AAO Convocation 2023

Neuromusculoskeletal Physiology and the Osteopathic Concept

Program chair: Lisa DeStefano, DO
Save the dates: March 15-19, 2023
Location: The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Convocation Objectives

  1. Learners will be able to identify somatic dysfunction, in particular, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, contribution to arthrokinematic inhibition, muscle imbalance, and muscle overuse/pain and atlanto-occipital and cranial dysfunction, contribution to arthrokinematic inhibition, muscle imbalance, and muscle overuse/pain.
  2. The learner will understand how to address sagittal plane imbalance (performance) by treating clinical instability of the pelvis.
  3. The learner will understand how to address sagittal plane imbalance by treating clinical instability of the atlanto-ocipital joint.
  4. The learner will better understand how to address chronic overuse pain syndromes. 

Learn more about the theme of the conference from the program chair, Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO on "The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Podcast with Dr. Benjamin Greene, DO"!

Hotel Rooms

Book your hotel rooms now, and if you are flying, we highly recommend getting your flights arranged soon as prices are going up and availability is a known issue.

The Broadmoor hotel block is full! Reach out to Tina Callahan at Globally Yours for assistance booking outside the hotel block. 


Need some additional CME? Consider attending one of our several pre-Convocation courses from March 12-14, 2023.

Registration for pre-Convocation courses are now open!

Health & Safety

AAO is following the guidance of the CDC for Convocation. We will provide hand sanitizer throughout the area of the hotel that we are using. 

Exhibit At Convocation

AAO Convocation: In 2022, the AAO’s Convocation attracted more than 1,100 registered attendees, mostly practicing osteopath­ic physicians, residents, and medical students. The majority of physician attendees specialize in family medicine and other primary care fields, and many at­tendees are believers in complementary and alternative medicine. Many make their major yearly purchases at Convocation, and they rely on this event to learn about new medical programs, equipment and other innova­tions.

Interested in exhibiting at Convocation in 2023? Contact [email protected].

Exhibit Hall

The Convocation exhibit hall is conveniently located adjacent to the lecture area and breakout sessions. While practicing osteopathic physicians attend lectures each morning and breakout sessions each afternoon, osteopathic medical students attend breakout sessions each morning and lectures each afternoon.

Download the Exhibitor Prospectus.

Exhibit Booths open for purchase: Click to view and purchase booth space and/or sponsorships

AAO Convocation Cancellation & Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

All cancellations must be received in writing. An administrative fee of 20% of the total registration fee will be charged for cancellations made by Feb. 21, 2023.

After Feb. 21, registrants who cancel may apply up to 50% of their registration fee to another AAO or AOASM continuing medical education course that is scheduled within the next 12 months. The remainder of the fee will not be refunded or applied to other AAO or AOASM courses.

Meal tickets are non-refundable, and there is no discount for not attending food functions covered by the main registration fee.

To cancel your registration for the 2023 Convocation and/or the pre-Convocation courses, contact AAO CEO Sherri L. Quarles, by emailing her with “Convocation Cancellation” in the subject line at [email protected] or write to her at the American Academy of Osteopathy, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1136.

Who May Attend Convocation?

The AAO’s primary educational objective is to provide programs that enhance the philosophical foundation, palpatory diagnostic skills, and manipulative techniques of AAO members, nonmember DOs, other individuals who are licensed for the unlimited scope of practice of medicine, and those in programs leading to such licensure.

Although other health care professionals are welcome to learn about osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) at AAO programs, attending the AAO’s Convocation or its Pre-Convocation courses is not a substitute for graduating from osteopathic medical school and completing graduate medical education. Simply participating in continuing medical education programs in manual techniques does not provide the necessary training and skills to practice OMM.

Upcoming Convocations

2024: March 6-10, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2025: March 26-30, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
2026: March 18-22, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado
2027: March 17-21, The Hilton Anatole, Dallas, Texas
2028: March 29-April 3, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando, Florida
2029: March 14-18, The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado