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Virtual Summit

The VOC: Virtual Osteopathic Conference


Total Credits: 48 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Average Rating:
   4
State Associations:
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Faculty:
Katie Murray, DO, MS, FACS |  Justin Puckett, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, FOMA |  Michael Brown, DO |  Tiffany Lewis, DO, MBA |  Jeff Davis, DO |  Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI |  Nicole Mullins, DO |  Brandon Maughan, MD |  David Lehrfeld, MD |  Nicholas Jaszczak, MD, MPH |  Dan Hubbard |  Jonathan Wright, DO |   60 more....
Duration:
945 Hours
Expiration:
Access till 07/01/2021 after purchase.

Dates


Description

Registration Information - Member vs. Non-member rates – to take advantage of “Member Price” for this conference, you must be a member of your state’s osteopathic association. Membership will be verified with partnering states for registrants that choose the member rate.

The Virtual Osteopathic Conference was developed in partnership with the following state medical organizations: the Georgia Osteopathic Medical Association, the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association (IOPA), the Kansas Association of Osteopathic Medicine (KAOM), the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS), the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO), and the Washington Osteopathic Medical Association (WOMA). The conference offers up to 48 CME credits of AOA Category 1-A Credit and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ in a flexible format.

Live Conference:

The live conference will be held April 16 – 18. The live conference allows you the opportunity to interact with faculty in real-time during the presentation. There are 2 educational tracks for the live conference, Primary Care and EM/IM – please see the schedule below.

On-Demand:

All presentations from the live conference will be made available for On-Demand viewing on April 19. This allows you the opportunity to complete any lectures you may have missed live and view any of the lectures on your own schedule. To provide you maximum flexibility, the conference will remain available for completion On-Demand through June 30, 2021.

Credit Options:

Registrants have a choice of how much CME credit they want to purchase for this virtual event by purchasing CME in 8-credit increments. You have the option of attending up to 24 credits at the live conference or earn up to 48 credits with the On-Demand option.

Faculty Interaction:  

Live conference attendees will be able to chat and interact with faculty and other attendees while the presentations are playing. Our program faculty will pre-record their lectures so they will be able to answer questions in real-time throughout the entire presentation.  In the On-Demand format, attendees will see all comments made during the live presentation and will be able to email questions to content experts. This offers you a maximum amount of flexibility in what CME you take and when you take it.

Conference Registration Deadline:

Registration for the Virtual Osteopathic Conference will end on Tuesday, May 18, 2021, at midnight.  You will have until Wednesday, June 30, to complete the conference On-Demand.

Please contact OPSO at 503-299-6776 (PST or MST) or MAOPS at 573-634-3415 (CST or EST) for questions about the schedule or registration.

 

THE VOC PROGRAM SCHEDULE

(Schedule subject to change)

 

Day 1 • Friday, April 16

 (All times are shown in Central Standard time) General Medicine Emergency Medicine
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM 

Preparing for a Future Pandemic: Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic  
Christopher Cirino, DO, MPH  

Killer Headache: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Nicole Mullins, DO

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Practicing Medicine with Media and Technology
Michael Brown, DO

Diagnosis and Severity Assessment of Pulmonary Embolism
Brandon Maughan, MD

 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM

Hematologic Considerations in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI

Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Updates
David Lehrfeld, MD

 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Catching Common Cancers 
Jeff Davis, DO

COVID-19 Updates
David Lehrfeld, MD

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM 

Best Practices in Metabolic Syndrome 
Justin Puckett, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, FOMA

Contrast Blush in Trauma Patients
Nicholas Jaszczak, MD, FACS

 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

 What You Don't See in the Pee 
Katie Murray, DO

Emergency Medicine in an Austere Environment
Derrick Sorweide, DO

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Evaluation and Management 2021 Changes - Applying the Guidelines in Daily Practice
Cynthia Penkala from the AOA

The One That Got Away
Jonathan Wright, DO

 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Screening Mammography - Initiation, Cessation, and Frequence
Tiffany Lewis, DO, MBA

Ultrasound for the Acutely Dyspneic/Hypoxic Patient
Dan Hubbard, MD

Day 2 • Saturday, April 17

(All times are shown in Central Standard time) General Medicine Internal Medicine 
 9:00 AM- 10:00 AM

You're Fired! How to Disengage from a Patient
David Goldman, DO, FACLM, FAPA, JD

Clostridioides Difficile Infection 
Jack Bragg, DO, MACOI

 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Update On Hormone Replacement Therapy In Men
Dustin Higgins, DO

Ethnicity Matters: The Impact of COVID-19 on Minority and Rural Populations
Mark Baldwin, DO, FACOI, FASN 

  11:15 AM - 12:15 AM

Cancer Survivorship 2021 
Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI

Update in Acute Ischemic Stroke 
Suzanne C. Crandall, DO 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Understanding Implicit Bias: Bridging the Unconscious Divide Between Intent and Outcome in Healthcare Delivery
Katie Davenport-Kabonic, DO

COVID-19 Current Therapies & Vaccines 
Joseph Carrington, DO, MHA

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM 

 

Urological Malignancies: Prevention and Treatment
Katie Murray, DO

You Could be Fibbin' & That's No Lie! Thoughts of a Clinical Cardiologist
Marty Schwarze, DO, FACC, FACOI

 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Breakfast is NOT the most important meal of the day!
Luke Van Kirk, DO

Treatment of Submassive Pulmonary Embolism
Brian Snyders, DO 

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Understanding Crisis Standards of Care 
David Tannehill, DO, FACP, FACOI; Ashok Palagiri, MD; & Jennifer Heyl, Ph.D., HEC-C 

Targeted Temperature Management 
Farid Sadaka, MD

  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Optimizing Your Telemedicine Practice
Michael Brown, DO 

Bradykinin Storm Alert from Your  COVID-19 Forecast Team
Lancer Gates, DO, FACOI

Day 3 • Sunday, April 18

 (All times are shown in Central Standard time)  General Medicine Emergency Medicine 
9:00 AM- 10:00 AM 

The Judicious Use of Antibiotics: Reviewing the Evidence
Christopher Cirino, DO, MPH  

What You Never Learned About Congenital Heart Defects
Ed Junkins, MD

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 

Common Dermatologic Conditions in Skin of Color
Jennifer David, DO, MBA, FAAD

Feed a Cold, Starve a Fever? An Update on Fever Management in the Infant
Elisabeth Guenther, MD, MPH
 11:15 AM - 12:15 AM 

It Takes a Village: Preventing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
Elizabeth Lucore, DO,  MPH, ABFM

  Abdominal Pain in the ED
   Ryan Rose, DO 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM 

Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes: Not Just For Grown Ups Anymore
Amy Clark, DO 

Winter Medicine and Cold Related Injuries
   Derrick Sorweide, DO 
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM  

Preventative Lifestyle Medicine 
Matthew Bechtold, MD & Kenneth Stewart, DO, FACEP, FAAEM & Chris Lane S/D

 Chest Pain in Women: Keeping a Wide Differential
   Sonia Hasbun, DO
 2:45 PM - 3:45 PM 

Developmental Effects of COVID-19 on Children
Megan McBride, DO, FAAP, FACOP

Pain, Trauma and the Brain (For Acute Care)
Kevin Cuccaro, DO

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Movement Medicine & Exercise Rx for Everyone 
Chris Paynter, DO & Katie Davenport-Kabonic, DO

 Belonging: The Intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Physician Wellbeing
Al’ai Alvarez, MD

  5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

 Pediatric Food Allergies
                Manoj Warrier, MD                 

 Physician Wellness: Preventing Stress, Burnout and Saving Your Career
Matt Eschelbach, DO

 

MAOPS is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates these programs for a maximum of 48 AOA Category 1-A CME credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.

MAOPS is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

MAOPS designates this conference for a maximum of 48 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Registrants will not be allowed to cancel their registration to this conference & get a refund after March 15, 2021!

Osteopathic Grievance Policy: All grievances should be in writing and should specify the nature of the grievance.  Initially, all grievances should be directed to 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 then submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

Faculty

Katie Murray, DO, MS, FACS's Profile

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Dr. Katie Murray is a graduate of AT Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Following graduation, she completed her Urology residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and a fellowship in Urological Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. Dr. Murray is the Assistant Professor of Surgery for the University of Missouri, Department of Surgery, and the Medical Director of Urologic Oncology at Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, both in Columbia, Missouri. She is also the Assistant Professor of Surgery and Research Clinician for the University of Missouri School of Medicine. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Urology.

Dr. Murray is a member of several associations and a very active member of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. She currently serves as the Education Chair for the Education and Convention Committee for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Murray discloses that she has 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.


Justin Puckett, DO, FAAFP, FACOFP, FOMA's Profile

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 Dr. Justin Puckett is dual board-certified in Osteopathic Family Medicine/OMT and Obesity Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians. He is a graduate of AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Academy of Family Physicians, and the Obesity Medicine Association. Dr. Puckett is the Chief Medical Officer of Complete Family Medicine, a practice he founded and has grown to over 20 providers serving seven communities in Northeast Missouri. It is now a part of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System.

Dr. Puckett enjoys practicing full-spectrum Family Medicine and providing Obesity Medicine consults. He is active in the community serving on a variety of boards and advisory committees. He is an avid teacher, nearly always having a healthcare student working alongside him.

Dr. Puckett is also a weight loss patient himself, having lost 180 pounds in 2011. While the journey continues, he works hard to share his story and to encourage others, both providers and patients. He has worked at a national level to advocate against weight bias and received the prestigious Bias Buster Award from the Obesity Action Coalition for his effective advocacy.

Dr. Puckett is married to Kylene and has four children, ages 9-14. Together they are active in their faith community and enjoy traveling and exploring new places. He especially enjoys SCUBA diving with his two oldest sons and wife.

Dr. Puckett discloses that he has received speaker and consultant fees from Novo Nordisk.


Michael Brown, DO's Profile

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Dr. Michael Brown is a graduate of AT Still University - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed a medical residency in Family and Community Medicine at Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Missouri. He currently works full-time for Meritas Health in Smithville, Missouri, where he practices Family Medicine. He is the former Assistant Chief Medical Informatics Officer and Medical Director of Telemedicine for Mosaic Life Care. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine and Clinical Informatics by the American Board of Preventative Medicine.

Dr. Brown was the first physician to begin providing direct-to-consumer telemedicine in Missouri. He built a team of providers who continue to give care remotely to patients throughout rural northwest Missouri. His interests include innovative ways to deliver health care to his patients and increasing physician satisfaction with electronic health records.

Dr. Brown lives in Smithville, Missouri, with his wife and seven children and continues his family tradition of beekeeping. He also enjoys photography and running, two beneficial skills for any beekeeper. Dr. Brown will be ending his term as President of MAOPS in the next month. His leadership during this challenging year in dealing with the pandemic has been instrumental as MAOPS switched its CME focus to virtual learning.

Dr. Brown discloses that he has 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.


Tiffany Lewis, DO, MBA's Profile

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Dr. Tiffany Lewis is board certified in Radiology by the American College of Radiology. She is also MQSA certified. She obtained her medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 and her MBA in Healthcare Leadership from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. She completed her Diagnostic Radiology residency at Kansas University Medical Center in Kansas City, Kansas, and her Breast Imaging fellowship at The Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona, in 2015. During her fellowship at Mayo Clinic, her extensive experience was in obstetric imaging, 3D Tomosynthesis, breast MRI, contrast-enhanced mammography, and multimodality breast biopsy. She has broad experience in clinical research on breast imaging and has presented and written numerous publications.

"Breast imaging has a special place in my heart. My mother, mother-in-law, and three aunts are breast cancer survivors, and unfortunately, one of my aunts lost her battle with breast cancer. When breast cancer hits this close to home, you treat each of your patients like family."

Dr. Lewis discloses that she has 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.


Jeff Davis, DO's Profile

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Dr. Jeff Davis practices in Memphis, Missouri and is the Chief Medical Officer and Staff Family Medicine Physician for Scotland County Hospital. He keeps busy as Coroner for Scotland County, Staff Physician for Scotland County Care Center and Residential Care Facility, and Memphis Medical Services, a federally qualified hospital-based rural health clinic.

Dr. Davis has been providing well-woman, obstetrics, and adolescent care throughout his career and continues to deliver babies. Dr. Davis serves the profession passionately. He is a past president of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and has served on every committee in the organization. He currently serves as the Education Co-Chair. He is a trustee and a delegate to the AOA.

Dr. Davis is a graduate of AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his residency at Southern Illinois University Quincy Family Practice in Quincy, Illinois. Dr. Davis is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine. 

Dr. Davis discloses that he has 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.


Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI's Profile

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Dr. Kevin Hubbard is currently a Hospice and Palliative Care Physician with Saint Luke's Health System in Kansas City, Missouri. Prior to his current position, he served as a Professor and Internal Medicine Chair at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM). He serves as Associate Medical Director for Saint Luke's Hospice. Dr. Hubbard serves in leadership and advisory capacities in many osteopathic professional organizations. He served as President of the American College of Osteopathic Internists from 2007 to 2008 and was recognized by the ACOI as "Internist of the Year" in 2013. He also served the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons as President in 2011. Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons presented Dr. Hubbard with the "Physician of the Year" and Distinguished Service awards for his many years of dedication and outstanding service to the association and profession.

Dr. Hubbard is a third-generation graduate of KCU-COM and completed residencies in Internal Medicine at KCU-COM (when it was under the name of the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City) and in Internal Medicine at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed a Medical Oncology and Hematology Fellowship at the University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. Dr. Hubbard is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hematology, and Hospice/Palliative Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified as a Hospice Medical Director by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board.

Dr. Hubbard discloses that he has 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.


Nicole Mullins, DO's Profile

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Dr. Nicole Mullins is currently the attending physician at Salem Health in Salem, Oregon. She graduated from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale, Arizona. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Nicole Mullins is a native-born Oregonian who desiccated in the Sonoran Desert for ten years, whence she returned with imports (her Phoenician husband et al.). In her free time, she enjoys traveling (ah, preCOVID), running, hiking, trying exotic foods, and spending time with her many family members.

Dr. Mullins discloses that she has 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.


Brandon Maughan, MD's Profile

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Dr. Brandon Maughan is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. He then completed his residency at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Maughan completed additional research training in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania. He completed a Master's degree in Health Policy Research and studied interventions to reduce opioid analgesic prescriptions for low-acuity conditions. Dr. Maughan joined the Oregon Health & Science University faculty in 2018 as a K12 Scholar in the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, where his research examines sex differences in diagnosing and treating acute pulmonary embolism. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  

Dr. Maughan discloses that he has 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.


David Lehrfeld, MD's Profile

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Dr. David Lehrfeld is an Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Physician. He is interested in regionalized systems of care and using data to drive practice. He started his medical career as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in 1990 and has worked as an EMT, Paramedic, and Physician in the military and civilian world. He is currently the Medical Director for EMS and Trauma for the State of Oregon and works in the VA Hospital on the weekends. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Lehrfeld is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Lehrfeld discloses that he has 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.


Nicholas Jaszczak, MD, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Nicholas Jaszczak is an active duty US Army Trauma, Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgeon. He currently is working at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) through a military-civilian partnership. He has been at OHSU since 2018. He has experience working in a wide range of environments throughout the Middle East and Africa on multiple deployments. He is board certified in General Surgery and Surgical Critical Care by the American Board of Surgery. He completed his master's degree in 1996 at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dr. Jaszczak discloses that he has 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.


Dan Hubbard's Profile

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Dr. Dan Hubbard is an Emergency Department Physician at Peace Health Southwest Medical Center. Its located in a very busy and delightful community in Vancouver, Washington. He graduated with his medical degree from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon,in 2013. He completed an Ultrasound fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Later he served as the Fellowship Director at Oregon Health & Science University for a few years before deciding to leave academic medicine for community practice and better family life. Dr. Hubbard uses point-of-care ultrasound every day of his professional life.

Dr. Hubbard discloses that he has 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.


Jonathan Wright, DO's Profile

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Dr. Jonathan Wright graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest in Lebanon, Oregon, in 2012. He completed his residency at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, Oklahoma, where he served as Chief Resident. In June of this year, Jonathan graduated from his residency and moved his family to Eugene, Oregon. He currently works as an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center in Springfield, Oregon.

Most recently, Jonathan is reveling in post-residency free time. His activities include routinely getting beat by his oldest in tennis, avenging those losses in ping pong, building a treehouse with his daughters, enjoying the now much more readily available date nights with his wife, and whenever possible, heeding those immortal words, "The mountains are calling, and I must go."

Dr. Wright discloses that he has 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.


Derrick Sorweide, DO's Profile

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Dr. Derrick Sorweide is the Director of Clinical Education and Discipline Lead for Cardiovascular Learning at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest (COMP-NW) in Lebanon, Oregon. He is a member and was appointed Governor of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Board. He has held various leadership positions and has been on multiple committees with the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon. He is past president of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon 2015-2017.

Dr. Sorweide is a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army Reserves and was deployed in Kuwait and Iraq as an emergency medical treatment provider. He currently serves as the Medical Readiness and Training Command Surgeon for the Reserve Component.

Dr. Sorweide discloses that he has 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.


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

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Cynthia Penkala is the Senior Director of the Physician Services Department at the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). In her role, she provides guidance for AOA affiliates, osteopathic physicians, and their practices on issues impacting the medical practice's daily operations. She raises awareness of issues that may impact osteopathic physicians and their practices. She also oversees the development of member education to assist physicians. She has over 40 years of experience working in the health care industry, including; 13+ years of medical association experience, 18+ years managing physician practices, owning her own billing and consulting service, and an additional ten years working in the medical field in other capacities. 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 passion fuels her drive to make sure physicians have a choice between becoming employed and remaining independent.

Cynthia Penkala discloses that she has 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.


Christopher Cirino, DO, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Christopher Cirino completed his residency at George Washington University in Washington, DC, after graduating from Ohio University's College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. Dr. Cirino is board certified in Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He appreciates the chance to help patients overcome infections while identifying risk factors that impact their wellness.

In 2019, Dr. Cirino developed a website, Your Health Forum, now featuring more than 100 health articles for patients and the general population. He has published five health-related children's books and is preparing to publish two adult health books in the next few months. Dr. Cirino is striving to develop a health model that factors in behavior and maladaptive cycles as the impetus to disease and as a means toward patient empowerment in its prevention and treatment.

"I enjoy being a patient advocate and participating in the care of patients across multiple disciplines, and working with other physician groups to assist in patient care," Dr. Cirino explains. Dr. Cirino is married and has three children. He enjoys art, playing the guitar, writing, hiking, and traveling.

Dr. Cirino discloses that he has 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.


Mark Baldwin, DO, FACOI, FASN's Profile

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Dr. Mark Baldwin graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1983. He completed a rotating internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine – Midwestern University and a fellowship in Renal Disease and Hypertension at Loyola University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Baldwin is board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and as a Medical Examiner by the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. He is also certified as a Specialist in Clinical Hypertension by the American Society of Hypertension.

During his twenty-plus years in private practice in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Baldwin was actively involved in all medical education levels. He developed and taught the renal curriculum at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine for fifteen years. Dr. Baldwin is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Yakima, Washington. He is involved in research on chronic kidney disease in agricultural workers and has received numerous teaching awards.

Dr. Baldwin discloses that he has 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.


Martin Schwarze, DO, FACC, MACOI's Profile

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Dr. Martin Schwarze is a Clinical Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology of St. Louis University Hospitals and the past Chief of Cardiology at Des Peres Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He is currently a physician with the Barnes-Jewish Christian Medical Group.

Dr. Schwarze graduated from the AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1973. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri.  He completed his Fellowship in Cardiology at St. Louis University Hospital, where he continued to teach echocardiology part-time for 15 years. Upon completing the fellowship, Dr. Schwarze established a private practice, which existed for 32 years.  His group is now part of the BJC Medical Group in the Metropolitan St. Louisarea. Dr. Schwarze is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Schwarze has researched echocardiology, congestive heart failure, and lipid therapy, which has resulted in several publications in these areas. He has spoken at numerous national programs and has been the program chairman of many educational symposia in cardiology. Dr. Schwarze has received four "Educator of the Year" awards and is a Master Fellow in the American College of Osteopathic Internists and a Fellow in the American College of Cardiology. He is also the past President of the St. Louis Chapter of the American Heart Association (AHA). He has received the Hugh McCollough Award and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the St. Louis Chapter of the AHA and a lifetime teaching award from Des Peres Hospital.

Dr. Schwarze discloses that he received speaker fees from Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS)/Pfizer, Amgen, and Esperion


Brian Snyders, DO's Profile

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Dr. Brian Snyders is a Missouri native and a graduate of AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, in 2007, where he was selected a Wetzel Scholar by the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. He completed a residency in Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine at ARIA Health - Jefferson Health Northeast in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and a Critical Care fellowship at Mercy St. Louis in St. Louis, Missouri, during which he was a Chief Fellow. Dr. Snyders is board certified in Adult Critical Care and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine.  

Dr. Snyders is an attending physician at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, where he is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor, and he thoroughly enjoys teaching. He serves on several committees at Mercy, where he helps on projects such as reducing CLABSI within the Critical Care Department and improving the treatment of sepsis and septic shock patients.

Dr. Snyders discloses that he has 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.


David Tannehill, DO, FACOI, FACP's Profile

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Dr. David Tannehill is currently the Clinical Director of Critical Care Medicine for Mercy Clinic in St. Louis, Missouri. He is a Past-President of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians &Surgeons and a Past-President and current member of the Missouri Board of Professional Registration for the Healing Arts. Dr. Tannehill is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine at Saint Louis University.

During his time at Mercy Clinic and Mercy Virtual, Dr. Tannehill has won multiple awards for teaching excellence. He was integral in developing Mercy's Sepsis Program. His leadership has helped the Missouri Board of Registration for the Healing Arts develop an approach to telemedicine and physician wellness that the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons has adopted. He is a 1998 graduate of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, anda 2005 graduate of AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Tannehill is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is also board certified in Neurocritical Care Medicine by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties.

Dr. Tannehill discloses that he has 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.


Jack Bragg, DO, MA, MACOI's Profile

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Dr. Jack Bragg is from Kirksville, Missouri, where he was born and raised and went to school. After military service in the early 1970s, he attended Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State University) in Kirksville, Missouri majoring in Political Science and Biology. He graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (now AT Still University) in 1981 and completed a rotating internship at Northeast Regional Medical Center (NERMC) in Kirksville before going into Family Practice in Ava, Missouri for three years. He then completed a three-year internal medicine residency at NERMC and a two-year fellowship in Gastroenterology at Botsford Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Bragg is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Bragg is currently an Associate Professor of the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia in the Gastroenterology Division. He teaches gastroenterology and medical ethics to medical students and Gastrointestinal fellows. He is also a faculty member at the Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia, Missouri.

Dr. Bragg discloses that he has 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.


Katie Davenport-Kabonic, DO's Profile

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Dr. Katie Davenport-Kabonic is a graduate of the AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri, where she graduated with honors. In 2012, she was selected as a MAOPS Wetzel Scholar. She completed her residency at Cox Family Medicine in Springfield, Missouri. She completed her Obstetrics fellowship at Cox Family Medicine in Springfield, Missouri. She currently serves Cox Health Family Medicine with Obstetrics as a Faculty Physician and is the SWMO AHEC – Springfield Director of Student Medical Education in Springfield, Missouri. Dr. Davenport-Kabonic is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Davenport-Kabonic is an active member of the MAOPS Education and Convention Committee,the KCOM Curriculum Committee, the Lead Physician for the Walk With A Doc program, and recently obtained her Ozark Mountain Yoga RYS 200 certification.

Dr. Davenport-Kabonic discloses that she has 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.


Luke Van Kirk, DO's Profile

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Dr. Luke Van Kirk was raised in Minnesota, Louisiana, and Kansas. He graduated from Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri. There he met friends and had professors that helped him believe he could go to medical school. He attended Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California, and completed his medical training in 2013. He only applied to osteopathic schools because he wanted to learn how to manipulate the spine and body to help his patients as much as possible. Initially, he wanted to go into emergency medicine, but he soon realized he loved the continuity of care and getting to know his patients. That made family medicine the most obvious choice for him.

Dr. Van Kirk was lucky to meet a beautiful girl while he was at Evangel and started dating her before starting medical school. She was in nursing school in Springfield, Missouri, while he was in medical school in California. He decided to do a rotation at Cox Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Missouri, to be closer to his future wife. He started his residency in July of 2012, and it ended up blowing him away. He initially thought he might do emergency department work and outpatient family medicine. This idea didn't last long because he soon discovered that his cousin, Josh Umbehr, had started a direct primary care practice called Atlas MD in Wichita, Kansas. Direct primary care completely changed his focus in residency and made him realize he wanted to do nothing but direct primary care. Thankfully, he has been patient and has waited until now to begin his direct primary care practice. He believes that it will change the world, and most importantly, the health of his patients.  He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Van Kirk discloses that he has 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.


David E Goldman, DO, FACLM, FAPA, JD's Profile

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Dr. David Goldman is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Washington University School of Law. He later earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree at AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri. Dr. Goldman completed his internship at the Kirksville Osteopathic Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri, and his residency in Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee. He also completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Vanderbilt. He is the Medical Director of The Goldman Group, LLC, a multi-disciplinary psychiatry/therapy group. Dr. Goldman is also the Medical Director of Mark Twain Behavioral Health in Hannibal, Missouri. Dr. Goldman serves as a Medicolegal Consultant and continues his private psychotherapy and psychopharmacology management practice. He serves as a Professor at Southern Illinois University Medical School in Springfield, Illinois, and KCOM in Kirksville, Missouri.

Dr. Goldman was the 2001 recipient of the Max Gutensohn Professor of the Year Award at KCOM and has been awarded the Order of Merlin Excalibur by the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Dr. Goldman is board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He also is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Legal Medicine.

Dr. Goldman discloses that he has 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.


Dustin Higgins, DO's Profile

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Dr. Dustin Higgins was born and raised in Gilbert, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. He is the seventh of nine children. He went to college at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and then to medical school at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. He was trained in Internal Medicine at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis and then completed a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He currently practices in Quincy, Illinois as the only Endocrinologist in his group. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He enjoys fishing and pond swimming with his wife and six boys.

Dr. Higgins has no disclosures. 


Joseph Carrington, DO, MHA's Profile

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Dr. Joseph Carrington is an Iowa native and a graduate of Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He earned a dual degree, Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and Masters of Healthcare Administration. He went on to complete his Internal Medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University - Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, located in Baltimore, Maryland. He completed a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. He also served as a Chief Fellow and was awarded "Research Fellow of the Year" and "House Officer of the Year." Dr. Carrington is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

His research interests are in the inflammatory pathways of inhalational lung injury and recovery, including IL-6 and IL-10. His research was presented at the American College of Chest Physicians Annual Conference, where he was awarded for giving one of the top five presentations. He works at MercyOne Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, as an Intensivist and Pulmonologist.

Dr. Carrington discloses that he has 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.


Kevin Cuccaro, DO's Profile

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Dr. Kevin Cuccaro is an Independent Clinician and Consultant. His focus is on creating solutions for pain and pain-related topics important to healthcare systems, clinicians, and the public. He is a fellow of the Oregon Health Authority Council of Clinical Innovations. He is a Diplomate for the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons and the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is a trained specialist and expert on the science of pain. He trained in anesthesiology at the University of Chicago in Illinois. He completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at the University of Michigan. Later he served as Associate Program Director of the Naval Medical Center San Diego's Pain Medicine Fellowship program in California.  

In 2016, Dr. Cuccaro delivered one of the largest pain education programs in the country. This program's purpose was to radically transform healthcare providers' understanding of pain and pain care. His program evolved to include three counties, 21 clinics, and 25 training groups, and he personally trained over 200 clinical staff.

Dr. Cuccaro was selected as an Oregon Health Authority Clinical Innovations Fellow (2016-17 cohort) and has served the state of Oregon in several roles, including as an appointed member of the Oregon Health Authority Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), the HERC Chronic Pain Task Force, and the Oregon Pain Management Commission (ending as Vice-Chair).

Dr. Cuccaro discloses that he is the owner of Straight Shot Health, LLC


Matthew Bechtold, MD, AGAF, FACG, FACP, FASGE's Profile

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Dr. Matthew Bechtold is a Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Gastroenterologist practicing general Gastrointestinal and Nutrition at the University of Missouri, Columbia. He is a fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association, the American College of Gastroenterology, the American College of Physicians, and the American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. He is board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Despite a busy clinical schedule, he has published over 100 articles in outcomes research, nutrition, enteral access, and preventative strategies. He is actively involved in multiple national societies and serves on multiple national committees as a member and chair. He has been a national speaker on various topics in gastroenterology and quality improvement. He is very passionate about gastroenterological diseases, nutrition, and quality improvement.

Dr. Bechtold discloses that he received speaker fees from Exact Sciences.


Christopher Paynter, DO's Profile

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Dr. Christopher Paynter is a Family Physician for SSM Health in Tipton, Missouri. He graduated from the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr. Paynter has served on the board for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and is the immediate Past President of the Missouri Society of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He also serves as a Deacon and Leads the Men's Ministry with his local church, Freshwater Church of Jefferson City, MO. He is a current second-degree black belt in American Goju Ryu Karate. He hopes that this talk can provide ways to achieve work-life balance in today's hectic schedule.

Dr. Paynter discloses that he has 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.


Matthew Eschelbach, MS, DO, CPE, FAAPL, FACEP's Profile

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Dr. Matt Eschelbach is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Osteopathic Emergency Medicine and the American Association of Physician Specialists. He is also a Certified Physician Executive. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Association for Physician Leadership. His experience includes being the Emergency Department Medical Director, the Medical Director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma, and several hospital leadership positions. Dr. Eschelbach earned his Master's degree in Microbiology from Oregon State University in Oregon, and he graduated medical school from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Iowa.

Dr. Eschelbach has dedicated years to Emergency Medical Services at both the local, state and national levels. He has been named Emergency Room Medical Director of the Year and EMS Medical Director of the Year in Oregon. He has also been named Preceptor of the Year for teaching Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Eschelbach has a passion for education and teaching. He has lectured at many national conferences. He enjoys medical humor and has published several articles in medical literature. He is an executive member of the Oregon Wellness Committee, has been a member of the Oregon Medical Board, and served as President of many medical societies. He is also a faculty member of numerous medical colleges and is a published author. He is married with children and lives in Bend, Oregon.

Dr. Eschelbach discloses that he has 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.


Suzanne C. Crandall, DO's Profile

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Dr. Suzanne Crandall is board certified in Neurology by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. She recently started working for the Charleston Area Medical Center (CAMC) in Charleston, West Virginia. She is the Clerkship Director and is beginning the neurology residency program and seeing patients as part of Charleston Area Medical Center Neurology. She previously was a Consulting Neurologist working in General and Vascular Neurology at Saint Luke's Health System's Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute, located in Kansas City, Missouri. While in Kansas City, she was also the Stroke Director of the Saint Luke's Northland facility, a Primary Stroke Center, and was the Medical Education liaison between the Neurology group and the University of Missouri, Kansas City School of Medicine. She also assisted in medical student and resident training and maintained an active office practice.

Dr. Crandall is an active lecturer for the Neuroscience Institute, speaking at the last three Advances in Neurology and Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease Symposia and the interactive "Brain" presentation in Overland Park, Kansas. In addition, she lectures for the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists every year on diverse topics, including stroke and spinal cord injury. Her clinical interests include cerebrovascular disease and critical care neurology, as well as clinical research in acute stroke intervention, secondary stroke prevention, and neuroprotection in acute ischemic stroke.

Dr. Crandall previously was a Clinical Assistant Professor at UMKC-SOM, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences, and Saba University. She had performed clinical preceptor work for all three medical schools and actively lectures for the internal medicine and neurology residency programs and the medical student clerkship programs and was honored with Faculty Excellence in Teaching Awards in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

She graduated from Neurology residency through the Saint John's Health System, a member of the Michigan State University Consortium for Medical Training in 2009, after graduating Summa Cum Laude from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Exercise Physiology from Chapman University in Orange, California. She received the University's highest honors, the Cheverton Trophy, and the Ronald Huntington Academic Award. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music – Liberal Arts degree from California State University, Fullerton.

When not working, she enjoys reading, gardening, beekeeping, and volunteering.

Dr. Crandall discloses that she has 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.


Farid Sadaka, MD's Profile

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Dr. Farid Sadaka is the Medical Director of the Neurologic and Trauma Intensive Care Unit at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Sadaka is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He also is board certified in Neurocritical Care by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties.

He plays a crucial role in the overall functioning of the Trauma and Neuro ICU, and he provides leadership across a broad spectrum of areas within Mercy Hospital. He serves on many local and national committees. He is a member of the Mid-America Transplant Medical Advisory Board and the Mid-America Transplant Clinical Innovation Fund Committee. He currently is the Program Director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at St. Louis University/Mercy Hospital and the Program Director of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program at Mercy Hospitals - St. Louis.

He is an excellent clinician and teacher and has received the annual award for Teaching Excellence for 2009- 2010 and 2013-2014. He is actively involved in clinical research and has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications on various topics. He won the "Researcher of the Year Award" for Mercy Health System in 2018. Dr. Sadaka wrote multiple book chapters and is the editor of two books. Currently, he is working on various projects involving the residents from the critical care department and other specialties in Mercy Hospital, in addition to medical students from St. Louis University.

Dr. Sadaka discloses that he has 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.


Lancer Gates, DO, FACOI's Profile

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Dr. Lancer Gates started Gates Hospitalists, LLC in December of 2002. He is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also a Fellow of the College of Osteopathic Internists. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-Medicine from Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania. Dr. Gates is a graduate of AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He completed his residency training at Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City, New York.

Dr. Gates serves as the Council Vice-Chair of the Missouri State Medical Society (MSMA); serves on the Editorial Board of Missouri Medicine, the Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association; Chairperson of the MSMA Insurance Agency; member of the MSMA Committee for Legislative Affairs, the MSMA Ethics Committee; and is past President of the Kansas City Medical Society. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Kansas City Regional Osteopathic Medical Association and is the Secretary/Treasurer of the Kansas City Metropolitan Physicians Association. He also serves on the Finance Committee of Centrus Health. His honors include the 2008 Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Physician of the Year and the 2007 Kansas City Society Doctor of Distinction. He serves as an Internal Medicine preceptor for osteopathic medical students.

Dr. Gates enjoys spending time with his family, running, vacationing in his native Pennsylvania, and being involved in Missouri politics.

Dr. Gates discloses that he has 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.


Ed Junkins, MD, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Junkins is a long-time health sciences academician. He is presently serving as the Senior Associate Dean for Assessment and Outcomes for the Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon. He has a breadth of experience as a pediatrician, educator, clinical researcher,and executive administrator for more than two decades. Dr. Junkins is board certified in Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Junkins has teaching interests in best practices of diversity and equity, cross-cultural communication, and social determinants of health.

Dr. Junkins has served on multiple professional boards, multi-disciplinary committees, task forces, building partnerships, and influenced policies promoting wellness. Following his Governor's appointment, he is presently the Joint Task Force's Vice-Chair on Universal Healthcare in Oregon. Dr. Junkins has been elected to both the Corvallis School Board and the Corvallis City Council and served on multiple foundations throughout the community. Dr. Junkins is a former Robert Wood Johnson Minority Medical Development Scholar. He received his fellowship training and Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Utah School of Medicine, his internship and residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Children's Center, and his medical degree from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Junkins lives with his wife, who is also a pediatrician, and their five boys in Corvallis, Oregon.

Dr. Junkins discloses that he has 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.


Jennifer David, DO, MBA, FAAD's Profile

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A Bucks County native, Dr. Jennifer David is a graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Medical Anthropology. Dr. David holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Pennsylvania. While in medical school, she also earned a Master's degree in Business Administration from St. Joseph's University, where she concentrated in healthcare management. She completed her research fellowship with her mentor, Dr. Susan Taylor, MD, where she honed her passion for learning the intricacies and nuances in treating skin of color. She then completed her residency training at Larkin Community Hospital in Miami, Florida, where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. Throughout her training, Dr. David remained active in research. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals in addition to co-authorship in chapters for dermatology textbooks.

Dr. David is board certified in Dermatology by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology. She remains active in the dermatology community holding memberships and leadership roles in the Women's Dermatology Society,  American Academy of Dermatology, The American Osteopathic College of Dermatology, and the Skin of Color Society, where she currently serves as Chair of the Patient Education Committee.

Dr. David lives in Philadelphia with her two mastiffs, Sammy and Bella, and she enjoys spending time with them at the dog park near her home. She loves to travel and even had the opportunity to trace some family genealogy back to her ancestors' home country of Croatia. Dr. David is a football fan and supports the Philadelphia Eagles. She was a member of the Eagles cheerleaders squad during the 2004-2005 season, the year they played in Super Bowl XXXIX in Jacksonville, Florida. She also enjoys working on her Spanish-speaking skills to communicate with her Spanish patients in their native language.

Dr. David approaches each patient's visit with a commitment to actively listening to understand that person's needs fully. She looks at the pictures they show her, listens to treatments they may have tried, and tries to find ways to bring them in as an active participant in their care. Her patients know her as the kind of doctor who is genuinely concerned about their well-being and one who takes the time to fully understand the situation – much like Dr. David's beloved pediatrician, whom she idolized growing up.

Dr. David discloses that she has 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.


Elisabeth Guenther, MD, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Elisabeth Guenther is a Professor and Chair of Pediatrics at Western University of Health Sciences in Lebanon, Oregon. She is board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has a commitment and appreciation for the care of children and their families, trainee mentoring, and compassionate communication.

Dr. Guenther graduated from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She then matriculated into Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon, where she obtained her medical degree. Dr. Guenther completed a pediatric residency at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., and served as Chief Resident. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah. While there, she also completed a Master's degree in Public Health and a graduate certification in Conflict Resolution. After years of being on the faculty at the University of Utah, Dr. Guenther returned to Oregon, where she was raised. She joined the faculty of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest, where she also served as the Director of the Office of Career and Professional Development.  

Dr. Guenther discloses that she has 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.


Elizabeth Lucore, DO, MPH's Profile

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Dr. Elizabeth Lucore graduated from Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, in 2008, where she earned a dual degree; Doctorate in Osteopathic Medicine and a Master's degree in Public Health. In 2011, she completed her residency with the Cox Health Family Medicine Program in Springfield, Missouri, emphasizing full-scope surgical obstetrics. She also helped start an OMT clinic at the residency clinic. Dr. Lucore is board certified in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine. She is a member, former board member, and current Ozark District liaison of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons.

Dr. Lucore has been with Cox Health Monett working in the Family Practice and Obstetrics clinic for the past ten years and is currently serving as Chief of Staff. This role has allowed her to lead the strategic planning committee for the newly opened hospital and clinic in Monett, a merging of three family medicine clinics. She was voted "Best Pediatrician" in 2020 by the local newspaper. Dr. Lucore enjoys the broad spectrum of family medicine, caring for mothers and newborns to elder and end-of-life care. She also welcomes the opportunity to host medical students and residents.

Like most healthcare workers, she finds the quest to balance home and work life both challenging and essential and most successful when she is fully present. When she is not navigating virtual education with her two children, she enjoys outdoor adventures with her family, practicing Spanish, and eating delicious food.

Dr. Lucore discloses she has 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.


Ryan Rose, DO's Profile

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Dr. Ryan Rose is currently an Emergency Medicine Physician at Salem Health Hospital in Salem, Oregon. His wife also works alongside him at Salem Health as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.  He is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Rose completed his residency at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts. After residency, he practiced in a busy trauma center just outside of Charlotte, North Carolina.  

While growing up in Tennessee, he found an avid passion for the outdoors and has incorporated that passion into his practice by taking Advanced Wilderness Life Support courses. He continues to teach wilderness medicine classes and skills.

Dr. Rose also started a MedWAR race at his medical school which is held every November. When not working, Dr. Rose and his lovely wife can be found mountain biking, hiking, and hanging out with their awesome dogs. He also enjoys snowboarding, skiing, camping, rock climbing, mountain biking, and most anything outside.

Dr. Rose discloses that he has 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.


Amy Clark, DO's Profile

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Dr. Amy Clark is a Pediatric Endocrinologist with an interest and specific expertise in diabetes research and the clinical care of children with diabetes. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Endocrinology by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Clark completed her medical training at AT Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) in Kirksville, Missouri. She then completed her pediatric residency at the University of Texas-Austin, followed by an Endocrinology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. She is currently an Instructor of Pediatrics at Washington University School of Medicine.

Dr. Clark discloses that she has 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


Al'ai Alvarez, MD, FAAEM, FACEP's Profile

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Dr. Al'ai Alvarez is an Assistant Clinical Professor in Emergency Medicine and an Assistant Program Director in the Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Alvarez is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is a fellow for the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and a Diplomate for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Buffalo School of Medicine in Buffalo, New York. He focuses on the interdependence of residency well-being with performance improvement on patient experience, quality and patient safety, diversity, equity and inclusion, and medical education.

Dr. Alvarez serves as the co-chair of the Stanford Well MD's Physician Wellness Forum and is one of the peer supporters for Well MD's Physician Resource Network (PRN) Support for faculty and trainees. He co-chairs the largest diversity mentoring initiative in Emergency Medicine through ACEP and EMRA. Dr. Alvarez has given several grand rounds and national conference lectures and workshops on relevant topics in gratitude and compassion, physician well-being, burnout, the imposter syndrome, as well as increasing leadership capacity and mentorship to enhance diversity and inclusion. Dr. Alvarez works on recruitment in faculty, graduate, and undergraduate medical education with a particular interest in finding ways to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine.

Dr. Alvarez discloses that he has 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.


Manoj Warrier, MD's Profile

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Dr. Manoj Warrier currently practices at the Allergy, Asthma & Food Allergy Centers in St. Louis, Missouri. He specializes in the treatment of children and adults with allergies, asthma, and immune deficiencies. He mainly sees patients at the South County location and the West County location. Before joining the Allergy, Asthma & Sinus Care Center in 2008, he was on faculty at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in the Division of Allergy and Immunology, Ohio.

Dr. Warrier earned his bachelor's degree from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, and his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky. He completed a combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center and Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center and a fellowship in Allergy and Immunology at St. Louis University.

Dr. Warrier is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics, and in Allergy & Immunology by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology. He has been an invited speaker for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) and Continuing Medical Education meetings. He was awarded the Outstanding Junior Faculty Pediatric Abstract Award presented by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Allergy and Immunology at the AAAAI on two different occasions.

He has co-authored several papers on studies on food allergies. These include "The Prevalence, Severity, and Distribution of Childhood Food Allergy in the United States" published in Pediatrics in 2011 (the often quoted 1 in 13 children are affected by food allergies comes from this paper) and "Parent Report of Physician Diagnosis in Pediatric Food Allergy" published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology," in 2012. He is passionate about food allergies since his older daughter suffers from peanut, tree nut, and chickpea food allergies.

Dr. Warrier is actively involved in the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at SSM St. Mary's Health Center, Mercy Hospital Residency Program, and the Allergy-Immunology Fellowship Program at St. Louis University. Dr. Warrier is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Division of Allergy and Immunology at St. Louis University.

Dr. Warrior discloses that he has received speaker fees from GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Astra Zeneca.


Ashok Palagiri, MD's Profile

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Dr. Ashok Palagiri is Vice President of Mercy Virtual Inpatient Services (vICU, vSepsis, and vHospitalist). He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is also board certified in Neurocritical Care by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties. He has served in many capacities at Mercy, including Critical Care Fellowship education, peer review/quality improvement, sepsis care, and workflow/pathway optimization. He is currently a Co-Leader for the Mercy ministry-wide Sepsis Task Force and is a Critical Care Specialty Council member. 

Dr. Palagiri has been working with Mercy Virtual since the initial inception of Mercy SafeWatch in 2006. He became Assistant Medical Director of vICU in 2011, transitioning to Medical Director of vICU and vSepsis in 2015, and Medical Director of vHospitalist in 2019. 

Dr. Palagiri received his bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He attended Saint Louis University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, in 2004. He completed a Critical Care fellowship at Mercy Hospital St. Louis, Missouri, in 2006 and has been working as an intensivist there and at Mercy Hospital - Washington since 2006. 

Dr. Palagiri and his team are constantly working with bedside providers to improve patient care while decreasing the burden of the bedside clinicians' work.

Dr. Palagiri discloses that he has 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.


Jennifer Heyl, Ph.D., HEC-C's Profile

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Dr. Jennifer Heyl is the Executive Director of Ethics at Mercy Health System based in Chesterfield, Missouri. She started at Mercy in 2002, and her key areas of responsibility have included ethics consultation, education, and policy review and development. Initially, this was for the Mercy East Communities. She now leads a team of seven ethicists across Mercy's four-state Health System. In all of these areas, Dr. Heyl focuses on identifying and training others to identify potential ethical issues early to prevent them from escalating to real ethical concerns. She taught in the St. Louis University Graduate Program in Health Care Ethics and undergraduate ethics, philosophy, and medical humanities at Presbyterian College, Georgetown College, and the University of Tennessee. Dr. Heyl holds a Doctorate of Philosophy with a medical ethics concentration from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dr. Heyl discloses that she has 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.


Kenneth Stewart, DO, FAAEM, FACEP's Profile

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Dr. Kenneth Stewart is an Emergency Medicine Physician in Joplin, Missouri, and northern Arkansas. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Primary Care for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – Joplin. He received his medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California. Dr. Stewart is board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine and has been in practice for more than 27 years. Dr. Stewart has specialized training in Emergency Medicine in the following areas: FAST ultrasound, advanced cardiac life support, pediatric advanced life support, and advanced trauma life support. 

Dr. Stewart is a member of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, Michigan College of Emergency Physicians, Emergency Medicine Resident's Association, and the American Osteopathic Association. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. 

Dr. Stewart discloses that he has 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.


Chris Lane, S/D's Profile

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Christopher Lane is currently pursuing his Doctor of Osteopathy at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – Joplin. He obtained his bachelor's degree in athletic training at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, in 2016. Before receiving his degree, he worked as a nuclear power operator for the US Navy and as an emergency medical technician. 

S/D Lane discloses that he has 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.


Caroline Baber's Profile

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Caroline Baber was born and raised in Portland, OR where she developed a curiosity for medicine. She attended Western Washington University where she earned a degree in ecology, evolution, and organismal biology while participating in club swimming and water polo. She is currently working towards her medical degree at Western University of Health Sciences: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific –Northwest. Before attending medical school, she spent time working as a field botanist and in environmental education. Outside of school, Caroline enjoys outdoor recreation activities and spends her free time hiking, cycling, and climbing. Additionally, she is a volunteer firefighter for the Lebanon Fire Department. 


Joshua Steinberg's Profile

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Joshua Steinberg MPH is an OMS-II student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM). Prior to attending ICOM, he received his Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science as well as a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the University of Arizona. His research interests include expanding health care access, rural medicine, and mental health care. 


Hadie Islam's Profile

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Hadie Islam is a 3rd-year medical student at Kansas City University in Joplin, MO. He is from Saint Louis, Missouri, and attended Saint Louis University as an undergraduate, where he received a degree in Investigative Medical Sciences. Hadie is a member of the osteopathic honor society, Sigma Sigma Phi, and the Jesuit honor society, Alpha Sigma Nu. He has a future career interest in internal medicine, and his outside interests are in wildlife photography and saltwater fish keeping. 


Daniel Horuzsko's Profile

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Daniel Horuzsko is currently a second-year medical student attending the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at South Georgia. He completed his Bachelor of Science in Biology degree from Augusta University where he went on to complete a Master of Public Health concentrated in Healthcare Management and Policy followed by a Master in Biomedical Sciences from Georgia PCOM. His research experience encompasses a wide array in the field of medicine which includes transplantation, cancer, immunology, and cardiovascular health. His research efforts have been featured in journals such as The Journal of Clinical Investigation, FASEB Journal, and Human Immunology. His work has been presented at multiple scientific meetings including the International HLA-G Conference in Paris, France and Experimental Biology. The research in focus was accomplished alongside his colleagues at the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center and provides a novel model for optimal donor selection in organ transplantation. He aspires to pursue a career in surgery and continue his focus on translational research to enhance patient outcomes for the future.


Polly Wiltz's Profile

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Polly was born in Pullman, WA and spent the majority of her youth between Herzogenaurach, Germany and Kennewick, WA. She graduated from Kamiakin High School in 2009 and moved to Bellingham, WA to attend Western Washington University. She obtained a double degree in Biochemistry and Spanish, and after graduation she moved to Nicaragua to serve as a Community Health Educator for the United States Peace Corps. She spent three years in Central America, organizing national service provider trainings on HIV, reproductive health and STI prevention in local high schools and providing exclusive breastfeeding and newborn nutrition courses in rural outposts in the mountains of Boaco. She was instrumental in establishing Special Olympics Nicaragua, being assigned to the Board of Directors at the Healthy Athlete Program Director. After returning from the Peace Corps in 2018, Polly applied and was accepted into medical school at Pacific Northwest University in Yakima, WA. Her interests in medicine range from acute trauma management to sustainable behavior change. She is a fluent Spanish speaker with a passion for hiking volcanoes in the Cascade Mountain Range and windsurfing the Columbia in Hood River.


Tremayne Koochin's Profile

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Tremayne Koochin is from Vancouver, Canada, where he completed his undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of British Columbia. Student doctor Koochin is currently a second-year student attending Kansas City University in Joplin, Missouri. Student doctor Kooshin and his wife have a two-year-old daughter and a baby boy on the way in August! Self-proclaimed “As the stereotypical Canadian that I am”, Tremayne converted his garage into a ball hockey area where he spends as much free time his family as he can.


Anne Deleon's Profile

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Anne Deleon is a third-year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences at Yakima, WA. Before medical school she completed her bachelor’s degree in Music Literature at University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. She then immigrated and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science at University of Washington where she worked on characterizing proteins to help refine therapies for neurodegenerative diseases under Dr. John Finke. Anne hopes serve her community as a researcher and physician.


Tyler Richie's Profile

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Tyler Richie is a 2nd year DO student at PCOM-GA. He received his B.A. in Psychology from Emory University. After graduating, he worked as a scribe in the emergency room and as a medical assistant in a cardiology office where he became interested in the field. He hopes to pursue an academic internal medicine residency and a cardiology fellowship thereafter. 


Andrew Sulaiman's Profile

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My name is Andrew Sulaiman and I am a second-year medical student at Kansas City University. Prior to starting medical school, I earned my PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Ottawa, Canada. My research focused on developing novel therapies to target triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) and its cancer stem cell population. Throughout medical school I have been eager to continue performing research and when I joined the Konorev Lab at Kansas City University, we blended my expertise in TNBC and Dr. Eugene Konorev’s expertise in cardiology research. Together, we developed our current project which is a two-pronged approach to reduce the cardiotoxic effects of doxorubicin, a chemotherapy commonly used on TNBC patients while enhancing its anti-tumor effects via modulation of TGF-β. Medical school has greatly expanded my understanding to the clinical side of oncology. My long-term goal is to work as an oncologist while also conducting research so that I can offer the best care to my patients.


Ariana Daftarian's Profile

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Ariana Daftarian is a second year medical student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine-Georgia Campus. She also completed her Master’s in Biomedical Sciences there and received her Bachelor’s in Biochemistry from the Georgia Institute of Technology. 


Whitley Nelson, OMS's Profile

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Whitley Nelson was born and raised in Lebanon, Oregon. She graduated from Oregon State University and is now a medical student at Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific-Northwest (COMP-NW). Growing up in a rural area she has a passion for working with underserved populations and patient advocacy. She plans to use her experiences to engage in research with healthcare policy and advocacy that supports patient care. Whitley has been selected for the Primary Care Loan Forgiveness Program and looks forward to returning to Oregon and serving a rural community after residency. Her academic interests include sustainable humanitarian relief efforts in rural and global health, lifestyle medicine, and general surgery. When she is not studying, Whitley enjoys being outdoors and hiking with her husband and their two dogs and tending to her garden.


Rachel Gantz's Profile

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Rachel Gantz was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin into a career military family and has five brothers. Outdoor activities and sports were prominent yet, there was always time to volunteer and give back to inner city Milwaukee community.  She graduated Sigma Cum Laude from Winona State University, Minnesota in 2018 with a degree in Chemistry and minor in Biochemistry. During her time at Winona, she continued to volunteer to help the underserved at the St Joseph’s Free Medical Clinic, Make a Wish Foundation and the local food bank.  She also was the Captain of the NCAA Division II Women’s Tennis Team and was Academic All-Conference.

She is now working on her Medical Degree at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific Northwest and plans to be a physician in the Air Force upon graduation. In addition to her studies, Rachel has worked in clinical and bench research, tutoring students and volunteering to serve the community in the local Free Medical Clinic as well as teaching tennis at Albany Tennis Center.  


Kellie Gaura, OMS's Profile

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Kellie Gaura was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon before pursuing her medical degree at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Northwest at Western University of Health Sciences. She double majored in Biology and Human Physiology with a minor in Chemistry. Prior to medical school, she worked in the golf industry at Eugene Country Club and as a medical scribe at Sacred Heart Medical Center Riverbend in Eugene, OR


Kaori Morimoto's Profile

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Ms. Kaori Morimoto is a pre-doctoral neuromusculoskeletal teaching fellow for 2019-2022 academic years at Western University of Health Sciences, COMP–Northwest. She is passionate about women’s health and served as the vice president of the National Student Society of ACOOG during the 2019-2020. Ms. Morimoto is originally from Hiroshima, Japan, where she spent the first two decades of her life actively engaging herself with peace education. She learned law for two years at Chuo University in Tokyo and transferred to University of Oregon, where she found her true passion in science and medicine. Ms. Morimoto has a special interest in lifestyle medicine and women’s health. In her free time, Ms. Morimoto enjoys spending her time with her family. Her hobbies are rock climbing, backpacking, cooking, and playing the piano.


Kate Buhrke's Profile

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Kate Buhrke is a third year medical student at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was born and raised in Chicago, IL and went to Texas A&M University for her Bachelor's degree in biology. She worked for nearly four years at the University of Utah doing gut microbiome and cancer research. She aspires to be an orthopaedic surgeon one day and does research with the orthopaedic group at St. Alphonsus. Outside of medicine, she enjoys rock climbing, paddle boarding, and doing yoga.


Dayne Moore's Profile

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Hello, my name is Dayne Moore.  I was raised in Lehi, Utah where I graduated with high honors from Lehi High School in 2013. I went on to graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology from the University of Utah in 2019.

In between High School and College, I served a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Southern California.  I learned Spanish and continued to use that skill as a manager at a Brazilian Steakhouse called Rodizio Grill from 2017-2019.  I also volunteered as a translator and exercise specialist at the Hope Clinic, a free clinic in Utah for underserved families in the community.  I am excited to learn the art of medicine and hone my medical skills while striving to assist the physicians and patients during my rotations.

In my spare time, I enjoy running, hiking, hunting, and playing sports.  I love traveling and going on adventures with my wife. We are also looking forward to welcoming the newest adventure in our family June 2021.


Vishal Patel's Profile

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My name is Vishal Pateland I am currently a first year medical student at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. I am deeply interested in academic medicine and hope to gain further experiences with research during my time in medical school. I am most interested in either emergency medicine or internal medicine at the moment, and hope to pursue a career in critical care medicine when I am finished with my training.


Katelan Allison Saunders's Profile

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Katelan Saunders was raised in Pittsford, Michigan and received her Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from Michigan State University in 2018. She is currently a second-year medical student at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine. During her time at ICOM, she has tutored Anatomy to OMS-I students, joined the Leadership Council of the Pediatrics Interest Group, and performed neurological and psychiatric research. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing and spending time with her Labrador Retriever, Stryder. This will be her first time presenting at the Virtual Osteopathic Conference. 


Vishakha Sharma's Profile

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Greetings! My name is Vishakha Sharma and I am a first year medical student at Kansas City University. I am originally from India, grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and recently moved to Kansas City, Missouri for school. I studied biological sciences with a minor in social work and chemistry at the University of Pittsburgh. I obtained my master’s in immunology along with my thesis in Aging and Gender Effects in Obesity from the University of Cincinnati. I am currently performing clinical research with an excellent and inspiring research team. We previously published an article on malnutrition, health, and machine learning. I am currently leading a systematic review on gut microbiome, stroke, and machine learning, which we will soon be submitting to a journal. I recently collaborated on a new project focusing on C. difficile and machine learning, which I am incredibly excited for. I am blessed to have these great research opportunities and will continue to contribute to the advancement of science and medicine alongside my medical studies. Thank you!



Zubeen Azari's Profile

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Current clinical anatomy fellow at Kansas City University between years 2 and 3 of medical school.

Earned a Master of Science from Kansas City University in 2018. Interested in clinical outcome research with hopes to continue working on research in this area as a practicing physician.


Sahil Patel's Profile

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My name is Sahil Patel. I am a 3rd Year Osteopathic Medical Student at Georgia PCOM. I am currently pursuing an Internal Medicine Residency and then a Gastroenterology Fellowship. I had the privilege of seeing this case with Dr. Michael Steinbook, MD, who works at Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, GA.



Kyle G. Moehlin's Profile

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My name is Kyle. I was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. After receiving my Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of Alaska I moved to Washington and started my medical training at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU). As a medical student I became fascinated with gross human anatomy and was selected to join the anatomy department at PNWU for a 1-year teaching and research fellowship. I have enjoyed this experience and look forward to teaching again later in my career. My fascination with anatomy started me down the path to becoming a surgeon and during this next academic year I will be pursuing a general surgery residency. My wife and I are excitedly sharing the news of our growing family. We will be happily welcoming our twin baby girls later this summer!
 


Alan Boyd's Profile

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My name is Alan Boyd, I have lived in the Pacific Northwest my whole life. I attended High School in Seattle; I received my Bachelor of Science in Biology from Western Washington University. I am a current third year medical student at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Medicine. I am excited to present this research on stress in first year medical students. I am particularly interested in this topic because Family Medicine and Preventative Medicine.  I see this research as a way to potentially counter act some of the unhealthy aspects of medical school training. I want to help protect our future physicians from needless stress and reduce the risk of future burnout. I want to keep learning more about this subject throughout my career. Thank you for taking time to review this poster.


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Sonia Hasbun, DO's Profile

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Dr. Sonia Hasbun completed her double bachelor’s degrees in General Science and Spanish from Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. She earned her Doctor of Osteopathy at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, in 2015. She then moved to northern Arizona to complete her Internal Medicine residency at Verde Valley Medical Center in 2018, where she also served as Chief Resident. After completing her residency, she moved back to her native Oregon, where she completed a General Cardiology fellowship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, Oregon. She had the privilege to serve as Chief Fellow. In August 2020, she joined the St. Alphonsus Heart Institute and Women’s Heart Care Program in Boise, Idaho as an Invasive Cardiologist. She is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.

She is passionate about speaking Spanish with her patients and addressing health care disparities across cultural and gender barriers one patient at a time.

Dr. Hasbun discloses that she has 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.
 


Megan McBride, DO, FAAP, FACOP's Profile

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Dr. Megan McBride is board certified in Pediatrics by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She is currently a General Pediatrician with Mercy Clinics Pediatrics – Fenton, in Missouri. She obtained her doctor of osteopathy degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2001. She did her General Pediatrics Residency at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. She is a former Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Wetzel Scholar.  She is a member of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Board of Trustees, SLAOPS (past President), and the American Academy of Pediatrics.  

Dr. McBride is married to Mark Campbell, and they have an 8-year-old son named Harrison. She loves Disney, traveling, and college basketball (Rock Chalk Jayhawk).

Dr. McBride discloses that she has 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.


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