2010 APMA Region IV Mid-Eastern CME Seminar
June 3, 2010 through June 5, 2010
Mission Statement of the APMA Region IV Mid-Eastern CME Seminar
“The OPMA Annual CME Program’s purpose is to advance the art and science of podiatric medicine by providing a best in class educational experience to OPMA members, their medical assistants and to those companies supporting the provision of quality patient care.” (adopted July, 2004)
Objectives: Upon conclusion of the Region IV, podiatric physicians will be able to:
-extrapolate by comprehension, understanding or perception the insight gained via lecture and discussion relating to the practice of medicine and podiatry
- formulate or infer by application case relevance relating to the practice of medicine and podiatry
- distinguish by analysis the appropriate modalities in the treatment, care and protocols of current trends, application and practices of medicine in podiatry
- generalize, synthesize or deduce by classification ways to develop treatment protocols based on the current literature and evidenced based medicine
- compare, contrast and evaluate judgment values those ideas presented between medical and surgical applications
Please join us in the Exhibit Hall for a light daily continental breakfast and for all scheduled breaks on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, join us in the Conference Center Lobby area.
Lunch is available for purchase on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the Conference Center’s lobby at the Hilton Kiosk.
Lunch is provided to all registered attendees in the Exhibit Hall at the Marketplace. This event is 90 minutes -- exclusive with all exhibitors.
No CME is provided during this time period. You must wear a name tag for admittance. Be sure to visit all exhibitors for your chance for door prizes at selected booths. Their participation supports the podiatric profession. Please let them know how much you value their presence and participation at Region IV.
Exhibits are Thursday and Friday only. You must wear a name tag for admittance. Scanning will occur in the Exhibit Hall in selected areas prior to 11:00 AM and 4:00 PM daily. Exhibits will dismantle after the 3:30 break on Friday afternoon.
Libation with Information Event (included with registration. Must have a ticket and be scanned to attend)
A ticketed event for all registered attendees who have indicated that they will be attending this special CME event. Ten table top displays, speakers or demonstrations will be presented. Again, due to the special nature of this food and beverage event, you must register and have a ticket for admittance. Sorry, no exhibitors may attend this CME event.
Confirmation email will be sent following receipt of your registration. Libation tickets and other registration materials , such as scanning information, will be provided in your packet. To receive member pricing, you must be a current OPMA or APMA member.
We suggest that you bring a sweater or jacket to ensure your comfort at all sessions.
This program is ADA Compliant. Please notify OPMA if you require special accommodation for training or attendance.
You must sign for your Region IV packet at the OPMA Registration desk. Total CME credit totals 22.5 hours.
Thursday Hours- 9.75 total hours
Friday Hours- 6.5 total hours
Saturday Hours- 6.25 total hours. Credit hours do not apply to practice management sessions; only Radiological lab or Pathology selection.
Please remit your CME signature sheet (white copy) before leaving. You retain the yellow file copy.
Registration and payment does not automatically result in the issuance of any CME credit. OPMA has two methods of attendance verification; scanning and an NCR form. Attendees will be scanned twice each day to verify attendance. The paper NCR form attests that you have attended the program for the number of CME hours awarded. Please retain one copy for your file for state licensure audit. A signed copy is required to receive the Certificate of Attendance from OPMA.
A $50 administration fee will be charged. Cancellations must be received in writing to OPMA prior to May 13, 2010 by noon. No refunds for cancellations will be honored after that date.
Register on-line at www.opma.org ; FAX at 614.457.3375; or mail to: OPMA Region IV Seminar, 1960 Bethel Road, Suite 140, Columbus, OH 43220-1815.Make check payable to OPMA.
Registration closes on May 27. Registrations postmarked after that date will be charged the $50 on-site registration fee without exception.
On-line and faxed registration will be closed on May 27; registration cannot be confirmed after that date. After May 27, you must register on-site at the meeting. On- site registration; please add $50 to the above fees (excludes residents, students, guests, Life Members.)
Changes to Lectures or Schedules
The Region IV reserves the right to adjust or change any lecture or schedule due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts, low registration or as otherwise deemed necessary. Note: There are limited spaces for selected events; registrations are on a first come first served basis.
A special discounted room rate for our conference is $171 per night plus tax. Reservations must be made by Monday, May 10, 2010. Individuals cancelling reservation must do so by 4PM the day prior to their scheduled arrival date, or a charge of one night’s room and tax will be charged to the individual’s credit card. Mention that you’re with the Ohio Podiatric Medical Association (OPMA) to receive the discounted rate. Rooms will go quickly, so be sure to reserve as soon as possible! Call (614)414-5000 for reservations. The Hilton Pass Code for the convention is IAT (Indiana; Apple; Table)
Please note: The Ohio Podiatric Medical Association is
applying for providership to the Council of Podiatric Medical Education as an approved sponsor of podiatric continuing medical education. CPME credit is pending as of the printing of this brochure.
OH CME is established at 24 total contact hours. This will be calculated from the electronic scanners used for badge scanning. Complete scanning hours and locations will be provided on-site in your packet.
Please note: Registration and payment do not automatically result in the issuance of any CPME hours. Scanned name badges and NCR CME forms verify attendance. The attendee must attest that he or she has attended the program for the number of CPME hours awarded.
In intended audience for the Region IV meeting is physicians and podiatric assistants, resident physicians, students of podiatric medicine, general machine x-ray operators that need recertification credit in OH. For physicians and students the skill, knowledge or experience is equated with their scholarship, license limitations or practice area. Presentations are post-graduate physician level in a mostly point/counterpoint interactive format (excluding Saturday programming). Our venues provides participants to question the faculty or offer comments to the program content. Continuing education hours are based on clock hours. This program has been validated for 24 CMEs in Ohio for the State Board of Medicine. The hours for CPME are pending the application and review of the Council of Podiatric Medical Education.
PICA policyholders who attend this lecture can earn a 10% premium discount on their insurance renewal. OPMA members earn an additional 5%, for a total of 15% for attending the PICA lecture at the 2010 Region IV Seminar.