Media invited to medical symposium covering opioids, genomics, patient experience at the Cleveland Clinic, and pain and aging

Media advisory
Apr 14, 2017


The 2017 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, “A Call to Healing,” a continuing medical education event for osteopathic physicians, is covering many topics of public interest. The OOS is sponsored by the Heritage College and its Society of Alumni and Friends in collaboration with the Ohio Osteopathic Association. Access the complete schedule of speakers and events here.


Hilton Easton, 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, Ohio, April 19-23


Adrienne Boissy , M.D., M.A., Chief Experience Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and lead for its Office of Patient Experience, will deliver the keynote address Friday, April 21, 11:30 a.m.

Joselin Linder , humor writer, and Andrea Amalfitano, D.O., Ph.D., Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Endowed Professor of Pediatrics, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Michigan State University, will discuss genomic medicine. Linder’s book “The Family Gene,” recounts how she and her sister have foregone having children, so a lethal genetic mutation they share will die with them. Thursday, April 20, 1:30 p.m.

William Morrone, D.O. As a medical examiner and addiction medicine specialist in Michigan, he explained to viewers of CNN the role opioids might have played in the 2016 death of pop superstar Prince. He will discuss opioids, street drugs and medical marijuana addiction Wednesday, April 19, 6 p.m.

Brian Clark, Ph.D., delivers a presentation on pain and aging, “Age of Champions.” Dr. Clark, director of the Ohio Musculoskeletal and Neurological Institute at the Heritage College, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation Harold E. Clybourne, D.O., endowed research chair, and a leading researcher into healthy aging, works to develop interventions to let seniors retain physical mobility. Friday, April 21, 10:30 a.m.


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Jim Phillips, Communication Specialist