The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) is a 501c(3) non-profit membership association. The members consist of: Doctors of Osteopathy (DOs), supporters and affiliates, sponsors, osteopathic medical students (OMS) and international members. The Academy was established in 1937 as the Osteopathic Manipulative Therapeutic and Clinical Research Associa­tion and was granted affiliation by the American Osteopathic Association in 1938. In 1970, the name was changed to the American Academy of Osteopathy and in 1992 moved to its present location in Indiana. Read more about the history of the Academy in the AAO Story. The Academy employs seven office personnel who provide support to twenty committees and two boards. The AAO staff facilitates teleconference meetings, an annual convocation, and educational seminars for the osteopathic medical profession. The AAO’s website provides access to the public and members for resources; as well as purchase of books and events.


Annual Business Meeting of the Membership is March 12, 2015 at the Marriott Downtown in Louisville, KY (12 noon to 2:15 pm local time) 

Each year the American Academy of Osteopathy holds its Annual Business Meeting of the Membership. This meeting is held the Thursday of the AAO's annual Convocation, usually in March. The Academy calls its members to meet and elect officials for the next year; discuss and determine Constitution and Bylaws amendments; present the Academy Award; recertify Component Societies and recognize contributions made to the Academy during the year.

Annual Report of the AAO President 

Annual Report of the Secretary-Treasurer

Annual Report of the President-elect

Annual Report of the Executive Director

Annual Business Meeting Minutes

(A draft of the last ABM minutes is restricted to members only.)



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.

1. To maintain, advance and advocate the AAO as a resource of educational excellence on osteopathy.

2. To evaluate and advance policies which will assure the financial growth and viability of the AAO.

3. To develop programs and activities, which foster growth and development of the membership.

4. To implement policies ensuring optimal structure and function of the AAO's boards and committees.

5. To facilitate programs promoting collaborative efforts that further OPP/OMT research and training.

6. To serve the osteopathic medical profession as an advocate, resource and guide in policy making and standard setting.