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Diabetes Mellitis

Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, FACOFP

Child Mistreatment and Neglect

Misti L. DeVries, BS

Fad Diets: Breaking the Diet Cycle & Promoting
ustainable Lifestyle Change
Allison Reed, RD

End of Life Cases
Francis A. Komara, DO, FACOFP

Managing the Maze of Psychiatric Medication
Robert Piccinini, DO

An Osteopathic Approach to Myofascial Pain:
OMT and Therapeutic Needling

John Morasso, DO

Medical Coverage of Local Running Events

Nathan Fitton, DO

The Impact of COVID-19 on Eating Disorders in
Adolescents and Young Adults

Jamie L Taylor, DO, MS

Management of GSM in your Low and
High Risk Postmenopausal Women

Barb DePree, MD, NCMP, MMM

PCOS-New Approaches for An Old Condition

Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP

Common Street Drug and Interpretation of Urinary Drug Testing
Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, cMRO

Brain Spells and Attacks
Glen Ackerman, MD, FAAN

2021 EM Changes and How They Apply to Family Medicine

Jeremy Fischer, DO, FACOFP

Obesity: Pathophysiology and nonpharmacologic treatment
Everett Kalcec, DO

Obesity Management: Utilizing Pharmacotherapy
Jennifer Hanna, DO, FAAFP

Obesity and Surgical Options

Interpretation of Advanced Directives, Code Status
Elizabeth Pionk, DO, FAAFP
Acute Febrile Illness in Pediatrics
Ryan Smith, DO

Health Care in the LGBTQIA+ Population

Jessica Heselschwerdt, MD

Malpractice Depositions and Trials: The Anatomy of a Deposition

Jenna Wright Greenman, JD, CNA

Is It Getting Hot In Here... So What?
Daniel Truong, DO

0.5 CE Credits 

Pronouns and Appropriate conversation in LGBTQ Populations
Christine Harb DO, MPH

0.5 CE Credits 

Pediatric Sleep
Ryan Smith, DO

0.5 CE Credits

Pediatric Obesity in Adolescent 
Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP
0.5 CE Credits
Disordered Eating Screen for Athletes (30 min)
Ryley Mancine, DO, PGY-1
Donald Wayne Gusfa, DO, PGY-1

No CE Credits Available


Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, FACOFP

Kim Pfotenhauer, DO, FACOFP, is a Board Certified Osteopathic Family Physician and a Fellowship trained Diabetologist. She is currently the Director of Clerkship Curriculum and an Assistant Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She serves on the American Diabetes Association Women’s Interprofessional Network Advisory Group and as National Faculty for the NBOME. Speaking regionally and nationally on diabetes, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and vitamin D, she focuses on empowering primary care physicians to improve patient metabolic health.

Diabetes Mellitis

During this session, multiples cases will be discussed to highlight diagnosis and treatment of diabetes including common clinical challenges.

Learning Objectives

  1. Describe and apply current treatment of diabetes to a clinical case.

  2. Discuss diagnosis of type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

  3. Apply evidence based medicine to the management of the complex chronic disease of diabetes.

Misti DeVries, BS

Misti DeVries earned her Bachelor of Science in Child & Family Development from the University of Georgia. Working with children and families in Kent County since 2006, Misti has transitioned from working mainly with children to focusing on educating adults in the community on how to recognize signs and symptoms of abuse in children and how to report child abuse & neglect. Misti began working at the CAC in January of 2015 and she continues to support the mission of the CAC by educating adults in the community on how to prevent sexual assault. Misti believes that when adults in the community feel safe and comfortable recognizing and reporting abuse, it allows the children in our communities to feel safe at home, in schools, and in their neighborhoods.

Child Abuse & Neglect – The Role You Play

As doctors, it is imperative to recognize the role you play in protecting children from harmful and unsafe environments. From recognizing signs and symptoms of abuse or neglect to understanding how to report any reasonable suspicion, disclosure, or evidence of abuse, doctors have an enhanced capacity to protect children. In this session, you will learn about the different types of child abuse and neglect, as recognized by the state of Michigan, and build confidence in reporting any reasonable suspicion of abuse.

Learning Objectives

    1. The various physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect, including physical abuse, sexual abuse, mental injury, physical neglect, and maltreatment; as well as understand problematic sexualized behaviors that children may be exhibiting.
    2. Attendees will learn how to appropriately respond to a disclosure, while also gathering all the information to make a detailed report to Children’s Protective Services.
    3. While learning and recognizing those important pieces of child abuse and neglect, attendees will also learn about the legal ramifications for not reporting and gain insight into what children face as adults if childhood trauma is ignored or not handled appropriately (ACEs).

        Allison Reed, RD

        Allison Reed, RD is a registered dietitian specializing in eating disorders, mindful and intuitive eating, and the non-diet approach to health management. She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Science in 2005 and completed her dietetic internship at Yale-New Haven Hospital in 2007. With 14 years over of experience as a registered dietitian, she has worked in public health, the fitness industry, inpatient mental health, and private practice. She is the owner of Crossroads Nutrition Therapy, LLC, a private practice established in 2018. In her practice, Allison and other dietitians assist their clients in making peace with food and body using a holistic approach to health that operates on three basic principles: intuitive eating, joyful movement, and Health at Every Size® (HAES®).

        Fad Diets: Breaking the Diet Cycle & Promoting Sustainable Lifestyle Change

        This session will compare and contrast popular fad diets, discussing merits and detriments of each eating pattern. It will expose misguided claims and consequences of long-term dieting behaviors, offer education on assessing and honoring natural biofeedback, and explain the benefits of mindful and intuitive eating to help patients self-regulate appetite, cravings, and metabolism.

        Learning Objectives

        1. Identify three detrimental effects of dieting.
        2. List two reasons diets don't work long-term.
        3. Provide multiple alternate strategies to patients who are dieting to promote sustainable wellness.

        Francis A Komara, DO, FACOFP

        Francis Komara, D.O., FACOFP, a Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine alumna, has built a distinguished career in educating medical students, residents and fellows, providing patients with outstanding clinical care and furthering the osteopathic profession through research and service. Dr. Komara has served the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in several capacities for 20 years, including course coordinator for more than a dozen geriatric courses, associate director of Continuing Education and Faculty of the Geriatric Education Center of Michigan, program director for the Family Practice Geriatric Medicine Residency Program and the Osteopathic Geriatric Family Medicine Residency Program, and professor for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Geriatrics. Previously he was faculty at Nova Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Southern California School of Medicine and Rancho Los Amigos Medical Center.

        A member of the American Osteopathic Association, Michigan Osteopathic Association and the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, Dr. Komara is a past president of the Ingham County Osteopathic Association. He has been a member of the American Geriatrics Society, Michigan Association of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the American Medical Directors Association. Frank has lectured on geriatric medicine for professional and community organizations in Florida, California and Michigan.

        He retired in July 2019 and was conferred the title of Professor Health Programs Emeritus by Michigan State University. In retirement, he plans to devote more time to his wife of 47 years, Pam, his daughter Lauren and son Steve, their families, especially granddaughters Miranda, Audrey, Emma and Evelyn and be the best grampa ever. Additionally, he plans to read some non-medical books, fish, travel in his trailer, cook and grow some tomatoes.

        End of Life Cases

        Review principles of medical ethics and the utilization of advance care planning as an introduction end of life care discussion. End of Life cases will be discussed.

        Learning Objectives

        1. Review principles of medical ethics.
        2. Discuss decision making, advance care planning and capacity.
        3. Apply principles to a few cases.

        Robert Piccinini, DO

        Robert G.G. Piccinini, DO, is an AOA board-certified osteopathic psychiatrist in private practice.

        Outside his involvement with the AOA, Dr. Piccinini is the past president of the Michigan Osteopathic Association. He also is past president of the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists, the Macomb County Osteopathic Medical Association and the Michigan Osteopathic Service Corporation.

        Dr. Piccinini did a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He received the Distinguished Fellow award from the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists in 2007. Dr. Piccinini has given numerous presentations on domestic violence, violence in the workplace and physician wellness.

        Dr. Piccinini earned his osteopathic medical degree from the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. He completed an internship at Genesys Regional Medical Center, followed by residency training at Henry Ford Health Systems. ​

        Managing the Maze of Psychiatric Medication

        Update in Psychopharmacology

        Learning Objectives

        1. Understand the different classes of medications
        2. Understand reasonable choice between medications in classes
        3. Learn how and when to combine the different psychopharm medication

          John Morasso, DO, CAQSM

          Dr. John Morasso DO, is a board certified and fellowship trained sports medicine specialist in metro Detroit, where he was born and raised.

          He was a Class of 2014 Vice President at MSUCOM at the Detroit Campus where he also received the Richard L Alper Memorial Award for distinguished community service. He went on to do his Family Medicine and OMT residency at Beaumont Farmington Hills (Botsford) prior to a sports medicine fellowship at Detroit Medical Center.

          Currently, he is core faculty for the DMC Sports Fellowship and is also associate program faculty at Beaumont Farmington Hills family med residency providing OMT/ MSK education.

          He also currently serves as a team physician for North Farmington High school and the Detroit Red Wings.

          An Osteopathic Approach to Myofascial Pain: OMT and Therapeutic Needling

          Myofascial pain is an under recognized cause, and mimicker, of common orthopedic conditions. In this session, we will discuss how to diagnose and manage myofascial pain using osteopathic manipulation and therapeutic needling.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Recognize and Diagnose Myofascial pain
          2. Understand the basics of OMT and the Fascial Distortion Model
          3. Understand the principles of therapeutic needling

          Nathan Fitton, DO

          Dr. Fitton is an Associate Professor at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician with MSU Health Care Department of Orthopedics,  MSU Team physician, Sparrow Concussion Clinic Co-Director, and Associate Chief Medical Information Officer MSU Health Care.

          Medical Coverage of Local Running Events

          Review important aspects for consideration while covering running events--from small to large, short to long

          Learning Objectives

          1. Identify and treat common heat related illnesses

          2. Identify and treat common cold related illnesses

          3. Emergency Action Plan creation

          Jamie L Taylor, DO, MS

          Dr. Jaime Taylor is the Director of Adolescent Medicine at Beaumont Children’s and is the Medical Director of the Hough Center for Adolescent Health. She holds the Nancy Rambeau Hough Endowed Chair for Adolescent Health.

          Dr. Taylor is dedicated to the health and well-being of adolescents. Her areas of expertise include chronic disease management, specifically related to eating disorders as well as female reproductive health. Dr. Taylor also has a great passion for teaching and is an Assistant Professor at Oakland University, William Beaumont School of Medicine.

          The Impact of COVID-19 on Eating Disorders in Adolescents and Young Adults

          In this session we will review the mental health challenges occurring in adolescents since COVID-19. We will discuss how these challenges, and others, have contributed to an increase in eating disorders.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Review changes in the mental health of adolescents and young adults since COVID-19
          2. Examine the impact COVID-19 has had on eating disorder diagnoses in adolescents specifically
          3. Consider the many reasons COVID-19 has had such a great impact on eating disorders in adolescents

          Barbara DePree, MD, NCMP, MMM

          Dr. DePree is a gynecologist with certifications in menopausal women's health and cancer genetics. She has a practice focused on perimenopause, menopause, sexual health and high risk breast cancer assessment and management in Holland, MI. Dr. DePree has authored books on these topics and been interviewed for numerous publications and TV stations. She contributes to a regular column for a women's magazine and presents for on-line and in-person women's health meetings.

          Management of GSM in Your Low Risk and High Risk Postmenopausal Women

          Recognize clinical/physical characteristics of GSM and review treatment options.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Recognize clinical/physical characteristics of GSM
          2. Review treatment options for GSM in your low risk population
          3. Review treatment options for GSM in your high risk population

          Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP, FAAFP

          Saroj Misra, DO, FACOFP is the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs for the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM) at A.T. Still University. In this role, he oversees all students in years 3 and 4 located at the 20+ regional sites for his college. Prior to assuming the role of Associate Dean, Dr. Misra served as Program Director of the Family Medicine residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Michigan for 16 years and continues to serve as Core Faculty and Chief of the Department of Family Medicine. Nationally, he serves on the Board of Governors for the ACOFP. His leadership roles align closely with his passion for osteopathic medical education in both the undergraduate and graduate arenas. He wishes to get educators to ‘think different’ when it comes to teaching and learning. He has received numerous awards during his career, including being named the 2018 ACOFP Family Physician of the Year and receiving the 2019 ACOFP Master Preceptor Award as well as being named to the AOA Osteopathic Mentor Hall of Fame - twice.

          Dr. Misra has two daughters, Asha & Nisha who manage to astound, outwit and embarrass him with startling frequency. He is open to any suggestions or advice people might have.

          PCOS-New Approaches for An Old Condition

          This 45-50-minute interactive presentation will focus on reviewing the underlying mechanisms for the development of PCOS and relating these not only to patient presentation, but also a more comprehensive approach to managing this classic syndrome. Specific focus will also be given to advances in fertility issues related to the condition.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Identify the pathophysiology and 4 common clinical characteristics of patients affected by PCOS
          2. Understand how a multidisciplinary approach may be effective for the management of PCOS patients
          3. Identify and implement an approach to infertility associated with PCOS

          Carl W. Christensen, MD, PhD, cMRO

          Dr. Christensen is the current Medical Director of the Michigan Health Professionals Recovery Program and interprets urine, hair and blood drug tests on a daily basis. He works as a Medical Review Officer for VaultHeath, a national drug testing company. He works with IHA Recovery Medicine at St Joe's in Ann Arbor. He also specializes in pregnant women with chemical dependency.

          Common Street Drug and Interpretation of Urinary Drug Testing

          There are innumerable illicit drugs that are currently widely in use by your patients here in Michigan. Our session will review these new drugs and when to suspect their use, how to order testing for them, and how to interpret the results. In addition, there are numerous pitfalls in the interpretation of (sometimes) prescribed opioids, sedatives and stimulants which will be reviewed.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Be aware of the new illicit drugs that are being used by your patients, including mitragynine (Kratom) and OTC stimulants; as well as the new monitoring techniques for alcohol monitoring.
          2. Know how to order specific drug tests for these.
          3. Be able to interpret urine and blood testing for these.

          Glen Ackerman, MD, FAAN

          Dr. Ackerman is currently a neurohospitalist at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Michigan. He was previously the Director of Clinical Operations for the MSU Department of Neurology in East Lansing, founded the MSU Parkinson's Disease Clinic in East Lansing, and spent several decades in solo private practice.

          Brain Spells and Attacks

          Discuss the various types of "spells and attacks" that can cause neurologic symptoms. While some of these are easy to recognize (such as seizures, migraines, and strokes), many "spells and attacks" are atypical presentations of common disorders and are challenging to diagnose. Many of the atypical "spells and attacks" present to the primary care office, ED, or urgent care.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Review common types of "spells and attacks" such as stroke, TIA, seizures, and migraine.
          2. Review atypical presentations of common disorders causing "spells and attacks"
          3. Discuss the historical clues, examination clues, and testing necessary to make the diagnosis of these disorders

          Jeremy Fischer, DO

          Dr. Fischer is the program director for family medicine at Henry Ford Macomb. He is a graduate of MSUCOM class of 2002 and trained in family medicine at St. John Macomb in Warren. He is also clinical faculty for MSUCOM and teaches medical students and residents, and was recognized with the Master Preceptor award from ACOFP in 2022. Dr. Fischer enjoys exercise and cooking in his free time. He makes a great thin crust pizza and enjoys cycling in an attempt to burn it off. He also looks forward to time with family and losing to his 12-year-old son in video games.

          2021 EM Changes and How They Apply to Family Medicine

          This session will discuss the EM coding changes from 2021. Attendees will understand how to use the new guidelines. We will discuss how the codes apply to chronic diseases. At the conclusion, attendees will feel confident understanding the coding level and why the most frequent code in family medicine would be 99214.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Participants will understand the 2021 EM guidelines and changes. 
          2. Participants will understand how to code based on time. 
          3. Participants will understand how to determine a coding level for a typical encounter.

          Everett R. Kalcec, DO

          Dr. Everett R. Kalcec Has a Bachelor degree in Music Education from Eastern Michigan University, A Master Degree in Music with a focus on Music Education Research, and Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency with Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital in Jackson, MI in Family Medicine. He has practiced as an attending with the Mayo Clinic. He is now Core Faculty with the McLaren Bay Region Family Medicine Residency.

          Obesity Pathophysiology and Management

          This lecture provides a broad overview of factors that contribute to obesity, as well as techniques for management.

          Learning Objectives

          1. Understand at least 5 underlying causes of obesity
          2. Understand at least 2 common misconceptions regarding obesity
          3. Understand at least 3 treatment strategies available for treatment of Obesity

            Jennifer Hanna, DO, FAAFP

            Dr. Jennifer Hanna is a family medicine physician with additional board certification in both obesity medicine and lifestyle medicine. She completed her medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, where she also served as a Chief Resident. She currently serves as the Associate Program Director at Ascension Macomb-Oakland and holds academic appointments with Michigan State University COM and Kansas City University COM. Dr. Hanna has special interest in the management of obesity utilizing multiple modalities.

            Obesity Management: Utilizing Pharmacotherapy

            This presentation will discuss an overview of the disease of obesity, including multiple modalities that can be utilized in the management. There will be a particular focus on non-surgical interventions.

            Learning Objectives

            1. Understand the current rates of both overweight and obesity in the United States
            2. Learn basic physiology of obesity and the involved hormones
            3. Recognize multiple elements involved with obesity management
            4. Understand different pharmacotherapy options to aid in obesity management
            5. Identify when to treat and when to refer

            Carl Pesta, DO, FACOS, FASMBS

            Carl Pesta DO, FACOS, FASMBS has been in the field of Metabolic and Weight Loss surgery for over 20 years. He graduated from Michigan State University COM. His practice is at McLaren Macomb in Mount Clemens in the hospital where he was born "Mount Clemens General." Dr. Pesta is a regular speaker for the National American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Society giving talks for national and international audiences. He meets regularly with his patients for social events and support.

            Obesity and Surgical Options

            Describing the safety and efficacy of surgical weight loss, as well as the multiple clinical benefits.

            Learning Objectives

            1. Describe the indications for bariatric surgery
            2. Understand the safety of bariatric surgery
            3. Document the clinical benefits of Metabolic Surgery

            Elizabeth Pionk, DO, FAAFP

            Family Medicine physician serving as the medical director of hospitalist services and practicing hospitalist at McLaren Bay Region in Bay City, MI. Special interests include inpatient care, critical care, LGBT/SOGIE inclusive care, and antimicrobial stewardship.

            Interpretations of Advanced Directives, Code Status

            This session will help you understand the variations of advance directives, the Michigan-specific advance directive laws, and the variations of code status orders

            Learning Objectives

            1. Describe the variations of advance directives
            2. Describe the Michigan-specific advance directive laws
            3. Describe the variations in code status orders

                Ryan Smith, DO

                Dr. Ryan Smith is a board-certified family medicine physician. He serves as Core Faculty for the Family Medicine Residency Program at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital in Warren, MI. He completed his medical degree at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, where he also served as a Chief Resident. Dr. Smith is board-certified in Family Medicine and OMT through the American Board of Family Physicians (ABFM) and American Board of Osteopathic Family Physicians (AOBFP). Dr. Smith seeks to educate the next generation of family physicians by promoting health & wellness encompassing a holistic approach to each patient. He focuses on disease management and aspects of the mind, body, and spirit that integrate into optimizing a patient’s health. It is Dr. Smith’s mission to allow each learner a suitable environment to learn, grow, and thrive. He holds an academic appointment with Michigan State University COM as a Clinical Assistant Professor and also serves as a Director on the MAOFP Board of Directors. Dr. Smith has received the AOF/ACOFP Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, MAOFP Resident of the Year Award, and the STFM Resident Teacher Award.

                Acute febrile Illness in Pediatrics

                This session will discuss the evaluation and management of acute febrile illness in the pediatric population.

                Learning Objectives

                1. Learn how to assess fever in the pediatric patient utilizing a systematic approach.

                2. Stratify, based on age, differential diagnosis of fever and discuss the management for these conditions.

                3. Recognize stable, urgent, and emergent conditions and proper referral when indicated.

                Pediatric Sleep 

                This session will discuss the importance of sleep in our physiologic processes and discuss the evaluation and management of sleep disorders in the pediatric population.

                Learning Objectives

                1. Discuss the physiologic process of sleep in maintaining adequate health.
                2. Understand the systematic approach to evaluate sleeping difficulties in the pediatric patient.
                3. Recognize common sleep disorders and discuss management of these conditions in the pediatric population.

                Jessica Heselschwerdt, MD (she/her)

                Dr. Heselschwerdt attended medical school at Wayne State, and completed her family medicine residency at University of Texas, Austin in 2015. She recently joined the faculty at the Beaumont Troy Family Medicine Residency Program. She enjoys all aspects of primary care, and her professional interests include medical education, caring for people experiencing homelessness, and gender-affirming hormone therapy. She is passionate about advocating for the specialty of Family Medicine and for patients.

                Health Care in the LGBTQIA+ Population

                This session will help you learn how we can improve medical care for LGBTQIA+ patients.

                Learning Objectives

                1. Understand terminology and concepts related to sexual orientation and gender identity
                2. Understand disparities and barriers to care that affect LGBTQIA+ patients
                3. Learn some ways to make your practice more affirming to LGBTQIA+ patients
                4. Identify resources for further learning

                  Jenna Wright Greenman JD, CNA

                  Jenna Wright Greenman is an experienced litigator and trial attorney, and a Principal of the Kitch Firm, sharing a leadership role and serving as the Detroit office’s contact in birth trauma and medical malpractice defense practice. She has successfully defended and tried to verdict, as lead counsel, professional liability claims against hospitals and medical care providers against claims of professional negligence, often involving catastrophic brain damage cases, neurology, neurosurgery, and all types of malpractice claims. In addition to her legal practice, Ms. Wright Greenman is engaged by numerous insurance carriers and institutions as an educator, including the Detroit Medical Center and other organizations, developing plans for better patient care and safety and medical legal issues. She has been invited to give hundreds of lectures and presentations in the field of obstetrics, pediatrics, neurology and brain injury, physician practice guidelines, electronic medical records, legal issues, and other topics

                  Medical Malpractice: Lessons Learned from Depositions and Trials: The Anatomy of a Deposition

                  Presentation on logistics of a deposition, practical skills to handle deposition questions, and common mistakes and pitfalls to avoid

                  Learning Objectives

                  1. To learn the mechanics of a deposition in a medical malpractice lawsuit
                  2. To understand common mistakes made by witnesses in depositions and tactics to avoid same
                  3. To provide guidance on how to avoid common issues in the provider's practice that can lead to lawsuits and depositions

                  Donald Wayne Gusfa, DO, PGY-1,

                  Donald Gusfa is a resident physician in his Transitional Year at McLaren Oakland and is interested in Family Medicine/Sports Medicine. He has been a researcher and the main statistician for the Disordered Eating Screen for Athletes (DESA-6) for the past 3 years.

                  Ryley Mancine, DO, PGY-1

                  Ryley Mancine is a first-year resident at the Michigan State University psychiatry residency program. He is clinically interested in child and adolescent psychiatry, with a special interest in sports psychiatry.

                  Disordered Eating Screen for Athletes
                  (No CE Credits Available)

                  Disordered eating (DE), a sub-clinical spectrum of eating pathologies, and is associated with a wide range of physiological disturbances. In this presentation, participants will learn who is most at risk for DE, the physical and psychological manifestations of DE, and ways to appropriately screen for DE behaviors. Special attention will be directed to athletes, who may have atypical relationships with food, eating, and calories.

                  Learning Objectives

                  1. Describe the significance of disordered eating in relation to physiological and psychological well-being.
                  2. List factors and demographics which are associated with a higher risk for disordered eating, and analyze which patients are in need of further intervention.
                  3. Implement the Disordered Eating Screen for Athletes (DESA-6) as a tool for detecting athletes at risk for disordered eating behaviors.

                  Daniel Truong, DO

                  Dr. Daniel Truong is originally from Ventura, CA and attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He finished his pediatrics residency training at University of Hawaii and is currently a Pediatric Sports Medicine Fellow at the University of Colorado in Denver. Daniel is an avid hiker and has been on many multi-day backpacking treks around the world including Inca Trail in Peru, Havasupai Indian Reservation in the Arizona desert, and Torres del Paine in Patagonia. He is very passionate about the wilderness and enjoys keeping kids healthy through sports and outdoor experiences.

                  It's Getting Hot in Here... So What?

                  Learn about the different types of heat-related illnesses, ways to identify them, and how to prevent them.

                  Learning Objectives

                  1. Recognize and compare the differences between heat exhaustion, heat injury, and heat stroke.
                  2. Name the risk factors that contribute to heat-related illnesses in a pediatric patient.
                  3. Understand the tools used to determine a safe environment for outdoor activities and ways to prevent heat-related illnesses.

                  Christine Harb, DO, MPH

                  Dr. Christine Harb (she/they) is a queer Palestinian human rights activist, physician, and public health practitioner. She is currently a first-year resident in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota. She graduated from A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, where they completed a pre-doctoral academic fellowship in Medical Education. Additionally, they received their Master of Community and Behavioral Health from the University of Iowa, specializing in refugee/immigrant health, rural medicine, and transgender healthcare access. Dr. Harb published one of the first articles from the Midwest investigating the motivators and barriers to transgender healthcare access in rural settings.

                  Pronouns and Appropriate Conversations in LGBTQ Populations

                  This session will give an overview of appropriate conversations in LGBTQ populations. It is intended to expand knowledge of pronouns and their usage in medical settings. Attendees will also be educated on the differences between sex, gender, and sexuality. The session will review the health disparities experienced by the LGBTQ community and the discrimination its members have historically faced when attempting to access healthcare. Finally, attendees will learn about the importance of becoming human rights advocates for their LGBTQ patients.

                  Learning Objectives

                  1. Expand knowledge of pronouns and their usage.
                  2. Understand the differences between sex, gender, and sexuality.
                  3. Review the health disparities in LGBTQ communities and beyond.
                  4. Learn the ways in which our healthcare system has historically created and perpetuated these health disparities. 
                  5. Emphasize the importance of our role as physicians and human rights advocates.

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