Basic Visceral Course

Merchandise Details: BasicVisceral2017

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Stratford, New Jersey

Richard G. Schuster, DO, course director

20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

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Member Price: $1,100.00
Non-Member Price: $1,100.00

Maximum Capacity: 40
Maximum CME Credits: 20

When: 11/10/2017 @ 08:00 AM to 11/12/2017 @ 12:00 PM
Registration open from: 12/12/2016 to 11/12/2017

  Registration Closed  
Event Description

This is a basic course in visceral manipulation. Attendees will explore traditional osteopathic concepts of ventral technique, modern concepts of visceral motion, “normalization” of visceral motion through fascial planes, and treating visceral mobility and motility. Emphasis will be placed on physical examination, functional anatomy, and the anatomical relationships between the diaphragms, viscera, autonomic nervous system, vascular flow and lymphatic drainage. Attendees will come away with improved confidence in physical examination, direct and indirect approaches to visceral manipulation, and an ability to integrate visceral (ventral) techniques with spinal (dorsal) and cranial approaches.

This is an intermediate level course.

Course Times
Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon.

Continuing Medical Education
20 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated. 

Meal Information
Morning coffee, tea and juice will be provided. Lunch will be provided Friday and Saturday. If you have any special dietary needs, contact AAO Event Planner Gennie Watts by Nov. 3.

Course Location
Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
42 E. Lauren Rd., Stratford, NJ 08084

Travel Arrangements 
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (800) 274-5975 or

Registration Fees

Category On or before
Sept. 5
Sept. 6 through Nov. 5 On or after
Nov. 6
Academy member in practice* $750 $800 $1,000
Member resident or intern $550 $600 $800
Student member $350 $400 $600
Nonmember practicing DO
or other health care professional
$1,050 $1,100 $1,300
Nonmember resident or intern $850 $900 $1,100
Nonmember student $650 $700 $900

Trouble registering online? Download the course flier and return the completed form to the AAO's event planner, Gennie Watts, at

Richard G. Schuster, DO, is the director of osteopathic medical education for Community Health Network in Indianapolis, and he is the associate program director for the Community Westview Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency.

After completing an undergraduate fellowship in osteopathic principles and practice, Dr. Schuster graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1994. He completed a residency in family medicine at the Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Ohio, and he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in sports medicine at the Toledo Hospital in Ohio.

The chair of the AAO's 2015 Convocation in Louisville, Kentucky, Dr. Schuster serves on the AAO's Board of Trustees and he chairs the AAO's Education Committee.

Dr. Schuster has a strong interest in medical education, and his academic interest include musculoskeletal medicine, biomechanics and functional anatomy, with an emphasis on how the body transmits and organizes information to coordinate movement.

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
42 E. Lauren Rd.
Stratford, NJ 08084

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The course will be held in the OMM lab, Room 3300, on the third floor of the University Doctors Pavilion, which is the building with the three flag poles in front of it.

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