WesternU Alumni – COMPCME

COMP’s 9th Annual CME Conference

Saturday, May 7, 2016 ~ 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

WesternU’s Health Education Center

Lecture Hall 1 ~ Second Floor

701 E 2nd St ~ Pomona, CA


Schedule (subject to change)

 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 David Connett, DO ’84, Vice Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

 7:10-8:00 a.m.

 Session I: The Power of Breath for Health and Wellbeing
 Director of Clinical Education Natalie Nevins, DO ’97, MSHPE ’97

 8:00-9:50 a.m.

 Breakfast with OMS II Class
 Silent Auction

 9:50-10:40 a.m.

 Session II: End of Life Care – A Holistic Approach
 presented by Elnaz Shahabi-Abney, DO ’08, MSHS ’08

 10:40-11:30 a.m.

 Session III: Clinical Applications for Proper Opioid Use
 presented by Arash Nafissi, DO ’08

 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 Lunch & Silent Auction

 Session IV: Advances in Orthopedic Surgery
 presented by Matthew Pautz, DO ’94, MSHPE ’94

 12:30-1:20 p.m.

 Session V: Overview of Modern, Concise Tools and Modalities Available to the Primary Care Physician in the Treatment of Depression 
 presented by Chin Tang, DO ’02

 1:20-1:30 p.m.


 1:30-2:20 p.m.

 Session VI: Occupational Dermatology 
 presented by Vice Dean David Connett, DO ’84

 2:20-3:10 p.m.

 Session VII: Conquering Obesity – Understanding Current Advances in Weight Management
 presented by Hemesh Patel, DO ’08

 3:10-3:20 p.m.

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

 3:20-4:10 p.m.

 Session VIII: 2016 Update on the Evidence Base of Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
 presented by Professor Michael Seffinger, DO

 4:10-5:00 p.m.

 Session IX: Hands-On OMT Workshop
 facilitated by Professor Michael Seffinger, DO 

 5:00 p.m.


Thank you to Wells Fargo for sponsoring COMP’s 9th Annual Continuing Medical Education Conference!



Registration is now open. The cost is $75 for COMP alumni and $125 for non-COMP alumni and includes breakfast and lunch.



  • The AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education has approved this program for 9 hours of AOA Category 1-A 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 is available in the Patient Care Center (PCC) Parking Structure on the northwest corner of Towne Ave and 2nd St. (view 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.