Registration is now open for the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA) OMED 2015 conference and exhibit show, taking place October 17-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

This year’s conference promises a diverse selection of programming for attendees to take in, as well as a large and lively exhibit hall to explore during sessions. Among the many osteopathic medical leaders and practicing physicians that will be in attendance at OMED 2015, many osteopathic medical educators, college of osteopathic medicine (COM) staff and administration, and AACOM leadership and staff will also be on site to sit in on sessions, attend council and group meetings, and network with colleagues from across the broad and varied landscape of the osteopathic community. 

Some osteopathic medical education highlights at the upcoming OMED 2015 include:

Training the Osteopathic Professions Core Educators (TOPCE)

AACOM's Training the Osteopathic Professions Core Educators (TOPCE) program will host a series of workshops during OMED 2015 focusing on osteopathic clinical faculty development.  Participants will be able to gain an awareness of new ways of teaching, identify effective assessment tools and clearly integrate osteopathic concepts in clinical precepting settings. Sessions do not require advance registration and will be held throughout the day on Saturday, October 17.

AACOM’s Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs) Liaison Group Meeting

The liaison group for the entrustable professional activities (EPAs) will be continuing in their work at an October 17 meeting during OMED. During this meeting, the group will review the 13 current EPAs and discussing osteopathic considerations involved with each EPA, with continued work on developing a needs assessment, key deliverables, and a plan for engagement and participation of all osteopathic medical schools, including dissemination and a feedback mechanism.

Register for the new and reinvented landscape of OMED 2015 today!

The current steering committee members for this group include: 
  • Co-Chair Pamela Basehore, EdD, MPH, Assistant Dean for Assessment, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (RowanSOM)
  • Rita Getz, PhD, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (CCOM/MWU)
  • John Graneto, DO, MEd, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine, Department Chair of Clinical Integration, CCOM/MWU
  • Kay Kalousek, DO, MS, Dean, A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA)
  • John Kaufmann, Jr, DO, Dean, Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (CUSOM)
  • Erik Langenau, DO, MS, Chief Academic Technology Officer, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)
  • Machelle Linsenmeyer, EdD, Associate Dean for Assessment and Educational Development, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM)
  • Susan Mackintosh, DO, MPH, Associate Dean for Interprofessional Leadership, Assessment and Compliance, Western University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific (WesternU/COMP)
  • Shaun Mehdi, COSGP Medical Education Representative, CCOM/MWU
  • CO-Chair Elaine Soper, PhD, Director of Faculty Development, WVSOM
  • Thomas Told, DO, Dean, Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine (RVUCOM)
For more information on OMED 2015 and to view the program, visit the AOA's OMED 2015 web page.
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