NYCOMEC Blue Webinars

NYCOMEC provides live osteopathic medical education webinars. These programs are designed to supplement and enhance training curricula in an easily accessible format. The webinars are conducted by speakers from NYCOMEC member institutions on a variety of topics and archived online for later access. Lectures are interactive for questions and answers.

  • Osteopathic Recognition (OR) Webinars: Bi-weekly webinars on all aspects of osteopathic medicine. They provide excellent support for programs achieving Osteopathic Recognition. Presentations are given by faculty members, providing opportunities to achieve scholarly activity. The webinars take place every other Wednesday from 12:00 noon to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
  • Research Webinars: Monthly webinars which provide a basic understanding of scientific research and biostatistics for trainees and faculty. Topics include project development, IRB review, statistical analysis and publication. The webinars will take place on the last Thursday of each month during the academic year.


Upcoming OR Webinars:


July 18, 2018 – Hallie Zwibel, D.O., Evidence Based Approach to Concussion Management

August 1, 2018 – Phillip Cruz, D.O., Approach To Shoulder Pain In The Primary Care Setting

August 15, 2018 – Julie Thomas, D.O., Osteopathic Approach to the Common Cold

August 29, 2018 – Andrew Harbison, D.O., Osteopathic Treatment for Sinusitis and Rhinitis

September 12, 2018 – Susan Milani, D.O., Osteopathic Considerations for the Infant

October 24, 2018 – Cristian Castro-Nunez, D.O., Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) in Cancer Patients with Fatigue, Stress, Depression, and/or Musculoskeletal and Visceral Somatic Pain

December 19, 2018 – Jamie Streicher, D.O., Osteopathic Considerations in Patients with Down Syndrome


Previous OR Webinars:


June 20, 2018 – Anuj Vohra, D.O., Sub-Occipital Release

May 9, 2018 – Alan Roth, D.O., Osteopathic Approach to Palliative Care

April 25, 2018 – Matthew Hayes, D.O., OMM and the Chronic Pain Patient

April 11, 2018 – Mikhail Volokitin, D.O., Revisiting Somatic Dysfunction in Clinical Practice

March 28, 2018 – George Cheriyan, D.O., Osteopathic Approach to Lower Back Pain

March 14, 2018 – Gerard Baltazar, D.O., Hands-on Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury: a Paradigm for OMT & the Injured Patient?

February 28, 2018 – Mary Banihashem, D.O., Osteopathic Approach to Neck Pain

February 14, 2018 – Dennis Burke, D.O., OMT in the Geriatric Population

January 31, 2018 – Bernadette Riley, D.O., Incorporating Care of Developmentally Disabled Patients into Osteopathic GME

January 17, 2018 – Denise Burns, D.O., Osteopathic Approach to Hypothyroid Disease

December 6, 2017 – Wolfgang Gilliar, D.O., Integrating OMM into Your Musculoskeletal Practice: A Peer-Review Perspective

November 8, 2017  – Jincy Cherian, D.O., OMM for the Abdomen & GI Disorders

October 25, 2017  – Dennis Dowling, D.O., P.I.N.S. for Headaches

October 11, 2017  – Martin Torrents, D.O., Pediatric Musculoskeletal Concerns in OMM

September 27, 2017 – Sara Nehring, D.O., OMM and Irritable Bowl Syndrome

September 13, 2017 – Seth Schmoll, D.O., OMM on the Sidelines

August 30, 2017 – Clifford Stark, D.O.,  OMM beyond the Classic Osteopathic Diagnosis

August 16, 2017 – Tanya Shneyder, D.O., OMM for Sexual Dysfunction in Females

July 19, 2017 – Amanda Deel, D.O., OMM Use in the Prenatal Patients

July 5, 2017 – Micky Deel, D.O., OMM Use in the Emergency Department

June 21, 2017 – Peter Ilowite, D.O., The Osteopathic Dermatologist

June 7, 2017 – Matthew Hayes, D.O., OMM & the Athlete

May 24, 2017 – Jeffrey Perry, D.O., OMM Resources in Complying with NYS Pain Management Guidelines

May 10, 2017 – R. Keith Felstead, D.O., Osteopathic Considerations for the Patients with TMD

April 26, 2017 – Naresh Rao, D.O., An Application of the Osteopathic Primary  Care Sports Medicine Model

April 12, 2017 – Revital Caronia, D.O., Acute Otitis Media: An Osteopathic Approach

March 29, 2017 – Kenneth Steier, D.O., M.B.A., M.P.H., OMT and Pulmonary Disease

March 15, 2017 – Luther Quarles, D.O., OMT Considerations in the Hospitalized Patient

February 15, 2017 – Gerard Baltazar, D.O., Osteopathic Surgery: Clinical Cases

February 1, 2017 – Martin Levine, D.O., OMT on Every Visit

January 18, 2017 – Bernadette Riley, D.O., Professionalism Training in Osteopathic and Allopathic Residency

January 4, 2017 – Shawn Cannon, D.O., Building Osteopathic Espirit De Corps in an ACGME World

December 7, 2016 – Dennis Burke, D.O., Lymphatic Considerations

November 23, 2016 – Francis Yoo, D.O., Integrating OMM and Medical Acupuncture in Clinical Practice

November 9, 2016 – George Cheriyan, D.O., Review of Anatomy and Bio-Mechanics Relevant to OMM for the Cervical Spine

October 26, 2016 – Adena Leder, D.O., Osteopathic Considerations for Concussions

October 12, 2016 – To Shan Li, D.O.,  Distortion Model

September 28, 2016 – Martin Diamond, D.O., Osteopathic History in New York State

September 14, 2016 – Naresh Rao, D.O., Being an Osteopathic Physician: Our Role in Performance

August 31, 2016 – Martin Torrents, D.O., M.P.H., Pediatric Musculoskeletal Concerns in OMM

August 17, 2016 – Reem Abu-Sbaih, D.O., Useful Osteopathic Considerations in Treatment of the Knee

August 3, 2016 – Peter Guiney, D.O., Asthma & OMT

July 20, 2016 – Clifford Stark, D.O., Osteopathic Considerations in the Hypermobile Patient

June 22, 2016 – Hallie Zwibel, D.O., OMM in Sports Medicine

June 8, 2016 – Ulrick Vieux, D.O. & Cristian Castro-Nunez, D.O., Examining the Etiology of OMM and Psychiatry: a Vital Link

May 25, 2016 – Russell Camhi, D.O., OMM Treatment Following an Acute Acceleration/Deceleration Injury; MVA, Whiplash, and Related Injuries

May 11, 2016 – Gerard A. Baltazar, D.O., Osteopathic Considerations for Surgical Patients

April 27, 2016 – Sheldon Yao, D.O., OMM Billing and Coding Update

April 13, 2016 – Alice Chen, D.O., Osteopathic Approach to Headache

March 30, 2016 – Patricia Kooyman, D.O., Osteopathic Considerations in Postural Imbalance

March 16, 2016 – Theodore Flaum, D.O., Back Pain

Upcoming Research Webinars:



Previous Research Webinars:


May 24, 2018 –  David Yens, Ph.D., Funding Research, Preparing and Applying for Grant Funding

April 19, 2018 –  David Yens, Ph.D., Proposal and Protocol Development; Research Laws, Ethics and IRB Submissions/ Processing

March 22, 2018 –  David Yens, Ph.D., Nonparametric Statistics: Odds Ratios, Sensitivity, Specificity; Epidemiological Concepts; Logistic Regression; How to Work with a Statistician

February 22, 2018 –  David Yens, Ph.D., Basic Statistical Concepts: Measurement Scales, Probability, Parametric Statistics

January 25, 2018 –  David Yens, Ph.D., Presenting Your Research (NYCOMEC Poster Competition); Getting Your Research Published

December 21, 2017 –  David Yens, Ph.D., Research: Experimental Design (Review); Validity (Review); Selection of Subjects; Number of Subjects Needed; Case Presentations

November 16, 2017 –  David Yens, Ph.D., 50 Shades of Research, Part 2: Surveys; Prospective/Retrospective; Quantitative/Qualitative; Noninferiority Designs

October 26, 2017 –  David Yens, Ph.D., 50 Shades of Research, Part 1: Experimental Design; Validity of Studies; Potential Design Problems

September 27, 2017 –  David Yens, Ph.D., Research: The Big Picture and How to Select a Topic for Your Research (Panel Discussion)