Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all your questions about OMED22!

OMED22 is set to take place as a hybrid event Oct. 27-30, with options for virtual or in-person participation in Boston. Read on for answers to all your OMED questions or contact us for additional information.

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 do I complete my attestation for OMED22?

If you participated in OMED22, you received an attestation link via email following conclusion of the conference. The attestation includes a listing of all CME-accredited sessions by day. Using the attestation link, mark the sessions you attended, which will show the title, date and time of initial broadcast/live session. Note: The system will allow you to mark sessions and claim credit for concurrent sessions. The attestation will automatically calculate the appropriate amount of CME credits for all sessions that were marked as attended, up to the maximum amount of credits. You will be able to “Save” the attestation for each day and view the final Transcript/Certificate to ensure you have claimed the appropriate credit and marked all sessions you attended. Once you are satisfied and have claimed credit commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity, you can click “Print Certificate” to receive a final copy of the certificate. Please be aware that you must complete your evaluation (titled as “Three Minute Survey”) before you will receive your certificate.

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Q. When will I receive a certificate of completion for my OMED22 credits?

If you’re an AOA member, you may view your CME Activity Report by logging into osteopathic.org. Members also have access to a personalized CME dashboard in the My AOA section of the website. Alternatively, you may contact the AOA’s CME Department via email.

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

Yes, upon submission of the online attestation form, a verification letter/certificate for your earned credits can be immediately printed and/or emailed to the registration email. The deadline for the evaluation and attestation was Dec. 31, 2022.

Q. Which OMED sessions are available for CME Credit?

A general rule of thumb is that almost all specialty sessions, joint sessions and symposia are available for CME credit. There are a few exceptions for specialty sessions that do not offer CME. Keynotes/main stage events, wellness sessions, exhibits, student track programming, and other sessions do not offer CME.

Q. Do I have to participate in only the sessions for my specialty?

No, you may participate in any of the offered sessions across all specialties.

Q. What is the difference between AOA Category 1-A credit and 1-B credit?

Category 1 credit is designated for osteopathic CME activities. Category A activities are usually live, and Category B activities are not (with a few exceptions). Further details can be found in the CME Guide.

Q. What is the difference between AOA and AMA credits?

AOA CME credit is typically awarded for osteopathic CME activities, while AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ are typically awarded for allopathic CME activities. Both are equivalent. You should select which credit you plan to claim based on your requirements for board certification, state licensure, etc. Learn more.

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 Osteopathic.org. Members also have access to a personalized CME dashboard in the My AOA section of the website. Alternatively, you may contact the AOA’s Member Resource Center at (312) 202-8000 or via email.

Q. Why should I attend OMED22?

Attending OMED22 offers endless opportunities to explore the latest trends in medicine, hear exclusive updates from the nation’s public health leaders and connect with your osteopathic colleagues across the profession. OMED is the must-attend CME event of the year for the osteopathic profession and will offer more than 200 hours of cutting edge CME to help you take your practice of medicine to the next level.

Q. Which specialties will offer programming at OMED22?

There will be 18 specialties participating in OMED22. These are:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Neurology/Psychiatry
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Occupational and Preventative Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Osteopathy
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Proctology
  • Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine
  • Radiology
  • Sports Medicine

Q. Will there be a digital program for OMED22?

Yes, the digital program can be accessed here.

Q. Is there a Family Fun Event hosted by the Advocates?

Yes, the Advocates of the American Osteopathic Association will be hosting a family fun event.

Friday, October 28, 2:30-3:30 pm: Family Fun Event — Fenway Park Tour

  1. Meet at 1:45 pm: Black Bay Fire Station, corner of Boylston and Dalton (941 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115)
  2. Walk to train station (4 minute walk)
  3. Train to Fenway (3 minute ride)

Q. Will there be Poster Presentations?

Yes, for assistance or questions, please contact Gloria Dillard at gdillard@osteopathic.org.

Q. What time zone will be used for the OMED22?

All OMED sessions will take place in the Eastern Time Zone.

Q. Does my specialty receive a portion of my conference registration fee?

The AOA shares the revenue with all participating specialty colleges.

Q. Is there a student track at OMED22?

Yes, a student track will be offered. Check back for additional details soon.

Q. Is there a resident track at OMED22?

Yes, a resident track will be offered. Check back for additional details soon.

Q. Will I complete individual session evaluations?

Not all sessions will offer session and speaker evaluations. However, some may include a “Survey Link” at the top of the platform page for the session. These individual session evaluations are not linked to CME and are not mandatory; however, you are encouraged to complete the survey if you attend the lecture.

Completion of the overall conference evaluation and CME self-attestation is required in order to receive CME credit. These items will be accessible on the virtual platform.

Q. How do I access lecture slides?

Handouts will be available on the virtual platform.

Q. Will there be a mobile app for OMED22?

Yes, stay tuned for more info on the OMED22 event app.

Q. What are the IT/Technical specifications for the virtual platform?

Browser for platform access:

  • We recommend using a computer or laptop with one of these three browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox.
  • Internet Explorer and mobile devices are not compatible with the platform.
  • We don’t recommend using your iPad. If you are using an iPad, we recommend ensuring your browser is updated with the most recent installation. If you see a black screen, while trying to watch sessions, we highly recommend you switch to a computer or laptop for the duration of your time on platform.
  • Additional tips: Close out all unnecessary tabs, refresh occasionally, disconnect from your VPN, keep your computer charged and stay close to your router, or use a direct ethernet connection.
  • Network: For the best wireless connection we suggest you stay in the same room, or close to, your router or use a direct ethernet connection.
  • Sound: Can’t hear? Check the sound level on your computer.
  • Browser audio, video, session issues or blank screens:
    • Refresh your browser with F5 Key (windows) or Command + R (Mac). It may help to refresh multiple times.
    • Not fixed? Refresh cookies for OMED site: In Chrome on Windows, Mac or Android click the lock icon left of the website address, click Cookies (## in use), hit Remove for each, then hit Done. In Firefox on Windows or Mac, click the lock icon left of the website address, Clear Cookies & Site data, then Remove.
    • Still not fixed? Clear all browser history/cache with Ctrl+Shift+Delete (Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete (Mac).

Q. If I register for in-person, will I be able to have access to the virtual platform?

Yes, all in-person attendees will receive access to the virtual platform.

Q. When will the link for the virtual platform be available?

The virtual platform will be accessible on Thursday, October 26. Registered attendees will receive an email with their unique user ID and login.

Q. If I cannot find my record when registering, who do I contact?

Contact Maritz, the AOA’s official registration and housing partner, at (864) 208-2759.

Q. If I register for in-person and decide to participate virtually only, can I adjust the registration category?

Yes, to change your registration category, please contact the AOA Registration Team at (864) 208-2759 or e-mail Customer Service.

Q. Who do I contact for questions regarding registration and housing?

Contact the AOA Registration and Housing Team at (864) 208-2759 or e-mail Customer Service.

Q. Where can I send feedback or suggestions?

The AOA constantly strives to improve your OMED experience. All feedback and suggestions are appreciated. Email meetings@osteopathic.org. Please be sure to also complete the session and overall conference surveys.

Q. When will future OMED conferences be held?

OMED 2023: Oct. 6-8, in Orlando, Florida (WDW Dolphin/Swan Hotel)

OMED 2024: Sept. 20-22, in San Diego, California (Convention Center/Marriott)

OMED 2025: Sept. 26-28, in Nashville, Tennessee (Convention Center/Omni)

OMED 2026: Oct. 23-25, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Caesars Palace)

OMED 2027: Sept. 24-26, in Phoenix, Arizona (Convention Center/Sheraton)

OMED 2028: Sept. 15-17, in San Diego, California (Convention Center/Marriott)

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