Oct. 15-18, 2020
Victor Nuño, DO, program chair
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).
Program subject to change. All times are Central Time Zone. Contact Gennie Watts for AAO program questions.
|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|
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.
The following registration fees are broken down by attendee category:
Use promo code "ENVISION20" to received $100 off your registration fee.
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, of Suwanee, Georgia, received the Fellow of American Academy of Osteopathy Distinguished (FAAO) Service Award.