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.

AAO program at OMED 2016
Daniel G. Williams, DO, program chair
Sept.17-19 • Anaheim (California) Convention Center

"Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in the 21st Century," the Academy's program at the AOA's annual Osteopathic Medical Conference and Exposition, will address emerging concepts in the field of manual medicine, including medical imaging and musculoskeletel evaluation and treatment, as they relate to the disciplines of NMM, family medicine, pediatrics and sports medicine.

When you register for OMED, be sure to select the Academy as one of the specialty colleges whose lectures you will attend. By doing so, you will automatically earn NMM-specific continuing medical education credit.

2017 Convocation: March 22-26
at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado

The Academy's annual Convocation provides the opportunity to connect with colleagues while continuing to learn about osteopathic principles and practice. In 2016, the AAO’s Convocation attracted more than 1,200 practicing osteopathic physicians, residents and medical students.

The 2017 Convocation, titled "The Balance Point: Bringing the Science and Art of Osteopathic Medicine Together," will be chaired by Natalie Ann Nevins, DO.

Registration coming soon.

Interested in exhibiting at the AAO's 2017 Convocation? Download the exhibitor prospectus now.

Membership in the AAO
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

Download the exhibitor prospectus for the AAO's 2017 Convocation.

Sherri L. Quarles has accepted the position of executive director of the AAO. Read more.

MACRA Explained: The American Osteopathic Association has created a short, simple video to explain the new payment system.

Attention residency directors and directors of medical education: If you have questions about applying for accreditation in the new single GME system, the AOA can help.

If you attended the AAO's 2016 Convocation, you can download individual presentations now. All presentations that have been sent to the AAO have been posted.

In 2015, the AAO Board of Trustees adopted a position paper proposing eligibility requirements for anyone entering residencies with osteopathic recognition. 

The AAO's 2015-18 strategic plan guides much of the Academy's activities. The plan focuses on increasing the public's understanding of osteopathic medicine, making CME opportunities more widely available, and leveraging technology to promote the AAO and its mission.

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