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

OMT for the Unscratchable Itch

Max CME Credits: 0

Course Description

This workshop will provide a demonstration of the applications and techniques of the dermatology-focused educational model, "DERMS (Direct, Empathy, Restore, Mobilize, Senses) DO 5," highlighting the value of osteopathy in cutaneous conditions. Participants will learn how OMT can be utilized for a variety of musculoskeletal complaints manifesting as cutaneous manifestations.

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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Name Start Time End Time Session - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM 05:00 PM 06:30 PM Session - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM 03:00 PM 04:30 PM
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