AAO at OMED 2020


New horizons in Osteopathic Medicine

Oct. 15-18, 2020
Victor N
uño, DO, program chair
Virtual Conference

Hosted by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OMED is an annual medical conference bringing together thousands of osteopathic physicians, medical students and other health professionals from across the country. This year’s conference will combine the convenience and accessibility of a virtual format with cutting-edge education, thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities.

Osteopathic medicine is ever-evolving. The AAO's program will reflect this ever-changing and expanding landscape both of what we can do with our hands and the collaborations we can achieve with our colleagues. All of the material can be immediately relevant to the practicing osteopathic physician. This program will be approachable for all skill levels. It will give perspectives that are unique and make each physician more well-rounded. The AAO is partnering with specialty colleges to provide high quality, evidence-based lectures from clinicians. Joint sessions will be held with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists (ACONP), and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM).

Read more about the AAO's program at previous OMEDs: OMED 2019 • OMED 2018OMED 2017OMED 2016OMED 2015OMED 2014


Program subject to change. All times are Central Time Zone. Contact Gennie Watts for AAO program questions. 

Time Title Presenter(s)
Thursday, October 15
9:15-10:45 a.m. Osteopathic Medicine and the Dental Occlusion Tasha L. Turzo, DO
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tongue Posture, Breathing and the ANS Michelle Veneziano, DO
1:30-2:30 p.m. A Discussion on Providing LGBTQIA Sensitive Health Care Jordan Ann Keys, DO, Jessica Mitter Pardo, M.Sc., OMS IV, and Alok Vaid-Menon
2:45-3:45 p.m. Insight into the Mechanisms of Action Offered by Osteopathic Lymphatic Pump Techniques Lisa Hodge, PhD
4:00-5:00 p.m. Sex*Gender and Allostatic Load Robert-Paul Juster, PhD
Friday, October 16
9:15-10:15 a.m. Osteopathic Intervention for Spiritual Dysphoria and Addictions Anthony H. Dekker, DO
10:30-11:30 a.m. Joint Session with ACONP
Optimizing Physician Mental Health While Providing OMM
Teodor Huzij, DO, FACN
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Mind, Body and Spirit of Breath Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS, FNAOME
1:30-2:30 p.m. Update on OMT and Traumatic Brain Injury Sheldon C. Yao, DO, FAAO and Hallie Zwibel, DO
2:45-3:45 p.m. The Piston: Diaphragmatic Theory & Treatment David M. Kanze, DO, FAAO, C-FP/OMT
4:00-5:00 p.m. Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Adult Musculoskeletal Low Back Pain Leslie M. Ching, DO
Saturday, October 17
9:15-10:15 a.m. Is the Osteopathic Profession Still Relevant? Richard G. Schuster, DO
10:15-11:15 a.m. An Osteopathic Protocol for the Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Maud H. Nerman, DO
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Research Considerations for OMM in ASD Population Kimberly J. Wolf, DO
Sunday, October 18
9:15-10:45 a.m. The Fascial Distortion Model: How FDM Fits in the Toolkit of the Modern Osteopathic Physician Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Are Your Patients' Glasses Causing Their Pain? Joseph Field, DO
1:30-2:30 p.m. Joint Session with ACOFP and AOASM 
Sports Performance: Citius, Altius, Fortius
Andrew Martin, DO, FAOASM
2:45-3:45 p.m. Joint Session with ACOFP and AOASM 
Fitness on the Run - Pearls for Being Fit in a 24/7 Lifestyle
Priscilla Tu, DO, FAOASM
4:00-5:00 p.m. Joint Session with ACOFP and AOASM 
Strength Training for You and Your Patients – Make Yourself Stronger Than Your Excuses
Vincent Disabella, DO, FAOASM

Registration information

OMED is the premier education and networking conference for osteopathic physicians, offering the opportunity to earn up to 30 AOA Category 1-A CME credits selected from more than 100 hours of didactic programming focused on clinical practice, advancements in medicine and COVID-19 treatment and care.

When you register for OMED, select the AAO as one of the specialty colleges whose program you will attend to ensure the AAO receives a portion of your registration fee. This profit-sharing allows the AAO to continue providing programming at future OMED conferences. Although you can choose up to four specialty colleges, the fewer you choose, the greater the profit share for each.

Registration Fees
The following registration fees are broken down by attendee category:

  • AOA Member: $849 * discount available!
  • Specialty College (Must be AOA Member): $849 * discount available!
  • AOA Nonmember | Non-DO (ME, PhD, NDO): $1049
  • Intern | Postdoctoral Trainee | Resident: $250
  • Student: $100

Use promo code "ENVISION20" to received $100 off your registration fee. 


Important links 


John M. Jones, DO, Awarded AT Still Medallion

The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) has awarded the 2021 Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor to John M. Jones, DO, of Petal, Mississippi.

Walter C. Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO, Receives FAAO Distinguished Service Award

Walter C. Ehrenfeuchter, DO, FAAO, of Suwanee, Georgia, received the Fellow of American Academy of Osteopathy Distinguished (FAAO) Service Award.

AOF/AAO Outstanding Resident in OMM Nominations for 2021

Submit your nomination for 2021 Outstanding Resident in OMM by May 9.