Key Essentials for Optimizing Patient Care

Program Details

The RowanSOM is dedicated to refining physicians’ knowledge to manage the changing needs of the healthcare system. This education-based lecture series is devised to augment physician expertise via material on current clinical guideline recommendations as well as up-to-date advances in medical treatments on specific topics.

In response to evaluations from previous activity participants, focused education blocks were developed to cover the following topics: Cardiology, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM)/Pain, Infectious Disease, Primary Care Topics, Psychiatry and Geriatrics/Palliative Care. Lecturing faculty were chosen based on their clinical research, thorough experience, and clinical distinction in their respective fields. This series will assemble a prominent group of physicians to discover convenient, current recommendations and protocols and advances in treatments in each of the chosen focus areas.


  • Evaluate new guidelines on the management of patients with cardiovascular disease.
  • Demonstrate specific osteopathic techniques to treat disorders of the hip, low back and lymphatic system.
  • Discuss new treatments and information on the clinical management of infectious diseases.
  • Outline important clinical advances in the care of pediatric patients.
  • Identify the use of the POLST form and discuss admissions criteria for hospice.
  • Identify key issues in palliative care in the office setting.
  • Identify anatomical considerations and discuss pathophysiological implications in common musculoskeletal disorders.
  • Describe the necessary components of a patient-physician drug contract.


Our Category 1A CME Programming enables the busy healthcare practitioner to have the option to obtain needed education credits in either a convenient, close to home forum OR participate online. We feature nationally recognized academicians addressing contemporary medical topics. Our attendees are learning through both traditional lecture and innovative interactive formats utilizing the latest technologies. If you participate onsite, be ready to learn, have fun, and reconnect with many local health professionals and colleagues with whom you have worked in the past and know in the region. If you participate online, enjoy our programs from the comfort of your own home or office. Either way you will benefit from this great learning experience and receive Category 1A CME credit.

PLEASE NOTE that the dates for the current AOA CME cycle started January 1, 2013 and end December 31, 2015. AOA members are required to obtain 120 credit hours in a three year cycle, with at least 30 credits in Category 1A.


Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Council for Continuing Medical Education. This CME Program anticipates 30.5 Category 1A CME credit hours pending approval by the AOA Council for Continuing Medical Education. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


For successful completion of activity and subsequent awarding of credits, individuals are required to participate in the entire activity session and complete an activity evaluation as well as an attestation form.


Osteopathic physicians may earn up to 30.5 percent of their Category 1A requirement from interactive internet CME (i.e., up to nine Category 1A CME credits for members with a requirement of thirty Category 1A credits.) To receive credit for interactive internet CME, osteopathic physicians must complete a CME quiz with a passing grade of 70.


Four of the six blocks – OMM, Infectious Disease, Psychiatry and Geriatrics/Palliative Care will be held
at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Academic Center, Auditorium, One Medical Center
Drive, Stratford, NJ 08084

RowanSOM is within walking distance of the PATCO High Speed Line and 25 minutes from Philadelphia
International Airport.

From Philadelphia International Airport: Take Rt. 95 North to the Walt Whitman Bridge to Rt. 676 and follow signs to Rt. 295 North. Take Rt. 295 North to Exit 29A and follow directions from Rt. 30 below. From the North: Take the NJ Turnpike to Exit 4 to Rt. 73 North to Rt. 295 South. Follow Rt. 295 South to Exit 29. Turn left onto access road to Rt. 30. At light turn left onto Rt. 30 East (White Horse Pike). Follow directions from Rt. 30 below.

From the South: Follow Rt. 295 North to Exit 29A to Rt. 30. Follow directions from Rt. 30 below.

From Rt. 30: Follow Rt. 30 East and the blue hospital signs for 3.3 miles to the traffic light at Laurel Road. Turn right onto Laurel Road. Take the second left into Rowan Stratford Campus at the traffic light. Parking is available on campus.

The Cardiology Block will take place at The Westin, 555 Fellowship Road, Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
The Primary Care Topics Block will take place at The Mansion, 3000 Main Street, Voorhees, NJ 08043


The views expressed in this activity are those of the faculty. It should not be inferred or assumed that they are expressing the views of any manufacturer of pharmaceuticals and/or medical devices, or Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine. This course is supported in part by educational grants in accordance with AOA standards.

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