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2024 Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention

Total Credits: 13 including 13 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 13 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)

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Hilton Branson Convention Center - Branson, Missouri



The Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention is sponsored by the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and the William L. Wetzel Osteopathic Foundation. This is an in-person event held at the Hilton Branson Convention Center in Branson, Missouri, from May 31 to June 2, 2024. 

MAOPS members are eligible for the discounted member rate. To receive this discounted rate, MAOPS members must select the member rate during registration. Membership will be verified for those who select the member rate. If you need guest tickets for one or more of the luncheons or the Party, please select these during registration.

To access the convention rate and hotel block, click here. You can also call the hotel to make a reservation at 417-336-5400 and use code 926 for the convention rate. It is very important to check in at the front desk first to get your garage key. If you park in the garage first, you will be required to provide a credit card and the hotel will not be able to refund the money. Valet parking is $25/day with unlimited in and out access. 

MOAC is a 21-credit conference made up of 13 in-person credits and an 8-credit virtual CME bundle of your choice. To view the choices please see the Virtual CME Options tab. 

Registration Pricing: (All registration prices increase by $50 after 04/30/24.)
$699.00 – MAOPS Members
$899.00 – Non-Member – Physician
$699.00 – Non-Member – Non-Physician Healthcare Associates
$399.00 – Medical Students 
$399.00 – Non-CME Participants (MAOPS Physician Members Only)
        This rate is reserved for MAOPS physician members wishing to attend the conference but without the need for CME.
        Members choosing this rate may attend all social and meal functions and attend the annual business meeting.
        Attendance at CME activities is not included in this rate.

Guest Tickets: 
$175.00    Luncheon on Saturday, Saturday Night’s Dinner & Party and Sunday Breakfast
$  40.00    Saturday’s Luncheon Only
$100.00    Saturday Night’s Party Only                                                            
$  20.00    Saturday Night’s Dinner & Party Ticket for Child (4 – 12 years old)            

Refund/Cancelation Policy: After April 1, 2024, attendees may receive a refund, less a $100 cancelation fee.
After May 1, 2024, there will be NO REFUNDS issued for the Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention.

Accreditation Statements:
The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this program for a maximum of 21 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

The Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this conference for a maximum of 21 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Disclosure:
All members of the MAOPS Planning Committee, except for Kenneth Zaremski, DO, have no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of these presentations. All relevant financial relationships for Kenneth Zaremski, DO, have been mitigated.

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



Virtual CME Options

Each Virtual CME Option is worth eight (8) credits.

Training Program: Pain Management, Opioids, and Other Substance Use Disorders (meets new DEA registration requirements)

Best Practices for Effectively Prescribing Opioids and
Other Controlled Substances for Chronic Pain
Jason Beamon, DO

Alternatives to Opioids for Treating Chronic Pain
Miranda Reed-Cleaver, DO

Best Practices When Treating Acute Pain to Avoid Abuse

Tapering Off Opioids and Opioid Alternatives
Frank LoVecchio, DO, MPH

What to Avoid with Opioids: Recognizing Potential Interactions
Cassandra White, PharmD, BCACP, BCGP

Pain Management in the Geriatric Population

Substance Use Disorders and Combination Mixtures
Marcus Iszard, PhD

Introduction to Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder
Jared James, MD

A Potpourri of Topics for the Practicing Physician

(This bundle was a part of Simply CME 6, so if you have previously completed Simply CME 6, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.)

Atrial Fibrillation: A Clinical Review, Recent Updates,& Modern Management Strategies 
Daniel Henery, DO

Gynecology Concerns for Aging Women
Romeo Lucas, DO

Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis & Treatment of the Upper Extremity
Gregory Stevens, DO

Overview of Anxiety Conditions
Nathan Prichard, DO, MBA

Performance Enhancement in Sports

Recognition of Risk and Prevention of Falls in Older Adults
Deon Cox-Hayley, DO

Sleep Disorders: What Every Physician Should Know
Alon Avidan, MD, MPH, FAAN, FAASM

The Heart of Health: Exercise and Nutrition for a Heart Healthy Life
Tyler Earley, DO

Family Medicine

(This bundle was a part of the VOC 2022, so if you have previously completed the VOC 2022, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.)

2022 Office Coding Updates
Patrick Nakashima-Moran, DO

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding with Post Menopausal Bleeding
Malorie Howe, DO

Heart Failure Update
Ben Hudson, DO

Intro to Cervical & Upper Extremity Intrinsic Lymphatic Treatment
Edward Goering, DO, DVM, MSHPE

Medication Update for Type 2 Diabetes: SGLT-2 Inhibitors, GLP1-RAs, and Beyond
Dustin Higgins, DO

Shifting the Management Paradigm for COVID-19 from the Inpatient to the Outpatient Setting
Priya Nori, MD

Understanding Depression: Burning Issues in Diagnosis & Treatment
David Goldman, DO, JD

What does a medical student know starting their 3rd year?
Precepting the 3rd year medical student and incorporating OMM
Jared Nichols, DO

Internal Medicine

(This bundle was a part of the VOC 2022, so if you have previously completed the VOC 2022, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.)

Being Prepared to Manage Diabetes When Life Becomes Unpredictable
Eden Miller, DO, FOMA

Helping Patients & Families with Goals of Care & Advance Care Planning
Lindy Landzaat, DO, FAAHPM

Inpatient & Outpatient Alcohol Withdrawal
Mark Carlson, MD & Elizabeth Lucore, DO, MPH

Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
Kelly Noyes, DO

Optimal Outpatient Management of CKD & AKI in 2022
David Henner, DO

Post-Acute Sequelae of SARS-COV-2 Infection: Multidisciplinary Approach
Farha Ikramuddin, MD, MHA

Too Many To Just Right: The How, When, and Why of Deprescribing
Katie Drago, MD, FACP

Update on Pneumonia 2022
Christopher Cirino, DO, MPH


(This bundle was a part of the VOC 2022, so if you have previously completed the VOC 2022, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.)

Adult ADHD/ADD for Primary Care
Frank Pavlovcic, DO

Autism: To Diagnosis & Beyond
Brett Moore, DO, FAAP

Clinical Approaches to Medical Cannabis
Deepika Slawek, MD, MPH, MS

Human Trafficking, Health Care, & Community
Kanani Titchen, MD, FAAP, FAMWA

Management of Dementia with Behavioral Disturbance for Non-Geriatric Psychiatrists
Jason Greenhagen, DO

Pediatric Psychopharmacology for Primary Care: The Who, What, Why, and When
Ben Black, MD, FAAP

Pharmacogenomic Testing
Jarrad Morgan, DO, JD

Treatment Resistant Depression
Cliff Singer, MD, AGSF, DFAPA

(This bundle was a part of the VOC 2022, so if you have previously completed the VOC 2022, please consider another choice for your MOAC virtual component.)

Beyond Popping Pimples: Acne Treatment Update
Shannon Trotter, DO, FAAD, FAOCD

Cutaneous Biopsy
Oliver Wisco, DO

Dermatologic Manifestations of Systemic Disease
James Song, MD, FAAD

Dermatitis: More Than Scratching the Surface
Stephanie Fabbro, MD, FAAD

Drug Related Skin Disorders
Paul Aanderud, DO

Frozen: All About Cryotherapy
David Cleaver, DO, FAOCD, FAAD

Hidradenitis Suppurativa – Recognizing, Diagnosing & Treating
Jonathan Cleaver, DO, FAAD, FAOCD, FASMS

What is Alopecia? Diagnosing & Treating Hair Loss
Mimi Propst, MD




Hilton Branson Convention Center

200 East Main Street, Branson, Missouri 65616, United States
(417) 336-5400


Thursday: Pre-Conference

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm: Convention Check-In


Friday - Subject to Change

8:00 am – 8:55 am: Motivational Interviewing

9:00 am – 9:55 am: Advanced Care Directives

10:00 am – 10:15 am: OMT Movement Break

10:15 am – 11:10 am: Trauma-Informed Care

11:15 am – 12:10 pm: Evidence-Based Approach to Everyday Nutrition

Spend the rest of your day exploring Branson!

Saturday - Subject to Change

7:00 am – 8:00 am: General Breakfast

8:00 am – 8:55 am: Integrating Medical Students & Other Health Professionals

9:00 am – 9:55 am: POCUS

10:00 am – 10:15 am: OMT Movement Break

10:15 am – 11:00 am: AI in Medicine

11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Practice Management: Nobody Taught Me that in Med School!

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Connect, Insire, Engage: Practices for Healing, Leading and Deep Resilience

2:00 pm – 2:55 pm: Resonant Leadership

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm: CME Workshops:

  1. Acupuncture
  2. Palpation & Prolotherapy

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm: CME Workshops:

  1. Suture & Sterile Field
  2. POCUS

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Specialty Speed Dating

6:30 pm – 11:00 pm: Dining, Dancing & Dueling Pianos!

Sunday - Subject to Change

7:30 am – 9:00 am: MAOPS Honors Breakfast

9:15 am – 9:30 am: OMT Movement Break

9:30 am – 10:25 am: Cybersecurity

10:30 am – 11:15 am: Exercise Prescription: Yoga & Tai Chi