May 19-22, 2022

The 123rd Annual Spring Scientific Convention will be in Southfield Michigan. Registration is open. MOA members be sure to login to receive your MOA Member Discount. 
33 AOA Category 1-A Credits or 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM offered

Session Highlights 
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine • COVID-19 Update • Cardiology
Physician & Patient Protection Series • Lifestyle & Functional Medicine 
Infectious Disease • Oral Health • Scientific Research Presentations
Michigan & Florida Re-Licensure Requirements • Business of Medicine
(see 2022 SPRING AGENDA below for session details)

SPRING Attendee Update
We are excited to host our first in-person CME event in a while. We are once again meeting at the Westin Southfield Detroit and with compelling CME sessions and several events surrounding the 123rd Scientific Convention.
For an up-to-date agenda, including a list of events, visit our Spring Convention mobile website:

CME Credits: 33 AOA Category 1-A Credits or 33 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM are offered

Packet Pick-Up
Your convention packets will be available at the registration desk. Follow the signs that start at the front entrance. 

Hotel Information
The Westin Southfield Detroit, 1500 Town Center, Southfield, MI, 48075 (Map) Reservations: Call 888-627-8558

COVID-19 Update
Last week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) predicted southeastern counties would reach high transmission levels based on federal guidelines. For counties that do reach high transmission, the CDC recommends masking indoors. At this date, no public health departments are requiring masking.

The MOA will encourage, but not mandate, mask wearing for attendees, speakers, exhibitors and staff. The hotel staff will be wearing masks as requested by the MOA. The MOA will take precautions in serving food and beverages, and will optimize social distancing. The MOA is maintaining a list of all attendees and will communicate via email if any persons report positive COVID-19 tests. 

Traffic reminder
Please be aware that it is “construction season.” Traffic may be impacted. Please allow extra time for travel. 

LARA Requirements

The following MI LARA requirements will be offered during the MOA Spring 2022 in-person and on demand CME programs:

  • Medical Ethics (1 hour)
  • Pain & Symptom Management (3 hours & includes one-time training in opioids and controlled substances awareness)
  • Implicit Bias Training (1 hour)   

Refund Policy 
Registrants for a Michigan Osteopathic Association continuing medical education program must submit requests for refunds in writing or contact the Association’s office at 517-347-1555. Requests for refunds, or transfers, must be made at least two weeks prior to the program and will entitle registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests made less than two weeks prior to the program will not qualify for a refund of the registration fees.

For questions, call 517/347-1555. Our phone lines are being redirected to staff cell phones.

2022 House of Delegates 

The 2022 House of Delegates was convened on Saturday, April 30. With over 80 participants and presenters, the HOD was once again held virtually. Presentations and a robust discussion of Resolutions were just part of the program. Our thanks go out to all of the delegates for their time and input on a wide variety of issues facing osteopathic physicians. 

Link: House of Delegates page
Questions and/or comments regarding the 2022 Board Reports

Legislative Update

Kevin McKinney, a well-known as the lobbyist for the MOA for over 25 years, provided a Legislative Update via the Zoom webinar. The link below connects to a form that allows MOA members to ask questions or express concerns regarding his presentation to the 2022 HOD. Please include your questions in the comment box and Kevin will respond as soon as possible.

Ask your MOA Lobbyist

2022 MOPAC Challenge

The Michigan Osteopathic Political Action Committee (MOPAC) fights to elect and re-elect pro-physician candidates through direct contributions, voter education and targeted political activism. MOPAC is constantly working to increase our effectiveness in elections and strengthen the clout of the physician community, but we can’t do this without your support. Participate in this year’s MOPAC Challenge! 
The MOA encourages all MOA HOD participants to contribute to the PAC with a goal of 100% participation. Visit to donate today!

UPDATE on Electronic Prescribing Requirement 

The Bureau of Professional Licensing’s (BPL) enforcement of the electronic prescribing standard will coincide with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) enforcement schedule for Part D prescription drug programs. " BPL will initiate enforcement of Michigan’s new electronic prescribing standard on the same date that CMS begins its electronic prescribing enforcement schedule. At this time, the CMS requirement will be enforced starting January 1, 2023,"

Electronic Prescribing FAQ 

COVID-19 Practice Certification Assessment

It is recommended that participants read the PHYSICIAN PRACTICE COVID-19 PLAYBOOK and watch the video before taking this practice assessment.
Upon achieving a passing grade with this practice-assessment, participants will be able to print their own Certificate of Completion for display in your practice.

Please Note:
This assessment Will NOT allow you to save and finish at a later date
This assessment Will NOT allow you to go back and change your answers
You must attain of a passing mark at least 88% on this assessment to generate your own Certificate of Completion for your records

Practice Assessment Link

Only 2 assessments can be taken on the same device over a 24 hour period. As long as participants are on their own computer or device, it will not be an issue

Video recording of the Developing a Plan to Re-Open Your Practice webinar (link to YouTube video)  

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) continues to monitor the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). While the immediate risk of exposure for the residents of Michigan remains relatively low, the MOA encourages all residents to follow recommendations to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. The MOA conducts daily meetings to study updates to the situation in Michigan and stay informed on how other states are responding to the outbreak of COVID-19. In an effort to provide accurate information on the various issues surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak to MOA members, we have created a webpage to aggregate information: 

MOA COVID-19 Information & Resources

MDHHS Coronavirus General Information (8am-5pm daily): 888-535-6136
MDHHS COVID-19 Emergency Laboratory Network Hotline 888-277-9894 

Centers for Disease Control: 800-232-4636




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Opioid Prescribers' Legislative Alert

On December 27, 2017, the Lieutenant Governor signed into law several new requirements aimed at combating the opioid epidemic. The MOA is part of a coalition that is working with the Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to provide input from healthcare professionals in regards to the laws, regulations and systems used by prescribers. 

For MOA members, a page has been created with an overview, a link to a summary (PDF) and a link to a survey designed to get feedback from the MOA membership.

Opioid Alert page (MOA login page)
Michigan Automated Prescription System (MAPS) - User Support Manual