Annual Meeting 2021

December 3-5, 2021

We have an exceptional agenda in store for you at our upcoming event.  It’s been designed to ensure your time at the event is productive, valuable and enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you.

December 3, 2021

7:30-8:15 am Registration and Breakfast with Dedicated Exhibit Hours
8:15 Opening Remarks
8:30-10:00am Concussion Update by Adam Susmarski, DO
10:00-11:00am
Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for Neck and Low Back Pain by David Itskevich, DO
11:00-11:15am Dedicated Exhibit Hours
11:15am-12:00pm “Doctor, Can You Help Me Get Disability….?“ by Paul R. Fowler DO, JD, FCLM, FAAFP, FAOCOPM
12:00-1:15  Sponsored Lunch Slot
1:15-2:15pm Updates in Stroke and Other Neurological Disorders by John K. Lynch, DO
2:15-3:30pm COVID-19: An Interactive Discussion by Joyce Johnson, DO and James Calderwood, Esq.
3:30-4:15pm  Hip Fractures in the Eldery by Eric Bontempo, DO
4:15-4:30pm Dedicated Exhibit Hours
4:30-5:30pm  Osteopathic Retrospective by Ruth Robinson, DO
5:30-6:30pm  27th Anniversary Celebration Cocktail Reception
6:30pm Program Adjourns for the Day

December 4, 2021

7:30-8:00 am   Breakfast
8:00-9:00am  Deprescribing Benzodiazepine: It Can Be Done by Erin VanMeter, PharmD, BCACP
9:00-10:00am  Anthrax: The Other Pathogen We Have to Worry About by Tyler Cymet, DO
10:00-10:15am Dedicated Exhibit Hours
10:15-11:15am  Revolutionizing the Management of Your Patients With CKD at Risk of Progression With or Without T2D (Sponsored) by Paul Tomasic, MD, MS, FACP, FACE
11:15am-12:00pm  Non-Financial Aspects of Physician Retirement by Susan Moriaty, MD
12:00-1:30pm Sponsored Lunch with Featured Speaker from Legally Mine
1:30-2:00pm  Resident Talk
2:00-3:00pm Reversing Diabetes: Finding Health by Catherine Feaga, DO
3:00-3:15 Dedicated Exhibit Hours
3:15-4:00pm  Cardiovascular Exercise Complications by James Ziccardi, DO
4:00-5:30pm  Body Piercing: Managing Complications by David Afzal, DO
5:30pm Program Adjourns for the Day

December 5, 2021

7:30-8:00 am  Breakfast and Exhibit Hours
8:00-10:00am OMT Workshop by Grady Kaiser, DO
10:00-10:15am Dedicated Exhibit Hours
10:15-11:15am Update in Diabetes Management by CDR Thanh D. Hoang, DO, FACP, FACE
11:15-12:15pm  Updates in Geriatric Medicine by Elizabeth Phung, DO
12:15-1:00pm Lunch
1:00-2:30pm  Heart Disease by Ali Tabrizchi, DO
2:30-3:15pm  Telemedicine Enhancements to Maximize Benefit of Medications for Addiction Treatment (MAT) by Anthony Dekker, DO and Patricia A. Roe, PsyD PMHNP-BC
3:15-3:30pm Dedicated Exhibit Hours
3:30-6:00pm Reducing Risk in Pain Management by Anthony Dekker, DO
6:00pm Program Adjourns

Meet Our Annual Meeting 2021 Chairman
CDR Thanh D. Hoang, DO, FACP, FACE

Dr. Hoang’s early experiences in Vietnam and his health-related work throughout the years have cultivated virtues of compassion, commitment and understanding which provide him with a strong foundation for a career in Internal Medicine.

Dr. Hoang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry and graduated with cum laude from the University of Maryland, College Park. He received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2004 and completed his internship and residency training at the National Naval Medical Center (NNMC), Bethesda, Maryland in 2007.

Dr. Hoang had served as a staff internist at the U.S. Naval Hospital Yokosuka, Japan from 2007-2009 and received a Teacher of the Year award 2008- 2009. Dr Hoang completed his fellowship training at NNMC and is board certified in endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He served as a staff endocrinologist at National Naval Medical Center (2011-2012) and at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (2012-2013). He served as Head, Endocrinology and Metabolism Division and Diabetes Champion at the Naval Medical Center San Diego (2013-2016) and Associate Professor in medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Endocrinology. He has authored a variety of publications, including peerreviewed articles, letter to the editor, and book chapters. He was recognized as “Associate Master Clinician Award” (2014) from Naval Medical Center San Diego. He came back to Walter Reed National Medical Center, Bethesda in November 2016 to join the Endocrinology clinic here and to serve as the National Capital Consortium Endocrinology Fellowship Program Director.

COURSE FACULTY

Registration Fees

Register Today! Reserve Your Spot!

Membership in MAOP is verified prior to the Annual Meeting and MAOP member dues MUST be paid by March 31, 2021.

Physician Member $ 595.00

Physician Non Member $795.00

Speaker Rate $450.00

Special Military Rate $595.00

Retired Physician Rate $450.00

Intern/Resident Member $275.00

Student Member $150.00

Physician Member Daily Rate $350.00

Physician Non Member Daily Rate $425.00

Continuing Medical Education

The Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maryland Association of Osteopathic Physicians designates this program for a maximum of 25 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

Venue

Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center
9751 Washingtonian Boulevard
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

We have secured a great group rate for our meeting. Reserve your overnight accommodations at the Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center for $109.00 per night. 

About Your Travel

Airport Information

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Airport Phone:  (703) 572-2700
Hotel direction: 31 miles SW

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle
    fee: $90 one way on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: $90 one way

Driving directions to hotel

Take Dulles Access Rd. to I-495 North. Follow I-495 N to I-270 North. Take Exit 9B (Sam Eig Hwy. West). Take exit for Washingtonian Blvd. Follow Washingtonian Blvd around two traffic circles. Hotel is on the left .5 miles past the Rio complex.

Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI)

Airport Phone: (410) 859-7111
Hotel direction: 45.3 miles W

This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle; fee: 90 USD (one way) ;on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: 90 USD (one way)

Driving directions to hotel

Follow I-95 South I-495 West (towards Silver Spring and Bethesda) to I-270 North. Take Exit 9B (Sam Eig Highway West). Turn left at first light onto Fields Rd. At next light, turn left on Rio Blvd. which turns into Washingtonian Blvd. Hotel is on left.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Airport Phone:  (703) 417-8000
Hotel direction: 31.4 miles NW
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  • Alternate transportation: Super Shuttle; fee: 70 USD (one way) ;on request
  • Estimated taxi fare: 70 USD (one way)
  • Subway service, fee: 6 USD (one way)

Driving directions to hotel

Follow I-66 West to I-495 North to I-270 North. Take Exit 9B (Sam Eig Highway West). At first light, turn left onto Fields Rd. At next light, turn left on Rio Blvd. which turns into Washingtonian Blvd. Hotel is on left.

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