Although we are greatly disappointed that COVID-19 will preclude an in-person meeting, we’re excited to launch a one of a kind virtual OMED conference, coming your way this October.
After extensive discussions with our affiliate leaders and other key stakeholders, the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees has voted to host OMED 2020 as a virtual conference, rather than the live event scheduled Oct. 15-19. Recognizing the health and safety of DOs and medical students as a top priority, the trustees considered the current pandemic status and existing restrictions, as well as the possibility of a fall COVID-19 resurgence as critical factors in this decision.
Because we know many of you were excited to attend OMED in Austin and the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association looked forward to welcoming attendees to the Lone Star State, we are happy to report we have rebooked in Austin for OMED 2026.
In addition, the special meeting of the AOA House of Delegates (HOD) planned for Oct. 13-14 will be held virtually. We are currently working on the logistical consideration of that meeting with Speaker Morrison and Vice Speaker Broder. We are committed to preserving the critical functions and roles of the HOD, including resolution consideration and debate.
Although we won’t be able to meet in person this year, rest assured that we are focused on making OMED 2020 a can’t-miss event for cutting-edge educational programming, insightful discussions on the evolving practice of medicine, the advancement of the osteopathic profession and networking opportunities with your colleagues.
We know this change will result in a number of critical questions regarding the event schedule, presentation platform, content and CME credit. We assure you that we will work collaboratively and expeditiously with our stakeholders for input before any decisions are made or announced.
We will provide an update with more details and answers to your questions in the near future. Thank you for your patience as we carefully considered this very important and complicated decision.
Ronald R. Burns, DO
President, American Osteopathic Association
Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD
CEO, American Osteopathic Association