Headaches for Non-OMM Specialists

Pre-Convo: A Comprehensive, Clinical Osteopathic Approach to Headaches for Non-OMM Specialists

Merchandise Details: Pre-Convo: Headaches for Non-OMM Specialists

This course is designed for physicians from a variety of specialties who would like a review of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and comprehensive management of different headaches. The course will involve discussion of a variety of treatment approaches and hands-on practice of OMM techniques that are approachable and easily applicable for the beginner. This course will focus on adults but also include pediatric approaches for common types of headaches.

Registration Fees
Academy member in practice - $700
Resident or intern member - $500
Student member - $400
Nonmember practicing DO or other health care professional - $1,100
Nonmember resident or intern - $700
Nonmember student - $500

Event Times
Sat., Mar. 13, 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CST
Sun, Mar. 14, 2021, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST

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

Maximum Capacity: 81
Maximum CME Credits: 20

When: 3/13/2021 @ 10:00 AM to 3/14/2024 @ 05:00 PM
Registration open from: 1/1/2021 to 3/14/2024

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Event Description

      At the end of the course, participants will:

  • Understand the distinction and subtleties between different types of primary and secondary headaches for adult and pediatric populations
  • Understand the anatomy and pathophysiology involved with different types of headaches for adult and pediatric populations
  • Understand the management of a variety of headaches with different approaches, including medications and supplements, OMM, and injections for adult and pediatric populations
  • Be able to understand and apply different OMM techniques for headaches for adult and pediatric populations
  • Be able to explain and demonstrate different stretches for patients and understand when they should be applied
  • Incorporate appropriate billing and coding


Leslie Ching, DO, is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She received her BA degree from the University of Chicago. She graduated in 2010 from the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Virginia. She completed Family Medicine Residency at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, OH and the NMM/OMM Plus Program at Oklahoma State University-Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa, OK. She has been a member of the OMM department at Oklahoma State since 2014. She also works in a private pediatrics clinic in Tulsa, OK, practicing general pediatrics and pediatric OMM, and at the Cherokee Nation Urgent Care.

Dr Ching is board-certified in Family Medicine and OMM by the AOBFP and in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/OMM by the ABONMM. She has served nationally on various committees of the American Academy of Osteopathy and is currently the Vice Chair for the Education Committee and on the Board of Governors.

Joshua Alexander, DO, MPH, is a graduate of the Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California, and he is a board-certified neurologist with a special interest in the application of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) for neurological disease. Dr. Alexander cares for patients with conditions such as tinnitus, headache, concussion, movement disorders, stroke, chronic pain, neuromuscular disease and neurodegenerative diseases.

Dr. Alexander is a consultanting neurologist at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, and he is an assistant professor of neurosciences at the University of California San Diego. His research interest is in the efficacy of OMT in managing neurological disorders. He currently in data analysis for a study evaluating the efficacy of OMT for post-concussive headache.

Dr. Alexander is a two-time, back-to-back winner of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation award for humanism in medicine.

Alice Chen, DO, is a board-certified osteopathic neuromusculoskeletal medicine specialist who provides an integrative approach towards treating disease and cultivating health. She provides osteopathic manipulative treatment: a type of hands-on care that treats illness and injury by feeling and gently moving a person's tissues and joints, thereby easing pain and improving function. She considers the whole-person (mind-body-spirit) in the quest for optimal health and wellness.

Dr. Chen cares for patients at UC San Diego Health's Hillcrest Family Medicine location and at Jacobs Medical Center, helping people of all ages (including newborns) with a variety of health conditions. She cares for patients in the hospital with pain, anxiety, acute illness, infections, traumatic injuries, during labor and delivery, and after surgery. She also provides care for a wide range of pediatric, neurological, rheumatologic, ear, nose and throat, gastrointestinal, respiratory, orthopedic, pain, infectious disease, and musculoskeletal issues.

Kimberly J. Wolf, DO is the Director of Pediatric OMM and Associate Professor of OMM at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine-California. She previously served as the co-director of the osteopathic track of the Pediatric Residency at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH).  She graduated from Western University in 2010 and completed her pediatric residency at NCH. After graduating, Dr. Wolf began her practice at NCH as a general pediatrician and ran a pediatric OMM clinic.  She is a board-certified pediatrician and Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Pediatricians and American Academy of Pediatrics.  She has spoken nationally on osteopathic scholarly activity and pediatric OMM including at OMED, OPSC, AAO, ACOP, and AAP.   Dr. Wolf is also passionate about osteopathic research.  She has done research on OMT in concussions, feeding dysfunction, asthma, constipation in chemotherapy.  Her current research with UCSF looks at the role of OMT in patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

This course is hosted on the AAO's new Engagefully app. Registered users will receive an email with instructions on how to access the app for the web or mobile device. Upon registration, the link to this event will be provided 24 hours prior to its start.

AAO will offer the 9 hour hands-on portion of the course later in the year when it is safe to travel.