64th MidWinter Conference Recap

Hundreds of practicing physicians, office managers, osteopathic leaders, interns and fellows, residents, and medical students gathered for TOMA’s 64th MidWinter Conference at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Irving from Jan. 30 to Feb. 2. Osteopathic physicians from across the state and surrounding areas joined to learn, engage, and collaborate on the latest scientific findings, research, and innovation in osteopathic medicine. 

Since 1955, the TOMA MidWinter Conference has provided practicing physicians and trainees with high-caliber public speakers. This annual event gives physicians an opportunity to explore a diverse mix of cutting-edge innovations in osteopathic medicine.

With sessions on how to handle Texas Medical Board investigations, the physician’s role in identifying sex trafficking victims, and Naloxone for opioid overdose, physicians left the conference better informed and equipped to succeed. Medical students attended workshops on Saturday, Feb. 1, that covered casting and splinting, planning for life after medical school, effective osteopathic manipulative treatment for women, and how to pick a medical specialty and apply for fellowships.

Here’s a snapshot of some of the diverse topics covered:

  • Reed Tinsley, CPA, conducted a presentation titled “Financial Strategies to Report and Achieve Success.”
  • Shannon Klump, DO, discussed the latest information related to osteopathic manipulative medicine for headache management.
  • Physicians earned ethics/risk management CME credit for attending “The Healthcare Provider’s Role in Identification of Sex Trafficking Victims,” presented by Martha Jane Felini, Ph.D.; “Investigations by the Texas Medical Board: How to Best Handle an Initial Inquiry and a Formal Investigation,” presented by Jeff McDonald, JD, and Jon Porter, JD; and “Naloxone for Opioid Overdose,” presented by Jennifer Fix, MBA, PharmD.
  • Anthony Agostini, DO, provided an update on cardiovascular primary care.
  • Jessica Edwards, DO, led a session on “How to Incorporate MedSpa into Your Practice.”
  • General workshops included an examination of “Anxiety and Depression in Children,” presented by Ranelle Bracy-Lewis, DO; “Lessons Learned: Beauty from Burnout,” presented by Sheri Tate, DO; “HBOT [hyperbaric oxygen therapy]: The Antidote for Soft Tissue Radionecrosis,” presented by Heather Aguirre, DO; and “Border Health,” presented by David Garza, DO.

One of the highlights of the conference was the 2020 Student/Resident Poster Competition. Medical students and residents competed in original research and case report categories and were evaluated on their research and presentation skills. TOMA President Brent Sanderlin, DO, presented five winners with awards.  Congratulations to these award recipients:

Case Report Winners

Top Resident Case Report: Michael Burkholz, DO, Medical City Fort Worth
Metastatic Leiomyosarcoma Presenting as Polycystic Liver Disease

Top Medical Student Case Report: Kumal Elete, OMS, UNTHSC-TCOM
Retroperitoneal Cystic Lymphangioma: A Rare Presentation

Original Research Winners

1st place: James Oh, OMS, UNTHSC-TCOM
The Role of AIBP in Chronic Pain

2nd place: Trung (Tony) Nguyen, OMS, UIWSOM
The Effects of Decreased Open Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Experience on Vascular Surgery Training

3rd place: Kaylyn Snook, OMS, UNTHSC-TCOM – UIWSOM
Providing Health Care to Underserved Areas of San Antonio Is One of the Primary Missions for UIWSOM

 Here’s a breakdown of monetary awards students and residents received:

  • 1st Place Original Research Study: $500
  • 2nd Place Original Research Study: $250
  • 3rd Place Original Research Study: $150
  • Winning Case Reports: $100






To view the full gallery of photos taken from the conference, click here.

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