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Annual Business Meeting highlights

Watch video highlights from the AOA's July business meeting and October special session of the House of Delegates.

In response to safety concerns and travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19, the AOA’s 2020 Annual Business Meeting consisted of a virtual meeting on July 18, followed by a special session of the House of Delegates Oct. 13-14. The following videos feature highlights from both meetings.

October Special Session of the House of Delegates

The AOA House of Delegates gathered virtually Oct. 13-14 for its annual policymaking session to consider resolutions, hear informational reports and celebrate milestones of the past year. Select a video below to view highlights.

Presidential Address

AOA President Thomas L. Ely, DO, delivers an address outlining his presidential goals for the year ahead, providing an update on accomplishments since his July inauguration and accentuating a message of DO pride.

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CEO Report

AOA CEO Kevin M. Klauer, DO, EJD, provides a brief update on current initiatives at the AOA, including an aggressive campaign aimed at combatting misinformation regarding the osteopathic medical profession.

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2020 AOA Awards Presentation

Ronald R. Burns, DO, AOA Immediate Past President and Chair of the Committee on Awards, honors shining stars of the profession for their contributions to the advancement of DOs and osteopathic medical students.

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JAOA Editor in Chief Report

Editor in Chief of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Ross D. Zafonte, DO, provides the House of Delegates with a report on the planned refresh of the AOA’s peer-reviewed clinical journal.

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A.T. Still Memorial Lecture

This year’s A.T. Still Memorial Lecture, delivered by Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, and Fredrick M. Abrahamian, DO, provided a historical look at the role of osteopathic medicine in pandemics, starting with the 1918 Spanish flu.

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Past Presidents Report

Ronald R. Burns, DO, Immediate Past President, addresses the House of Delegates on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, with an update on the AOA’s recent efforts to advocate on behalf of DOs and medical students.

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July 2020 AOA Annual Business Meeting

The AOA House of Delegates convened virtually for its Annual Business Meeting on July 18, 2020, to hear information reports, elect officers and inaugurate the 2020-21 President of the American Osteopathic Association. View the following videos for highlights of the meeting.



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