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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, 2022
  • $250 Annual Membership Renew/Join after April 15, 2022
  • $0 Honorary Member (Member for 25 years and >70 years old)

Click here to submit your 2022 Membership Renewal.

Conferences will be billed separately prior to each event at $200 for members, $$300 for non-members.

WMOA 2022 Spring Conference

Registration opens April 1, 2022 Please click here to register.  See Events page for conference details.

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.

December 14, 2021

December Sponsored Dinner Meeting

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

Topic:

Exploring the Benefits of BREZTRI: AstraZeneca’s Triple Therapy Treatment

Presenter: Kari Hill, NP, Mercy Health Pulmonology, Grand Rapids

Sponsor: Astra Zeneca

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

Note: CME is not available for this meeting

January 11, 2022

Winter Interface

Trillium Catering & Event Center, 17246 Van Wagoner Rd. , Spring Lake, MI

Topics/Presenters:      

Hand Surgery for the Generalist, Part II, Andrei Ostric, MD    

Gastroenterology, Lucas Watts, DO

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

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.  The MOA designates this program for a maximum of 2.0 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

February 8, 2022

February Dinner Meeting

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

Topic:  KRYSTEXXA: The First and Only Biologic for Uncontrolled Gout

Presenter: Dr. Sanjay Chabra, DO,  Director of Rheumatology,  Texas Arthritis Center, El Paso, TX                                                                                                 

Sponsor: Horizon Therapeutics

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

Note: CME is not available for this meeting

March 8, 2022

March Dinner Meeting

Trillium Catering and Event Center, 17246 Van Wagoner Rd. , Spring Lake, MI

Topic:  Advances in the Treatment of Psoriasis:  Skyrizi

Presenter: TBA

Sponsor: AbbVie

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

Note: CME is not available for this meeting

 

April 12, 2022

Spring Interface

Trillium Events & Catering, 17246 Van Wagoner Rd. , Spring Lake, MI

Topics/Presenters:

POCT Ultrasonography for Primary Care, Joseph Betcher, MD 

Chiari Malformations, Patrick Pavwoski, DO

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

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.  The MOA designates this program for a maximum of 2 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

May 18, 2022

WMOA Spring Conference

Trillium Catering and Event Center, 17246 Van Wagoner Rd. , Spring Lake, MI

7:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.             

Topics/Speakers:

 Welcome & Introductions  Benjamin J. Visger, DO, WMOA Leadership Committee Chair

Advanced Diagnosis & Management of Head Pain  Benjamin J. Visger, DO   

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June 14, 2022

June Dinner Meeting

Trillium Catering and Event Center, 17246 Van Wagoner Rd. , Spring Lake, MI

Topic:  TBA

Presenter: TBA

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

Sponsor: TBA