OMED 2014


Program director: Heather P. Ferrill, DO
Dr. Ferrill, a 2000 graduate of the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, is an associate professor of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) at the Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM). Board-certified in family medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine/OMM, her practice emphasizes osteopathic manipulative treatment in the pediatric population. She serves on the AAO Board of Governors and the Education Committee.


Register online at the AOA’s OMED website, but remember to register as an AAO member. The funds the Academy collects from members’ OMED registrations help defray the costs of the AAO programs presented at OMED. In addition, up to 22 of the continuing medical education credits you earn at OMED will count as neuromusculoskeletal medicine credits for NMM board certification and osteopathic continuous certification if you register for the Academy's program.

Topics and Speakers

This year’s American Academy of Osteopathy OMED program is devoted to spending a lot of time getting our hands on. With plenty of time, tables and table trainers to facilitate learning, each session is designed to give participants lots of opportunity to both refresh skills and learn new and exciting methods. Some of the exciting topics covered will include:

Sunday, Oct. 26

9:45 to 10 a.m.
Welcome by Heather P. Ferrill, DO, AAO program chair
10 to 11 a.m.
Workshop: "Five-Minute OMM for Headache" by Millicent King Channell, DO, FAAO

11 to 11:30 a.m.
Thomas L. Northup Memorial Lecture: "Are We Ready to Lead?" by Judith A. O’Connell, DO, MHA, FAAO
This lecture will be published in the December issue of The AAO Journal.

Joint session with AAO and ACOFP
1:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Workshop: "Sacral Instant Diagnosis & Treatment With Ligamentous Articular Strain" by Gregory Ahern Thompson, DO; "OMM for the Family Physician" by Kevin D. Treffer, DO; and "Documentation, OMT Coding and Auditing" by Kavin T. Williams, CPC

Monday, Oct. 27
Joint Session with the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine

8 to 9:30 a.m.
Workshop: "Yoga for the Repetitive Use Injury" by Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO

10 to 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: "Kinesiotaping" by Guy A. DeFeo, DO

Joint session ends

1:30 to 3:15 p.m.
Workshop: "All That Radiates Is Not Disk: Discriminating Anatomical From Mechanical Causes of Low Back Pain" by George J. Pasquarello, DO, FAAO

3:30 to 5:15 p.m.
Workshop: "CCP in the Busy Office Practice" by David R. Boesler, DO

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Joint session with AAO and ACOP

8 to 9:30 a.m.
Workshop: "OMT for the Child Athlete"by Amelia Louise Bueche, DO

10 to 11:30 a.m.
Workshop: "OMT for Congestion and Sinusitis" by Doris B. Newman, DO, FAAO

Joint session ends

2 to 3:30 p.m.
Workshop: "Thoughts on Osteopathic Technique" by Richard Gordon Schuster, DO

4 to 5:30 p.m.
Workshop: "An Osteopathic Approach to Neck and Upper Extremity Pain” by Laura E. Griffin, DO, FAAO