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Tuesday, April 12

Pre-Conference Workshops

Leading with Vision, Value and Strategy

  • Marsha Lewis, MPA, Assistant Professor, Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs
  • Mark L. Weinberg, PhD, Director, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and Professor of Leadership and Public Affairs, Department of Political Science, Ohio University 

Enhancing Clinical Teaching with a Focus on OPP 

Part I - The Effective Preceptor – The Literature Condensed

  • Stephen S. Davis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Director, Faculty Development, OU-COM

Part II - Enhancing Teaching in the Clinical Setting, Subject:  Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP)

    • Cheryl B. Doane, DO, MSEd, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Section Head for Primary Care, UNECOM
    • Sherman Gorbis, DO, FAAO, Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, MSUCOM; Osteopathic Director of Medical Education, Ingham Regional Medical Center
    • R. Taylor Scott, DO, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Director, Osteopathic Curriculum Academic Programs, MSUCOM

Wednesday, April 13

Opening Plenary Session

  • Donald Berwick, MD, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Managing the Graduate Medical Education Bottom Line

Christopher L. Francazio, JD, Principal, Perry, Krumsiek & Francazio LLC

Assessing Educational Program Readiness for Interprofessional Training: Guidance from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Transformation of Primary Care

  • Judy L. Bowen, MD, Professor of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University and Portland VA Medical Center; Education Consultant, Office of Academic Affiliations; Education Centers of Excellence in Primary Care, Veterans Health Administration.
  • Barbara K. Chang, MD, MA, Director, Medical and Dental Education, Office of Academic Affiliations, Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office
  • Catherine P. Kaminetzky, MD, MPH, Associate Chief of Staff for Education and Acting Assistant Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine and VA Puget Sound Healthcare System 

Brief Presentations
Focus: Use of Information Technology 

  • Synchronous Distance Education: A Report on Academic Performance and Student Perceptions
    • Kari Hortos, DO, Associate Dean, MSUCOM
    • Donald Sefcik, DO, MS, MBA, Senior Associate Dean, MSUCOM
    • Suzanne Wilson, MSN, RN, Administrative Director Southeast Michigan Sites, MSUCOM
  • Electronic Medical Records as a Teaching Tool in Osteopathic Education
    • John J. Dougherty, DO, Associate Dean of Clinical Education and Medical Affairs, KCUMB-COM
  • Information Mastery Training for Pre-doctoral Students
    • Joshua Coren, DO, Associate Professor, UMDNJ-SOM
    • Adarsh Gupta, DO, Associate Professor, UMDNJ-SOM

Developing New Sites and New Faculty – Opportunities and Challenges

  • Pamela J. Royston, MSA, Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs, PNWU-COM 
  • Olivia T. Ojano Sheehan, PhD, Assistant Director, CORE Faculty Development and Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, OU-COM

Leadership Tips for Academic Leaders

  • Michael D. Adelman, DO, JD, President, WVSOM

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative: Bridging the Health Professions

  • Peter Dane, DO, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UNECOM 
  • Clay Graybeal, PhD, MSW, Associate Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions, University of New England 

Brief Presentations
Focus: Innovations

  • Applied Program Evaluation: The Efficacy of an Alternative Admissions Program
    • Johnathan Franklin, MS, Director for Clinical Education, OSU-COM
    • Denna L. Wheeler, PhD, Coordinator of Research and Evaluation, OSU-COM
    • Roberta A. Wattleworth, DO, MHA, MPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, DMU-COM
  • Ethical Principles in Health Care: A Program for Reinforcing Ethics Education Across Health Care Professions
    • Mitchell D. Forman, DO, Dean, TUNCOM

Training MDs to Supervise DO Students Performing OMM 

  • Deborah M. Heath, DO, Associate Professor, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, ATSU/SOM
  • Hollis H. King, DO, PhD, Professor, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, ATSU/SOMA
  • Jonathon R. Kirsch, DO, Assistant Professor and Director, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, ATSU/SOMA
  • William F. Morris, DO, Professor, Osteopathic Principles and Practice, ATSU/SOMA

Improving Health Care and Health Through a Balanced Physician Workforce: The COGME 20th Report and Beyond

  • Jerry Kruse, MD, MSPH, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine; Member, Council on Graduate Medical Education
  • Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, President and CEO, AACOM

Dual Presentations 

Dual Presentations 

    • Dawn M. Graham, PhD, Young Child Wellness Council Coordinator, OU-COM
    • Jane Hamel-Lambert, PhD, MBA, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, OU-COM
  • Geriatric Medical Education:  The Ideal Model for Interprofessional Education  (20 min)
    • Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD, Professor and Chair, NSU Department of Geriatrics, NSU-COM-GEC Project Director, NSU-COM
    • Cecilia Rokusek, EdD, MSc, RD, Executive Director of Education, Planning and Research, NSU-COM

Dual Presentations 

  • Too Many Students, Not Enough GME? How We Got Here and Where We Go  (35 min)
    • George Mychaskiw, DO,  Professor and Chair, Department of Anesthesiology, Drexel University College of Medicine
    • Pamela J. Royston, MSA, Assistant Vice President Academic Affairs, PNWU-COM       

Aggressive Transitioning from Community Hospital to ACGME/AOA Teaching Hospital

  • Joseph Stella, DO, FACOS, Director, Osteopathic Surgical Residency, Geisinger Northeast Pearsall Heart Hospital

Interprofessional Education: Making it Work

  • Sarah S. Garber, PhD, Professor of Interprofessional Studies and Director of Assessment, School of Pharmacy, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Cathy J. Lazarus, MD, Senior Associate Dean, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Brandi N. Woodard, MS, PA (ASCP), Director of Clinical Education, Pathologist Assistant Program, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science  

Dual Presentations

Social Networking in Medical Education: Opportunities and Disasters

  • India Broyles, EdD, Associate Professor for Medical Education; Director of Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership; Office of Faculty Development, UNECOM 
  • Patricia Kelley, MS, Associate Dean for Constituent Services, UNECOM
  • Jeani Reagan, Technology Integration Manager/Consultant, UNECOM

Thursday, April 14

Plenary Session
Interprofessional Education: Big-Picture Perspectives from the Field - Madeline H. Schmitt, PhD, RN
Interprofessional Education: Big-Picture Perspectives from the Field - Sheree Aston, OD, PhD

Interprofessional Education: Big-Picture Perspectives from the Field - Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH

Thomas A. Cavalieri, DO, Dean, UMDNJ-SOM and 2011 AACOM Program Chair

  • Opening Speaker:
    Madeline H. Schmitt, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, University of Rochester School of Nursing
  • Panelists/Respondents:
    Sheree Aston, OD, PhD, Vice Provost, Western University of Health Sciences
    Jack Dillenberg, DDS, MPH, Dean, Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, ATSU
    Janice Knebl, DO, MBA, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics, UNTHSC/TCOM

EPPRC and HAMM Update

  • John B. Bulger, DO, FAODME, FACOI, Associate Chief Quality Officer and Director, Hospital Medicine Service Line, Geisinger Health System

Introduction to Program Evaluation for Interprofessional Education

  • Machelle Davison, EdD, Director, Office of Educational Development, OSU-COM 
  • Johnathan Franklin, MS, Director of Clinical Education, OSU-COM 
  • Matt Vassar, PhD, Curriculum and Outcomes Assessment Coordinator, OSU-COM 
  • Denna Wheeler, PhD, Coordinator of Research and Evaluation, OSU-COM

Osteopathic Research Trends and Publishing Options

Psychomotor Skills Training in Osteopathic Medical School – Determining the Best Instructor-to-Student Ratio for Optimal Student Learning - Bartley Gordon Yee, DO

Psychomotor Skills Training and Table Trainer Ratios - Karen Snider, DO

  • David C. Mason, DO, Chairman and Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Karen Snider, DO,  Associate Professor and Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, ATSU/KCOM
  • Bartley Gordon Yee, DO, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Western U/COMP, and Director of Medical Education, GMC 

A G.R.E.A.T. Family Working Together

  • Karen Nichols, DO, President, American Osteopathic Association
  • Harald Lausen, DO, MA, FACOFP, Associate Professor, Director, Osteopathic Medical Education, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine 

Is Osteopathic Medical Education in Conflict with Health Care Reform?

  • Arnold H. Hassen, PhD, Director of Medical Informatics, WVSOM
  • James W. Nemitz, PhD, Vice President for Administration and External Relations, WVSOM

Brief Presentations
Focus: Humanistic Practice 

  • Violence, Abuse, Trauma, Patient Health and Treatment: A Major Medical Breakthrough
    • Clay Graybeal, PhD, MSW, Associate Dean, Westbrook College of Health Professions, University of New England 
    • Cathy Plourde, MA, Director, AddVerb Productions, Westbrook College of Health Professions, University of New England
  • Humanities in Medical School: The DMU Experience
    • Gary L. Hoff, DO, Chair, Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics, DMU-COM
  • Spanish Language and Culture for the Medical Profession: An Interprofessional Language and Cultural Competency Course
    • Courtney S. Grohs, Coordinator for International and Appalachian Outreach, VCOM 

How to Communicate in an Emergency or Crisis

  • Anne Sceia Klein, APR, Fellow PRSA, Founder and President, Anne Klein Communications Group
  • Gerhart L. Klein, Esq., Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Technology Officer, Anne Klein Communications Group

SOME Council Meeting

Utilizing the USPSTF Preventive Services Recommendations and Resources to Improve Health Professions Education and Patient Care

David Garr, MD, Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina; Executive Director of the SC AHEC

Friday, April 15

Plenary Session
Focus on Prevention

Howard S. Teitelbaum, DO, PhD, MPH, Professor of Preventive Medicine and Chair of Preventive and Community Medicine, LMU-DCOM

Following the speaker's remarks, Elaine Soper, PhD, Associate Dean, Assessment and Educational Development, WVSOM, and Chair, AACOM Core Competency Liaison Group, will provide an update report on the specification and benchmarking of the seven osteopathic core competencies, with a specific focus on preventive medicine.

AACOM Core Competency Liaison Group Update - Elaine Soper, PhD

Graduate Medical Education Update

  • Shawn Martin, Director of Government Relations. American Osteopathic Association
  • Margaret Hardy, JD, Director of Hospital and Medical Educator Affairs, American Osteopathic Association

Seeking Approval for Students to be in Other States: A New, Big Deal

  • Helen H. Baker, PhD, MBA, Professor and Director of Institutional Planning, WVSOM
  • Robert W. Foster, DO, Associate Dean for Predoctoral Clinical Education, WVSOM
  • O.T. Wendel, PhD, Associate Provost, ATSU/SOMA

Innovative Competency-Based Geriatrics Curricular Models for Undergraduate Osteopathic Medical Education

  • David W. Farmer, PhD, Assistant Professor and Program Director, UNTHSC Reynolds GET-IT Program, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Janice A. Knebl, DO, MBA, Professor of Medicine and Chief of Geriatrics, UNTHSC/TCOM
  • Kevin Overbeck, DO, Fellowship Director and Course Director, UMDNJ-SOM

Professionalism in the Education of Osteopathic Medical Students

  • Linda Darroch-Short, MS, ACA, Director of Student Life, NYCOM
  • William P. King, MBA, Associate Vice President for Student Services, VCOM – Virginia and Carolinas Campuses
  • Kathryn C. Lambert, DO, Acting Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, UMDNJ – SOM
  • Mark Mesmer, OMSII, COSGP Representative, WVSOM
  • Darion Showell,OMSII, COSGP Representative, VCOM-Virginia Campus
  • Elizabeth Varadian, OMSIV,  COSGP National First Vice President, NYCOM

When Excellence is Average:  A Seminar to Promote Valid and Reliable Evaluations

  • Nirandra Mahamitra, MD, Clerkship Director, Cooper Family Medicine

Beyond Medical Knowledge: Using Team-Based Learning in the First Year of Medical School to Address Osteopathic Medical Competencies

  • Renee J. LeClair, PhD, Assistant Professor, UNECOM
  • David R. Manyan, PhD, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, UNECOM
  • Kathryn H. Thompson, PhD, Associate Professor, UNECOM
  • Barbara J. Winterson, PhD, Professor of Physiology, UNECOM

Brief Presentations
Focus: Updating Medical Education

  • Interprofessional Education – The Key to Unlocking the Door in Health Care Reform in the 21st Century
    • Cecilia Rokusek, EdD, MS, RD, Executive Director of Education, Planning and Research, NSU-COM
  • The USNWR Ranking of Medical Schools—The Case Against Osteopathic Medical Education:  Do We Care?
    • Alex Westerfelt, PhD, Director, Office of Institutional Assessment and Planning, and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, OU-COM
  • Osteopathic Medicine and Physician Assistants: Collaboration in Education and Practice
    • James F. Cawley, MPH, PA-C, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Prevention and Community Health, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences 

Lessons Learned and Accolades Earned from Implementation of an Interprofessional Education Program

  • Clinton E. Adams, DO, MPA, FAAFP, FACHE, Vice President for Clinical Affairs and Dean, Western U/COMP
  • Susan E. Mackintosh, DO, MPH, Director, Interprofessional Education Program, Western U, and Assistant Professor, Western U/COMP

NBOME Luncheon for All Attendees
During this special luncheon, NBOME senior leaders will provide an update to attendees on the organization's current and planned activities. Top on the agenda will be COMAT, the NBOME's Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Achievement Test, the recently developed subject examination series for colleges of osteopathic medicine.

Duty Hours and Supervision

  • Susan M. Enright, DO, Internal Medicine Program Director, Genesys Regional Medical Center
  • Joanne K. Baker, DO, Director of Medical Education, Internal Medicine Program Director, MSU/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies

Dual Presentations

Dual Presentations

  • Collaborative Medical Education: Nurses Teaching Students and Residents (30 min)
    • Polly E. Leonard, DO, Director of Medical Education, UNECOM
  • Creating Interprofessional Learning Opportunities for DO Students (30 min)
    • Janet A. Head, EdD, RN, MS, AHEC Co-Director, ATSU/KCOM 
    • Rebecca Verhaeghe, OMS-II, ATSU/KCOM

Brief Presentations
Focus: Patient Simulation

  • End of Clerkship Simulation Experience
    • Marti L. Echols, PhD, MEd, Assistant Dean Medical Education, NSU-COM
    • Heidi A. Lane, EdD, Director, Patient Centered Education, NSU-COM 
  • Designing an Inter-Agency Patient Simulation “Street Drill”: Lessons Learned
    • Anthony Errichetti, PhD, Chief of Virtual Medicine, NYCOM/NYIT
    • Anthony Guerne, NREMT-P, Patient Simulation Specialist, NYCOM/NYIT
    • Bernadette Riley, DO, Attending Physician, Long Beach (NY) Medical Center
  • Increasing Inter-Rater Reliability Among Standardized Patients
    • Susan Coon, MABC, Assistant to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, ATSU/KCOM
    • John H. George, PhD, Associate Dean for Curriculum, ATSU/KCOM
    • Sondra M. Sanford, MSW, Senior Executive Assistant, ATSU/KCOM

Creating a Performance Improvement Plan for Your Resident 

  • Jo Ann Mitchell, DO, FACOI, Director of Medical Education, POH Regional Medical Center
  • Joseph T. Naughton, DO, MBA, FAODME, Director of Medical Education, Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals

How Can AHEC Help You Expand Pipeline and Training Activities?

    • Andy Fosmire, MS, Executive Director, Rural Health Projects/NwAHEC President, National AHEC Organization
    • Kelley Withy, MD, PhD, AHEC Director, University of Hawaii

Brief Presentations
Focus: Interprofessional Learning

Brief Presentations
Preparing for Practice

  • Workforce Renewal Cycle: Reaching out to Osteopathic Medical Schools and the Community
    • David F. Squire, MPA, Executive Director, Utah Medical Education Council 
    • Humayun Chaudhry, DO, MS, President and CEO, Federation of State Medical Boards
  • The Variable Influence of Health Care Reform on Osteopathic Medical Students’ Career Specialty Choices
    • Vi Song Tring, OMS-IV Student, NSU-COM

Saturday, April 16

DME 101:  Nuts and Bolts

  • Kristin L. Waarala, DO, FACOI,  Vice President of Medical Education, Garden City Hospital

National Academy for Osteopathic Medical Educators 101

Generations in the Workplace

  • Elaine Soper, PhD, Associate Dean of Assessment and Educational Development, WVSOM

The Implications of Visas and Residencies

  • William A. Stock, JD, Partner, Klasko, Immigration and Nationality Law

AOA 101 for DMEs: Demystifying the AOA: Training Institution Intersect

  • Elizabeth Freeman, MS, EdS, Assistant Director, American Osteopathic Association Division of Postdoctoral Training

Training Osteopathic Primary Care Educators (TOPCE) Integrating Osteopathic Concepts in the Assessment of Learners

Integrating Osteopathic Concepts in the Assessment of Learners

  • Tyler Cymet, DO
  • Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO
  • Evelyn A. Schwalenberg, DO, MMEL, FACP, FACOI
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