Session Descriptions

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Pre-Convention Registration

  AHA Pre-Convention Courses  
8 - 1 0 a.m.

Basic Life Support (BLS)
Scott Stein, Carolyn Frederick and George Smith, DO
This course is designed to provide a wide variety of healthcare professionals the ability to recognize several life-threatening emergencies, provide CPR, use an AED, and relieve choking in a safe, timely and effective manner. The University of Massachusetts Medical School is authorized as a Training Center for the Basic Life Support Program by the American Heart Association.  At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of early CPR
  • Recall the basic steps of 1 and 2 rescuer CPR for adults, children and infants
  • Explain the importance of early defibrillation
  • Recall the basic steps for use of an AED
  • Recall the basic steps to relieve choking for responsive and unresponsive victims over 1 year of age and for infants
  • Explain the importance of each link in the adult and pediatric Chain of Survival
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
Scott Stein, Carolyn Frederick and George Smith, DO
ACLS builds on the foundation of Basic Life Support (BLS), emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR. The hands-on instruction and simulated cases in this advanced course are designed to help enhance their skills in the recognition and intervention of cardiopulmonary arrest immediate post-cardiac arrest, acute arrhythmia, stroke, and acute coronary syndromes.  

Thursday, June 13, 2019
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration  
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Pediatric Life Support (PALS)
Scott Stein and Carolyn Frederick
PALS is a classroom, video-based, instructor-led course that uses a series of pediatric emergencies to reinforce the important concepts of a systematic approach to pediatric assessment, basic life support, PALS treatment algorithms, effective resuscitation and team dynamics.

  Practice Management Workshop
1 - 3 p.m.

How to Stay Independent
Alita Stratton, CPA and Austin Croom, CPA 
Independent practices are looking for ways to stay independent. It is important to align yourself with the right organizations to win as an independent physician or small group. This session will discuss strategic partnerships: Accountable Care Organization’s (ACO’s), Independent Physician Associations (IPA’s), Accounting & Finance, and Billing & Collections. We will also discuss income and expense management. How it relates to what you do daily, what procedures you perform, scheduling patients, key performance indicators, and whether inside billing or outside billing works best for you and why.

3 - 3:15 p.m. Refreshment Break  
3:15 - 5:15 p.m.

Starting a Practice: FFS vs DPC
Anastasia Benson, DO and Justin Amaro, DO
In this lecture you will learn from two Texas physicians who opened their own family medicine practices shortly after residency – each following a different business model.  Personal and business finances will be discussed in addition to personal and professional challenges of owning your own medical practice.  Dr. Justin Amaro owns Amaro Integrative Health in Amarillo, Tx where he practices osteopathic family medicine with some medical spa integration.  Dr. Anastasia “Staci” Benson owns a direct primary care family medicine clinic called Paradigm Family Health in Dallas, Tx.  Both have young families and non-physician spouses, and will discuss how their professional decisions have impacted their families

5:15 - 6:45 p.m.

Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall

Friday, June 14, 2019
7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Registration
7 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8 - 9 a.m. Suicide Prevention/Awareness

Brian Forsythe, DO
This presentation will discuss the new DNA testing and new treatments for MDD and suicidal patients.

  Gynecologic/Urology Workshop Pain Management Workshop
9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Jewell Malick, DO
Since the publication of the Women's Health Initiative (WHI) findings in 2002 the management of menopause and the use of hormone therapy in woman has been shrouded in misconceptions and controversy. This session will review the physiology of menopause and the role of estrogen in the human female. Additionally, the findings of the WHI study will be reviewed and a rational strategy for the hormonal management of menopause will be presented.

Interventional Chronic Pain Management
Pankaj Mehta, MD
During this presentation, the speaker will give a fresh outlook on interventional chronic pain management.
10:15 - 10:45 p.m. Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Therapy Options for Men with Testosterone Deficiency (TD)
Cynthia Stuart, DO
This session will provide a review of available evidence regarding testosterone deficiency in men; how to determine appropriate candidates for therapy through the use of clinical and laboratory data and review the risks and benefits of available treatment options.

Platelet Rich Plasma Prolotherapy
Gerald Harris, DO
In this presentation we will discuss the three levels of musculoskeletal pain, then focus in on the treatment of the middle layer of connective tissue damage through the use of platelet rich plasma Prolotherapy. We will discuss the history of PRP, it's mechanism of action and go through a general overview of how it is performed.

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Home and Out-of-Hospital Birth in Texas
Chandler Sparks, DO
Do you have patients considering home birth? Have you or someone in your life thought about having an out of hospital birth? We will discuss the key information that family cods and their pregnant patients should know about home and OOH birth in Texas as well as a point-of-care resource to help you navigate this issue.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 101
Glennon R. Einspanier, DO
This session will discuss basic indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy and how that interacts with would healing. 
12:45 - 2 p.m.

Lunch on your own

  General Workshop OMT Workshop
2 - 3 p.m. Innovative Radiology: New MRI Technologies to Assist in Complex Diagnoses
Carlos Duncker, MD, PhD
Learn about the latest in AI software on MRI exams to help guide the diagnoses of complicated disease states and how it works within the parameters of healthcare coverage, reduces patient costs, and creates a more focused care plan.
Street Medicine - Making House Calls
Hans Bruntmyer, DO
During this session, the speakers will share their experiences on the street and how they have been able to care for the underprivileged.

3 - 3:30 p.m. Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. The Multi-Billion Dollar Vascular Disease No One Teaches, But Should - Venous Insufficiency
Thomas Eidson, DO
Vein disease is much more than just varicose veins, spider veins, or blood clots. It is a chronic, progressive disease that we have all seen many times throughout our careers, but missed the diagnosis. Don’t worry, it’s not your fault. We weren’t taught about this disease that is 5x more common than PAD and even better, it’s treatable. Come learn how to be the hero to your patients suffering from venous insufficiency.

Osteopathic Approach Using Ligamentous Articular Strain Technique for Treatment of Carpal Tunnel 
Sheila Page, DO
This session will include a review of related anatomy, description of symptoms and somatic dysfunction.  Demonstration of treatment approach and guided practical application of the osteopathic principles will be provided for each target area for treatment.
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. 2018 AHA/ACC Lipid Guidelines/ A New Coronary Artery Disease Predictive Algorithm
Robert Megna, DO

During this presentation, the speaker will present the 2018 AHA/ACC Lipid Guidelines for both primary and secondary prevention; and compare those to the 2018 National Lipid Association recommendations for lipid management and the 2017 ACE/AACE Lipid Guidelines. In addition, the speaker will present a new biomarker algorithm for risk of Acute Coronary Syndrome and its use in clinical practice.

Physical Therapy and the OBGYN Patient
Marie Woerner, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT
During this presentation, participants will learn how to integrate palpatory skills into everyday encounters while maintaining efficiency and improving patient experiences.
6 - 7:30 p.m.

Family Entertainment Evening

Saturday, June 15, 2019
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Registration
7 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
8 - 9 a.m. Human Trafficking
Reverend Jannette Miller, JD, M. Div.
Rev. Miller will lead us in an honest look into human trafficking in 2019, specifically examining the truths, confronting the myths, and exploring a collaborative approach to fighting human trafficking. This session will focus largely on child sex trafficking in the U.S.

 9 - 10 a.m. Identifying Victims of Human Trafficking - Potential Indicators and Red Flags
Detective Billy Mitchell; Lubbock Police Department
This presentation will provide an overview and insight into to the subversive world of human trafficking. It will give attendees a better understanding of what modern day slavery looks like.  Following the presentation, attendees will walk away with indicators of possible human trafficking victims.
10 - 10:30 a.m. Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
  Family Medicine Workshop Emergency Medicine Workshop
10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Emerging Technologies in Diabetes Care
Lindsey Van Dyke, DO
Embracing new technologies in diabetes care is key to optimizing outcomes in both alc and comorbidities as well reducing burden of care and improving compliance behaviors.

Venomous Bites and Stings
Rob Allen, DO
An overview of etiology, treatment and prevention of venomous bites and stings, including snakebites, bee/wasp stings, scorpion stings and fire ant stings.
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  TOMA/TXACOFP Installation & Awards Luncheon
1:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Student/Resident Workshop

  • Hands-on Casting Clinic
  • Preparing for Residency - Panel Discussion
  • Interviewing Skills
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Top 10 Herbs
Khadija Kabani, DO
This presentation will provide an evidence-based review of the top 10 selling herbs in the United States.

Battle of the Sexes: Cardiovascular Disease in Women
Joshua McKay, MD
A discussion about the differences in cardiovascular disease risk factors, presentation, management, and outcomes between men and women and strategies to help close the gap.

  General Workshop Pediatrics Workshop
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Atopic Dermatitis and It's Mimics
Heather Volkman, DO
This session will help participants better understand and treat atopic dermatitis.  In addition, other diseases in the ddx will be discusses.  At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to better understand the role of atopic derm in asthma, allergic rhinitis, and food allergies; discuss current and future treatment options; and be able to recognize complications.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Nathan Johnston, DO
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common disorder of childhood and adolescence that can persist into adulthood. Untreated ADHD symptoms can lead to depression, anxiety, substance misuse, and overall dysfunction in multiple areas of life, thus it is important for physicians to identify and treat ADHD when present. This session will focus on the key criteria for diagnosing ADHD, will review the mechanisms of action, side effects, and dosing recommendations of common ADHD treatments, and will review strategies for initiating, optimizing, and changing ADHD treatments when necessary.

3:30 - 3:45 p.m.  Refreshment Break
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Advanced Care Planning in Primary Care
Sarah Ross, DO, MS
It's never too soon to talk about end of life wishes! In this session, we will discuss the importance of advanced care planning, Medical Power of Attorney, Directive to Physicians, Out of Hospital DNR and the Texas MOST form.

Joint pain, Fevers, Rashes and + ANA's...The World of Pediatric Rheumatology and Beyond
Ricardo Guirola, MD
This session will provide an overview into the world of pediatric inflammatory/immune mediated disorders.

4:45 - 5:45 p.m. Introduction to Gait Analysis
Yein Lee, DO
Gait analysis is not often well understood or utilized in general primary care settings. The purpose of this session is to introduce participants to the basics of gait analysis using observation and simple video analysis.  The participants will be able to recognize pathological gait patterns resulting from neurological and musculoskeletal pathologies.  Finally, comprehensive osteopathic evaluation and treatment approaches to abnormal gait will be presented.

The Use of Osteopathic Manual Medicine in the Special Needs Population
Ava Stanczak, DO
During this session, a discussion of the rationale and treatment of the special needs population utilizing modified techniques to increase mobility, decrease discomfort, restore normal respiratory patterns and increase vascular function will be given.
5:45 - 6:30 p.m. Early Career/Student/Resident Reception
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • MOPPS Reception
  • POPPS Reception

7:30 - 10:30 p.m.

TOMA/TXACOFP Presidents' Celebration

Sunday, June 16, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Registration
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
  Risk Management/Ethics Workshop  
8 - 9 a.m.

Contract Negotiating (Ethics/Risk Management)
Connie Ditto, RN, JD
This one-hour interactive presentation will provide basic information about the key aspects of physician employment arrangements, including an explanation of areas of particular interest to physicians and potential pitfalls for the contracting physician.  A general overview of the usual and customary provisions of employment agreements will be provided as well as a cursory view of the intersection of customary employment language with Texas law, the Stark Law, and the Anti-Kickback Statute.  

9 - 10 a.m. AOA Family Medicine Certification Update
Robert DeLuca, DO
This presentation will provide an update on changes to the family practice certification pathway and re-certification process.

10 - 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break
10:15 - 12:15 a.m.

The Texas Medical Board: The Basics of the Investigative and Legal Process  (Ethics/Risk Management)
Jeff McDonald, JD and Jon Porter, JD
During this session, the speakers will discuss what happens and what should you do if you receive a notice of complaint from the Board. The speakers will take discuss in detail the investigation and legal process as well as what you can do, should that occur and some proactive things that can be done to prevent it from occurring in the first place.  

12:15 p.m. Adjourn