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2020 MOA VIRTUAL Annual Convention Bundle

Total Credits: 18.25 including 18.25 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s)


MOA’s 109th Annual Convention:
Exploring New Frontiers in Healthcare!


The Maine Osteopathic Association Program Committee made the decision to move forward with a “Virtual Convention” in lieu of our June 2020 in-person live CME event. We know that the global pandemic of COVID-19 has disrupted routines and lives in so many ways. In transitioning to a virtual platform, the MOA has strived to maintain the integrity of our educational programming and keep the format as familiar as possible for our loyal members and attendees. We offered three days of virtual CME sessions June 5-7th, 2020 and now we are offering YOU the opportunity to get access to all of the educational sessions we offered that weekend on your own time and schedule.

In this fully on-demand convention option, you have access to up to 18.25 AOA Category 1A Credits and have 60 days to view the sessions. COVID-19 topics, dermatology, palliative care, physician burnout, sports medicine, mental health and well-bring, financial well being-- so much to choose from here at a great value!


Module Title Credits Original Convention Session(s) Included Faculty
Palliative Care and Hospice Bundle including Virtual Reality Patient Experience
Palliative Care/Hospice: An Opportunity to Make A Difference at the End of LIfe Kevin P. Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI
Virtual Reality: Life and Death Through a Hospice Patient’s Eyes Daryl J. Cady, CEO- Hospice of Southern ME
2020 Update in Clinical Dermatology 1.00 2020 Update in Clinical Dermatology Scott Drew, DO
The Exercise Prescription & Optimizing the Cardio Pulmonary System
The Exercise Prescription: Practical Tips for Engaging Patients in Exercise Barbara Moss, DO
Optimizing the Cardio Pulmonary System with OMT Jodie Hermann, DO
Engineering the 2-Hour Marathon 1.00 Engineering the 2-Hour Marathon: the physiology and physics of perfection Phil Skiba, DO
Urgency vs. Emergency: Navigating Nuanced Decision-Making 1.00 Urgency vs. Emergency: Navigating Nuanced Decision-Making Joel Kase, DO
COVID-19 Super Bundle: Panel Discussion, What would AT Still think, and OMT demo
What Would AT Still Think of the COVID-19 Pandemic? Jason Haxton, MA
OMT Techniques for COVID-19 Jodie Hermann, DO
COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons Learned-- Panel Stephen Sears, MD & Meghan May, PhD,Nick Birtcil
Psych Bundle: Injectables for Antipsychotics and Psychopharmacology
Long-Acting Injectable Antipsychotics in Severe, Persistent Mental Illness Ryan Smith, DO, PhD
Teaching Family Medicine Resident Psychopharmacology Using Research Domain Criteria Lewis Mehl Madrona, MD
The Neurobiology of Mind Body Spirit Unity 0.75 The Neurobiology of Mind Body Spirit Unity Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO
Value Based Patient Care in a Managed Care Model 1.00 Value Based Patient Care in a Managed Care Model Nicole Heath Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP
Mental Health During COVID-19: Maintaining Connection in Elderly Populations and Managing Suicide Risk
A Research Registry in Calm & Crisis: Lessons from the UNE Legacy Scholars Program Thomas Meuser, PhD
Coping with Covid; Supporting Mental Health and Managing Suicide Risk Greg Marley, LCSW
Tackling Physician Burnout Mega Bundle
Physician Burnout: The Literature & Practical Perspectives Kevin Klauer, DO
Battling Burnout in Healthcare Beth Wagner, DO
Pandemic Potpourri: Telemedicine, Vaccine Hesitancy and Opioid Prescribing
Telemedicine: New Parameters and Pitfalls During a Pandemic Jack Forbush, DO
Vaccine Hesitancy: Post Pandemic Laura Blaisdell, MD
Pandemic Prompted Changes to Opioid Prescribing and MAT Elisabeth Fowlie-Mock, MD
You, Your Money and Your Future 0.75 You, Your Money and Your Future Michael Genetti


The Maine Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.The Maine Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 18.25 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

If you have any questions about this educational program, please contact MOA Staff at or by calling  our office at 207-623-1101.




Tom Meuser, PhD's Profile

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Founding Director of the UNE Center for Excellence in Aging & Health.

Dr. Tom Meuser, a clinical geropsychologist, is the Founding Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging & Health at the University of New England, a university-wide center focused on promoting applied human subject research which launched in September, 2018. He also lectures for the UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine. His early career focused on Alzheimer's disease at two medical schools - St. Louis University and Washington University in St. Louis. For the 11 years prior to moving to Maine, he directed the Gerontology Graduate Program at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. His research interests include driver fitness and transportation mobility in aging, reminiscence and life review interventions, coping with loss, and screening for cognitive impairment (and other topis). He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and known internationally for his work on driving. Dr. Meuser was raised in Connecticut and has family in Maine, so he's thrilled to be "back home."

Mr. Meuser has no disclosures.

Greg Marley, LCSW's Profile

Greg Marley, LCSW Related seminars and products: 1

Clinical Director

NAMI Maine

Greg Marley has practiced in the field of community mental health and prevention in Maine for over 25 years, as a clinician, clinical supervisor, manager and consultant.  Since 2007, he has developed and presented training and education supporting the needs of a diverse set of statewide partners in suicide prevention and systems integration of prevention activities.   Greg has presented across Maine and New England to a variety of audiences in suicide prevention, substance abuse prevention, mental health and other topics.  Since 2013 he has worked closely with schools, primary care practices, hospitals, and mental health programs to support the development and integration of protocols and processes integrating suicide prevention and management.

Mr. Marley has no disclosures.


G Scott Drew, DO, DO's Profile

G Scott Drew, DO, DO Related seminars and products: 6

G. Scott Drew, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, “Geriatric Dermatology,” is a practicing physician with Smith Clinic, Department of Dermatology in Marion, Ohio; faculty for the dermatology residency program at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio; and adjunct clinical faculty for the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health in Columbus, Ohio. Board certified in dermatology and family medicine, he is a 1987 graduate of Kirksville (Mo.) College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Drew completed an internship at Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri, a family medicine residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Camden, and a dermatology residency at Deaconess Medical Center, North and West in St. Louis, Missouri. A fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the American Academy of Dermatology, he is past president of the Marion Academy of Medicine and a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the Ohio Osteopathic Association, the Ohio State Medical Association, the Ohio Dermatologic Association, the Central Ohio Dermatologic Society, the Ohio Dermatologic Surgery Association and the Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants. Disclosure: Independent Contractor/Consultant/Speaker’s Bureau/Advisory Committee for AbbVie, Inc.; Ortho Pharmaceutical Corp.; UCB; Incyte Corp.; Dermavant Sciences, Ltd.; and Boehringer Ingelheim.

Barbara Moss, D.O., MPH, FACOFP's Profile

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Dr. Barbara Ann Moss, DO, MPH, FACOFP has a full scope osteopathic family practice in Augusta, Maine including inpatient medicine and obstetrics.  She trained and performed as Chief Resident at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency after completing medical school at the University of Health Sciences, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO.  She has a Masters in Public Health from Boston University and uses these skills to direct the Community Medicine Curriculum at the Maine-Dartmouth Residency and engage in local community public health efforts.

 For 10 years she was Director of Osteopathic Medical Education and Director of the Osteopathic Family Practice program at the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency and continues to teach and encourage residents to perform Osteopathic Manipulation in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. She is C-NMM/OMM and is currently a candidate for FAAO under the sponsorship of Dr. Doris Newman, DO.  In 1995, Dr. Moss was awarded her 120 hour Yoga Teacher training certificate at the Sivananda World Headquarters in Val Morin, Quebec.  She also completed a 40 hour Yoga as Medicine certificate program taught by Dr. Tim McCall, MD in Ranch Valley, CA.  In 2013 She travelled to the Indian Himalayas and participated in a two week Sadhana Intensive program where she furthered her study of Pranayama and Yoga Sutras.  Dr. Moss continues with her personal home practice of pranayama, yoga asanas and meditation as well as frequently attending yoga retreats to refresh and rebalance. She is the director for the OMMmm Osteopathy and Yoga program.


Dr. Moss has no disclosures. 

Jodie Hermann's Profile

Jodie Hermann Related seminars and products: 3

University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Hermann received her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNE COM) in 2006.  She graduated from University of Connecticut in 1980 with a B.S. in Athletic Training/Sports medicine and in 1997 with an MBA in Management and International Business. Her internship was at Middlesex Hospital in Middletown, CT in 2007.  Her Internal Medicine residency was completed in 2010 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA.  She also completed her +1 Residency Neuromuscular Medicine program at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2014 and her Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona in 2015.  She is board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine and board certified by American Osteopathic Board of Neuromusculoskelatal Medicine in Osteopathic Neuromsculoskelatal Medicine. Dr. Hermann currently works at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine as Chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department.  She is also working with Maine General Medical Center as a hospitalist.  Prior to this she worked as an Assistant Clinical Professor at UNE COM, and as the head hospitalist at Waldo County General Hospital.  In her prior life she was an athletic trainer in sports medicine working with various teams and levels of athletes from Olympics to high school, most recently going to Hungary with USA Boxing for a World Competition in August 2018.

Dr. Hermann has no Disclosures 

Phillip Skiba, D.O.'s Profile

Phillip Skiba, D.O. Related seminars and products: 1

AdvocateAurora Health

Dr. Skiba is the director of sports medicine for Advocate Aurora Health, one of the largest health systems in United States. In addition to his medical duties, he works as a coach and consultant to some of the fastest endurance athletes alive, including a number of Olympians and world champions. Dr. Skiba will be discussing his work with the Nike 2 hour marathon project, which was the subject of the Cannes film festival award-winning documentary, Breaking 2.

Dr. Skiba has no disclosures. 


Michael Genetti's Profile

Michael Genetti Related seminars and products:

Baystate Financial

As a financial planner Mike assists individuals, families, professionals and business owners articulate their most heartfelt hopes for the future and helps them implement the financial planning strategies consistent with their values and economic circumstances to support the realization of those hopes. At Baystate Financial, Mike utilizes a team approach and draws upon the wealth of knowledge of his associates to create custom designed financial strategies for his clients.

In focusing his planning energies on assisting medical professionals attain and maintain financial well-being, Mike not only heads up Baystate’s financial education and planning services relationship with the Maine Osteopathic Association, but he is also responsible for similar relationships with the Maine Medical Association and New Hampshire Medical Society. For the past half dozen years the team of advisors and Baystate have been active supporters of both the MOA and the MOEF.

After nearly a decade in Maine ,Mike returned to  Barrington, RI where he lives with his wife Barbara. Mike enjoyed coaching multiple sports teams while raising his three children. Over the years, Mike has demonstrated his willingness to lend his leadership skills to numerous community service.        

Mr. Genetti has no disclosures.


Leigh "Jack " Forbush, DO's Profile

Leigh "Jack " Forbush, DO Related seminars and products: 2

Osteopathic Center for Family Medicine

Leigh "Jack" Forbush, DO owns and operates the Osteopathic Center for Family Medicine, one of Maine's first direct primary care practices.  In addition, he is a founding member of both the New England Direct Primary Care Alliance and the Direct Primary Care Alliance, organizations devoted to the advocacy of direct primary care and supporting physicians either operating a direct care practice or transitioning to this model.  He is the current President of the Maine Chapter of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He enjoys obstacle course racing and classic rock-n-roll.

Dr. Forbush has no disclosures 

Joel Kase's Profile

Joel Kase Related seminars and products: 1

Togus VA Medical Center

Dr. Joel Kase is an osteopathic physician who throughout his career has been active in clinical practice, administrative operations, advocacy and policy development, and population health and medical education.

Dr. Kase has worked clinically in rural emergency medicine for over a decade, and prior to that, practiced the entire spectrum of osteopathic family medicine, including inpatient hospital and skilled nursing care, home health visits, obstetrics, and osteopathic manipulation.  He is double boarded in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine. 

Dr. Kase currently practices clinical medicine full time. He has most recently served as the Emergency Department Director for the VA Maine Healthcare System. He previously served as the Director of Medical Education for the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Kase serves as the AOA’s Chair of the Council on State Health Affairs. He is also a Past-President of the Maine Osteopathic Association, and serves as the Chair of the Maine delegation to the AOA House of Delegates.

A graduate of the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Kase completed a family medicine residency as well as an academic fellowship in obstetrics through the teaching hospitals of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Additionally, Dr. Kase attended the Harvard School of Public Health, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Care Management and Policy. 

Dr. Kase has no disclosures. 


Meghan May, PhD's Profile

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Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences (Microbiology and Infectious Disease)

University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. May was appointed in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of New England College of Medicine in 2013.  She was previously appointed in the Department of Biological Sciences at Towson University from 2010-2013 (holding the Fisher Endowed Chair of Biological Sciences from 2012-2013) and was appointed as a postdoctoral fellow and then a research assistant professor in the Department of Infectious Diseases and Pathology at the University of Florida 's Emerging Pathogens Institute. Dr. May earned her B.S. degree in Microbiology from the University of New Hampshire, and her M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Pathobiology and Bacteriology (respectively) from the University of Connecticut.  Her research focus is on the evolution of virulence, not only to determine how new diseases appear and where they come from but also how to predict what new disease might arise next - pathogen forecasting.  In order to explore this she studies bacteria (especially Mycoplasma), parasites (especially Filaria worms), and viruses (especially Zika).  She also studies infection-mediated pain, works up unusual clinical ID cases, and tries to invent novel diagnostic tests for antimicrobial resistance and Lyme disease.  In her copious spare time, she maintains a general public audience blog and contributes pieces to local and national print media on infectious disease.  Dr. May is a Co-Principal Investigator on a research grant from National Institutes of Health, the past chair of the American Society for Microbiology’s Division G, the chair of the International Research Programme in Comparative Mycoplasmology’s Molecular Genetics Team, and an elected member of the International Committee for the Systematics of Prokaryotes (Mollicutes Taxonomy Subcommittee). She also volunteers professional consultations in clinical microbiology and mycoplasmology for ASM’s international laboratory capacity (LabCAP) program and for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.  She is the author of 35 peer-reviewed publications and 10 invited book chapters, and has given several platform presentations at national and international meetings.  

Dr. May has no disclosures

Nick Birtcil's Profile

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Executive Director

Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons of California

Nick Birtcil is the Executive Director of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California. His over 12 years of experience spans political campaigns to operating one of the largest political action committees in California. Nicholas is a graduate of Willamette University in Salem, Oregon where he majored in Politics. Prior to joining OPSC, Nick was the Associate Vice President of Political Operations for the California Medical Association. In addition to his experience in helping osteopathic physicians to navigate the landscape of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Nick also shared his own experience as a patient who came down with the illness via his Twitter account (Follow along on Twitter @nbirtcil). 

Mr. Birtcil has  no disclosures.

Stephen Sears, MD's Profile

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Epidemiologist & Maine CDC Clinical Advisor -- COVID-19 Response Team

Dr. Stephen Sears joined the COVID-19 response team at the Maine CDC as a Clinical Advisor in March 2020.  Prior to that Dr Sears was the Chief of Staff at VA Maine Health System from 2014-2019. From 2009 to 2014 Dr. Stephen Sears was the State of Maine Epidemiologist .   He also has experience in Health System planning having been Vice President for Medical Administration and Chief Quality Officer at Mercy Hospital from 2007 to 2010. Prior to that, he was the Chief Medical Officer at MaineGeneralHealth from 1988 to 2007.  During this time, he was also a practicing infectious disease clinician. Dr. Sears completed an undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkley; a Doctor of Medicine from Dartmouth Medical School; Internship and Residency at UCLA Harbor General Hospital; a Fellowship in Infectious Disease at the University of Maryland; and a Masters in Public Health at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Hygiene. Over the last 20 years, Dr. Sears has been very active in the public health challenges in the State of Maine.  He has been a tuberculosis consultant, active in emergency preparedness, and a member of numerous task forces and commissions for infectious and chronic disease epidemiology for the State of Maine.  He has also been active on several non-profit boards, including the Maine Center for Public Health, the American Lung Association and the American Diabetes Association.  He has won many awards, including the Koch Award for outstanding contributions to reporting, monitoring, prevention and control of tuberculosis in Maine (2007); and recognition as one of the top 25 most influential people in the fight against tobacco in the previous 25 years (2002) by the American Cancer Society, New England Chapter. Dr. Sears and his wife, Cathy, have three children:  a daughter in graduate school at Cornell, a son working as a production designer in Boston and another son a junior in college in Florida.  Dr. and Mrs. Sears reside in Belgrade with their cat, a canoe and two kayaks.

Dr. Sears has no disclosures.

Josephine Conte's Profile

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Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program

Dr. Josie Conte has returned to her alma mater of Maine Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency as faculty for their ONMM3 program and practices in Waterville at the Maine Dartmouth Collaborative Care Center. 

She is a UNECOM graduate who completed a Family Medicine Residency and an NMM Plus One Residency with MDFMR. She is boarded in Family Medicine, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine as well as Integrative Medicine.   She currently serves on the MOA Board of Directors and Co-Chairs the Education Committee; she is on the Post-Doctoral Training Committee for the AAO and for Coyote Institute. 

Josie Conte’s first degree is in Dance and she was Artistic Director for Baraka! Middle Eastern Dance Ensemble and has been a performing artist in Maine since 1993. She is a RYT-200 Yoga Instructor with Ayurveda Yoga specialty training and is completing an Integrative Structural Acupuncture Program. 


Dr. Conte has no disclosures. 

Kevin Hubbard, DO, HMDC, MACOI, DO, HMDC MACOI's Profile

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Chair of the Department of Primary Care Medicine and Professor of Internal Medicine

Kansas City University - College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Hubbard is Chair of the Department of Primary Care Medicine and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Kansas City University - College of Osteopathic Medicine. A board certified hematologist/oncologist, hospice/palliative care physician, Dr. Hubbard assumed his current academic position after serving for 20 years in private practice as a partner in Heartland Hematology/Oncology Associates in the Kansas City area. After graduating from William Jewell College with degrees in biology and chemistry, Dr. Hubbard earned his D.O. from the University of Health Sciences-College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986 and served his internship at Oklahoma Osteopathic Hospital in Tulsa. After internal medicine residencies at the University of Health Sciences in Kansas City and Normandy Osteopathic Hospitals in St. Louis, Dr. Hubbard completed his fellowship in medical oncology/hematology at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, medical oncology, hematology, and hospice/palliative medicine. He is a certified hospice medical director by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board. He is the author of several articles and editorials dealing with issues related to internal medicine, hematology, and oncology, and co-authored the unknown primary malignancy section in the first two editions of the textbook Medical Oncology, edited by M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Hubbard is a past president of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS). He has co-chaired MAOPS Young Physician Committee, has chaired MAOPS Membership and Public Relations Committees, and currently serves on the Audit and Finance Committee, the Legislative Committee, the Physician Development Committee, and the Physician Health Committee. Recently, Dr. Hubbard was asked by MAOPS leadership to chair a task force evaluating opioid prescribing and the role of a prescription drug monitoring program for the state of Missouri. He was recognized as MAOPS Physician of the Year in 2014, and received the Wilbur T. Hill, DO Distinguished Service Award in 2017. Dr. Hubbard has served as president of the American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI). He is the co-director for the annual internal medicine board review course sponsored by the ACOI, and is a member of the Gillum Society of Master Fellows of the ACOI. He received the Internist of the Year award from the ACOI in 2013. He has served as chair for the ACOI Information Technology committee. In recognition of his historical effort, the ACOI appointed him Historian for the College; he recently published the book A History of Osteopathic Internal Medicine: Celebrating The ACOI’s First 75 Years detailing the history of osteopathic internal medicine. Dr. Hubbard served as the first president of the Missouri Chapter of the ACOI. Dr. Hubbard is a past president of the Greater Kansas City Southwest Clinical Society. He is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Sigma Sigma Phi National Honorary Fraternity. He is active in his community through his work with the American Cancer Society and through his local church, where he plays in the church’s praise band. In his spare time he enjoys a wide variety of interests including martial arts, photography, model railroading, and music and video production; he has two current band projects covering a wide variety of musical genres. Dr. Hubbard married his college sweetheart, Roxanne. They have a grown son and daughter-in-law, and a grandson.

Dr. Hubbard discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

Daryl Cady's Profile

Daryl Cady Related seminars and products: 1

Chief Executive Officer

Hospice of Southern Maine

Ms. Daryl J. Cady has proudly served as Hospice of Southern Maine’s Chief Executive Officer since 2014. Prior to being at Hospice of Southern Maine, Daryl served as the Chief Financial Officer at Home Health & Hospice Care in Merrimack, New Hampshire and also spent several years as a corporate finance and business executive. Before moving directly in the healthcare field, she helped satisfied her life-long goal to be in healthcare by serving on several healthcare-related boards. Daryl has a strong clinical, financial and operational acumen and a strong personal interest in end-of-life care.

Ms. Cady has no disclosures. 

Stacey Pierce-Talsma, D.O.'s Profile

Stacey Pierce-Talsma, D.O. Related seminars and products: 1

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Pierce-Talsma is the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at the University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine.  She is a MSUCOM graduate who completed an Internship, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Residency program, and Masters in Medical Education and Leadership at UNECOM.  She is a Fellow in the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME) and is a past AOA Health Policy Fellow. She has previously served as the Chair of the OMM Department at Touro University of California COM.  She currently serves on the AACOM Ethics and Professionalism Task Force, the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) Board of Governors, and as the Vice-Chair of the ACGME ONMM Review Committee.  Dr. Pierce-Talsma is also a registered yoga teacher RYT-500 and lectures nationally on yoga, exercise, movement, osteopathic manipulative medicine and medical education.
Dr. Pierce-Talsma  has no disclosures.


Beth Wagner, D.O.'s Profile

Beth Wagner, D.O. Related seminars and products: 1

Central Vermont Medical Center

Beth Wagner, DO currently lives in Montpelier, VT with her husband, Jeff, and two mostly well behaved children, Evelyn and Sam. Beth graduated from UNE COM in 2009 and completed her residency in Family Medicine in Anchorage, Alaska in 2012. She currently works as a Hospitalist at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT. When not working, Beth enjoys skiing, walking, spending time with friends and family, but most of all enjoys watching garbage television while wearing sweatpants, drinking wine, and eating carbs.   

Dr. Wagner has no disclosures.           

Kevin Klauer's Profile

Kevin Klauer Related seminars and products: 1

Chief Executive Officer

American Osteopathic Association (AOA)

Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, FACEP, serves as the CEO of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), representing more than 150,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students throughout the U.S. In this position, Dr. Klauer leads strategy, operations, organizational growth and advocacy for the osteopathic profession. He partners with the Board of Trustees, affiliated associations and staff to advance the AOA’s strategic vision and execute its programs. Dr. Klauer previously served as chief medical officer for hospital-based services, chief risk officer and executive director of the patient safety organization at TeamHealth, a leading clinician services organization. He also served as a clinical assistant professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Prior to his arrival at TeamHealth in January 2015, Dr. Klauer spent 15 years with Emergency Medicine Physicians, Ltd. (EMP), serving in many capacities. He was also a member of the board of directors for Physicians Specialty Limited Risk Retention Group and the EMP Medical Group board of directors. Outside of full-time professional work, Dr. Klauer is involved in and has been recognized by numerous health care organizations. He was honored by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians with the 2018 Outstanding Educator of the Year award. Dr. Klauer was elected to the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) board of directors in October 2016 and he previously served as ACEP Council Speaker. Dr. Klauer also serves as the medical editor-in-chief for ACEP Now, ACEP’s monthly publication, and was editor-in-chief for Emergency Physicians Monthly. He has received the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) Robert Dougherty ACEP/EMF Teaching Fellowship as well as the ACEP National Faculty Teaching Award. In 2014, Dr. Klauer was the recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians Honorable Mention Outstanding Speaker of the Year Award and was recognized by the Ohio Chapter of ACEP with the Bill Hall Award for service. Dr. Klauer earned his DO degree from the Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also holds an Executive JD, with honors, from Concord Law School.

Dr. Klauer has no disclosures. 

Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, M.D.'s Profile

Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, M.D. Related seminars and products: 1

Dr. Mock s a self-employed Family Physician consultant living in Holden, Maine. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She attended Vanderbilt Medical School and more notably these days, obtained a Master’s in Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill.  She is a clinical educator and instructor for the Maine state Academic Detailing program (MICIS) and Alosa Health in Boston.  She is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine.  Her part-time clinical work includes evening shifts as a hospitalist and prescribing at a high-risk, low-barrier buprenorphine clinic.  She is passionate about women’s and girls’ basketball, travel, learning chess and singing.

Dr. Mock has no disclosures 


Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD's Profile

Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD Related seminars and products: 1

Dr. Mehl-Madrona is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and is board certified in family medicine with added qualifications in geriatrics and in psychiatry. He has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology. He holds a post-graduate diploma from Massey University (New Zealand) in narrative practices. He is on the faculty of the family medicine residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center, an affiliate of the University of New England, where he is clinical associate professor of family medicine.  He is clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont and an Instructor at the University of Maine's Graduate Fellowship in Medical Arts and Humanities.

Dr. Madrona has no disclosures.


Laura Blaisdell, MD, FAAP, MPH's Profile

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Laura Blaisdell, MD/MPH, is a board-certified pediatrician and researcher who works in the Greater Portland Area of Maine. Dr. Blaisdell graduated magna cum laude from Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota in 1997, earned her medical doctorate and public health degree (MD/MPH) at the University of Minnesota in 2005, and completed a residency in pediatrics at Maine Medical Center in 2008. Dr. Blaisdell currently practices general pediatrics with Intermed in Yarmouth, Maine, and is a newborn hospitalist at Maine Medical Center. She conducts research and frequently lectures on parental vaccine hesitancy and infectious epidemics in the camp setting. During the summer months, Dr. Blaisdell is the Camp Health Director for Camp Winnebago in Fayette, Maine, where she lives with her two sons and husband, Andy, the camp’s owner and director. She has served as doctor-in-residence at Africamps in Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as at the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, in Deschapelles, Haiti. Dr. Blaisdell has served on several local and national boards and currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Mercy Hospital. Dr. Blaisdell is also known as a Vaccine Hesitancy Expert, writing Op-Eds and volunteering in the effort to pass LD798, Maine’s law to remove philosophical and religious exemptions to vaccine requirements for school entry. She is actively involved in Maine Families for Vaccines.

Dr. Blaisdell has disclosures          

Nicole H Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP, DO, MBA, FACOFP's Profile

Nicole H Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP, DO, MBA, FACOFP Related seminars and products: 2

Nicole H. Bixler, DO, MBA, FACOFP

Dr. Bixler is the current president of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). She has served on the Board of Governors since 2013 and became an ACOFP Fellow in 2011.  Dr. Bixler is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) in Philadelphia, PA, and completed her internship and family medicine residency at Frankfort Hospitals in Philadelphia.  She practices at Immediate Medcare & Family Doctor in Spring Hill, FL, where she focuses on the geriatric population with outpatient and inpatient services using a unique capitated at-risk Alternate Payment Model.  Dr. Bixler currently serves on the Florida Prostate Cancer Advisory Council, appointed by the state surgeon general.  She has served as Core Teaching Faculty for the HCA Oak Hill Family Medicine Residency since its inception in 2017.  She holds an appointment of Clinical Associate Professor at the Kiran Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at NOVA Southeastern University and has been a preceptor to students for Rural Family Medicine since 2010. She will be serving as Director of the Osteopathic Focused Track for the proposed Family Medicine Residency at Oak Hill Hospital.  Dr. Bixler is proud to be a full-time working physician and a mother of three girls while serving in leadership roles at the state and national level and hopes to be an inspiration to other young women in the profession.

Ryan Smith's Profile

Ryan Smith Related seminars and products: 5

Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor and Chief of Psychiatry at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Founding Psychiatry Residency Program Director at Portsmouth Regional Hospital's new GME program affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is a board certified Psychiatrist by the American Osteopathic Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. 

Dr. Smith worked as the sole psychiatrist in Washington County, Maine, for five years before pursuing other opportunities. He is currently clinically active at the State Psychiatric Hospital in Concord, New Hampshire. He serves on the Maine Board of Osteopathic Licensure and is the Clerkship Director of Psychiatry for the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Smith has spoken nationally and at several regional educational programs in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.

Dr. Smith discloses that he received a speaker fee for being a promotional speaker for Otsuka-Lundbeck, Incorporated.


Jason Haxton's Profile

Jason Haxton Related seminars and products: 7

Jason Haxton, MA, DO (h.c.) has been the director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine since January 2001. Besides managing the Museum that was created in 1934, he makes multiple international trips each year (Belgium, Russia, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Brazil and the UK) to provide lectures, historic research materials and promote the principles of osteopathic medicine through exhibits for osteopaths globally.  At A.T. Still University in Kirksville he keeps a busy schedule teaching medical students and welcoming guests from around the world to the museum. His leadership at the Museum was recognized as an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Shining STAR organization for its work promoting the osteopathic profession worldwide.


Dr. Haxton discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of this presentation.

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