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 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
AAO Continues to Provide Highest CME Standard

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.

Open for Registration

 

Details subject to change.

Feb. 7-9, 2020
Fascial Distortion Model: Treating the Shoulder, Ankle and Knee 
Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA, course director
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 8-10, 2020 • Pre-Convocation course
Brain Advanced: Releasing the Cranial Meninges Using a Biotensegrity Model
Bruno J. Chikly, MD, DO (France), course director
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 8-10, 2020 • Pre-Convocation course
Cranial Nerve Course 
Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, course director
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado
21 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 8-10, 2020 • Pre-Convocation course
Pediatric Manual Medicine 
Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO, and Heather P. Ferrill, DO, MS MEdL, course directors
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 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
34.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 15, 2020 • Post-Convocation course
Residency Program Directors' Workshop 
Darren Grunwaldt, DO, course director
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado
5.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

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

May 1-3, 2020
Viscerosomatic Release: A Systemic Model for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine 
John P. Tortu, DO, course director
Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine
Meridian, Idaho
20 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
The Pyramids in Indianapolis
28 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

November 2020
A Fascial Approach to the Abdominal Viscera: An Introductory Course in Visceral Manipulation

Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director
Location to be determined
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

December 2020
Basic Percussion Hammer

Rajiv L. Yadava, DO, course director
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
20+ credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

May 2021
Acupuncture course

Sajid A. Surve, DO, and Robert N. Agnello, DO, FACOFP, course directors
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
20+ credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

June 2021
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

November 2021
A Fascial Approach to the Thoracic Viscera

Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director
Location to be determined
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

June 2022
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

November 2022
A Fascial Approach to the Abdominal Viscera: An Introductory Course in Visceral Manipulation

Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director
Location to be determined
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.

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