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2016 ACOI Convention Syllabus

This includes all of the presentations that have been provided to us in advance.
We will post additional presentations as they are received.









Update on the Current Management of: Deep Vein Thrombosis; Carotid Artery Disease; Peripheral Arterial Disease
Robert M. Schainfeld, DO

DVT Science/Pseudoscience
Bruce Mintz, DO

Thrombophilias: Who to Test
Bruce Mintz, DO

Cardiology Late Breaking Clinical Trials
Martin C. Burke, DO, FACOI

Cardiology 101: What’s Real and What’s Bogus
Michael T. Broman, MD, PhD

Atherosclerosis: Omics to Future Clinical Challenges
Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACOI

Micro RNA vs DNA: Where Does the Science Lie?
Michael T. Broman, MD, PhD

Which Cardiomyopathies Are Best Evaluatedwith Genetic Testing and Why?
George G. Sokos, DO

Will Genotype or Phenotype Drive Cardiac Interventions?
Robert J. Chilton, DO, FACOI

Tests I Wish You’d Never Ordered     
Gerald W. Blackburn, DO, MACOI, Moderator
Robert L. DiGiovanni, DO, FACOI
Kevin P. Hubbard, DO, MACOI
Stephen J. Sokalski, DO, FACOI



MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI

Interactive and Specialist Care Across the Miles: eCare and it's Impact on Today's Health
Emily K. Hurst, DO, FACOI

Legal Issues in Practice Management In the New Health Care Environment               
Sheila M. Mints

Estate Planning Session
Sandy McNab, FAHP, CFRE

What's New in Obesity Treatment?
Louis J. Aronne, MD

Newer OACs in Chronic Kidney Disease and ESRD
Kevin E. Chan, MD

Renal Denervation and Hypertension
Walead Latif, DO

Metformin in Chronic Kidney Disease
Rizwan Moinuddin, DO

Breathing New Air Into the Treatment of COPD and Asthma
Timothy Barreiro, DO, FACOI

Zika Update
Kristina Angelo, DO (CDC)

Vaccines – Pseudo-Science of the Vaccine Doubters
MarkAlain Dery, DO, FACOI

Hodge-Podge of ID
Mia A. Taormina, DO, FACOI

Responding to Requests for Potentially Inappropriate Treatment in the Intensive Care Unit
Donald C. Kowalewski, DO, FACOI

Patients With Morbid Obesity as a Special Population in Critical Care
U. Inge Ferguson, DO, FACOI

Ethical Dilemmas with Vulnerable Populations
Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACOI
Weldon (Don) Havins, MD, JD

Physician Burnout
Robert G. Good, DO, FACOI

Unconcious Bias in Medicine
Jayne Kendall, MD, MBA, FACEP, CDE



Osteopathic Continuous Certification Update
Gary L. Slick, DO, MACOI

Approach to Your LGBT Patient
Mia A. Taorimina, DO, FACOI

Care Management Non Physician Practitioner Billing
Jill M. Young, CDC

New Screening Guidelines for Colon Cancer and Prostate Cancer
Amita Vasoya, DO, FACOI & Watson Ducatel, DO

Pulmonary Fibrosis
Kevin R. Flaherty, MD

E-Cigarettes: Pros/Con’s
Sara M. Kalkhoran, MD

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Amita Vasoya, DO, FACOI

Thomas F. Morley, DO, FACOI

Influencing Cardiovascular Risk With Antihyperglycemic Agents: Focus on SGLT2 Inhibitors and Incretin-Based Therapies
Jeffrey S. Freeman, DO, FACOI

DiGeorge Syndrome
Robert Hostoffer, DO, FACOI
Tina E. Abraham, DO

STAT Mutations
Robert Hostoffer, DO, FACOI
Monica Sandhu, DO

Alleviating Chronic Pain
Thomas Jan, DO

Medication Appropriateness for the Aging Population
Terrie B. Ginsberg, DO, FACOI

AGS 2015 Updating Beers Criteria
Ehab E. Tuppo, DO, FACOI



Women and Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
Kathleen Drinan, DO, FACOI

What’s New in Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Charlene A. LePane, DO, FACOI

Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Charlene A. LePane, DO, FACOI

Blood Pressure in the Elderly
Terrie B. Ginsberg, DO, FACOI

Update on DVT/PE Treatments
Timothy A. Barreiro, DO, FACOI

Prophylaxis vs Preemptive Treatment of Cytomegalovirus
Judith A. Lightfoot, DO, FACOI

Communicating to Optimize Adherence and Concordance
Donald S. Nelinson, PhD

Understanding the New Medicare Payment System
Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH

Update on Molecular Imaging in Dementia
Jonathan McConathy, MD, PhD

Nutrition in Medicine: Calories or Therapeutic Modality
Matthew Bectold, MD

Microbiome and Its Relation to Human Disease
Brittany Goss, DO, FACOI

Associated Risk of Cardiovascular Disease with Elevated Uric Acid
Keith A. Reich, DO, FACOI
Mark Vercel, DO

Exploring the New Landscape of HCV Therapy
Richard A. Manch MD, FAASLD, FACP, FACG

Thyroid Hormone Replacement
Louis C. Haenel, IV, DO, FACOI

Vitamin D – The Vitamin du Jour
Louis C. Haenel, III, DO, FACOI

Checking the Immune System in Cancer:What General Internists Need to Know
Michael B. Dabrow, DO, FACOI

Unproven Therapies in Prostate Cancer
Kenneth M. Simon, DO, FACOI



Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine Update for the Internist
Marianne M. Holler, DO, FACOI

Medication for the Terminal Patient Who Can’t Swallow
Annette T. Carron, DO, FACOI

Prognostication: Updated from the Literature
Marianne M. Holler, DO, FACOI