AAO at OMED 2017

Using Osteopathic Principles and Philosophy in Specialty Medicine

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Oct. 7-10, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia
Leslie M. Ching, DO, program chair

The AAO’s program will present various viewpoints on incorporating osteopathic principles into the practice of different specialties. The AAO is partnering with several specialty colleges to provide lectures and hands-on instruction from specialists with clinical experience in internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine and sports medicine. In addition, a workshop on the Stiles-Laughlin technique, a very useful functional approach, will be presented.

Among the speakers are Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD; Kimberly J. Wolf, DO, FACOP; Lisa E. Hart, DO; and Ava C. Stanczak, DO, FAAP, FACOP. In addition, Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, will deliver the annual Thomas L. Northup Lecture. Dr. Lossing was the AAO's 2014-15 president, and he has practiced osteopathic manipulative medicine in northern California for more than 20 years.

Register now at omed.osteopathic.org. When you register, list the AAO as one of the specialty colleges whose program you will attend to ensure you receive NMM specialty CME. It is anticipated that the AAO's program will be approved for up to 23 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME.

Read more about the AAO's program at previous OMEDs.

AAO Program Schedule (subject to change)

Sat., Oct. 7Joint session with ACOI
8 a.m.WelcomeLeslie M. Ching, DO
8:05-8:50 a.m."Promoting Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Every Patient, Every Day"Robert A. Cain, DO, FACOI
9-10:20 a.m."OMM in the Acute Hospital Setting"Jessica A. Ridgley, DO
10:30 a.m.-noon"Hematology/Oncology: An Osteopathic Perspective"Chiristopher McCord Stephenson, DO
1:30-2:20 p.m.45th annual Thomas L. Northup LectureKenneth J. Lossing, DO
2:30-3:20 p.m."What Does It Mean to Be a Distrinctly Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency?"Richard G. Schuster, DO
3:30-4:30 p.m."Functional Medicine in Primary Care: Osteopathy at Its Best"Aunna Herbst, DO
Sun., Oct. 8
8-9:15 a.m."An Osteopathic Approach to the Emergency Department Patient: The Top Ten Complaints"Peter A. Bell, DO, MBA, HPF, FACOEP-dist., FACEP
9:30 a.m.-noonJoint session with ACOOG
"Pregnancy Research on Osteopathic Manipulation Optimizing Treatment Effects: The PROMOTE Study Protocol"
Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD
1:30-2:20 p.m."An Osteopathic Approach to the Athlete"Daniel A. Clearfield, DO
2:30-3:20 p.m.Joint session with ACONP
"Nuts and Bolts of an Osteopathic Psychiatry Practice"
Teodor Huzij, DO, FACN
3:30-5 p.m.Joint session with ACONP
"Osteopathic Neurology"
Mitchell Elkiss, DO
Mon., Oct. 9Joint session with ACOP
8-8:50 a.m."A Distinctive Osteopathic Pediatric Residency and OMM Clinic at a Children's Hospital"Kimbery J. Wolf, DO, FACOP
9-10:20 a.m."Developmental Perspectives in Pediatric OMT"Lisa Ellen Hart, DO
10:30-noon"Use of Osteopathic Manual Medicine in the Special Needs Population"Ava Stanczak, DO, FACOP, CS
1:30-2:45 p.m.Joint session with ACOFP and AOASM 
"Post-Concussion Research and Therapy Options"
Gunnar Brolinson, DO, FAOASM
2:45 -3:30 p.m.Joint session with ACOFP and AOASM 
"Pediatric Concussion"
Robert Franks, DO, FAOASM
3:40-5 p.m.Joint session with ACOFP and AOASM 
"OMT in Post-Concussion Syndrome"
Craig Chappell, DO
Tues., Oct. 10
8-9:30 a.m.To be determinedClay Walsh Jr., DO
9:45-11:45 a.m."Functional/Laughlin Still Techniques for Sacral and Gait Dysfunctions"Harriet H. Shaw, DO
Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO


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