About Us AOA Events Midyear Business Meeting Past Midyear Business Meetings

Past Midyear Business Meetings

Call to order

AOA Board of Trustees take action on policies and hear updates from affiliate organizations

Review resolutions and reports from the last two Midyear Business Meetings.

2019 Midyear Meeting BOT actions

The AOA Board of Trustees met for its annual Midyear Business Meeting Feb. 27-28, 2019 in Naples, Florida. The BOT heard and discussed reports on opportunities for partnership to support affiliate alignment, board certification, public policy and single accreditation.

2018 Midyear Meeting BOT actions

The AOA Board of Trustees convened in open session for its 2018 Midyear Business Meeting on Feb. 28 and March 1, 2018, at the Conrad Fort Lauderdale Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Board of Trustees had many productive conversations about the AOA’s strategic direction in the areas of membership, governance, board certification and affiliate alignment. They also took time from the meeting to give back at Broward Outreach Center, where the board joined leaders from the American Osteopathic Foundation in preparing meals for the shelter’s residents and answering their health questions.

During the 2018 Midyear Business Meeting, the Board of Trustees considered and approved many resolutions that shape AOA policy, including:

  • Allowing the AOA to move forward immediately with pursuing ACCME sponsor accreditation, which would allow us to co-sponsor CME events with affiliates who wish to offer both osteopathic and allopathic CME to physicians.
  • Supporting the continued enhancement of affiliate collaboration efforts to improve relationships and communications.

2018 Meeting Materials

2017 Midyear Meeting BOT actions

The AOA continues to make progress toward strategic initiatives​, including enhancement of AOA board certification services, strengthening the value of AOA membership, expanding the international reach of osteopathic medicine, and aligning AOA governance and affiliate relationships to meet the changing needs of the profession.

During the Spring 2017 Midyear Meeting, the Board of Trustees considered and approved resolutions offered by a task force on opportunities to make AOA board certification available and attractive to a broader market of physicians. Highlights on the resolutions, which addressed all five components of Osteopathic Continuous Certification (OCC), are outlined below:

  • Component 1: Physicians holding an active license to practice medicine outside the US may be considered for OCC on a case-by-case basis.
  • Component 2: CME produced by AOA and ACCME-accredited sponsors and providers will be accepted in various formats for a minimum of 60 hours of specialty CME, beginning in the next three-year cycle.
  • Component 3: OCC will continue to include a psychometrically valid, periodic ongoing cognitive assessment. The BOS will explore alternative delivery mechanisms and appropriate intervals of cognitive assessment.
  • Component 4: Diplomates will be permitted to provide evidence of practice improvement participation through​ attestation or online submission.
  • Component 5: While AOA membership adds value by helping board certified DOs meet OCC requirements and receive advocacy services if certification credentials are challenged, membership is not essential to satisfy board certification requirements.

Significant progress continues on other AOA Phase II strategic priorities:

Member Value & Relevance: The AOA’s Bureau of Membership is considering opportunities to enhance the value of membership. Extensive market research has been conducted with young DOs and students to understand what types of products, services and benefits are important to today’s practicing physicians.

Affiliate Alignment: We were pleased to have strong representation from our specialty and state affiliates at the Midyear Meeting. Many of these dedicated leaders participated in market research and attended an in-person retreat to discuss their challenges, and opportunities to strengthen collaboration with the AOA and one another to meet strategic priorities. A task force composed of affiliate leaders will work with the AOA across five key areas: the future of the profession; membership; education/CME; advocacy; communication; and affiliation relationship.

International Impact: An international team of staff and consultants is working across five international focus areas: practice rights; strategic relationships; medical missions; global research; and international education. The team is making notable progress strengthening DOCARE and establishing practice rights in new countries.

Governance Alignment: The Board of Trustees continues to evaluate AOA governance models that reduce unnecessary bureaucracy and allow leaders to be more nimble and responsive to the needs of the profession.​​​​​​​

2017 Meeting Materials

Back To Top