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Why Should I Attend?
Why Should I Attend?

Join GOMA for our 2020 Annual CME Conference. We have a program full of great content to be presented by expert speakers  in a fully virtual format.  See the program below.  This will be updated regularly with further details about the program and speakers.  We are also asking our industry colleagues to take advantage of an exhibit hall opportunity which will allow you to network during break times. 

Register and Participate
Register and Participate

By registering for the full conference you will have the opportunity to earn 14 AOA Category 1-A credit.  GOMA is applying for AAFP Prescribed credit and if you haven't yet met your GA requirement for REMS, we are offering 3 hours of credit that will count towards your requirements in opioid and pain management education.  There will also be a space for students to engage with active DOs to make valuable connnections. REGISTER NOW!

Post-Conference
Post-Conference

Post live conference - after our November 6-8 event, for 30 days, our faculty will be available via our Executive Director to answer questions you may have which means we are able to continue to offer AOA Category 1-A credit.  GOMA's conference will be hosted on DOCME.  AAFP credit will not be available post-conference.  You will need to complete an evaluation and claim form to have your credit recorded.

DETAILED PROGRAM INFORMATION

Friday, November 6

1:00 PM – 1:15 PM  Welcomes, Updates and Comments

 

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM

Protecting People from Chemical Hazards           

This session explores the chemicals that disrupt our hormonal systems and damage our health in irreparable ways. Learn wehre these chemicals hide—in our homes, our schools, at work, in our food, and countless other places we can’t control.  Discover the workings of policy that protect the continued use of these chemicals in our lives. Drawing on extensive research and expertise, Hear dramatic studies and emerging evidence about the rapid increases in neurodevelopmental, metabolic, reproductive, and immunological diseases directly related to the hundreds of thousands of chemicals that we are exposed to every day.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Define endocrine disrupting chemicals.
  2. Advise families on safe and simple steps to reduce exposure.
  3. Recognize the large social costs of these preventable exposures.

FACULTY:

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Leonardo Trasande, M.D., MPP

NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Jim G. Hendrick, MD Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Center for the Investigation of Environmental Hazards

Dr. Trasande is an internationally renowned leader in environmental health. His research focuses on the impacts of chemicals on hormones in our bodies. He also has led the way in documenting the economic costs for policy makers of failing to prevent diseases of environmental origin proactively.

Disclosure:  Grants:  NIH / CDC, Speakers' Bureau:  Endocrine Society, Beautycounter, Footprint, Other support:  Honoraria from Houghton Mifflin, Audible, Kobunsha and Paidos

 

Friday, November 6

2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

An Update on Psychiatric Pharmacology for the Primary Care Provider  

The session reviews the major classes of psychiatric drugs, major representative drugs in each category, and application of information learned from patient cases.  New-to-market medications will also be discussed.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Explain the appropriate use and follow-up mechanisms for psychiatric drugs
  2. Apply an approach non-compliance with psychiatric patients.
  3. Review the major classes of psychiatric drugs, including new-to-market medications,
  4. Manage side-effects of major classes of psychiatric medications.

 

FACULTY:

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Ryan M. Smith, D.O., M.Ed, PhD, FACN, FNAOME

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chief of Psychiatry, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Psychiatry Residency Program Director, PCOM-GA Adjunct Professor - Psychiatry

                                   

Dr. Smith is an associate professor and chief of psychiatry at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and a founding residency program director at Tufts University School of Medicine/Portsmouth Regional Hospital in New Hampshire.  He is an attending psychiatrist at the state psychiatric hospital in Concord, New Hampshire and he serves on a variety of boards, including the Maine Board of Medical Licensure for DOs.

Disclosure:  Speakers' Bureau:  Otsuka-Lundbeck

 

Friday, November 6

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

The Intersection of Healthcare & Human Trafficking:An Opportunity for Intervention           

This session provides an overview of child trafficking for sex and labor, followed by a discussion of recommended strategies for clinicians to recognize and appropriately respond to suspected child trafficking/exploitation. The speaker takes a very practical approach to the healthcare response to child exploitation, emphasizing how to interact with trafficked patients and those at risk using a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive approach.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Better identify patients at risk of labor or sex trafficking.
  2. Use human trafficking screens to assess risk of exploitation.
  3. Apply trauma-informed, rights-based strategies when encountering challenging situations.

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Jordan Greenbaum, M.D.

Institute on Healthcare and Human Trafficking at the SVB Center for Safe & Healthy Children, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta,                                    

Dr. Greenbaum is a child abuse physician in Atlanta, GA.  She has worked in the field of child maltreatment for over 20 years.  She is the medical director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children and the medical director of the Institute on Healthcare and Human Trafficking at the Stephanie Blank Center for Safe and Healthy Children at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.  She co-chairs the Education/Training committee for HEAL Trafficking, an organization of medical professionals working on human trafficking issues.

Disclosure:  No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Friday, November 6

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Dermatology Presentations in Skin of Color           

This session discusses common skin problems in patients with skin of color.  The speaker explains the analysis and diagnosis of skin conditions and explores the treatment options and considerations in the patients

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe how common skin conditions can present in different skin types.
  2. Evaluate pigmentary change in skin of color.
  3. Explain side effects from common topical treatments in skin of color.

 

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Nathan J. Cleaver, D.O., FAOCD, FAAD

Dr. Cleaver is a board certified dermatologist with fellowships in both dermatopathology and Mohs micrographic surgery.  He is a private practie, and runs the Cleaver Medical Group with locations in Cumming, Dawsonville, Dahlonega and Toccoa.  Dr. Cleaver specializes in skin cancer surgery and reconstruction, but also continues to practice medical dermatology of all ages and skin types and cosmetic dermatology.

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Saturday, November 7

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

Climate Change and Medicine:  Global Impacts to Local Practice  

This session reviews how climate change harms the health of our patients and disrupts the delivery of healthcare.  The speaker reviews global themes on the climate-health interface while emphasizing healthcare impacts in Georgia.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe how climate change negatively impacts individual health and disrupts healthcare delivery
  2. Identify populations whose health is most at-risk from cliate change with an understanding of the associated implications for social and intergenerational injustice.
  3. Integrate climate change into framework of practicing medicine and counseling patients.

 

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Rebecca Philipsborn, M.D., MPA

Emory University, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

                                   

Dr. Philipsborn is a primary care pediatrician and Emory faculty member who practices at Hughes Spalding Primary Care Clinic.  Before becoming a physician she was a health care management consultant in New York and worked at the West Africa Regional Bureau of the World Food Programme in Dakar, Senegal on maternal and child health and nutrition.  She is a member of the Southeast Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit and is the GA AAP state climate advocate as well as a founding member of Georgia Clinicians for Climate Action.  Her scholarly work focuses on gloal child health and mortality and climate change - in practice and medical education.

 

Disclosure:  No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Saturday, November 7

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Adventures in Pain Management 2020    

This session provides a high-level look at where we've been in the setting of opioid prescribing.  It attempts to define some of the most important issues that a medical professional needs to be aware of for safe prescribing of controlled substances.  It offers my prognostication of the future of pain management.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Explain the scope and implications of chronic pain in the US.
  2. Identify current trends and requirements for proper pain management
  3. Describe future directions in pain management

 

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Mark Bailey, D.O., PhD, FACN

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), Professor Neurology and Anesthesiology

Dr. Bailey has a PhD in Anatomy from the University of Mississippi.  He trained at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and afterwards at UAB.  He was in private practice for 14 years and for the past 10 years has practiced medical pain management at UAB .

Disclosure:  No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Saturday, November 7

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits    

The CO*RE/GOMA Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits curriculum is newly updated to reflect the latest information in this vital area of healthcare. The thoroughly revised curriculum addresses: the nature and pathophysiology of pain; assessing patients in pain; creating a pain treatment plan; initiating opioid therapy; managing patients on opioid analgesics; educating patients and caregivers; and understanding opioid use disorder. This program meets many states requirements for opioid education and covers the content in the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) education requirement (“Blue Print”), issued by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration in September 2018.

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By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe the pathophysiology of painas it relates to the concepts of pain management.
  2. Accurately assess patients in pain.
  3. Develop a safe and effective pain treatment plan.
  4. Identify evidence-based non-opioid optionsfor the treatment of pain.
  5. Identify the risks and benefits of opioid therapy.
  6. Manageongoing opioid therapy.
  7. Recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder.

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Melissa Ann Walker D.O., MPA

Family Practice Physician/Owner, Carol Clinic for Family-Centered Healthcare,

Dr. Walker is a family medicine physician and the owner and founder of Carol Clinic for Family-Centered Healthcare.  Carol Clinic is named for her late mother, Mrs. Carol Williams Walker.  Dr. Walker’s mother suffered a stroke at the age of 53 and was hospitalized for greater than two years before her death.  After her mother’s death, Dr. Walker’s initial desire to become a physician was reignited. 

Dr. Walker is a graduate of Grambling State University where she received both a Bachelor Science in Biology and a Master of Public Administration in Health Services.  She received her medical degree from Midwestern University in Illinois and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Dr. Walker takes very seriously her responsibility to better mankind and support the underserved and underrepresented.  She currently serves as President of C.A. Whittier Medical Society and as Chair for her region of the National Medical Association which encompasses nine states.

Dr. Walker is vivacious public speaker.  She travels the United States and abroad speaking on healthcare issues and other topics to which she gives a “medical and spiritual” prospective.”  Dr. Walker gives praises to God for all her many blessings and talents.  She believes that medicine is a ministry for which she was chosen.  She often states, “My goal is to make a difference in the lives of families, all families.”

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Saturday, November 7

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

EKGs and the Stories Behind Them

In this session the speaker shares EKGs with cases to help attendees learn how to recognize patterns and conditions.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Explain diagnosis based on EKG,
  2. Recognize critical and important EKGs

FACULTY:

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Dia A. Smiley D.O.

Kaiser Permanente, Non-invasive cardiologist

 Dr. Smiley is a non-invasive cardiologist in Atlanta, Georgia. She obtained her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio in 2008. After a research fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, she returned to Ohio and did her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio, as well as an Adult Cardiology Fellowship. She also pursued an Advanced Cardiac Imaging Fellowship at Yale-New Haven hospital in New Haven, Connecticut.

Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sunday, November 8

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM

OMM Workship:  The Application of Osteopathic Concepts and Principles for Lower Respiratory Illness in the Age of COVID-19

This lecture will discuss  how to apply a 5-Model Osteopathic Treatement Approach to a patient with Lower Respiratory Illness such as COVID-19.  The current evidence of what physiological changes lymphatic pump techniquest are producing, in the animal model will be discussed.  A review of mainiuplative medicine techniques will be discussed in the framework of the 5-Model approach.  It will conclude with a comparison of responses to the 1918 Pandemic and the current 2020 Pandemic.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Discuss the basics of the Lymphatic system including, the lymph fluid,  lymph vessels, function of the system, & mechanisms of flow.
  2. Discuss and integrate the body’s integration through the sympathetic and parasympathetic innervations of the body and Chapman’s reflexes.
  3. Discuss current data that demonstrates what lymphatic pump techniques (LPT) are accomplishing in the animal models (healthy , lower respiratory illness, and cancers)
  4. Describe the current evidence base how LPT helps to protect and aid the immune system in patients with pneumonia
  5. Perform specific lymphatic techniques for patients with lower respiratory illness such as COVID-19 patients.

FACULTY:

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Kevin Treffer, D.O., FACOFP

Kansas City University,

Department of OMM

KCU-COM, Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Kansas City; Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (KC and Joplin campuses)

                                   

A third generation DO in his family, Dr. Treffer graduated from KCU in 1987. He is board certified in Osteopathic Family Practice, as well as, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He has taught OMM at KCU for 28 years and has served as the Chair of the Department of OMM for 10 years. He has authored a book chapter in the Waldman Pain Management text on the Osteopathic approach to the chronic pain patient, authored Clinical Oriented Integrated Learning Scenarios through the Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles and has had research published in scientific journals on the topic of OMM. He serves as a member of the National Faculty for NBOME and helps with exam and OPP item writing reviews for COMLEX USA Levels 1, 2, & 3.

Disclosure:  No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sunday, November 8

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Leveraging CAM to Treat Depression and Anxiety          

In this session the evidence behind several complementary/alternative medication and non-medication treatments for adult depression and anxiety are discussed. Attendees walk away with the ability to employ such treatments as adjunct treatments to standard antidepressants and counseling/therapy.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Employ complementary/alternative medication treatments for depression/anxiety treatment.
  2. Employ complementary/alternative non-medication treatments for depression/anxiety treatment.

FACULTY:

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Amanda E. Olagunju, D.O., Capt, USAF

Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, Family Medicine Physician

                                   

Dr. Olagunju is an osteopathic Family Medicine physician who is also active duty within the U.S. Air Force. She received her residency training through a joint program between Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska and University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is currently stationed at Langley Air Force Base Hospital in Virginia, where she serves as the PCM to several hundred Air Force members. She has a special interest in mental health, which drives her research.

Disclosure: Dr. Olagunju will disscus St. John's Wort, S-adenosyl Methionine,and Methylfolate for the treatment of depression/anxiety.  She has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sunday, November 8

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Review of Guidelines Directed Medical Therapy of CHF        

In this session the presenter defines systolic heart failure and discusses medications used it.  Additionally the advantages of the newest medications are discussed.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Name meds used for systolic heart failure
  2. Describe advantages of newest med for heart failure
  3. Define Systolic Heart failure

FACULTY:

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Stephanie Dunlap, D.O

Professor of Medicine, Medical Director,

Advanced Heart Failure and Coronary Care Unit, Augusta University

Dr. Dunlap, a native of West Virginia attended West VWSOM. She then did her internship and residency in Southern Florida, then traveled to NC where she completed her Cardiovascular Fellowship and two years of clinical heart failure research. She then completed a fellowship in heart transplantation and MC5 at the Cleveland Clinic. Since then, she has had academic appointments at Rush University, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Cincinnati, and is now at Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University where she is Director of Advance Heart Failure and where she expects to launch an MC5/ LVAD program July, 2021.

Disclosure:  Grants:  Bayer Healthcare and NIH

 

Sunday, November 8

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Do's and Don'ts of Telemedicine   

This session looks at the foundations and best practices in telemedicine with lessons learned from the current pandemic. 

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Avoid pitfalls of telemedicine
  2. Learn good uses of telemedicine
  3. Identify areas to investigate before conducting telemedicine

FACULTY:

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Barby J. Simmons, D.O.

Lead Physician Virtual Care TSPMG

Dr. Simmons is a Family Medicine Physician from Gulfport Mississippi, attended Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine and is a virtual physician since 2015

Disclosure:  No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

 

Sunday, November 8

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Update from the Georgia Medical Composite Board 

This session provides an overview of current issues at the Georgia Composite Medical Board.  The opioid crisis is discussed and license renewal is addressed. LaSharn Hughes, MBA, Executive Director of the Board will be available or Q&A as well.

By the end of presentation, learners should be able to:

  1. Describe the latest Medical Board issues
  2. Explain updates in Telemedicine
  3. Recognize what to do if you need to come in for an interview with the board.

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William K. Bostock, D.O.

Northside Gwinnett Family Medicine Residency, Member Georgia Composite Medical Board

Dr. Bostock graduated from Kansas City COM in 1983. He has been a GOMA member for over 40 years, and was in private practice in Lawrenceville, GAfor 35 years .  He has been Osteopathic Residency Director for 6 years and was appointed to the Georgia Composite Medical Board in January 2020.

Disclosure:  No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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