Total Credits: 3.5 AOA Category 1-A Credit(s), 3.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
Attendees will receive a total of 3.5 AOA Category 1-A CME & AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ credits for the "Midwest Osteopathic Annual Convention 2020 - Day 2 PM" on Friday, May 1, 2020.
CME Schedule of Events
Jared Nichols, DO & Chris Paynter, DO
2 - 2:45 pm (CST)
Preventive Lifestyle Medicine
Matthew Bechtold interviewing Ken Stewart, DO and S/D Chris Lane
2:45 - 3:30 pm (CST)
Update from the AOA
Ron Burns, AOA President
3:30 - 4 pm (CST)
Update from DMH
4 - 4:30 pm (CST)
Update from BNDD
4:30 - 5 pm (CST)
Update from MO Healthnet
Jessica Dresner, COO
5 - 5:30 pm (CST)
Jared W. Nichols, DO has been an active member of Kansas City University faculty for the last three years. He serves as the year two course director for the osteopathic skills classes. He is on the Board of Trustees for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons. His interests include osteopathic advocacy and promotion, which he demonstrates through advising the Joplin-KCU student MAOPS chapter.
Dr. Nichols earned his BA in Music, Percussion from Truman State University, Kirksville, MO. While attending A.T. Still University in Kirksville, MO he completed a teaching fellowship in anatomy and later earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Nichols completed his Family Medicine Residency at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, MO. While in residency he completed his certificate in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona. Dr. Nichols began moonlighting in rural critical access Emergency Rooms during residency and continues to serve as an ER physician through Docs Who Care. He completed his Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship at UNT-HSC TCOM/ Medical City Fort Worth in June 2018 and is board certified in FM & OMT as well as Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal medicine. He is active in research at KCU with multiple projects ranging from ultrasound education to regenerative medicine.
He discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of his presentation.
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Dr. Chris Paynter earned his medical degree from Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is board-certified in osteopathic and allopathic family medicine. He has served on the board and several committees for the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons and currently holds the position of President for the MAOPS Osage Valley District. Dr. Paynter also serves as President for the Missouri Society of American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, is a member of the American Osteopathic Association and American College of Osteopathic Physicians and is an adjunct faculty member for Lincoln University and Tipton High School. He discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of his presentation.
Dr. Stewart serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Primary Care at the Kansas City University – College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCU-COM) – Joplin Campus and as an attending physician in the department of emergency medicine at Ozark Community Hospital. He received his DO degree from Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Pomona, CA. He served as an Air Force Flight Surgeon during the 1990s. He has worked as an emergency medicine physician, in occupational medicine, and has served on the faculty of Michigan State University – COM as a clinical instructor in the department of internal medicine.
Dr. Burns is an American Osteopathic Board board-certified osteopathic family medicine physician in private practice in Orlando, Florida. He has served on the AOA Board of Trustees since 2007 and was inaugurated as the 2019-20 President of the AOA in July of 2019.
Active in organized medicine his entire career, Dr. Burns served as president of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association (FOMA) from 2004–2005 and provided leadership at the local level as a trustee of FOMA and FOMA District Society 3. He has been honored with the FOMA Physician of the Year award and the Distinguished Service award. In addition, he served for nine years on the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners, which assesses competencies for osteopathic medicine and related health care professions. Dr. Burns built an impressive career of service in the state of Florida by serving on the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, the Florida Health Information Infrastructure Board, the Florida Medicaid Formulary Study Panel and the Florida Pharmaceutical and Therapeutics Committee.
Dr. Burns graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He completed an internship at Doctors Hospital of Stark County in Massillon, Ohio, and completed residency at Florida Hospital East Orlando. In 2018, the Ohio Alumni Association Board of Directors presented Dr. Burns with the Medal of Merit for achieving distinction in his field.
Dr. Burns and his wife Janet have five children and reside in Winter Park, Florida. He has a long history of service in healthcare legislation, regulation, education and leadership at the national, state and local levels. He brings forth a strong directive for his year of service as AOA president: “Physician directed, physician led.” He discloses that he has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of his presentations.
Mark Stringer serves as Director of the Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH), where he is responsible for the overall operations of the department and its three divisions: Behavioral Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Administrative Services. He is a nationally certified counselor with over 35 years of experience in the substance use disorder and mental health fields. Mark serves as Immediate Past President of the board of directors of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD). He discloses no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of his presentation.
Michael Boeger is the Administrator and Bureau Chief of the Missouri Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration. He was formerly the lieutenant of investigations for a law enforcement agency and was an investigator for the Missouri Department of Labor’s Fraud Unit for three years. He is currently in his 22nd year with BNDD and has been the administrator for the bureau for the past 11 years.
Michael has published the educational handouts on the bureau’s website, and he has served on 5 separate Governor’s Task Forces. He has promulgated regulations for the bureau and assisted in drafting legislation that has been enacted by five governors. He is also assigned to the department’s emergency response center during declared states of emergency.
Michael served as the Chairman for the Task Force on Misuse, Abuse and Diversion of Prescription Drugs. He is a member of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators and the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities. He has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of his presentation.
Jessica has worked in public service for over 26 years. She began her career as a patrol officer before moving into Social Services. Since 2017 she has served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Missouri Department of Social Services, MO Healthnet Division. She is responsible for promoting the departments mission as well as transformational goals and projects. Ms. Dresner holds a Master of Education in Counseling from Stephens College and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Columbia College. She discloses that she has no relevant financial relationships with any organization producing, marketing, reselling or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients relative to the content of her presentation.
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