Total Credits: 21.5 including 21.5 AOA Category 1-A, 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1
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The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The AOMA designates this program for a maximum of 21.5 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits and will report CME credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. AOMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AOMA Annual Convention Cancellation Policy: All requests for refunds must be in writing and received by March 27, 2023. A $50 processing fee will be deducted from the registration fee. Refunds will not be available after March 27, 2023. A credit for a future CME event may be issued.
AOMA Grievance Policy: The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association strives to provide continuing medical education programs to fulfill the needs of the attendees and to meet the AOA Accreditation Requirements and ACCME Accreditation Requirements. Comments, questions, or complaints should be submitted in writing to Teresa Roland, Director of Education, by mail to AOMA, 1951 W. Camelback Rd., Suite 105, Phoenix, AZ 85015, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Dr. Ambrosia is an interventional cardiologist specializing in coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertensive heart disease, stroke and carotid artery disease, coronary angiography and angioplasty, carotid angioplasty and stenting, TEE, PFO closure, renal artery angioplasty and stenting, and TAVI procedure.
Dr. Ambrosia is board certified in cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology and a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. He received his osteopathic medical degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Ambrosia practices with Cardiovascular Associates of Mesa.
Dr. Ambrosia has no disclosures.
Dr. John Ashurst is an emergency physician, educator, and researcher at Kingman Regional Medical Center. Over the last two years, he has served in the role as a scientific liaison for the COVID-19 pandemic and provided medical direction for vaccine, monoclonal antibody, and telehealth clinics. He has received several grants to study the effects of COVID-19 on rural populations and has published several manuscripts on the topic. Currently, he oversees the graduate medical education program at Kingman Regional Medical Center and teaches at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine.
Dr. Ashurst is on the Speakers' Bureau for Astra Zenica.
Dr. Barnett-Trapp is a second-generation osteopathic family physician. She completed a family medicine residency at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center and stayed on as faculty providing full-spectrum family medicine care, including hospital and obstetrical services. Dr. Barnett-Trapp completed a fellowship in academic medicine through the University of Arizona and has a passion for medical education. She recently switched from graduate medical education to undergraduate medical education working at Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine as a clinical assistant professor in the department of osteopathic family and community medicine. She serves on multiple national and state boards including A.T. Still University Board of Trustees, Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, and Arizona Society of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. Additionally, Dr. Barnett-Trapp serves on numerous local and national committees. Dr. Barnett-Trapp lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and three kids, Grayson 10, Beckett 5, and AJ 3.
Dr. Barnett-Trapp has no disclosures.
Dr. Brown is board certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine and Assistant Clinical Faculty at Midwestern University, AZCOM.
She Graduated from William Jewell College in 2012 with a BS in business marketing with a pre-med minor.
She graduated from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2019 and completed her residency in osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal manipulative medicine in 2022 in Lewisburg, WV.
Dr. Brown Provides conservative treatment to neuromusculoskeletal concerns.
She enjoys outdoor activities like fly fishing and bicycling, playing violin, and time with friends and family.
Dr. Brown has no disclosures.
Dr. Geoffrey Comp completed medical school at KCU-COM in Kansas City, and emergency medicine residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH before returning back home to Arizona. He is currently an Associate Program Director for the Creighton University School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Valleywise Health Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona (Formerly Maricopa Medical Center). Dr. Comp participates as a leader, mentor, and advocate for wilderness medicine and EM medical education at various levels of education and training. His professional and research focus includes wilderness medicine, physician wellness, mentorship, as well as innovation in medical education. He is constantly seeking out opportunities to combine his interests through collaboration and personal outdoor exploration.
Dr. Comp has no disclosures.
Dr. Costanzo is a family medicine physician who graduated from A.T. Still University in Mesa and completed her residency with the Wright Center in Tucson. She has worked for Banner Medical Group since completing her training. She is also an Assistant Professor for the Family Community & Preventive Medicine program at U of A Medical School in Phoenix, a Board Member of the ACOFP-AZ and Delegate to AOMA. Dr. Costanzo incorporates osteopathic principles in the care of patients of all ages.
Dr. Costanzo has no disclosures.
Dr. Daliman is an interventional cardiologist specializing in intervention via transradial approach, coronary and peripheral interventions including atherectomy and totally occluded arteries, ultrasound-guided peripheral interventions including limb salvage, venous stenting and radiofrequency venous ablation, advanced expertise in TTE, TEE including 3D and strain imaging.
Dr. Daliman is board certified in general cardiology, interventional cardiology and internal medicine. She received her osteopathic medical degree from Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine, Glendale, AZ. Dr. Daliman practices with Cardiovascular Associates in Mesa, AZ.
Dr. Daliman has no disclosures.
Originally from Phoenix, Dr Adam Dawson is sometimes known as the "Scorpion Doctor". He completed his residency training in Kingman, AZ then stayed in Kingman transitioning into roles as core faculty and the Emergency Department Medical Director. He loves caring for patients and loves teaching. He is humbled to have been named the residency program's 2018 Student Educator of the Year and the hospital's 2020 Physician of the Year. He loves spending time with his wife Allyssa and their five children.
Dr. Dawson has no disclosures.
Jason Haxton, MA, DO (h.c.) has been the director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine since January 2001. Besides managing the Museum that was created in 1934, he makes multiple international trips each year and during COVID he visits by ZOOM as an addition to many osteopathic online curriculums. He is active with Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) for physicians too. He provides lectures, historic research materials and promotes the principles of osteopathic medicine through exhibits in the USA and abroad. At A.T. Still University in Kirksville he keeps a busy as Advisor to SAHOPs (Society for the Advancement of Historical Osteopathy and Philosophy Organization), along with teaching medical students and welcoming guests from around the world to the museum.
Jason worked on a variety of documentaries which includes the Historical Emmy award PBS 2017: “The Feminine Touch” Spanish 2019: “The Science of Osteopathy” and German 2020: “Osteopathie Heilen mit den Handen”
He authored “Andrew Taylor Still – Father of Osteopathic Medicine” a biography for young readers (10-12 years). This is the first book of its kind approved for school curriculum in social studies.
He contributed the opening history chapter on osteopathy for an Osteopathic textbook – English and German Language Elsevier: Lehrbuch Osteopathische Medzin - Johannes Mayer & Clive Standen - published in British English in 2019.
Jason received several Library and Museum grants all totaling half a million dollars to process and put online the Museum’s 100,000 artifacts and to create K-8th grade health curriculum. The Museum just received a $50,000 grant to organize and preserve the textiles in the collection. His leadership at the Museum was recognized as an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Shining STAR organization for its work promoting the osteopathic profession worldwide. The Museum was recognized this July with National American Alliance of Museums Accreditation the highest standard in the Museum profession.
Dr. Haxton has no disclosures.
Dr. Henry received his Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1998 from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He completed his pediatric residency training in 2001 at A.I. DuPont Hospital for Children/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Wilmington, Delaware. He completed pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship training in 2004 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He has been on the faculty at Phoenix Children’s since 2004.
Dr. Henry is the Section Chief of the Liquid Tumor Program in the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, the Director of the Early Drug Development Program, and the Director of the Histiocytosis Program at Phoenix Children’s. Dr. Henry also is a founding Board Member and Chair of the Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Working Group in the North American Consortium for Histiocytosis (NACHO). He is the Chair of the Education Committee in the Histiocyte Society. In addition, Dr. Henry serves on the Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group.
Dr. Henry has no disclosures.
Dr. Bell is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and did a residency in OB GYN.
She obtained her MBA at the University of Washington. She has served in many capacities from private practice to High-Risk OB Hospitalist, Associate Dean in building a new osteopathic medical school in San Antonio, TX, Chief Medical Officer, and Medical Director for Microsoft at Premera Blue Cross. She has worked for the insurance health care companies including Humana, Cigna and United health Care in Utilization Management, Fraud and abuse, and billing. Currently Dr. Bell is Associate Clinical Professor teaching at AZCOM and seeing patients for women’s health and OMM.
Dr. Jedynak-Bell has no disclosures.
Michelle D. Mifflin, DO is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in Family Medicine at Midwestern University. Concurrently, she serves as the Director and Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine Faculty Advisor for Health Outreach through Medicine and Education (H.O.M.E.), assisting students in providing free medical care to homeless shelters in the Phoenix area. She also acts as the Faculty Advisor for the Midwestern University Integrative Medicine Club.
Dr. Mifflin has been working as a family practice physician in the Phoenix area since 2004. She is board-certified in family medicine through the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians and specializes in working with patients with complex chronic health problems, with an emphasis on preventative care, including lifestyle and nutrition.
Dr. Mifflin earned her DO from Oklahoma State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2001, and she completed her family medicine residency through the Midwestern University Graduate Medical Education Consortium at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital in Tempe, Arizona.
Dr. Mifflin has been a volunteer physician for numerous community and sports events in the Phoenix area. She also participates as a non-medical volunteer for other organizations in the Valley of the Sun. She is active in the Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, and the Arizona Society of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
In her free time, she enjoys multiple vigorous outdoor activities and travel with her husband, step-daughter and their two dogs. Dr. Mifflin participated in sprint triathlons during her residency training. She and her husband designed and built their home in 2006, acting as General Contractor and general labor for the entire project. Michelle has been practicing yoga consistently since 2010, as a means of exercise, mental focus, spiritual grounding and relaxation.
Dr. Mifflin has no disclosures.
Dr. Panico is an electrophysiologist specializing in electrophysiology and cardiology.
Dr. Panico is board certified in Cardiovascular disease and internal medicine. He received his osteopathic medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL. Dr. Panico practices with Cardiovascular Associates in Mesa, AZ.
Dr. Panico is a consultant, trainer and speaker for Impulse Dynamics and a consultant and speaker for Abbott.
Dr. Ariana Peters graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003. She completed her residency in internal medicine in 2007 at Beaumont Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan and has worked as a hospitalist since that time. She received her fellowship in internal medicine from the American College of Osteopathic Internists and is a fellow in the Society of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Peters joined Mayo Clinic in 2011 where she is the Care Management Medical Director and Lead Physician Advisor for Clinical Documentation Integrity. She is a consultant in the division of Hospital Internal Medicine. Dr. Peters is the President-Elect for the Association of Physician Leaders in Care Management, part of the American Case Management Association. She is currently pursuing an Executive Healthcare MBA through the UC Denver Business School.
Dr. Peters has no disclosures.
Dr. Raney received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Arizona and then completed postgraduate residency training in primary care at the Medical College of Virginia Hospitals in Richmond, Virginia. She is currently a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Midwestern University College of Pharmacy in Glendale, Arizona. She practiced as a clinical pharmacist in the Midwestern University Family Medicine Clinic, providing collaborative disease management services for patients with chronic cardiometabolic conditions for 15 years. Her primary teaching responsibilities and clinical interests are in the areas of endocrinology, with an emphasis on diabetes and women’s health. Her scholarship efforts focus on the development and evaluation of continuous professional development strategies for students and practicing clinician educators.
Dr. Raney will Discuss off-label use of GLP-Receptor Agonists - Comparison of weight loss associated with all medications within the class.
Dr. Sangkam completed a family medicine residency at St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix where she served as Chief Resident in 2016 and became a faculty physician there after graduating from residency. For four years, she trained resident physicians in full spectrum family medicine. She enjoys teaching and mentoring the next generation of physicians and is currently working full time at Midwestern University as a Clinical Assistant Professor, seeing patients in the Multispecialty Clinic and teaching medical students at Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sangkam is committed to providing comprehensive and personal care to her patients and enjoys the long-term relationships she is able to develop with them as a family physician. In her spare time, Dr. Sangkam enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children.
Dr. Sangkam has no disclosures.
Christine Saraceni, DO, MS attended medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. She graduated in the class of 2009. She also obtained a Masters degree in microbiology at Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated in 2004.She completed her osteopathic internship at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida and graduated in the class of 2010. She did her internal medicine residency and hematology oncology fellowship training at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA where she served as the chief hematology oncology fellow. She is board-certified in internal medicine, hematology, and medical oncology.
She joined Ironwood Cancer & Research Centers in August 2016 where she specializes in adult cancers and hematologic disorders. She values medical education and continues to mentor medical students and residents in her clinic. She has special interest in women's health and breast cancer, melanoma, and multiple myeloma. She is research oriented and has published multiple articles in peer- reviewed journals and has presented at national and regional professional meetings. She is married and enjoys spending her free time doing competitive cycling and snowboarding. She has also been a captain of women’s cycling racing teams. She is dedicated to improving health and to supporting each of her patients journey with cancer with a personalized, patient- focused approach. She also strives to bring the latest advancements in delivery of cancer care and therapeutics to each of her patients.
Dr. Saraceni has no disclosures.
Dr. Sellers is a Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine he is
board certified in both Sports Medicine and Family Practice and board certified in Musculoskeletal (MSK) Ultrasound, with the Alliance for Physician Certification and Advancement (APCA).
Dr. Sellers has been in practice since 1987, Dr. Sellers graduated from the Osteopathic College of Oklahoma State University, internship at Phoenix General Hospital, and completed a sports medicine fellowship at the Center for Sports Medicine and Orthopedics in Phoenix. Dr Sellers has been team physician for various sports teams, including the NBA Phoenix Suns, NHL Phoenix Coyotes, Arena Football Arizona Rattlers, USA Wrestling, area high schools and is past team physician with Grand Canyon University and Glendale Community College. He has served on the board of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine and is presently Adjunct Clinical Professor at Midwestern University and AT Still University.
He is currently in private practice, focusing on Sports Medicine and rehabilitation, MSK Diagnostic and Interventional Ultrasound, including Orthobiologics, such Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP), Human Chorion Membrane (Amnio), and Bone Marrow Aspirate Concentrate (BMAC). He also performs Percutaneous Tenotomy and fenestration techniques under MSK Ultrasound guidance. In 2015, his facility was designated as the first Site Certified Diagnostic Ultrasound Center in Arizona by the American Institute of Ultrasound Medicine.
Dr. Sellers has no disclosures.
Maritza Valenzuela oversees ADHS’ Office of Injury and Violence Prevention, which includes injury prevention, sexual violence prevention, domestic violence services, suicide prevention, and opioid response and prevention programs. A fifth-generation Arizonan, she discovered a passion for public health while conducting HIV testing and education across Phoenix with Terros. Ms. Valenzuela received a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and has more than 14 years of experience advancing innovative and data-driven programs in national, state, and local public health agencies. Before returning to Arizona in 2021, Ms. Valenzuela provided leadership on local youth health initiatives at the Public Health Institute at Denver Health (formerly Denver Public Health), including facilitating youth-adult partnerships in the workplace, leading a cross-sector collaboration on youth violence prevention, initiating linkages to clinical and hospital-based programs, and creating innovative processes for the 2017 Denver Youth Health Assessment and 2019 report How Gun Violence Affects Youth in Denver.
Ms. Valenzuela has no disclosures.
PASHA YAMOTAHARI is celebrating his 13th season at The Phoenix Theatre Company (www.phoenixtheatre.com) as Associate Producing Director and his 11th season as Artistic Director of Partners That Heal (www.partnersthatheal.org)! Phoenix via Tehran, Iran, Nice, France and Toronto, Canada. Education: ASU B.A Journalism Cronkite School French Minor, AAFA Theatre and Film Arts SCC. Affiliations: Proud member of ACLP, LMDA, SAFD, Eugene O’Neill Fellow, National Critics Institute, Kennedy Center. From his personal history as a child, he endured lengthy hospital stays and experienced first-hand the difficulties and challenges of being isolated in any vulnerability scenario. Now, as an adult nearly fluent in five languages, with extensive training in improvisational techniques with Cirque Du Soleil and FESFO, as a former area director for non-profit child care centers for high-risk children and his current work as Associate Producing Director for The Phoenix Theatre Company, he is passionate of the work that Partners That Heal delivers in making meaningful and lasting contributions to any human being in any vulnerability scenario.
Mr. Yamotahri has no disclosures.