The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine was well represented in Orlando, Fla. for OMED 2011, the American Osteopathic Association’s annual convention.
While there was time to visit Disney World, Epcot Center, Sea World and Universal Studios, members of the College’s administration, faculty, alumni, students and staff took full advantage of the many speeches, seminars and events offered at OMED.
|LECOM Provost, Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Silvia M. Ferretti, DO is flanked by Michael Rowe, DO, Sarah Lumley, DO, Richard Goodrich, DO, Brian McCleary, DO, Chastity McCleary, DO, Kelli Deese, DO, James Gahagan, DO and Christopher Scuderi, DO at the alumni dinner in Orlando, Fla.|
The culmination was LECOM’s annual alumni dinner, hosted by President and CEO John M. Ferretti, DO and Provost, Senior Vice President and Dean of Academic Affairs Silvia M. Ferretti, DO. Alumni from the Erie, Pa. and Bradenton, Fla. campuses gathered together to renew acquaintances and hear about the new and exciting programs that are taking place at LECOM, including the current construction and July opening of the LECOM School of Dental Medicine.
Inside the Orange County Convention Center, Patrick Leary, DO, LECOM’s Director of Sports Medicine coordinated the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine’s program. Sports Medicine lecturers included: LECOM faculty member Carlo DiMarco, DO, LECOM sports medicine fellow Melissa Knutson, DO, LECOM sports medicine faculty member Gregory Coppola, DO and Steve Burke, RPT, director of physical therapy at Millcreek Community Hospital and LECOM Medical Fitness and Wellness Center in Erie.
Alumnus Andrew Kusienski’s talk on Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Young Athlete drew a large crowd to the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) lecture hall.
Third-year medical students Jaclyn Olsen (Erie campus) and Matthew Kiczek (Seton Hill) collaborated on one of four LECOM poster presentations. Those presenting included: Paul Modelewski (OMS III) and Michael Stephen Peroski (OMS II). The research was coordinated by LECOM Research Director Bertalan Dudas, MD, PhD. LECOM alumnus Kristina Semeniken, DO presented a poster in the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Osteopathic Principles and Practice category.
The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and LECOM School of Pharmacy offer innovative and affordable education in osteopathic medicine, dental medicine and pharmacy. From campuses in Erie, Pennsylvania, Greensburg, Pennsylvania and Bradenton, Florida, LECOM provides student-centered pathways to prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals. Prepare yourself for medicine as your life’s profession.