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LEAD Conference

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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
  • Bernard L. Lopez, MD, Associate Provost for Diversity & Inclusion, Thomas Jefferson University

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 (sold out) 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.

  • Tideline Hotel
    Book your stay by calling Executive Meeting Manager Casey Johnson at (561) 540-6457 or email 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 group rate will be offered until the hotel no longer has availability.

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


HOD Videos

Policy in action

Annual Business Meeting highlights

Review updates on policy decisions, awards and special events from the AOA's annual House of Delegates meeting in Chicago.

Inaugural Address

2019-20 AOA President Ronald Burns, DO, delivers his inaugural address after taking the Oath of Office on July 27, 2019.

CEO Report

AOA CEO Kevin Klauer, DO, EJD, addressed the AOA House of Delegates on July 26, 2019.

A.T. Still Memorial Address

Karen J. Nichols, DO, delivers the 2019 A.T. Still Memorial Address before the House of Delegates on July 27, 2019.

AOA Awards Presentation

Leaders of the osteopathic medical profession were recognized with awards during the American Osteopathic Association Annual Business Meeting on July 27, 2019.


Past & Upcoming Annual Business Meetings

Leaders in action

House of Delegates agendas and reports

Plan ahead for upcoming meetings and view materials from the last two meetings.

Find out when the Board of Trustees and House of Delegates will meet for upcoming Annual Business Meetings. You also can view policy set, agendas and reports from the last two meetings.

Upcoming Meetings

Future Board of Trustees dates

  • Monday, July 13, to Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile
  • Monday, July 12, to Thursday, July 15, 2021, at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile

Future House of Delegates dates

  • Friday, July 17, to Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile
  • Friday, July 16, to Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Chicago Marriott Magnificent Mile