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.

Registration is open for osteopathic physicians, other health care professionals and osteopathic medical students.​

Make your hotel reservations online now, or learn more about Rosen Shingle Creek.

For more information about the AAO's 2016 Convocation, download the full brochure.

Exhibitor information is available to download now. Learn more about exhibiting at the AAO's Convocation.

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 Associate Executive Director Sherri L. Quarles for more information.


In the News

Registration for the AAO's 2016 Convocation is open for osteopathic physicians, other health care professionals and osteopathic medical students.

Make your hotel reservations for the AAO's 2016 Convocation.

To present your poster at the AAO's Convocation, submit your entry form and abstract to by Jan. 18.

Calling all exhibitors! The exhibitor prospectus for the AAO's 2016 Convocation is available to download now.

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

Looking for member contact information? Login and go to the individual directory.

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