American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

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Osteopathic physicians, researchers and aligned medical professionals will present clinical and research updates in 15 specialties at OMED 15 in Orlando October 17-21.

OMED is the American Osteopathic Association’s annual medical education conference and is designed to help the nation’s 122,000 osteopathic physicians (DOs) and medical students bring osteopathic principles and practices to their patients and colleagues. The osteopathic philosophy of medicine encourages physicians to partner with patients to help them get healthy and stay well, recognizing the importance of the physician-patient relationship in delivering good outcomes. 

New findings in the treatment of Type 2 diabetes and potential breakthroughs in the early detection of Alzheimer’s disease will be highlighted during the conference, with presentations from diabetes expert Jay Shubrook, DO, professor and director of diabetes services at Touro University California College of Osteopathic Medicine, and researcher Robert Nagele, PhD, director of the Biomarker Discovery Center at Rowan University. Both will update their research and offer insights for modifying disease progression.

Vist the OMED 15 press kit for more information on meeting activities, including presentations and research findings and commercial and scientific exhibits.


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​DOs are licensed physicians who can prescribe medication and practice in all specialty areas, including surgery, in the United States. They complete approximately four years of medical school followed by graduate medical education through internship and residency programs typically lasting three to eight years. In addition, DOs receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system, providing them with an in-depth knowledge of the ways that illness or injury in one part of the body can affect another. As one of the fastest-growing segments of health care professionals in the nation, the number of DOs has grown more than 200% during the past 25 years.