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.

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.

Register for CME Events

 

*PLEASE NOTE: IN PERSON COURSES WILL RESUME WHEN IT IS SAFE TO DO SO* 

Details subject to change.

May 15-16, 2021
The Korr Symposium: The Man, the Scientist, the Philosopher
Leslie Ching, DO, course director
E-Learning CME
15 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

June 10-13, 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 12-14, 2021
Traditional Osteopathic Techniques of Carl Philip McConnell, DO

Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin, OH
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

TBD 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 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

E-Learning CME
A Comprehensive, Clinical Osteopathic Approach to Headaches for Non-OMM Specialists
Leslie M. Ching, DO, course director
Joshua Alexander, DO, MPH; Alice I. Chen, DO; and Kimberly J. Wolf, DO
E-Learning CME 
Future Hands-On Lab (TBD)
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

E-Learning CME
The Still-Hildreth Sanatorium and the Future of Osteopathic Psychiatry
Leslie Ching, DO, course director
Teodor Huzij DO, FACN and Jason Haxton, MA, DO (h.c.)
E-Learning CME
3 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

E-Learning CME
Osteopathic Support for the Breastfeeding Dyad

Eileen M. Conaway, DO and Kimberly J. Wolf, DO
E-Learning CME
3 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

E-Learning CME
Osteopathic Masters Series

The first video in the Osteopathic Masters Series is titled, "The Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine." Presented by Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO, this video serves as a introduction to the philosophy of osteopathic medicine, discussing the history and context of the founding of osteopathic medicine by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, and presenting an overview of the four tenets of osteopathic philosophy. He is joined by Michael L. Kuchera, DO, FAAO and Richard G. Schuster, DO, to discuss the impact of osteopathic philosophy on medical practice and education today. Other DOs share what osteopathic medicine means to them. Register now for the introductory video, The Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine,” free for AAO physician members. 

E-Learning CME
New Horizons in Osteopathic Medicine (OMED 2020)

Osteopathic medicine is ever-evolving. The AAO’s program reflects this ever-changing and expanding landscape both of what we can do with our hands and the collaborations we can achieve with our colleagues. All of the material can be immediately relevant to the practicing osteopathic physician. This program is approachable for all skill levels. It will give perspectives that are unique and make each physician more well-rounded. Register now for the AAO's OMED 2020 program, "New Horizons in Osteopathic Medicine."  AOA Category 1-B CME anticipated

E-Learning CME
2020 Thomas L. Northrup Lecture - A Current Osteopathic Perspective: Or, One Advocate’s Belief

Alexander S. Nicholas, DO, FAAO Dist., award lecturer and course director
The Northup Lecturer Award provides recognition to an individual that reflects the stature of Thomas L. Northup, DO, the founding father of the American Academy of Osteopathy, in fields such as education, research, clinical practice, professional management or allied categories of activity. Dr. Nicholas delivered the 2020 Thomas L. Northrup Memorial lecture during the 2020 Osteopathic Medical Education Conference (OMED). His lecture presents an assessment focusing on the expressive aspects of the Biopsychosocial model (BPS) of osteopathic medicine.

E-Learning CME
Frontline Perspectives on Treating COVID-19 Patients using OMM Techniques

The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) has partnered with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to offer an e-learning module, titled, "Frontline Perspectives On Treating COVID-19 Patients Using OMM," features Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO and OMM residency director at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York and his colleagues sharing surprising insights from treating COVID-19 patients with OMM. Learn more.

E-Learning CME
OMM Techniques for COVID-19
The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) has partnered with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to offer an e-learning module, titled, “Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Techniques Addressing Respiratory Symptoms of COVID-19,” to help review applicable OMM techniques for COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 patients. Learn more.

News

AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident in OMM Nominations for 2021

Submit your nomination for 2021 Outstanding Resident in OMM by May 9.

AAO Statement on Equality

All persons should be treated with dignity and respect.

Earn CME: Frontline Perspectives On Treating COVID-19 Patients Using OMM

Created in collaboration with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), this online learning module shares surprising insights from the frontlines on treating COVID-19 patients with OMM.