Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to all your questions about OMED24!

OMED24 is set to take place Sept. 20-22 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas. 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 OMED24?

Following the conclusion of OMED24, participants will receive an attestation link via email and will also be able to access the link via the virtual platform. The attestation will include a listing of all CME-accredited sessions by day.

To claim your CME, use the attestation link and 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 before you will receive your certificate.

Q. When will I receive a certificate of completion for my OMED24 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.

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?

Participants can attend any session 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 OMED24?

Attending OMED24 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 OMED24?

The following specialties are offering both in-person and virtual content:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Allergy & Immunology
  • Family Medicine
  • Military
  • Neurology & Psychiatry
  • Occupational & Preventative Medicine
  • Osteopathy
  • Pediatrics
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Prolotherapy Regenerative Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

The following specialties are offering virtual content (available Sept. 22):

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dermatology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pathology
  • Radiology

Q. Will there be a program for OMED24?

Yes! View the OMED24 conference program.

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 OMED24?

All OMED sessions will take place in Central Standard Time.

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 OMED24?

Yes, a student track will be offered. View student track information in the OMED24 conference program.

Q. Is there a resident track at OMED24?

Yes, a resident track will be offered. View resident track information in the OMED24 conference program.

Q. Where will the meeting take place?

OMED24 will take place at the Henry B. González Convention Center.

Q. Where can I find a floor plan of the conference?

Please reference this helpful maps to access floor plans of the Henry B. González Convention Center.

Q. Will I complete individual session evaluations?

Yes, individual session and speaker evaluations are located on the attestation site. Completion of the overall conference evaluation and CME attestation is required to receive CME credit.

Q. How do I access lecture slides?

Handouts will be available on the event mobile app.

Q. Will there be a mobile app for OMED24?

Yes, the event mobile app will be available in September.

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

Important information:

  • For optimal results, be sure to keep both your operating system and web browsers up to date.
  • We recommend using a computer or laptop to view OMED with one of these four browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Safari or Firefox. The website is incompatible with Internet Explorer.
  • Mobile devices, such as phones or tablets (i.e., iPads) can be used to access the platform and view sessions. iPhones and iPads should use the Safari Browser only, and Androids should use Firefox or Chrome.

Supported Operating Systems:

  • Windows 7+
  • Apple Mac OS 10.10+
  • Android 6.x
  • Apple iOS

Additional tips:

  • Close unnecessary browser tabs and refresh your browser occasionally.
  • Disconnect from your VPN.
  • Stay close to your Wi-Fi device or use a wired internet connection.
  • Can’t hear? Check your computer sound settings and confirm the browser tab isn’t muted.
  • Login or access issues? Try refreshing cookies:
    • In Chrome (on Windows, Mac or Android) click the lock icon left of the website address, click Cookies, 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.

Q. When will the link for OMED On-Demand (virtual platform) be available?

The OMED On-Demand virtual platform will open Sunday, Sept. 22. All in-person OMED attendees have access to the OMED On-Demand virtual platform. Access the virtual platform by entering in the email utilized when registering.

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 or email customer service.

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

Registration for OMED On-Demand opens on Sept. 22. Registration category change can take place on Sept. 22. Please contact the AOA Registration Team at (864) 208-2759 or email 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. How is the AOA creating a welcoming environment?

The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) reaffirms its strong commitment to the core values of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and remains dedicated to advocating for those underrepresented in osteopathic medicine. The AOA’s annual OMED conference, set for Sept. 20-22, in San Antonio, Texas, will gather thousands of osteopathic physicians and medical students from across the country for three days of education, networking and collaboration. The AOA is committed to ensuring a rewarding experience for all OMED attendees by providing a safe space where all identities, backgrounds and experiences will be welcomed, respected and celebrated. The osteopathic profession has a long and proud history of advancing diversity, with an emphasis on working to address health disparities that have a disproportionate impact on minority communities. Building on this foundation, the AOA has established organizational policies and strategies focused on targeting all areas where discrimination exists, including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexual identity and disability. The AOA will continue working on the front lines to protect and defend the rights of all members of the osteopathic profession and the patients they serve.

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 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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