Osteopathic medicine provides patients, physicians and communities the opportunity to explore health from all perspectives, and it integrates mind, body and spirit into the provision of care and education. The 2020 Convocation, in the inherently inspirational setting of Colorado Springs, will provide experiences for integrating such concepts as nutrition, functional medicine, movement therapy, exercise prescription, injection modalities, and team care approaches into the osteopathic care of patients and self-care of physicians.
Attendees will learn through energizing lectures and interactive workshops how to implement innovations in their own practice of osteopathic medicine, and they will leave with practical knowledge and confidence in implementing these ideas directly with their patients. There also will be time dedicated to expanding personal wellness and exploring individual health transformation.
Additionally, osteopathic educators will have opportunities to explore innovations in the changing environment of medical education as we extend osteopathic medicine into a broader arena.
Registration will open in early fall 2019.
The Broadmoor is a luxurious retreat located just minutes from downtown Colorado Springs. It is easily accessible from many major U.S. cities with nonstop flights to Colorado Springs Airport or from anywhere in the U.S. through Denver International Airport, just 90 minutes away.
The resort boasts 18 dining options, including the Penrose Room, which is the only Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond restaurant in Colorado. In addition, The Broadmoor offers a wealth of activities, including a full-service spa, indoor pool, golf, fly fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, archery, canoeing and more.
Reservations: Non-student attendees should make their Broadmoor reservations online at book.passkey.com/go/AAO2020. Student attendees should make their Broadmoor reservations online at book.passkey.com/go/AAOSTUD. To make your reservations by phone, call 855-634-7711 and use booking code AAO2020. AAO rates start at $189 per night plus the daily resort fee. All reservations have a 1-night nonrefundable deposit and an additional 1-night penalty if canceled fewer than 7 days in advance.
The AAO anticipates the Convocation will be approved for as many as 34.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME. Attendees must place the correct attendance ticket in the boxes outside the meeting rooms to verify their attendance at lectures and breakout sessions. Without these tickets, AAO staff cannot report CME credits earned.
Attendees save 10% on any pre-Convocation course when they register for Convocation at the same time. The AAO will host three pre-Convocation courses March 8-10, 2020, at The Broadmoor:
All health care professionals are invited to attend Convocation. Attending the AAO's Convocation or its pre-Convocation courses is not a substitute for graduating from osteopathic medical school and completing graduate medical education. Simply participating in continuing medical education programs in manual techniques doe snot provide the necessary training and skills to practice osteopathic manipulative medicine.
2021: March 17-21, Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas
2022: March 23-27, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
2023: March 15-19, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2024: Dates and location to be determined
2025: March 26-30, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
2026: March 18-22, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2027: Dates and location to be determined
2028: March 29-April 3, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
2029: March 14-18, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
The AAO’s Resident of the Year award recognizes outstanding residents who promote osteopathic principles and practices in their residency programs in addition to contributing to the AAO and the osteopathic profession at large. Nominations are due Nov. 30.
Nominate an outstanding resident for the 2019 AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident of the Year in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Deadline: May 10
Eileen L. DiGiovanna, DO, FAAO, of Smithtown, New York, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 15 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Orlando, Florida.