Convocation Information:

Building on the theme of the physicians’ Convocation, the SAAO Executive Council has designed a program that will highlight icons of the osteopathic profession and how today’s osteopathic medical students can learn from them and carry their legacies forward.

To assist students in choosing what to attend, breakout sessions have been categorized as intermediate (I), intermediate-advanced (I/A) and advanced (A). Students are invited to register for any courses regardless of OMS year.

If your new membership application has not been approved, you will be charged the nonmember rate for Convocation. It may take 24 hours for applications to be approved.


The Hilton Anatole is located in the Market Center and Design District of Dallas, just five minutes from Uptown and Downtown Dallas. The area is highlighted by the arts and entertainment districts of West End and Deep Ellum as well as Victory Park and American Airlines Center arena for live music, concerts and ballgames.

Boasting the largest hotel art collection in the US, with over 1,000 exotic pieces from around the world, along with a full-service health club and spa and a choice of eight restaurants and bars, the Hilton Anatole is a destination in itself. Complimented by over 600,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, this Dallas hotel’s 1,606 beautifully detailed, Asian-inspired guest rooms and suites resonate the Anatole’s amenable comforts and grand style.

Make Your Reservations
Non-student attendees should make their hotel reservations online at

Student attendees should make their hotel reservations online at

To make your reservations by phone, call (214) 748-1200 and provide the group code (“AAO” for physicians, “AAS” for students).

Occurs from 05:00 PM on 3/21/2018 until 12:00 PM on 3/25/2018

FDM of the Shoulder (I)

Max CME Credits: 1.5

Course Description

Come and learn how to evaluate and treat a person with shoulder pain from the fascial distortion model perspective. See how you can rapidly improve range of motion and relieve pain. Using the pattern recognition principles of the FDM allows the patient to guide treatment for faster resolution of shoulder pain. Learn techniques that will change your patients’ lives through decreased pain, decreased dependence on medications, and return to activity.

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Name Start Time End Time Session - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10:00 AM 11:30 AM Session - 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 08:00 AM 09:30 AM
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