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. OMED offers learning and networking opportunities to suit every schedule, lifestyle and specialty. 

OMED 2022

OMED 2022 will be held October 27-30 at Boston, MA and virtually.  The AAO program at OMED 2022 topic is Back to Basics: Focus on Somatic Dysfunction.

Program Chair: Robert N. Agnello, DO

Register for OMED 2022 on the OMED website

The AAO will have a didactic room at OMED 2022 in addition to a booth and the Osteopathic Education Service (OES) in the exhibit hall. We look forward to seeing you there.

Save $100 on your OMED registration with discount code "DOPROUD22"

Back to Basics: Focus on Somatic Dysfunction

"Back to Basics: Focus on Somatic Dysfunction" will have our expert faculty engage participants with somatic dysfunction from basic definition to application to include all body regions to which osteopathic manipulation is provided.  Then a focus on different classic osteopathic manipulations treatment strategies will be provided which include modalities such as myofascial release, muscle energy, HVLA, counterstrain, FPR/STILL. With the ACOPMR group we will highlight the extremities and PINS technique. With ACOFP a focus on headache and COVID will be provided. Faculty members will proceed in adding their own personal spin to how they treat these body regions as well. By the end of the course we will have provided updates on current definitions, evidence, research and systemic applications to the understanding of somatic dysfunction. 

Thursday, October 27

8-10am, Danielle Cooley, DO, "A Focus on Somatic Dysfunction, Back to Basics"
10-12pm , Michael John Terzella, DO, "Barriers to Freedoms: Treatment of Cervical Somatic Dysfunction with MET"
1-3pm, J'Aimee Lippert, DO, "Unlocking the Cage: Keys to Restoring Function in the Thoracic Spine"
3-5pm, Sajid Surve, DO, "Lumbar Somatic Dysfunction with focus on Counterstrain"

Friday, October 28

9:30-11:30am Gretta Gross, DO, "Rib Dysfunction: Beyond Rib-Raising"
11:30am-12:30pm Thomas Motyka, DO, "Evidence Based OMM: Basics of Evidence and Evidence of the Basics"
1:30-3:30pm Eric E. Gish, DO, HPF, "Basics of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine"
3:30-5:00pm Marta Bringhurst, DO, "The Core, The Floor, The Foundation: Demystifying the Sacrum and Pelvis"

Saturday, October 29

9:30-11:30am, Reem Abu-Sbaih, DO, "Osteopathic Considerations Within the Abdomen"
11:30am-12:30pm, Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO, "Northup Lecture"
1:30-3:30pm, Dennis Dowling, DO, MA, FAAO, "PINS for Upper and Lower Extremities"
3:30-4pm, Cailee Dean, OMS III, "Prolotherapy: An Alternative Approach to Pain Management"

Sunday, October 30

Joint program with ACOFP and ACONP

9:00-9:45am, Eric E. Gish, DO, HPF, "COVID-19 and OMT"   this is AAO Speaker
9:45-10:30am, Marta Bringhurst, DO, "OMM and HA management"  this is AAO Speaker
10:30-11:15am, Teodor Huzij, DO, FACN, "Osteopathic Psychiatry: OMM and Cognitive Disorders"
11:15am-12pm, Lillian Somner, DO, "Lifestyle Tips for Health and Wellness as We Age"


Previous OMED Programs

Read more about the AAO's program at previous OMEDs:

OMED 2021 - Virtual

OMED 2020 - Virtual

OMED 2019 - Baltimore, MD

OMED 2018 - San Diego, CA

OMED 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

OMED 2016 - Anaheim, CA

OMED 2015 - Orlando, FL

OMED 2014