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Your most-frequently-asked OMED questions are listed below. If you have a question that is not addressed, please contact us directly.

Q: What is OMED?

Hosted by the American Osteopathic Association, OMED is an annual medical conference bringing together thousands of osteopathic physicians, medical students and other health professionals from across the country.

Q: What does OMED stand for?

OMED stands for Osteopathic Medical Education Conference.

Q: How can I access the OMED program?

The OMED 2020 program will be posted soon. Check back for more details.

Q: Do I have to attend only the sessions in my specialty?

No. Conference attendees may attend any of the offered sessions as part of the core OMED credits. However, please note that many specialties require their members to attend specific sessions, and since the AOA does not keep track of attendance for all sessions, individuals are encouraged to do so for themselves.

Q: May I bring my family to OMED?

Yes, families are welcome at OMED, and can be registered as guests. Children 13 and under may receive complimentary registration. Please note that only paid attendees are permitted into the educational sessions.

Q: What is the Experience Zone and what events take place there?

The Experience Zone (Exhibit Hall) is the center of the action at OMED! Not only is it a hub for gathering and networking, but it’s also a place to discover new technologies, therapeutics and tools to help you provide cutting-edge care for your patients. Please visit OMED Exhibits for more info about events in the Exhibit Hall.

Q: Where can I send feedback or suggestions?

The AOA constantly strives to improve your OMED experience. All feedback and suggestions are appreciated. Email or call the AOA’s Customer Resource Center at (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262).

Q: When will the OMED Daily News be available and what issues will be covered?

The print edition of OMED Daily News will be available during OMED. Issues will include daily schedules as well as information on key activities and events.

Q: What does adding your specialty to your registration mean?

Attendees can select up to four specialties and should be a member of the college which they are selecting. Revenue is shared among the specialties and the AOA.

Q: Is there a discounted rate for the military?

Yes, OMED offers a discounted registration rate of $645 for members of the military. View all OMED registration rates.

Q: What type of CME can I earn at OMED?

Physicians may earn AOA Category 1-A CME credits during OMED. Some OMED sessions are dually accredited.

Q: How can I find out how many CME credits I have?

If you’re an AOA member, you may view your CME Activity Report by logging into Members also have access to a personalized CME dashboard in the My AOA section of the website. Alternatively, you may contact the AOA’s Customer Resource Center at (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262) or

Q: When will I receive a certificate of completion for my OMED credits?

Upon submission of the online attestation form, a verification letter for your earned credits can be immediately printed and/or emailed to the registration email. The AOA also reports the credits you earned directly to the AOA Customer Resource Center, which posts the credits to your online CME Activity Report found on Please note that the AOA only provides letters of verification for credits earned during previous conferences upon request, so please direct those inquiries to (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262).

Q: Will I receive a certificate if I am not a current AOA member or a DO?

Yes, a verification letter of credits earned can immediately be printed upon submission of the online attestation form. Also upon completion of attestation, you will be able to email and/or print the certificate immediately to send to anyone of your choice.

Q: How do I access lecture slides?

Lecture slides will be posted after OMED.

Q: I'm a student or resident physician. How can I register a parent who is visiting a poster presentation?

These requests will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Contact Dawn Amaskane or Laura Jelinek for further details.

Q: How do I register for my Board Exam taking place during OMED?

Please contact your specialty board for all matters concerning certification exams. If you do not have the phone number for your board, visit AOA Board Certification or contact the AOA Customer Resource Center at (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262) or

Q: Where can I find information for OMED abstract submissions?

Learn more about Research Abstracts, including guidelines and submission instructions.

Q: When will future OMED conferences be held?

The following conferences are planned:

  • OMED 2021: Oct. 22-25, in Phoenix, Arizona
  • OMED 2022: Oct. 27-30, in Boston, Massachusetts

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