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Consciousness Post-Death: The Evidence

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

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MOMA - Mississippi
Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA
1 Hour 04 Minutes
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Learning Objectives:

  • Review clinical resuscitation studies that describe a special state of consciousness termed Near Death Experience, that has occurred in 10-20% of individuals who have experienced Cardiac Arrest (clinical death) but have survived due to resuscitation.
  • Describe the common memory stages associated with Near Death Experience and compare against other possibilities: Hypoxia, Hypercarbia, Electrolyte disturbance (Na and K) and other forms of memory recall, hallucinations, emergence reactions, delirium.
  • Review the NY Academy of Science 2020 Consensus Statement and Identify future areas of exploration and study

Accreditation Statement for DOCME programs:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). The Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association (MOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.


Dr.Subbarao has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation.

Grievance Statement:

All grievances may be directed to MOMA's Executive Director at All grievances will receive an initial response within 30 days of receipt.  If the participant does not receive a satisfactory response, they can submit a complaint to the Bureau of Osteopathic Education of the AOA at 142 East Ontario Street, Chicago, IL 60611.



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Italo Subbarao, DO, MBA – Dean and Chief Academic Officer, William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Hattiesburg MS

Medical School:  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medical School
Residency:  Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Board Certification: AOBEM 

BIO: Dr. Italo Subbarao is a leader in domestic and international disaster response and has provided field and technical support during large-scale emergencies like earthquakes in Haiti and Pakistan, shootings in Mumbai, and hurricanes like Katrina – which brought about his first visit to Mississippi in 2005.  Seven years later, having worked as an emergency room physician and disaster fellow at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and director of Public Health Readiness for the American Medical Association, Dr. Subbarao arrived in Hattiesburg.
Dr. Subbarao joined the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2012, serving as associate professor of clinical sciences and Associate Dean.  Later, he moved into the role of Senior Associate Dean, and in 2019 became the Dean of WCUCOM.  Dr. Subbarao serves on the board of directors for many state and national organizations, including the Mississippi Osteopathic Medical Association. 



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