KC Plaza Midyear 2021


  • Registration Link for the Midyear Conference and/or OPAM Workshops (or Printable Registration Form and 2020 Dues Form)
  • Fee Schedule link
  • NOTE:   Early Bird Rate is good through February 19th, so register early and save $100!
  • Book your hotel room at the  Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza for $159 per night or the Government Rate at $124 per night.
  • The last day to book at the group rate is March 23, 2021.
  • For those who need it:  alt Form W-9 Request for Taxpayer Identification Number and Certification
  • Midyear Educational Conference Agenda
  • OPAM Workshop Schedule (Occ Med Basic, MRO and DOT)

 2021 Midyear Educational Conference Agenda

Conference Chair:  Gregory Schwaid, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM

Thurs, Mar 18
Occupational Medicine Day









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Occupational Medicine Program Chair: Dean Shoucair, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM

8:00 - 9:00        A Current Epidemic - Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping, H.S. Teitelbaum, D.O., PhD, MPH, FAOCOPM(dist.)
9:00 - 10:00     James L. Fleming Memorial Lecture in Care of First Responders:  Occupational Hazards of Law Enforcement, David B Canton, DO, MPH, JD
10:00 - 10:30    Break, Union Hill Room
10:30 - 11:30    Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace, Pierce Sherrill, DO, FAOCOPM

11:00 - 12:00    Leadership & Dealing with Difficult People, John G. Mills, DO, MPH, MS, FAOCOPM

11:30 - 12:30     Noise/Hearing Loss in Occupational Medicine Environment, E. Robert Wanat, II , DO, MPH, FAOCOPM

F 1:30 - 2:00 pm GM Plant Introduction and Safety Michael L Bledsoe, MD, MS 
2:00 - 2:30 pm Transportation to GM Plant
2:30 - 3:30 pm GM Plant Grand Rounds, Fairfax KC  
3:30 - 4:00 pm Transportation from GM Plant
4:00 - 5:00 pm Discussion of Industrial Walkthough/Safety 

Fri, Mar 19
Public Health Day










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Public Health Program Chair:  Gregory Schwaid, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM

8:00 - 9:00         Murray Goldstein Commemorative Lecture in Public Health & General Preventive Medicine: New Treatment and Reimbursement Options for Cigarette and E-Cigarette Dependence, Kimber Richter, PhD, MPH
9:00 - 10:00       Health Disparities as They Relate to Women's Health, Mary E Fleming, MD, MPH
10:00 - 10:15     Break, Union Hill Room
10:15 - 11:15     Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Work-Related Lateral Epicondylitis, Murray Berkowitz, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM, FAAO
11:15 - 12:15     Put That in Your Pipe and Smoke It:  E-Cigs, Vapes and Hookahs, Brian Kloss, DO, JD, PA-C, RT(R), FACEP, FCLM
12:15 - 1:00       Business Meeting
1:00 - 2:00         W. Kenneth Riland Memorial Lecture: Determinants Associated with Population Health Outcomes: The Case of Diabetes, Donald Simpson, PhD, MPH
2:00 - 3:00         Seizures: What's Shake'n, Thomas Minahan, DO
3:00 - 4:00         Correctional Medicine and Population Health, Philip Eskew, DO, JD, MBA
4:00 - 5:00         What's New in Control of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, Lisa Klatka, DO, MS, FAOCOPM

6:00 -7:00          Faculty/Fellow Convocation

Sat, Mar 20 Aerospace Medicine Day









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Aerospace Medicine Program Chair: Warren S. Silberman, DO, FAOCOPM

8:00 - 9:00        FAA Alcohol and Drug Program, Matthew Dumstorf, MD, MS
9:00 - 10:00      What's the Hype about Hyperbaric Medicine? Bill Lagaly, DO
10:00 - 11:00    Color Vision and Its Role in the FedEx Boeing 727 Aviation Mishap, Doug Jo Ivan, MD
11:00 - 12:00   Indications for Pacing, Defibrillation and Cardiac Re-synchronization Therapy, Craig Delaughter, MD

12:00 - 1:00      John J. Cahill Memorial Lecture in Aerospace Medicine:  FAA Management of Common Cardiology Problems, Andrew Miller, MD
1:00 - 2:00        Current Management of Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, David Schall, MD, MPH, FACS
2:00 - 3:00        Asbestosis, Mesothelioma and Silicosis, Clayton T Cowl, MD, MS
3:00 - 4:00        Medical Review of Aircraft Accidents,  Warren Silberman, DO, FAOCOPM
4:00 - 5:00        Oncologic Emergencies in Hyperbaric Medicine: If You Do Not Look for It, You Will Not Find It, Mary Hanley, DO, UHM, CWSP

Sun, Mar 21 Bonus Lecture Day



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Program Chair: Gregory Schwaid, DO, MPH, FAOCOPM

8:00 - 9:00        Prevention of Kidney Disease, Atul Bali, MD, CHS, FASN, FNKF
9:00 - 10:00      Medico-legal implications of Online Social Networking in the Workplace, Kamal Bhatia, MD
10:00 - 11:00    Occupational Injuries: Burns, Electrocutions and Others, Richard Simman, MD
11:00 - 12:00    Healthcare Disparities in Rural and Underserved AreasVarun Malayala, MD

OPAM Workshops

Wed, Mar 17

About the course:  Basic Course in Occupational Medicine, Part III*

BCIII Agenda

Fri, Mar 19  

About the course:  DOT Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners' Course*

DOT Agenda

Sat & Sun, Mar 20-21

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About the course:  Medical Review Officer Course*

MRO Agenda

*Registrations for OPAM Workshops are separate from that of the Midyear Educational Conference