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.

October 23, 2020 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. EST
AAO Virtual ONMM Residency Fair 

Join us for the first AAO Virtual ONMM Residency Fair on Friday, October 23 from 2:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern. This is a great opportunity for potential candidates to connect with ONMM residency programs during the 2020-2021 residency application process. Participating programs will share information about their program and selection criteria with potential candidates. Click here to register.

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.

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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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.

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