ACOFP '20 Virtual Schedule 

Registered for ACOFP '20 Virtual On-Demand? View the recorded sessions of the virtual experience and access slides HERE (sign-in required).

Thursday, March 19

 8:00 – 9:00 am   Serenity Now! Addressing Physician Burnout and Wellness 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This lecture provides a unique approach to physician burnout and wellness by addressing the topic at all stages of a physician’s career through the eyes of an undergraduate, postgraduate and the varying years of experience as an attending physician.
    Peter F. Bidey, DO, MSEd, FACOFP
Michael Becker, DO, FACOFP
 9:00 – 10:00 am   Vaping—Hidden Facts Behind a Smoke Screen
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This lecture provides for an interactive discussion of key issues surrounding vaping and e-cigarette products and the associated health concerns including the outbreak of lung injury associated with these products.
    Lindsay Tjiattas-Saleski, DO, MBA, FACOEP
 10:00 – 11:30 am    The BIG EASY Dermatology Review 
    1.5 Category 1-A CME credits
    This session will discuss pictures and descriptions of some common and not-so-common dermatologic presentations and provide diagnostic and treatment guidance to help solve those rashes, spots and itchy patient concerns often seen by family doctors.
    Rick Fried, MD, PhD
 1:00 1:30 pm   Insights from a State Health Official on COVID-19
    .5 Category 1-A CME credit
    Attendees will receive real-time information about the current state of affairs for COVID-19 in Louisiana. The presenter will discuss preventative efforts at a state and local level and how Louisiana plans to handle increased testing and diagnoses. Tips and suggestions for attendees, especially those working with rural populations, will be provided.
    Joe Kanter, MD, MPH
 2:00 3:00 pm   Physician Compensation: The Road from Production to Value
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    Navigate your next contract negotiation with more confidence using the information that will be presented in this lecture on key items for contract negotiation and malpractice.
    Laura Riddell, MBA
 3:30 – 4:30 pm    Optimal Communication Skills for Leadership Development
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This presentation will provide participants with tools to improve communication and optimal leadership skills, ultimately enhancing individual and organizational success.
    Barbara Capozzi, DO
 4:30 – 5:30 pm   Type 2 Diabetes ManagementKeeping up with the Guidelines 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This lecture will provide a case-based approach to the treatment of type 2 diabetes based upon the updated 2020 ADA Standards of Care.
    Jay Shubrook, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP

Friday, March 20

 8:00 – 10:00 am    Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits
    2 Category 1-A CME credits
    This session will describe the pathophysiology of pain; teach how to assess patients in pain; identify the risks, benefits and management of opioid therapy; explain how to recognize opioid use disorder behaviors; and identify evidence-based non-opioid options for treatment of pain.
    Katherine E. Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP dist.
 10:30 am – 12:00 pm   Status-Neutral HIV Prevention: Tips and Tools for Family Physicians 
    1.5 Category 1-A CME credits
    This lecture provides for an understanding about HIV testing, linkage-to-treatment, HIV prevention with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), post-exposure prophalaxis (PEP) and the implement components of status-neutral HIV prevention in routine primary care practice.
    David W. Rosenthal, DO, PhD
 12:00 – 1:00 pm   Integrating Technology into Your Practice
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This session will start the conversation on innovative programs and techniques to improve your practice and communication with your patients.
     Robert Allison II, DO
 1:00 – 2:00 pm   Professionalism Complaints: Malpractice and a Whole Lot More! 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This lecture will look at examples of conduct that could result in complaints about professionalism and examine how to deal with such scenarios. It will provide a heightened understanding of these risks to help protect your reputation, your license and your livelihood.
    Thomas Gallo, PA, JD
 2:00 – 3:00 pm   Sexual Boundaries for Physicians in a Changing World 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This session will define sexual boundaries for the osteopathic physician, including the definitions of the Federation, AMA and ACOFP—and the ethics violations associated with it.
    Joseph P. Molnar, DO, FACOFP dist.
 3:30 4:30 pm    Transgender Medicine and Surgery 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This lecture offers a view into the process of preparing for and completing gender confirmation surgery with a look at complications and how to help patients cope.
    John Kowalczyk, DO
 4:30 – 5:30 pm    Everyday Mental Health Problems in Adolescents and Adults 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This lecture will provide an overview of the common mental health issues of depression, suicide and anxiety in teenagers and adults, as well as the prevalence, diagnostic strategies and treatment strategies for these issues.
    Jason Beaman, DO

Saturday, March 21

 8:00 – 9:00 am    Orthopedic Concerns in Connective Tissue Disease
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    Attendees of this lecture will gain insight into the orthopedic manifestations of various connective tissue disorders. Participants will be able to identify symptomatology that typically presents as well as understand treatment protocols to alleviate numerous complaints.
    Adam David Bitterman, DO
 9:00 – 10:00 am    Treat the WHOLE, Not Just the HOLE: Holistic Would Care Approach 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    The key to successful wound care lies in the provider’s ability to accurately identify etiology of the wounds and recognize factors that may contribute to their chronicity. This lecture will evaluate a case of chronic non-healing wounds in a patient with hypothyroidism, Factor V Leiden mutation and obstructive sleep apnea.
    Igor Altman, DO, MBA, FACOFP
 10:30 – 11:30 am   Effective Billing and Coding Strategies 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    The lecture will focus on CPT, preventative service coding, Medicare wellness, evaluation/management and OMT coding. It will also cover use of modifiers, additional billable services and proper billing of immunizations.
    Joshua S. Coren, DO, MBA, FACOFP
Danielle Cooley, DO
 11:30 am – 12:30 pm   When Do Quality Measures Matter?
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    Quality measures now have a greater impact on patient care. What about the times that they cannot be achieved due to a patient risk group? This lecture provides updates on when quality measures matter and when the exceptions are there to help.
    Robert Pedowitz, DO, FACOFP
 1:00 – 2:30 pm   Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Management of Side Effects from Immunotherapy Treatments in Cancer Patients 
    1.5 Category 1-A CME credits
    As the use of immunotherapy expands to more cancer types and the duration of treatment becomes longer, more patients experience unique side effects. This presentation seeks to provide primary care providers with the skills to predict and identify these side effects and the protocols necessary to manage patients them.
    Kevin Tulipana, DO
 2:30 – 4:00 pm    Evaluating and Individualizing the Treatment of Pelvic Pain in Women: The Role of the Osteopathic Family Physician
    1.5 Category 1-A CME credits
 4:00 – 5:00 pm     USPSTF Guideline Updates
    This lecture will review the pros and cons of the various forms of contraception available in the United States as of 2020. This will include a discussion of efficacy, contraindications, potential side effects and non-contraceptive benefits.
    Jacob Curtis, DO, MS, FACOG

Sunday, March 22

 8:00 – 9:00 am   Current Landscape of Supplement Use in Patient Populations
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This lecture highlights different patient populations utilization of dietary supplementation. It reviews those patient populations at increased risk for higher use and why they use, as well as the most commonly used supplements for health, fitness and performance.
    Jesse Shaw, DO
 9:00 – 10:00 am    DEA Diversion for the Practitioner
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This session will review the responsibilities and regulations that apply to family physicians, identify diversion methods of schemes used to acquire controlled substances and list safeguards to protect medical practices.
    M. Jay Porcelli, DO, FACOFP dist.
 10:00 – 11:00 am    How to Plan and Implement a Successful Business Model
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
    This session will be a brief lecture and panel discussion with expert physicians aimed to help attendees learn about various practice models and how each can be used to develop and build a successful business.
    Robert Pedowitz, DO, FACOFP
Jorge Luna, DO, FACOFP
 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Pediatric Ingestions 
    1 Category 1-A CME credit
This lecture will review medications associated with significant morbidity and mortality when ingested in small quantities by pediatric patients. It will also discuss preventative measures and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics associated with accidental pediatric ingestions compared to adults.
    Maricel Dela Cruz, DO