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Introduction to Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
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6/16/2016 to 6/19/2016
When: Thursday, June 16, 2016
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth, Texas  76107
United States
Contact: Academy of Osteopathy

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This is the first in a series of courses that the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) will be conducting to help MD students and graduates obtain the prerequisites for entering osteopathic-recognized residencies accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). This course will also be valuable for DO and MD faculty in these residency programs.
In addition, osteopathic physicians who do not use osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) daily will find this course useful, as will other health care professionals with limited or no experience with manipulative techniques.
Through a combination of lectures and hands-on workshops, attendees will learn the basics of osteopathic manipulative medicine, which encompasses osteopathic tenets, palpatory diagnosis and OMT.
The curriculum includes lessons on muscle energy technique; thoracic spine technique; articulatory techniques; functional techniques; myofascial release; and high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust.
This course, which is supported in part by the AAO’s Samuel V. Robuck Fund, will provide content applicable to both adult and pediatric patients.

Course Times
Thursday from noon to 6 p.m.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Continuing Medical Education
28 credits of NMM- and FP-specific AOA Category 1-A CME anticipated.

Meal Information
Lunch will be provided Thursday through Saturday. Breakfast will be provided Friday through Sunday. Please contact the Academy with special dietary needs at (317) 879-1881, ext. 220, or

Course Location
University of North Texas Health Science Center
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76107

Course Director
Lisa Ann DeStefano, DO, has chaired the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) in East Lansing since 2004. A protégé of the late Philip E. Greenman, DO, FAAODist, Dr. DeStefano edited the fourth edition of the textbook Greenman’s Principles of Manual Medicine.
A 1993 graduate of MSUCOM, Dr. DeStefano is board certified in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine and in osteopathic family medicine. In 2003, she received the Osteopathic Faculty Award and the Guiding Principles Award from MSUCOM. She has lectured widely in the United States and internationally.

Travel Arrangements
Contact Tina Callahan of Globally Yours Travel at (800) 274-5975 or

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