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 Foot and Heel (I)

Max CME Credits: 1.5

Course Description

Come to this workshop to learn how the fascial distortion model can be applied to patients experiencing pain in the feet. Learn techniques that will change your perspective as to the etiology of foot pain and allow you to improve your treatment results for many conditions, including olantar fasciitis. Foot pain is a common complaint that traditional osteopathic medicine has little to offer. Learning the FDM gives the clinician tools that will relieve pain, improve range of motion, and improve function. Learn to look beyond inflammation when a patient tells you his/her feet hurt.

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