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We are pleased to partner with the Oklahoma Academy of Family Physicians to host the 73rd Scientific Assembly in collaboration with EXPLORE Healthcare Summit.
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Why should you attend?

  • Advance your understanding of current issues affecting the delivery of healthcare.
  • See how new technologies are impacting the future of medicine.
  • Collaborate with as many as 400 top physicians and other practitioners from throughout the state of Oklahoma.
  • Enjoy food, beverages, live music and networking at our Evening Party.

Location

  • Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, Norman, OK
  • smoore@explorehealthcaresummit.com
  • 405.815.4817
  • August 25-27, 2022
  • Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center
  • Norman, OK
  • smoore@explorehealthcaresummit.com
  • 405.815.4817
  • August 25-27, 2022

2022 Keynote Speakers

Ajay Seth, MD

Author of Rewired-An Unlikely Doctor, a Brave Amputee, and the Medical Miracle That Made History

    Alex Sheen

    Founder, because I said I would

      Kai Kight

      Innovative Keynote Speaker & Composer

        J. Bryan Sexton, PhD

        Director, Duke Center for Healthcare Safety & Quality Duke University Health System

          Schedule

          8:30am-9:30am
          Compose Your World

          Whether in education, business, healthcare, or government, the systems and routines we depended on for so long have disappeared. While this void has been devastating, it also leaves us with an incredible opportunity: a blank page on which we can compose our future. We will look back at this time as the moment we made leaps forward by creating more innovative technologies, more human-centric businesses, and more inclusive workplaces. As a violinist and keynote speaker, Kai Kight believes that music can be used not only as an escape during this difficult time, but as a guide for us to learn from as we look to redesign our lives and work

          Kai Kight

          Healthcare worker well-being was a challenge before the pandemic, now it is a parallel pandemic. Our recent NIH R01 grant used Randomized Controlled Trials to demonstrate that we can cause well-being to improve using simple, practical, bite-sized strategies, and that these improvements endure for the medium and long term. In this talk, we will demonstrate the mechanisms at work that cause burnout, and look at how evidence-based interventions counteract those mechanisms to result in well-being improvements.

          J. Bryan Sexton

          10:30am-11:30am
          Things to Talk About Other Than the Price of Gas

          It is imperative to understand Medical Necessity in the eyes of the government and commercial payors in comparison to the practice of medicine. The intent of the presentation is to bring to the audience a relative discussion regarding the compliance concerns of the federal government as defined by “medical necessity” and to discuss openly and honestly what the term meant and where we are today based on years of experience. We will EXPLORE the bumpy road to understanding what needs to be documented in your record, on your claim, and even the medical records of others to define “medical necessity” from an auditors viewpoint.

          Renee M. Brown, CMIS, ACS-EM, CHA

          Historically, people within the LGBTQ+ community have experienced marginalization by the healthcare system in the United States. Common feedback received is that clinicians do not create a care environment that is culturally competent nor welcoming to LGBTQ+ patients and their support network. Further, the traditional methods of conducting and documenting a history and physical exam are insensitive or inappropriate for these patients. This session will focus on exploring laws designed to improve access and delivery of care to LBGTQ+ patients, and reviewing clinical recommended best practices for intake, history, examination, documentation and billing of their visits in order to reach the goals of a culturally competent medical practice.

          Erin Dewberry, Esq

          Laura Nordberg, RN, MBA, JD, CPHRM

          This almost entirely interactive workshop will provide the background and use of improv theater techniques as well as establish the conditions for participants to engage in the practice of these skills. Following practice of these skills, discussions will be had in both small and large group about how the skills that were practiced are able to be practiced in the personal and professional lives of each individual participants. The skills practiced will be focused on increasing participants wellness as they each navigate their individually unique work and life responsibilities. The one common factor assumed is that each participant leads a busy and challenging career with no further or limited amount of time to add additional tasks or training to their schedules. The skills practiced will allow participants to have more enjoyment doing the activities and tasks they are already doing in their everyday work and professional lives.

          Mike Smith, MD

          Eric Chase

          Historically, there has been a lot of emphasis on the ‘hard skills’ necessary to prevent malpractice such as technical competence and knowledge. Patient satisfaction, patient engagement, and collaborative care have, in many ways, shifted the focus solely from clinicians’ knowledge and technical acumen to a broader range of desirable skills — including many soft skills. The number of soft skills is vast, and examples include empathy, humility, active listening, communication, teamwork, critical thinking, honesty, integrity, leadership, and respect. Emerging evidence also shows that enhancing soft skills can benefit physicians by cultivating better doctor–patient relationships, alleviating burnout, and reducing professional liability exposure. This presentation will focus on effective ways to communicate, build relationships, solve problems, and maintain professionalism, while improving patient safety and outcomes and reducing burnout and the risk of medical malpractice.

          Graham Billingham, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

          10:30am-11:30am
          Credentialing AND Privileging Providers at the Hospital and the Office

          Credentialing is much more than information needed for insurance reimbursement. It’s about qualifications for the practice of medicine and medical specialties and subspecialties. Privileging as a part of the credentialing process is based on an evaluation of the applicant’s competency which is comprised of knowledge, skill and experience. Ultimately they are about patient safety. This program will explore credentialing and privileging pitfalls, the regulatory environment, some case law and claims statistics. We will discuss how these impact professional and corporate liability.

          Gordon Sanders, RN, BSN, CPHRM, FASHRM

          8:30am-10:00am
          Rewired: An Unlikely Doctor, a Brave Amputee, and the Medical Miracle that Made History

          Join Dr. Ajay Seth as he invites us on a journey examining a special physician-patient relationship born of divine intervention, unparalleled patient determination and a surgeon’s discipline, skill and commitment--all leading to a medical breakthrough that will potentially change the lives of amputees around the world. Learn how the subconscious mind has the ability to allow manipulation of nerves without any type of implanted device. Most importantly, discover the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and its ability to support the overall healing process.

          Ajay Seth, MD

          We live in a society that often does not respect the importance of a promise. It is too easy to say "I'll get to it" or "tomorrow." In many ways we have become numb to disappointment and broken commitments. This expectation starts to fade into our character as individuals. Alex Sheen believes that every individual has the strength to become a person of their word. As the Founder of an international social movement, Alex shares his insights and actionable ways to become better at fulfilling commitments. He inspires others to become more accountable to their promises through compelling and real-life examples from the because I said I would movement. Alex convincingly illustrates how integrity and keeping your promises are forever interwoven. He discusses how holding ourselves and each other accountable truly changes humanity for the better.

          Alex Sheen

          The CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for 2022 are currently in draft formulation after development and stakeholder input. The draft guidelines will more than likely be released later this year. Thus far, the draft guidelines have been disseminated for review and comment. This also includes public comment. The new guidelines will focus on being used as a clinical tool to improve communication between clinicians and patients and empower them to make informed, person-center decisions related to pain care together. CDC recognizes that the 2016 Guidelines were often applied as inflexible standards of care by healthcare professionals, health systems, pharmacies, third-party payers or governmental jurisdictions. This presentation will focus on the key points of the CDC Guidelines of 2022. Focus will be on patient selection for opioid therapy, non-opioid therapy treatment options and the appropriate use of opioid therapy. Emphasis will be made on the risks of opioid therapy to include Opioid Use Disorder and other side effects of chronic opioid therapy. High dose opioid prescribing as well as the management of opioid tapers and discontinuation of therapy will be emphasized as this was a significant concern of the CDC after the release of the 2016v Guidelines. Forced tapering and rapid weaning led to significantly worse patient outcomes and subsequent warnings from the FDA and CDC. Learning Objectives: Develop an understanding of the newer guidelines and position statements regarding the use of chronic opioid therapy as well as an emphasis on the balanced management of pain and the risks associated with opioids. Gain knowledge in the risk assessment of chronic pain patients and the appropriate management of these patients in a multi-modal treatment plan. Understand and incorporate safe measures for tapering and weaning opioid medications and the associated risks to include abandonment, poor outcome, drug overdose and suicide. A review of the implications of SB 1446/848 in the management of acute and chronic pain patients and how it impacts your practice. *This program meets the requirements set forth in Oklahoma SB1446/848 for pain management, opioid use or addiction education for MDs and PAs and the Proper Prescribing credit required by the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

          Scott Anthony, DO

          Child psychiatry access programs (CPAP) offer the opportunity to support the primary care provider in the provision of child and adolescent mental health care. The implementation of this program also attenuates the gap in needed services for children and families managing mental health symptoms. The history of CPAPs and the Pediatric Mental Health Care Access (PMHCA) program will be reviewed. Specific CPAP capacities will be discussed. Oklahoma’s history with CPAP and Oklahoma’s PMHCA award will be reviewed. Oklahoma’s PMHCA is titled Oklahoma Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health Access Program (OK CAPMAP). OK CAPMAP will provide Oklahoma's primary care providers with child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health consultation, cutting-edge behavioral health education, and comprehensive referral assistance to local and statewide mental health services. The provision of services offered by OK CAPMAP will be further described, discussed, and demonstrated.

          Rebecca Hubbard, Ph.D.

          Tessa Chesher, D.O.

          The CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for 2022 are currently in draft formulation after development and stakeholder input. The draft guidelines will more than likely be released later this year. Thus far, the draft guidelines have been disseminated for review and comment. This also includes public comment. The new guidelines will focus on being used as a clinical tool to improve communication between clinicians and patients and empower them to make informed, person-center decisions related to pain care together. CDC recognizes that the 2016 Guidelines were often applied as inflexible standards of care by healthcare professionals, health systems, pharmacies, third-party payers or governmental jurisdictions. This presentation will focus on the key points of the CDC Guidelines of 2022. Focus will be on patient selection for opioid therapy, non-opioid therapy treatment options and the appropriate use of opioid therapy. Emphasis will be made on the risks of opioid therapy to include Opioid Use Disorder and other side effects of chronic opioid therapy. High dose opioid prescribing as well as the management of opioid tapers and discontinuation of therapy will be emphasized as this was a significant concern of the CDC after the release of the 2016v Guidelines. Forced tapering and rapid weaning led to significantly worse patient outcomes and subsequent warnings from the FDA and CDC. Learning Objectives: Develop an understanding of the newer guidelines and position statements regarding the use of chronic opioid therapy as well as an emphasis on the balanced management of pain and the risks associated with opioids. Gain knowledge in the risk assessment of chronic pain patients and the appropriate management of these patients in a multi-modal treatment plan. Understand and incorporate safe measures for tapering and weaning opioid medications and the associated risks to include abandonment, poor outcome, drug overdose and suicide. A review of the implications of SB 1446/848 in the management of acute and chronic pain patients and how it impacts your practice. *This program meets the requirements set forth in Oklahoma SB1446/848 for pain management, opioid use or addiction education for MDs and PAs and the Proper Prescribing credit required by the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

          Scott Anthony, DO

          In our diverse world, it's easy to become frustrated when navigating through the web of personalities and paradigms that surround us. Whether at work or in your personal life, dealing with differences often tops the list of 'core challenges'. In acknowledging and exploring those differences, you can turn confusion into connections; indifference into insight; and frustration into fascination. Though we can't promise this will change your world, it may very well change how you see the world!

          Becky Wood

          We will review the history of healthcare policy related to combustible nicotine products and the market shift towards vape-based delivery systems and electronic cigarettes. This talk will explore both the public health implication of policy changes as well as the medical literature to understand risk to patients associated with recommendations as they have evolved overtime.

          Natasha Bray, DO

          The CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines for 2022 are currently in draft formulation after development and stakeholder input. The draft guidelines will more than likely be released later this year. Thus far, the draft guidelines have been disseminated for review and comment. This also includes public comment. The new guidelines will focus on being used as a clinical tool to improve communication between clinicians and patients and empower them to make informed, person-center decisions related to pain care together. CDC recognizes that the 2016 Guidelines were often applied as inflexible standards of care by healthcare professionals, health systems, pharmacies, third-party payers or governmental jurisdictions. This presentation will focus on the key points of the CDC Guidelines of 2022. Focus will be on patient selection for opioid therapy, non-opioid therapy treatment options and the appropriate use of opioid therapy. Emphasis will be made on the risks of opioid therapy to include Opioid Use Disorder and other side effects of chronic opioid therapy. High dose opioid prescribing as well as the management of opioid tapers and discontinuation of therapy will be emphasized as this was a significant concern of the CDC after the release of the 2016v Guidelines. Forced tapering and rapid weaning led to significantly worse patient outcomes and subsequent warnings from the FDA and CDC. Learning Objectives: Develop an understanding of the newer guidelines and position statements regarding the use of chronic opioid therapy as well as an emphasis on the balanced management of pain and the risks associated with opioids. Gain knowledge in the risk assessment of chronic pain patients and the appropriate management of these patients in a multi-modal treatment plan. Understand and incorporate safe measures for tapering and weaning opioid medications and the associated risks to include abandonment, poor outcome, drug overdose and suicide. A review of the implications of SB 1446/848 in the management of acute and chronic pain patients and how it impacts your practice. *This program meets the requirements set forth in Oklahoma SB1446/848 for pain management, opioid use or addiction education for MDs and PAs and the Proper Prescribing credit required by the Oklahoma State Board of Osteopathic Examiners.

          Scott Anthony, DO

          10:15am-11:45am
          Measuring and Understanding Health Care Worker Resilience, Work Life Integration and Burnout

          Burnout is increasingly common, compromises clinical and operational outcomes, and is treatable. In this session we will demonstrate what happens in our heads when we get burned out.

          J. Bryan Sexton

          In our diverse world, it's easy to become frustrated when navigating through the web of personalities and paradigms that surround us. Whether at work or in your personal life, dealing with differences often tops the list of 'core challenges'. In acknowledging and exploring those differences, you can turn confusion into connections; indifference into insight; and frustration into fascination. Though we can't promise this will change your world, it may very well change how you see the world!

          Becky Wood

          1:00pm-5:00pm

          The new Behavioral Health Care ABFM-developed KSA activity combines content from both the current Depression and the Mental Health in the Community KSA activities. This new activity focuses on diagnosis and management of depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, substance abuse disorders, autism, ADHD, and comorbid behavioral health conditions.

          Accreditation Statements
          This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Requirements and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA) and PLICO. The OSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The OSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
          The Osteopathic Founders Foundation is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education to physicians. The Osteopathic Founders Foundation designates this program for a maximum of twelve (12) AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credit commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
          American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
          To officially receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and a CME certificate of participation, the attendee must complete the online evaluations for each presentation attended as well as the overall conference evaluation.
          Faculty Disclosure/CME Planning Committee/ Reviewer/and Moderator:
          The Faculty, CME Planning Committee, Reviewer and Moderator have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. The OSMA CME Manager has reviewed all faculty information and has resolved all conflicts of interest if applicable.

          Sponsors

          OAFP Choice CME Partners

          Testimonials

          This is probably the best conference I’ve ever been to. The motivational speakers are outstanding. You’re just left with a really good feeling. And then the professional part of the program was outstanding as well. Some really top-notch speakers and their specialties and I felt like I learned a whole lot.
          David Lovelace, DOEmergency Physician
          I choose to come to EXPLORE because it’s well put together. It’s been organized from the top down very well. Every year the speakers have been very good. It makes me think beyond medicine. Sometimes it’s about adventure, sometimes it’s about crises but each time it pulls us out of our silos of medicine and puts it into a different mind thought. I also enjoy the camaraderie of people that I don’t see for maybe once a year, but people I’ve known for maybe 20 to 30 years.
          Andrew Gin, MDNeurologist
          EXPLORE provides a great avenue to meet with physicians and healthcare workers around the state to educate them on some of the newer things we have as far as technology and advances in treatment for cancer. PLICO has done a great job with this conference and getting their brand name out there.
          Ryan AlleyPhysicians Relations, Cancer Treatment Centers of America

          Go Under the Canopy with EXPLORE!