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MOA 112th Annual Convention-On Demand


Total Credits: 15 including 15 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), 1.0 Opioid Credits



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MOA’s 112th Annual Convention

Originally Held June 2-3rd, 2023

FULLY ON DEMAND VERSION

Thank you for joining us for the On Demand version of this event! This complete conference bundle includes all live sessions from our conference weekend June 2-3rd, 2023. We hope you enjoy the diverse topics and sessions.

Session Title Faculty Presenter(s)
"No one listens to me" Approaching Personality Disorders in Primary Care Kristen Mazoki, DO
Important Diagnostic and Therapeutic Considerations for Managing Serious Infections in Patients with Substance Abuse, The Homeless or Incarcerated the Elderly Emil Lesho, DO
OMM for the Busy Physician

Mary Yee, DO

Gait Impairment: Parkinsonisms Hunter Sweet, DO
Sound as Medicine: Connecting the Dots in Music and Health Lee Bartel, PhD
PFAS: What Clinicians Should Know Rachel Criswell, MD
"Quick Hits" Acute Orthopedic Injuries Rob Stevens, DO
Panel Discussion: The Lived Experience of Disability in Maine: Better Care for Patients with Disabilities K.Emily Redding, DO (moderator), Janet May -- Corrdinator, UMaine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies & Avery Olmstead, MLIS, activist, writer, and public speaker
 Pulmonary Hypertension Update Joel Wirth, MD
Navigating Troubled Water: How Unprofessional Conduct can Complicate Defense of Malpractice and Board Complaints and How to Find Your Way Back to Safe Harbor Emily Bloch, Esq. & Mark Lavoie, Esq.

PMP Features to Enhance Safety
Elisabeth Fowlie-Mock, MD
Hospice: How to Effectively Treat and Relieve Suffering at End of Life Alexandra Barr, DO
The Original Lifestyle Medicine -- Case Based Discussion from an Ayurvedic & Osteopathic Lens Josie Conte, DO & Kim Povey, Ayurveda Doctoral Candidate
Billing/Coding Update: It's Really All About Your Documentation Cynthia Penkala
  • The Maine Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 15.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity. 

MOA Grievance Policy: All grievances should be initially directed in writing to the MOA Executive Director by email to info@mainedo.org who will share them with the MOA's Program Committee. Grievances will receive a response within 30 days of receipt. If you do not receive a satisfactory response, you may notify the Council on Continuing Medical Education, AOA, 142 East Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611.

This education counts towards Maine state-specific Opioid Prescribing CME licensing requirements and the new 8 hour DEA CME requirement when renewing or obtaining your DEA license. The total hours in this education is one (1) Opioid Prescribing Credit.

Faculty

Amanda Mahan (Richards)'s Profile

Amanda Mahan (Richards) Related Seminars and Products


Amanda is the Executive Director of the Maine Osteopathic Association. She has served the organization in several roles since joining the team in 2016. Nationally, she serves on the board of the Association of Osteopathic State Executive Directors (AOSED) and is Co-Chair of its CME Committee. She also has been honored to serve as AOSED’s representative to the AOA’s Bureau of Membership for the past two years. Prior to her nonprofit work, Amanda gained experience planning corporate and private events at several Maine events companies and resorts. She attended the University of Maine where she earned a BA in Communication and continued her studies to earn a Master’s in Communication while teaching
introductory courses as a Teaching Assistant.

Amanda is a life-long Mainer who grew up in the mountains of Western Maine, but currently resides in Topsham with her new husband and their Black Lab Dill.

Amanda Mahan (Richards) has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Joel Kase, DO's Profile

Joel Kase, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Joel Kase is an osteopathic physician who throughout his career has beenactive in clinical practice, administrative operations, advocacy and policydevelopment, and medical education.

Dr. Kase has worked clinically in rural emergency medicine for 15 years, and prior to that, practiced the entire spectrum of osteopathic family medicine, including inpatient hospital and skilled nursing care, home health visits, obstetrics, and osteopathic manipulation. He is double boarded in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.

Dr. Kase currently practices clinical medicine full time. He previously served as the Emergency Department Director for the VA Maine Healthcare System, and prior to that as the Director of Medical Education for the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Kase is a member of the AOA’s Bureau on Federal Health Programs, and currently serves as Chair of the AOA’s Council on State Health Affairs. He is also a Past-President of the Maine Osteopathic Association, and serves as the Chair of the Maine delegation to the AOA House of Delegates. A graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Kase completed a family medicine residency as well as an academic fellowship in obstetrics through the teaching hospitals of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Kase attended the Harvard School of Public Health, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy.

Dr. Joel Kase, DO has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Josie Conte, DO's Profile

Josie Conte, DO Related Seminars and Products

Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program


Dr. Josie Conte is a faculty member with the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and the ONMM3 program, and cares for patients in Maine Dartmouth Collaborative Care Center and inpatient at the Alfond Center for Health, Maine General in Augusta. Her practice reflects traditional models of health and wellness including Osteopathy.

She is a 2011 graduate of UNECOM and completed residencies in family Medicine Residency and an NMM PlusOne Residency with Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta, ME. She is boarded in Family Medicine, Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Integrative Medicine. Dr. Conte is Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the University of New England College Of Osteopathic medicine.

Josie is a Yoga Instructor RYT-200 with training as an Ayurveda Yoga specialist. She recently completed the Ayurveda Health Counselor training program with Boston Ayurveda School. She is presently studying with Yoga Veda Institute in the Ayurveda practitioner program.ShepracticesIntegrative Structural Acupuncture and incorporates Ayurvedic principles into patient care. She presently serves on the Maine Osteopathic Association Board of Directors where she is the co-chair of the Program and Education Committee. She is a Board member for the Coyote Institute for Studies in Change and Transformation.

She lives at the edge of Maranacook Lake in Winthrop with her husband, Nick. Her two adult children live in Maine as well.

Josie Conte or an immediate family member or partner has a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with one or more organizations that could be perceived as a real or apparent conflict of interest


Elisabeth Mock, MD, MPH, FAAFP's Profile

Elisabeth Mock, MD, MPH, FAAFP Related Seminars and Products

Physician Educator

Maine Independent Clinical Information Service


Elisabeth Fowlie Mock attended Colby College, Emory University, Vanderbilt Medical School and UNC Chapel Hill for Public Health. She is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and works primarily as a consultant and clinical educator with per diem Hospitalist shifts. She intends to run for the national Board of Directors of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2024. Interests include Toastmasters, and women’s basketball--she is a certified basketball referee. She has 3 kids in their early 20s and lives in Bangor with her husband and 3 doodles, also known as substitute children.

Dr. Elisabeth Fowlie Mock MD, MPH, FAAFP has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Raine Richards, JD's Profile

Raine Richards, JD Related Seminars and Products


Raine Richards, JD, is the Vice President of State and International Affairs for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). In this role, she oversees the AOA’s international portfolio, as well as US state policy and advocacy initiatives. On the international side, she serves as the Secretariat of the Osteopathic International Alliance, which unites the global profession to advance high-quality osteopathic healthcare worldwide and serves as the official vehicle for the profession within the World Health Organization. She also helps to advance international recognition of US-trained DOs through her role as Secretary of the AOA’s Bureau on International Osteopathic Medicine.

On the state side, Raine serves as the Secretary of the AOA’s Council on State Health Affairs, helping to develop new policies and respond to state legislative and regulatory proposals in conjunction with state and specialty affiliates. As Executive Director of the American Societyof Osteopathic Medical Regulators, which represents all DOs on state medical boards, Raine monitors issues affecting state licensure and responds to physician inquiries regarding licensure and discipline.

Raine has been with the AOA for over eight years; prior to that she was an attorney at the Cook County Treasurer’s Office in Chicago, Illinois. She received a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA in Spanish from Emory University.

Raine Richards, JD, has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement, or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Alexandra Barr, DO's Profile

Alexandra Barr, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Alexandra Barr is a board certified Geriatrician and Family Medicine physician practicing Hospice in South Portland with Northern Light Home Care and Hospice. She received her B.A. in Anthropology at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. She attended West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathy in 2011. She completed her Family Medicine Residency at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead, NY and her Geriatric Fellowship at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Virginia. At the end of her fellowship, a recruiter asked if she had ever considered living in Portland, Maine. With a resounding “YES!” she moved to Maine and has never looked back.

Bringing her passion and caring to older adults, her special interests include geriatric health and wellness, dementia care, geriatric psychiatry, chronic disease management, palliative care and end of life care. When she isn't working, Dr. Barr enjoys singing, playing tennis, and traveling. She and her husband and two stepsons enjoy discovering new trails to hike, going to the beach, and playing with their two dogs and cat.

Dr. Alexandra Barr  has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Emily Bloch, Esq's Profile

Emily Bloch, Esq Related Seminars and Products


Emily Bloch joined Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC in 1997 after practicing at another Portland law firm for seven and a half years. As a member of the professional litigation practice group, she concentrates her practice representing the interests of health care providers statewide before state licensure boards and against medical negligence claims. Her clients include insureds of Maine’s leading medical malpractice insurer as well as the country’s leading provider of professional liability insurance to oral and maxillofacial surgeons. She also provides general advice to health care providers.

Prior to beginning practice, Emily served as Law Clerk to Judge Albert W. Coffrin, Chief Judge for the United States District Court, District of Vermont. Emily is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts in Maine as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

Emily has argued cases before the Maine Supreme Judicial Court that have been significant in the course of Maine law including the following:

Despres v. Moyer, 2003 ME 41, 827 A.2d 61.

Clifford A. Dumont et al. v. Fleet Bank of Maine and Michael S. Haenn, 760 A.2d 1049 (Me. 2000).

Camps Newfound/Owatonna Corp. v. Town of Harrison, et al., 1998 ME 20, 705 A.2d 1109; 655 A.2d 876 (Me. 1995); 520 U.S. 564 (1997).

Tri-State Rubbish, Inc., et al. v. Waste Management, Inc., et al., 838 F. Supp. 17 (1993); 998 F.2d 1073 (1st Cir. 1993).

Emily was the 2003 recipient of the Carolyn Dube Glassman Award, named in honor of the first woman to serve on the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. The award is presented annually by the Maine State Bar Association to a woman who is a member of the Maine Bar and who has worked to remove barriers and advance women in the profession, has educated people on the status of women in the profession or who has acted as a role model for other women attorneys.
Emily is also a current member of the Maine State Bar Association’s Judicial Evaluation Committee and has achieved Martindale Hubbell’s highest peer review rating (A-V).
 
Ms. Bloch has no disclosures.


Mark Lavoie, Esq.'s Profile

Mark Lavoie, Esq. Related Seminars and Products

Norman, Hanson & DeTroy, LLC


Mark Lavoie represents businesses and individuals involved in complex, high exposure disputes, including malpractice and other health care litigation, commercial disputes, employment claims, product liability lawsuits, and the full range of professional negligence cases. He also represents health care institutions, physicians, dentists, engineers, lawyers and other professional service providers in administrative and regulatory licensure and credentialing controversies.

What motivates Mark in his representation of clients is the challenge of mastering extremely technical information and advocating for his clients in negotiations, administrative hearings, and in trials in state and federal courtrooms. He is admitted to practice before the First Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court, as well as in state and federal courts in Maine and New Hampshire.

Mark was selected to serve as Law Clerk for Maine's distinguished Superior and Supreme Court Justice Harry Glassman following graduation from the University of Maine School of Law in 1978, where he was a member of the law review, a legal writing instructor and recipient of the faculty's annual award to the student who has made the most significant contribution to the school. He subsequently joined Norman Hanson & DeTroy in 1979 where he continues to provide advice and representation in civil case trials before judge and jury– with the same dedication, devotion and energy he first brought to the practice of law.  Mark has been involved as primary counsel for his client in over 300 jury trials and hundreds more administrative hearings.

Committed to continuing education and to improving his skills as an advocate, Mark is a past president of the Maine State Bar Association, and has held officers' and committee positions in a wide variety of professional associations. He has lectured extensively on trial topics and has taught lawyers how to negotiate and try cases in many venues, including the Maine College of Trial Advocacy and University of Maine School of Law. Mark holds an Honorary Membership in the Canadian Bar Association, and he is a Diplomate of the American College of Trial Lawyers, which he also served as State Chair for three years. He has been rated in the highest tier of professional achievement in  leading bar directories, including Chambers (sole “band 1” trial lawyer in medical malpractice), Benchmark Litigation, Martindale-Hubbell and Best Lawyers in America, which named him the best personal injury lawyer in his community in 2011 and the best malpractice defense lawyer in 2012 and 2014. Mark also has been designated one of the top 100 trial lawyers in New England in the Super Lawyers Directory beginning in 2017.

Mark Lavoie, Esq has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Kim Povey, Ayurveda Doctoral Candidate's Profile

Kim Povey, Ayurveda Doctoral Candidate Related Seminars and Products


Kim Valeri Povey is Board Certified through the National Ayurveda Medical Association (NAMA) as an Ayurvedic Practitioner (C.A.P). She is a MA registered Community Health Worker (C.W.H.), a certified Yoga Therapist (A.Y.T., C-IAYT), and a 2024 doctoral candidate for Doctor of Ayurveda Medicine (A.D.) with a specialty in Ayurvedic Psychology (Satvavajaya Chikitsa), Ayurveda Yoga Therapy, and Family Health. Ms. Povey has been training Ayurvedic Wellness Professionals, Yoga Therapists, and Yoga Teachers for decades through prestigious schools around the Country. She is a leader in the field of Ayurveda and is passionate about making Ayurveda accessible in the community. With forty years in the industry, Kim is the Founder and Owner of Yogaspirit Studios; the former C.E.O. of Kerala Ayurveda Academy, U.S.A and former Academic and Clinical Director of Boston Ayurveda School. As a mentor for others in the profession, she is shaping the next generation of natural health professionals to impact the direction of complementary healthcare outcomes. She is passionate about Ayurveda’s role in integrative healthcare. As Founder of Veda Vita Family Health and Wellness, she uses the timeless teachings of yoga and Ayurveda, to deliver client-centered care by providing Ayurvedic traditional herbal preparations, lifestyle medicine and yoga therapy protocols which supports the interconnected biopsychosocial and spiritual holistic healing, that the modern world needs now. Kim is a climate advocate and natural health activist. Her work Greta Thunberg's Tweets: A Maiden's Message to People on the Earth has been displayed at Lesley University's Raizes Gallery at the Lundar Art Center, where she has given talks on youth activism, climate justice, and citizen engagement. Kim was instrumental in forming and lobbying a Bill in the Massachusetts legislature to support the protection and access to complementary and alternative healthcare. She lives on Boston’s North Shore in Cape Ann with her husband Jim and their blended family of five adult children. Kim is a musician and bare-bow Olympic Recurve Archer

Kim Povey has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Cynthia Penkala, CMM, CMPE, CMSCS, CPOM's Profile

Cynthia Penkala, CMM, CMPE, CMSCS, CPOM Related Seminars and Products

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)


Cynthia (Cindy) Penkala, CMM, CMPE, CMSCS, CPOM is the Senior Director of the Physician Services Department at the AOA. In her role she provides and oversees the guidance provided AOA Affiliates, osteopathic physicians and their practices on issues impacting the daily operations of the medical practice. She raises awareness of issues that may impact osteopathic physicians and their practices and administers  the development of member education to assist physicians. With over 40 years working in the health care industry including; 14+ years of medical association experience, 18 + years managing physician practices, owning her own billing and consulting service, and an additional 10 years working in the medical field in general, Cindy uses her versatile skill set to help physicians and their practices be successful. She does this through a continual focus on service offerings, investigation, education, process improvement and a solid background in healthcare services, organizational management, medical billing, and personnel recruiting. Her drive is fueled by her passion to make sure physicians have a choice between becoming employed and remaining independent.

Cynthia (Cindy) Penkala, CMM, CMPE, CMSCS, CPOM has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Joel Wirth, MD's Profile

Joel Wirth, MD Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Wirth is Associate Clinical Professor (Medicine) at Tufts University School of Medicine at the Portland, Maine, campus. He serves as the Director of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Maine Medical Center, where he is also the Research Director of their Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. He is on the Board of Directors of Chest Medicine Associates. Dr. Wirth is a national leader and clinical researcher in pulmonary hypertension, currently serving on the Board of Trustees of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association and chaired their Board of Directors overseeing standards and accreditation of Pulmonary Hypertension Care Centers throughout the United States. Dr. Wirth is also the Clinical Director of Maine Medical Center’s Pulmonary Hypertension Program. He is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine in Montreal, QC, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Graduate Hospital of the University Pennsylvania. Dr. Wirth completed his Fellowship in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Joel Wirth has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Emil Lesho, DO's Profile

Emil Lesho, DO Related Seminars and Products

Rochester Regional Hospital


Emil P. Lesho, DO, FACP, FIDSA, FSHEA is an Infectious Diseases physician and the Healthcare Epidemiologist for Rochester Regional Health, Rochester, NY. Previously, Dr. Lesho served for 26 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. Following his deployment to Iraq, he was the Cofounder and Director of the Multidrug-resistant Organism Repository and Surveillance Network and the Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring and Research Program (MRSN-ARMoR) at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, which is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) flagship agency for conducting epidemiologic surveillance and applied research of multidrug-resistant organisms isolated from healthcare associated infections including war trauma.

Dr. Lesho graduated magna cum laude from DeSales University, Center Valley, PA with a degree in biology, and from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA with D.O. degree.  He trained in Internal Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA and in Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC.  Dr. Lesho has co-authored 168 papers in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. He holds the position of Professor of Medicine (inactive) at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and has lectured extensively both nationally and internationally on various internal medicine and infectious diseases topics, and most recently on the escalating crisis of antibiotic resistance.

Dr. Emil Lesho, DO, and the MOA Planning Committee disclose that they have no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.


Mary Yee, DO's Profile

Mary Yee, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Yee came to osteopathic medicine later in life. She completed several degrees Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, Masters of Biomedical Engineering and Masters of Mechanical Engineering working in various fields before attending UNECOM and graduating in 2005.

She finished the FP residency at UNECOM in 2008 and Then did the OMM Plus One at UNECOM graduating in 2009. She worked 1 year as attending with Dr. Bryan Beck in the osteopathic manipulation consultation service at Maine Medical Center and then headed to Western Massachusetts to join Berkshire Osteopathic Health in osteopathic family practice. She spent 12 years in the Berkshires and just this year, in November 2022, joined full time faculty at UNECOM.

Dr. Yee's driving interest is to get osteopathic physicians of all stripes to put hands on patients more often to provide more fulfilling care to the patients and to enable the physicians to enjoy their medical careers better.

Dr. Mary Yee, DO has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Kristen Mazoki, DO's Profile

Kristen Mazoki, DO Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Mazoki is a Philadelphia native who completed medical school in Maine and was excited to return to the state. She is board certified in general psychiatry and her clinical interests include addiction psychiatry, rural health, and perinatal mental health. Dr. Mazoki is a clinical instructor for the Tufts LIC program and recently served as Doctor of the Day at Physicians' Day at the Legislature. In her free time she enjoys skiing, mountain biking and spending time on the lake. 

Kristen Mazoki, DO has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Hunter Sweet, DO's Profile

Hunter Sweet, DO Related Seminars and Products


Hunter Sweet, DO, is an adult neurologist who cares for patients with acute neurological conditions that require hospitalization (neurohospitalist). This includes severe and potentially life-threatening conditions such as ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes; refractory seizures; autoimmune neuropathy with paralysis; paraneoplastic syndromes; autoimmune attacks of the spinal cord; limbic encephalitis; malignant cerebral edema (brain swelling); myasthenia crisis; and severe attacks of multiple sclerosis. His practice aims to provide emergent assessments and treatment to patients who require speed to reduce disability. Dr. Sweet serves patients at MaineGeneral Medical Center, as the medical director of its nationally accredited stroke program, and has prior experience in this role. He also serves as medical director of MGMC's neurophysiology lab.

Dr. Sweet's greatest desire is for the development of an integrated system of acute neurological care throughout Maine involving a higher level of resource sharing, communication, and cooperation between various small and large hospitals, in order to provide the best care possible for every patient.

Hunter Sweet, DO has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


K Emily Redding, DO's Profile

K Emily Redding, DO Related Seminars and Products


K. Emily Redding, DO is Director of the Northern Light EMMC ONMM3 Residency and is faculty at the NL EMMC Family Medicine Residency. She is the Chair of the ONMM Postdoctoral Training Committee of the AAO and on the ACGME ONMM Residency Board of Appeals. She did her training at Eastern Maine Medical Center: 2010 NMM/OMM Plus One Residency, 2009 Family Medicine, 2007 St John's Episcopal Hospital South Shore (Surgery/Family Medicine), and WVSOM - Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, 2006 (Internship). She completed medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, 2005 (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine). She holds the following board certifications: American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians (Family Medicine/OMT) & American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM).

Dr. Redding has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.  


Lee Bartel, PhD's Profile

Lee Bartel, PhD Related Seminars and Products


Lee Bartel, PhD, is Professor Emeritus, the former Associate Dean of Research, and Founding Director of the Music and Health Research Collaboratory (MaHRC) at the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto. He is a member and former board member of the Collaborative Program in Neuroscience, cross-appointed to the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, to the Institute for Life Course and Aging, to the Rehabilitation Science Institute, and a participant in the Collaborative Program in Musculoskeletal Science. In Music and Health Bartel has a broad interest ranging through music therapy, music medicine, music neuroscience, musician’s health, and music in human development. He has a special interest in applications of music in health conditions of aging and rehabilitation and is well known for his research and design of music for brain effects with 27 albums on Solitudes and SonicAid.  His primary research interest is Pulsed Stimulation Therapy with applications in pain, depression, Alzheimer’s, spinal and skeletal conditions, and Cardiac Rehab.  He serves as Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board for Neuro Spinal Innovations and as Co-Chair of the Board, and Chair of the Research and Development Committee, for the Room217 Foundation devoted to music care in long-term care contexts.  His current research studies include a study of the mechanisms of fibromyalgia with Women’s College Hospital and Baycrest, an international back pain study, and most recently a study of a therapeutic for the cognitive deficit of COVID19 with University College London and an international team of researchers.

Lee Bartel, PhD has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.   


Rachel Criswell, MD's Profile

Rachel Criswell, MD Related Seminars and Products


Dr. Rachel Criswell is a full spectrum family physician and environmental health researcher based in Skowhegan, Maine. As part of her family medicine practice, Dr. Criswell cares for individuals affected by high levels of PFAS exposure, particularly from biosolid contamination. In her research, Dr. Criswell focuses on the long-term health impacts of PFAS exposure, including perinatal exposure via human milk among children in the Norwegian Human Milk Study birth cohort and Dartmouth University's New Hampshire Birth Cohort Study. She is the Principal Investigator with MaineGeneral Medical Center and the Maine CDC examining exposures among PFAS-affected individuals in Fairfield, Maine, and she serves on the Maine State PFAS Fund Health Subcommittee to determine blood testing and monitoring guidelines as Maine addresses its PFAS contamination. She received her Medical Degree and Master's of Science in Biomedical Research from Columbia University and completed her Family Medicine Residency at the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta and Waterville.

Rachel Criswell, MD has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Rob Stevens, DO's Profile

Rob Stevens, DO Related Seminars and Products


Robert Stevens, DO, is a 2010 graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He completed a family medicine residency at Maine Medical Center and then completed a one-year sports medicine fellowship through the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta.  He is board certified in Family Medicine with a certificate of added qualifications in Sports Medicine.  He then worked for 8 years for Maine General doing a combination of family medicine and sports medicine before transitioning to sports medicine full-time and joining the Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency as full-time faculty.  He is the team physician for Messalonskee High School and has provided coverage for collegiate and semi-professional sports teams.  He specializes in pediatric athletes, fractures, ultrasound-guided procedures, concussion management and sideline management.  He was the 2022 recipient of the Roswell P. Bates Public Service Award from the MOA.

Rob Stevens, DO has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients


Avery Olmstead, MLIS, activist, writer, and public speaker.'s Profile

Avery Olmstead, MLIS, activist, writer, and public speaker. Related Seminars and Products


Avery Olmstead has 51 years of personal & professional experience in the disability field. He uses a wheelchair, due to Cerebral Palsy. He has a BS in Rehabilitation Services from the University of Maine at Farmington, a post graduate certificate as a Mental Health Rehabilitation Technician from the University of Southern Maine and an MLIS in Library & Information Science from the University of South Carolina. Avery lives in Old Town with his cat (and owner), Lisa.

Avery is in the process of searching for his next career opportunity. Past professional positions have included: Consultant on various Health Equity projects for the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies and the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council, Public Relations Manager with Speaking Up For Us, Maine’s self-advocacy organization for adults living with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, and Academic Librarian for the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he researched, the research that has been created on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Avery Olmstead has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.


Janet May, Coordinator, UMaine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies's Profile

Janet May, Coordinator, UMaine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies Related Seminars and Products


Janet May, MEd, MS, CRC is Coordinator of Transition and Adults at the UMaine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (CCIDS). She has collaborated with several organizations to create programs which introduce youth with disabilities to careers in aquaponics and aquaculture. In addition, Janet works on CCIDS's project, Educating Providers through Narrative Advocacy: Promoting Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) and Chronic Health Conditions.

Janet May has no actual or potential conflict of interest, financial relationship/arrangement or affiliation with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients.
 


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John P

"Always a great mix of interesting topics. The OMT presentations were excellent. I'll look forward to attending again next year perhaps in person."

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Adele C

"Dr. Bartel was excellent."

Lisa R

"speakers were very interesting "

David W

"Well done. Conference was well organized and easy to follow."