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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?  Download the membership application.

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.

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

Contact us at with questions, or to register to attend a dinner meeting.

2021 Renewal & Joining information coming soon!

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

WMOA Events

Monthly dinner meetings are open to WMOA members only.  Non-members are welcome to attend Spring and Fall conferences with advance registration.  All attendees must RSVP to for each event.

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.

October 21, 2020

WMOA Fall Conference – October 21, 2020

Virtual via Zoom

Click here to view the conference brochure:

WMOA_Fall Conference_Wednesday, October 21, 2020

7:00 – 7:25 am  Log In/Coffee & Conversation

7:25 – 7:30 am  Welcome & Introduction       Ben Visger, DO, WMOA Chair

7:30 – 8:30 am  Getting a Clue: Diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis       Patrick Pavwoski, DO

8:30 – 9:30 am  Resistant Hypertension: Detection, Evaluation and Management          Eric Walchak, DO, FSCAI, FACC, FACOI

9:30 – 10:00 am Break

10:00 – 11:00 am Acne Across the Years: Pediatric, Adolescent, and Adult Presentations and Treatment   Rachel Laarman, MD

11:00 am – 12:00 pm Serology, Serology, Serology: The Lifeblood of Rheumatology         Robert Hylland, MD, FACR

12:00 – 12:30 pm  Lunch Break  (Half-Day Conference adjourned)

12:30 – 1:30 pm    Cancer Survivorship for the Primary Care Office      Jenn LaVigne, MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, OCN, CCD*

1:30- 2:30 pm       The Muskegon COVID-19 Experience: Navigating Through the Pandemic          Daniela Pellegrini, MD

2:30 – 3:30 pm      Advanced Diagnosis and Management of Shoulder Pain         Benjamin J. Visger, DO

3:30 – 4:30 PM     Multiple Myeloma      Erin Pettijohn, MD

*Collaborating Speaker with Erin Pettijohn, MD


The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Michigan Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 8.0 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.

An additional 1.0 AOA Category 1-A credits will be granted upon completion of the Outcomes Measurement Survey which will be administered via SurveyMonkey in November.



November 10, 2020

November Dinner Meeting

Trillium Events Center

Women’s Health Interface

Breast Cancer Update, Katie Alguire, MD

Female Athlete Triad, Tyler Voss, DO

6:00 p.m. social time | 6:30 p.m. dinner & presentation

2 AOA Category 1-A CME Credits

December 8, 2020

December Sponsored Dinner Meeting

Trillium Events Center

December Dinner Meeting

Topic & Speaker: To Be Determined

6:00 p.m. social time | 6:30 p.m. dinner & presentation

Sponsor: Novonordisk