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June 27- June 30, 2013


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Thursday, June 27, 2013 – Cocoa Ballroom

12:30 p.m. – Family Medicine

1:00 p.m.
Chairman’s Welcome
Harry J. Morris, DO ’78, MPH
Professor and Chairman, Department of Family
Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic

1:15 p.m.
“ Exceptional Ulcer Etiologies…They Exist!
Bradley W. Bakotic, DPM, DO
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Pathology,
Barry University School of Medicine; Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine, New York College of Podiatric
2:00 p.m.
“  Enhancing Treatment Adherence and Behavior Change:
Motivational Interviewing and the Patient-Centered 10-minute
Consult ” 
Scott Glassman, MS.Ed., M.S.
Behavioral Health Consultant at Roxborough Healthcare
Center, Family Medicine Department and Center for Brief Therapy,
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kathleen Watson, M.A., Ed.M.
Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration,
Pierce College

3:30 p.m.

3:45 – 5:45 p.m.
“ OMM in Common Primary Care Diagnoses ”
Margaret Wilkins, DO, FACOFP
Director of Faculty Development and Clinical Assistant
Professor of Family Medicine, Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine
5:45 – 6:15 p.m.
Questions & Answers

5 Hours Category 1A CME Credits

Friday, June 28, 2013 – Aztec Room

7:45 a.m. – Family Medicine
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:00 a.m.
Dean’s Welcome
Kenneth J. Veit, DO ’76, MBA, FACOFP
Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean,
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

8:15 a.m.
“ Athletic Training Principles of the Young Athlete:
What the Physician Needs to Know and What the
Coach is Thinking
Richard W. Kruse, DO ’81, MBA
Adjunct Professor of Surgery USUHS School of Medicine,
Bethesda, MD and Thomas Jefferson University School of
Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; USA Track and Field Level II
Coaching Certification; Chief, Orthopaedic Trauma Service,
Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE

9:00 a.m.
“ Breast Reconstruction, An Overview of Options
and Techniques ”
Benjamin Lam, DO, FACOS
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery,
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Director,
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program,
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
10:00 a.m.
“Case Based Review of Respiratory Illnesses Among Children ” 
Erik Langenau, DO, FAAP, FACOP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics,
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

10:45 a.m.

11:00 a.m.
“Improving Patient Safety by Use of Root Cause Analysis ”
Joseph M. Geskey, DO, MBA, CPE, FAAP, FSHM
Vice-President, Medical Affairs/Chief Medical Officer,
Doctors Hospital, Ohio Health, Columbus, Ohio

11:45 a.m.
“Name That Rash: A Pictural Review of Primary
Care Dermatology ”
Robert I. Danoff, DO, MS, FACOFP, FAAFP 
Program Director, Combined Family Practice and Emergency
Medicine Residency, Aria Health

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Questions & Answers

5 Hours  Category 1A CME Credits

Saturday, June 29, 2013 – Aztec Room

8:00 a.m. - Infectious Diseases
Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:15 a.m.
Chairman’s Welcome
David H. Loughran, DO ’83
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine,
Chairman, Division of Infectious Disease, Philadelphia
College of Osteopathic Medicine

8:30 a.m.
“PREP-Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention
Wendy Carter, DO ’97
Medical Officer, Division of Antiviral Products, Office
of New Drugs, Center for Drug Evaluation and
Research, US Food and Drug Administration

9:15 a.m.
“Clostridium Difficile Infection: 5 Game Changers
in the Past Year ” 
John G. Bartlett, MD
Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School
of Medicine; Chief, AIDS Service

10:15 a.m.
“Atypical Mycobacteria – Coming Soon to a Tattoo Parlor Near You”
Rani Bright, MBBS, HCLD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology, Microbiology,
Immunology and Forensic Medicine, Philadelphia College of
Osteopathic Medicine

11:00 a.m.

11:15 a.m. 
 “ Hysteresis; and the Orthopedic Malpractice Event for the Family Practitioner, et al ”
Robert J. Conroy, ESQ
Kern Augustine Conroy & Schoppmann, P.C.
Attorneys to Health Professionals
Steven A. Maffei, DPM, FACFS, FACPOM
Attending Physician, The Center for Wound Management-
Capital Health System at Mercer, Trenton, NJ 
Richard Levandowski, MD, FAAFP, CAQSM
Clinical Associate Professor of Family Medicine/
Sports Medicine, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson &
NJ Medical Schools 

1:15 – 1:30 p.m.
Questions & Answers

6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Reception and Refreshments
Activities for children at Swan Lake   
& special guests: Babs & Buster T. Clown,
Balloon sculpture and face painting

5 Hours Category 1A CME Credits

Sunday, June 30, 2013 –  Aztec Room

7:15 a.m. – Infectious Diseases
Registration & Continental Breakfast

7:30 a.m.
“Practical Approaches to Rabies Scenarios ”
Michael Barnish, DO, FACOI
Clinical Assistant Professor, UMDNJ-SOM, Stratford, NJ;
Private Practice, Voorhees, NJ

8:15 a.m.
“Treatment Update on Hepatitis C ”
Jihad Slim, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Seton Hall University School
of Graduate Medical Education, South Orange, NJ; Chief,
Department of Infectious Disease, Saint Michael’s Medical Center,
Newark, NJ

9:00 a.m.
“Splenectomy: Risk to Physician and Risk to Patient ”
Chester Smialowicz, MD
Director of Infectious Diseases, Deborah Heart & Lung
Center, Browns Mills, New Jersey

9:45 a.m.
“Infectious Risks of Biologicals ”
Edward S. Johnson, MD 
Director of Infection Control & The Travelers Resource,
Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, NJ

10:30 a.m.
“Clinical and Legal Implications of Lines & Tubes ”
Lucyann M. Sciandra, DO ’93, FACOI  
Attending Physician, Wilkes Barre General Hospital and
Geisinger-Wyoming Valley, Private Practice in Wilkes Barre, PA
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks / Discussion

5 Hours Category 1A CME Credits


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Forest Pharmaceuticals


Physicians: “The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine has
requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education
approve this program for twenty AOA Category 1-A CME credits.
Approval  is currently pending.” Sign-in and full day attendance
of program required for credit.
All faculty participating in continuing
medical education programs sponsored by PCOM are expected to
disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any
real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to
the content of their presentation(s).

The 20th Annual Family Weekend CME program is targeted to the
needs of the osteopathic family physician and other primary care
health providers. 

Upon completion of the program, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the proper administration of rabies vaccine for pre and postexposure prophylaxis scenarios.
  • Review the various options available for breast reconstruction.
  • Understand the outbreaks of atypical Mycobacteria related to the growing popularity of body art, especially tattoos.
  • Improve knowledge of novel testing methods, changes in epidemiology concepts, the incredible success in the UK, and three new treatments.
  • Understand therapeutic options for chronic active hepatitis C in 2013 and the near future.
  • Understand data from the iPrEx study and The Partners PrEP study that provide support for Truvada daily use along with safer-sex practices, counseling and HIV testing as a method of HIV prevention in high risk populations.
  • Describe the process for performing a root cause analysis in order to understand how mistakes can happen in health care situations.
  • Review the many causes of lower extremity ulcers which fall outside the boundaries of what is typical. Strategies for diagnosis will be reviewed.
  • Prevent life-long fatal infections in splenectomy patient.
  • Discuss how Motivational Interviewing spirit and method can be adapted for brief exam room consultations.
  • Demonstrate osteopathic techniques that can be utilized in the family practice office in an efficient manner.
  • Acquaint the general medical  practitioner with common misadventures in dealing with orthopedic maladies which lead to malpractice claims.
  • Understand and prevent overtraining and overuse syndromes in the athlete.
  • Identify, diagnose and devise a plan of care for common dermatologic presentations in primary care.
  • Formulate a treatment plan for a number of respiratory illnesses in children, using
    evidence-based medicine and best-practices

A block of rooms has been reserved for registrants and their
guests at the Hershey Lodge. 
Special Rates:  $265.00 single/double. 
Reservations: call (800) 533-3131or (717) 533-3311
and mention
PCOM’s twentieth Annual  Family Weekend  seminar. Participants
must secure their own hotel accommodations. Charges for room
and tax are on an individual basis. In order to receive this special rate,
reservations must be made before the room block expiration date 
of  May 28, 2013.
Check-in time: 4:00 p.m. Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
In case of emergency, you may be reached at the seminar by calling
(717) 533-3311. 

To register for CME, please complete the attached
registration form and return with your payment.
Weekend fee: $625.00 for physicians, $525.00 for 
physician assistants
, which includes continental
breakfasts and reception on Saturday. Registration
for individual days and fees are on the registration form.
Due to the anticipated large response, pre-registration
is required and cannot be confirmed without tuition fees.
Registration fees are non refundable unless cancellations
are made 10 days prior to program date. Further inquiries,
contact Linda Miller, CME Coordinator, at (215) 871-6348.

Hershey Park discounted admission tickets will be available
at the box office concierge desk and a free shuttle
is provided from the hotel. The Hershey Lodge also
features indoor /outdoor pools, sauna and whirlpool,
fitness facility, miniature golf, game room and many
other activities. Enjoy shopping at area shops, including
the Factory Stores, which are one block east of Hershey
Park. Registrants will receive a booklet filled with all the
information needed to plan a fun-packed family weekend.
Directions will also be included.




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Last Updated: 12/15/14