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.

Aug. 10-12, 2018
Mastering High-Velocity, Low-Amplitude Manipulation
Michael L. Kuchera, DO, FAAO, FNAOME, course director 
The Pyramids, Indianapolis
24 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Sept. 14-16, 2018
That’s the Point! Multifaceted Clinical Approaches to Viscerosomatic Reflexes
Michael L. Kuchera, DO, FAAO, FNAOME; William H. Devine, DO;
and Richard A. Feely, DO, FAAO, FCA, FAAMA, course directors
Midwestern University/Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Glendale
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Oct. 6-8, 2018
AAO at OMED 2018: "Respectful and Mindful Use of Our Hands Across the Osteopathic Disciplines"
Robert N. Agnello, DO, FACOFP, program chair
San Diego Convention Center
22.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Nov. 9-11, 2018
Fascial Approach to the Thoracic Viscera: A Basic Course
Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine 
in Stratford, New Jersey
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

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
University of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth
22 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

News

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.

Sidney N. Dunn Receives AAO's Academy Award

Sidney N. Dunn of Carmel, Indiana, is the 2018 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a nonphysician.

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, Honored by Committee on Fellowship

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, of Lexington, Kentucky, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Dallas. The Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) Distinguished Service Award is presented to fellows who have distinguished themselves in contributions to osteopathic literature; development of osteopathic theories, methods or procedures; research; osteopathic education; service to the AAO; public relations; service to public health; or osteopathic medical economics and advocacy.