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.
2019 Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO
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
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.
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.
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.