MOA 2022 Midwinter Symposium: A Hybrid Event!

 February 12-13th, 2022

20 CMEs, Research Forum, Wellness Sessions, Virtual Silent Auction, In Person OMM Workshop Sessions, Plus a live Saturday Night Stand Up Comedy Featuring Comedian Jimmy Dunn!

The MOA Professional Education Committee is excited to announce that the 2022 Midwinter Symposium will return to the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME for the first time in two years. We will maintain a hybrid format with content in person and livestreamed for a virtual audience. This format will also provide flexibility should the circumstance surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic require that we move to a fully virtual platform. Symposium programming will center around a theme of "Finding Balance" and include our typical 20+ continuing medical education credits for the primary care physician and beyond. We hope you will join us in Portland or virtually from wherever you are!


View Draft Agenda NOW! 


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!

Early Bird Registration will run October 20, 2021-December 17, 2021

  • MOA Member Rate $390
  • Non-Member $590
  • MOA 1st & 2nd year in practice members & Retired/Honorary members  $315
  • Residents & Student MOA Members  Complimentary

Regular Registration will run December 18, 2021-February 4, 2022

  • 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 the In Person Sessions and/or Virtual event platform (access to complete session online, on demand will be available 30 days post event)

Featuring Engaging In Person/Livestream and Virtual Sessions Such As:

  • Plant Based Diets
  • Breastfeeding 101
  • Neuro-optometry: What a PCP Should Know
  • An osteopathic Approach to Recovery
  • Predicting, Preventing, and Reversing Cognitive Impairment
  • Clarifying COVID-19: the Impact of Long COVID, and Epidemiology for the Everyday Physician
  • Advocacy Training 101 for the Physician
Saturday Keynote: What is the C-suite? My Journey to becoming a CMO, Presented by Elissa J. Charbonneau, DO, MS
Panel Discussions:
  • Implementing Maine's Death with Dignity Law
  • Public Health Updates 
Plus In Person OMM Lectures/Labs:
  • Osteopathy In the Cranial Field: Review for the GP
  • More to Come!  

Anticipated Symposium Date/Time Details:

  • Saturday, February 12th in Person/Livestream from the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME
    • 7AM-5PM Educational Sessions, Exhibits & Research Forum
    • 5:00PM-5:45PM Opening Reception (open to all symposium attendees and guests)
    • 6:00PM-7:30PM Stand Up Comedy Show Featuring Comedian Jimmy Dunn (tickets required, stay tuned for details)
  • Sunday, February 13th in Person Sessions at the Holiday Inn by the Bay in Portland, ME
    • 8:30AM - 2:00PM OMM & Other Hands on Lectures/Labs (5 CME Hours, in person only)
  • Sunday, February 13th Virtual Online Sessions
    • 7:30AM-5PM Virtual Sessions with Chat QA  (8 CME Hours)

This year marks the
 20th Annual Silent Auction for the Maine Osteopathic Education Foundation!
Join us in participating in an online Auction with special featured items on display in Portland! February 10-13th!    
Learn More!

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 20 AOA 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.

Other CME Credit Applications Pending (AMA PRA Category 1 TM Credit anticipated as well as AAFP Prescribed Credit)


Early Bird Registration                             Now- December 17, 2021
Regular Registration             December 18,2021- February 7, 2022
Register NOW!


 Venue Information

Hotel in Downtown Portland, Maine | Holiday Inn By the Bay

Holiday Inn Portland By The Bay

88 Spring Street, Portland, ME, 04101, US

More information at:

For Directions, Click Here.

Group Rates from $129.00/night (plus applicable taxes) available Friday, Feb 11th-Sun Feb 13th

Parking: On site parking is available and is $10/night for hotel guests or $5 per entry for commuters

To Make Your Reservation Call: 207.775.2311

Portland, ME Visitor Information


Call for Abstracts For MOA Video and Poster Presentations

Online Submission Deadline:  Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 at 11:59 PM

We are excited to announce that the MOA's Research Forum will return in 2022 with virtual and in person presentation options!

Eligible Participants:

UNE COM medical students, OMS I – OMS IV

Interns, Residents and Fellows at Osteopathically Recognized Programs 

Abstract Invitations: 

Abstract submissions on original research (prospective or retrospective) and case presentations that adhere to the abstract submission guidelines.  

Students Submit Abstracts Here
Resident/Intern/Fellows Submit Abstracts Here

Virtual Poster Session and Live Q & A: 

Submitters with accepted abstracts will present their research/scholarship through creation of a pre-recorded virtual poster. The template for this will be available when accepted abstract notifications are sent on December 17th. Videos must be uploaded by Monday (11:59 PM), January 17th. The video presentations will undergo judging for awards prior to the MOA conference. 

In addition, there will be a live poster session with an awards ceremony on Saturday February 12th for fellow interns/residents, students, UNE COM faculty and judges, and MOA attendees. 

Award Categories – Subject to change based on submissions (Students and Residents/Interns/Fellows will be judged separately)

  • Original Research (Basic Science, Clinical Research and others if appropriate; prospective or retrospective)

  • Case Presentation

Awards will be presented to presenting authors of the top three posters receiving the highest scores in each of the award categories. In the rare instances of equal contributions, two or more authors can jointly serve as co-presenting authors and split the award.  Co-presenting authors must present within the video submitted for judging and attend the live poster session during the MOA conference to be eligible to share an award. If only one author presents the poster, that author will be the sole recipient of any awards. 

All abstracts are required to indicate IACUC (animal subjects) or IRB (human subjects) approval or case report registration – see the application and instructions for more information.

Questions regarding STUDENT Abstracts or Poster Session: 

E-mail Tamara King, Chair of the UNE COM Research and Scholarship Committee at [email protected] and copy Diane Labbe at [email protected]. Please type “MOA Abstract Submission” in the subject line.

Questions regarding Abstracts, Poster Session or MOA schedule of events: 

 E-mail Amanda Richards, Executive Director,
Maine Osteopathic Association, at
[email protected] 
Please type “MOA Abstract Submission” in the subject line.


Want to attend the Just the Saturday Night Stand-Up Event? 

Saturday, February 12th 6pm 

Holiday Inn by the Bay (in conjunction with Midwinter Symposium)

Stand-up from New England Comedian, Jimmy Dunn and others TBA

Tickets are free for MOA members and a guest.

RSVP when you register for the Midwinter Symposium, or RSVP for just the Comedy Show here!


 Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Online Registration for Exhibit or Sponsors