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Advance your leadership & advocacy skills

LEAD offers customized learning tracks, inspiring keynotes and breakout sessions in a relaxed, casual atmosphere perfect for networking.

Feb. 27-28, 2020 | Manalapan, Florida

The AOA is excited to host the third annual Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) Conference, designed for professionals seeking to advance their osteopathic leadership and advocacy skills. The conference will immediately follow the AOA’s 2020 Board of Trustees Midyear Meeting.

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View the draft agenda

Who should attend? LEAD 2020 programming will prepare attendees to lead in a time of change. Customized tracks feature programming for osteopathic affiliate leaders; osteopathic medical students; practicing physicians; medical educators; administrators and regulators; DMEs and DIOs; health system administrators.

Keynote speakers

  • Ronald Brownstein, Senior Political Analyst, CNN & Editorial Director, Strategic Partnerships for Atlantic Media
  • JD Polk, DO, Chief Health and Medical Officer, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Anil Jain, MD, Vice President & Chief Health Information Officer, IBM Watson Health

Book your hotel

This year’s conference will be held at the Eau Palm Beach Hotel, located at 100 South Ocean Blvd., in Manalapan, Florida. Group rates have been secured at the Eau Palm Beach Hotel and the Tideline Hotel (2.5 miles from the Eau Hotel). Hotel accommodations should be made as soon as possible.

Note: Please make your reservation for full length of stay if you are attending the AOA Midyear Business Meeting.

  • Eau Hotel
    The contracted rate is $499 plus tax, per night. The AOA room block cut off date is Jan. 20, or when the block is full, whichever comes first. Book online.
  • Tideline Hotel
    Book your stay by calling Executive Meeting Manager Casey Johnson at (561) 540-6457 or email casey.johnson@tidelineresort.com. Please mention AOA LEAD when calling to make your reservation. The contracted rate is $305 plus tax, plus a $20 resort fee, per night. The AOA room block cut off date is Feb. 6, or when the block is full, whichever comes first.

Exhibitor registration

The LEAD Conference presents a unique opportunity for exhibitors to reach a broad audience of practicing physicians, medical educators, osteopathic state and specialty association executives, osteopathic medical students, residents and fellows. For more information, see the Exhibitor Flyer.

To register, complete this form and email it to Shannon Gillen at sgillen@osteopathic.org by Friday, Feb. 7.


Past LEAD conferences

LEAD 2019 was held Jan. 24-25, 2019. Handouts from keynotes and breakout sessions can be viewed via the link below.

LEAD 2019

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