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

OMM on the Front Lines: Osteopathic Approach to our Military Warriors

Max CME Credits: 1.5

Course Description

This informal presentation will explore simple ways OMT may be easily integrated in the treatment of our military members and, many times, their unique dysfunctions. Dr. Walsh will discuss his experiences in using OMM principles while In Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait to treat and improve the lives of our deployed troops.

Learning objectives:

1. List the indications for OMM in the military patient
2. Identify the appropriate OMT techniques that can be used in an austere environment
3. Be able to safely perform OMT techniques on common musculoskeletal issues in the military population
4. Be able to safely perform OMT techniques on common systemic issues in the military population

Ralph C. Walsh Jr., DO, Col, TXANG, MC, CFS, TCOM ’92, accomplished his Internship and Family Medicine Residency in Ohio and a 1 OMM Residency in Texas. From 1996 to 2009, he practiced in Ohio specializing in integrative medicine and OMM in both the clinical and hospital setting. In 2009 thru 2011, as a member of the Ohio Air National Guard, he took a leave of absence from private practice to perform Flight Surgeon duties in the war on terror with deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. From April 2011 to April 2015, Dr. Walsh was a member the OMM Department at UNTHSC-TCOM. In addition to providing hospital and clinical OMM, he was the Year III Core OMM Course Director, provided monthly lectures for hospital Residents, and was the faculty advisor for the SAAO. He is an active member of the AAO and has been a member of the OES since 2005 and Chairman since 2011. Since 2015, Col Walsh has continued working with the USAF full time and is currently the Full-time Medical Provider for the 136th AW and Texas Deputy State Air Surgeon. Dr. Walsh recently returned from his 4th Middle East tour as a Flight Surgeon.

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Name Start Time End Time Session - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM 02:00 PM 03:30 PM Session - 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM 04:00 PM 05:30 PM
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