Please make plans to join us April 10th-13th, 2019 at the Golden Nugget for AROC 2019! Our second year at this grand destination, and we will be providing the most relevant education and resources for the successful clinician. Again this year, more than 1,100 participants will be able to earn over 32 AOA Category 1-A CME Credit, 29 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and AAFP Prescribed CME Credit

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Federal and State Education Mandates 
The AROC 2019 program offers attendees mandatory education credits:

  • HIPAA — HIPAA Privacy and Security Rules is an annual training requirement for all healthcare professionals at HIPAA covered entities.
  • Florida — Five (5) mandatory hours are required as part of biannual Florida license renewal. Two (2) hours of domestic violence and two (2)Alternative to Opioids CME credits are required every six (6) years. Individual credits earned are included on your Florida credits report. Credits are submitted to Florida electronically if a license number is provided on the attendee's attestation.
  • New Jersey — End-of-life patient care/POLST. Two (2) Category 1 credit hours are required for current New Jersey license cycle for physicians is July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. Biannual New Jersey license renewal beginning June 2015 for advance practice nurses (APNs).
  • New York — Two (2) hours of identification and reporting of child abuse CME for new licensees.
  • Oklahoma — Sixteen (16) AOA Category 1-A CME credits and one (1) proper prescribing of controlled substances credit annually.
  • Pennsylvania — Twelve (12) patient safety/risk management credit hours and Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training are required for Pennsylvania biannual license renewal. The Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training is the three (3) hour course which fulfills the requirement for all new and renewing professional licensees with credits submitted electronically directly to the Pennsylvania Department of State.

AROC 2019 Preliminary Schedule — As of 3/29
Please check back to this page to see updates as new information becomes available

AROC 2019 Preliminary Schedule

 

AROC 2019 Schedule

 

Wednesday, April 10 - (8.0 credits)

 

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 – 7:00 am

Yoga for the Stressed Physician. Bayview, Level 2

Margaret Koenitzer, Certified Yoga Instructor

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Practice yoga postures that are designed to enhance strength, coordination, flexibility, and balance.
  2. Utilize breathing techniques designed to still the mind, and become centered and focused.
  3. Find a deep sense of relaxation through the practice of Savasana (Deep Relaxation)

 

 

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Convention Registration at Golden Nugget, Level 3

 

 

 

 

7:30 – 8:30 am

Metabolics and Mindfulness: A New Twist in Treating African Americans in Obesity Medicine. Showroom, Level 3

Carol Penn, DO

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Define Mindfulness
  2. Have a greater awareness of cultural sensitivity, body image, and obesity in the African American community
  3. Be able to describe 3 mindfulness tools used in a small group setting in an African American urban population.

 

 

 

 

8:35 am

Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting Registration Area, Level 3

 

 

 

 

8:35 – 10:00 am

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall, Level 3

 

 

 

 

10:00 – 11:00 am

Keynote General Session, Showroom Level 3

Welcome and Greetings from the AOA

William S. Mayo, DO; President of the AOA

Keynote Address by Sheeref M. Elnahal, MD, MBA – NJ Health Care Commissioner

Physician of the Year Award

 

 

An Osteopathic Message from NJAOPS President David Bollard, DO

 

 

11:00 – 11:45 am

Moving Towards Single Accreditation: An Update on Certification and CME. Showroom, Level 3

Stephen Scheinthal, DO; Rowan SOM

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the reason for change in certification and CME
  • Discuss the need for change in certification and CME
  • List the changes in certification and CME as they apply to the individual physician

 

 

 

 

11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Maternal Mortality: What Primary Care Physicians Can Do to Make a Difference. Showroom, Level 3

Daniel Berger, DO, FACOG – Chair, Department of OB/GYN, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Name issues associated with maternal mortality in the US
  • Identify factors and solutions for maternal mortality

 

 

 

 

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall, Level 3

 

 

 

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Workshops, Level 4

 

 

Diabetic Foot Wound: A Path to Prevention. Biscayne A  Lori Richwine, DO; Nicholas Petruzzi, MD

  1. Identify various causes of diabetic foot wounds
  2. Evaluate different etiologies upon physical examination
  3. Perform vascular assessment and calculate ABI

 

 

 

Shoulder and knee injections. Biscayne B.

R. Rob Franks, DO

  1. Identify the anatomy and common landmarks of joints most commonly injured
  2. Perform exam techniques
  3. Perform joint aspirations and injections by practicing using joint models

 

 

 

 

 

Guided Imagery. Biscayne C

Carol Penn, DO

  1. Define imagery and its impact on physiology
  2. Imagery and it’s implication for professional use
  3. Imagery and Self-Care: a pathway for the imagination and personal transformation

 

 

 

 

 

Prolotherapy. Hatteras 1

Walter Grote, DO

 

 

 

 

Dermatology. Hatteras 2

 

 

 

How to Write an Exercise Prescription. Hatteras 3.  

James Ziccardi, DO

1.  Risks associated with a sedentary life style

2. Benefits of exercise in both the healthy and in patients with chronic disease.

3. Write an exercise prescription.
 

 

 

 

 

2:00 – 3:30 pm

Back to Basics: OMM for Physicians. Newport Room, Level 4

Steven Rubin, DO, Robert Pedowitz, DO; Richard Tancer, DO; Kenneth Eng, DO; Danielle Schehr-Kimbel, DO, and Antonios Tsompanidis, DO

  1. Use of OMM in physician practice
  2. Learn and perform new techniques
  3. Know how to code OMM practices for reimbursements

 

 

3:30 – 4:00 pm

Coffee Break in the Exhibit Hall, Level 3

 

 

 

 

4:00 – 5:30 pm

Workshops, Level 4

 

 

Diabetic Foot Wound: A Path to Prevention.      Biscayne A 

Lori Richwine, DO; Nicholas Petruzzi, MD

  1. Identify various causes of diabetic foot wounds
  2. Evaluate different etiologies upon physical examination
  3. Perform vascular assessment and calculate ABI

 

 

 

Ultrasound-guided injections. Biscayne B

William J. Gallagher, MD

 

 

 

 

Guided Imagery. Biscayne C

Carol Penn, DO

  1. Define imagery and its impact on physiology
  2. Imagery and it’s implication for professional use
  3. Imagery and Self-Care: a pathway for the imagination and personal transformation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prolotherapy. Hatteras 1

Walter Grote, DO

 

 

 

 

 

How to Write an Exercise Prescription. Hatteras 3

James Ziccardi, DO

1.  Risks associated with a sedentary life style

2. Benefits of exercise in both the healthy and in patients with chronic disease.

3. Write an exercise prescription.
 

 

 

Spider veins. Hatteras 2

Daniel DePrince, DO

  1. Spider vein causes
  2. Treatment options
  3. Patient outcomes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:00-4:00PM                     

Track 2: Government Affairs: Join a Panel Discussion. Showroom, Level 3

Why it is critical for physicians to become involved in legislative affairs. Featuring discussions on Prior Authorization, Pharmaceutical Denials, Challenges with Opioid Law & Regulations and many more! Invited Legislators include: Assemblyman Daniel R. Benson; Assemblyman and Health Committee Chair, Herb Conaway, MD; Assemblyman and Republican Leader Jon M. Bramnick and Assemblywoman Nancy J. Pinkin

 

 

5:30 – 8:00 pm

Presidential Reception with Live Entertainment and Cocktails Haven Nightclub in the Golden Nugget

 

 

Thursday, April 11 - (8.75 credits)

 

 

 

 

6:00 – 7:00 am

Yoga for the Stressed Physician. Bayview, Level 2

Margaret Koenitzer, Certified Yoga Instructor

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Practice yoga postures that are designed to enhance strength, coordination, flexibility, and balance.
  2. Utilize breathing techniques designed to still the mind, and become centered and focused.
  3. Find a deep sense of relaxation through the practice of Savasana (Deep Relaxation)

 

 

 

 

 

7:30 – 9:00 am

The Neurobiology of Addiction. Showroom, Level 3

Petros Levounis, MD, MA - Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the basic elements of drive and cognition in the neurobiology of addiction.
  2. Identify the origins and current state of the opioid crisis in America.
  3. Discuss the clinical use of pharmacotherapy and psychosocial interventions in the treatment of substance use disorders.

 

 

 

 

9:00 – 10:30 am

Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall, Level 3

 

 

 

 

10:30 – 12:30 pm

What You and Your Patients Need to Know About Medical Marijuana. Showroom, Level 3

Chosen Lee, PharmD; Christine Roussel, PharmD

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe key features of the endocannabinoid system, pharmacology, and non-cannabinoid components of cannabis
  2. Discuss best practices in patient evaluation, product choice, dosage & therapeutic monitoring based on the patient’s serious medical condition; including recognition of potential drug interactions, side effects, & potential addiction.
  3. Evaluate the provider’s role in: legal considerations that allow a prescriber to "recommend" medical marijuana, informed consent, considerations documentation in the medical record.

 

 

 

 

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall, Level 3

 

 

 

 

2:00 – 5:00 pm

Hot Topics in Family Medicine. Showroom, Level 3

Moderator: Antonios Tsompanidis, DO; Michael Guma, DO; Barbara Connors, DO; Robert Pedowitz, DO

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 – 5:15 pm

Coffee Break. Showroom Foyer, Level 3

 

 

 

 

5:15 – 6:30 pm

LGBTQI Health and Well-being. Showroom, Level 3

Shanin Gross, DO; Assistant Medical Director of the Mazzoni Center

 

 

 

 

6:30 – 7:00 pm

JOPAC Event (by invitation only) in Newport, Level 4

 

 

 

 

7:00 – 9:00 pm

Industry-supported dinner

(no CME credits awarded)

 

 

 

 

7:00 – 10:00 pm

Alumni Dinners

-PCOM – 6:30 pm in The Chart House

-Rowan SOM – 6:30 pm in the Bayview Room

-Des Moines University OMM – TBD

 

 

 

 

 

TRACK 2

 

 

 

 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Optimizing Value-based Care for the Older Adult Patient. Biscayne, Level 4

Moderator: Terrie Ginsberg, DO – Rowan

SOM NJ Institute for Successful Aging

Speakers: Anita Chopra, DO; Paul Bryman, DO

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. List components of each wellness visit and differentiate requirements by visit
  2. Develop strategies to make outpatient offices more suitable to performing Medicare preventive services.
  3. Identify proper methods for billing and coding Medicare preventive services

 

 

 

 

 

12:30 – 2:00 pm

Lunch in the Exhibit Hall, Level 3

 

 

 

 

2:00 – 6:30 pm

New Advances in the Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Sleep Apnea. Biscayne, Level 4

Moderator: Thanuja Hamilton, MD

Speakers: Marcella Frank, DO; Gabriel Wong, MD, FACS; Norman Blumenstock, DDS

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain to patients the difference between polysomnography and home sleep testing
  2. Recommend treatment alternatives for sleep apnea
  3. Identify common obstacles for CPAP users, plus recommend appropriate resources

 

 

3:00 – 3:30 pm

Coffee Break. Biscayne, Level 4

 

 

 

 

Friday, April 12- (9.25 credits)

 

 

 

 

7:00 – 8:00 am

Breakfast. Grand, Level 3

 

 

 

 

7:30 – 10:30 am

Moderator: Leonard Schuchman, DO, MPH, FAAFP

How to Order and Interpret Clinical and Laboratory Test Results. Grand, Level 3

Ghazala Nathu, MD, PhD

 

 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of Molecular/ Clinical testing order and interpretation of test results.
  2. Describe the methodology of DNA-based bead array technology
  3. Recognize the current limitations of molecular testing
  4. Identify what causes a reduction in alloimmunization

 

 

Survivorship Issues for Cancer

Anthony Perre, MD

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the effects of cancer therapy on pre-existing medical conditions
  2. Identify and treat the most common comorbid medical conditions in patients receiving cancer therapy
  3. Identify and screen for late effects of cancer therapy in long term survivors

 

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Surprise State Board Inspections: Your Rights & Responsibilities. Grand, Level 3

Gina L. Campanella, Esq., FACHE

 

 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Assess their preparedness for a SBME inspection
  2. Understand the problems that can result from an inspection
  3. Identify key areas of compliance that inspectors focus on

 

 

 

 

12:30-1:30 pm

Reduce Cardiovascular Risk with VASCEPAÒ (icosapent ethyl):

Evidence from REDUCE-ITÔ.

Jane V Mayrin, MD, FACE

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University  Lunch will be provided to attendees by NJAOPS in Grand, Level 3.

 

 

(No CME credits awarded).

 

 

 

 

1:30 -3:30 pm

End of Life Mandated CME. Grand, Level 3

Moderator: John F. Bertagnolli Jr, DO

Speakers: Frank Urbano, MD;

Gina L. Campanella, Esq, FACHE

 

 

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Refer patients to hospice with confidence
  2. Recognize the importance of patient goals
  3. Use the POLST form
  4. Identify what legal documents control end-of-life care
  5. Differentiate between legal documents and medical orders

 

 

 

 

3:30 – 5:45 pm

Pediatric Cardiology. Grand, Level 3

Moderator: Hetal Patel, DO

Cardiac murmurs and common cardiac concerns in school-aged children

Aaron Dorfman, MD; CHOP

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the features of innocent murmurs in children
  2. Review the evaluation of chest pain, syncope, and palpitations in school aged children
  3. Review when to refer patients to pediatric cardiology prior to sports participation

Lipid screening in Children: Why? When? How?

 Frances Zappalla, DO; Nemours

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the benefit of universal screening of cholesterol to families
  2. Recognize the various forms of hyperlipidemia based on the lipid panel
  3. Discuss treatment plans with families

 

 

 

 

 

TRACK 2

 

 

 

 

9:00 am – 12:30 pm

How to Recognize and Defuse Signs of Potential Violence in the Healthcare Setting: Essential Skills and Strategies for You and Your Staff. Biscayne, Level 4

 Steven S. Wilder, BA, CHSP, STS

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Be able to define what Federal and State OSHA agencies define as “workplace violence”
  2. Identify behavioral characteristics often demonstrated by individuals with a propensity to violent behavior
  3. Recognize each of the six levels on The Aggression Continuum and describe deescalation for each level

Participants must pre-register.

 

 

 

 

12:30-1:30 pm

Reduce Cardiovascular Risk with VASCEPAÒ (icosapent ethyl):

Evidence from REDUCE-ITÔ.

Jane V Mayrin, MD, FACE

Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University

Lunch will be provided to attendees by NJAOPS in Grand, Level 3.

 

 

(No CME credits awarded).

 

 

1:30 – 7:00 pm

Buprenorphine Waiver Training. Biscayne, Level 4

Moderator: Richard Jermyn, DO;

Speakers: Kaitlan Baston, MD; Ryan Schmidt, MD; Matthew Salzman, MD

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. List clinical factors that are important for selecting patients for office-based buprenorphine/naloxone treatment.
  2. Understand the clinically relevant pharmacology of buprenorphine/naloxone, extended release naltrexone and methadone.
  3. Describe the resources needed to establish office-based treatment with buprenorphine/naloxone and other medications to treat patients with opioid use disorders.

Participants must pre-register and have a DEA License.

 

 

Saturday, April 13 - 6 credits

 

7:00 – 8:00 am

Breakfast in The Chairman’s Lounge, Level 4

 

Risk Management and Florida Laws. Showroom, Level 3

Moderator: Leonard Schuchman, DO, MPH, FAAFP

7:30 – 8:30 am

HIPAA: Policies, Procedures, and Risk Management

Gina L. Campanella, Esq., FACHE

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the organization and purpose of HIPAA's various regulations
  • List the steps necessary to comply with HIPAA requirements
  • Identify problem areas of compliance that may make their practice a target for an audit

8:30 – 10:30 am

Preventing Medical Errors - Daniel DeFeo, DO

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand root cause analysis and its role in preventing medical errors.
  2. Identify means of error reduction and prevention
  3. Recognize how common medical errors affect patient safety

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Alternatives to Opioids and Federal and State Laws Related to the Prescribing of Controlled Substances - Otto Sabando, DO, FACOEP

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Avoid common misconceptions regarding the legal use of controlled substances
  2. Explain the FDA-sponsored “Universal Precautions” and how these relate to pain management
  3. List some alternatives to opioids for managing chronic pain

12:30 – 1:30 pm

Florida Laws - Leonard Schuchman, DO, MPH, FAAFP

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand CME requirements for continued Florida Licensure.
  2. Be familiar with CE Broker and how it affects next license renewal.
  3. Be aware of necessary office signage that must be posted.
  4. Be familiar with the Neurologic Injury Compensation Act.
  5. Be aware of the laws and statues for the practice of Osteopathic/Allopathic Medicine in Florida
  6. Know the law changes that came out of the 2018 legislative session and be aware of the 2019 legislative bills (now in debate) that could have an effect on your practice of medicine.

 

       

 

Accommodations and Room Reservations

 



The Golden Nugget Atlantic City
Golden Nugget Atlantic City is a state-of-the-art facility located in the heart of the marina district of Atlantic City! The hotel boasts contemporary accommodations, and many amenities and attractions for guest to enjoy! All attendees and exhibitors are welcome to take advantage of group rates through our AROC room block.


To make a reservation, call the group reservations desk at 1.800.777.8477 and select option 3 to be connected with a reservation agent. Please use the discount code "AROC9" to reserve the following hotel prices:

Date Mon 04/08/19 Tue 04/09/19 Wed 04/10/19

Thur 04/11/19

Fri 04/12/19
Room Rate $89.00 $89.00 $89.00 $89.00 $169.00

AROC 2019 Registration Discounts

Did you submit your AROC 2018 Exhibit Card? You might qualify for a discount towards your AROC 2019 Registration! Please click here to access the full list.

Do you belong to the Hudson, Middlesex or Union County Osteopathic Medical Society? If so, you can deduct an additional $35 from your AROC 2019 registration!

Are you a member of the NJACOFP? If so, you qualify for a $50 discount towards your AROC 2019 registration.

SO MANY WAYS TO SAVE. REGISTER TODAY!