Oct. 22, 2010
(CHICAGO)— Thousands of members of the osteopathic medical profession will begin arriving in San Francisco this weekend for the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) 115th Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition, known as OMED 2010 Unified.
Before the meetings begin, a group of osteopathic physicians (DOs) and osteopathic medical students will offer their services at a health fair open to the community. Although the long awaited promise of health insurance for all Americans is slowly becoming a reality, there are still a number of families that have not secured health coverage or struggle to meet co-pays on routine physician visits. Through the fair, individuals have access to a variety of screenings at no cost.
What: A free health fair featuring screenings for conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes, as well as wellness exams for children. DOs will also educate attendees on issues such as childhood obesity and women’s health.
Who: The National Osteopathic Medical Association, an organization representing the minority DO population; and the Student Osteopathic Medical Association and the Council of Osteopathic Student Government Presidents, two organizations representing the over 18,000 osteopathic medical students across the country.
When: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23
Where: The San Francisco Rescue Mission, 140 Turks Street, San Francisco
The OMED 2010 Unified conference will officially begin Sunday, Oct. 24, and run through Thursday, Oct. 28, at the Moscone Center.
The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) proudly represents its professional family of more than 70,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs); promotes public health; encourages scientific research; serves as the primary certifying body for DOs; is the accrediting agency for osteopathic medical schools; and has federal authority to accredit hospitals and other health care facilities. More information on DOs/osteopathic medicine can be found at www.osteopathic.org.
OMED 2010 Unified is open to the media. To register in advance, contact Nicole Grady at (312) 593-6897 or email@example.com. Beginning Sunday, media can also register on site in the AOA press room, Conference Room 274 at the Moscone Center. The press room will operate from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 24-26, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 27. Media will need a badge to enter the exhibit floor and to attend presentations. AOA media relations staff can provide information about conference activities and arrange interviews with DOs and AOA leaders.
Dates and times of events are subject to change. Daily alerts will be sent from the press room throughout the meeting and post-event news releases will be posted to the OMED 2010 Unified Media Kit, available online in the AOA’s Media Center at www.osteopathic.org/mediacenter.