OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

81st Annual OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center
Theodor Lang May Day Medical Conference

Thursday & Friday, May 7-8 2020

Prairie State Brewing Company


Theodor Lang Theodor Lang Theodor Lang, MD, a staff radiologist at what is now OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, founded the May Day Conference. His goal was to improve patient care by gathering physicians from across the region for a day of education and fellowship under one tent. While no longer under a tent, we continue to pursue Dr. Lang's goal. OSF HealthCare is proud to continue the tradition of the May Day Medical Conference.

Raymond E. Hoffman Jr., MD, Memorial Lecture

This year's lecture, "How the Robot Has Revolutionized Thoracic Surgery" is in honor of Dr. Hoffman and will be presented by Michael Hart, DO. Dr. Hoffman was a skilled surgeon and leader at OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center and was instrumental in developing the Northern Region EMS Paramedic Education Program. He had served in multiple state and national positions, culminating in his election as president of the Illinois State Medical Society. He was a remarkable mentor, role model, beloved physician and esteemed colleague. 

2020 Event

The OSF HealthCare May Day Medical Conference is designed to provide an educational environment for health care providers, with a focus on identified practice gaps.

The goal is that this education will result in the improvement of quality of care, treatment, services, safety and outcomes for patients.

The target audience for this conference is physicians, residents, medical students, advanced practice professionals, nursing staff and allied health professionals.

This conference may not be audited.

Conference Objectives

At conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Identify current national treatment guidelines, peer reviewed journals and other resources to disseminate information on best practice and standards of care
  • Summarize disease related therapies and treatment options
  • Understand technology and other resources that aid in providing safe and efficient care.
  • Review patient cases and determine optimal treatment plans
  • Recognize cultural differences that may present when working with patients and families


Illinois State Medical Society logo

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center is accredited by the Illinois State Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



11:30 a.m. - Noon | Registration/light lunch

12:15 - 12:30 p.m. | Opening Remarks

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.  | “Updates on Migraine Management”  | Hrachya Nersesyan, MD, PhD

1:35 - 2:35 p.m. | “Atrial Fibrillation”  | Farhad Farokhi, MD

2:35 - 3:05 p.m. | Exhibit Hall & Break 

3:05 - 4:05 p.m. | “Immunization Update”  | Jalayne Lapke, MD

4:10 - 5:10 p.m. | “Bipolar Disorder”  | Abraham Frenkel, MD

5:15 p.m. | Glenn Netto, MD Reception


7 - 7:45 a.m. | Registration/Light Breakfast

7:45 - 8 a.m. | Opening Remarks

8 - 9 a.m. | “The Ischemic Limb”  | Stephen Bartlett, MD

9:05 - 10:05 a.m. | “Screening Guidelines in Primary Care”  |  Michael Kouimelis, MD

10:35 - 11:35 a.m. | Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: “Managing Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in the Era of GLP-1 Agonists and SGLT2 Inhibitors: Cost vs Benefit  | Sameer Ansar, MD

Session 2: “Safe Opioid Prescribing”  | Azhar Kothwala , MD

11:45 a.m. | Lunch

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. | Raymond E. Hoffmann, MD Memorial LectureHow the Robot Has Revolutionized Thoracic Surgery”  | Michael Hart, DO

1:25 - 2:25 p.m. | Concurrent Sessions

Session 1: “It's Not Just Harmless Water Vapor. Why You Need to Talk to Youth About Vaping”  | Sandra Martell, RN, DNP

Session 2: "Breast Reconstruction" | Pedro Rodriguez, MD

2:35 - 3:35 p.m. | “Reducing 30-Day Readmissions - Today's Geriatric Quality Metric”  | H. Trent Barnhart, MD

3:45 - 4:45 p.m. | “Connections: A New Approach to Communication in Medicine”  | Sarah Zallek, MD

4:45 - 5 p.m. | Closing Remarks


Registration Type Fee Early Bird Rate (Register Before April 1) Late Registration (After April 24)
Physician $250  $187.50 $275
Retired Physician  $125  $93.75 $150
Resident $150 $112.50 $175
Advanced Practice Providers $150  $112.50 $175
Nurse/Allied Health Professional $125 $93.75 $150
Students (Must indicate program & school where enrolled) $75 $56.25 $100

Late Registrations

An additional $25 fee will be added for conference registrations received after April 24, 2020. 

Cancellation Policy

To receive a conference refund, you must cancel by April 24, 2020 by calling (815) 395-5190 or emailing Anna.Henke@osfhealthcare.org.

Payment Information

Pay by Check (Please make payable to OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, Medical Education.)

Other forms of payment include Visa, Mastercard, or Discover. Credit or debit card payments must be paid online. 

Additional Information 

For details on this year's event, including daily schedules and a list of speakers, please email Anna.Henke@osfhealthcare.org or call (815) 395-5190. 


OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. 

Contact (815) 395-5190 at least 4 days prior to the activity.

How to Register

Online registration coming soon.