Each year, an active member of the Academy is chosen as the Harold A. Blood, DO, FAAO Memorial Lecturer to speak to students during their program at the AAO’s annual Convocation.
Nominees are determined on the following criteria:
The AAO’s Awards Committee recommends nominees to the Board of Governors which reviews the credentials of the nominees and votes to select the recipient. The recipient is then scheduled to deliver the lecture as part of the student program at the next year’s Convocation.
2016 David R. Boesler, DO
2015 Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO
2014 George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO
2013 Boyd R. Buser, DO, FACOFP
2012 Jane E. Carreiro, DO
2011 Jerry L. Dickey, DO, FAAO
2010 Dennis J. Dowling, DO, FAAO
2009 Michael L. Kuchera, DO, FAAO
2008 Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO
2007 Stephen D. Blood, DO, FAAO
The Louisa Burns Osteopathic Research Committee (LBORC) and the National Undergraduate Fellows Association (NUFA) are calling for submissions to their annual Research Poster Presentation. Posters will be displayed in the exhibit hall on Thursday, March 23, and Friday, March 24, during the 2017 Convocation at The Broadmoor.
The US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule this week that will provide certain advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) with full practice authority within VA facilities. The rule pre-empts state scope of practice laws regulating medical care for services provided as part of an individual’s scope of employment within the VA system. The proposed rule would have allowed full independent practice for certified registered nurse anesthetists; they were removed from the final rule and their practice will remain under physician oversight.
The Postgraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (PAAO) needs your help! At the AAO's annual Convocation, the PAAO hosts a mixer for residents. This is an excellent opportunity for residents to network with each other and with potential employers. The raffle that is held during the mixer encourages attendance, helps break the ice and generally keeps things hopping.