Visceral Lymphatics

A Pre-Convocation course

Merchandise Details: Visceral2019-03

Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando

Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, course director

22 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

Save 10% on this course registration when you also register for the 2019 Convocation at the same time.

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Member Price: $1,235.00
Non-Member Price: $1,235.00

Maximum Capacity: 40
Maximum CME Credits: 22

When: 3/10/2019 @ 08:30 AM to 3/14/2019 @ 04:30 PM
Registration open from: 9/1/2018 to 3/14/2019

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Event Description

Course Description
In this course, attendees will explore the anatomy and function of the lymphatic system, in relationship to the visceral movement. When the lymphatics of the viscera are obstructed, the lymphatic and interstitial fluids back up, increasing the tension in the visceral attachments. This is associated with a decreased mobility of the organs, a visceral dysfunction. Of the nearly 450 lymph nodes in the body, about two-thirds are associated with the viscera.

Osteopathic approaches to the lymphatics began with Dr. Still. Those approaches were passed on to his students such as William Garner Sutherland, John Martin Hiss, Elmer Barber, Frank Chapman and Frank P. Millard. Some of these students expanded on what they had learned from Still. Only in the last 40 years has modern science discovered that the lymphatic system actually contracts and propels the lymphatic fluids, through what is called lymphangions, or “lymph hearts.”  This contraction and movement is palpable and useful in diagnosing and treating a large range of osteopathic and medical issues.

Continuing Medical Education
22 credits of NMM-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated. 

Course Times
Sunday and Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meal Information
Breakfast and lunch are on your own. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Course Location
Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Make your hotel reservations online now. To make your reservations by phone, call 1-866-996-6338 and use booking code 35809.

Travel Arrangements 
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (480) 816-3200 or

Registration Fees

Category On or before
Jan. 17, 2019
Jan. 18 through
Feb. 22, 20191
Save 10% when you register for the AAO's 2019 Convocation With Convo Without Convo With Convo Without Convo
Academy member in practice2 $751.50 $835 $841.50 $935
Resident or intern member $571.50 $635 $661.50 $735
Student member $301.50 $335 $391.50 $435
Nonmember practicing DO
or other health care professional
$1,021.50 $1,135 $1,111.50 $1,235
Nonmember resident or intern $841.50 $935 $931.50 $1,035
Nonmember student $571.50 $635 $661.50 $735

1 Registrations received after Feb. 22 will be processed on-site, incurring a $150 late fee.  2 The AAO’s associate members, international affiliates and supporter members are entitled to register at the same fees as full members. 

Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, studied visceral manipulation with Jean-Pierre Barral, DO (France). An internationally recognized lecturer, Dr. Lossing contributed to the second and third editions of the American Osteopathic Association’s Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine textbook as well as the upcoming fourth edition. He is a 1994 graduate of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he is board certified in both neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family medicine.

As the Academy’s 2014-15 president, Dr. Lossing starred in a two-minute video segment of “American Health Front!” that focused on osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Dr. Lossing and his wife, Margret Klein, OA, run a private practice in San Rafael, California.

Course LocationRosen Shingle Creek exterior photo
Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819
Make hotel reservations now: physician link, student link
To make your reservations by phone, call 1-866-996-6338 and use booking code 66537.

Note: The Rosen Shingle Creek has no rooms available on March 9, but the Rosen Centre, which is approximately 2 miles away, is happy to accommodate our guests for the night. Call the hotel directly at 800-204-7234 and use booking code 99766. Transportation is not included in the room fee, but Uber costs approximately $8 from Rosen Centre to Rosen Shingle.