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.

Nov. 30-Dec. 2, 2018
Fascial Distortion Model: Treating the Shoulder, Ankle and Knee
Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA, course director
The Pyramids, Indianapolis
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Dec. 7-9, 2018
A Visceral Approach to the Arteries of the Abdomen and Pelvis
Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, course director
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
22 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Feb. 22-24, 2019
Viscerosomatic Release: A Systemic Model for Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
John P. Tortu, DO, course director
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 10-12, 2019 • Pre-Convocation course
Brain Therapy for Neonatal Reflexes & Lifelong Reflexes in Adults and Children
Bruno Chikly, MD, DO (France), course director
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
24 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated
Registrants must have taken Dr. Chikly’s “Brain 1” course or at least two cranial courses.

March 10-12, 2019 • Pre-Convocation course
Fascial Distortion Model—Beyond the Basics: Osteopathy and FDM moving forward together!
Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA, course director
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
24 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 10-12, 2019 • Pre-Convocation course
Visceral Lymphatics
Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, course director
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
22 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 13-17, 2019 • Convocation
Leading, Expanding and Cutting: The Edges of Osteopathic Medicine
Rebecca E. Giusti, DO, program chair
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
35.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 17, 2019 • Post-Convocation course
Residency Program Directors' Workshop
Darren Grunwaldt, DO, course director
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida
5.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

News

Giving Tuesday Is Nov. 27

Help AAO knock out its fundraising goal on Tuesday, Nov. 27. First established in 2012, Giving Tuesday encourages people to prioritize charitable giving during the busy holiday shopping season.

AAO Recognized for Contributions to Profession

On Saturday, July 21, the AAO was one of four recipients of the American Osteopathic Association’s 2019 STARs (Strategic Team Award and Recognition) for its dedication to advancing osteopathic medicine. The STARs recognize contributions made by state, specialty and regional affiliates, colleges of osteopathic medicine, osteopathic postdoctoral training institutions (OPTIs), and nonpractice affiliates that have advanced the osteopathic profession. The award honors programs and activities that align with the initiatives in the AOA’s strategic plan.

Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, Named 2018 Resident of the Year

Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was named the 2018 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 22 during the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Dallas.