2018 Convocation

2018 Convocation brochure

Osteopathic Legends:
Their Legacies Live On

March 21-25, 2018
David R. Boesler, DO, program chair
Hilton Anatole

The AAO’s 2018 Convocation will be dedicated to highlighting the work and teachings of the mentors in the osteopathic profession.  Many of us have either worked with or have been influenced by the mentors and pioneers in our profession.

The 2018 Convocation’s lecturers will present the work of the mentors in osteopathic manipulative medicine and related topics that will have applications to the attendees’ medical practice today. Breakout sessions will provide the opportunity to learn the approaches of mentors in our profession, as well as new and different treatment approaches based on their work and treatment style.

Download the full brochure, which contains schedules and registration forms for physicians and students. Hard copies of the brochure are available upon request. Call the office at (317) 879-1881 or email info@academyofosteopathy.org.


Hotel ReservationsHilton Anatole Dallas

To make your reservations at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas, all non-student attendees should visit https://aws.passkey.com/gt/213350483?gtid=25fad95a35e41647724d0894cb6b61e5 to get the best available rate. Student attendees should visit https://aws.passkey.com/gt/213937368?gtid=749e0b51c578b4494eb7e715e66b5834.

To make your reservations by phone, call (214) 748-1200 and provide the group code (AAO for physicians, AAS for students).

Rates start at $199 ($169 for students) per night.

Learn more about the Hilton Anatole and Dallas.


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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.