The American Academy of Osteopathy


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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.

The Selected Works of Melicien A. Tettambel, DO, FAAO

The AAO has released its latest yearbook, The Selected Works of Melicien A. Tettambel, DO, FAAO

All members of the Academy can order a complimentary copy of the paperback version at until July 31, 2017. The cost for nonmembers is $25.

Melicien A. Tettambel, DO, FAAO, a leader in osteopathic obstetrics and gynecology, passed away on Sept. 11, 2013, at far too young an age. She has, however, left a grand legacy for the osteopathic profession, and in particular, for the American Academy of Osteopathy. This selection of her published writings, carefully curated by Raymond J. Hruby, DO, MS, FAAODist., represents some of her best work.

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

The ACGME Case Log System for osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine is now available through the Accreditation Data System (ADS). Read more.

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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