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WELCOME TO KCU 2023 HOMECOMING
Kansas City University (KCU) has put together an outstanding Continuing Medical Education (CME) program for its 2023 Homecoming. The sessions include topics that are current, relevant, and important to physicians and medical professionals. The presenters feature some new faces as well as popular, seasoned conference speakers. All will be providing updates in medicine.
The conference will take place live, in-person on the KCU Kansas City campus September 21, 2023, through September 23, 2023. The conference will be available virtually for those who cannot attend in-person. Also, the conference presentations will be recorded, and available on-demand starting September 28, and available until October 31, 2023.
1750 Independence Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64106
Parking and Directions
Attendees will park in lot G. Maps and Directions
Attendees can book a room at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown for a special event rate. Please click here to book your stay with the Hotel. Speakers will need to also book a room, and one-night stay will be direct billed to KCU.
Shuttle Service to Campus
There will be a shuttle from the Kansas City Marriott Downtown to Kansas City University on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Shuttle times will be published and communicated closer to the event.
Alumni Awards Dinner
KCU Alumni attending in-person are also invited to attend the Alumni Awards Dinner held on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at the KCU Campus in the CMEI building in the OMM Lab & Skyline Terrace. Alumni can bring guests to the dinner. When registering, please make sure to select the appropriate registration type and number of guests.
KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) Alumni who graduated in a year ending in a “3” or “8” are invited to attend the Class Reunion Dinner on Friday, September 22, 2023 at the Historic Barney Allis Lobby located in the Muehlbach Hotel attached to the Kansas City Marriott Downtown. KCU COM Alumni who graduated in a year ending in a “3” or “8” can bring one guest to the dinner. When registering, please make sure to select the appropriate registration type and number of guests.
How to Register
The event has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and American Osteopathic Association (AOA) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and Kansas City University (KCU). MAOPS is accredited by the AOA and ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA (Allopathic) Credit Designation
MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
MAOPS designates this activity for a maximum of 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the in-person or online activity.
AOA (Osteopathic) Credit Designation
MAOPS is accredited by the AOA to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 20.25 AOA Category 1-A CME Credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this in-person or online activity.
ADA (Dental) Credit Designation
KCU College of Dental Medicine is an American Dental Association (ADA) Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) recognized provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual activities or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Specific sessions held throughout the event, for a max of 14.00 credits are available to dental professionals for ADA CE credits.
Greater Kansas City Psychological Association is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Greater Kansas City Psychological Association (GKCPA) maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
Specific sessions held on Saturday, September 23, 2023, for a max of 6.00 credits are available to psychologists for APA CE Credits. Credits will be provided to in-person attendees on Saturday, September 23, 2023 through GKCPA’s Fall Conference. No APA credits will be available for on online participation.
The KCU CME Committee members serve as the CME Planning Committee for this conference. Membership of the committee includes faculty and staff from KCU and may include physicians from local communities. Members of the committee are listed on the KCU CME webpage at https://www.kansascity.edu/programs/continuing-medical-education.
Each of the members of the Conference Planning Committee disclose that the relevant parties have no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this program or presentation, including no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests relative to the content of this program. Speaker disclosures are included within each bio, and will also be shown at the beginning of each presentation.
All grievances should be in writing and specify the nature of the grievance. Initially, a grievance should be directed to the KCU Continuing Medical Education Director, who will then forward said grievance to the CME Committee. Grievances should be addressed to the KCU CME Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. All grievances will receive an initial response from KCU within 30 days of receipt. KCU will resolve the grievance, if possible.
If the DO or MD participant does not receive a satisfactory response from KCU, they can then submit the grievance in writing to the KCU’s accredited sponsor, the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS). Grievances should be addressed to the MAOPS Executive Director at 1423 Randy Lane, Jefferson City, MO 65101. All grievances will receive a response from MAOPS in writing within 30 days of receipt. MAOPS will resolve the grievance, if possible.
If the DO or MD participant does not receive a satisfactory response from MAOPS, they can then submit the grievance in writing to the Council on Continuing Medical Education of the AOA at 142 E Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611.
KCU’s online registration accepts credit card payments to cover food costs for the in-person event and a registration fee for non-KCU Alumni. Once you register, you will receive an email receipt for credit card payments. If you are unable to complete your registration online, please contact the KCU CME office at email@example.com.
Cancellation requests must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Reimbursements for cancellations will be made according to the following schedule regardless of when your registration was received.
Cancellation on or before September 1, 2023 – $25 cancellation fee
Cancellation from September 2, 2023 to September 20, 2023 –$50 cancellation fee
Cancellation on or after September 21, 2023 – No refund
Photos and video recordings may be taken during the Conference. By registering, you agree to having any photos or video footage of your likeness used in future digital and print publications and marketing materials, or for any other lawful purpose, without financial compensation or royalties.
Giving to KCU
KCU relies on the generosity of alumni, friends, and our community to support our programs and students. For those that want to give now, you can do so through the link: https://community.kansascity.edu/reunion23
Attendee completed this session worth 19.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Credits.
This program is designated for a maximum of 20.25 AOA Category 1-A credits and MAOPS will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the attendee's participation in this activity.
Dennis M. Abbott, DDS, received his dental degree from the Baylor College of Dentistry and advanced training in periodontics, immunology and microbiology at the University of Buffalo. He has greater than 25 years’ experience in delivering direct patient care. Dr. Abbott’s expertise is the link between oral health and systemic health, and he is passionate about developing and delivering the optimal oral health care to individuals battling cancer. Most recently, he has focused on the benefits realized from orally delivered antioxidants on medication- and radiation-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. As the Director, Pre-Doctoral Curriculum and Integrated Learning and Assistant Professor, College of Dental Medicine, Dr. Abbott is also interested in optimizing learning strategies for the predoctoral learner in dental education and the advantages of an integrated dental curriculum.
Dennis M. Abbott, DDS, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Abbott can be reached at email@example.com or 417-208-0790.
Dr. Margaret Aguwa completed her medical degree at Kansas City University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1973. After her internship at Tri-County Hospital in Philadelphia, she did a year of surgical residency in New York before joining a Family Practice group in Queens, NY. In1976, she accepted a faculty position at Michigan State University in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the College of Osteopathic Medicine. She attained full Professorship in 1991 and eventually became Chairperson of the Dept. in 2000. She was named Associate Dean for Community Outreach and Clinical Research in 2005. Over the years of her service at MSU, she held various positions including: Chairperson, University Medical Credentials and Privileges Committee; Director, Medical Internship Training; Faculty Excellence Advocate, representing the College of Osteopathic Medicine; Director, Departmental Clinical Enterprise; Deputy Medical Examiner, Ingham County Health Department; and also served as a US Civil Surgeon.
In 1992, Dr. Aguwa produced an instructional video-tape on Breast Self-examination. The video-tape titled “Breast Self-examination: A Touch of life” received a Merit Award from the American Cancer Society.
In 2000, Dr. Aguwa founded the OsteoCHAMPS program as a health career pipeline for high school students from communities of need in Michigan. Dr. Aguwa was honored by the Detroit News Board of Directors as a Michiganian of the Year 2007.
Dr. Aguwa is board certified in: Family Medicine; Public Health and Preventive Medicine, and has diplomate certificates in Health Policy (AOA) and Academic Medicine Leadership (Costin Institute). She is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Retired from MSU in 2014 after 37 years of service, Dr. Aguwa authored numerous articles and book chapters; served on the editorial boards of the British Medical Journal-USA and The Johns Hopkins University Journal for Advances in Medicine. She was a member of the Advisory Committee to the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services and helped to write the seminal principles on the training of primary care physicians and dentists throughout the United States. The “Dr. Margaret Aguwa Endowed Scholarship” at MSU helps support deserving MSUCOM students in financial need.
From 2014 till 2017, she served as the Medical Director for the Senior Community Care of Michigan, a PACE program in the Lansing community.
Married to Okechukwu Aguwa, PhD, Dr. Aguwa is a proud mother of two surviving sons and is Gigi to her 5 year old grandson, Dominick.
Margaret I. Aguwa, BA, DO, MPH, FACOFP, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Aguwa can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-881-7212.
Natalie Alexander, DO, is board certified in family medicine. Her professional interests include women’s health, family planning, LGBTQ+ health and bioethics.
Compassionate and understanding, she embraces a collaborative approach to caring for her patients in order to meet her patients’ goals. She believes it is her job to listen to patients, evaluate their situation and provide the best advice she can based on sound medical evidence.
With a background in ethics, including a related master’s degree from Kansas City University and participation on the Cone Health ethics committee, she believes it is beneficial to have an academic understanding plus real world experience when it comes to tackling ethical situations in a compassionate manner. She is particularly interested in issues around reproductive/sexual health and end of life care.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, camping and horseback riding.
Natalie Alexander, DO, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Alexander can be reached at Natalie.email@example.com.
Retired from KCMO after 23 years as Director of Health for the City of Kansas City, Missouri. He was responsible for safeguarding the public health of nearly half a million residents and a daytime population of almost one million. He presently serves as Chair of the international Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) and as a member of the Past President Council of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
Dr. Archer has served on numerous national committees involved with public health including most recently the Council of Linkages between Academia and Public Health Practice, Public Health Foundation.
Under Dr. Archer’s leadership, the Kansas City, Missouri, Health Department is, to date, the only health department in the country to win NACCHO’s Local Health Department of the Year award more than once! They are also one of a handful to have earned both PHAB national reaccreditation, and to have led their community to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of Health Prize.
Dr. Archer completed his medical degree at the University of Kansas and his General Preventive Medicine Public Health Residency and Master’s in Public Health degree at the University of Michigan. He is recognized as a Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar by UCLA/CDC. He has served as Physician in Charge of Employee Health Programs for the Ford Motor Company and has held local and state public health positions in Maryland.
Dr. Archer was the recipient of the 2013 Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize for Creative Local Public Health Work. The award is the top honor given annually to a local health director by the more than 25,000 members of the American Public Health Association.
In July of 2018, Dr. Archer received NACCHO’s Maurice “Mo” Mullet Lifetime of Service Award for noteworthy service to NACCHO that has reflected the commitment, vigor, and leadership exemplified by Mo Mullet’s distinguished career.
Rex D. Archer, MD, MPH,, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Archer can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amy Beck, PhD, is a Professor of Pediatrics with the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and a Pediatric Psychologist in the Weight Management Program at the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Her professional interests include health equity, weight bias/stigma, and the clinical implementation of yoga (she became a registered yoga teacher in 2016). At Children’s Mercy, Dr. Beck works with the Office of Equity and Diversity and is a Health Equity Advisor to her Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health and a DEI Champion with the Department of Pediatrics. At the state and national levels, she is involved with the Missouri Psychological Association as the Diversity Board Chair and Advocacy Board Chair, American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, Society of Pediatric Psychology as the Division Advocacy Partner with APA, and the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Beck 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 this presentation.
Dr. Beck can be reached at email@example.com.
Wendi Born, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and an Assistant Director of the Family Medicine Clerkship. She has been a member of the faculty since 2010. She earned her PhD in Clinical Psychology from Northwestern University. Her postdoctoral training is in clinical health psychology, which includes palliative care. Her teaching seeks to raise awareness of social determinants of health, recognize and counteract bias, and encourage the practice of patient-centered care. Her current career goal is to provide and teach integrated primary care in inter-professional teams involving learners at all levels. Her clinical approach is primarily Cognitive Behavioral, supplemented with interventions that facilitate adaptive change by honoring the whole person. In both her teaching and her clinical work, she endorses an approach of self-acceptance and values-based decision-making.
He graduated from medical school at the Oklahoma State University Center of Health Sciences in Tulsa, Okla. His undergraduate work was completed at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. He also spent time at Northwestern Oklahoma State University, where he played football for the Rangers. He enjoys and is skilled in all aspects of orthopedics, including anterior approach total hip replacements.
Dr. Cornett is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and is an assistant professor of surgery with the.
Athletics have always played an integral role in his life. In high school, he was the quarterback for a state championship football team. In his spare time, he roots for his beloved Sooners, golfs, travels and enjoys spending time with his family. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two children.
Alan Cornett, DO, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Cornett can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-459-7500.
Dr. W. Joshua Cox is the Executive Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) and Vice Provost for Medical Affairs at Kansas City University (KCU). He began his career as a family physician for the U.S. Army and in 2006 joined the KCU faculty. During his tenure at the university, he has served in a number of capacities, including Professor of Family Medicine, Chair of Primary Care, Associate Dean of Clinical Education, COM Campus Dean for Kansas City, and interim Director of campus health and well-being. He has also organized and participated in numerous KCU global health outreach trips to Kenya, Dominican Republic, and India. Additionally, he has served as a supervising physician for the Score One for Health program.
Dr. Cox earned a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from KCU-COM, and is residency trained and board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment. He is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and in 2019 was awarded the Osteopathic Family Medicine Educator of the Year Award. Dr. Cox is a national faculty member for both the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners and the American Academy of Family Physicians, and has given numerous invited presentations nationally and internationally. He received the Army Commendation Medal for his services in Family Practice and has received other awards such as the Ingram’s magazine Heroes in Healthcare Award in 2017, and in 2022 both the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons Medallion Award, and the KC Business Journal-20 Healthcare professionals to know.
He has served on numerous professional boards and committees, a few examples include the Guadalupe Center Inc. Board, AACOM Board of Deans, Board of Directors of DOCARE International, Missouri Society of the ACOFP Board of Governors, the American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP) Commission on Education, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) Congress of Delegates, and multiple National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners Standard Setting Committees.
Jayme Decker, DO, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Decker can be reached at jdecker@kansascity.
Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACR, FACOI, MACP, FRCP, received his DO from The Kansas City College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1973. He completed his rotating internship and 1st year of Internal Medicine residency at Green Cross General Hospital and completed his Internal Medicine residency at The Brooklyn Veterans Administration Hospital. He was the 1st DO to be accepted and to complete a Rheumatology Fellowship at State University of New York & Downstate Medical Center where he remained as a Faculty Member. He subsequently relocated to the University of North Texas Health Science Center as a Faculty Member rising to Associate Professor and Dean/VP of Student Services. He continued to practice Rheumatology at there. He relocated to Las Vegas, Nevada and had the honor of being the Founding Dean of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, the President of the Clark County Medical Society and Nevada State Medical Association, the 1st practicing physician in Nevada to be awarded the prestigious Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP) and, Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) while continuing to practice Rheumatology. He subsequently became Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at the UNLV School of Medicine, where he is currently the Program Director of the Rheumatology Fellowship Program tasked with applying for approval of the 1st Rheumatology Fellowship in the State of Nevada and June 2023 became the President of the Clark County Medical Society for the 2nd time.
Mitchell D. Forman, DO, FACR, FACOI, MACP, FRCP, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Forman can be reached at email@example.com or 702-354-6234.
Dr. Mark Gendi is a KCU alumni who graduated in 2019, and is currently a 5th year resident in the KCU/HCA Orthopedic Surgery Residency program.
Mark Gendi, DO, 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 this presentation.
Sharon M. Gordon, DDS, MPH, PhD, earned her dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and completed a two-year hospital-based residency program at the Medical Center Hospital in San Antonio prior to joining the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Over her 13-year tenure at NIH, she provided dental care for medically complex patients in NIH’s Clinical Center and earned an MPH in Epidemiology and PhD in Clinical Investigation, both from Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Gordon’s expertise centers on the mechanisms of pain and analgesia, with an emphasis on clinical and population-based research. Over the past several years her work has evolved to focus on the evidential basis of pain management highlighting diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic facial pain. Most recently, Dr. Gordon served as a contributor to the most recent Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health and the development of the national Clinical Practice Guidelines for Acute Dental Pain, supported by the American Dental Association and the Food and Drug Administration.
Sharon M. Gordon, DDS, MPH, PhD, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Gordon can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH, received his MD from Tufts University School of Medicine, and he completed Internal Medicine residency at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard Medical School. He received his MPH from Brown University. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of Primary Care at KCU, where he teaches clinical skills to 1st and 2nd year medical students and is involved in expanding public health training within the medical school. He is the Chief Medical Officer of the Kansas City, MO Health Department (KCHD), where he provides strategic leadership for KCHD’s clinical programs and serves as a key member of the leadership team. He maintains an active clinical practice at the KC CARE Health Center; his clinical work includes primary care, HIV care, and care for patients with substance use disorders.
Benjamin Grin, MD, MPH 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 this presentation.
Dr. Grin can be reached at email@example.com.
Marc B. Hahn, DO, was appointed the 14th president and CEO of Kansas City University (KCU) in July 2013. He previously served as the University’s executive vice president, provost and dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM). Founded in 1916, KCU is the home of two medical school locations (KC and Joplin, MO) and a graduate school with multiple science and health professions programs.
Previously, Dr. Hahn served as senior vice president and dean for the University of New England, as well as the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He was chief of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care and professor of Anesthesiology at the Penn State College of Medicine, where he served as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance.
Dr. Hahn earned a BS in Biology from Syracuse University and a DO from Des Moines University. He completed an anesthesiology residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a fellowship in pain management at National Institutes of Health and Georgetown University. He held the position of chief of pain management at Walter Reed and the Uniformed Services University. While in the Army, he served as anesthesiologist for Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
Notably in the past, Dr. Hahn was the president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine; chair of the Board of Deans for the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and co-chair for the Blue-Ribbon Commission for the Advancement of Osteopathic Medical Education; Medicaid commission member to the Governor of Texas; planning member for National Academy of Medicine Report on Graduate Medical Education and trustee for Rockhurst University. He is currently a member of the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City; serves on the board of directors for the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and the Kansas City Area Development Council and is a Trustee of MRIGlobal (Midwest Research Institute).
Dr. Sarah Hampl is board certified in Pediatrics and Obesity Medicine and is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of MO-Kansas City School of Medicine. She provides clinical care and is the Director of Advocacy initiatives at the Center for Children’s Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition, a partnership between Children’s Mercy and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She leads federally funded research on family-based behavioral treatment in primary care and patient attrition from obesity treatment. Dr. Hampl was the chair of the writing committee for the AAP’s clinical practice guideline on childhood obesity.
Dr. Hampl, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Hampl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-234-9231.
Ronald Holt, DO, is a board-certified psychiatrist, author, and national speaker. For over two decades, Holt has been a relentless advocate and educator on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues and civil rights. In 2008, Holt expanded his presentations nationally to include LGBTQ+ healthcare, the consequences of bullying, and suicide risk reduction. He has presented to hundreds of audiences, including physician audiences, on how to provide culturally competent care to the LGBTQ+ community.
Holt, along with his husband, William Huggett, MD, have published a self-help book and supportive coloring books for the LGBTQ+ community.
He has received several awards across the country for his community service and commitment to diversity. In the late 2000s, Holt received his previous employer’s David Lawrence community service award and RJ Erickson diversity achievement award, making him the first physician within Kaiser Permanente to receive both awards in the individual category.
In 2022, he was elevated to Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and graduated from SFSU with a MA degree in Sexuality.
His master’s thesis was original research entitled, “The Impact of Rural Geography on Sexual Identity.” In addition to being a KCU Adjunct Assistant Professor, Holt currently practices as a student health physician at San Francisco State University.
Ronald Holt, DO, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Holt can be reached at email@example.com.
Alex Hopkins, M.Ed., is the Executive Director of Alumni Engagement at Kansas City University. He has been with Kansas City University for five years, and has a demonstrated history of working in the higher education industry. He is skilled in Nonprofit Organizations, Budgeting, Sales, Event Management, and Volunteer Management. He has a Master's degree focused in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration from University of Missouri-Columbia.
He completed medical school at Oklahoma State University Center of Health Sciences in 2007. His undergraduate work was performed at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.
Growing up, Dr. Justice was a multi-sport athlete, excelling in baseball, basketball and football. He continued his athletic career at Northeastern State University, where he played football for the NCAA Division II Redmen. He was a part of two conference championship teams, including one which made a run to the national semifinals in 1999.
During this time, he developed an interest in the treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries. He has carried these interests into his practice today, where he focuses on problems that affect athletes and workers alike. He specializes in arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and ankle, but is also skilled in total joint replacements (including anterior approach total hip replacements) and fractures of the extremities.
In his spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, traveling and spending time with his family. He and his wife, Shannan, have three children.
Dr. Justice 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 this presentation.
Dr. Justice can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-276-7636.
Dr. Carol Kirila is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician who graduated from KCU College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed a rotating internship in Jefferson City, Missouri followed by her Internal Medicine residency with the UMKC School of Medicine at St. Luke's Hospital and Truman Medical Center. She is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists. Dr. Kirila is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the Department of Primary Care at KCU in the College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also serves as the Chair of the Medical Advisory Board for the National Kidney Foundation of Western Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma and is a member of the NKF Health Equity Committee.
Dr. Kirila 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 this presentation.
She can be reached at email@example.com or at 816.654.7394
Dr. Larry Long has a PhD from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in Counseling Psychology. He serves as director of Kansas University Medical Center Counseling & Educational Support Services, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Director of UKHS Professional Well-Being Center, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry. For more than two decades, Dr. Long has treated health science trainees and professionals.
Dr. Long 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 this presentation.
Dr. Long can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr. Orth is a graduate of KCU, and has been in practice 29 years within the Kansas City Metro. He is one of 12 surgeons within Orthopedic Surgeons Inc. (OSI) and practices general orthopedics. He is the Program Director of Orthopaedics with KCU/ HCA Health Care Kansas City. He is active in the orthopaedic surgery community, being a fellow of and serving as the secretary treasurer of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO). He also chairs the Program Director Section of the AOAO, and has served as a member of ACGME Orthopaedic Milestones 2.0 committee.
His practice of general orthopaedic surgery affords him excellent exposure to all areas of this field. He utilizes his skills to teach students, orthopaedic residents, family medicine residents, and family medicine sports medicine fellows how to be comfortable and knowledgeable in this field. It is a pleasure being able to help patients, students, residents and fellows to reach their potential, and continuing to make our profession stronger with knowledge and compassion for others.
Dr. Orth 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 this presentation.
Dr. Orth can be reached at email@example.com.
Kent Douglas McIntire, DO, FAOCO, is a board-certified otolaryngologist and head and neck surgeon with three decades of experience in the medical field, who has served as a partner physician with Freeman Ear, Nose, and Throat Center for 22 years.
Dr. McIntire holds particular expertise in facial trauma surgery, cancers of the head, neck, and face, skin cancer, and thyroid and salivary gland tumors in his practice. He also performs surgical procedures to treat sleep apnea, sinus disorders, and other general ENT surgeries. Alongside his clinical work, Dr. McIntire is also part of the Kansas City University teaching faculty, where he trains and mentors medical residents and serves as the ENT Residency Training Program.
In pursuit of his education, Dr. McIntire obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Mid-American Nazarene University. He received his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, MO. Following medical school, he completed his residency in Otolaryngology with Freeman Health System. To further his training, Dr. McIntire completed a Fellowship in Head and Neck Surgery at Buffalo General Hospital. The doctor is board certified in otolaryngology, head and neck surgery, facial reconstruction, and plastic surgery through the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
Among his noteworthy recognitions, Dr. McIntire received the Top Doctor Award by Missouri Life Magazine in 2021, and recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Trusted Surgeon for his outstanding career in Otolaryngology and in acknowledgment of his accomplishments with Freeman Ear, Nose, and Throat Center in 2022.
Dr. McIntire 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.
Mary Jo Martin, MD, MT (ASCP), is an assistant professor at KCU on the Joplin campus in the Department of Pathology & Anatomical Sciences. She is one of the original faculty hired for the opening of the Joplin campus. She has been teaching medical students and residents for 20 years.
Dr Martin obtained her BS in medical technology from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown WV, and was employed as a medical technologist for 9 years. She obtained her MD at Marshall University School of Medicine in Huntington WV. Dr Martin completed her residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, fellowship in Legal Medicine (Forensic Pathology), and fellowship in Neuropathology at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond VA. She was employed as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Pathology department at VCU and was a Medical Examiner in the Central District of Virginia. Dr Martin was an assistant professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk VA before joining KCU.
Dr. Martin 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 this presentation.
She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 417-208-0652.
Thomas Randoll, DO, is a 2005 Kansas City University (KCU) College of Osteopathic Medicine graduate. He was born and raised in Florissant, Missouri, and went to College at Central Methodist University, where he played collegiate soccer, graduating in 2001 before attending KCU. After graduation from KCU, he completed an Internal Medicine residency at Mizzou, where he met his wife, Lesley, who was an RN then. After completing his residency, he worked full-time at Harry S Trauma VA Hospital from 2008 to 2019 as an academic hospitalist/primary care physician in the ER.
In 2019, he transferred to Orlando VA Medical Center to a full-time academic primary care physician position with the University of Central Florida Internal Medicine residency. He continues to be on the board with the Central Missouri Honor Flight as medical director, taking veterans to see their memorials in Washington, DC, since 2009.
Dr. Randoll currently serves as the KCU Alumni Association Board of Directors President. He has three boys, and in his free time, he coaches the boys’ soccer and baseball teams and enjoys offshore fishing with his wife. Dr. Randoll and his wife enjoy golf, watching Cardinal baseball, Blues hockey, Chiefs football, and Mizzou sports.
Robert Rogers, MA, PhD, starting working as an Assistant Professor and OMS-1 Phase Director at Kansas City University six years ago. Currently, he is the Assistant Dean of Curriculum & Associate Professor of Physiology at Kansas City University.
Dr. Rogers is an exercise physiologist that researches molecular mechanisms that are involved in the beneficial adaptations to exercise training. His work has a special emphasis on type 2 diabetes and insulin signaling including the influence of inflammatory and anti-inflammatory molecules on the insulin signaling network. Recently, his work has expanded to investigate the influence of exercise on stress and inflammation, specifically on salivary biomarkers of stress in type 2 diabetics.
Dr. Rogers 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.
Contact: email@example.com or 816-810-2015.
Margo A. Shepard, MBA, CCP, CIMA, has over 40 years of financial industry experience. She provides direct consultation and advice to individuals and Not for Profit Associations, Foundations and Endowments on strategic asset allocation, investment strategy and wealth and estate planning. Barron's recognized Margo as one of the Top 100 Women Advisors in the country in 2006. Margo has also been named one of the Forbes Best-In-State Wealth Advisors in Kansas from 2018 to 2023.
Margo is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School and received her MBA from the University of Kansas. Quite the Basketball pedigree! She completed post graduate work at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, earning the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA ©). She also holds the CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER ™ designation.
Margo has been highly active in the community. She currently serves on the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School Advisory Committee, the University of Kansas Business School Dean's Advisory Board, and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph Finance Council and investment Committee and Catholic Charities Planned Gift Council.
Her previous board experience includes William Jewell College Board of Trustees, Children's Mercy Hospital Planned Giving Council-Chair, Notre Dame de Sion Board Chair, Cristo Rey High School board, the Endowment Trust Fund for Catholic Education, The Rehabilitation Institute Foundation board, and the Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri board.
On a personal note, Margo is the daughter of an Osteopathic physician and worked in his office during school breaks. She is the mother of three adult children and is married to her husband, Mike, and recently celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. She is an avid reader, golfer and cyclist.
Margo 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 his presentation.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; (913) 267-7140 or (816) 519-1021
Dr. Amy Sickel obtained her Doctorate of Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles, California. Her dissertation focused on developing an intervention for children in foster care to improve the parent-child relationship during their visit with their biological parents. Her pre-doctoral internship was completed at The Guidance Center in Long Beach, California, and she returned to Kansas City, Missouri, for her post-doctoral position at University Health’s Lakewood Counseling Center. She provided therapy and psychological testing to children, adolescents, and their families. Part of her post-doc included serving at Lakewood Hospital’s Long-term care unit serving adults with cognitive deficits. Dr. Sickel then began as an adjunct instructor for Kansas City University in 2017 when the program. She has taught Lifespan Development for Infants through Older Adults. She currently serves as an Associate Professor and the Director of Clinical Training for the Health Service Psychology program, where she is committed to developing psychologists who become future colleagues.
Amy Sickel, Psy.D., 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 this presentation.
A third generation Osteopathic Physician, Dr. Treffer earned his DO degree from KCU-COM in 1987 and completed a Rotating Internship at University Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri in 1988. He is board certified in Osteopathic Family Practice by the AOBACOFP and Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine by the AOBNMM/OMM. He earned his Fellow award from the ACOFP in 2013. He has served as full time OMM faculty for 28 years as of July 20, 2020 and has helped train over 5500 Osteopathic Physicians at KCU. He is the Chair of the Department of OMM for KCU-COM (KC and Joplin Campuses). He maintains a Specialty Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine practice here in Kansas City at the KC Care Health Care Center. He authored a chapter in Waldman Pain Management Textbook on the Osteopathic Approach to the Chronic Pain Patient, editions 1 and 2. He is a member of AACOM’s Educational Council on Osteopathic Principles since 1992 and served as the Chair of the Council from 2011 to 2015. He has given numerous lectures and workshops covering multiple OMM topics on a local, regional and national level. He was inducted into the inaugural class of the Mentor Hall of Fame for the AOA. He received the 2002 Family Physician of the Year award from the Missouri Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and was the 2018 KCU-COM Alumnus of the year.
Kevin Treffer, DO, 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 this presentation.
Dr. Treffer can be reached at email@example.com or 816-654-7430
Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP dist., practiced osteopathic family medicine for over 30 years in Eastern Jackson County, Missouri. He is currently the Associate Dean of Clinical Education at Kansas City University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Dr. Williams is the Immediate Past-President of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP). His elected Board of Governors position follows years of active ACOFP volunteer involvement, including his role as a Delegate to the Congress of Delegates and as a member of the Patient Centered Medical Home/ACO Committee and the Ethics Committee. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Williams also served as President of the Missouri Society of the ACOFP.
Following his previous leadership position with the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS), as President from 2004 to 2005, Dr. Williams continues to serve as a Trustee on the MAOPS Board and actively volunteers on several committees. In addition, from 2010 to 2017, he served on the Board of Trustees of the Kansas City University, and since 1997, has made valuable contributions to the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) as a Missouri Delegate to the AOA House of Delegates.
Locally, Dr. Williams serves on the Board of Directors of the Samuel U. Rodgers Health Center and the Greater Lee’s Summit Healthcare Foundation.
Bruce R. Williams, DO, FACOFP dist., 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 this presentation.
Dr. Williams can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 816-654-7303.
Robert White, PhD, was named dean of Kansas City University College of Biosciences in 2014 after serving as associate dean for one year. Dr. White has also served as professor of Biochemistry for KCU since July 2012. Under his leadership, the Master of Science in Biomedical Sciences program has grown from 30 students to over 120 students per year with 85 percent of graduating students going on to professional programs, including medical school, dental school, pharmacy doctorate schools and optometry school, as well as PhD programs in the biomedical sciences. During his tenure as dean, the COB has added a Doctor of Clinical Psychology program within the Health Service Psychology department. The COB is also now home to a Bioinformatics research track begun in 2020, which is expanding the possibilities for professional development of students within the master’s graduate program. The MS biomedical sciences program has generated over 800 graduates who have gone on to careers in biomedicine including the biotech industry, biomedical research and health care professions.
Dr. White received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a Master of Science in Biology from Boston College. He was trained at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, where he performed his PhD research for which he was conferred a doctoral degree from Boston College. His post-doctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital in Boston in the Hematology/Oncology Division further prepared him for his research career with an emphasis in mouse genetics and hematology. Before transferring his research program to KCU, Dr. White was director of the Mouse Genetics Research Laboratory and DNA Diagnostic Lab at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City for 17 years.
Dr. White is the author of over 80 publications in peer reviewed journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Genomics, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA and Nature Genetics. His research program focuses on the identification of gene defects in mouse models of hematology and human genetics disease (Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, AMKL leukemia, Iron Overloading disease) and the discovery of new therapies to treat those diseases. Dr. White has been the recipient of several extramural grants including a large grant from the March of Dimes. He received a Kansas City Science Pioneer Award from the March of Dimes in 2004.
How do I log in to the virtual conference?
You will receive an e-mail from email@example.com within the week leading up to the conference with a link to access the conference. You will need to use the e-mail address that you used to register for the conference to gain access to the conference platform. It is strongly encouraged that you try to login prior to the start of the conference. If you do not remember which e-mail address you used, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I find each of the presentations?
Each session or lecture will be in its own viewing module. You will be able to launch into the lectures through the tabs labeled Day 1, Day 2, Day 3. To launch a session, you will simply click the green, 'Launch Viewer,' button. When you have completed the lecture, you will either click on the ‘Return to Conference’ button in the top left corner of the viewer, or simply exit out of the tab in which the viewer was launched and then click on ‘Launch Viewer’ for the next session.
How do I find the handouts?
Presentation handouts are available through the blue 'Handouts’ button at each session as well as in the tab labeled “handouts” within each viewing session.
How do I ask the speaker a question?
When you are watching a session virtually, you can click on the 'Chat' and post your questions or comments to interact with the speaker. Speakers will be available to chat and answer questions immediately or no later than 10-days after you posted your comment/question.
To interact, simply post your question in the text box and click, 'Post,' to post your question to the group. You also have the ability to like and reply to others posting.
What do I do if I run into a technical problem during the conference?
For technical support with the conference, click on the vertical blue Support tab on your browser's vertical slider on the right side of the Conference page. You may also contact CE21 via phone - (877) 602-9877 or email email@example.com.
How do I obtain Credit?
You can obtain credit for your participation. Those seeking AMA or AOA credits must complete each session evaluation/attestation form (look for the CME symbol next to each session you attended). This will serve as your attestation for these sessions and will ensure that they will be listed in your overall certificate.
AMA or AOA CME credits are available to those who attend in-person and virtually and complete the evaluation/attestments in the system before end of day November 1, 2023.
ADA ce credits are only available to those who attend in-person and complete the evaluation/attestments in the system before end of day September 25, 2023.
APA ce credits are only available to those who attend in-person and complete a separate survey emailed to the email address provided when you registered for the event. Upon completion of the survey emailed to those seeking APA credit, a CE certificate will be emailed to you.
What if I am not available during the conference dates?
No need to worry, the session recordings will be available on-demand starting 4 days after the original air date ends, and for 30 days following the conference, for all registered participants.
Will the sessions be recorded?
Yes, each session will be recorded and available on-demand starting 4 days after the original air date and until midnight on November 1, 2023. If those seeking AMA or AOA credits miss sessions, they will have the opportunity to earn the remaining credit on-demand through November 1, 2023.
When will the recorded sessions be available?
On Demand content will be available for credit 4 days after the original air date.
How long will I have access to the recorded sessions?
Recorded sessions will be available to attendees through November 1, 2023.
How do I ask the presenter questions?
When you are watching the presentation, the 'CHAT / Q&A' tab will allow you to engage with the presenters and other attendees during the presentation. There is no need to wait until the end of a session to ask questions! Moderators will be available to respond to your questions throughout the "live" session, and the speakers will be able to respond within 10 days.
The chat will contain a running list of comments and questions, with the most recent at the top. Please scroll down the chat to see previous attendee questions/comments and faculty responses. All posts in the chat during the live event will be saved and remain in the chat for on-demand attendees to review.
If you are watching the event on-demand, the faculty will not be present, so there is no need to type in the chat. If you have questions or comments for the faculty, please email the faculty directly. If a faculty member did not share their email at the end of their presentation or in their bio, please send your questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please allow up to 10 days to receive a response to your questions.
Do I need to complete the evaluations?
Attendees seeking ADA, AMA, or AOA credit must complete the attestation for each of the sessions attended as well as complete the overall conference evaluation. Individual presentation evaluations are optional. The overall evaluation is located at the top of the 'Certificate' page. Click on the blue 'Click here to obtain your CME Credit' button. This will be open until midnight on September 25, 2023, for those seeking ADA credits, and November 2, 2023, for those seeking AMA or AOA credits. You must go to the 'Day' tab and click ‘Completion Results’ for each session to attest each session you attended. Then go to the 'Certificate' tab to complete the evaluation for the conference. Each session you attended must be attested and the overall evaluation must be filled out by the due date for the credits you are seeking to receive your CE credit. You will be able to print your CE certificate after you have completed these steps.
Attendees seeking APA credit must complete the survey Emailed to them at the completion of the event. You will receive your CE certificate via email after you have completed the survey emailed to you.
How do I obtain a CME credit certificate for the program?
Attendees seeking ADA, AMA or AOA credit must log into the conference page and click the "Day" tab to attest to the sessions you attended and also complete an overall evaluation found on the “Certificate” tab. After this, you will be able to print a CE Certificate with the number of credits earned before September 25, 2023 for ADA credits and before November 1, 2023 for AMA or AOA credits.
Attendees seeking APA credit will receive a CE certificate via email after they have completed the survey emailed to them.
Will you submit the credits to the AOA?
MAOPS will submit credits to the AOA no later than January 1, 2024, to give everyone a chance to view any lectures they missed during a period following the conference and complete the session attestation and overall evaluation for the event. MDs and other health care providers can use their CE certificates to submit credits to their respective accrediting bodies.
What do I do if I lose my certificate?
If you lose your certificate, you may log into the conference system at any time to access your certificate. Those who received AOA credit and lost their certificate must contact the Greater Kansas City Psychological Association.
In this presentation, the presenter will discuss common primary treatments for hyperlipidemia and hypothyroidism. This will include reviewing medication options, lifestyle modifications, and risk reduction for special populations. This lecture will also include standard mediation management of hypothyroidism and recommendations for monitoring labs after initiation of treatment and review of dose adjustments. All providers will benefit from the knowledge of these common primary care conditions and discussing medical therapies.