MID YEAR MEETING & SCIENTIFIC SEMINAR 2018

Emerging Treatments in Musculoskeletal Medicine


Exploring the pathway for diagnosing and treating musculoskeletal afflictions utilizing state-of-the-art strategies and interventions. The musculoskeletal physician must be cognizant of the evolving technologies and adept at maximizing function and minimizing dysfunction. This program will serve as the conduit to expertise in musculoskeletal care.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


STEP 1: REGISTER TODAY!

Help us celebrate the launch of our NEW WEBSITE by registering today for ONLY $495.00 when you pay your 2018 membership dues for $395.00

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

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STEP 2: RESERVE YOUR ROOM AT A DISCOUNT

A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate. Rooms are limited so please book your accommodations early!

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
2100 West End Avenue
Nashville TN 37203

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COURSE AGENDA


GENERAL INFORMATION


CME ACCREDITATION

AOCPMR is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

AOCPMR designates this program for a maximum of 24 of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

LOCATION

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel
Nashville Tennessee

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

We have negotiated fabulous room rates for our Mid Year Meeting & Scientific Seminar beginning at $219.00 per night at the Loews.

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION


EXHIBITOR INFORMATION

For more information or to reserve your space, please contact Stephanie Wilson via email (stephanie.wilson@aocpmr.org) or by dialing (610) 664-4466.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR THE EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS

MEET OUR FACULTY


  • John Lavelle, DO
  • Byron Schneider
  • Ronald Tolchin, DO
  • Adam Susmarski, DO
  • Jennifer Kendall, DO
  • Bradley Troxler, DO
  • Shounuck Patel, DO
  • Stacy Strark, DO
  • John Hart, DO
  • Lisa Bartoli, DO
  • Joseph Brooks, DO
  • Scott Primack, DO
  • Sam Yoakum, DO
  • Rebecca Fishman, DO
  • Debra Kimless, MD
  • Deborah Miran
  • Natacha S. Falcon, DO

John Lavelle, DO

Byron Schneider

Ronald Tolchin, DO

Adam J. Susmarski D.O.
Lieutenant Commander, Medical Corps, United States Navy Sports, Spine and Rehabilitation Medicine
Brigade Orthopedics and Sports Medicine United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Dr. Adam Susmarski currently serves as a staff physiatrist at the United States Naval Academy in the Brigade Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Department.
He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing, MI. He completed his internship at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, D.C. followed by Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) in Pittsburgh, PA where he served as chief resident.

Dr. Susmarski’s awards include being honored with Gannon University’s Distinguished Young Alumnus Award in 2016, as well as, being named one of the Top Physicians Under 40 in Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Medical Society in 2017. He was additionally recognized during his PM&R residency with the Rising Star award for most outstanding junior resident, Administrative excellence award for his UPMC system wide amputee medical care initiatives, and Overall Excellence in Residency at graduation.

LCDR Susmarski was a recipient of the United States Navy Health Professional Scholarship upon his acceptance into medical school. His Naval medicine career has included deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait, Africa, and Europe. He has been decorated with multiple individual and unit recognitions including but not limited to Navy/Marine Corps Commendation and Achievement Medals, Navy Unit Commendation, Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, Battle “E”, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal with Bronze Star, Seabee Combat Warfare Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Junior Officer of the Year, and US Navy Green “H” award. He was honored by being deep selected, below zone for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) in the fall of 2014.

Throughout his eleven year career in medicine Dr. Susmarski has spent a significant amount of time working in the field of Sports/Musculoskeletal Medicine and has provided care to a wide range of athletes in a variety of sports encompassing athletes from high school, college, professional, military, Olympic, Paralympic, and Special Olympics levels of competition.

LCDR Susmarski’s academic pursuits include work on multiple book chapters, peer reviewed manuscripts, grants and presentations including award winning research at national and international medical conferences. He additionally serves on multiple regional and national committees, as a peer reviewer of several prominent medical journals, and as a member of numerous professional organizations. He is also very active in his local community and completes an average of 100 volunteer hours yearly over the course of the past fifteen years.

Dr. Susmarski was born in Erie, PA and is a proud graduate of Cathedral Preparatory School. He graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Archbishop John Mark Gannon award upon graduation from Gannon University.

Jennifer Thomas Kendall, DO

Bradley Troxler, DO

Shounuck Patel, DO

Stacy Stark, DO

John Hart, DO

Lisa Bartoli, DO

Joseph Brooks DO, MHA, FAAPMR is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation by the AOBPMR and the ABPMR, and board certified in Pain Medicine by the AOBPMR- Conjoint Pain Medicine Board.  He graduated from a dual degree program at ATSU-KCOM in 2007, earning his Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Health Administration.  He completed his residency at the University of Missouri in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, where he served as Chief Resident of Research.

Dr. Brooks serves as Medical Director of Spine for Genesis Health System in Davenport, Iowa.  His outpatient practice is focused on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. He performs electrodiagnostic studies, diagnostic and interventional musculoskeletal ultrasound, chemodenervation and osteopathic manipulation treatment.

Dr. Brooks also serves as Medical Director of Rehabilitation for Genesis Medical Center, focusing his inpatient practice on stroke rehabilitation and spasticity management. He is currently the lead investigator of a pilot study utilizing fitbit technology in stroke rehabilitation at the IRF level of care.

When not in the office Dr. Brooks enjoys time with his wife and four kids.  He is active in organized medicine and his local church. He enjoys billiards, movies, and reading.

Scott Primack, DO

Sam Yoakum, DO

Rebecca Fishman, DO

Debra Kimless, MD graduated magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College with a double major in Natural Sciences and Biology. She was selected to be part of Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She went on to medical school at Rutgers, and residency at Temple University Hospital where she studied and became a clinical practitioner for over 15 years as a boarded Anesthesiologist with a subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine.

Motivated by her mother who suffered horribly with intractable pain at the end of her life and who had always responded paradoxically to opiates, Dr. Kimless became a passionate champion for medical cannabis.

Dr. Kimless dedicated the last several years to immersing herself in all aspects of medical cannabis, including scientific and medical applications for the treatment of patients. She has traveled the world studying under the most respected experts in cannabis medicine and science, most notably, in both the Netherlands and in Israel (two countries regarded as best practice models in the use of medical cannabis).

She shares her knowledge by speaking with physicians and other health care providers to educate them about the endocannabinoid system, medical applications of cannabis, methods of administration and why it matters, as well as cannabis as a harm reduction tool. She also consults with over 200 patients pro bono in legal markets to introduce cannabis medicine as a treatment option. She has first-hand experience in successfully treating patients with a variety of medical conditions using an individualized treatment plan. She collects patient data and has presented the case studies at national and international conferences and seminars. Most notably, she has presented at CannMed 2017, Cann10 Israel, The Doherty Lab at Kings College, England, United Patients Group, Patients Out of Time, iCamp-University of Miami/Sacred Seven.

Her passion is to educate physicians, patients, and the public to de-stigmatize cannabis so they understand that is a real, safe, and effective medical therapeutic choice.

Former commissioner Deborah Miran was a member of the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission from 2013- 2016. While serving on the commission, she was also a member of the executive committee, policy, and research subcommittees, and was chair of the education subcommittee. She was responsible for developing education programs for doctors and patients, and was also an integral part of crafting the current regulations. Prior to the commission she was president and founder of Miran Consulting, Inc. There she advised both brand and generic drug makers on the FDA approval process. Ms. Miran was senior director of regulatory affairs for Alpharma, a generic drug manufacturer, where she directed the submission activities for new and abbreviated new drug applications to the FDA. She has spent over 30 years in the US pharmaceutical industry. Ms. Miran received her bachelor of science in chemistry from Iowa State University.

Dr. Falcon is a Board Certified Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) Physician. She completed her residency in PM&R and her fellowship in Interventional Spine both at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Falcon received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Florida in Exercise & Sports Sciences.

She is proud to be a part of Rothman Institute providing the highest quality care in Orthopaedics to the people of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  She has been selected as the Reader’s Choice “Top Physicians” in 2012 and 2013 by South Jersey Magazine.  Dr. Falcon has an interest in Health & Fitness and is a member of the National Physique Committee (NPC).  Academic memberships include International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS) and American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPMR).

OUR PRESENTATIONS


Maximizing Safety During Spine Interventions: Technique, Steroid Selection and Anticoagulation Management

Byron Schneider, DO

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A Comprehensive Osteopathic Approach to Low Back Pain Management

Ronald Tolchin, DO

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Growth Factors & Stem Cells in Musculoskeletal Healing

Christy Coty

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Facet Mediated Pain

Adam Susmarski, DO

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Spondylolysis Management

Jennifer Kendall, DO

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Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation

Bradley Troxler, DO

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Regenerative Spine

Shounuck Patel, DO

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The State of the State of Medical Cannabis

Debby Miran

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The Endocannaboid System

Deb Kimless, MD

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Pain Medicine and Addiction: The Crossover

John Hart, DO, FAOCPMR

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The Olympic Experience: An Integrative Sports Medicine Model

Lisa M. Bartoli, DO, FAOCPMR

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Sacroiliac Dysfunction

Joseph Brooks, DO

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Emerging Science of Patient Selection for Interventional Procedures: “Will I Get Better, Doc?”

Scott J. Primack, DO, FAOCPMR

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Manual Medicine Workshop

Rebecca Fishman, DO

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Natacha S. Falcon, DO

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