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.

Dec. 8-10, 2017

Evidence-Based Visceral Manipulation:
Finding Best Practices for Evaluation and Management

Course director: Kenneth J. Lossing, DO
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
22 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Jan. 25-28, 2018
Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO, course director
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
28 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 18-20, 2018 • A Pre-Convocation Course
Introduction to the Fascial Distortion Model

Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA, course director
Hilton Anatole in Dallas
24 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 18-20, 2018 • A Pre-Convocation Course
Osteopathic Management of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and Multiple Sclerosis

Bruno J. Chikly, MD, DO (France), course director
Hilton Anatole in Dallas
24 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 18-20, 2018 • A Pre-Convocation Course
The Twig Unbent: An Osteopathic Approach to Common Orthopedic Problems in Children

Heather P. Ferrill, DO, MS MEdL, and Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO, course directors
Hilton Anatole in Dallas
19 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 18-20, 2018 • A Pre-Convocation Course
Visceral Motility and Visceral Chains

Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, course director
Hilton Anatole in Dallas
22 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 21-25, 2018 • Convocation
Osteopathic Legends: Their Legacies Live On
David R. Boesler, DO, program chair
Hilton Anatole in Dallas
CME to be determined

March 25, 2018 • A Post-Convocation Course
Residency Program Directors Workshop

Stephen I. Goldman, DO, FAAO, FAOASM, course director
Hilton Anatole in Dallas
5.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

April 20-22, 2018
Muscle Energy for the Total Body

Walter C. Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO, course director
The Pyramids, Indianapolis
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

June 7-9, 2018
Prolotherapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma

Mark S. Cantieri, DO, FAAO, and George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO, course directors
Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

 

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Call for Research Proposals: Due Dec. 1

The AAO’s Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) is seeking research applications involving health care outcomes in the practice of osteopathic medicine, with an emphasis on using osteopathic manipulative medicine or treatment (OMM/OMT) in patient care.