Registration opens in November.



ducating Leaders 2020, the AACOM Annual Conference, will be held March 25-27, 2020, in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s event is “Advocating Wellness, Advancing Education” and will feature programming with the best new research and scholarly work from across the broad osteopathic medical education landscape. Please view below for this year's program focus areas. You may also download a PDF of the program focus areas.


Program Focus Areas


Health Policy & Advocacy

  • Student Debt

  • Social Determinants of Health

  • Health Workforce Needs


Contributing to Healthy Communities

  • Inter-professional Education and Practice

  • Focusing on Underserved Populations

  • Approaches to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

  • Community Health

  • Patient Safety


Faculty Development

  • Course and Rotation Development and Design

  • Leadership and Professionalism

  • Research and Data Skill

  • Grants & Grant Management

  • Wellness Models


Accreditation of UME & GME Programs, and Osteopathic Recognition

  • COCA and Accreditation Updates

  • Single Accreditation System and Transition Issues

  • Initial to Continued ACGME Accreditation/Clinical Learning Environment Review

  • Osteopathic Recognition


Course Development & Curricular Design

  • Curricular Paradigms

  • Innovative Curricular Delivery and Technology for Curricular Delivery

  • Teaching OMM/OPP

  • Teaching Core Competencies or EPAs

  • Bedside Teaching

  • Clinical Education Collaborations (Community Based Clinical Education

  • Teaching Multiple Audiences

  • Wellness Curricula

  • Relationship between Curricular Delivery and Wellness


Assessment of Individuals or Programs

  • Assessing OMM/OPP

  • Innovative Assessments and Technology for Assessment

  • Assessing and Reporting on Competencies and EPAs

  • Bedside Assessment Technique

  • Assessing and Reporting Professionalism

  • Relationship between Assessment Modalities and Wellness

  • Interventions to Improve Empathy


Student, Resident, or Faculty Wellness

  • Exploring and Instituting Models of Wellness (e.g. National Academies of Medicine Model or the SAMHSA 8 Dimensions of Wellness)

  • Supporting Student or Resident Mental Health and Personal Counseling/Advising

  • Student or Resident Career Mentoring and Advising

  • Support Students in the Transition to Residency

  • Recruitment Models to Enhance Performance, Engagement, and Retention

  • The Resident Selection Process and Implications for Performance and/or Wellness

  • Academic Support in UME or GME

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Designing Healthy Learning Environments

  • Empathy and Wellness



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Program (Coming Soon)

Exhibitors & Sponsors (Coming Soon)



Beth Martino: 301-968-4189
Lynn Bragan: 301-968-4186








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