The American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine and the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators will meet together April 13-16, 2011 at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland, for an information-packed Annual Meeting focused on Meeting Future Health Care Needs: The Role of Interprofessional Education. Sessions will explore how interprofessional, team-based medical education can help future physicians meet the nation’s needs, particularly in the post-health care reform era. Plan now to attend!

Special Note: AODME sessions have now been added to the online program. View the conference program

Provocative Plenary Sessions

  • Madeline H. Schmitt, PhD, RN, Professor Emeritus, University of Rochester School of Nursing (confirmed)
  • Donald Berwick, MD, Administrator, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (invited)

Special Tuesday Pre-Conference Workshops (Additional fee required)

  • Leading with Vision, Value and Strategy
    Led by expert faculty from the Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute (OUELI), this workshop is especially designed for executive leaders and aspiring senior administrators. The workshop will introduce participants to a strategic management framework that will help them manage tactically and lead strategically.

Marsha Lewis, MPA, Assistant Professor, Ohio University Executive Leadership Institute, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs

Mark L. Weinberg, PhD, Director, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, and Professor, Department of Political Science, Ohio University

  • Enhancing Clinical Teaching with a Focus on OPP
    (Co-sponsored by AACOM and AODME)
    Led by a team of experts, this two-part faculty development workshop will provide tips for effective teaching in the clinical setting and include a three-hour OPP session on teaching students and residents to evaluate and treat patients in the ambulatory and hospital setting.

Part I:
The Effective Preceptor – The Literature Condensed

Participants will leave this session with at least three new commitments toward making them the best preceptors their students have ever had. The presenter will quickly review the best practices outlined from a variety of sources and work with participants to identify strengths and weaknesses, and then develop strategies to change the weaknesses to strengths.

Stephen S. Davis, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Director, Faculty Development, OUCOM

Part II:
Enhancing Teaching in the Clinical Setting, Subject: Osteopathic Principles and Practice (OPP)

Workshop participants will gain an increased understanding of ways to incorporate OPP into the educational continuum of the clinical environment and will learn how to use this model to enhance the teaching of students, interns, residents, and faculty, as a refresher for board review, to provide ideas for osteopathic educational research, and to give basic science faculty suggestions and options for integration and teaching.

Cheryl B. Doane, DO, MSEd, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Section Head for Primary Care, UNECOM

Sherman Gorbis, DO, FAAO, Associate Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, MSUCOM; Osteopathic Director of Medical Education, Ingham Regional Medical Center

R. Taylor Scott, DO, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, Director, Osteopathic Curriculum Academic Programs, MSUCOM

Thursday evening at Baltimore’s acclaimed National Aquarium

Friday evening AACOM Awards Banquet and AODME Collegium Induction Ceremony

The Joint AACOM and AODME 2011 Annual Meeting is the premier event for the nation's osteopathic medical education community to connect and discuss challenges and opportunities.View registration rates and begin the registration process for this must-attend meeting. And, don’t forget to reserve your hotel accommodations.

For more information, visit here, or contact Beth Martino, AACOM Manager of Meetings and Events, at (301) 968-4189 or,  or Penny Friske, AODME Executive Director, at (312) 202-8211 or
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February 2011
Vol. 5, No. 2