WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13


7AM-7PM


9AM-11AM


11AM-9PM


American Heart Association Workshop Registration

AHA Workshop:  Basic Life Support (BLS)

Speakers:  Scott Stein, LP, NREMT-P, Carolyn Frederick, LP and George N. Smith, DO, FACOFP

AHA Workshop:  Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Speakers:  Scott Stein, LP, NREMT-P, Carolyn Frederick, LP and George N. Smith, DO, FACOFP

THURSDAY, JUNE 14


7AM-6PM


8AM-5PM


8AM-12PM


12PM-5PM


OPIOIDS WORKSHOP [1PM-5PM]

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1PM-2PM

American Heart Association Workshop Registration

TOMA Board of Trustees Meeting

CONVENTION REGISTRATION OPEN

  • Tech Bar Open [12PM-5PM]

AHA Workshop:  Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)

Speakers:  Scott Stein, LP, NREMT-P, Carolyn Frederick, LP and George N. Smith, DO, FACOFP

Office-based Buprenorphine Therapy for Opioid Dependence: Medication Assisted Treatment
Michael T. Steelman, DO

A presentation of a typical patient through the various stages of treatment including intake and several follow-up visits. Discussion topics include selecting appropriate candidates for treatment, urine drug screen monitoring and interpretation, utilizing a controlled substance agreement, building recovery, developing a treatment model, discussing challenging patients, and reviewing various options in the treatment toolbox. This includes buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone),naltrexone (Vivitrol), and other buprenorphine products. Additional educational resources will be identified.


2PM-3PM

Pain Management & Opioid Prescribing: Keeping Patients Safe

Jodie Thompson, MJ, RN, ARM, CPHRM - Senior Risk Management Specialist, NORCAL Mutual Insurance Co.
This healthcare risk management session will focus on the opioid crisis and the impact of pain management and opioid prescribing on patient safety. The discussion will include closed claims related to opioid prescribing and risk management strategies you may implement to mitigate your liability exposure and increase patient safety.


3PM-4PM

Avoiding the Need for Opioids with Non-Pharmacological Pain Methods

Larry Altshuler, MD
In the midst of an opioid epidemic, physicians must find alternatives to treat pain while tryingto avoid the use of opioids. Most physicians are familiar with other medications, injections and surgeries, but too often these methods may not work and can, in some cases, make pain worse or prolong it rather than relieve it.This lecture will review these conventional alternatives for pain relief, review the current literature, and discuss the pros and cons, and indications.The lecture will also provide information and current literature regarding other alternatives, many of which physicians may not be aware of or not understand fully. These include low level energy laser, acupuncture, cognitive/behavioral therapy, physical therapy, yoga, bodywork, ergonomic appliances, reconstructive therapy, Tai Chi/QiGong, mobilization/manipulation, as well as various herbal products (oral and topicals), including CBD oiland medical marijuana.


4PM-5PM

Non-Addictive Treatment of Chronic Low Back Pain and Joint Pain
David Lindley, DO
A review of non-addictive management options for chronic low back pain from simple office based treatments to more advanced therapies.


3PM-5PM


5PM-7PM


TxACOFP Board of Governors Meeting

Welcome Reception with Exhibitors

FRIDAY, JUNE 15


7AM-7:30AM


7AM-5PM


8AM-9AM

Physician Wellness Activity:  Cardio Class  *station rotations

KEYNOTE: Leveraging Technology for the Future of Your Practice
Soraya Herbert
Explore the basics of social media and how it can be utilized to help market your practice.


9AM-9:30AM

Break with Exhibitors


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9:30AM-11AM

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT [9:30AM-12:30PM]

PEDIATRICS [9:30AM-12:30PM]

Efficient Occupational Medicine Exam: Strategies for Your Office
Michael G. Toth, DO
An overview of the history of the worker's compensation system, and occupational medicine treatment strategies. Review the "how's and why's" of fundamental Occupational Medicine examinations and discuss the mechanics of efficient occupational medicine office exams.

No Small Injuries: Pediatric Trauma

Col. Robert Suter, DO, MHA, FACEP, COL, MC
Few things are potentially more emotionally gut wrenching than taking care of an injured child. This presentation will discuss the physiology, pathology, and management of pediatric patients with the most common types of traumatic injuries including occult injuries, use of imaging, and guidelines for transfer and hospitalization.


11AM-12:30PM

Capturing All Medicare Has To Offer

Kelly Skinner, CMM, CPC, CFPC

Want to increase your income with Medicare patients? Many studies have estimated that individual physicians leave tens of thousands of dollars a year on the table. Many physicians undercode their visits or are uneducated on what codes you can bill for Medicare.

Pediatric OMT: Pain & Pathology of the Lower Extremity

Meaghan C. Nelsen, DO, MS & Christopher Medine, DO

SATURDAY, JUNE 16


7AM-8AM


7AM-5PM


8AM-9AM


12:30PM-2PM

Product Theater Luncheons  click here for details

Boxed Lunch with Exhibitors


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2PM-3PM

FAMILY & GENERAL PRACTICE [2PM-5PM]

OMT [2PM-5PM]

When To Test For Vitamin D

Victoria Chang, DO

Explore the current guidelines for Vitamin D testing and when testing may be beneficial or clinically indicated in special populations. The session will also highlight food sources and forms of Vitamin D supplementation and optimal laboratory follow-up. Additional topics will include genetic variation in the absorption of Vitamin D.

Shoulder, Elbow and Wrist Pain:  The "Hands on" Approach

Carol Browne, DO & Hans Bruntmyer, DO

Participants will review the anatomy of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints. The anatomy will be related to the function of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist joints. Practical and efficient osteopathic techniques will be discussed and demonstrated.

  • All participants will have the opportunity to practice these techniques.
  • Table trainers will be present to assist in instruction.  
  • After attending this workshop, participants will have new osteopathic manipulative technique skills to address common shoulder, elbow and wrist conditions.

3PM-4PM

Antidepressants: A Prescriber's Guide to the Effective Treatment of Major Depression
Nathan S. Johnston, DO, MS

Primary care physicians (PCPs) remain on the front lines of diagnosing and treating depression. Because PCPs are the sole medical contact for more than 50% of the depressed population, it is imperative that these physicians be skilled diagnosticians and psychopharmacologists when it comes to recognizing and optimally treating depression. This session will focus on the key criteria for diagnosing depression, will review the mechanisms of action, side effects, and dosing recommendations of common antidepressants, and will review strategies for optimizing, changing, and augmenting depression treatments.


4PM-5PM

Family Medicine Diversified: Is this an answer to physician burnout?
Katarina Lindley, DO

Explore the options in integrating a Direct Primary Care model into your practice, learn more about Direct Primary Care & Telemedicine and how you can pursue telemedicine as a side gig.

Old Techniques for Modern Day Practice: Quick Seated OMT for Common Conditions
Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH

This session is designed to enable physicians to both diagnose somatic dysfunction and perform OMT quickly and safely in a busy clinical practice. Participants should emerge from this workshop with improved osteopathic examination and technique performance skills which can be immediately applied in a clinical practice. Patient presentations include neck, thoracic, rib, low back, and sacroiliac pain. Differential diagnoses, physical and osteopathic structural examinations will be reviewed. Osteopathic techniques attributed to Dr. Still will be presented, which are Challenge the Barrier, Articulatory and Indirect/Balanced Ligamentous Tension. Each technique, including diagnosis, can be performed in 2 minutes or less. Billing and coding information is included.


5PM-6:30PM


Family Game Night with Exhibitors

Physician Wellness Activity:  Family Fun Run/Walk

KEYNOTE: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Effective Management of Atopic Dermatitise
Jack Cohen, DO
Dr. Cohen will discuss how to identify and address patient and provider barriers to adherence and effective management and treatment of atopic dermatitis, including effective communication, TCS phobia and proper use of emollient agents.


9AM-10AM

Updated Guidelines in the Treatment of Hypertension

Valerie DeLuca, DO
It can be overwhelming to read all the guidelines as they come out. This presentation will help you break it down and understand how to help your patients control their blood pressure and lower their risk of stroke and heart attack. For the first time, practical advice has become part of the guidelines as well as incorporating good evidence from recent studies.


10AM-11:30AM


11:30AM-1PM


1PM-1:30PM

Progressive Pre-Lunch & Final Prize Drawings with Exhibitors

TOMA & TxACOFP Installation Luncheon

Break


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1:30PM-3:30PM

WOUND CARE [1:30PM-5:30PM]

EMERGENCY MEDICINE [1:30PM-5:30PM]

Wound Care:

  • Why Should I Refer to the Wound Management Center/HBO 1:1
  • Diabetic Foot & Venous Leg Ulcers
  • Arterial Insufficiency Ulcers
  • ...and more

H. Sprague Taveau, IV, DO, Glennon R. Einspanier, DO, FACOS and Heather Aguirre, DO

Familiarize yourself with the concept of Evidence Based Wound Care and its general principles along with the pathophysiology, diagnosis and care for Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Venous Leg Ulcers and Arterial Insufficiency Ulcers. Further educate yourself on the indications for, physiologic benefits and application of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in a Wound Management Center.

Update on Emergency Treatment of Acute CHF and Atrial Fibrillation
Col. Robert Suter, DO, MHA, FACEP, COL, MC

Atrial Fibrillation has been described for over a century, and yet physicians do not always apply recent evidence to the care of patients with this condition. Review prevalence, associated and confounding conditions, then discuss clinical assessment and categorization, thromboembolic risk, antiarrhymic approaches, and management strategies to have a better understanding of the most up to date approaches for your patients.

Animal Bites, Human Bites and Rabies

Robert C. Allen, DO, FACEP

The mechanisms of human bites and animal bites (with emphasis on mammalian bites)will be discussed. Types of injuries found in animal bites and human bites will be discussed along with the microbiology and current treatment options. The virology and epidemiology of rabies will be discussed, along with current recommendationsforpost-exposure prophylaxis.

Minimizing the Risk of Wound Infection in Patients with Lacerations
Daniel J. Dire, MD

Explore how to minimize the risk of serious wound infections.


3:30PM-4:30PM


4:30PM-5:30PM


5:30PM-6:30PM


6:30PM-7:30PM


7:30PM-10:30PM

Early Career/Student/Resident Reception Sponsored by the TOMA Sustainers

TOMA & TxACOFP President's Celebration Banquet

  • join us in celebrating John C. McDonald, DO & H. Sprague Taveau, IV, DO
  • family friendly, Texas tuxedo-optional
  • special awards presentations

POPPS Reception

MOPPS Reception

SUNDAY, JUNE 17


7AM-7:45AM


7AM-12PM


RISK MANAGEMENT & ETHICS WORKSHOP [8AM-12PM]

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8AM-9AM

Physician Wellness Activity:  Mindful Movement Yoga

CONVENTION REGISTRATION OPEN

Death Certification 101: Basics on Filling Out the Death Certificate (Parts I and II) and What Falls Under Medical Examiner's Jurisdiction

Vickie Willoughby, DO
Many medical schools do not provide adequate training in filling out death certificates. As a result, some physicians are inappropriately listing only “mechanisms of death” as opposed to the underlying “cause of death” and/or listing diseases not related to death on the death certificate. In doing so, some non-natural deaths are not considered for reporting to the Medical Examiner or Justice of the Peace or disease processes are misreported. This presentation will explain what a non-natural death is and what types of deaths should be reported to the medical examiner or Justice of the Peace, as well as, what types of information should be listed on the death certificate.


9AM-10AM

A Prescription for Financial Health

Douglas Traylor, VIP Insurance & Kevin Lewis, DO


10AM-11AM

How to Fire A Patient

Jeff McDonald, JD & John Porter, Esq., McDonald Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP


11AM-12PM

KEYNOTE: Sexual Harassment in Medicine

Jeff McDonald, JD & John Porter, Esq., McDonald Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP


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CONVENTION REGISTRATION OPEN

  • Tech Bar Open [7AM-5PM]

CONVENTION REGISTRATION OPEN

  • Tech Bar Open [7AM-5PM]

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*COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD PRESENTED

 PRESENTATIONS:

  • STUDENT OF THE YEAR AWARD
  • DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD
  • T.R. SHARP AWARD
  • FAMILY PHYSICIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD

*MERITORIOUS AWARD PRESENTED

  • AbbVie (San Gabriel B)  |  LegallyMine (San Gabriel A)

Reports from AOA, ACOFP and AAOA + the installation of John C. McDonald, DO as TOMA's President

and a TxACOFP report from H. Sprague Taveau, IV, DO

Room: San Miguel Foyer

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Meet in Lobby at 6:50AM

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**Hospitality Suite Open from 10PM - Midnight.   Everyone is welcome!    Room: #5100

**Hospitality Suite Open from 7PM - 10PM.   Everyone is welcome!    Room: #5100