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October 2021 issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine now available

In the October issue of Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (JOM), you’ll find a lineup of articles across various subspecialty areas and topics, including information about the status of LGBTQ inclusivity regarding medical school admission and enrollment in the United States, a survey of Midwest emergency department physicians’ experiences with patients in psychiatric distress, osteopathic considerations … Read More

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OMED21 main stage speakers announced

Besides being your one-stop-shop for virtual education and networking, OMED21 is also your destination for innovative discussions with thought-provoking speakers. OMED conference registration includes access to inspiring daily keynote sessions that will challenge you to think differently, reach for new heights, lead with purpose and prioritize your personal wellbeing. Reserve your spot for the live virtual … Read More

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AOA, News Releases

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

More than 35 osteopathic medical organizations have signed on in support of the following statement produced by the American Osteopathic Association. A full listing of supporting organizations is viewable below the statement. Position statement: In response to the recent announcement that the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) has changed its name to the “American … 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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