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Welcome to the Presentation Submissions site for OPSC's 2019 Annual Convention, which will be held February 13-17, 2019 at the Marriott Marquis Marina in San Diego, CA.

Submission Deadline Extended to September 24, 2018. 

All submissions received before the deadline will be reviewed by OPSC's Education Committee.  No further submissions will be accepted or reviewed after the deadline has passed.

Final acceptance notification will be sent via email no later than November 2018.  Submissions selected for presentation will be required to complete a Faculty Agreement (provided by OPSC) and abide by all terms and deadlines included therein.  An overview of those terms and guidelines can be viewed here.

Key Dates

  • September 24th: New Submission Deadline
  • Faculty Selection Notifications go out starting in early November
  • November 23rd: Signed Faculty Agreements Due for Accepted Presenters
  • January 13th: Any Documentation (including updates) for Accepted Presenters not already submitted is Due (click here for Required Document details)
  • February 13-17, 2019: OPSC's 58th Annual Convention

 

Note: All fields with an asterisk are required.

 

FAQ

 

The Education Committee has identified a set of medical “systems” and academic “threads” to guide planning for OPSC’s educational programs. The goal of the Committee is to provide an appropriate mix of topics for each event, in such a way so that all areas are represented over the course of OPSC’s three-year CME strategic plan.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable a physician to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of health care teams.

 

Medical Knowledge: Demonstration and application of knowledge of accepted standards of clinical medicine in the respective area; remain current with new developments in medicine and participate in life-long learning.

 

Osteopathic Philosophy/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Demonstration and application of knowledge of accepted standards in osteopathic manipulative treatment appropriate to the specialty; dedication to life-long learning and to incorporating the practice of osteopathic philosophy and OMM in patient care.

 

Patient Care: Demonstrate the ability to effectively treat patients and provide medical care that incorporates the osteopathic philosophy, patient empathy, awareness of behavioral issues, the incorporation of preventive medicine and health promotion.

 

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate methods of clinical practice, integrate evidence based medicine into patient care; show an understanding of research methods; improve patient care practices.

 

Professionalism: Uphold the Osteopathic Oath in the conduct of one’s professional activities that promotes advocacy of patient welfare, adherence to ethical principles, and collaboration with health professionals, life-long learning, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population; be cognizant of physical and mental health in order to effectively care for patients.

 

Systems-Based Practice: Demonstrate an understanding of health care delivery systems; provide effective and qualitative patient care within the system; and practice cost effective medicine.
This should be a short professional biography that outlines your qualifications and expertise. While personal details are interesting and often entertaining, they are not required.
Learning Objectives are statements detailing what the participating physicians should have learned or mastered by the end of your presentation. Examples include: correction of outdated knowledge and the acquisition of new knowledge in specific areas, mastering new skills, alteration of behaviors or attitudes, etc. Learning objectives must relate to the identified needs (see Needs Assessment below) for the topic. A good resource for writing learning objectives can be found at https://tips.uark.edu/using-blooms-taxonomy/.
Needs assessments must be based on current data and analysis and should be documented with two or three evidence-based sources (at minimum). You should also note in your assessment whether your presentation is designed to change physician competence (knowing how to do something), physician performance (what one actually does), and/or patient outcomes. A needs assessment should identify and articulate (1) gaps in knowledge or practice; (2) educational needs to address the gaps; and (3) desired results from the application of education provided. To view a sample needs assessment from a previous OPSC event, please click here.

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