ACOS is dedicated to education. We are pleased to provide our members with the opportunity to learn and earn CME conveniently, through our webinar series. As a benefit of your membership, members receive reduced rates to attend.

Achieve Osteopathic Recognition…Why and How? Presented by: Dr. Robert Cain, Chair and Dr. Valerie Sheridan, Member of the ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Committee
July 24, 2018 | 1:30 PM EDT

This is a complimentary webinar and is not CME eligible.

Course Description:

Osteopathic Recognition is a designation conferred by the ACGME’s Osteopathic Principles Committee upon ACGME-accredited programs that demonstrate, through a formal application process, the commitment to teaching and assessing Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP) at the graduate medical education level.

This course will outline the importance of surgical sub-specialty programs achieving Osteopathic Recognition, including but not limited to:

  • Maintaining the osteopathic philosophy with the use of manipulation as appropriate for the surgical specialty (or any specialty).
  • Osteopathic recognition status encourages those interested individuals with a passion for a deeper understanding of manipulative medicine, especially as a 'DO' friendly program in the future.
  • Providing a higher quality of care to the patient with another 'tool/skill' to offer. Evidence shows that patients feel they are receiving better care when their physician gives them individualized attention and utilizes empathy and compassion with the appropriate 'touch factor' (holding their hand, etc.)

About the Presenters:
Valerie L. Sheridan, D.O., FACOS, former acute care surgicalist at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Maryland and former chief of surgery at Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, Dr. Sheridan is also a former president of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons. Dr. Sheridan has been a dedicated member of the College since she joined as a resident in 1993. Since that time, she has gone on to earn the prestigious Residency Achievement Award (Now known as the Resident Achievement Award) and participated on numerous committees including the Scientific Exhibits and Posters Committee, Strategic Planning Committee, Nominating Committee, Adhoc Member Services Committee, General Surgery In-depth Review Committee, Investment Advisory Committee, Quality Initiatives Committee, and the Continuing Education Committee. Her dedication was further exemplified as she stepped up to the call to serve as a Governor to the General Surgery Discipline in 2005. She continued her service to the Board of Governors in 2008. Dr. Sheridan received her medical degree and completed her residency training at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She was a chief of surgery at Mountain Vista Medical Center from 2008 – 2010 where she also served as a vice-chief of surgery from 2010 – 2014 and the general surgery residency program director 2012 – 2014.

Robert Cain, D.O., FACOI, is the Assistant Dean of Clinical Education with Ohio University's Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.


Upcoming Webinars

Comprehensive Management of Metastatic Spinal Tumors presented by: Omid Hariri, DO
August 24, 2018 | 6:00 PM EDT

Pillars of Wealth Initiative: Unbiased Financial Literacy for Surgeons
Yuval Bar-Or, PhD, Assistant Professor Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

August 15, 2018 | 5:00 PM EDT

This is a complimentary webinar and is not CME eligible.

Course Description:

As the costs of medical school and training continue to rise, young surgeons often face debt burdens that make it difficult for them to start their careers and pay off their loans, according to a new study. “Young physicians are relentlessly pursued by financial product salespeople who often don’t have doctors’ best interests at heart.” This is a quote from Yuval Bar-Or, the Johns Hopkins professor who created the Pillars of Wealth financial literacy initiative, designed to teach medical professionals to make better financial decisions. This course is now offered to fellows, residents and staff physicians throughout the Johns Hopkins medical system.

ACOS is delighted to present an introduction to Professor Bar-Or’s “Pillars of Wealth” financial literacy initiative, free of charge, to our members. Please join us on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 at 5:00 PM EDT for an introduction to the course. Please note that this webinar provides a high level overview of the more comprehensive course, which covers topics ranging from financial planning and decision making to evaluating financial advisers and considerations when reviewing employment contracts.

About the Presenter:
Yuval Bar-Or, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) is an Assistant Professor on the practice track at the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.  In 2014 he founded the Pillars of Wealth financial literacy initiative, aimed at equipping medical professionals with the knowledge to make better financial decisions for their families and medical practices. Prior to joining the Carey Business School, Dr. Bar-Or spent a decade in the private sector, holding increasingly senior roles at risk management industry leaders including San-Francisco based KMV and Algorithmics in New York City. He retired from the private sector as a Managing Director with executive responsibilities. Dr. Bar-Or is the author of several books and has been quoted in various media, including The Wall Street JournalBusinessWeekUSA TodayThe Baltimore SunUS News & World Report, and Washingtonian magazineamong others. He has lectured extensively on the subjects of decision making, risk management, and financial literacy.