continuing medical education (CME) Opportunities

CME Opportunities in Osteopathic Medicine & OMT

The American Academy of Osteopathy strives to be a pre-eminent, worldwide source of education on osteopathic medicine, specifically the basic osteopathic principles, palpatory diagnosis and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) that comprise traditional osteopathy.

We firmly believe that osteopathic manipulative medicine should be a first-line approach to treating patients with a variety of complaints, and to that end, the Academy leaders develop and teach manipulative skills to physicians in a variety of ways, so they, in turn, may better serve their patients.

Each March, the AAO’s hosts its annual Convocation, a full four days of lectures and hands-on workshops to refresh osteopathic principles and skills. In addition, we partner with other specialty colleges each fall at the American Osteopathic Association's annual OMED, and we host various one- to four-day hands-on workshops throughout the year.

The AAO’s Education Committee works hard to provide opportunities for physicians in all stages of their careers, and more opportunities are added regularly throughout the year. See also the list of upcoming CME opportunities from friends of the Academy.

AAO Continues to Provide Highest CME Standard

As most of you know by now, the American Osteopathic Association has changed their continuing medical education requirements for the 2019-21 cycle. The Academy is an AOA Category 1-A CME sponsor. We will continue to ensure our speakers and courses are properly credentialed to count as the general Category 1-A CME as required by the AOA and make sure that CME is reported as such to the AOA to be added to your CME cycle reports. 

You also know that we are the specialty college that represents and advocates for neuromusculoskeletal medicine/osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM). In addition to the requirements of the AOA, our educational offerings will meet the high standards for NMM/OMM specialty-specific credit. 

The CME offered by our Academy will count for both Category 1-A CME for your AOA requirements and for NMM specialty-specific credits that you may need to provide for other purposes such as state licensing requirements and insurance, and for your own desire to continue learning and growing in your chosen specialty.

Thank you for your continued support of the AAO.

Register for CME Events

 

Details subject to change.

March 19-22, 2022
Pre-Convo Course - A Manual Approach to the Brain Part 1

Course Director: Kenneth J. Losing, DO, Featured Speaker:  Jean-Pierre Barral, DO (France)
Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
28 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 20-21, 2022
Pre-Convo Course - FDM, Treating the Shoulder, Ankle, and Knee
Course Director:  
Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA
Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

March 22, 2022
Pre-Convo Course - Fascial Distortion Model: Advanced Learning 

Course Director:  Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA
Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando, FL
8 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

April 9, 2022
AOBNMM - ONMM Practical Board Prep-Virtual 
K. Emily Redding, DO
2.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

May 6-8, 2022
Osteopathic-Approach-to-Practical-Acupuncture

Yein Lee, DO, MMS; course director
Sajid A. Surve, DO; Robert N. Agnello, DO, FACOFP additional speakers
UNTHSC Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine in Fort Worth, TX
16 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

June 2-5, 2022
Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Integrating OMM Into Clinical Practice and Teaching

Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO, course director
The Pyramids in Indianapolis, IN
28 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

November 2022
A Fascial Approach to the Abdominal Viscera: An Introductory Course in Visceral Manipulation

Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director
Location to be determined
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

 

E-Learning Opportunities

OMM for the Medical Specialties (2021 Convocation)
View all recorded lectures and workshops for our first ever virtual Convocation.
Barbara Ann Zajdel, DO, FAAO, program chair
On-demand virtual webinars
34 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

A Comprehensive, Clinical Osteopathic Approach to Headaches for Non-OMM Specialists
Leslie M. Ching, DO, course director
Joshua Alexander, DO, MPH; Alice I. Chen, DO; and Kimberly J. Wolf, DO
On-demand virtual webinar plus future hands-on lab (TBD)
11 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated (20 credits with lab)

A Current Osteopathic Perspective: Or, One Advocate’s Belief (2020 Thomas L. Northup Lecture) 
Alexander S. Nicholas, DO, FAAO Dist., 2020 Thomas L. Northup award lecturer
On-demand video presentation
FREE for Academy members (not eligible for CME credit)

The Korr Symposium: The Man, the Scientist, the Philosopher
Leslie Ching, DO, course director
On-demand virtual webinar
15 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

New Horizons in Osteopathic Medicine (OMED 2020)
Victor Nuño, DO, program chair
On-demand virtual webinars
13.75 credits of AOA Category 1-B CME anticipated

Osteopathic Masters Series 1
Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO, course director
On-demand virtual webinars
8 credits of AOA Category 1-B CME anticipated

Osteopathic Support for the Breastfeeding Dyad
Eileen M. Conaway, DO and Kimberly J. Wolf, DO
On-demand virtual webinar
3 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

The Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine
Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO, course lecturer
On-demand video presentation
FREE for Academy members (not eligible for CME credit) 

The Still-Hildreth Sanatorium and the Future of Osteopathic Psychiatry
Leslie Ching, DO, course director
Teodor Huzij DO, FACN and Jason Haxton, MA, DO (h.c.)
On-demand virtual webinar
3 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

E-Learning for COVID-19

Frontline Perspectives on Treating COVID-19 Patients using OMM Techniques
The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) has partnered with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to offer an e-learning module, titled, "Frontline Perspectives On Treating COVID-19 Patients Using OMM," features Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO and OMM residency director at Saint Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York and his colleagues sharing surprising insights from treating COVID-19 patients with OMM. Learn more.

OMM Techniques for COVID-19
The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) has partnered with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to offer an e-learning module, titled, “Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Techniques Addressing Respiratory Symptoms of COVID-19,” to help review applicable OMM techniques for COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 patients. Learn more.

News

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.