The American Academy of Osteopathy

Moving Osteopathy Forward Since 1937

The mission of the American Academy of Osteopathy is to teach, advocate and research the science, art and philosophy of osteopathic medicine, emphasizing the integration of osteopathic principles, practices and manipulative treatment in patient care.

2016 Convocation: March 16-20
at Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando, Florida

Titled "Somatic Dysfunction and Emotional Well-being: An Osteopathic Approach to Mental Health," the AAO's 2016 Convocation will reflect the first tenet of osteopathic medicine: The body is a unit; the person is a unit of body, mind and spirit. Chaired by Millicent King Channell, DO, FAAO, the Convocation’s lectures and breakout sessions will explore how lifestyle and life challenges affect patients’ overall health.

Attendees will learn how to apply what they learn to diagnosing and treating patients with mental disease, chronic health conditions and somatic dysfunctions.

Registrants should download the full program book for more information. If you have not registered, you may want to download the full brochure.

Presentations will be posted online as they become available.

Online registration is closed. Download the physician registration form or the student registration form and bring it with you to Convocation to register on-site.

Rosen Shingle Creek is fully booked during the 2016 Convocation. Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (800) 274-5975 to learn about alternate hotel options. 

Member benefits include:

Support the AAO
Since 1987, AAO members' generous contributions to the Golden Ram Society have augmented the Academy's operating budget, enabling the AAO to keep dues and other fees down. AAO member dues, for example, have remained the same for four years. Contact AAO Interim Executive Director Sherri L. Quarles for more information.


In the News

If you are attending the AAO's 2016 Convocation, make sure to download the full program book before you arrive. The Academy will not provide Internet access during Convocation.

In July, the AAO Board of Trustees adopted a position paper proposing eligibility requirements for anyone entering residencies with osteopathic recognition. 

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Stay up-to-date on the proposed new single GME system.