OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center

Rockford, Illinois

80th Annual OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center
Theodor Lang May Day Medical Conference

Thursday & Friday, May 2-3 2019

Giovanni's Restaurant & Convention Center


Theodor Lang Theodor Lang Theodor Lang, MD, an Austrian radiologist on staff at Saint Anthony Hospital, founded the May Day Conference. Dr. Lang’s goal was to gather physicians from the region under one tent for a day of education and fellowship to patient care.

Over 75 years later, we continue to strive to improve patient care by bringing medical education and fellowship to our health care providers. We are proud to continue the OSF May Day Medical Conference as the second longest running medical conference in the United States.

2019 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 12.0 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.  | “Illinois Medical Marijuana Update and Concerns”  | Bruce R. Talbot

1:35-2:35 p.m. | “Medical Ethics in the Age of the EMR and Social Media”  | Lauris Kaldjian, MD, PhD

2:35-3:05 p.m. | Break

3:05-4:05 p.m. | “Current Trends in Drug Abuse: Designer Drug Challenges”  | Bruce R. Talbot

4:10-5:10 p.m. | “Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What Clinicians Should Know”  | Adam S. Cheifetz, 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. | “In Search of Joy in Medicine”  | Christine A Sinsky, MD

9:05-10:05 a.m. | “Alzheimer’s Disease”  | Julia M Biernot, MD

10:35-11:35 a.m. | “Physician/APP Collaboration”  | Muhammad Habib, MD & Thomas S Magerl, NP -or- “Review of Interventional Nephrology”  | John C Maynard , MD 

11:45 a.m. | Lunch 

12:15-1:15 p.m. | Raymond E. Hoffmann, MD Memorial Lecture:Racial Disparities in Women’s Health”  | Katherine M Tynus, MD

1:25 - 2:25 p.m. | “Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery”  | David G Cable , MD -or- "Pediatric Asthma"  | Asma S Khan, MD

2:35-3:35 p.m. | “Why Every Physician is a Psychiatrist”  | Chrisantha Anandappa, MD

3:45-4:45 p.m. | “Fibromyalgia”  | Arthur M Mandelin, MD, PhD

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


Registration Type Cost
MD $250 
Retired MD  $125 
Resident $150
APP $150 
Nurse/Allied $125
Students $75


OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities.  Contact (815) 395-5190 4 days prior to the activity.

More Information 

For details on this year's event, including daily schedules and a list of speakers, please download our brochure.

Download 2019 May Day Conference Brochure

How to Register

Online registration for this event is closed, but you may register in-person at the door on the day of the event.