Educating Leaders for Integrated Health Systems


Don't miss the opportunity to collaborate with thought leaders and influence the future of OME at the 2017 Annual Conference, April 26-29!

Dear Colleagues,

As AACOM Vice President and Chair for Medical Education, it is my great pleasure to once again invite you to join your professional contemporaries for the Joint AACOM & AODME 2017 Annual Conference April 26-29 in Baltimore, MD.

This year’s conference planning committee, led by co-chairs Lisa Nash, DO, MS-HPEd and Isaac Kirstein, DO, has spent the past nine months developing what we feel is our best program offering to date, and we can’t wait to share it with you! 

Under the theme Educating Leaders for Integrated Health Systems, the 2017 Annual Conference program will provide opportunities for visionary educational leaders to discuss the transformative innovations, functions, and challenges of a demanding and dynamic health care environment, and hear how next-generation integrated academic health systems will assist in aligning medical education toward improved patient care and health care delivery.

I encourage you as AACOM members—administrators, faculty, learners, educators—to participate in professional development and embrace lifelong learning as you do teaching, to be informed and understand the need for change and innovation when it comes to education models. Our Joint Annual Conference is always an excellent experience to garner new ideas and practices in health science education being developed and implemented in medical schools around the world.

This year’s joint conference will bring together respected members of the osteopathic medical education (OME) community and beyond to engage in topics facing our nation’s evolving health care and medical education systems, and certain to influence change at your home institutions. Each pre-conference workshop, oral session, and poster presentation promises to bring you cutting-edge research, information, and ideas to expand your teaching and didactic toolbox.

I also encourage you to attend a special poster breakout session on osteopathic entrustable professional activities (EPAs) to learn how our member colleges are using them to help bridge competency assessment along the continuum of undergraduate and graduate medical education.

I look forward to meeting and collaborating as a community on the most current and emerging initiatives in OME.

Look for upcoming information on plenary speakers and early registration details soon. See you in Baltimore this April!


Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, FAHA

AACOM Vice President and Chair for Medical Education

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