AAO at OMED 2018


"Respectful and Mindful Use of Our Hands
Across the Osteopathic Disciplines"

Oct. 6-8, 2018 
• San Diego Convention Center
Robert N. Agnello, DO, FACOFP, program chair

Hosted by the American Osteopathic Association, OMED is an annual medical conference bringing together thousands of osteopathic physicians, medical students and other health professionals from across the country.

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. 

IMPORTANT: When you register, be sure to identify the AAO as one of the specialty colleges whose program you will attend. Doing so will allow AOA to allocate funds to offset the AAO's costs.


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


Sat., Oct. 6 
8-9 a.m."Still Technique"Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO, FAAO
9-10 a.m."Applying OMT Based on Position of Function"Thomas M. Motyka, DO
10-11 a.m."Muscle Energy"Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO, FAAO
11 a.m.-noon"Facilitated Positional Release: Efficient and Integrative OMT for Diagnosis and Treatment"Charles J. Smutny III, DO, FAAO
1:30-5 p.m.Joint session with the AOA's Bureau of Scientific Affairs & Public Health (BSAPH)
1:30-2:15 p.m.45th annual Thomas L. Northup LectureLisa Ann DeStefano, DO
2:15-3 p.m."Addressing Health Disparities at a Student-Run Free Clinic and Optimizing Research Opportunities"Melissa G. Pearce, DO
Presented in partnership with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
3-4 p.m."The Impact of OMM on Patients With Parkinson's Disease: Lessons Learned and Future Directions"Sheldon C. Yao, DO
Presented in partnership with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
4-5 p.m."Osteopathic Science: From Theory to Practice to Best Practice"Wolfgang Gerhard Gilliar, DO, FAAPMR
Sun., Oct. 7
8 a.m.-noonJoint session with ACONP
8-9:15 a.m."OPP/OMT in Peripheral Neuropathy"Joshua Alexander, DO, MPH
9:15-10:30 a.m."OMM and Anxiety Disorders"Teodor Huzij, DO, FACN
10:30-11:45 a.m."An Osteopathic Approach to Headache"Sheri Anne Hull, DO
11:45 a.m.-noonPanel discussionJoshua Alexander, DO, MPH
Sheri Anne Hull, DO
Teodor Huzij, DO, FACN
1:30-3:30 p.m.Joint session with ACONP and ACOP 
1:30-2 p.m."Integrative Approaches in Pediatrics: What Is It?"Shawn Kristian Centers, DO, MH, FACOP
2-3:30 p.m."Integrative Approaches to Pain and Addiction—Hands-On OMT"Shawn Kristian Centers, DO, MH, FACOP
3:30-5 p.m.Joint session with ACOP
3:30-5 p.m."Osteopathic Techniques for the Hip and Knee in Pediatric Patients"Doris B. Newman, DO, FAAO
Mon., Oct. 8 
8 a.m.-noonJoint session with ACOFP and AOASM: Athlete Wellness and Awareness
8-9 a.m."Safe Sport and Physician Prep for Events"Rebeccah Rodriguez Regner, DO, FACOFP
Priscilla Tu, DO, FAOASM
9-10 a.m."The Top 10 Ethical Concerns Facing Physicians in Everyday Practice"Elizabeth Petsche, JD
10-11 a.m."OMT Sensitive: Treatment/Documentation/Physician Protection"Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH
11 a.m.-noonPanel discussion Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH
Rebeccah Rodriguez Regner, DO
Priscilla Tu, DO
1:30-2:30 p.m.Joint session with ACOFP, ACONP and AOASM 
1:30-2:30 p.m."Advanced Neuroimaging in Concussion: A Translational Collaboration Opportunity"David Baron, MDEd, DO, DLFAPA, DFACN, FRSM
2:30-5 p.m.Joint session with ACOFP and AOASM 
2:30-2:45 p.m."OMT on the Field"Thomas M. Motyka, DO
2:45-3:30 p.m."Concussion Update Guidelines, Sideline Management, Return-to-play, and Learn Protocol"Jeffrey Bytomski, DO, FAOASM
3:30-3:45 p.m."OMT in the Office"Thomas M. Motyka, DO
3:45-4:30 p.m."Treatment Follow-up in the Office, Use of Neurocognitive Tests, and Discussion on Return to Learn and Play Protocols"Jeffrey P. Anthony, DO, FAAFP, FAOASM
4:30-5 p.m."OMT Return to Play"Thomas M. Motyka, DO



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