2018 Convocation

Convocation program cover

Osteopathic Legends:
Their Legacies Live On

March 21-25, 2018
David R. Boesler, DO, program chair
Hilton Anatole

Our thanks to all the physicians, students and guests who attended the AAO's 2018 Convocation in Dallas. We hope you found it enlightening and fun. Presentations will be posted online at www.academyofosteopathy.org/aao-2018-convocation as they are made available.

Mark your calendars for the AAO's 2019 Convocation, March 13-17, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando!

Continuing Medical Education reporting
Using the white tickets attendees returned in the boxes outside each event, AAO staff will collate continuing medical education credits. A full report will be submitted to the American Osteopathic Association by May 25, 2018. Please check your online reports at the beginning of June to confirm all credits were reported correctly. If you have any questions about the CME you earned, contact AAO Event Planner Gennie Watts at GWatts@academyofosteopathy.org

The AAO anticipates the 2018 Convocation will be approved for as many as 33.5 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME: 

Lectures and workshops (Thursday through Sunday), 24 credits
Evening With the FAAOs (Wednesday), 2 credits
Evening With the Stars (Wednesday), 2 credits
Judging the LBORC-NUFA posters (Thursday), 1 credit
LBORC research forum (Thursday), 1.5 credits
Evening With the Stars and Stripes (Thursday), 2 credits
Judging the A. Hollis Wolf Competition (Saturday), 1 credit

CME Certificates
If you need a CME certificate, contact Amber Rausch, the AAO's postdoctoral education liaison and CME coordinator, at ARausch@academyofosteopathy.org or at (317) 879-1881 after CME has been reported to the AOA.

If you attended the AAO's 2018 Convocation, please take a moment to give us your feedback before April 30. All attendees should complete the overall survey. Physicians should complete the survey about the physician program, and students should complete the survey about the SAAO program.

Audio Recordings
Audio recordings can be ordered from Conference Tape. Download the order form and return it to contape@distributel.net. All questions about audio recordings should be directed to Bob Black at Conference Tape.



March 13-17, 2019, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
March 11-15, 2020, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
March 17-21, 2021, Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas
March 23-27, 2022, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
March 15-19, 2023, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, Named 2018 Resident of the Year

Jacob J. Cukierski, DO, of Erie, Pennsylvania, was named the 2018 Resident of the Year by the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 22 during the AAO’s annual meeting during its Convocation in Dallas.

Sidney N. Dunn Receives AAO's Academy Award

Sidney N. Dunn of Carmel, Indiana, is the 2018 recipient of the highest award that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) bestows on a nonphysician.

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, Honored by Committee on Fellowship

Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO, of Lexington, Kentucky, received the Distinguished Service Award from the Committee on Fellowship in the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) on March 23 at the Academy’s annual Convocation in Dallas. The Fellow of the American Academy of Osteopathy (FAAO) Distinguished Service Award is presented to fellows who have distinguished themselves in contributions to osteopathic literature; development of osteopathic theories, methods or procedures; research; osteopathic education; service to the AAO; public relations; service to public health; or osteopathic medical economics and advocacy.