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.
2018 John C. Glover, DO, FAAO
2017 Michael. P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO
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
Osteopathic physicians are trained to utilize osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) in the care of their patients. OMT offers an effective and nonpharmacologic option to treat a wide range of conditions, from common musculoskeletal disorders, such as low back and neck pain, to improving outcomes for elderly hospitalized patients admitted for pneumonia.
Giving Tuesday was celebrated for the first time in 2012. We encourage you to make your Giving Tuesday plans in the spirit of thankfulness that sometimes gets buried by the holiday advertising.
AAO life member Robert E. Kappler, DO, FAAODist, of River Grove, Illinois, died Oct. 18. Dr. Kappler was the 1980-81 president of the Academy, and he was a recipient of the AAO’s Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor and the FAAO’s Distinguished Service Award.