Terms and Conditions


AAO Refund Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing.

An administrative fee of 20 percent of the total registration fee will be charged for cancellations made by Feb. 11, 2020.

After Feb. 11, registrants who cancel may apply up to 50 percent of their registration fee to another AAO continuing medical education course that is scheduled within the next 12 months. The remainder of the fee will not be refunded or applied to other AAO courses.

Meal tickets are nonrefundable, and there is no discount for not attending food functions covered by the main registration fee.

To cancel your registration for the 2020 Convocation, the pre-Convocation courses, or the post-Convocation Residency Directors’ Workshop, contact AAO Executive Director Sherri L. Quarles by emailing her at SQuarles@academyofosteopathy.org, faxing her at (317) 879-0563 or writing to her at the American Academy of Osteopathy, 3500 DePauw Blvd., Suite 1100, Indianapolis, IN 46268-1136.

Meals at Convocation

Your registration fee for Convocation includes admittance to the opening reception and one ticket for the AAO’s annual business meeting and luncheon. Members who register after Feb. 20 are invited to attend the meeting but will not be served a meal. All tickets for the president’s banquet must be purchased separately by March 11.

The Academy will provide only those meals that you select when you register. All other meals are on your own. It is strongly recommended that you make dinner reservations well in advance of Convocation if you wish to dine at a specific restaurant on a specific night. 

Who May Attend Convocation?

The AAO’s primary educational objective is to provide programs that enhance the philosophical foundation, palpatory diagnostic skills and manipulative techniques of AAO members, nonmember DOs, other individuals who are licensed for the unlimited scope of practice of medicine, and those in programs leading to such licensure.

Although other health care professionals are welcome to learn about osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) at AAO programs, attending the AAO’s Convocation or its Pre-Convocation courses is not a substitute for graduating from osteopathic medical school and completing graduate medical education. Simply participating in continuing medical education programs in manual techniques does not provide the necessary training and skills to practice OMM.