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Cancellation Policy: In the event of an attendee cancellation, registration fees and guest meal ticket purchases will be refunded as follows:

  • Prior to March 31, 2019: Full refund
  • April 1 – April 15, 2019: Full refund, less $50 administrative fee
  • After April 15, 2019: No refund


12 Things to Know Before Attending MOAC

Whether this is your first time or your sixth, these suggestions will help you make the most of your convention experience.


1. Download YAPP MAOPS uses a great event app called “Yapp” that can be downloaded to your phone or tablet from your iPhone or Android store. PLEASE download this app prior to the convention to ensure you have all the passwords and permissions you need.The Yapp includes

  • Real-time updates from MAOPS
  • Schedule of Events
  • Bios, contact information, and presentations for all speakers
  • A social feed and networking tools to connect with your peers and exhibitors

2. Checking In All attendees need to check in at the registration table upon arrival. Registration will be open from 7:30 am through the end of the last CME session each day and will be located just inside the convention center's main entrance.


3. CME Tracks • We have two tracks (Internal and emergency medicine) on Friday and Saturday.  Feel free to go from one track to the other – choose the CME topic that you want.  The start and end times coordinate so you won’t be joining late or leaving early.


4. Special Events MAOPS coordinates several special events to promote networking and socializing, present awards and honors, and to celebrate our attendees. Some of these events include a 5k Fun Run, MAOPS annual membership meeting, Exhibit Hall giveaways, Women Physicians Gathering, the President’s Party with dueling pianos, and MORE! Click HERE for more information.


5. Guest Tickets • Purchase your guest ticket early and bring your spouse or family members to the Thursday keynote speaker and to the luncheons on Friday and Saturday.  We guarantee they will enjoy! Tickets can be purchased HERE.


6. Interactive Learning • Many of our CME sessions have been designed to be interactive.  This may not be something you are initially comfortable with, but we have found that physicians truly learn from each other.  When you interact in this way, the learning is deeper and satisfaction significantly increases!


7. Hospitality Room • Enjoy the hospitality room.  It is located on the 3rd floor in the Lake Lugano/Lake Louise rooms.  We have soda and snacks in there and it is another great place to relax with your colleagues.


8. Network • MOAC is a great opportunity to experience the collegiality and support of the osteopathic profession. Bring Business cards, utilize the Chateau’s social areas, learn more about speakers and your fellow attendees on the YAPP, and don't hesitate to introduce yourself (especially to MAOPS leadership)!


9. Assistance • Have a Question? Ask a MAOPS Team Member, who may be identified by their name badge, or stop by the MAOPS Registration Desk for assistance.


10. Attire • Attire for the convention is business casual. Dress in layers or bring a sweater or jacket to throw on if the room gets too chilly for you.


11. We Want Your Feedback – This is an event that MAOPS coordinates for YOU.  Please help us make it what you want it to be by giving us your thoughtful feedback on the convention survey and the speaker surveys.


12. Speaker Q&A– We ask our speakers to move into the foyer after their presentation so that our convention attendees can ask them questions.  Please take advantage of this opportunity, but do move into the foyer so as not to disrupt the next speaker or your colleagues.



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Keynote Speakers


Richard Jadick, DO (4-25-19)

Best selling author of "On Call In Hell", Dr. Richard Jadick's inspiring story of his decision to enter into the fray and compelling account of courage under fire are both wrenching and uplifting. Awarded a Bronze Star with a Combat V for valor, Jadick has become a modern American legend and a true American hero.


Buy "On Call In Hell" • Listen to His Story • NPR Interview • Newsweek "On Call in Hell"

Logan Banks, DO, FAAFP (4-26-19)

Logan Banks, DO, FAAFP is a professor of family medicine and obstetrics at Hope Africa University. He is training the next generation of African doctors and leaders at their rural site, Kibuye Hope Hospital in Burundi, East Africa. Dr. Banks will provide an update on his family's mission in Burundi. In years past, the Banks have shared stories about the challenges of living and providing medical care in a country suffering from a national power shortage. Hear how life in Burundi has changed for the better with the addition of a solar power system at the Kibuye Hope Hospital Campus. The hospital has gone from having an average of just one hour of power from the national grid each day, to almost seamless 24/7 power.


Visit Their Website • History of Burundi • Meet the Banks • Instagram • Donate

Kevin Hines (4-27-19)

Kevin Hines is a global speaker, best-selling author and mental health advocate who reaches audiences with his story of an unlikely survival and his strong will to live. Two years after he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder (at 19 years of age), he attempted to take his own life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge. He is one of only thirty-four (less than 1%) to survive the fall and he is the only Golden Gate Bridge jump survivor who is actively spreading the message of living mentally healthy around the globe.

Visit His Website • Meet KevinHear His Story • Facebook • Twitter • Buy "Cracked, Not



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Continuing Medical Education


25.75 Credits Available


Family Medicine: 22.75* AOA Category 1-A and 25.00 AAFP Prescribed credits

Courses offered daily

Emergency Medicine: Courses offered Friday - Sunday 

Internal Medicine: Courses offered Friday - Sunday 


*3 additional AOA Category 1-A credits will be offered for completing the convention outcome survey. 



 CME Schedule

Two CME sessions will run simultaneously on Friday and Saturday. Courses in the Internal Medicine Track are in Blue, and Emergency Medicine in RED.



Thursday, April 25th

Start Time: 8 AM

End Time: 5 PM


Medical Marijuana

Libby Stuyt, MD & Dustin Sulak, DO

8:30-10:00 AM


Travel Medicine & Personal Bug Out Bag

Logan Banks, DO, FAAFP & Michael Kabonic, DO

10:00-11:15 AM


Keynote Luncheon:

Trauma on the Battlefield:

A Talk on the Frontline Experiences in Medicine and Leadership

Richard Jadick, DO

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM


Alternative Medicine for the Treatment of Chronic Pain

Jared Nichols, DO

1:00 - 2:00 PM


The Medication First Model: Best Practices for the Medical Treatment of OUD

Brian Parsells, DO & Angeline Stanislaus, MD

2:00 - 3:30 PM


Vaccine Hesitant Parents & Patients – New Mental Models for an Age Old Problem

Jeff Davis, DO & Sharon Humiston, MD, MPH, FAAP

3:45 - 5:00 PM


Friday, April 26th

Start Time: 8 AM

End Time: 5 PM

Medication Assisted Treatment Waiver Training

Roopa Sethi, MD

7:45 - 11:45 AM


Sleep Medicine

Jeremy Johnson, DO, FCCP, DABSM & Paul Korte, PhD

8:00 - 8:45 AM



Brian Snyders, DO & David Tannehill, DO, FACP

8:00 - 9:30 AM


Management of the Incidental Pulmonary Nodule & Lung Cancer Screening

Brietta Forbes, MD & Kirk Miller, DO

8:45 - 9:30 AM


Cardiology Updates

Martin Schwarze, DO, MACOI, FACC & Kenneth Trimmer, DO, FACOI, FACC, FASCAI

10:15 - 11:45 AM


Keynote Luncheon:

“Dufise Uyu Munsi”: African Proverbs and the Practice of Medicine

Logan Banks, DO, FAAFP

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM


Cardiology Updates

Martin Schwarze, DO, MACOI, FACC & Kenneth Trimmer, DO, FACOI, FACC, FASCAI

1:15 - 3:15 PM


Stroke Update

Matthew Grounds, DO & Alisha Wright, DO 

1:15 - 3:15 PM



Making Sense Out of Anemia

 Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI

4:00 - 5:00 PM



Initial Ventilator Management

Brian Snyders, DO 

4:00 - 5:00 PM



Saturday, April 27th

Start Time: 8 AM

End Time: 5 PM


6am - MOAC 5K


Professionalism in Medicine

Jack Bragg, DO, MACOI

8:00 - 8:45 AM


Imaging in the ER

Matthew Grounds, DO & Ken Jones, DO, FAOCR

8:00 - 8:45 AM


Thyroid Disease and When to Refer to an Endocrinologist

Carol Kirila, DO, FACOI 

8:45 - 9:30 AM


OB Trauma in the ED

Rebecca Poole, MD

8:45 - 9:30 AM


Endovascular Management in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Tim Morgan, DO & David Tannehill, DO, FACP

10:15 - 11:30 AM


Common Trauma in the ED

Nathaniel Barbe, DO & Tom Trent, DO 

10:15 - 11:30 AM


Keynote Luncheon:

Cracked Not Broken

Kevin Hines

11:30AM - 1:30PM


Palliative Care - An Opportunity to Make a Difference at the End of Life 

Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI

1:30 - 2:30 PM



Tom Trent, DO & Alisha Wright, DO

1:30 - 3:15 PM


IBS Diagnosis and Evaluation

Matthew Bechtold, MD, FACP, FASGE, FACG, AGAF

2:30 - 3:15 PM


Updates in C Diff Treatment

Nicholas Havens, MD, FACP

4:00 - 5:00 PM


Time Critical Diagnosis (TCD): Stroke

Tom Trent, DO & Jennifer Lynch, MD, FABSM

4:00 - 5:00 PM



Sunday, April 28th

Start Time: 8 AM

End Time: 12 PM


Bridging the Gap: A Generational Conversation

Elizabeth Lucore, DO, MPH

 S/D Matthew Voelker; S/D Kalee Woody

8:00 - 9:30 AM


Evidence - Based Physical Exams & Neuro Exams

Chris Wolf, DO, FAAPMR & S/D Nicole Bowden 

10:00 - 11:45 AM


MAOPS is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 22.75 AOA Category 1-A CME credits (plus 3 additional outcome survey credits), and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.


This Live activity, 2019 Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention, with a beginning date of 04/25/2019, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 25.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


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Medication Assisted Treatment Waiver Training

April 26, 2019 • Space is Limited


MAOPS, in partnership with the Missouri Department of Mental Health and the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare, is providing an 8-hour Medication Assisted Training (MAT) Waiver Course free of charge. The first 4 hours will be in person on Friday, April 26 during our 2019 Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention. The remaining 4 hours will be individual online course work.


Once you complete the first 4 hour live training, you will receive an email from AAAP with a link for the 4 remaining hours of individual work. After completion of both portions, they will send you a certificate of completion.


If you obtain your buprenorphine waiver following this course, you (or your agency) are likely eligible to receive $500 reimbursement for your time.


Registration: If you plan to attend the 2019 Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention, please REGISTER ONLINE and add the optional "2019 MAT Waiver Training Ticket". If you're only planning on joining us for the MAT Waiver Course please register HERE.


 Medical Residents: While medical residents can take the waiver training, they will not be able to apply until they have a personal DEA number and an unrestricted medical license.


NP & PA’s: This coursework will go towards your 24 hours of training. If you complete this, you can go online and finish the other 16 hours of work to get your certificate.


After completion of the required training:

  • Participants must submit a Notice of Intent form (NOI; link provided after training)
  •  Participants must submit their certificate of completion (provided after completing the training)
  •  Once participants receive their waiver, upload to the MAT Waiver Training Registry to receive $500 reimbursement, if applicable, and connect with clinics in Missouri in need of your services

Additional Resources

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Special Events


Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Luncheon• Friday at 11:45pm

Representatives from Missouri's three Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine will provide updates, and Missouri native Logan Banks, DO will give an update on his medical mission in Burundi, Africa.


Tickets:Physician tickets are included in their conference registration. Guests can purchase a ticket that will allow them to attend the President's Party, all Exhibit Hall Events, three keynote speakers and Friday and Saturday's luncheons for $100. Guest tickets can be purchased under the "Attendee Selections" tab when registering for MOAC


Women Physicians Gathering • Friday at 2pm

A networking and socializing opportunity for physicians, residents, and students. Drinks and pastries will be provided.


MAOPS 5k Race • Saturday at 6AM

Physicians and their families are invited to participate in the annual MAOPS 5k and Fun Run. Registration includes a Free T-Shirt!


Entry Fee -Physicians:$35 • Family and Friends:$20

Sign up and pay under the "Attendee Selections" tab when you complete your MOAC registration.


President's Party • Saturday at 6PM

Join us for the presentation of our annual awards, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and (for the first time ever) dueling pianos!


Dress is business/cocktail attire, cocktail hour will begin at 6pm with dueling pianos and award to follow at 7pm


Tickets:Physician tickets are included in their conference registration. Guests can purchase a ticket that will allow them to attend the President's Party, all Exhibit Hall Events, three keynote speakers and Friday and Saturday's luncheons for $100. Guest tickets can be purchased under the "Attendee Selections" tab when registering for MOAC


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Hotel Accommodations


A 1-night deposit will be charged at time of booking. Cancellation or changes only allowed 3 days before check in date.


Attendees must book their room no later than March 25, 2019 to receive the discounted convention rates listed below!


Mountain/Partial Lake View: $169

Lake Front King: $189

Mountain View Ambassador Suite: $259

Lake Front Ambassador Suite: $279

Vice Presidential Suite: $499

Presidential Suite: $539

(Prices do not include tax)


*Convention attendees wanting to book pre or post convention dates can call and speak with a reservationist to see what is available in the hotel.Registration can be made online for any overnight stays within the week of April 23 - 30 using the link below. 


You can call the Chateau on the Lake from 8am-8pm at 888-333-5253 for room reservations. No code is needed only the dates and name of the event.


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