CME Event 3-5-13
Clinical Application of OMM for the Spine and Extremities – March 5, 2013
Sheldon YaoOn Tuesday, March 5, 2013, the OMM department, in conjunction with the Alumni Association, held an Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Continuing Medical Education Program titled, “Clinical Application of OMM for the Spine and Extremities.” There were over 55 participants who attended the event. The OMM department faculty members, with assistance of the Academic Medicine Scholars, provided an intense 3 hour review of OMM diagnosis and treatment. 
This program was unique because the participants were provided with the course material, via a website, containing videos and written descriptions of the techniques taught. The material covered diagnosis of the entire spine and the extremities and techniques to for treating patients with common clinical presentations. By providing the material and videos ahead of time, the participants were able to have more hands-on practice time during the course. Overall the event’s feedback was positive.
OMM“I thought the program was great and I refreshed my skills a lot” –Thomas Chan, D.O.
“The guidance and feedback provided by the table trainers in this workshop were invaluable, and I feel more confident now about utilizing more OMM techniques in my primary care practice” - Kathleen Pergament, D.O.
The OMM department at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine continuously strives to look for innovative ways to provide osteopathic education to students and physicians. 
Special thanks to the OMM department faculty and table trainers that contributed to help make the event successful:
OMM Faculty:
Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O.
Elizabeth Caron, D.O.
Theodore Flaum, D.O.
Patricia Kooyman, D.O.
To-Shan Li, D.O.
Michael Terzella, D.O.
Sheldon Yao, D.O.
Course table trainers:
Academic Scholars 2013 OMS III: Muhammad Durrani, Christopher Husko, Sara Hyatt, Meredith Loh, Melissa Meghpara, Alyssa Miceli, Sara Soshnick, Kathleen Vazzana
Dr. Trang Nguyen – South Hampton NMM/OMM resident PGY III

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