MOA Autumn

Join us in Grand Rapids!

24-26 AOA Category 1-A Credits

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 24-26 AOA Category 1-A credits.

CME Sessions
Friday: 9 am - 7:15 pm
Saturday: 7 am - 6:30 pm
Sunday: 7 am - 1:30 pm 

Melissa Budd
CME Program Manager
800.657.1556 ext 112

Bring a Colleague - Save $50 on Registration

The MOA Autumn Scientific Convention in Grand Rapids is now in its 14th year. What started as a small CME event has grown to over 300 attendees, a robust Science Research Exhibit competition and plenty of break out events at the beautiful Amway Grand Plaza Hotel. This year we are encouraging our members to "Bring a Colleague!" Let us know the name of a colleague who is new to the MOA, but registering to attend the Autumn Scientific Convention and receive $50 off your registration fee. Just give us call at 517/347-1555 and tell us the name of the colleague to receive $50 off your registration fee. 

As of 12:00 pm EDT Online registration is closed. Registration will be available at the Ambassador Ballroom West at the Amway Grand Plaza. 

2018 Autumn Convention Registration Form (PDF)
2018 Autumn Convention Agenda (PDF)

Hotel Information

Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Map link)
Phone: 616/774-2000

UPDATE: The MOA block of rooms at the Amway Grand Plaza is sold out. 
The MOA has reserved more rooms at the Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown. 

Other lodging options: 

Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown 
11 Monroe Avenue NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503 (Map and transportation link)
Reservations: 1-877-901-6632
MOA Member Passkey link:

J.W. Marriott
235 Louis St NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Reservations: 616-242-1500
Website link



The Amway Grand Plaza offers parking across the street in the Amway Grand Plaza Ramp, 216 Pearl Street NW.. The parking structure is connected to the hotel via an enclosed skywalk. Special parking rates apply for overnight guests. Valet parking is available. 

Nearby parking options include:
Louis — Campau Parking Ramp at 43 Monroe Avenue NW. 
Ellis Parking Ramp at 130 Lyon Street NW. 

Traffic Alert for Saturday morning: 
The annual Art Van Santa Parade, "Sounds of the Season," will take place Saturday morning. The Parade will start at 9 am at the corner of Michigan St. NW and Monroe Ave., move down Monroe Ave., past the Amway Grand Plaza, concluding just past the intersection of Fulton St. and Monroe Ave. 
For more information, visit the Art Van Santa Parade - Sounds of the Season website.







Experience GR

Our friends at Experience GR have a wonderful webpage dedicated to informing our attendees on great things to see and do in Grand Rapids. Visit:

GriffinsMOA Member Discount for Grand Rapids Griffins games

The Grand Rapids Griffins will be playing at home Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17. MOA Autumn Convention attendees can get discounted tickets for the American Hockey League games using a special promo code. 

Friday, Nov. 16 at 7:00 pm vs. the Ontario Reign
Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 pm vs. the Manitoba Moose

Use the promo code GRIFF to get $4.00 off the regular ticket price and get a waiver on the $4.50 service fees. 

Click here for MOA discounted hockey tickets

Go Griffs!

MOA Scientific Research Exhibit Competition

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

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.

8:00 am Breakfast & on-site registration 
8:30 - 3:30 pm


Informed Refusal in the Physician Office Practice 
Tips, Tools and Techniques to Aggressively Monitor your Practice’s Financial Performance 
Office Safety 
Hiring, Retention & Firing 
Integrated Care: Where Behavioral Health Intersects with Primary Care

Register for Practice Managers Conference



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 pm

Tear down: 
Saturday 3:30 -5 pm

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

Click here to download Exhibitor Prospectus

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.

Statement of Accreditation
AOA Credit: 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 24-26 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. 

Nurses: The AOA is approved by the Board of Nursing as an acceptable provider of continuing education for license renewal.

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