Myrtle Beach, S.C., destination for annual Summer Seminar

The WVSOM Alumni Association’s annual Summer Seminar CME offers the best of both worlds. Health care professionals are able to fulfill continuing medical education requirements in the morning and enjoy the beach in the afternoon.

The seminar, which takes place in Myrtle Beach, S.C., offers alumni a relaxed educational experience while allowing them to acquire continuing medical education credits required by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). This year, more than 150 people attended the event, which took place June 12-15 at the Kingston Plantation.

Seventeen presentations were offered to seminar attendees. Presentation topics included burnout and moral injury, yoga and osteopathy, unusual cases in urology, physicians taking on the patient role, osteoarthritis, the KETO diet, medical qigong, treatment of depression among the geriatric population, lung cancer screening, autism spectrum disorder, boundary considerations in a clinical setting, enhancing patient motivation, vaccines in modern medicine and sessions pertaining to managing the opioid epidemic.

WVSOM President James W. Nemitz, Ph.D., also presented a session titled “Conversation and Updates With the President.” He spoke about his inaugural year as president and some of the changes that will take place at WVSOM in coming months, such as replacing the wall along Lee Street in front of the main building and using previously purchased alumni bricks to revamp the flagpole in front of the school. He also shared information about plans for a testing center for student exams on the school’s campus.

Seminar presenters were Michael Brackman, D.O.; Jenny Klaus Flaim, D.O.; James Nemitz, Ph.D.; Faith Payne, D.O.; Kristina Hawkins, D.O.; Nicole Goddard, D.O.; Kim Fairley, D.O.; Jo Shen, D.O.; Jawad Zafar, D.O.; Michael Pritchett, D.O.; Brittany Woodall, D.O.; Machelle Linsenmeyer, Ed.D.; Gretchen Lovett, Ph.D.; Matthew Orr, Ph.D.; Jennifer Bailey, D.O.; and James Berry, D.O.

The Family Picnic Reception, hosted by the WVSOM Foundation, took place June 12 at the Palmettos Pavilion. Alumni and their families were treated to a buffet and games including hula-hoop, limbo and cornhole contests. WVSOM swag was given to winners in each of the games.

Next year’s Summer Seminar will take place June 10-13, 2020.

Date Added: 
Monday, July 1, 2019