AAO at OMED 2019


Osteopathy For All

Oct. 25-28, 2019
Sarah Jean James-Miner, DO, program chair

David C. Mason, DO, MBA, FACOFP, program co-chair
The Baltimore Convention Center

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.

Let the AAO inspire the DO within you. The AAO’s 2019 program will focus on the current evidence for osteopathic practice and principles and the incorporation of osteopathic manipulative treatments into daily clinical practice. The program will be approachable for all skill levels through the lens of many different specialties. The AAO is partnering with several specialty colleges to provide high-quality, evidence-based lectures and hands-on instruction from clinicians with clinical experience in internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine, sports medicine, and addiction medicine. Joint sessions will be held with the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians (ACOP), the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the AOA Bureau on Scientific Affairs and Public Health (BSAPH), the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM), American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists and the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM).  

Registration Information
When you register for OMED, select the AAO as one of the specialty colleges whose program you will attend to ensure the AAO receives a portion of your registration fee. This profit-sharing allows the AAO to continue providing programming at future OMED conferences. Although you can choose up to four specialty colleges, the fewer you choose, the greater the profit share for each. 

See you in Baltimore!


Read more about the AAO's program at previous OMEDs: OMED 2018OMED 2017OMED 2016OMED 2015OMED 2014


Program subject to change. Titles in red indicate presentations available for download.

Time Title Presenter(s)
Fri., Oct. 25
9:30-11 a.m. "Medical Marijuana and CBD: Perceptions vs. Facts"
Location: AAO room
Kristina Heimerl, PharmD, BCACP
Presented in partnership with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
11 a.m.-noon 47th annual Thomas L. Northup Lecture: "Transitions: Our Own, Our Patients', Our Profession's"
Location: AAO room
Doris B. Newman, DO, FAAO
1-2 p.m. "OMT Over Opioids: Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment in the Urgent Care Setting"
Location: AAO room
Michael A. Conte, DO
2-3 p.m. "OMT in the Obstetrical Patient Encounter"
Location: AAO room
Maggie Larson, DO, FM
Presented in partnership with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
3-4 p.m. "The Impact of Simple Osteopathic Techniques in Hospitalized Patients"
Location: AAO room
Victor I. Pulido, DO
4-5 p.m. "Osteopathic Treatment of Psychiatric Patients"
Location: AAO room
Helene Alphonso, DO, FAPA
Sat., Oct. 26
8-9:30 a.m. Joint session with AOAAM:
"Non-narcotic Pain Management for People in Recovery Including OMM"
Location: AOAAM room
Joseph Dekker, DO, FAOAAM
9:30-10:30 a.m. "Demystifying Cranial (OCMM): A Biomechanical Approach"
Location: AAO room
Sharon Gustowski, DO, MPH
Presented in partnership with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
10:30 a.m.-noon Joint session with ACOP:
"What a Pain! OMT for Pediatric Rheumatology Cases"
Location: AAO room
A. Hope Tobey, DO
1:30-4 p.m. Joint session with AOASM
"OMT From the Sidelines to the Clinic (Case Presentations)"
1:30-2 p.m. Case presentation 1—Shoulder
Location: AAO room
Ron Torrance II, DO
2-2:30 p.m. Case presentation 2—Ankle: Rolled again
Location: AAO room
Kate Quinn, DO
2:30-3 p.m. Case presentation 3—Medial epicondylitis
Location: AAO room
Kate Quinn, DO
3-3:30 p.m. Case presentation 4—Hip pain
Location: AAO room
Shawn Kerger, DO, FAOASM
3:30-4 p.m. OMM Techniques Review: Q & A session and demonstrations
Location: AAO room
Sun., Oct. 27
8-10 a.m. Joint session with ACOFP, ACONPACOP, and the AOA Bureau of Scientific Affairs and Public Health
"Healing Safely:  Addressing ACEs and Trauma Across the Life Span"
Panel discussion
Location: ACOFP room
Audrey Stillerman, MD
Daniel Taylor, DO
Marla Kushner, DO
10 a.m.-Noon Joint session with ACOFP and ACOP
Location: ACOFP room
10-10:30 a.m. "Introductions and Vaccinations Indicated for Healthcare and Adult Patients" Stan Grogg, DO, FACOP, FAAP
10:30-11 a.m. "Pediatric Vaccine Updates" Scott S. Cyrus, DO, FACOP
11-11:30 "The Challenges of Seasonal Influenza Vaccines" Greg Sylvester, MD
11:30 a.m.-Noon Question and answer panel discussion  
1:30-5 p.m. Joint session with ACOFP, ACOP, and AOASM   
1:30-2:30 p.m. "Advantages of Office-Based Ultrasound"
Location: ACOFP room
Dan Cavallo, DO
2:30-3:30 p.m. "Return to Play/Work: Postconcussion and DDX"
Location: ACOFP room
Rob Franks, DO, FAOASM
3:30-5 p.m. "OMT for the Patient With Concussion"
Location: ACOFP room
Daniel A. Clearfield, DO, MS, FAOASM
Presented in partnership with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
Mon., Oct. 28 Physician Wellness Day
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Unified program with multiple specialties: Plan to attend a full day of important lectures for your professional and personal needs.
Location: ACOFP room


Resident of the Year Nominations Due Nov. 30

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.

2019 AOF/AAO Outstanding OMM Resident

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, Receives Distinguished Service Award

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.