AACOM’s Joining Forces Initiative Update

There’s still time to register for the AACOM Annual Meeting, to be held March 28-31 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC. Under the theme Building Healthy Behaviors: Medical Education for Prevention and Change, conference sessions will explore how best to transform future physicians into change agents who can have real and lasting impact on the behaviors of their patients. Register now to attend!

Important Note: Special pre-conference medical education workshops have been scheduled. Register today for one of these in-depth learning opportunities!


  • Brain Connoisseurship: How Brain-Based Research Can Improve Teaching/Learning in Medical Education

Overview and Framework
Stephen S. Davis, PhD, Director, Faculty Development, OU-COM

The Use of Brain-based Learning
Robert C. Miller, EdD, Neuropsychiatry & Behavior Sciences, Private Practice, Blacksburg, VA

A Preliminary Analysis of the Impact of Emotional Intelligence on Osteopathic Medical Student Performance and Success
Gail Singer-Chang, PsyD, MA, MS, Director, Institute for Medical Educators, Western U/COMP     

  • From Tags to Tweets: Growing Community Through Social Media
    In this special workshop, participants will learn how to leverage social media communications channels (Blogs, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn) to build community among potential students, current students, and alumni. Topics covered will include: social media strategy, action, and assessment.  

Eric Stoller, Social Media Educator, Former Pre-Med Advisor at Oregon State University's College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and Blogger for 


  • Keynote Address:

Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006), Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch; President, Canyon Ranch Institute; and Distinguished Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona

THURSDAY SPECIAL EVENT - Sponsored by the American Osteopathic Association

  • An Evening at the U.S. Botanic Garden
    Featured Speaker and Host: The Honorable Joe Heck, DO 


The AACOM 2012 Annual Meeting is the premier event for the nation's osteopathic medical education community to connect and discuss current and future challenges and opportunities.  View registration rates for this must-attend meeting.

For more information, visit the Annual Meeting website, or contact Beth Martino, AACOM Manager of Meetings and Events, at (301) 968-4189 or

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February 2012
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