The American Academy of Osteopathy strives to be a pre-eminent, worldwide source of education on osteopathic medicine, specifically the basic osteopathic principles, palpatory diagnosis and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) that comprise traditional osteopathy.
We firmly believe that osteopathic manipulative medicine should be a first-line approach to treating patients with a variety of complaints, and to that end, the Academy leaders develop and teach manipulative skills to physicians in a variety of ways, so they, in turn, may better serve their patients.
Each March, the AAO’s hosts its annual Convocation, a full four days of lectures and hands-on workshops to refresh osteopathic principles and skills. In addition, we partner with other specialty colleges each fall at the American Osteopathic Association's annual OMED, and we host various one- to four-day hands-on workshops throughout the year.
The AAO’s Education Committee works hard to provide opportunities for physicians in all stages of their careers, and more opportunities are added regularly throughout the year. See also the list of upcoming CME opportunities from friends of the Academy.
May 28, 2019
As most of you know by now, the American Osteopathic Association has changed their continuing medical education requirements for the 2019-21 cycle. The Academy is an AOA Category 1-A CME sponsor. We will continue to ensure our speakers and courses are properly credentialed to count as the general Category 1-A CME as required by the AOA and make sure that CME is reported as such to the AOA to be added to your CME cycle reports.
You also know that we are the specialty college that represents and advocates for neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM). In addition to the requirements of the AOA, our educational offerings will meet the high standards for NMM/OMM specialty-specific credit.
The CME offered by our Academy will count for both Category 1-A CME for your AOA requirements and for NMM specialty-specific credits that you may need to provide for other purposes such as state licensing requirements and insurance, and for your own desire to continue learning and growing in your chosen specialty.
Thank you for your continued support of the AAO.
Details subject to change.
Oct. 25-28, 2019 • AAO at OMED 2019
Osteopathy for All
Sarah Jean James-Miner, DO, program chair
David C. Mason, DO, MBA, FACOFP, co-chair
Baltimore Convention Center
CME to be determined
Nov. 15-17, 2019
Traditional Osteopathic Techniques of Carl Philip McConnell, DO
Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated
Dec. 6-8, 2019
Return to Vitality: Circulation, Respiration
Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, course director
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
21 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated
March 11-15, 2020 • Convocation
Embracing Integration: Creativity in Osteopathic Medicine
J'Aimee Anne Lippert, DO, program chair
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado
CME to be determined
April 17-18, 2020
Motor Nerve Reflex Testing
Steven Olmos, DDS, course director
Mark S. Cantieri, DO, FAAO, course faculty
The Pyramids in Indianapolis
15 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated
June 4-7, 2020
Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine:
Integrating OMM Into Clinical Practice and Teaching
Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO, course director
Location to be determined
28 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated
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.
Robert C. Ward, DO, FAAO, of East Lansing, Michigan, 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.