Two Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine faculty members were invited speakers at the 2015 Annual Clinical Assembly of Osteopathic Surgeons, a national program that ran from October 4-7, 2015 in Chicago Illinois. The audience was made up of surgeons from the several sub-specialty divisions of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons (ACOS). The two Marian representatives, Drs. Kuchera and Williams, each provided lectures to several hundred surgeons in Chicago during the course of their meeting.
MU-COM professor, Michael L. Kuchera, DO, FAAO, FNAOME, addressed a joint session of the ACOS General Surgery division and the American Osteopathic College of Proctology division on October 5th with a program entitled, “Ameliorating peri-operative complications: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) considerations.” The program chairperson for this program was Shiva Golian, DO, a specialist in Colorectal Surgery (proctology) here in Indianapolis. Dr. Kuchera encouraged the application of osteopathic hands-on approaches to limit pre- and post-operative problems and speed healing. During his lecture, he shared very recent research demonstrating the efficacy of such osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).
Daniel G. Williams, DO, an assistant professor in the MU-COM Department of OMM, presented to the ACOS general session on October 7 discussing pain management. His topic, “ER/LA opiod REMS – Achieving safe use while improving patient care” discussed strategies for better prescribing extended-release, long-acting (ER/LA) pain medication.
Both Drs. Kuchera and Williams are certified in the specialty of Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM). The NMM/OMM specialty college is the American Academy of Osteopathy which maintains its headquarters in the Pyramids in Indianapolis.