Oct. 15-18, 2020
Victor N
uño, DO, program chair
Virtual Conference

Hosted by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), OMED is an annual medical conference bringing together thousands of osteopathic physicians, medical students and other health professionals from across the country. This year’s conference will combine the convenience and accessibility of a virtual format with cutting-edge education, thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities.

Osteopathic medicine is ever-evolving. The AAO's program will reflect this ever-changing and expanding landscape both of what we can do with our hands and the collaborations we can achieve with our colleagues. All of the material can be immediately relevant to the practicing osteopathic physician. This program will be approachable for all skill levels. It will give perspectives that are unique and make each physician more well-rounded. The AAO is partnering with specialty colleges to provide high quality, evidence-based lectures from clinicians. Joint sessions will be held with the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists (ACONP), and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM).


You can purchase any of the videos and accompanying slides for these presentations online.

Time Title Presenter(s)
Thursday, October 15
9:15-10:45 a.m. Osteopathic Medicine and the Dental Occlusion Tasha L. Turzo, DO
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Tongue Posture, Breathing and the ANS Michelle Veneziano, DO
1:30-2:30 p.m. A Discussion on Providing LGBTQIA Sensitive Health Care Jordan Ann Keys, DO, Jessica Mitter Pardo, M.Sc., OMS IV, and Alok Vaid-Menon
2:45-3:45 p.m. Insight into the Mechanisms of Action Offered by Osteopathic Lymphatic Pump Techniques Lisa Hodge, PhD
4:00-5:00 p.m. Sex*Gender and Allostatic Load Robert-Paul Juster, PhD
Friday, October 16
9:15-10:15 a.m. Osteopathic Intervention for Spiritual Dysphoria and Addictions Anthony H. Dekker, DO
10:30-11:30 a.m. Joint Session with ACONP
Optimizing Physician Mental Health While Providing OMM
Teodor Huzij, DO, FACN
11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Mind, Body and Spirit of Breath Stacey L. Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS, FNAOME
1:30-2:30 p.m. Update on OMT and Traumatic Brain Injury Sheldon C. Yao, DO, FAAO and Hallie Zwibel, DO
2:45-3:45 p.m. The Piston: Diaphragmatic Theory & Treatment David M. Kanze, DO, FAAO, C-FP/OMT
4:00-5:00 p.m. Differential Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Treatment of Adult Musculoskeletal Low Back Pain Leslie M. Ching, DO
Saturday, October 17
9:15-10:15 a.m. Is the Osteopathic Profession Still Relevant? Richard G. Schuster, DO
10:15-11:15 a.m. An Osteopathic Protocol for the Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Maud H. Nerman, DO
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Research Considerations for OMM in ASD Population Kimberly J. Wolf, DO
Sunday, October 18
9:15-10:45 a.m. The Fascial Distortion Model: How FDM Fits in the Toolkit of the Modern Osteopathic Physician Todd A. Capistrant, DO, MHA
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Are Your Patients' Glasses Causing Their Pain? Joseph Field, DO
1:30-2:30 p.m. Joint Session with ACOFP and AOASM 
Sports Performance: Citius, Altius, Fortius
Andrew Martin, DO, FAOASM
2:45-3:45 p.m. Joint Session with ACOFP and AOASM 
Fitness on the Run - Pearls for Being Fit in a 24/7 Lifestyle
Priscilla Tu, DO, FAOASM
4:00-5:00 p.m. Joint Session with ACOFP and AOASM 
Strength Training for You and Your Patients – Make Yourself Stronger Than Your Excuses
Vincent Disabella, DO, FAOASM