NYITCOM Academic & Scientific Symposium

The Evolution and Revolution of Osteopathic Medicine

Friday, September 15, 2017
Riland Auditorium, NYITCOM-Long Island

Preliminary Agenda (Subject to Change)


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8:15 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O.

Dean, NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine


Jerry Balentine, D.O., FACOEP, FACEP

Dean, College of Osteopathic Medicine
Vice President, Health Sciences and Medical Affairs, NYIT


Symposium Moderator

Jeffrey Perry, D.O., NYITCOM Class of ’89

Physiatrist and Clinical Instructor, Departments Rehabilitation Medicine and Orthopaedic Surgery, NYU Langone

9:00 a.m.

Tactical Medicine from NYITCOM to Afghanistan to the White House

Col. Kevin O'Connor, D.O., NYITCOM Class of ’92

Health Care Consultant, White House Physician and Physician to Vice President Biden (2006-2017)

9:30 a.m.

Medical Support in Disaster Relief and Humanitarian Assistance

Major General, U.S. Army, Ret. Philip Volpe, D.O., NYITCOM Class of ’83

Independent Health Care Consultant, Ret., Former Commanding General, Western Medical Command, U.S. Army

10:00 a.m.

Center for Medicare and Medicaid Service: Clinician Engagement

Barbara Connors, D.O., M.P.H., NYITCOM Class of ’81

Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Region III Office

10:30 a.m.

Refreshment and Networking Break

11:00 a.m.

Innovations in State Medical Regulation: Are you Ready?

Humayun J. Chaudhry, D.O., MACP, MACOI, NYITCOM Class of ’91

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federation of State Medical Boards
Chairman, International Association of Medical Regulatory Authorities

11:30 a.m.

Controlled Substance Prescribing: How to protect your patient and yourself

Thomas Jan, D.O., FAOCPMR, NYIT Class of ’91,

Director, Chronic Pain Services, John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Chairman, American Osteopathic Pain Medicine Conjoint Exam Committee
Medical Director, LICADD Opioid overdose Prevention Program

12:00 p.m.

Concierge Medicine: The Real Facts

Andrea Klemes, D.O., FACE, NYITCOM Class of ’87

Chief Medical Officer, MDVIP

12:30 p.m.

Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Osteopathic Medical Education: Ready for Person Centered Medicine in the 21st Century?

Regina Olasin, D.O., FAAP, FACP, NYITCOM Class of ’82

Chief Medical Officer, Care for the Homeless, New York

2:00 p.m.

Innovation at a Medical University Campus: Up Close and Personalized

Robert J. Corona Jr., D.O., MBA, FCAP, FASCP, NYITCOM Class of ’86

Chair of the Department of Pathology, John B. Henry Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine,
SUNY Upstate Medical University

2:30 p.m.

Advances in the Prevention of Performance-Enhancing Drugs Used in Sports

Gerard Varlotta, D.O., FACSM, NYITCOM Class of ’83

3:00 p.m.

Scoliosis from Diagnosis to the Cutting and Non Cutting Edges of Current Progress

Sheldon Yao, D.O., NYITCOM Class of ’02

Chair, Associate Professor, Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, NYITCOM

3:30 p.m.

The Evolution of the Surgical Treatment of Scoliosis and its Convergence with Osteopathic Principles

Anthony Petrizzo, D.O., NYITCOM Class of ’99

Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, New York University's Langone Medical Center


4:00 p.m.

Closing Remarks

Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O