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The WMOA exists to provide education and fraternity
for Osteopathic physicians and other healthcare providers
in order to improve the health of our community.

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The Western Michigan Osteopathic Association (WMOA) invites local physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners to join our WMOA family.

We are your local access to continuing education, news of federal and state laws’ impact on your practice, and the meeting place of your Osteopathic colleagues and mid-level providers who practice in West Michigan. We encourage you to attend both our CME and non-CME meetings to get to know the people that make up our organization. You will be greeted warmly, and it will be a great opportunity for those “informal consults” that improve the care of our patients. We are at your service to assist you in your successful career in our community.

Prospective members are welcome to attend one dinner meeting with our compliments. Please RSVP. We would love to welcome you!

Joining for the first time?  Please complete the Membership Application here .

Membership Renewal

Our members meet monthly (except for July and August) and we host Spring and Fall Conferences. AOA Category 1-A CME credits are available at the conferences and select dinners. Annual dues of $200 includes dinners, lectures, and available CME credit at monthly meetings as well as discounted registration fees for the Spring and Fall conferences.

Membership Fees 

  • $200 Annual Membership Renew/Join before April 15, 2021
  • $250 Annual Membership Renew/Join after April 15, 2021
  • $0 Honorary Member (Member for 25 years and >70 years old)

Click here to submit your 2021  Membership Renewal.

Conferences will be billed separately prior to each event at $160 for members, $260 for non-members.

May 19, 2021 Spring Conference Registration now open!   Click here to register.

Non-Members may attend Interface dinner meetings at a fee of $50 per event remitted here.

Contact us at [email protected] with questions, or to RSVP to attend a dinner meeting.

The WMOA is a program of the Osteopathic Foundation of West Michigan.

WMOA Events

Monthly dinner meetings are open to WMOA members or to Non-members with $50 fee payable on-line.  Non-members are welcome to attend Spring and Fall conferences with advance registration.  All attendees must RSVP to [email protected] for each in-person event.   For Zoom events, registering on Zoom will be the RSVP.

WMOA offers American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Category 1-A credits in conjunction with the Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA). The MOA is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The MOA designates certain programs to receive a specified number of credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in the activity.

May 19, 2021

WMOA Spring Conference: Women’s Health

via Zoom

Registration is open.    Click here to register on-line or download the brochure:   

  WMOA_Spring Conference_2021 Brochure Web Final

7:25 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.             Topics/Speakers:

 Welcome & Introductions  Thomas Watkins, DO, WMOA Leadership Committee

An Osteopathic Approach to Pain in Pregnancy Benjamin J. Visger, DO                          

Fibromyalgia and Its Mimics    Robert Hylland, MD, FACR

Infections, Libido, and Pandemic Pregnancies – Oh My!      Karissa Tryska, DO

Ovarian/Uterine Emergencies Commonly Seen in West Michigan      William Deaton, DO

Update on Care for Women with Heart Disease                  Claire Duvernoy, MD

Registration is open.    Click here to register on-line.

 Accreditation:

The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Michigan Osteopathic Association has designated this program for a maximum of 5.0 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.

 

June 8, 2021

June Sponsored Dinner Meeting

Trillium Events & Catering, 17246 Van Wagoner Road, Spring Lake, MI

WMOA June Dinner Meeting

Topic:  2021 ADA Guidelines Update & Use of Rybelsus for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes

Presenter: Michael Brennan, D.O. Endocrinologist – Beaumont Endocrine Center.

6:00 p.m. Social Time | 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Presentation

Sponsor: Novo Nordisk

September 14, 2021

WMOA Surgery Interface

Trillium Events & Catering
17246 VanWagoner Rd. Spring Lake, MI 49456

6:00 p.m. Social Time | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Dinner & Presentations

Topics/Presenters:

Vascular Surgery,  Justin Eisenberg, DO

Hand Surgery for Family Practice, Andrei Ostric, MD

 

October 20, 2021

WMOA Fall Conference

Spring Lake Country Club
17496 N Fruitport Road, Spring Lake, MI 49456

7:00 a.m. – 7:25 a.m.             Registration/Breakfast

 7:25 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.             Welcome & Introductions, Benjamin J. Visger, DO, WMOA Leadership Committee Chair

 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.            TBA

 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             TBA                                                         

 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.          Break

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.          Pediatric Endocrinology, Emily Miller, DO                                                   

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          TBA

12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.          Lunch

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            TBA                            

 

Accreditation:

The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Michigan Osteopathic Association will designate this program for a maximum of 5.0 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.

 

November 9, 2021

WMOA Women’s Health Interface

Trillium Events & Catering
17246 VanWagoner Rd. Spring Lake, MI 49456

6:00 pm  Social Time |  6:30-8:30 pm   Presentations

Topics/Presenters:

Bariatrics and Pregancy, Brian Gluck, DO and Tricia Anderson, PA-C

Evidence-Based Supplements, Dr. Edward Rosick DO, MPH, DABIHM

 

CME: The MOA is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The MOA will designate this program for a maximum of 2 AOA Category 1-A credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

 

December 14, 2021

December Sponsored Dinner Meeting

Trillium Events & Catering, 17246 Van Wagoner Road, Spring Lake, MI

6:00 p.m. Social Time | 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Presentation

Topic:  TBA

Presenter: TBA

Sponsor: Astra Zeneca

Note: CME is not available for this meeting