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MOAC 2020



April 30 - May 3, 2020


Margaritaville Lake Resort • Lake of the Ozarks, MO


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Special Events





Member Price


Life Member, 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Year Member:$690

Post Graduate Physician:$290

Friday - Sunday ONLY:$690


Non-Member Price


Allied Health Professional (Non-Physician):$790

Friday - Sunday ONLY:$890




 Keynote Speakers


Saray Stancic, MD •  Lifestyle Medicine: The Common Sense Solution to the Chronic Disease Epidemic


Dr. Stancic is a board certified physician and the founder of Stancic Health and Wellness, LLC where she practices Lifestyle Medicine.


She received her MD degree from New Jersey Medical School in 1993. Dr. Stancic completed an Internal Medicine residency and served an additional year as Chief Medical Resident at University Hospital in Newark, NJ. In response to witnessing the height of the catastrophic HIV epidemic while in medical school in Newark, she became very interested in the field of Infectious Diseases. She wanted to be part of the solution to the AIDS healthcare crisis, and went on to complete a fellowship in Infectious Diseases.


From 1999 to 2006, she served as Chief of Infectious Diseases at the Hudson Valley Veterans Administration Hospital in New York. During those years she treated hundreds of patients with viral hepatitis and HIV as well as other infectious diseases with a multidisciplinary approach to support her patients’ overall well-being.


Beyond her responsibilities as an Infectious Disease physicianresearcher, and Chief of Infection Control, she directed the MOVE program, a federal VA initiative to encourage healthy lifestyles in veterans. 


She later joined the viral hepatology team at Roche and conducted clinical studies for new, more efficacious treatments for hepatitis infections. During these research years, she continued to see patients at the Bronx Veterans Administration Hospital in New York City. She has authored several research papers in peer-reviewed medical journals.



Tom Rifai, MD • The 5 Keys to Optimal Wellness, Weight Loss and Disease Prevention

Dr. Tom Rifai, Founder of Reality Meets Science, a health coaching, consulting and education company, is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, a Diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine and of the speakers bureau of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He is an expert in the areas of metabolic health and behavior-modification-based management of insulin resistance, type 2 and pre-diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension and weight control. While he is well versed in pharmaceutical management to reduce metabolic risk, his dynamic lifestyle and Reality Meets Science based “5 Keys to optimal wellness, weight loss and disease prevention” is his primary therapy model, with carefully selected pharmaceutical medicines only if necessary. Dr. Rifai’s Reality Meets Science lifestyle model and brand is rooted in his uniquely eclectic combination of professional science-based training as well as personal experiences and journey in battling binge eating disorder, depression and anxiety.



Dr. Rifai has provided CME as course director for Harvard Medical School’s Lifestyle Medicine series on the management of prediabetes and has educated thousands of doctors and other healthcare providers regarding the lifestyle based prevention of cardiometabolic disease with evidence based motivation and lifestyle changes. Dr. Rifai served two terms on the board of directors for the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists and was unanimously elected its president during his final term.  Prior to going full-time with Reality Meets Science LLC, Dr. Rifai served as Regional Medical Director of Metabolic Health and Weight Management for the world renowned Henry Ford Health System in metro Detroit, Michigan and as Associate Medical Director of the Pritikin Longevity Center in Miami, Florida. He continues to serve on Pritikin’s science advisory committee and is the Medicare approved Pritikin Intensive Cardiac Rehabilitation program educator for dietary fats and weight management. Dr. Rifai’s personal journey to becoming a lifestyle medicine physician was recently published by the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.


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Continuing Medical Education


Exciting News! Friday and Saturday afternoon's CME sessions will be available for on demand viewing at no additional cost to physicians attending convention in person. This will allow MOAC attendees the opportunity to explore the Lake of the Ozarks, catch up with colleagues, and enjoy some well deserved down time, and then view the CME sessions online at a later date.


  • CME Accreditation: 24 AOA Category 1-A and AAFP prescribed credits available!
  • Attestation: Physicians will only be required to complete ONE paper attestation form to receive credit for this event.
  • Cancellation Policy: In the event of an attendee cancellation, registration fees and guest meal ticket purchases will be refunded as follows:

 Prior to March 15, 2020: Full refund

March 15 – April 15, 2020: Full refund, less $100 administrative fee

After April 15, 2020: No refund



 Thursday, April 30th



Annual Membership Meeting and Luncheon

1:45 PM - 1:30 PM


Challenging Treatment Options: Medical Marijuana, CBD, and MAT

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


Friday, May 1st



Patient Video Education

7:30 - 8:30 AM


MAOPS President's Welcome

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM


Business of Medicine: Coding


9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Keynote Luncheon:

Lifestyle Medicine: The Common Sense Solution to the Chronic Disease Epidemic

Saray Stancic, MD

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Movement Medicine & Exercise Rx for Everyone 

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM


Preventive Lifestyle Medicine 

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM


Update from the AOA

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM


Update from the Department of Mental Health

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM


Update from the BNDD

4:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Update from MO HealthNet

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM





Saturday, May 2nd



Meaningful Mindfulness

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


When to Refer! Practical Pearls for Primary Care

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


 Keynote Luncheon:The 5 Keys to Optimal Wellness, Weight Loss and Disease Prevention 

Tom Rifai, MD

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM


Blurred Lines of Breast Health

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM


CME OMT in Practice: Practical Application with Billing and Coding   

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM


Sunday, May 3rd



Diversity and Bias in the Medical Setting

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM


Direct Primary Care

8:45 AM - 9:45 AM


Suspecting Pulmonary Hypertension in the Dyspneic Patient: Who, When, and How

9:45 AM - 11:00 AM


Motivational Interviewing 

11:00-11:45 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 24 AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation. Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.


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Special Events

MAOPS 5K • Saturday at 6:30 AM

Physicians and their families are invited to participate in the annual MAOPS 5K. Registration includes a free shirt!


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

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

Participants can run or walk free of charge but will not receive a shirt.


Proceeds from the 5K are donated to the Wetzel Scholar and Fellow Program.


THE Party • Saturday at 6 PM

Join us for the presentation of our annual awards, dinner, and a luau-themed celebration with dancing and dueling pianos!


Dress is casual/luau attire, dinner will begin at 6 pm with dueling pianos and dancing at 7:30 PM.


Tickets: Physician tickets are included in conference registration. Guests can purchase a ticket that will allow them to attend THE Party, all Exhibit Hall Events, two keynote speakers and the luncheons on Friday and Saturday for $150. Guest tickets can be purchased under the "Attendee Selections" tab when registering for MOAC.


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Hotel Accommodations




Lake Resort


494 Tan Tar A Drive

Osage BeachMissouri 65065


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 Attendees must book their room no later than March 31, 2020 to receive the discounted convention rates listed below!


Guest Room: $135/per night

One Bedroom Suite: $204/per night

Two Bedroom Suite: $293/per night

(Prices do not include tax)


Make your reservations online or by calling Margaritaville directly. Please use code "OSTE" both online and over the phone to ensure you receive the discounted room rate. Please call Margaritaville Lake Resorts if you encounter difficulties booking an extended stay, or if you would like to book a suite. Online reservations can be made HERE


Cancellations or changes to your reservation can be made up to three days prior to your reservation.


Childcare: There is no daycare facility on site, but company nannies are available for hire. Contact Nannies for Hire at 402-379-4121 for more information.


Resort Activities are available at an additional cost. All Margaritaville guests will receive $5 off tickets to the indoor waterpark. Click HERE to learn more. 


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