MOA Autumn

Join us in Grand Rapids!

November 16 - 18, 2018
Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI

The MOA will again host the annual Autumn Scientific Convention at the Amway Grand Plaza in Grand Rapids. Network with your #DOfamily at the scientific research competition and while visiting with exhibitors during an inspiring and educational weekend, earning 23-25 AOA Category 1-A credits.

CME Sessions*
Friday: 9:00 am - 6:15 pm
Saturday: 7 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 7 am - 1 pm 
*Tentative schedule

Melissa Budd
CME Director
800.657.1556 ext 112

2018 Autumn Convention Registration Form
2018 Autumn Convention Online Registration
2018 Autumn Convention Agenda


Exhibitors! Connect to one of the fastest-growing health care professions in the country. Over the past 30 years, the number of osteopathic physicians (DOs) practicing in the U.S. has more than tripled. The MOA Autumn Convention attracts more than 350 osteopathic physicians, interns, residents and healthcare professionals, including practice managers, who are engaged in an educational and hands-on learning forum. Visit with physicians during scheduled breaks throughout the day. This convention attracts DOs from all over the state and Grand Rapids is a fantastic location for attractions, dining, entertainment and more.  

Exhibit dates and hours:
Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018
6:30 am - 4:00 pm

Tear down: 
Saturday 3:30 -5:00 pm

Janna Ruedisale
Email Contact Form
Phone: (800) 657-1556 ext. 108
Fax: 517-347-1566

Click here to download Exhibitor Prospectus

Science Research Exhibits

The Michigan Osteopathic Association hosts a Scientific Research Exhibit (SRE) twice yearly. These competitions provide osteopathic medical students, residents, fellows and attending level physicians an opportunity to present their medical and scientific research to our profession. The SRE competition demonstrates the very best of what osteopathic medicine is and reaffirms the profession’s commitment to the advancement of science in osteopathic medicine. 
Link: SRE Information page

Practice Managers Conference

Now 2 days! The MOA offers the Practice Managers Conference as a part of the Autumn Convention to enhance the function of DO member practices. The comprehensive program covers various topics, with enlightening speakers with extensive industry knowledge and personal experience.

Hotel Information

The Amway Grand Plaza amenities include guest rooms with complimentary WiFi, a 42-inch HDTV and laptop-sized safe. Choose from five styles of suites – varied amenities include a dining area, full kitchen, marble shower and downtown or Grand River views. Indulge in a massage or manicure at the Spa and Salon. Take a dip in the heated indoor pool or two whirlpools, and relax on the sundeck overlooking the city. The fitness center and indoor/rooftop sport courts are great escapes.

Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Map link)
Phone: 616/774-2000
The MOA has secured a limited block of rooms at a discounted rate for convention attendees. The number of rooms is limited, so we recommend reserving your room as early as possible. 
Link for discounted room rate

Restaurants in the Amway Grand Plaza include:
The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
Cygnus27 for South American cuisine and skyline views
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse
GP Sports pub
Order room service anytime

Cancellation Policy

Requests for refunds must be in writing by mail or email by October 31, 2018 and will entitle registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee.

Accreditation statement

The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The MOA designates this program for a maximum of 23-25 AOA category 1-A credits and will report continuing medical education and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity. 

Outcomes Measurement Survey

2 additional AOA Category 1-A credits offered for completing an online survey post-convention.