Symposium Agenda


+Friday, April 1, 2016

12:00 – 12:45 Registration
12:45 – 1:00 Introduction/Welcome
Johnny Stephens, Pharm.D.,
Chief Operating Officer, Interim Vice President for
Research, Professor of Internal Medicine – OSU Center for Health Sciences
1:00 – 2:00 More Confused Than a Termite in a Yo-Yo: Treatment Strategies for Delirium
Jason Beaman, DO
2:00 – 3:00 Are We Ready for Prevention in Rheumatology?
Judith James, MD
3:00 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 4:30 Let’s Not Sugar Coat the Facts
Robert Busch, MD
4:30 – 5:30 ART in 2016: The Era of Integrase-based Therapy
Andrew Zolopa, MD
6:30 – 8:30 Deco Dining
Penthouse at the Philcade Building

+Saturday, April 2, 2016

6:45 – 7:30 Registration and Breakfast
Sponsored by Osteopathic Founders Foundation
7:30 – 8:30 Neurologic Emergencies for the Internist
Paul Janda, DO
8:30 – 9:30 The Evolving Implantable Cardioverter to Prevent Cardiac Arrest
Marty Burke, DO
9:30 – 9:45 BREAK
9:45 – 10:45 PE: You Take My Breath Away
Heath White, DO
10:45 – 11:45 Right Drugs = Dead Bugs
Ann Lloyd, Pharm D.
11:45 – 12:45 Staab Legacy Award Luncheon
Sponsored by OSU Medical Center
One physician will be recognized for his/her exemplary
contribution to the osteopathic profession, particularly
in the areas of education and leadership.
12:45 – 1:45 Save Blood, Save Lives: Transfusion Practice Guidelines
Randall K McGivney, DO
1:45 – 2:45 Pulmonary Hypertension for the Primary Care Physician
Timothy Nokes, DO
2:45 – 3:00 BREAK
3:00 – 4:00 Screening and Surveillance in the Gut
Scott Hendrickson, DO
4:00 – 5:00 Richard C. Staab, DO Memorial Keynote Lecture: VBC: The Future of Healthcare
David Hitzeman, DO

+Sunday, April 3, 2016

7:00 – 7:30 Registration and Breakfast
7:30 – 8:30 Hypertension: Putting the Guidelines into Practice
Justin Chronister, DO
8:30 – 9:30 Dermatological Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
Kevin Gordon, DO
9:30 – 10:00 BREAK
10:00 – 11:00 Why Weight? The Clinical Implications of Obesity
Drew Crawford, DO
11:00 – 12:00 Management of the Poisoned Patient
Aaron Lane, DO

The Cause

Preserving Our Future
It is the exception, and not the rule, for one physician’s name to be spoken across the country with the same amount of recognition and reverence; Dr. Richard C. Staab was that physician.

The OSU Internal Medicine program prepares residents who continue to be touched by his legacy; and it is our mission to change the exception into the rule. Every year, this training program, turns out approximately ten Internal Medicine physicians who go on to carry his legacy either into practice or on to fellowship.

We, as their trainers, are committed to each one of these residents, and see their potential to change the landscape of osteopathic medicine as Dr. Staab did during his time. Our commitment comes from a place that has been entrenched into our practice and we continue to put forward efforts, such as this symposium, to ensure this legacy is not lost.

Richard C. Staab Internal Medicine Graduate Fund
The fund was initiated for the purpose of supporting the ongoing educational needs of the residents in the Internal Medicine Department at OSU Medical Center. It’s through funding such as this, that we are able to maintain the academic integrity of the physicians that OSU Medical Center continually places into the community. In addition, this memorial fund will also pay tribute to Dr. Staab, a prominent oncologist who had ties to Tulsa and understood the mission of training young osteopathic physicians.


Steven C. Buck, D.O. presenting the 2014 Richard C. Staab Legacy Award to David F. Hitzeman, D.O. at the symposium luncheon.

Steven C. Buck, D.O. presenting the 2014 Richard C. Staab Legacy Award to David F. Hitzeman, D.O. at the symposium luncheon.


April 7-8, 2017

Pre-registration is required to allow us to provide the appropriate faculty and material necessary to meet the program objectives. All program materials and meals are provided.

Registration will be open until April 7-8, 2017. To register complete the form below or you may also register by calling 918-551-7300.

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Private: Registrants

Melinda Allen, D.O.
Starla Allen, D.O.
Jeffrey Anderson, D.O.
Latricia Arnold, D.O.
Laura Arrowsmith, D.O.
Niaz Ausaf, D.O.
Dina Azadi, D.O.
Reza Azadi, D.O.
Jana Baker, D.O.
Robert Baker, D.O.
Lindsey Barnes, D.O.
Jason Beaman, D.O. (speaker)
Stuart Benson, D.O.
Sheldon Berger, D.O.
Joseph Billings, D.O.
Celeste Boeckman, D.O.
DeKoda Bost, D.O.
Joseph Braden, D.O.
Dale Bratzler, D.O.
Steven Buck, D.O.
Nicholas Bull, D.O.
Martin Burke, D.O. (speaker)
Robert Busch, M.D. (speaker)
Kenneth Calabrese, D.O.
Michael Carney, D.O.
Brian Chalkin, D.O.
Janet Cheek, D.O.
Darwin Childs, D.O.
Justin Chronister, D.O. (speaker)
Megan Clarkin, D.O.
Tara Claussen, D.O.
Jimmy Cody, D.O.
Kathy Cook, D.O.
Sharolyn Cook, D.O.
Patricia Costner, D.O.
Michele Coulter, D.O.
Debra Crawford, D.O.
Drew Crawford, D.O. (speaker)
Christopher Crocker, D.O.
John DeWitt, D.O.
Gary Dykstra, D.O.
Elizabeth Dolin, D.O.
Jonelle Dutton-Gaddis, D.O.
Josef Dzurilla, D.O.
Lori Eanes, D.O.
Mitch Earley, D.O.
F.C. Eaton, D.O.
R. Michael Eimen, D.O.
Steven Finley, D.O.
Carl Fisher, D.O.

Eric Flegel, D.O.
Debbie Foley, D.O.
Dean Fullingim, D.O.
Grant Geske, D.O.
Rick Gigante, D.O.
Carrie Gilstrap, D.O.
Kevin Gordon, D.O. (speaker)
Chelsey Griffin, D.O.
Gregory Grubb, D.O.
T. Scott Hamilton, D.O.
Leslie Hamlett, D.O.
Sean Hamlett, D.O.
Shanna Hampton, D.O.
Davin Haraway, D.O.
James Harris, D.O.
Tucker Harrison, D.O. (moderator)
Tara Hasenpflug, D.O.
Scott Hendrickson, D.O. (speaker)
John Hervert, D.O.
Kendal Hervert, D.O.
David Hitzeman, D.O. (speaker)
Valerie Howard, D.O.
Bret Hubbard, D.O.
Shane Hull, D.O.
David James, D.O.
Judith James, M.D. (speaker)
Paul Janda, D.O. (speaker)
Johnny Johnson, D.O.
Jaclyn Jones, D.O.
Arash Karnama, D.O.
Walter Kempe, D.O.
Steve Kim, D.O.
Julia Kwon, D.O.
Madhuri Lad, D.O.
Raeanne Lambert, D.O.
Aaron Lane, D.O.
Gary Lang, D.O.
Robert S. Lawson, D.O.
Ann Lloyd, PharmD (speaker)
Jefferson Loyd, D.O.
John Lynch, D.O.
William Martin, D.O.
Dennis McClary, D.O.
Curtis McElroy, D.O.
Randall McGivney, D.O. (speaker)
Mary Mercer, D.O.
John Miller, D.O.
Ruth Miller, D.O.
Richard Mills, D.O.
Paul Mobley, D.O.

John Moore, D.O.
Ryan Morgan, D.O.
Samer Nachawati, D.O.
Stephen Nesbit, D.O.
Sharon Noel, D.O.
Timothy Nokes, D.O. (speaker)
Brian Ogg, D.O.
Kala Omstead, D.O.
Thomas Palmer, D.O.
William Parsons, D.O.
Christopher Pitcock, D.O.
Clell Pond, D.O.
Jose Prieto, D.O.
Rachel Ray, D.O.
Brent Reeves, D.O.
Jillian Riggs, D.O.
Ralph Ritz, D.O.
Paul Rock, D.O.
Thomas Schneider, D.O.
Jack Shearer, D.O.
Larry Shepherd, D.O.
Thomas Showalter, D.O.
Kelly Shuler, D.O.
J. Damon Smith, D.O.
Mousumi Som, D.O.
Carolyn Steele, D.O.
Johnny Stephens, PharmD (speaker)
W.W. Stoever, D.O.
Jeffrey Stroup, PharmD
Sheila Taber, D.O.
Danny Thomason, D.O.
Dustin Tompkins, D.O.
Philip Traino, D.O.
Lindsey Tricinella, D.O.
Vaughan, Ragan, D.O.
Kevin Weibel, D.O.
Colin Wetz, D.O.
Brooke White, D.O.
Heath White, D.O. (speaker)
Janelle Whitt, D.O.
Dan Wildes, D.O.
Cynthia Wilkett, D.O.
Matt Wilkett, D.O.
Susan Willard, D.O.
Marvin Williams, D.O.
Megan Wilson, D.O.
Sam Worrall, D.O.
Jeff Wright, D.O.
Andrew Zolopa, M.D. (speaker)
John Zanovich, D.O.

Private: Venue Map




You will be required to preregister for the Friday
evening event: Deco Dining, Catered by
McNellie’s Group at The Penthouse at the Philcade
511 South Boston- 14th FLoor



The Richard C. Staab, D.O. Memorial Symposium
will take place at Oklahoma
State University Center for Health Sciences located
at 1111 West 17th Street, Tulsa, OK 74107.



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(discount for Fairfield guests) at 918-693-3852.

Awarding Credits

Target Audience and Objectives

This program is intended for primary care physicians, with an emphasis on those practicing in the area of general Internal Medicine and Internal Medicine subspecialties. Topics presented at this CME explore and update primary care physicians on commonly seen conditions, changes that are occurring in existing processes and updates for continued certification.

Awarding Credits

This program has been approved by the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education for sixteen (16) hours of category 1-A CME credit and includes one hour of proper prescribing education which will allow osteopathic physicians to fulfill their Oklahoma licensure requirement. The program is approved by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine for sixteen (16) hours of internal medicine specialty credit. The Osteopathic Founders Foundation will report physicians’ credit hours to the American Osteopathic Association for those osteopathic physicians who complete and return both an attestation form and program evaluation for all sessions attended. Credit should only be claimed commensurate with your participation in the program. This program has also been submitted to the Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy requesting approval of sixteen (16) contact hours of continuing pharmacy education. Approval is currently pending.