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2022 Summer Symposium (Livestreaming)

Total Credits: 12.0 including 12.0 AOA Category 1-A, 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1

2 Day Event

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Summer Symposium

Formerly the Flagstaff Osteopathic Medical Conference


Livestreaming Webinar

Saturday, August 6th
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday, August 7
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.


NOTE: This is not an on-demand CME program. Content will only be available via livestreaming on these dates.

View the agenda.


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 12.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The AOMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AOMA Cancellation Policy: All requests for refunds must be in writing and received by July 6, 2022. A $20 processing fee will be deducted from the registration fee. Refunds will not be available after July 6, 2022. 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



John Ashurst, DO, MSc, FACEP, FACOEP's Profile

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Kingman Regional Medical Center GME

Dr. John Ashurst DO, MSc, FACEP, FACOEP is an emergency physician, educator, and researcher at Kingman Regional Medical Center. Having a keen interest in population health and clinical research, he received a Master of Science with a focus on Clinical Research from PCOM during residency. Since graduation, he has published more than 100 manuscripts, served on numerous journal editorial boards, and has led journal clubs at the local, regional, national, and international level. Currently, he oversees the graduate medical education program at Kingman Regional Medical Center and teaches evidence-based medicine at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine. 

Dr. Ashurst discloses that he is on the Speakers Bureau for Astra Zeneca




Teresa Bertsch, MD's Profile

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The NARBHA Institute/ The Guidance Center

Dr. Bertsch is a board-certified psychiatrist and the Vice President of Medical Affairs for The NARBHA Institute, a not-for-profit foundation. Since 2018, she has also been the Chief Medical Officer for NARBHA’s affiliate, The Guidance Center, a psychiatric hospital and behavioral health center in Flagstaff, AZ. Since 1992, she has served on numerous state-wide committees developing clinical initiatives, services and treatment priorities for Arizona Medicaid and state-funded behavioral health services and has presented nationally on clinical initiatives and integrated care programs. In 2015 she received the Arizona State Behavioral Health Leadership in Services Award from Arizona State University for designing and delivering innovative behavioral health care systems and for a lifelong dedication to public service. Dr. Bertsch received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Stanford University, and completed medical school at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, and psychiatry residency at University of New Mexico School of Medicine where she was Chief Resident.

Dr. Bertsch has no disclosures.

Geoffrey Comp, DO, FAWM's Profile

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Valleywise Health/Creighton Phoenix

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.


Adam Gregory Dawson, DO FACOEP's Profile

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Kingman Regional Medical Center

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.



William H. Devine, DO's Profile

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C- NMM OMM, C- FM and OMT, Clincal Professor

MWU GME Director OPP


Dr. Devine comes from a family of osteopathic physicians, and in medical school expanded his interests in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). He is nationally and internationally respected as a lecturer and author of topics in OMM. His skills and interests were enhanced early from his experiences while serving as a USAF MC physician with his last duty station at Luke AFB, Arizona under the Tactical Air Command (Vietnam War).

As president of the Arizona Academy of Osteopathy he brought many programs to medical students, residents and practicing physicians. He was a very active family practitioner for over 25 years, utilizing osteopathic principles and methods fully in his military and private practice. He was one of the founders of the Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and served for 26 years.

He has been honored with many awards over the years for his service to osteopathic medicine and teaching. Dr. Devine has coauthored two textbooks on Clinical Counterstrain Osteopathic Manipulation and has written and coauthored chapters in five medical textbooks and research papers. He is board certified in family medicine, OMT, neuromusculoskeletal medicine and OMM.  His practice in now is focused only on the field of osteopathic manipulative medicine and he continues to teach post-graduate medical education.

Dr. Devine has no disclosures.

Theresa Dowell, FNT, PT's Profile

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Four Peaks Healthcare Associates

Dr. Dowell is a family nurse practitioner and a physical therapist from Flagstaff, Arizona, where she owns a private practice which specializes in the treatment of Fibromyalgia, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and Post-acute Sequelae of SARS Cov-2 or long Covid.  She has a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and Master of Nursing Science from Duke University, as well as a Master of Physical Therapy from Northern Arizona University.  She is a member of the US ME/CFS Clinicians Coalition and co-authored the ME/CFS Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Treatment of ME/CFS.  She is the Medical Director of the Workwell Foundation and on the board of directors for the Poore Medical Clinic and the International Association for ME/CFS.  

Dr. Dowell has no disclosures.



Michael Druschel, MD's Profile

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Remedy Direct Primary Care

Dr. Mike Druschel is a family physician in Flagstaff Arizona at Remedy Direct Primary Care. He became co-founder of his clinic after working in federally qualified health centers and a private practice associated with a critical access hospital. Dr. Druschel has done inpatient medicine at a critical access hospital, and broad-spectrum outpatient care from deliveries to geriatrics. He is currently focused on providing high quality care to all ages in an outpatient setting at his direct primary care office. When not busy with primary care, Dr. Mike can be found playing with his 2 young girls or running with his 3-legged dog. His side passions in medicine include chronic disease management, outpatient procedures, and point-of-care ultrasound.

Dr. Druschel has no disclosures.

Erinn Gallagher, DO, PGY2's Profile

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Family Medicine Resident. AOMA BOT Resident Representative '22-'24

North Country Health Care

Tasha Rae Harder, DO's Profile

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Colorado Plateau Family Medicine Residency

Tasha Harder is a third-year family medicine resident at the Colorado Plateau Family Medicine Residency here in Flagstaff at North Country Healthcare. She is the first chief resident of the program and also recent chosen as AOMA’s resident of the year. Her passion for medicine is rooted in the body’s ability to heal itself and has taken special interest in lifestyle medicine and addiction medicine. In her free time, you can find her out running in the mountains with her dog or camping.

Dr. Harder has no disclosures.  



Michael Madsen, MD's Profile

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Dr. Michael Madsen is board-certified in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology and has been practicing forensic pathology for over ten years. He is currently the Assistant Medical Examiner for Coconino County, where he has served for nearly five years after working for six years at the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office in Ramsey, Minnesota. Dr. Madsen graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in 2006 after which he completed pathology residency at the University of Vermont. He then completed his forensic pathology fellowship at the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Dr. Madsen has no disclosures.

Michael J. Mortensen, DO's Profile

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Dr. Mortensen earned his medical degree from Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his residency training at Banner Good Samaritan in Phoenix, AZ.  He moved to Flagstaff, AZ in 2012 and worked as a hospitalist for 7 years, after which he decided to go back and do additional training in the field of endocrinology.  He completed his endocrinology fellow at the University of Arizona Phoenix campus in the summer of 2021. 

Dr. Mortensen has no disclosures.

Chad Taylor, DO's Profile

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Taylor D.O. PLLC

Dr. Chad Taylor was raised in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He received his undergraduate education at Minnesota State University and graduated in 2009. Subsequently, Dr. Taylor pursued his doctorate in osteopathic medicine at A.T. Still School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona and graduated in 2013. Dr. Taylor’s passion was rural family medicine and hospitalist medicine. However, after completing his family medicine residency program in 2016, he was recruited by a dermatology practice, Mohave Skin and Cancer Clinic, in Kingman, AZ. He became a partner until the practice was sold in 2021. Dr. Taylor then returned to the only place that has felt like home, Flagstaff AZ. He practices dermatology and family medicine at Apricus Medical Group’s Flagstaff Family Care, and is the Regional Director of Medical Education for A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine.  

Dr. Taylor has no disclosures.

Elizabeth Curtiss, MD's Profile

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North Country Health Care

Dr. Elizabeth Curtiss was born in Saginaw, Michigan and a graduate of Alma College. She obtained her medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit. She is currently in her third year of residency at the Colorado Plateau Family and Community Medicine Residency in Flagstaff, Arizona based at North Country HealthCare. She is a member of the AzAFP, AAFP, AOMA, and a health policy scholar for the AzAFP. Practice interests include Integrative Medicine and Preventive Medicine.  In her free time, she enjoys being outside hiking and paddleboarding.


Dr. Curtiss has no disclosures.

ZOOM instructions

The 2022 Summer Symposium is presented over the ZOOM streaming platform. By clicking on the green Launch Viewer button, you will be directed to the Open Zoom Meetings page.

If you already have ZOOM installed on your computer, follow the instructions to launch the Zoom meeting. Otherwise, you will need to download ZOOM. 

Download ZOOM

Enter Passcode Passcode: 084621 when prompted.

Alternatively, you may use the following instructions to launch the Conference:  

Once in the webinar, you will be placed in listen only mode. If you have questions for the presenters, move your mouse around or touch your screen and use the Q&A button to type in your question.

If you prefer to use your phone for audio, dial one of the following numbers and enter the information prompted.

1 346-248-7799

1 669-444-9171

1 669-900-6833 

Webinar ID: 942 2879 6687

Passcode: ""

For technical support, please use the technician-monitored chat function. You can also contact a technician by phone at 928-853-5261.


How to fill out Attestation Form


Log into your account on our website After Logging in successfully into your account click on the Education tab, then select from the dropdown menu My CME.

Once you’re in your main account page click the My List tab. Your previous purchases will appear below. Click the Certification button for the 8th Annual Summer Symposium to access the attestation forms.

To start filling out the attestation forms you will first have to select which lectures you attended. Click the first option Customer Attendance Confirmation. Check off all the lectures you attended and then click Submit.


Once you have selected the lectures you attended the Attestation forms for those lectures will appear bellow.



After all attestation forms are completed, you must also complete the 2022 Summer Symposium Overall Activity Evaluation to access your certificate and obtain credit.



The lectures for today, Saturday, August 6, 2022, will be livestreamed beginning at 8:00 am Arizona Time. If you launch the viewer after this time, you will be taken to the lecture in progress per the times on the agenda.

You will not be able to go back and view any lectures that were presented earlier in the day.

The 2022 Summer Symposium is presented over the ZOOM streaming platform. For information about downloading ZOOM, please go to the ZOOM instructions tab.

Only paid registrants will receive CME credit for this activity. All registrations will be verified before the issuing of certificates.


Saturday, August 6, 2022

2022 AOMA Summer Symposium Agenda

All times, lectures, and speakers subject to change.


8:00 am – 8:55 am
COVID-19: Current Diagnostic and Treatment Recommendations-

John Ashurst, DO, MSc, FACEP, FACOEP


9:00 am - 9:55 am  
Post COVID Neuropsychiatric Sequalae

Teresa Bertsch, MD


9:55 am - 10:15 am    


10:15 am - 11:10 am
Dermoscopy 101: Identifying Melanocytic Lesions

Chad Taylor, DO


11:15 am - 12:10 pm
Psychiatry and its Relationship to Osteopathic Principles and Practices
Eric Hegybeli, DO


12:10 pm - 12:45 pm


12:45 pm - 1:40 pm
Controversies in Cancer Screening

Elizabeth Curtiss, MD; Erinn Gallagher, DO; Tasha Harder, DO; Chad Taylor, DO 


1:45 pm - 2:40 pm
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): it’s not just for kids anymore
Theresa Dowell, DNP, PT


2:40 pm - 3:00 pm


3:00 pm - 3:55 pm 
Osteopathic Clinical Approach to Cardiopulmonary Conditions 
William Devine, DO


3:55 pm - 4:50 pm 
Dangers of the Desert - Scorpions and Spiders and Snakes, Oh my!

Adam Dawson, DO, FACOEP

Sunday, August 7, 2022


8:00 am - 8:55 am 
Overcoming Carb Toxicity: A Review of Type 2 Diabetes
Michael Druschel, MD


9:00 am - 9:55 am
Wilderness Medicine: A Crash Course

Geoffrey Comp, DO, FAWM


9:55 am - 10:15 am


10:15 am - 11:10 am
Cause of Death and the Death Certificate
Michael Madsen, MD


11:15 am - 12:10 pm 
Endocrinology Pearls 

Michael Mortensen, DO


Faculty and Planning Committee Disclosures
The following faculty and/or planning committee members have indicated that they may have a relevant financial relationship with an ineligible company that could be perceived as a potential conflict of interest.

Dr. John Ashurst is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Astra Zeneca.

Dr. Theresa Dowell will be discussing the off-label use of the following medications: Fludrocortisone, Desmopressin, Erythropoietin, Propranolol, Labetalol, Ivabradine, Guanfacine, Methyldopa, Pyridostigmine, Verapamil, Midodrine, Octreotide, Methylphenidate, Modafinil, Venlafaxine, Bupropion

Planning Committee
avid Leff, DO is on the Speakers’ Bureau for Abbvie, Alfa Sigma, Allergan, Gilead and Salix.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

All other faculty and planning committee members have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

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 12.0 hours of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician's participation in this activity.

The Arizona Osteopathic Medical Association (AOMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AOMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.