Spring 2020
May 14 - 17, 2020 

Westin Southfield Detroit Hotel
Early Bird Discount through April 13, 2020 

The Michigan Osteopathic Association will hold the 121st Annual Spring Scientific Convention in Southfield Michigan.
Registration is open! 30+ AOA 1-A credits are available in a wide variety of compelling sessions.
Science Research Exhibit competition, receptions and more!


March 20, 2020— The health and safety of our attendees and partners is our utmost concern. The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) is monitoring the situation regarding Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as a community health emergency, and in regards to managing our own events. At this point, the 121st Annual Spring Scientific Convention will be held May 14-17, in Southfield Michigan. The MOA will adhere to recommendations made by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) regarding events. With the Spring convention scheduled to take place 55 days from this update, all options are being examined. The Spring Convention has already received many registrations and, to be clear, the MOA will refund registration fees if the event is postponed or cancelled. 

Please visit this website for updated information. The MOA will continue to monitor the situation and relay updates as they are announced.


Spring Convention Registration
 Spring Convention registration mail-in form (PDF)
 2020 Spring Convention Agenda (PDF)


Session Highlights

Friday, May 14
Building Pathways in Pain Management
The overall goal of this program is to improve the quality of life for patients with chronic pain by providing education on the pathophysiology of chronic pain, evidence-based treatment options and emerging treatment modalities that should be considered in managing these conditions.
Michigan State Osteopathic Licensing (LARA) Requirements will be offered at convention, open to all healthcare providers
Pain & Symptom Management (3 hrs) • Identifying Human Trafficking (one-time requirement)

Saturday, May 15
Breakfast & CME: Sleep Medicine Update, Virginia Skiba, MD 
Practical updates in sleep medicine for the primary care provider.

BLS Training 
Basic Life Support (BLS) for healthcare professionals trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, give high-quality CPR, deliver appropriate ventilations and provide early use of an AED. Manuals and training materials provided by American Heart Association. The MOA Spring Convention will offer BLS training along with the convention, or BLS training as a stand alone course. 

BLS Certification | Includes manual & breakfast | Friday, May 15, 7 - 10 am

BLS Certification  without Spring Convention registration

ACLS is an advanced course that builds on the foundation of lifesaving BLS skills, emphasizing the importance of continuous, high-quality CPR, and high-performance team dynamics. Manuals and training materials provided by American Heart Association.

ACLS Certification | Includes manual | Friday, May 15, 10 am - 5 pm and Saturday, 8 am - 12 pm 
Both Friday and Saturday sessions must be completed for certification

ACLS Certification without Convention registration

ACLS Re-Certification | Includes manual | Saturday, May 16, 8 am - 12 pm

ACLS Re-Certification without Convention registration 

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The 121st Annual Spring Scientific Convention will be held at the Westin Southfield Detroit in Southfield, MI.
Reservations: Call 888-627-8558, mention MOA Convention for discounted rate $135 by April 12, 2020.
Westin Hotel Website 
Westin Parking Map (PDF)

From the Westin Southfield Hotel
"Given the impact of COVID-19 on how we work, socialize and travel, we have been adapting our cancellation policy over the past several weeks to the evolving nature of this epidemic. Today, we are updating our policy to provide our customers the most flexibility we can offer during these challenging times. Generally speaking, for guests with 
existing individual reservations, including reservations with pre-paid rates that are typically more restrictive, we will allow changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival as long as the change or cancellation is made by April 30, 2020. For guests making new individual reservations between today and April 30, 2020, we will allow those reservations to be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before a guest's scheduled arrival date. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information and for additional details about availability and exclusions."


Get connected to the fastest growing segment of healthcare providers— osteopathic physicians. The Michigan Osteopathic Association has held a Scientific convention every year since 1898. And the convention attracts more than DO's. MD's, nurses and practice managers are growing in numbers as the MOA offers compelling sessions in a wide variety of topics. 

Spring Convention Exhibitor Prospectus

2019 Sponsors

Evaluations for CME

Link to Express Evaluations: https://data.express-evaluations.com/eval/38060/web/
Your login will require your AOA Number 
(Should be a six-digit number. If your AOA number is only five-digits put a "0" at the beginning of your number)
The password is: moacme

Continuing Medical Educational Credits

Accreditation Statement
The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The Michigan Osteopathic Association designates this program for a maximum of 30+ AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Outcomes Survey
3 additional AOA Category 1-A credits may be earned by participating in a post-convention survey emailed to attendees and completed 14 days post-convention.

MOA Continuing Medical Education Program Registration Cancellation and Refund Policy: Registrants for a Michigan Osteopathic Association continuing medical education program must submit requests for refunds in writing to the Association’s office. Requests for refunds must be received at least two weeks prior to the program and will entitle registrant to a full refund less a $50 processing fee. Refund requests received less than two weeks prior to the program will not qualify for a refund of the registration fees.  Program brochures/registration forms shall include this information.

Course Disclaimer
The Michigan Osteopathic Association (MOA) makes every effort to present high caliber speakers in their respective areas of expertise. Courses of the MOA are offered as information only and not as financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Attendees must consult with their own professional advisors for such advice. In addition, each participant must decide the merit and practicality of the material presented. The ideas and comments expressed during the courses are not necessarily endorsed by or are those of the MOA. The MOA warns attendees about the potential risks of using limited knowledge when integrating new techniques into your practices.

Disclosure: All faculty participants of the MOA programs are required to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to this meeting or its content. Faculty disclosure information is included in the moderator introductions and will be disclosed by faculty as they present. MOA reserves the right to change topics and scheduling without prior notice.