Convocation Information:

View all the recorded sessions for 2021 Convocation. Earn up to 34 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credit.

Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) and osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) were not intended to be relegated only to a specialty niche, but practiced by all physicians who are willing to learn and apply these principles. Every physician can easily incorporate the philosophy and principles of osteopathic medicine into patient care.

This convocation will showcase physicians from various medical specialties and demonstrate their approach to utilizing osteopathic manipulative medicine and treatment in patient care. 

Dermatology, neurology, cardiology, psychiatry, radiology, sports medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology are just a few of the specialties that will be represented in this year’s presentations and workshops. 

Each physician will discuss how they incorporate the philosophy of OMM into their practice. Workshops will be focused on OMT techniques they incorporate into their busy practices.

View the 2021 Convocation program.

Occurs from 08:00 AM on 3/17/2021 until 12:00 PM on 3/21/2024

Thursday morning lectures

Max CME Credits: 0

Course Description

9:05–9:45 a.m. CDT        "OMM and Neurology," Mitchell L. Elkiss, DO, FACN, FAAMA, C-SPOMM: This lecture will explore the role of osteopathic medicine in the practice of neurology.

9:45–10:30 a.m. CDT      "OMM and the Hospitalized Patient," Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA

10:30–11:15 a.m. CDT    "OMM and the Pediatric Patient," Ali Marie Carine, DO, FCOP

11:15 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CDT    "DERMS DO 5: Applications of Osteopathy in Dermatology," Gregory Raymond Delost, DO and Rachel Giesey, DO: This lecture will feature discussion of our own dermatology-focused educational model, "DERMS (Direct, Empathy, Restore, Mobilize, Senses) DO 5," highlighting the value of osteopathy in cutaneous conditions. DERMS DO 5 addresses the five osteopathic care models and provides applications of osteopathic manipulative treatment with the realistic realm of dermatology. The model may also be implemented by ACGME residency programs to help support osteopathic recognition.

Mitchell L. Elkiss, DO, FACN, FAAMA, C-SPOMM, received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSU-COM). He completed his internship and residency in Neurology at Botsford General Hospital. He studied medical acupuncture through the Helms Medical Institute and he holds a certificate of special proficiency in osteopathic manipulative medicine from the American Academy of Osteopathy. Dr. Elkiss is well known for his skills in acupuncture and osteopathic manipulative medicine for patients with discomfort concerns. He has publications of his practice with the neuroscience of the brain. Dr. Mitchell Elkiss is a founding member of Associates In Neurology, P.C. located in Farmington Hills, MI.

Hugh M. Ettlinger, DO, FAAO, FCA, is a 1987 graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM) and has been board-certified in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) since 1993. He is an Associate Professor of OMM at NYCOM and Director of the NYCOM/St. Barnabas ONMM Residency Program. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (SCTF) and has been the Vice President since 2013. He is also currently a faculty member and Program Chair for the SCTF. In addition, he is also an active member of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, having been a Conference Director and Course Director for them in the past. He will also be a faculty member for their upcoming 2020 Midwinter Introductory Course. Dr. Ettlinger is a member of the American Academy of Osteopathy Board of Governors, Vice-Chair of the C-NMM/OMM Committee, Advisor for the National Undergraduate Fellows Association and member of both the Postdoctoral Standards & Accreditation Committee and serves as the Residency Information Services sub-committee Chair as a leading member of the Postdoctoral Training Committee.

Gregory Raymond Delost, DO, grew up in Youngstown, Ohio and graduated Summa Cum Laude from Gannon University in Erie, Pennsylvania. During medical school, his specific research interest was acne and he presented his work at multiple national conferences and published articles in top peer-reviewed journals·. He went on to complete his internship and residency at University Hospitals in Cleveland. He is now a board-certified dermatologist at Apex Dermatology and a faculty member at his alma mater, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he embraces teaching and mentoring many medical students in learning dermatology and publishing research projects. Dr. Delost is proud of his osteopathic training and takes a holistic approach with emphasis on education with his patients. He sees patients of all ages for a wide range of skin conditions, encompassing medical, surgical and aesthetic dermatology.

Rachel Giesey, DO, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and graduated with majors in Biology and Spanish from Case Western Reserve University. She completed medical school at Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine where she served as president of her class. She is currently in her second year of dermatology residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. Her research interests lie in the value osteopathy has to offer the field of dermatology, which has won her multiple awards including the Rocovich Research Award, the Foundation for Osteopathic Dermatology Research Grant, and first place in the Resident Research Paper Competition from the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. She is also very passionate about global health policy research in dermatology and has published on many topics aiming to reduce the global burden of skin diseases.

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