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LEAD Conference

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Hone your leadership and advocacy skills with colleagues from across the profession

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

Jan. 24-25, 2019 | Hilton Lake, Las Vegas

Future leaders, this is the conference for you! The AOA’s Leadership, Education, Advocacy & Development (LEAD) Conference is for anyone seeking to advance their osteopathic leadership and advocacy skills. Attendees are eligible for approximately 10 AOA Category 1-A CME credits. View the preliminary conference agenda.


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LEAD offers an integrated experience that includes specialized learning tracks, inspiring keynote speakers, breakout sessions and networking opportunities where you’ll get to learn from fellow conference attendees.

Get inspired

LEAD 2019 features keynotes from:

  • JD Polk, DO, Chief Health and Medical Officer at NASA
  • Omar Lateef, DO, Chief Medical Officer at Rush University Medical Center

Additional speakers will be announced soon.

In addition, multiple learning tracks focused on the theme “Achieving Quality in Patient Care, Leadership, Education and Advocacy” offer customizable options for students, physicians and association leaders. Ample networking opportunities in a relaxed and casual setting allow attendees to learn collaboratively. Conference attire is resort casual.

Who should attend?

Content will be tailored to meet the needs of various osteopathic stakeholders, including:

  • Medical educators and administrators
  • DME and DIOs
  • Osteopathic affiliate leaders
  • Osteopathic medical students, residents and fellows
  • Practicing physicians
  • AOA certification board members
  • State regulators
  • Members of the AOA Bureau of Emerging Leaders
  • Health system administrators

Book your hotel

This year’s conference will be held at the Hilton Lake Las Vegas. The special conference rate of $159 per night is available by booking online¬†or calling (855) 227-6800. Be sure to use Code AOA19. The rate will be available until Jan. 3, 2019, or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.