AAO Convocation 2024

Save the dates! Convocation 2024 will be back at THE BROADMOOR on March 6-10, 2024. 

Program chair: Sajid Surve, DO
Save the dates: March 6-10, 2024
Location: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Theme: Maximizing Human Performance

Program Description: One of the central tenets of osteopathy is the restoration of function in patients who have suffered from an injury or illness. In this conference, we will explore the other end of the spectrum, where osteopathy is used to maximize human performance in special populations of patients who push their bodies to their limits. Attendees will learn the principles of optimization, as well as care for special populations such as athletes, performing artists, and military personnel. The conference will also discuss maximizing the performance of osteopathic medical students and residents as they strive to incorporate osteopathic principles into their clinical training.


AAO Convocation 2023

Neuromusculoskeletal Physiology and the Osteopathic Concept

Anticipated CME: 30 hours

Program chair: Lisa DeStefano, DO
Save the dates: March 15-19, 2023
Location: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Convocation 2023 CME & Survey

Anticipated CME: 34 hours

Convocation Objectives

  1. Learners will be able to identify somatic dysfunction, in particular, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, contribution to arthrokinematic inhibition, muscle imbalance, and muscle overuse/pain and atlanto-occipital and cranial dysfunction, contribution to arthrokinematic inhibition, muscle imbalance, and muscle overuse/pain.
  2. The learner will understand how to address sagittal plane imbalance (performance) by treating clinical instability of the pelvis.
  3. The learner will understand how to address sagittal plane imbalance by treating clinical instability of the atlanto-ocipital joint.
  4. The learner will better understand how to address chronic overuse pain syndromes. 

Health & Safety

AAO is following the guidance of the CDC for Convocation. We will provide hand sanitizer throughout the area of the hotel that we are using. 

Exhibit At Convocation

AAO Convocation: In 2022, the AAO’s Convocation attracted more than 1,100 registered attendees, mostly practicing osteopath­ic physicians, residents, and medical students. The majority of physician attendees specialize in family medicine and other primary care fields, and many at­tendees are believers in complementary and alternative medicine. Many make their major yearly purchases at Convocation, and they rely on this event to learn about new medical programs, equipment and other innova­tions.

Interested in exhibiting at Convocation in 2024? Contact [email protected].

AAO Convocation Cancellation & Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

All cancellations must be received in writing. An administrative fee of 20% of the total registration fee will be charged for cancellations made by Feb. 21, 2023.

After Feb. 21, registrants who cancel may apply up to 50% of their registration fee to another AAO continuing medical education course that is scheduled within the next 12 months. The remainder of the fee will not be refunded or applied to other AAO courses.

Meal tickets are non-refundable, and there is no discount for not attending food functions covered by the main registration fee.

To cancel your registration for the 2023 Convocation and/or the pre-Convocation courses, contact AAO CEO Sherri L. Quarles, by emailing her with “Convocation Cancellation” in the subject line at [email protected] or write to her at the American Academy of Osteopathy, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1136.

Who May Attend Convocation?

The AAO’s primary educational objective is to provide programs that enhance the philosophical foundation, palpatory diagnostic skills, and manipulative techniques of AAO members, nonmember DOs, other individuals who are licensed for the unlimited scope of practice of medicine, and those in programs leading to such licensure.

Although other health care professionals are welcome to learn about osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) at AAO programs, attending the AAO’s Convocation or its Pre-Convocation courses is not a substitute for graduating from osteopathic medical school and completing graduate medical education. Simply participating in continuing medical education programs in manual techniques does not provide the necessary training and skills to practice OMM.

Upcoming Convocations

2024: March 6-10, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2025: March 26-30, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
2026: March 18-22, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2027: March 17-21, The Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas
2028: March 29-April 3, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
2029: March 14-18, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado