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

 

Jan. 20-22, 2017
Osteopathic Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis
Course director: Bruno J. Chikly, MD, DO (France)
Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale
24 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 18-21, 2017: Pre-Convocation course
Strategic Crossroads of the Body
Course director: Kenneth J. Lossing, DO
Featured speaker: Jean-Pierre Barral, DO (UK)
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
32 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 19-21, 2017: Pre-Convocation course
Brain 1: Palpating and Treating the Brain, Brain Nuclei, White Matter and Spinal Cord
Course director: Bruno J. Chikly, MD, DO (France)
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 19-21, 2017: Pre-Convocation course
Fascial Distortion Model: Axial Spine
Course director: Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
24 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 22, 2017: Pre-Convocation lecture
Overview of the Lymphatic System
Course director: Frank Willard, PhD
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 22-26, 2017: Convocation 
The Balance Point: Bringing the Science and Art of Osteopathic Medicine Together
Program chair: Natalie Ann Nevins, DO
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
CME to be determined

March 22, 2017: Post-Convocation course
Program Directors' Workshop
Course director: Eric Hunter Sharp, DO
The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
5.5 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

May 19-21, 2017
Still-Littlejohn Techniques: Contemporary Applications of Osteopathy
Course director: Richard J. Geshel, DO
Course faculty: Richard L. Van Buskirk, DO, FAAO, and Christian Fossum, DO (UK)
Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale
20 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

June 2-5, 2017
Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Course director: Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing
28 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

September 2017
Osteopathic Approach to Exercise Prescription

Course director: Albert J. Kozar, DO, FAOASM, R-MSK
The Pyramids in Indianapolis
CME to be determined

Nov. 10-12, 2017
Basic Visceral Course

Course director: Richard G. Schuster, DO
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

News

Abstracts for 2017 poster presentation due Jan. 30

The Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) and the National Undergraduate Fellows Association (NUFA) are calling for submissions to their annual Research Poster Presentation. Posters will be displayed in the exhibit hall on Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24, during the 2017 Convocation at The Broadmoor.

VA Grants Full Practice Rights to APRNs

The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule this week that will provide certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with full practice authority within VA facilities. The rule pre-empts state scope of practice laws regulating medical care for services provided as part of an individual’s scope of employment within the VA system. The proposed rule would have allowed full independent practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists; they were removed from the final rule and their practice will remain under physician oversight.

Donate to the PAAO Raffle

The Postgraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (PAAO) needs your help! At the AAO's annual Convocation, the PAAO hosts a mixer for residents. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to network with each other and with potential employers. The raffle that is held during the mixer encourages attendance, helps break the ice and generally keeps things hopping.