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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.

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

Contact us at charlene@osteopathicfoundation.org 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 charlene@osteopathicfoundation.org 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.

January 12, 2021

WMOA Primary Care Interface

via Zoom.

Please join us via Zoom.   In January, WMOA members will receive an invitation to register for the event. Non-members may remit $50 event fee on the WMOA page, after which an invitation to register will be provided.

Topics/Presenters:

Pulmonary Hypertension, Chad Link, DO

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis,  Joel Phillips, DO

6:00 pm  Log-in/Speaker Practice/Social time |  6:30-8:30 pm  Dinner & Presentations

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

April 13, 2021

WMOA Emergency Medicine Interface

via Zoom

Topics/Presenters:

Emergency Management of Atrial Fibrillation, Ryan Offman, DO

Opthalmic Emergencies, John Oltean, DO

6:15 pm  Log-in/Speaker Practice|  6:30-8:30 pm   Presentations

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

 

May 19, 2021

WMOA Spring Conference: Women’s Health

via Zoom

7:00 a.m. – 7:25 a.m.             Log-in/Speaker Practice

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

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.             An Osteopathic Approach to Pain in Pregnancy,  Benjamin J. Visger, DO                          

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.             Fibromyalgia, Robert Hylland, MD, FACR

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

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         OB/Gyn Update, Karissa Tryska, DO                                

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         Ovarian/Uterine Emergencies, William Deaton, DO

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

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.            Women’s Heart Health, Claire Duvernoy, MD

Registration will open in March 2021.

 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.