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AOA statement on American Association of Nurse Anesthetists name change, title misappropriation and the importance of physician-led care

Statement attributable to AOA President Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, & CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD: Position statement: In response to the recent announcement that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has changed its name to the “American Association of Nurse Anesthesiology,” the American Osteopathic Association reiterates the deep concerns expressed in our May … Read More

Joseph A. Giaimo, DO, & Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD


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‘Severe personal violation and loss’: NY area DOs recall serving in hospitals on 9/11

Many Americans remember exactly where they were on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, when news broke of the tragic terrorist attacks that would impact U.S. policy and culture for decades. New York area DOs and medical professionals who were immediately called to nearby hospitals to treat wounded victims have particularly poignant and indelible memories … Read More

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AOA looks back on year of adaptation and growth in 2020-21 Annual Report

The 2020-21 AOA Annual Report provides an overview of the American Osteopathic Association’s efforts during the past year to advance osteopathic advocacy, education, training, research and board certification. In addition to these initiatives, the AOA focused on building a blueprint for the future to help the organization emerge from the COVID-19 crisis as a stronger … Read More

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AOA announces virtual format for OMED21, offering up to 50 hours of AOA or ACCME credit

After careful consideration and consultation with partnering osteopathic specialty colleges, the AOA has made the decision to convert OMED21 to a virtual-only format. The virtual conference will be held during the same dates, Oct. 22-24, with extended access to all OMED CME sessions and programming through Nov. 25.

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Save the date! DO Day 2022 is set for April 23-27

DO Day 2022 will offer a two day virtual health policy conference followed by two days of Congressional briefings and in-person meetings with policymakers. Learn more about the event and save the date to join your colleagues.

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View the AOA’s latest Osteopathic Medical Profession Report

The Osteopathic Medical Profession (OMP) Report, produced by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), tracks expansion and growth within the osteopathic medical profession and examines current demographics and trends related to DOs and osteopathic medical students. This past year, the number of osteopathic physicians in the U.S. climbed to nearly 135,000—an 80% increase over the past … Read More

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