Convocation Information:

View all the recorded sessions for 2021 Convocation. Earn up to 34 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credit.

Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) were not intended to be relegated only to a specialty niche, but practiced by all physicians who are willing to learn and apply these principles. Every physician can easily incorporate the philosophy and principles of osteopathic medicine into patient care.

This convocation will showcase physicians from various medical specialties and demonstrate their approach to utilizing osteopathic manipulative medicine and treatment in patient care. 

Dermatology, neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, radiology, sports medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology are just a few of the specialties that will be represented in this year’s presentations and workshops. 

Each physician will discuss how they incorporate the philosophy of OMM into their practice. Workshops will be focused on OMT techniques they incorporate into their busy practices.

View the 2021 Convocation program.

Occurs from 08:00 AM on 3/17/2021 until 12:00 PM on 3/21/2024

Saturday morning lectures

Session Details

Occurs on 3/20/2021 from 09:00 AM until 01:00 PM

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Course Description

9:00-10:00 a.m. CDT   "OMM and the Dentist," David N. Grimshaw, DO: Effective collaboration between Dentists and OMM Physicians is an underutilized resource for patients of all ages. This talk will emphasize the cranial concept but will also encompass the postural structural model for problems also encountered by dentists. Content will include essentials for optimal craniofacial development and function affecting airway, speech, latch and swallow, sinus and otologic function, occlusion, and TMJ function. I will share ways I have succeeded in effectively communicating and collaborating with dentists about the work we do as Osteopaths so that our patients can be better served.

10:00-11:00 a.m. CDT    "OMM and PM&R," José S. Figueroa, DO, FAOCPMR, FAAPMR

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. CDT   "Ouabain: Not Your Father’s Digitalis," James C. Roberts, MD, FACC, FAARFM

12:00-1:00 p.m. CDT      Harold A. Blood, DO, FAAO, Memorial Lecture, Michael A. Seffinger, DO, FAAFP

David N. Grimshaw, DO, began clinical practice in 1988 after training in Family Practice and a Fellowship in OMM in the Dept. of PM & R at MSU-COM. He practiced Family Medicine and Obstetrics with OMM for 7 years, then 2 years of Emergency Medicine in Rural Georgia, after which he has specialized in OMM. Over the past 12 years, he has incorporated a more Integrated Approach using Functional Medicine Principles and Lifestyle Education in addition to OMM and Exercise Prescription. He is Certified in Family Medicine and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, has a Certificate of Competency from the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and is a Certified Yoga Instructor. He has practiced in Michigan, Georgia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania in a variety of settings: Rural ERs, Federal Community Health Center, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Medicine, OMM Faculty at MSU, and Private Practice. He currently resides and practices in Lansing, Ml, caring for patients of all ages.

José S. Figueroa, DO, FAOCPMR, FAAPMR, is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) (Diplomate AOBPM&R) and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. He joined Des Moines University in 2002 as a clinician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and an Assistant Professor in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Department. Dr. Figueroa earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in Ames, and a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree with an OMM Fellowship from the now Des Moines University. He completed his residency training and a Specialty Faculty Development Fellowship at Michigan State University. He has served as a physician in the US Army as a PM&R Specialist and Assistant Chief of the Physical Medicine Service while attaining the rank of Major at Madigan Army Medical Center in Fort Lewis, Washington. Dr. Figueroa is a member of the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of Osteopathy, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

James Roberts, MS, has been practicing integrative cardiology for 35 years and is currently Medical Director of Comprehensive Heart Care and the EECP Center of Northwest Ohio. His interests lie in cardiovascular biology and in the integrative approach to the patient with recurrent or inoperable coronary disease. Dr. Roberts is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology. Dr. Roberts is married to Cynthia Millen, a teacher and author of poetry books for children.

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