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Virtual Conference

Research & Health Systems


Total Credits: 3.25 including 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™, 3.25 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)



Description

This series of presentations will look at research and health systems. Topics include sick care vs. health care, Heath system science & population health, recent research at MSSU-KCU Research Consortium, and how to provide safer care.

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. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 3.25 AOA Category 1-A Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation.

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Creditsä. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Planning Disclosure:
None of the planners for this educational activity have a relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

Grievance Policy for AOA Credit:
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 written response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.

 

 

Faculty

Robert S. Arnce, MD, FACEP's Profile

Robert S. Arnce, MD, FACEP Related Seminars and Products

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Kansas City University - COM


Dr. Robert Arnce is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Kansas City University. He is also an attending physician at the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Missouri. He has practiced emergency medicine for 30 years. Dr. Arnce received his board certification in Emergency Medicine from the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in 1999. He graduated from William Jewell College, Liberty, Missouri, and the Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota. He completed his residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, and received his fellowship from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) in 1999.

He is actively involved in Sepsis, Covid-19, and Pneumonia Research. Other areas of interest include Point-Of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS), Tick-borne illness, Emergency Department Practice Management, and quality improvement.

Dr. Arnce discloses that he has 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 this presentation.


Elijah Elliott, OMS II's Profile

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Elijah Elliott is currently a medical student at Kansas City University.  Growing up in the small town of Oswego, KS, Elijah Elliott was drawn to the path of being a physician by noticing the health disparities of rural areas, as well as the importance of close relationships between physician and community. Elijah came to KCU by way of the “Yours to Lose” program, an accelerated acceptance partnership between KCU and Missouri Southern State University. During his undergraduate years, he spent much of his time in the classroom, volunteering at Freeman’s ICU, tutoring local high school students, and spending time with peers. Since arriving at KCU, Elijah has served the role of Treasurer for KCU-Joplin’s the Student American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics club, and has also joined other students at the Missouri Southern-Kansas City University Research Consortium (MKRC). At the MKRC, Elijah has participated in the “OMT and Opioid Use Disorder” project, and has also helped write a review article over the Post Translational Modifications of Pregnane-X Receptor.

Elijah 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.

Elijah can be reached at Elijah.elliott@kansascity.edu.


Sherri Howell, DO's Profile

Sherri Howell, DO Related Seminars and Products

Kansas City University - COM


Dr. Howell is a 1994 graduate of AT Still University. She practiced Family Medicine in down-state Illinois for 15 years before joining KCU. At KCU, Dr. Howell has filled various roles and enjoys teaching clinical skills to undergraduate medical students. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren.

Sherri Howell, DO, 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.

Dr. Howell can be reached at showell@kansascity.edu.


Mr. Juan Jaramillo, MBA's Profile

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Juan Jaramillo MBA, LSSGB is the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education Coordinator for the Kansas City University Graduate Medical Education (GME) Department.  He is the Chair of the KCU GME Consortium Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Subcommittee. Juan has been working for the private and public sector in the USA and Colombia, and has more than 10 years of experience in education and practice in the healthcare field. He has an MBA from Illinois Tech and is a certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. His professional passion is healthcare quality improvement.

He enjoys outdoor activities, practicing golf and cooking for his family and friends.

Mr. Jaramillo 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.

Mr. Jaramillo can be reached at  jjaramillo@kansascity.edu


Kerrie M. Jordan, PhD's Profile

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Kansas City University - COM


Kerrie J. Jordan, MS, DHSc, C-TAGME, is the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences – Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium and Director for the GME Department at Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences within the College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Jordan is also serving as a consultant for the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Dr. Jordan started as a program coordinator for an academic hospital, was a senior coordinator for a children's hospital, and a GME administrative director for a College of Osteopathic Medicine before she was appointed as the DIO in 2015.  She serves on several professional committees, and Chairs a few councils in the profession.  She is a published author, national speaker, and enjoys the investigative aspect of medical education.

She considers herself a workaholic and credits her success to her background in customer service and logistics during her earlier years. She prides herself to help others grow professionally and become the best versions of themselves while enjoying their careers.  Dr. Jordan's areas of interest include working out, the water (especially the beach), and playing with her fur babies. 

Kerrie Jordan, DHSc, 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.

Dr. Jordan can be reached at kjordan@kansascity.edu.


Robert McNab, DO, FACP, FACOI's Profile

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Vice President of Medical Education

Freeman Health Systems


Dr. Robert McNab is a practicing Internist in Joplin, MO. He has a passion for medical education. As such he serves as Vice President of Medical Education for Freeman Health Systems.  In this role he manages the educational needs of 50 resident doctors and 120 core medical students. Further, he has served as the program director of Internal medicine for Freeman Health Systems since 2012.

Dr. McNab serves as the director of COVID care for Freeman Health system, managing both an isolation ICU unit and a step-down unit devoted to the care of COVID patients.

Dr. McNab is a 2002 graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience. He holds fellowships from both the ACOI and the ACP.

Dr. McNab believes firmly that healthy lifestyles are the foundations of good health. His medical practice and educational focus reflect this.

Robert McNab, DO, 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.

Dr. McNab can be reached at rcmcnab@freemanhealth.com


Angela Pierce, DC, PhD's Profile

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Angela N. Pierce, DC, PhD is the Director of COM Preclinical Assessment at Kansas City University. She completed her PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), studying the molecular mechanisms and neurobiology of chronic pelvic pain in association with stress axis dysregulation following early life trauma. She is also a board-certified chiropractor, graduating from Palmer College of Chiropractic with research interests in chronic pain management.

As an expert in the neurobiological adaptation to adverse childhood events, Dr. Pierce is interested in wider public health aspects, policy, and health systems specifically associated with childhood development, mental health and overall wellness. Her current research investigates mechanisms of post-operative depression, regulation of the physiological stress axis, and reward neurobiology.

Dr. Pierce received her undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry (B.S.) and Spanish (B.A.) from Missouri Southern State University. In her spare time, she enjoys racing triathlon, writing and hiking with her family.

Angela Pierce, DC, PhD, 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.

Dr. Pierce can be reached at apierce@kansascity.edu or 417-208-0656.


Jeff Staudinger, PhD's Profile

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Dr. Staudinger serves as the Director of the MSSU-KCU Stress Research Consortium (MKRC). The MKRC is housed within the Biomedical Research Laboratory (BMRL), which is comprised of approximately 3,000 square feet of office and wet-lab space located 6.8 miles from the KCU campus on the campus of Missouri Southern State University (MSSU) in Joplin. Dr. Staudinger also serves as the course director for the Biomedical Science Research Elective (IDIS 198) offered through the KCU-COM. Student participation in this research elective course serves as an entry into ongoing research efforts, and is intended to provide a framework within which both KCU COM & two-year CKU COB M.S. students may engage in bio medical science research projects in Joplin. This course represents a mechanism by which students will receive academic credit for their participation in our research studies. These research-related activities are sponsored and located at the BMRL at MMSU, the KCU campus, or other approved regional partner institution(s) in Joplin.

Dr. Staudinger discloses that he has no relevant financial relationship with any organization producing, marketing, reselling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, a patient relative to the content of this presentation.

Dr. Staudinger can be reached at jstaudinger@kansascity.edu.


Phill Vainer, OMS II's Profile

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Kansas City University - COM


Phill Vainer is currently a medical student at Kansas City University.  Phill came to KCU after graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 2016 with his B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.  In Reno, he worked as a phlebotomist and clinical laboratory assistant.  Outside of work, he volunteered at a Harm Reduction Center where he operated a clean needle/syringe exchange program, educated the community on harm reduction principles, performed anonymous STD testing, and provided counseling services to several at-risk populations. Since arriving at KCU, Phill has taken on multiple leadership positions and research opportunities. In his first year at KCU, Phill helped author the paper: “Cadaveric Analysis on the Spatial Properties of the Sural nerve around the Lateral Malleolus,” published in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Likewise, he is an active participant in the Missouri Southern-KCU Research Consortium (MKRC). With the MKRC, he has hosted multiple presentations, including journal club presentations and presentations related to his current research. In addition to his work on Opioid Use Disorder, he is currently helping author a review article covering the Pregnane X Receptor alongside his colleagues in the Staudinger Lab. Outside of research, Phill is a member of the Osteopathic Honor Society, Sigma Sigma Phi, the Treasurer of the Research Club, Logistics Coordinator of the Emergency Medicine Club, and an anatomy tutor.

Phill 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.

Phill can be reached at phill.vainer@kansascity.edu


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