Conference Schedule

Thursday, September 20, 2018

7:00 AM to 5:30 PM | Registration
7:00 to 7:45 AM | Continental Breakfast 

Welcome and Conference Overview
Program Chair, William Moran, D.O., CS

7:35 to 7:45 AM

Medicine Update: William Moran, D.O., CS
Oak Brook Ballroom

7:45 to 8:45 AM | Diabetes Update | Arcot Dwarakanathan, M.D., FACE
8:45 to 9:45 AM | Gastroenterology Update | Edward J. Jurkovic, D.O., FACOI, AGAF
9:45 to 10:00 AM | Break
10:00 to 11:00 AM | Anti-Microbial Resistance: Where Are We Now? | Ruba S. Odeh, D.O.
11:00 AM to Noon | Pulmonology Update | Timothy McGee, D.O., FCCP, ABSM
Noon to 1:15 PM | Buffet Lunch 

Keynote Address and Luncheon | I'm the Doctor, So I'm In Charge, Right
Karen J. Nichols, D.O., M.A., MACOI, CS

12:15 to 1:15 PM 

Geriatric Medicine: Sarah Siddiqui, D.O.
Oak Brook Ballroom

1:15 to 2:15 PM | Geriatric Assessment | Gary Knepp, D.O., FACOFP
2:15 to 2:30 PM | Break
2:30 to 3:30 PM | Orthopedic Challenges: Osteoporosis | Nathan J. Fanter, D.O.
3:30 to 4:30 PM | Identifying and Assessing the Medically Impaired DriverAnne Hegberg, OTR/L, CDRS
4:30 to 5:30 PM | Memory Complaints as a Presenting Symptom: Differential Diagnosis and Evaluation Approach for Primary Care | Robert G. Kohn, D.O.

Friday, September 21, 2018

7:00 AM to 5:30 PM | Registration
7:15 to 7:45 AM | Continental Breakfast 

Cardiology Update: Brian Poustinchian, D.O., FACP, FACOI
Oak Brook Ballroom

7:45 to 8:45 AM | Approach to Chest Pain and Coronary Artery Disease | Vincent Johnson, M.D., M.B.A.
8:45 to 9:45 AM | Pearls in Cardiac Testing | Farah Hussain, D.O.
9:45 to 10:00 AM | Break
10:00 to 11:00 AM | Updates in Congestive Heart Failure | Manan Naik, D.O.
11:00 AM to Noon | Updates in Atrial Fibrillation | Michael Alebich, D.O., FACPCCOM

Alumni Awards Luncheon

Noon to 1:30 PM |  Riverview Ballroom
Please join us to honor our 2018 award recipients:

Practice Management: Kim Huntington-Alfano, D.O.
Oak Brook Ballroom

1:30 to 2:30 PM | Population Health Management | Gary Wainer, D.O.
2:30 to 3:15 PM | Medical Legal Update | William Pintas, J.D.
3:15 to 3:30 PM | Break
3:30 to 4:15 PM | Human Trafficking | Paul Darrah, DuPage County
4:15 to 5:30 PM | Tests I Wish You Never Ordered | Michael James, D.O., FACOI; William Peppo, D.O., FACOI; and Stephen Sokalski, D.O., FACOI

CCOM Alumni Reunion 

6:30 to 7:30 PM | Cocktail Reception - Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 to 11:00 PM | CCOM Reunion and Dinner Dance - Grand Ballroom DEF
Please join the CCOM Alumni Association Board of Governors for your CCOM class reunion with special honors to alumni from classes ending in three and eight. The reunion will feature a cocktail reception, elegant dinner, after dinner party with live band, group and individual photos, and a display of yearbooks and photos from past classes. For reunion questions: 800/962-3053 or

Saturday, September 21, 2018

7:00 to 7:30 AM | Registration and Continental Breakfast 

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Oak Brook Ballroom

7:30 to 8:45 AM | Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine | Frank Serrecchia, D.O., FAAP
8:45 to 9:45 AM | Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Upper Cross SyndromeMelanie Jessen, D.O., FACOFP
9:45 to 10:00 AM | Break

CO*RE REMS Collaborative for Education

10:00 AM to Noon | Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits | Randy Calisoff, M.D.
RPC Commercial Support Disclosure Statement
This educational activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the ER/LAOpioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies. Please visit for a listing of the member companies. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the ER/LAOpioid Analgesic REMS education requirements issued by the US Food & Drug Administration.

Legacy Lecture Luncheon

Noon to 1:00 PM | W. Don Craske, D.O., M.D. and George Caleel, D.O. Legacy Lecture Luncheon Buffet - Riverview Ballroom
Presented in the standards of excellence as an educator, mentor, and in the tradition of Dr. Craske's and Dr. Caleel's perseverance and dedication to the osteopathic profession. Honored Lecturer: Anthony Grimaldi, D.O. '71
1:00 PM | Conference concludes


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