House of Delegates Elects New Members to AOA Board of Trustees
On the last day of its Annual Business Meeting, the House of Delegates elected new members to the AOA Board of Trustees. Norman E. Vinn, DO, an osteopathic family physician from San Clemente, Calif., was elected AOA president-elect. Read more about the new members of the Board of Trustees. Updated July 23.
AOA Installs Ray E. Stowers, DO, as 2012-2013 President
In his inaugural address, Dr. Stowers explained how his experiences as a rural physician shaped his vision for the profession and urged DOs to continue the osteopathic tradition of innovation in health care delivery. Read more. Updated July 21.
A.T. Still Memorial Lecture: Current Initiatives Match Dr. Still's Vision
George Thomas, DO, delivered this year's A.T. Still Memorial Lecture, exploring how the principles of osteopathic medicine founded by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO, can be applied to the profession today. Dr. Thomas stated that osteopathic medicine has aligned itself with Dr. Still's vision through initiatives in five key areas: patient advocacy, use of technology, research, social justice, and advocacy. Read more. Updated July 21.
President Levine Awards Three Presidential Citations
AOA President Martin S. Levine, DO, presented three Presidential Citations at the House of Delegates opening session today. President Levine recognized Ronald E. Ayres, DO, Sheldon L. Sirota, DO, and the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons (AMOPS) for their leadership during decades of service to the osteopathic medical profession. Read more. Updated July 20.
AOA Executive Director's Report Details Year of Transformation
The AOA's Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, addressed the House of Delegates this morning, highlighting the osteopathic medical profession's triumphs from the past year and challenging DOs and osteopathic medical students to continue working toward positive transformation. Read more. Updated July 20.
More Than 500 Members of AOA House of Delegates Gather in Chicago
The AOA House of Delegates kicked off its Annual Business Meeting in Chicago today. More than 500 delegates will meet throughout the weekend to create policy and vote on more than 100 health care policy resolutions. In addition, members will inaugurate a new AOA president and elect new Board of Trustees members. Read a full preview of the meeting. Updated July 20.