Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses

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.

Courses

Course details subject to change.

AAO Continues to Provide Highest CME Standard

The American Osteopathic Association 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 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.

Upcoming Events

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

Event in Calendar
Course Director: Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO

The Pyramids in Indianapolis, IN
28 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

  • June 2, 2022 from 1 pm to 6 pm
  • June 3, 2022 from 8 am to 6 pm
  • June 4, 2022 from 8 am to 6 pm
  • June 5, 2022 from 8 am to 4 pm
Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

September 2-4, 2022
Ligamentous Articular Strain Course
Course Director: Wm. Thomas Crow, DO, FAAO
The Pyramids in Indianapolis, IN
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

  • September 2, 2022 8 am-5:30 pm
  • September 3, 2022 8 am-5:30 pm
  • September 4, 2022 8 am-12 pm

 

Ligamentous Articular Strain Course

November 11-13, 2022
A Fascial Approach to the Thoracic Viscera
Course Director: Richard G. Schuster, DO
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dublin
6775 Bobcat Way
Dublin, Ohio 43016
Event Flyer
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

  • November 11, 2022 from 8 am to 5:30 pm
  • November 12, 2022 from 8 am to 5:30 pm
  • November 13, 2022 from 8 am to 12 pm
A Fascial Approach to the Thoracic Viscera

On-Demand CME

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 1-A AOA Category 9 CME anticipated (20 credits with lab)
Coming Soon

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

The Korr Symposium

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-B CME

Osteopathic Support for the Breastfeeding Dyad

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-B CME

The Still-Hildreth Sanatorium

Past Convocations & Conferences

New Horizons in Osteopathic Medicine (OMED 2020)
Program Chair: Victor Nuño, DO
On-demand virtual webinars
13.75 credits of AOA Category 1-B CME (ordered a la carte)

New Horizons in Osteopathic Medicine (OMED 2020)

OMM for the Medical Specialties (2021 Convocation)
Program Chair: Barbara Ann Zajdel, DO, FAAO
On-demand virtual lectures
No CME available
2021 AAO Convocation

Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO, course director
On-demand virtual webinars
Up to 7 credits of AOA Category 1-B CME (ordered a la carte)

Osteopathic Masters Series 1
OMED 2021
Coming Soon
Convocation 2022
Coming Soon

E-LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

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)

Free Course: 2020 Northup Lecture

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)

Free Course: The Philosophy of Osteopathic Medicine

CANCELLATION POLICY

The American Academy of Osteopathy reserves the right to cancel an educational program if an insufficient number of physicians register. Sufficient registrations must be received 30 days prior to the opening of the course. If you are considering registering for a course less than 30 days prior to the opening, contact the Academy office before making travel plans. In the event of course cancellation due to lack of registrations, all registration money will be refunded.

Cancellations from participants received in writing and signed 30 or more days before the course opening may receive an 80 percent refund of their registration fee.

For cancellations received in writing less than 30 days before the course opening, registrants may transfer 80 percent of their registration fee to another course to be held within the next 12 months.

Registrants who fail to appear for an AAO program can transfer up to 50 percent of their registration fee to another AAO educational program to be held within the next 12 months if a written and signed explanation is received at the AAO office within 10 days of the scheduled course. All other cancellations will receive no refund or transfer of registration fees.