Terms and Conditions


AAO Convocation Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellation requests must be received in writing.

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. 21, 2022.

After Feb. 21, registrants who cancel may apply up to 50 percent of their registration fee to another AAO or AOASM 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 or AOASM courses.

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

To cancel your registration for the 2022 Convocation and/or the pre-Convocation courses, contact AAO Executive Director, Sherri L. Quarles, by emailing her with “Convocation Cancellation” in the subject line at info@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.

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.