Community Guidelines

The following community guidelines govern behavior in the Academy's online forums.

  1. Civil discourse is expected at all times. Remember we are all humans with varying experiences that inform our opinions.
  2. Anonymous posting is not permitted.
  3. Before starting a new discussion, search for an existing discussion that may address the issue.
  4. If your new discussion or comment does not post immediately, wait 24 hours before reposting. The forum may be under moderation.
  5. To promote easy communication, please use proper spelling and grammar.
  6. Do not use the forums to elicit medical advice. Always talk with your doctor about your health concerns.
  7. Avoid posting personal information in public forums. 
  8. Inflammatory comments and spam will be removed.
  9. Repeat offenders may be banned without notice.


New Ideas Forum 2019

AAO members who submit the most promising proposals for advancing osteopathic manipulative medicine will be given 15 to 30 minutes to outline their thoughts, demonstrate their techniques and field questions from their peers.

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.