*ROC-NY April 2-5, 2020 HAS BEEN CANCELED*

With the recent developments of the coronavirus and the many concerns we have received regarding our convention, the NYSOMS Board of Directors has decided to take an abundance of caution and cancel the ROC-NY 2020 Convention for April 2-5, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

We understand that obtaining your CME credits is of concern, so we are currently exploring other ideas that will not jeopardize the health and safety of our members and conference attendees. The impact of COVID-19 on our community and the profession is our top priority.

We will be issuing refunds for your convention registration back to your original form of payment within the next two weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call our office at (212) 261-1784. We will of course keep you informed of any new plans that we decide to move forward with.


Program Registration


Early Bird

Register Before January 15, 2020


Register Between January 16 - March 19, 2020 

Full Program Registration    
Active NYSOMS Member $575.00 $675.00
Non-NYSOMS Member $775.00 $875.00
Life NYSOMS Member $375.00 $425.00
Intern/Resident/Fellow NYSOMS Member $150.00 $200.00
Single Day Registration    
-MEMBER - SUNDAY $150.00 $175.00
-NON MEMBER - SUNDAY $150.00 $175.00
Intern/Resident/Fellow - FRIDAY FREE FREE
Intern/Resident/Fellow - THURSDAY/SATURDAY/SUNDAY $50 $75
LATE Registration Fee - After March 19th - $50
Additional Programs    
NYS Infection Control Course - THURS 4/2 - $75.00
OMM Workshop - SAT 4/4 - $75.00
Full refund minus $50.00 processing fee for cancellation received on or before March 23, 2020 in writing. All grievances should be directed to: Executive Director, NYSOMS, NYIT de Seversky Mansion, Room 107, Old Westbury, NY 11568 

Tentative Schedule 

please note the lectures and/or speakers below may change as we work to finalize the program.

NYSOMS is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. NYSOMS designates this program for a maximum of 29 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 2, 2020  
8:00 AM 9:00 AM The Role of Neuropsychology in the Context of Primary care, Neurology and Psychiatry Amber Sousa, PhD
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Update in Cardiology for Structural Heart Disease Evan Schwarzwald, DO
10:00 AM 10:15 AM BREAK  
10:15 AM 11:15 AM Professional Complaints: Malpractice and a Whole Lot More! Tom Gallo, Esq.
11:15 AM 12:15 PM The Resident's Role in Patient Safety Kenneth Steier, DO, MBA, MPH, MHA, MGA
12:15 PM 1:15 PM LUNCH & LEARN: Survival Tips for Achieving and Maintaining ACGME Accredited Training Programs in a Community Based Hospital System Richard Terry, DO, MBA
1:15 PM 2:15 PM Esports Medicine: Mental Health Hallie Zwibel, DO, MPH, FAAFP
2:15 PM 3:15 PM Understanding, Treating, and Managing Difficult or Angry Patients Jeffrey Gardere, PhD 
1:15 PM 3:15 PM NYS Infection Control Course* Lewis Bass, DO, FACOFP
3:15 PM 3:30 PM BREAK  
3:30 PM 4:30 PM

Leadership Skills for Future and Current Physician Leaders

Jerry Balentine, DO, FACEP, FACOEP
4:30 PM 5:30 PM De-escalation of Violence and Mental Health in the Workplace Seymour Block, DO
    FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 2020  
8:00 AM 9:00 AM Unusual Management Options for Patient Care Stephanie Zeszutek, DO, FACOG, RPh
9:00 AM 10:00 AM Orthopedic Surgery Topic Salia DeTore, DO
10:00 AM 10:30 AM BREAK  
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Evaluation of the Infertile Couple David Forstein, DO
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Progressive Inhibition of Neuromusculoskeletal Structures (PINS) Dennis Dowling, DO, FAAO
2:00 PM 3:00 PM The Overall Osteopathic Approach in Dermatology Suzanne Sirota-Rozenberg, DO, FAOCD, FAAD, AOCD
3:00 PM 4:00 PM An Update on the Addiction Crisis  Shawn Patrick Cannon DO,FACOI
4:00 PM 4:30 PM BREAK  
4:30 PM 5:30 PM The In's and Out's of Vaping, Literally Eric Ascher, DO
5:30 PM 6:30 PM Understanding Patient Confidentiality William Hassett, Esq. 
    SATURDAY, APRIL 4, 2020  
8:00 AM 9:00 AM An Approach to Patients With Developmental Disorders Christian Hietanen, DO  
9:00 AM 10:00 PM Anatomy of a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Kenneth R. Larywon, Esq. & Thomas Mobilia, Esq. 
10:00 AM 10:30 PM BREAK  
10:30 AM 11:30 AM Innovations in Healthcare: Lessons from Little League Baseball David Battinelli, MD
11:30 AM 12:30 PM Global Health Outreach: Considerations for the Medical Provider William Blazey, DO
12:30 PM 1:30 PM LUNCH BREAK  
1:30 PM 2:30 PM Supported Decision Making for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities: A Primer for Physicians Gina Riley, PhD
2:30 PM 5:30 PM OMM WORKSHOP* Warren Chin, DO 
2:30 PM 3:30 PM The Role of the Primary Care Clinician in  Diagnosis and Management of Interstitial Lung Diseases  Arunabh Talwar, MD
3:30 PM 4:30 PM STI Update for Clinicians Alwyn Cohall, MD
4:30 PM 5:30 PM Identifying and Assisting Victims of Human Trafficking 

Santhosh Paulus, MD

    SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2020  
8:00 AM 10:00 AM Building Pathways in Pain Management: Advancing the Future of Chronic Pain Management Course Pamela Grimaldi, DO, FAAFP
10:00 AM 10:15 AM BREAK  
10:15 AM 11:15 AM Medical Marijuana: Exploring New Clinical Options in New York State

Natalie Monserrate Neu, MD

11:15 AM 12:15 PM Treatment for Hepatitis C: New Tests, New Drugs, and New Recommendations (Clinical Education Initiative) David Bernstein, MD, FAASLD, FACG, FACP, AGAF


* = additional cost program



President's Reception

Friday, April 3rd, 2020
7:00-9:00 PM
21 Golf Club Road, Saint James, NY 11780

This year the President's Reception will take place at the Nissequogue Golf Club, located right on the bay in the beautiful town of Saint James. The Reception is included with your ROC-NY registration and allows you to bring one guest. If you would like to bring an additional guest(s), the cost is $125 per person. 

Hotel Information

Hotel Reservations Hyatt Regency Long Island
1717 Motor Parkway - Hauppauge, New York 11788 - Tel: (402) 537-6832
Preferred Room Rate: Double/Single $ 142 per night
Deadline: March 4, 2020
Reservations: 402-537-6832 Reference: New York State Osteopathic Convention