Conference Highlights

View the latest AOA Minute video for a wrap-up of OMED activities, including the AOA Health Policy Town Hall Meeting and the Thursday Special Session.

Also be sure to check out Wednesday's AOA Minute video for highlights from the Exhibit Hall, AOA Welcome Reception and Opening Session.

Town Hall Recap

Wednesday, Oct. 2: This morning's Town Hall Meeting explored the ways in which military medicine experience can help improve patient care. Topics included the emergency response after the Boston Marathon bombings, PTSD and TBI research at the National Institutes of Health, and the holistic, integrative treatment model at the National Intrepid Center of Excellence. Read more.

'The Future is Now'

Wednesday, Oct. 2: Telemedicine is a key tool in advancing the patient-centered medical home model of care. It's also a way to engage and empower patients. Get tips on incorporating telemedicine in your practice and learn more about its potential to improve patient care. Read more.

Discipline, Then Success

Tuesday, Oct. 1: In his Opening Session keynote address, Apolo Anton Ohno described the role his personal physician, a DO, has played in his Olympic short-track speed skating career. He also reflected on how his father's support helped him capitalize on his skating talent. Read more.

DOs Honored at Opening Session

Tuesday, Oct. 1: Three DOs were honored with the AOA's highest honor, the Distinguished Service Certificate, at the OMED Opening Session this morning. In addition, the five finalists for the iLearn Mentor of the Year Award were recognized and the winner announced. Read more.

Mid-Level Providers: Pros & Cons

Monday, Sept. 30: Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are increasingly a part of health care delivery. However, as John Francis Dery, DO, noted, there are many questions to consider before hiring NPs and PAs in your practice. Read more.

Secrets of Master Teachers

Monday, Sept. 30: Becoming a great teacher is a means of expressing the uniqueness of the osteopathic medical profession, according to Michael P. Rowane, DO. But that's easier said than done. Read Dr. Rowane's analysis of the traits that define DOs who are also master teachers.

Tips on Coding, Audits

Monday, Sept. 30: Stanley W. Borg, DO, drew on his dual experience practicing medicine and leading health care organizations to explore best practices for coding. Find out what physicians should know about coverage for preventive services and how to prepare for a possible audit. Read more.

Welcome to OMED 2013! 

Monday, Sept. 30: Check out today's conference highlights, from social events like the AAOA Fore You Golf Tournament and the AOA Welcome Reception to CME opportunities like the AOA Public Health Seminar. The Exhibit Hall also opens today at 10 a.m. Read more.


Sunday, Sept. 29:​ OMED 2013 doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, but Las Vegas is already buzzing with conference-related activity. Get a glimpse of this weekend's events, plus a preview of what's on tap for Monday, Sept. 30. Read more.


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