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

Student cranial track

Session Details

Occurs on 3/19/2021 from 09:00 AM until 11:30 AM

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Course Description

9:00-10:00 a.m. Lecture - "The Evidence for Cranial ," Annette E. Hulse, DO: The five phenomena of osteopathy in the cranial field will be reviewed with how these phenomena fit in the context of more general knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the body and central nervous system, and how new imaging technologies give us more insight into our palpatory findings.

10:00-11:30 a.m. Workshop - "Introduction to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field," Annette E. Hulse, DO: The cranial concept is an expansion of traditional osteopathic approaches which involves working with the internal forces within the body including inherent movements of the central nervous system, the cerebral spinal fluid, and the surrounding dura and its influence on bones, especially the cranial bones and the sacrum. The primary respiratory mechanism (PRM) and five phenomena of cranial osteopathy will be discussed. The breakout session will explore perception provide students with the opportunity to practice different approaches to perceive the PRM.

Course Presenter(s)

Annette Hulse, DO, is an osteopath in private practice in Los Altos CA, where she treats patients with chronic pain, TMJ and craniofacial disorders, sports injuries, and traumatic brain injuries using osteopathic manipulative medicine and osteopathy in the cranial field. Dr. Hulse is a graduate of MIT, Stanford University, and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed a medical internship at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland CA. She is currently President of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and serves on the teaching faculty for the OCA.

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