Return to Vitality: Circulation, Respiration

Merchandise Details: Vitality2019


Kenneth J. Lossing, DO

21 credits of AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated

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Member Price: $1,240.00
Non-Member Price: $1,240.00

Maximum Capacity: 30
Maximum CME Credits: 21

When: 12/6/2019 @ 08:30 AM to 12/8/2019 @ 03:00 PM
Registration open from: 5/16/2019 to 12/8/2019

Event Description

Vitality is something we experience on a daily basis. We see it in newborns, young children, plants and other living things, yet we have no way to measure it other than comparing it to itself: youth vs. aging, healthy vs. ill, etc.

In this three-day class, attendees will explore the most current scientific research, osteopathic research and clinical practice concerning the respiratory and circulatory functions, which are vital functions and contain vital forces, or vitality. The functions interact and are interdependent, and they feed each other. For instance, over 50% of venous blood flow in the inferior vena cava is respiration dependent. According to Doppler imaging, the pulse of the inferior vena cava moves at the respiratory rate, not the heart rate.

Attendees also will explore the use of “vital forces” as “activating forces” in treatment. Dr. Fulford’s idea of shock in the nervous system will be expanded to include the use of vital forces to treat the shock and expand the concept to the vascular system. Did you know shock is a codeable diagnosis? Dr. Lossing will discuss principles of Dr. Sutherland and Barral along with ideas from traditional Chinese medicine to teach attendees exactly how vitality can be palpated, used in treatment and verified.

Course Times
Friday and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

Meal Information
Morning coffee and tea will be provided. Lunch will be provided each day. 

Course Location
University of North Texas Health Science Center 
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

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

Registration Fees

Category On or before
Sept. 3, 2019
Sept. 4 through Nov. 1, 2019 On or after
Nov. 2, 2019
Academy member in practice* $790 $840 $1,040
Member resident or intern $590 $640 $840
Student member $390 $440 $640
Nonmember practicing DO
or other health care professional
$1,190 $1,240 $1,440
Nonmember resident or intern $790 $840 $1,040
Nonmember student $590 $640 $840

* The AAO’s associate members, international affiliates and supporter members are entitled to register at the same fees as full members.

Course Director(s)

A 1994 graduate of what is now the A.T. Still University–Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kenneth J. Lossing, DO, served an internship and combined residency in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family practice through the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens. He is board certified in both neuromusculoskeletal medicine and family medicine.

Dr. Lossing studied visceral manipulation with Jean-Pierre Barral, DO (France). An internationally recognized lecturer, Dr. Lossing contributed to the second through fourth editions of the American Osteopathic Association’s Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine textbook. 

As the AAO’s 2014-15 president, Dr. Lossing was featured in a 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 LocationCampus map
University of North Texas Health Science Center 
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX 76107

The course will be held in the Medical Education & Training Building (#13 on map) in MET-470Lab.

You may park in Lot 19. See map.

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

The AAO recommends the hotels below that are close to the UNTHSC/TCOM campus. Ask for the UNT rate when registering.

Fairfield Inn & Suites
1505 S University Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 335-2000
1.3 miles from campus

Springhill Suites
3250 Lovell Ave.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 878-2554
1.2 miles from campus

Courtyard (Ask for UNT rate.)
3150 Riverfront Dr.
Fort Worth, TX 76107
(817) 335-1300
1.7 mile from campus

Homewood Suites
2200 Charlie Ln.
Fort Worth, TX 76104
(817) 921-0202
1.4 miles from campus

Residence Inn (Provides shuttle to campus. Call for hours)
2500 Museum Way
Fort Worth, TX 76102
(817) 885-8250
1.0 mile from campus