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

Sunday morning lectures

Max CME Credits: 0

Course Description

9 a.m.-10 a.m. CDT    "Medical Economics Topic," Judith A. O'Connell, DO, MHA, FAAO

10 a.m.-11 a.m. CDT    "Integrative Osteopathic Approach to Opioid Use Disorder," Robert N. Agnello, DO, FACOFP: This lecture will explore how to integrate osteopathic medicine into the management of opioid and alcohol use disorders. "Describe and define opioid and alcohol use disorder Review the current epidemiology of opioid and alcohol use disorders Integrate into current practice integrative osteopathic medicine in the management of opioid and alcohol use disorders"

11 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT    "Psychiatry and OMM/OMT," Helene M. Alphonso, DO: The osteopathic principles permeate the practice of psychiatry in many ways. No matter your specialty, we all participate in the treatment for patients suffering from psychiatric disorders. This lecture strives to give attendees the tools to manage common psychiatric conditions in a uniquely osteopathic way when a referral is months away.

12 p.m.-1 p.m. CDT    "Cardiothoracic Surgery and OMM: a Synergism," Albert H. Yurvati, DO: This lecture will discuss a synergistic approach to patient management utilizing OMM and surgery.

Judith O’Connell, DO, MHA, FAAO, presently serves the AAO as Secretary/Treasurer and previously served as President and member of the BOT/BOG. She is involved in coding and reimbursement issues on behalf of the profession since 1992. Presently she is a member of the AMA CPT Editorial Panel and the AOA Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs. Dr. O’Connell practices NMM in Beavercreek Ohio.

Robert N. Agnello, DO, FACOFP, is a osteopathic family medicine and pain medicine physician that works at the Ft. Bragg, NC Womack Army Medical Center Interdisciplinary Pain Management Center focusing on lifestyle and wellness, integrative, functional and osteopathic medicine perspectives to treating chronic pain. He has been a member of the AAO since 1996 and served on multiple committees, currently a member of the Education Committee. He is a graduate of the NYIT-COM from 2001 and Warren Hospital Family Medicine residency program in 2004. Robert along with Kerry whom is also a osteopathic family medicine physician and member of the AAO have been working at Ft. Bragg, NC since 2010 dedicating their time to soldier care. Along with taking care of the bravest in our country they love spending time and taking care of their 9 year old daughter Claire.

Helene M. Alphonso, DO, is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and boarded by the ABNP as well as the ACONP. She graduated with honors in Neuroscience as an undergraduate and attended Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alphonso practices as an Attending Psychiatrist at John Peter Smith Hospital (JPS) in Fort Worth Texas for their Psychiatric Residency program and as a consultant to the Neuroscience Institute at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. She has previously served as the Director of Medical Education for Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine Residencies, Director of Osteopathic Medical Education at JPS, and Osteopathic Program Director of Psychiatry at JPS.

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