​​For information for your company to become an exhibitor,

contact Joy Studer at jastuder@nwooa.org or 419.349.0030

  We are excited to bring another of our high quality programs to you! To the right are pictures from conferences over the past several years.  We receive regular feedback about the outstanding quality of our conference and lectures.  If you have any suggestions for lectures you would like to hear,

let us know!

2017 Fall Primary Care Update

2017 Fall Update Details and Schedule


Sandusky, Ohio​ - November 10-12, 2017



Please call the Kalahari Resort for room reservations:  419-433-7200 and ask for the NWOOA room rates. Booking ID is 18589.  We will have a late check out of 1 p.m. on Sunday, November 12th to accommodate conference times.  

This program will provide participating practitioners the ability to identify frequent office maladies and inform them of the latest trends in medicine. This program is most relevant to primary care physicians, internal medicine physicians and surgeons, as well as physician’s assistants and nurse practitioners.

President/ Program Director: Nicholas J. Pfleghaar, DO; President Elect: Kris L. Lindbloom, DO; Secretary/Treasurer: John T. Rooney, DO; State Trustee: Nicholas G. Espinoza, DO; Local Trustee: Tracey O’Neal-Hooker, DO, Jennifer Pfleghaar, DO, & Roger L. Wohlwend, DO; Executive Director: Joy A. Studer; & Mercy Toledo Continuing Medical Education: Teresa Mersereau, MBA, CHCP

The NWOOA certifies credit hours in conjunction with the Ohio Osteopathic Foundation. The Ohio Osteopathic Foundation is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. No credit will be given to those physicians who fail to turn in their attestation form before departing the conference. No credit will be given for attending the ACLS course.  

This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) through the joint providership of Mercy Toledo Continuing Medical Education and the Northwest Ohio Osteopathic Association (NWOOA). Mercy Toledo Continuing Medical Education is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mercy Toledo Continuing Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Application for continuing medical education credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending. The AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category 1 credit from the AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.


The Ohio Board of Nursing will accept, at face value, the number of hours awarded for an educational activity that has been approved for CE, provided it was approved by a nationally accredited system of CE approval.


Friday November 10, 2017
 8:00a- 9:00a  Harold J. Bowersox, DO     

                 Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue: An Integrative Solution
 9:00a-10:00a Cyd Laurel  MA, LPCC-S     

                 Neuro Feedback and Its Applications

10:00a-10:30a Break
10:30a-12:30p  Jacklyn D. Kiefer, DO       

                 Concussion Management and Osteopathic Considerations
12:30p-12:45p  Lunch – Buffet Line
12:45p- 1:45p  Prak Naik, PharmD              

                  Medical Marijuana Update for Health Care Practitioners
  1:45p- 2:45p  Catherine M. Bettcher, MD  

                  Update on Sexually Transmitted Infections
   2:45p-3:15p  Break
   3:15p-4:15p  Praveen Dayalu, MD
                         The Evaluation of Tremors With Video Cases

   4:15p-5:45p  James Auberle, MD          

                   Update on Alzheimer's Disease

Saturday, November 11, 2017
  8:00a-10:00a  Tim Valko, MD     

​                   Mood Disorders

10:00a-11:00a  Jason A. Smith, DO

                  New Concussion Guidelines
11:00a-11:30a  Break
11:30a-12:30p  Mohammad Alo, DO        

                  Things That Make You Bleed
12:30p-12:45p  Lunch – Buffet Line
12:45p-  1:45p  Kathleen A Neuendorf, MD

                  Strengthen Relationships and Minimize Barriers:

                    Take Your Communication Skills Up A Notch
  1:45p-  2:45p  Scott Huntly Plantz, MD

                   STAT Pearls

  2:45p-  3:00p  Break
  3:00p-  4:00p  Johan D. Aasbo, DO, FACC, FHRS

                    Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
  4:00p-  5:00p  Robert Hacker, MD           

                   A 2017 Approach to Vascular Surgery
  5:00p-  6:00p  
Richard W. Rosenquist, MD  
                   The Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain 

Sunday November 12, 2017
  8:00a- 9:00a  Ellen Baxter, DO              

                  My Patient Has A Neck Mass, Now What?
  9:00a-10:00a  Kyle Wesolosky, PharmD

                  Headache Management: Strategies for Patient Care
10:00a-11:00a  Shannon Connole, DO        

                  Obstetric Emergencies
11:00a-12:00p  Anne Victory, HM, RN, MSN

                  Human Trafficking: Healthcare's Response

12:00a-  1:00p  Allison M. Petznick, DO    
                          The Different Faces of Diabetes


 8:00a- 1:00p Brent C. DeVries, DO & Captain Dave Degnan                                                   ACLS/BLS