Convocation Information:

The AAO’s 2019 Convocation will highlight how technology and research are demonstrating the importance and efficacy of osteopathic medicine. Osteopathic medicine has never been as relevant as it is today.  Despite the many changes in the landscape of health care, osteopathic medicine continues to emerge and expand as a crucial component of comprehensive patient care everywhere.

The 2019 Convocation’s lectures will present cutting edge research, a way of reimagining Osteopathic Principles and Practice with dynamic imaging and the innovative ways that our students are learning.  Breakout sessions will provide an opportunity to learn new techniques and protocols for managing common medical conditions in a variety of different environments. Overall, the 2019 AAO Convocation hopes that the participant will leave invigorated with a sense of where the profession is heading and how they are a key part of this dynamic and evolving field.

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


Course LocationRosen Shingle Creek exterior photo
Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Make hotel reservations now: physician link, student link
To make your reservations by phone, call 1-866-996-6338 and use booking code 35809 for physicians or 66537 for students. 

About the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
On 255 acres along Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Everglades, rises Rosen Shingle Creek. The luxury hotel breaks above the horizon and fills the sights of anyone traveling the southern end of Universal Boulevard, off which it is located. As you approach the property, you realize how close it is to the Orange County Convention Center North/South expansion and the Orlando International Airport. All of Orlando’s best attractions, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues are within a short distance of this ideal location.

The hotel’s 1,501 guestrooms offer luxurious first-class settings wrapped in Spanish revival architecture. Capitalizing on Rosen Shingle Creek’s elevation, every single room offers a stunning view of the area’s incomparable setting. The perfectly manicured fairways and greens of Shingle Creek Golf Course, the picturesque creek lined by magnificent cypress trees, and lush natural vegetation seem to enter the room through oversized windows. This immersive experience is what guests love the most about staying at Rosen Shingle Creek.

Yet the beauty of it all is receiving the lavish experience without paying resort prices, and you never pay a resort fee. Rosen Shingle Creek’s profound dedication to outstanding service is what makes us unique in the tourist capital of the world. In addition, hotel guests receive complimentary self-parking. 

Occurs from 05:00 PM on 3/13/2019 until 12:00 PM on 3/17/2019

RAAO Resident Track Program (RAAOs only)

Max CME Credits: 2

Course Description

This inaugural series of mini-lectures for and by resident members of the AAO is designed to further residents’ professional development, easing their transition into attending roles, and furthering their knowledge and skills in osteopathic medicine. 

This year’s lectures will focus on professional development and may include topics such as billing for osteopathic manipulative treatment, malpractice, faculty development and financial planning. Seating is limited, so sign up now!

  • "A Brief Overview of Regenerative Medicine Highlighting Recent Changes in FDA's focus on Stem Cell Clinics," Lawrence M. Barnard, DO: Prolotherapy has been used safely for nearly 100 years. PRP has been used safely for decades. Many ONMM residents are familiar with their clinical applications. Stem cells uses and applications outside of large research centers has only been allowed for the past eight years in the U.S. Many are unfamiliar with this area of clinical medicine. With recent changes to the FDA's leadership and their attitudes toward stem cell oversight, an update for ONMM residents is important and timely. Stem cell types, harvesting procedures, tissue processing techniques and deployment will be discussed. An understanding of best practices related to these areas may help ONMM residents steer clear of poor clinical outcomes but may also help them avoid serious legal problems.
  • "Leadership in the Academy," Scott Evan Spagnolo-Hye, DO: In this presentation, Dr. Spagnolo-Hye will present the different committees, their leadership and their functions within the AAO. He will highlight possible opportunities for resident members to become active in the AAO.
  • "Optimizing Clinical Efficacy Utilizing ICD-10 and CPT Billing and Coding," Joel D. Stein, DO, FAAO: Dr. Stein will present a thorough discussion of what the advanced resident physician should know about how to get paid for what they are going to do in life.
  • "Malpractice," Lilia Gorodinsky, DO: Dr. Gorodinsky will discuss malpractice coverage and running a private practice.
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