General Information



2016 Inaugural Joint Program

Ward E. Perrin, D.O. Clinical Refresher Course and Alumni Reunion Weekend  
Illinois Osteopathic Medical Society Annual Meeting and Scientific Seminar

Thursday - Sunday| November 3 - 6, 2016

Conference Location

Hilton Chicago, Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center
3500 Midwest Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523


Online hotel reservations
Hotel reservations by phone: 630/850-5555
$125 single or double occupancy  
Request group rate for "Midwestern University"

For information, please contact

CME: 630/515-7355 or 
Alumni: 630/515-6123 or

Program Objectives


This program will offer 30 hours of Category 1-A CME for physicians through interactive session; lectures; hands on osteopathic manipulation lab training. At the conclusion of this course, the learner will be able to:

Toughest Problems in Infectious Diseases

  • Assess and recognize risk factors for reemerging viral diseases and recommend vaccine preventable measures.
  • Define and review guidelines criteria for community and healthcare associate pneumonia.
  • Define criteria for SIRS, sepsis, severe sepsis, septic shock, compare and contrast current guidelines.
  • Describe epidemiology, transmission, presentations and treatment for Hepatitis B and C.
  • Summarize the HALO approach to evaluating adult vaccine and adult vaccine needs.

Top Concerns in Pediatrics

  • Discuss strategies to counsel patents toward evidence-based medicine instead of emotion-based treatment decisions for their child.
  • Recognize, identify and describe atopic dermatitis and provide parental education.
  • Explain and demonstrate osteopathic manipulative medicine for newborn.
  • Recognize, screen and communicate with adolescents with substance abuse problems.

Osteopathic Geriatrics

  • Discuss presentation of degenerative knee and hip arthritis and treatment options.
  • Describe the care pathway for back pain.
  • Recognize movement disorder patterns.
  • Assess multiple medication regimens and understand and manage polypharmacy in the elderly.

Clinical Topics in Medicine

  • Define the pathophysiology of type 2 diabetes, importance of improving insulin secretion and proper control of blood sugar.
  • Cite typical and atypical symptoms of coronary artery disease, diagnosis guidelines and treatment recommendations.
  • Describe and discuss hypertension treatment guidelines.
  • Quote updates of biologics in rheumatology.
  • Identify safety issues concerning selected over-the-counter products.

Screening Updates and New Guidelines

  • Review updates in male and female screening guidelines.
  • Recite pediatric updates and guidelines.
  • Describe the role of the certified nurse midwife in the current healthcare system.
  • Summarize pain management updated guidelines.

Controversies in Medicine

  • Assess alternative models for delivery of care.
  • Explore strategies for safety and reduction of gun violence in the physician workplace.  
  • Understand the basic pharmacology, potential therapeutic uses and medical debate issues of marijuana and cannabinoid-like drugs.
  • Discuss current prevalence of addiction and vulnerability to develop addictions.

Practice Management and Wellness

  • Review major economic, psychology and sociology market factors influencing today's practice world.
  • Explain and demonstrate current reporting evaluation and management services (e/m) codes and modifier-25. Identify OMT procedure codes and documentation.
  • Explain current healthcare challenges for active and inactive military personnel.