The American Osteopathic Association held its annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition in Anaheim, California, Sept. 17-20, 2016. At the Academy’s program, which ran Sept. 17-20, attendees learned about emerging concepts in the field of manual medicine, including medical imaging and musculoskeletal evaluation and treatment, as they relate to the disciplines of neuromusculoskeletal medicine, family medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine.


The AAO joined forces with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians, the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine, the American Osteopathic College of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the Osteopathic International Alliance to offer exceptional lectures by speakers such as Shawn R. Kerger, DO, FAOASM; Richard G. Schuster, DO; Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS, FNAOME; Kenneth J. Lossing, DO; Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO; Priscilla Tu, DO, and more. In addition, Martin S. Levine, DO, MPH, FACOFP dist., delivered the 44th annual Thomas L. Northup Lecture.


Time Title Presenter(s)
Sat., Sept. 17 Joint session with AOASM
8 a.m. Welcome Daniel G. Williams, DO
Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO
8:15 a.m. "Common Myofascial Trigger Points"
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Robert D. Gerwin, MD
9:15 a.m. "Introduction to Dry Needling"
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Robert D. Gerwin, MD
11:15 a.m. 44th annual Thomas L. Northup Lecture: "Osteopathy in an Osteopathic Medicine World" Martin S. Levine, DO, MPH, FACOFP dist.
1:30 p.m. "Diet and Fitness Industry Review: Get Off the Hamster Wheel!"
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Steve Karageanes, DO, FAOASM
3:05 p.m. Functional movement screen workshop Steve Karageanes, DO, FAOASM
Sun., Sept. 18 Joint session with AOCPMR  and AOASM
8 a.m. "Lumbar and Cervical Spine MRI Interpretation"
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Michael Wilcyznski, DO
10:30 a.m. "A Rational Approach to Diagnosing and Treating Low Back Pain"
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Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO
1:30 p.m. "Updates in Interventional Management of Low Back Pain"
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Shounuck I. Patel, DO
3 p.m. "Yoga for Low Back Pain and Rehabilition"
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Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS, FNAOME
Mon., Sept. 19
7:30 a.m. Joint session with AOASMACOP and OIA
  "Concussion Evaluation and Management"
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Priscilla Tu, DO
in partnership with the AOA's Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
8:30 a.m. "Dural Diagnosis and Treatment"
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Kenneth J. Lossing, DO
10:30 a.m. "Osteopathic Considerations in the Pediatric GI Patient," Parts 1 and 2
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Kimberly J. Wolf, DO, FACOP
Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS, FNAOME
1:30 p.m. Joint session with ACOFP and AOASM 
  "Evaluation and Management of the Crossed Syndromes" (lecture and workshop)
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Shawn Kerger, DO, FAOASM
Richard G. Schuster, DO
in partnership with the AOA's Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
Tues., Sept. 20 Joint session with ACOFP and OIA
8-9 a.m. "Geriatrics and Palliative Care"
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Charles A. Beck, DO, FAAO
9-10 a.m. "Meds, Meds, Meds: Polypharmacy, Medication Risk Management and Delirium in the Geriatric Patient"
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Ronna New, DO, FACOFP