continuing medical education (CME) Opportunities

CME Opportunities in Osteopathic Medicine & OMT

The American Academy of Osteopathy strives to be a pre-eminent, worldwide source of education on osteopathy. In this context, osteopathy is defined as the basic osteopathic principles, palpatory diagnosis and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT).

The Academy’s educational ventures include:

  1. sponsoring continuing medical education (CME) programs in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM);
  2. carrying publications relating to NMM/OMM in the AAO's online store; and
  3. establishing outreach programs to preserve and advance osteopathic medicine as a parallel and distinctive mainstream medical profession.

The task of the Academy is to bring to many thousands of persons an extra dimension of health care not provided by orthodox medicine today. It is the object of the American Academy of Osteopathy to develop and teach manipulative skills to physicians in a variety of ways, so they, in turn, may better serve their patients.

The AAO serves this purpose by presenting an annual four-day Convocation in March, a conjoint didactic program in October at OMED, the American Osteopathic Association's annual convention and scientific seminar; as well as various one- to four-day hands-on workshops throughout the year.

Mark your calendars to attend the Academy courses listed below or any of the Academy-affiliated courses to complete the AOA CME requirements.

Open for Registration

 

Details subject to change.

March 10-12, 2019 • Pre-Convocation course
Brain Therapy for Neonatal Reflexes & Lifelong Reflexes in Adults and Children
Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (France), course director
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
24 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 10-12, 2019 • Pre-Convocation course
Fascial Distortion Model—Beyond the Basics: Osteopathy and FDM moving forward together!
Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA, course director
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
24 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 10-12, 2019 • Pre-Convocation course
Visceral Lymphatics
Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, course director
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
22 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 13-17, 2019 • Convocation
Leading, Expanding and Cutting: The Edges of Osteopathic Medicine
Rebecca E. Giusti, DO, program chair
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
35.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 17, 2019 • Post-Convocation course
Residency Program Directors' Workshop
Darren Grunwaldt, DO, course director
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
5.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

May 31-June 1, 2019
Motor Nerve Reflex Testing
Steven Olmos, DDS, course director
Mark S. Cantieri, DO, FAAO, course faculty
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
5.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

June 13-16, 2019
Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Integrating OMM Into Clinical Practice and Teaching
Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO, course director
The Pyramids in Indianapolis
28 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Aug. 16-18, 2019
Myofascial Release
Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO, course director
The Pyramids in Indianapolis
20+ credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

November 2019
Exercise Prescription
Richard G. Schuster, DO, FAOASM, and Shawn R. Kerger, DO, FAOASM, course directors
The Pyramids in Indianapolis
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

News

Know Before You Go, Convo19 edition

Our 2019 Convocation is just around the corner, and it promises to be an excellent event. Here are just a few things we wanted to bring to your attention before you travel to Orlando. 

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day 2019

Celebrate National Women Physicians Day, Feb. 3, and save on selected items in the AAO's online store.

Giving Tuesday Is Nov. 27

Help AAO knock out its fundraising goal on Tuesday, Nov. 27. First established in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages people to prioritize charitable giving during the busy holiday shopping season.