MOA 2021 Midwinter Symposium will be held Virtually!

 February 12-14th, 2021

For the safety of all our members, speakers and participants, we have opted to host our February Symposium all ONLINE. 
NOW 25.5 AOA Cat-1 A CME /24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  (AAFP Prescribed credit pending) to be offered with the ability to watch sessions live or on demand from the comfort and safety of your home for up to 30 days post-event.

CME, Research Forum, Wellness Sessions, Virtual Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction-- this is a virtual event not to be missed!


As an MOA member, special registrations rates apply! If you are not an MOA member but would like to become one, you can join online now!

Regular Registration will run January 7, 2021 -February 9, 2021:

  • MOA Member Rate $440
  • Non-Member $640
  • MOA 1st & 2nd year in practice members & Retired/Honorary members  $365
  • Residents & Student MOA Members  Complimentary

All registration rates allow full access to 25.5 AOA Cat-1 A CME /24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM  (AAFP Prescribed credit pending)

Featuring Engaging Virtual Sessions Such As:

BernardLopez2020photoKeynote: Unconscious Bias in Medicine & Useful Steps to Mitigate Bias
Presented by: Bernard L. Lopez, MD, MS, CPE, FACEP, FAAEM
About Dr. Lopez:

Dr. Lopez is Professor and Executive Vice Chair in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA.  He received his Doctorate in Medicine from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College in 1986.  He completed a residency training program in Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in 1989.  

Since 2013, Dr. Lopez has served as the Associate Dean for Diversity and Community Engagement in the medical school, providing oversight of diversity and inclusion initiatives for faculty, graduate medical education and medical students. In January 2017, he added the title of Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion at Thomas Jefferson University, providing oversight and guidance for the ten colleges that make up the university.

About this Session:

Unconscious bias is the bias that you have that you have that you don’t realize is at play in your daily decisions and your human interactions. While many of our unconscious biases serve us well by protecting us from harm and by allowing efficient and automatic action, it also has the potential to create negative interactions. In healthcare, this can lead to disparities and poor outcomes.

This talk will define unconscious bias, its neurophysiology, its role in microaggressions and its effect on human interactions and decision-making. We will review steps to better work with our biases and mitigate its effects.

Other Sessions to Include:

Tackling the Quarantine "15": Improving Immunity, Metabolism and Inflammation through Nutrition
Presented by Keelyn Wu, DO

Caring for Muslim patients
Hwyda A. Arafat, MD, PhD, MSc. MEdL

Diagnosing & resting Societal Somatic Dysfunction: Direct Techniques for Dismantling Systemic Racism & Oppression 
Julia McDonald, DO, MPH

Medical Examiner 101: Tales From the Field
Lonnie Lauer, DO

Thinking About Thinking: Cognitive Anxiety in Adolescents, Children & Beyond
Charles Parker, DO 

Lecture & Lab: OMM Techniques for Respiratory & Lymphatic Systems
Donald Hankinson, DO

Indigenous North American approaches in addiction
Lewis MehlMadrona, MD

Evaluation & Management Changes 2021
Cindy Penkala (AOA Physician Services), Elena McGannon, MPH (AOA Physician Services), Michael Warner, DO, CPC

Psychiatric Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic    
Ryan Smith, D.O. PhD

Panel Discussions:
COVID-19 -----Perspectives from Physicians in the Field
Diversity & Inclusion in Medicine Panel-----Workforce Issues & Beyond

AND MORE...Bonus "On Demand" Content may also be available! All Sessions will be available to view for credit for up to 30 days following the live event.


CME Credit Information:

The Maine Osteopathic Association (MOA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MOA designates this program for 25.5AOA Category 1-A CME credits (final credit determination TBA) and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) and The Maine Osteopathic Association. MAOPS is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (MAOPS) designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Early Bird Registration    Now- January 6, 2021
Regular Registration January 7,2021- February 9, 2021
Register NOW!


 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Online Registration for Exhibit or Sponsors


Members of MAOPS, NYSOMS, or OPSO receive MOA member rates for this event!

Use the discount code provided to your by your organization or contact MOA to register at our rates NOW.