OMED 2017


Oct. 7-10, 2017
Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia
Leslie M. Ching, DO, program chair

Hosted by the American Osteopathic Association, OMED is an annual medical conference bringing together thousands of osteopathic physicians, medical students and other health professionals from across the country.

The AAO’s program at OMED presented various viewpoints on incorporating osteopathic principles into the practice of different specialties. The AAO partnered with several specialty colleges to provide lectures and hands-on instruction from specialists with clinical experience in internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, family medicine and sports medicine. In addition, a workshop on the Stiles-Laughlin technique, a very useful functional approach, was presented.

Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, delivered the annual Thomas L. Northup Lecture. Dr. Lossing was the AAO's 2014-15 president, and he has practiced osteopathic manipulative medicine in northern California for more than 20 years.

AAO Speakers Receive Sponsorship Awards

Two of the AAO's speakers for OMED received research sponsorship awards from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Aunna Herbst, DO, addressed functional medicine in primary care, and Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD, discussed pregnancy research.

This is the second year that the AOA chose to grant six research speaker sponsorship awards in lieu of developing a program that would compete with the osteopathic specialty colleges’ didactic sessions at OMED. To qualify for an award, a speaker must be a DO or PhD, and he or she must be disseminating the latest evidenced-based research and/or programs in the field of the specialty college. 


Time Title Presenter(s)
Sat., Oct. 7 Joint session with ACOI
8 a.m. Welcome Leslie M. Ching, DO
8:05-8:50 a.m. "Promoting Osteopathic Principles and Practice, Every Patient, Every Day"
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Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP
9-10:20 a.m. "OMM in the Acute Hospital Setting"
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Jessica A. Ridgley, DO
10:30 a.m.-noon "Osteopathy in the Oncology Field"
For privacy reasons, Dr. Stephenson's presentation will not be available to download.
Christopher McCord Stephenson, DO
1:30-2:20 p.m. 45th annual Thomas L. Northup Lecture: "Advancing the Clinical Practice of Osteopathic Medicine"
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Kenneth J. Lossing, DO
2:30-3:20 p.m. "What Does It Mean to Be a Distinctly Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency?"
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Richard G. Schuster, DO
3:30-4:30 p.m. "Functional Medicine in Primary Care: Osteopathy at Its Best"
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Aunna Herbst, DO
Presented in partnership with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
Sun., Oct. 8
9:30 a.m.-noon Joint session with ACOOG
"Pregnancy Research on Osteopathic Manipulation Optimizing Treatment Effects: The PROMOTE Study Protocol"
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Kendi L. Hensel, DO, PhD
Presented in partnership with the AOA Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research
1:30-2:20 p.m. "An Osteopathic Approach to the Athlete"
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Daniel A. Clearfield, DO, MS, FAOASM
2:30-3:20 p.m. Joint session with ACONP
"Nuts and Bolts in Osteopathic Psychiatry: One Example"
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Teodor Huzij, DO, FACN
3:30-5 p.m. Joint session with ACONP
"The Application of Osteopathic Concepts in Neurologic Conditions"
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Michael P. Rowane, DO, MS, FAAFP, FAAO
Mon., Oct. 9 Joint session with ACOP
8-8:50 a.m. "A Distinctive Osteopathic Pediatric Residency and OMM Clinic at a Children's Hospital"
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Kimberly J. Wolf, DO, FACOP
9-10:20 a.m. "Developmental Perspectives in Pediatric OMT"
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Lisa Ellen Hart, DO
10:30-noon "Use of Osteopathic Manual Medicine in the Special Needs Population"
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Ava Stanczak, DO, FAAP, FACOP
1:30-5 p.m. Joint session with ACOFP and AOASM (in the ACOFP's lecture hall)
1:30-2:30 p.m. "Post-Concussion Research and Therapy Options"
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Gunnar Brolinson, DO, FAOASM
2:30-3:30 p.m. "Current Concepts in the Office Treatment of the Concussed Pediatric Athlete"
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Robert Franks, DO, FAOASM
3:30-4:30 p.m. "OMT in Post-Concussion Syndrome"
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Craig Chappell, DO
4:30-5 p.m. Osteopathic manipulative treatment demonstrations
Tues., Oct. 10
8-9:30 a.m. "Osteopathic Approach to the Military Patient"
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Ralph C. Walsh Jr., DO
9:45-11:45 a.m. "Functional/Laughlin-Still Techniques for Sacral and Gait Dysfunctions"
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Harriet H. Shaw, DO
Edward G. Stiles, DO, FAAO