8:55 am

Session Title: 2020 Update in Clinical Dermatology Presented by: Scott Drew, DO

9:00- 9:55 am

Session Title: The Exercise Prescription: Practical Tips for Engaging Patients in Exercise
Presented by: Barbara Moss, DO

10:00- 10:30am

Movement Break with Josie Conte, DO

Keynote & Friday Morning Session 2

10:30- 11:10am

Session Title: Optimizing the Cardio Pulmonary System with OMT
Presented by: Jodie Hermann, DO

11:15- 12:25pm

Keynote: Engineering the 2-Hour Marathon: the physiology and physics of perfection
Presented by: Phil Skiba, DO


Follow-up Chat LIVE with Dr. Skiba (optional)

12:45-1:00 pm


Friday Afternoon Session Track A

Concurrent sessions, please choose A or B


Session Title: Financial Considerations for Physicians Post Pandemic
Presented by: Michael Genetti of Baystate Financial


Session Title: Telemedicine: New Parameters and Pitfalls During a Pandemic
Presented by: Leigh “Jack” Forbush, DO

Friday Afternoon Session Track B

Concurrent sessions, please choose A or B


Session Title: Urgency vs. Emergency: Navigating Nuanced Decision-Making Presented by: Joel Kase, DO


Session Title: What Would AT Still Think of the COVID-19

Pandemic?  Presented by: Jason Haxton, MA, Curator of the AT Still

University Museum



Friday Closing Session


Quick Demonstration: OMT Techniques for COVID-19
Presented by: Jodie Hermann, DO


Session Title: COVID-19 Pandemic: Epidemiology, Clinical

Challenges, and Patient Perspectives

Presented by: Meghan May, PhD; Stephen Sears, MD, Nick Birtcil, ED,OPSC


UNE COM Happy Hour via Zoom—Prizes for a few lucky participants!

Saturday, June 6th , 2020                                                               7.5 CME hours           

Announcements & Saturday Morning Session 1

7:45-8:00 am

Presented by MOA Staff

8:00- 8:55 am

Palliative Care/Hospice: An Opportunity to Make A Difference at the End of Life               
Presented by: Kevin P. Hubbard, DO

9:00- 9:55 am

Virtual Reality: Life and Death Through a Hospice Patient’s Eyes
Presented by: Daryl J. Cady, CEO of Hospice of Southern Maine

10am- 10:30am


LIVE MOA Business Meeting (Live Webinar)




Live Webcast: MOA Business Meeting & Update on State of the Osteopathic Profession from AOA & ACOFP Leadership
Presented by: David Scaccia, DO- MOA President; Ronald Burns, DO- AOA President; Nicole Bixler, DO- ACOFP President-Elect
Join us for important updates on the osteopathic profession in Maine and beyond. All are welcome!

Saturday Afternoon Session 1

12:00- 12:15 pm


12:15 - 1:30 pm

Session Title: Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Severe, Persistent Mental Illness in the Primary Care Setting  Presented by: Ryan Smith, DO, PhD

1:30- 2:25 pm

Session Title: The Neurobiology of Mind Body Spirit Unity           
Presented by: Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO

Saturday Afternoon Session 2

2:30- 3:25 pm

Session Title: Battling Burnout in Healthcare      
Presented by: Beth Wagner, DO

3:25- 3:45 pm

Meditation Break with Kiran Mangalam, DO

3:45- 5:00 pm

Session Title: Physician Burnout: The Literature & Practical Perspectives              
Presented by: Kevin Klauer, DO

Sunday, June 7th, 2020                                                                6.0 Hours of CME            

Sunday Morning Session 1

7:45-8:00 am


Presented by MOA Staff

8:00- 8:55 am

Session Title: Pandemic Prompted Changes to Opioid Prescribing and MAT
Presented by: Elisabeth Mock, MD

9:00- 9:55 am

Session Title: Teaching Family Medicine Resident Psychopharmacology Using Research Domain Criteria
Presented by: Lewis Mehl Madrona, MD

10:00- 10:30am

Movement Break with Josie Conte, DO

Sunday Session 2


Session Title: Vaccine Hesitancy: Post Pandemic
Presented by: Laura Blaisdell, MD


Session Title: Value Based Patient Care in a Managed Care Model
Presented by: Nicole Heath Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP

12:30- 1:00 pm


Sunday Session 3


Session Title: A Research Registry in Calm & Crisis: Lessons from the UNE Legacy Scholars Program
Presented by: Thomas Meuser, PhD


Session Title: Coping with Covid; Supporting Mental Health and Managing Suicide Risk
Presented by: Greg Marley, LCSW


Closing Remarks

Presented By MOA Program Co-Chairs Jodie Hermann, DO and Josie Conte, DO


CME Credit information:

  • The Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MOA designates this program for 22.5 AOA Category 1-A CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.
  • This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and The Maine Osteopathic Association. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee Co-Chairs: Jodie Hermann, D.O. & Josephine Conte, D.O
* The MOA's professional and public education committee reserves the right to adjust the program agenda as deemed necessary.
Some topics and session times may change. For more information, please contact the MOA at 207-623-1101 or by email at office@mainedo.org.

Announcing our Keynote Speaker: Phil Skiba, D.O.!

Don't miss a live Zoom Q/A with Dr. Skiba following this session.

Extra Credit: 
Dr. Skiba shares more on the Breaking2 project, including where to watch the documentary film, on his blog here.

Event Type:Annual Oceanside Convention
Category:Educational Seminar
Early registration ends on Apr 30, 2020.
Regular registration starts on May 01, 2020 and ends on May 31, 2020.
Late registration starts on Jun 01, 2020.
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