AACOM’s Educating Leaders is the largest event in the nation that caters specifically to osteopathic medical educators.

Our event attracts a diverse and prestigious group of attendees, serving as a meeting place for the most influential and respected decision makers in the osteopathic medical education landscape, including university and college leadership, government officials, medical researchers, medical educators, communications officers, and many others.


Key Dates & Schedule-at-a-Glance

Key Dates

Presenters Notified: November 2018

Conference Rates Released: Fall 2018

Registration Opens: December 2018

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Program Focus Areas

Educating Leaders 2019 will be held April 10-12, 2019, in Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s event is “Big Data,” and will feature programming with the best new research and scholarly work from across the broad osteopathic medical education landscape. To learn more about this year's programming, check out our online program. Here are just a few of the topics that will be covered at this year’s conference:



  • Research in Medical Education

  • Data & Outcomes

  • Research in Empathy/Resilience/Wellness/Mental Health of Health Care Providers

  • Predictive Analytics


Health System Science

  • Health Workforce/Medical Education/Higher Education

  • Patient Safety

  • Regulation

  • Inter-professional Education and Practice

Teaching and Learning

Teaching & Learning

  • Mentoring & Advising

  • Admissions/Recruitment/Retention

  • Marketing/Communications/Social Media


Humanism & Professionalism

  • Hidden Curriculum/Learning Styles

  • Empathy/Resilience/Wellness

  • Diversity & Inclusion


Advocacy & Policy

  • Health Workforce/Medical Education/Higher Education

  • Debt

  • Health Policy

  • Health Disparities


Development of Skills

  • Faculty Development

  • Leadership Development

  • Professionalism Development

  • Research Skills

  • Grants & Grant Management

  • Data Skills

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Osteopathic Medical Education

  • Single GME Accreditation System

  • Initial to Continued ACGME Accreditation/Clinical Learning Environment Review

  • Osteopathic Recognition

  • Clinical Education Collaborations (Community Based Clinical Education)

  • Curriculum and Curricular Paradigms

  • Teaching and assessing OMM/OPP

  • Core Competencies/Assessments (EPAs, exams, etc)/Evaluations/National Boards

  • Bedside teaching and assessment

  • Transition from UME to GME/Residency Match

  • International Education

  • Financing

  • Resilience & Wellness


AACOM accepted two types of abstracts this year, research abstracts and current/best practices. Both types will be eligible for publication in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. See published abstracts.



Program - coming soon

Exhibitors & Sponsors




Beth Martino: 301-968-4189








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