PCOM Society

Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society

28th Annual Winter Seminar


January 18-21, 2017

Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach

The 28th Annual Osteopathic Winter Seminar will be held January 18-21, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel on Clearwater Beach. 27 hours of Category 1-A continuing medical education credits will be offered including Florida Laws & Rules, Prevention of Medical Errors, Professional & Medical Ethics, Federal & State Laws Regarding the Prescribing of Controlled Substances, HIV/AIDS & Domestic Violence (Meets Florida licensure requirements)

2016 PCOMS Winter Seminar Announcement

January 13 – 16, 2016

Online pre-registration is currently closed but there will be on-site registration available on Wednesday, January 13th beginning at 8:30 a.m.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference!

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27th Annual Winter Seminar – 2016 Schedule

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Session 1 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Federal & State Laws Relating to Prescribing Controlled Substances
Bob Parrado
Session 2 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.
Florida Laws & Rules
Darrell Contreras, Esq.
Session 3 & 4 11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.
Prevention of Medical Errors
Robert Hasty, DO
Exhibit Opening Ceremony 1:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.
Refreshments Served in Exhibit Hall
Session 5 2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Professional & Medical Ethics
Andrew Feldman, Attorney at Law
Break 3:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Exhibit Hall
Session 6 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Domestic Violence Issues & Concerns
Pinellas County Sheriff
Session 7 4:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M.
HIV/AIDS Problems & Treatments
Kerry Chamberlain, DO

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Session 8 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
New Advances in Hepatitis C
Michael Schulman, DO
Session 9 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Auto Immune Update
Robert DiGiovanni, DO
Break 10:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Exhibit Hall
Session 10 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Pediatric Care in Family Practice
Laura Drach, DO
Session 11 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Safety Issues to Consider When Treating Children
David Berman, DO
Lunch 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
(Visit Exhibit Hall)
Session 12 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Pain Management for Primary Care Physicians
Kevin Ache, DO
Session 13 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
ICD-10 Coding Errors Pearls/Trouble Shooting
Belinda Holmes
Break 3:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.
Exhibit Hall
Session 14 4:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
New Trends in Weight Loss Treatment
Tiffany Jesse, DO

Friday, January 15, 2016

Session 15 8:00 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.
Transplant Surgery – Screening Patients & Process
Hussein Mohamed, MD
Session 16 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Break 10:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Exhibit Hall
Session 17 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
Dermatology Problems – Early Diagnosis
Frank Armstrong, DO
Session 18 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Treating Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders
Deborah Boland, DO
Lunch 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
(Visit Exhibit Hall)
Session 19 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Lung Cancer Diagnosis & Treatment
Jacques Fontaine, MD
Session 20 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening
Merrill Krolick, DO
Session 21 3:30 P.M. – 4:30 P.M.
Robert Pepper, DO
Insights Into Developing an Exercise Program

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Session 22 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Latest Clinical Advancements from Laser Hair Restoration Treatments
Michael Markou, DO
Session 23 9:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Assistance
Bob MacDonald
Break 10:00 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.
Session 24 10:30 A.M. – 11:30 A.M.
ACGME Progress & Update
Anthony Ottaviani, DO
Session 25 11:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.
Updates in Sinus Surgery
Brett Scotch, DO
Lunch 12:30 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Session 26 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M.
Andrew Buelt, DO
Introduction of Podcast
Session 27 2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M.
OMT Workshop
Michael Hadley, DO

Hotel Accomodations

Hotel accommodations are available at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa

Appearing to rise up out of the blue sea, the four-star Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa is the only waterfront Hyatt resort on Florida’s West Coast. Step outside to discover unique shops and cafes along Beach Walk, a beachside promenade newly transformed by a $35 million renovation. Or escape to a lavish, air-conditioned cabana. Within this classic yet contemporary Mediterranean setting, you can reach all of your business goals.

Inside every room is a suite where layers of luxury are revealed, in walk-out balconies with water views, fully equipped kitchens, and Hyatt Grand Beds. Colorful dining ranges, to tropical cocktails among warm Gulf breezes. Savor the sunshine on our 8th-floor Resort Pool on Vista Terrace, and work out in our complimentary Hyatt StayFit Gym. Take a break from the day’s events with a massage at Sandava Spa, or a barefoot stroll on the adjacent beach. A stone’s throw away you will find exciting fishing, boating and water sports.

Exhibitors Information

Dear Friends:

The Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, and Florida Academy of Osteopathy, is pleased to announce their sponsorship of the 25th Annual Osteopathic Winter Seminar and National Clinical Update on January 15 – 18, 2014. The seminar will be held at the beautiful Sand Pearl Hotel on Clearwater Beach, Florida.

In conjunction with this conference, we are offering several ways for businesses to provide educational material about their products to the osteopathic physicians, hospitals, associate and advocate members, and other society supporters who will be attending the conference. (Anticipated attendance is 400+)

Please take a moment to review this material to see how you might participate. Then return the proper form with your payment to be assured that your interests will be met as per your request.

Invitations to this seminar are being sent to all members of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association as well as other osteopathic medical groups nationally. A highlight of the four day event will be the “Exhibit” area that will also be used for the serving of refreshments during the scheduled break periods. There will be a special ribbon cutting ceremony to open the exhibit hall. On Friday, January 18th, we will have a luncheon for exhibitors in the Harbor Room that will include door prizes.

I sincerely hope you will want to participate in this annual event and show your interest and support for the Osteopathic Medical Societies who have joined together for this venture. You may register online for exhibitor space.


Kenneth E. Webster, Ed.D.
Executive Director

Exhibitor Benefits

Single Booth: $750
8’X10’ booth
One skirted 6’ table
Two Chairs
One identification sign
Double Booth: $1300
8’X20” booth
two skirted 6” tables
Four chairs
One identification sign

About the Convention: PCOMS, accredited by the American Osteopathic Association, is approved to provide 1-A CME credit for osteopathic physicians. The educational program will have a broad appeal for both generalists and specialists. Approximately 400 physicians are expected to attend.

Exhibit Contract

Exhibit Hall Schedule

Please check back later for next year’s exhibit hall schedule.

Rules And Regulations

Use of space: No exhibitor shall assign, sublet, or share the whole or any part of the space allotted without the knowledge and consent of the PCOMS meeting manager. PCOMS shall have the right to refuse sale of space to a company requesting information on exhibit space. Aisles must be kept clear. Exhibitor must comply with all safety, fire and health requirements during move-in, operation, and move-outs.

Exhibit Contractor: Exhibit Services is the official decorator for the meeting. Upon receipt of exhibit contract and fee, an exhibitor kit will be emailed to the exhibiting company. Information about ordering electricity, shipping, etc. will be supplied in the exhibitor kit.

Assignment of Space: Space is assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis. No space is assigned without the official contract.

Liability: PCOMS, any officers or staff members of the same, will not be responsible for the safety or the property of the exhibitors, their agents or employees, from theft, damage by fire, accident, or other cause, but will use reasonable care to protect the exhibitor from such loss. Exhibitors wishing to ensure their goods must do so at their own expense.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: All exhibit cancellations must be submitted in writing to the PCOMS office. If cancellation is received by January 1 refund minus $50 will be given to the exhibitor. From Jan. 2 until Jan. 15, 50% of the fee will be refunded. Beginning Jan. 16 no refunds will be given.

Past Speakers

Speakers at the Pinellas County Osteopathic Medical Society’s Annual Winter Seminar come from a host of industries and backgrounds. Presentation topics range widely and new information is presented every year.

The information linked here is from just a few of the speakers at the 2012 Winter Seminar.