The American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians’ (ACOFP) Annual Convention and Scientific Seminars were held March 15-18 in Kissimmee, FL. This educational event for osteopathic family physicians and professionals provided a wide range of workshops and lectures on the latest techniques and advances in the field.
On March 16, the Osteopathic Political Action Committee (OPAC) held a reception thanking their donors. Pictured (L-R) are Premier Circle Club donors: George T. Sawabini, D.O., FACOFP, ACOFP Immediate Past President; Joseph P. McNerney, Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association President; Peter L. Schmelzer, CAE, Executive Director ACOFP; Andrew Adair, D.O., Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians (MAOFP) President; Kris T. Nicholoff, CEO and Executive Director of the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA); Mark E. Sikorski, D.O., FACOFP, Speaker, Congress of Delegates; Grozda Swetech; Stephen M. Swetech, D.O., FACOFP.
During the President’s Banquet on March 17, the presentation of the Distinguished Service, Osteopathic Family Heritage and Lifetime Achievement Awards were announced. Stephen M. Swetech, D.O., FACOFP was honored with an Osteopathic Family Heritage Award and Joseph R. McNerney, D.O., FACOFP dist. Was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The ACOFP Osteopathic Family Heritage Award honors those who have family members who also contribute to the osteopathic medical profession. Dr. Swetech’s wife is the clinic manager at Swetech Medical Center, his son is in the medical scholars program at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and his daughter begins MSUCOM this summer.
The ACOFP Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an outstanding individual who demonstrates career-long service to patients, to the profession of osteopathic family medicine, and to the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Congratulations to MAOFP members Dr. McNerney and Dr. Swetech.