WesternU Alumni – COMPCME

COMP’s 11th Annual CME Conference

Saturday, June 23, 2018

WesternU Campus ~ Pomona, Calif.


Save the Date!


2017 Schedule & presentation materials

 6:30 a.m. 

 Attendee Check-in and Onsite Registration begin. Coffee available.

 7:00-7:10 a.m.

 Welcome – Osteopathic Philosophy and Medical Education
 presented by Conference Moderator Mike Katsaros, DO – Chair of Internal Medicine, COMP

 7:10-8:00 a.m.

 Session I – CKD and Precision Medicine… A Look to the Future
 Edward Barnes, MD – Assisitant Dean of Longitudinal Curriculum and Experiential Education, COMP

 8:00-9:50 a.m.

 Breakfast with OMS II Class
 Silent Auction

 9:50-10:40 a.m.

 Session II – What You Need to Know about E-Cigarettes But Are Afraid to Ask
David Goya, DO – Pulmonary Medicine specialist,  Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara

 10:40-11:30 a.m.

 Session III – Updates in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
 Edward Junkins, MD – Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, COMP-Northwest

 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 Lunch & Silent Auction

 Session IV – Lumbar Radiculitis & Radiculopathy
 Dan Miulli, DO – Neurosurgery Residency Program Director, Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

 12:30-1:20 p.m.

 Session V – Burnout and Resilience in the Medical Profession
 Chaya Prasad, MD – Associate Professor of Pathology, COMP

 1:20-1:30 p.m.


 1:30-2:20 p.m.

 Session VI – Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis: Review and Updates
Mike Katsaros, DO – Chair of Internal Medicine, COMP

 2:20-3:10 p.m.

 Session VII – Care of the Bariatric Patient:
 Exploring the Role of the Primary Care Provider in Preparing for Bariatric Surgery and Delivering Long Term Post-Operative Care
 Hemesh Patel, DO ’08 – Family Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente Huntington Beach

 3:10-3:20 p.m.

 Walk to OMM Lab, Health Science Center, 2nd Floor

 3:20-4:10 p.m.

 Session VIII: 2017 Update on the Evidence Base of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Michael Seffinger, DO – Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, COMP

 4:10-5:00 p.m.

 Session IX: OMT Workshop
 Michael Seffinger, DO – Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, COMP

 5:00 p.m.




Registration for the 2018 conference is expected to open by mid-February.



  • The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education has not yet been contacted about approving this program for CME Credits.
  • Throughout the day, Sigma Sigma Phi, the official National Osteopathic Honors Fraternity, will be holding their annual silent auction; so bring your checkbook to bid on a variety of items.
  • Conference Lectures will be held in Lecture Hall 1 (Room 2001), Second Floor, Health Education Center (HEC: 701 E Second St)
  • The OMT Workshops will be held in the OMM Lab on the Second Floor of the Health Sciences Center (HSC: 450 E Second St)
  • Complimentary parking will be available in the Patient Care Center (PCC) Parking Structure on the northwest corner of S Towne Ave and E 2nd St. or in the employee parking lot adjacent to the northwest corner of HEC (see campus map)
  • Registration Questions? Please contact the Alumni Office at alumni@westernu.edu or (909) 469-ALUM.
  • CME Credit Questions? Please contact Amanda Yochum at ayochum@westernu.edu or (909) 706-3541.