Teresa Martin, MS, RD, CDE, LD | Microbiome 2
Teresa Martin is a mother of 3 children and lives in Bend, OR. She is also a Registered Dietitian with over 25 years of experience in the field of nutrition including clinical nutrition, community nutrition, diabetes research and most currently as a clinical educator for Novo Nordisk. Over the last 15 years, Teresa has specialized in the field of diabetes and as a Certified Diabetes Educator; she helps individuals with diabetes gain the skills they need to take control of their diabetes so they can live the life they want to live and she helps healthcare professionals get the resources and training they need to provide quality, compassionate diabetes care. Teresa was recently recognized for her work when she received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Diabetes Educators in Oregon for 2015.
Stephanie Pollack | Motivational Interviewing: Connecting with Patients Through Appreciation and Intercultural Communication Styles
Stephanie Pollack, MA, creates cultures that thrive. With 25 years of experience as a facilitator, trainer, consultant, and professor working on 6 continents, Stephanie develops and leads innovative personal and organizational transformation processes to connect people to ideas, each other, and themselves for positive change.
Stephanie earned a B.A. in Organizational Psychology from The University of Michigan, an M.A. in Leadership, Education, and the Arts from Long Island University, and certificates from the Intercultural Communication Institute and Rotary International Foundation. As the original Appreciation Guru www.appreciation.guru she is the author the Connect Book as well as a contributing writer to multiple large-house publications. She’s an accomplished international conference presenter and keynote speaker, and a happy healing patient of Turner Slicho D.O., M.S.
Robyn Dreibelbis, DO | The Blue Zone Project
Dr. Dreibelbis embodies the definition of doctor = teacher. As such she takes every opportunity to empower her patients in their ultimate counsels and educates her patients in the power of lifestyle determinants of health in the prevention and treatment of chronic diseases. She continues to teach one-on-one in the office setting and extends into the college level as a team physician and medical director for the athletic training program at Linfield College in McMinnville. This ties very closely into her lifelong focus on health, wellness, and fitness for her, for her family, and for the patients that she has had the good fortune to care for over the years.
K. Turner Slicho, DO | Bonus OMT Seminar - The Extremities
Dr. Slicho earned both his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and his Masters of Science in Clinical Research and Education from the University of North Texas Health Science Center - Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (UNTHSC-TCOM) in Fort Worth, Texas in 2004.
Michael Greger, MD | How Not to Die
Michael Greger, MD, FACLM is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized professional speaker on a number of important public health issues. Dr. Greger has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, the National Institutes of Health, and the International Bird Flu Summit, among countless other symposia and institutions; testified before Congress; has appeared on shows such as The Colbert Report and The Dr. Oz Show; and was invited as an expert witness in defense of Oprah Winfrey at the infamous "meat defamation" trial.
Derrick Sorweide, DO, FACOFP | EKG: A Review, A New Approach, and Some Pearls
Oliver Wisco, DO | Dermatology Update
Oliver J. Wisco, DO, is a former US Air Force physician that joins Bend Memorial Clinic as a Mohs Surgeon, Melanoma Specialist & General Dermatologist. Dr. Wisco completed medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was awarded the school’s highest honor upon graduating, the Simmy Ginsburg Humanitarian Award. He then went on to dermatology residency training through the combined US Air Force and Army program at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX, where he received the highest distinction as the MAJ David S. Berry Outstanding Resident. After serving two years as a faculty member of the Air Force/Army dermatology residency program, he completed a dual Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Melanoma Fellowship at Mystic Valley Dermatology, Massachusetts General Hospital & Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA under Donald J. Grande, MD and Hensin Tsao, MD, PhD.
Ed Goering, DO | Introduction to Cardiopulmonary Ultrasound
Kurt Woeller, DO | Common Co-Morbid Conditions in Autism: A Primer for General Practitioners
Kurt N. Woeller, D.O., is an osteopathic and integrative medicine physician. He is the author of several health books: “Autism – The Road To Recovery”, “Methyl-B12 For Autism”, “7 Facts You Need To Know About Autism”, “Methyl-B12 and Methylation Therapy for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia”, and “5 Things You MUST Do To Treat Your Rheumatoid Arthritis.” He is also a lecturer, educator, and practicing clinician offering specialized diagnostic testing and treatments for individuals with complex medical conditions like Autism, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Multiple Sclerosis, Mental Health Disorders, and other chronic health conditions. Dr. Woeller serves as a clinical consultant for both BioHealth Laboratory and Great Plains Laboratory providing patient and physician education regarding functional and biomedical medicine through one-on-one training and monthly webinars. He is on the Integrative Medicine for Mental Health (IMMH) Scientific Advisory Panel, and is a member of the American Osteopathic Association.
Tim Blumer, DO | ADHD Over the Lifespan: Diagnosis and Treatment
Medical Education: College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific
Andrew Nelson, DO | Shoulder Pain: Differentials, Anatomy and Treatment
Dr. Nelson earned a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Sciences from Auburn University in Auburn, AL; and a medical degree from Western University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (COMP) in Pomona, CA. He completed his Traditional Internship at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Corvallis, OR, and is currently a 3rd year Orthopedic resident at GSRMC in Corvallis.
Jacqueline Levene, OMS III | Expanding the Differential for Neck Pain
Jacqueline Levene is a third year osteopathic medical student at Western University of Health Sciences COMP-NW. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of Michigan in English Language and Literature.
Jacqueline is planning on going into internal medicine and is excited to work as a hospitalist in underserved Oregon communities in her future practice. In her free time, she enjoys backpacking and horseback riding.
Renae Stede, OMS II | Immunological Effects on Schistosome Genetics
Renae Stede is a second year medical student at Western University COMP-NW. Born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado she graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado-Denver, with a B.S. in Biology and Public Health.
Over the past 6 years, Renae has been actively involved in science-based research in both her academic and professional careers. In her ever-dwindling amounts of free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and playing with her dogs.
Michael Toth, DO | Introduction to Occupational Medicine (The Lecture You Wish You Had Received in Med. School) | Basic Occupational Medicine Exams
Dr. Toth is a graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA. After completion of training at the Michiana Community Hospital in South Bend, IN, he started a rural family medicine practice that included a high volume of Worker’s Compensation care. It soon became apparent that there had to be a better way to deal with the paperwork and hassle of the Worker’s Compensation system and providing occupational medicine services. This became the genesis of a several decade career focused in occupational medicine. His CV includes occupational medicine clinic start-up projects and several Medical Director positions, including with Mayo Health Systems.
Larry Anderson, DO, FACOFP (Dist.) | Legislative and ACOFP Update
Larry W. Anderson, DO, FACOFP dist. is in private practice in Dawsonville, Georgia. Additionally, he is an associate professor of clinical medicine at the George Campus – Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Medical Director of the Good Shepherd Clinic in Dawsonville. Dr. Anderson is the current president of the American Academy of Osteopathic Family Physicians.
Paul Evans, DO | Physician Leadership
Dr. Evans is a nationally recognized physician leader in medical education having served as the founding dean for Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine as well as the Dean for the Georgia Campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He also served as the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, Director of Educational Resources and Development and Director of Faculty Development at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine.
He completed his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Internship at Letterman Army Medical Center and his residency in Family Practice at Womack Army Community Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC. He did a post-doctoral fellowship in Faculty Development in Family Medicine at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a post-doctoral fellowship Teaching Scholars Program, University of Washington.