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OMED is going virtual this year! Get details on registration, programming and more.

This year’s conference will combine the convenience and accessibility of a virtual format with cutting-edge education, thought-provoking discussions and networking opportunities. Please send us your questions and we will respond directly and add them to our list of FAQs below. We look forward to seeing you “virtually” in October!

Q: Why should I attend OMED 2020?

This is a historic time, and attending OMED 2020 is one of the best opportunities this year to learn the latest trends and treatments related to COVID-19, hear exclusive updates from the nation’s public health leaders and network with your colleagues across the profession. OMED 2020, the must-attend virtual CME event of the year for the osteopathic profession, will offer close to 100 hours of continuing medical education.

Q: What is the cost of OMED 2020?

Member fee is $849 and Non-member fee is $1,049. Online registration is now open. You can also register by mail using this form, which lists rates by registration category.

Q: Are discounts available for OMED 2020?

Attendees should check with their specialty college for discount offers.

Q: How many credits will be available at OMED 2020?

Attendees will be able to earn and self-attest to a maximum 30 Category 1-A and 20 Category 1-B credits from specialties across osteopathic medicine.

Q: Is there a student track at OMED 2020?

Yes, the student track is on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 18 from 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m., all times CT.

Q: Is there a post-doctoral trainee track at OMED 2020?

Yes, the post-doctoral trainee track is on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 9:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. — 4:30 p.m., all times CT.

Q: How long will the content from OMED 2020 be available?

All content from OMED 2020 will be available until Oct. 25, 2020, seven days after the conference.

Q: Will AOF still host the Honors Gala?

AOF will host a virtual gala on Friday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. CT. For more information, click here.

Q: Will the Fun Run take place at OMED 2020?

The AAOA will host the Still Fit for Life Fun Run over multiple days; Thursday, Oct. 15, Friday, Oct. 16, Saturday, Oct. 17, and Sunday, Oct. 18. You can register for the fun run and or become a fun run sponsor. Any questions please contact Lawrence Cunningham at lcunningham@osteopathic.org.

Q: How can I navigate the OMED 2020 exhibit hall?

The exhibit hall will be virtual with product and service listing for each vendor. Check back soon as the exhibit hall is finalized.

Q: How can I find out if my specialty will offer CME at OMED 2020? Is there a digital program?

The digital program will be posted in mid-September.

OMED will incorporate specialties across osteopathic medicine, including: Addiction Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Neurology and Psychiatry, Occupational and Preventive Medicine, Osteopathy, Prolotherapy, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Rheumatology and Sports Medicine.

Q: What special technology do I need to attend virtual OMED 2020?

To attend the virtual program, you will need a computer, iPad, or smartphone and hardwire or wireless internet connectivity. Specific instructions to log in to the platform and test your system will be sent to you within one week of the conference.

Q: Will the sessions be live or recorded?

The sessions will be pre-recorded, and they will be released as scheduled in the agenda. The content will be available for viewing seven days post-conference.

Q: What does my registration for OMED include?

Access to four days of CME programming with close to 100 hours of content available during the conference and seven days post-conference. The registration fee permits you to attest up to 30 AMA-PRA™ and AOA Category 1-A credits and 20 Category 1-B credits from across specialties. Those interested in the dermatology program should click the checkbox on their registration that will allow you access the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology programming as part of OMED this year. Also, opportunities will be available to network with colleagues, alumni, vendors, and exhibitors.

Q: Will students still present their research projects?

There will be an opportunity for students to present their research on e-posters. Please contact Gloria Dillard for more information at gdillard@osteopathic.org

Q: Will my COM still have a meet up for alumni? How can I find out?

Opportunities are available for Colleges of Medicine to host alumni events. Events will be added to the program as information is available. Please contact your College of Medicine alumni program for more information.

Q: Are virtual networking events part of this conference? Will there be opportunities to connect with attendees?

Opportunities are available to network with colleagues, alumni, vendors, and exhibitors.

Q: Can I register for single days?

Single day registration is not available this year. Multiple day registration is available and offers the opportunity to view over multiple days should you have a time conflict in your schedule.

Q: How do I receive credits for attending this conference? Do I need to complete a credit attestation process?

Each CME eligible attendee will receive the conference survey and CME self-attestation link following the conference.

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.

This year, OMED is going virtual! Although we will not be meeting in person because of safety concerns and travel restrictions due to COVID-19, OMED will still offer the cutting-edge education, insightful discussions, and networking opportunities you have come to expect. Check back soon for more details about what’s in store for the virtual conference! We will continue to update the website as more information is available.

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 in mid-September. Check back weekly as more content continues to be added.

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

The conference attendees may participate in any of the offered sessions across specialties as part of the core OMED credits.

Q: Where can I send feedback or suggestions?

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

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

Yes, AOA shares the revenue with all participating specialty colleges.

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

Physicians may earn AOA Category 1-A, AOA Category 1-B, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ 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 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 (888) 62-MYAOA (888-626-9262) or MemberService@osteopathic.org.

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 Osteopathic.org. 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 included as part of the virtual session.

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
  • OMED 2023: Oct. 6-9, in Orlando, Florida
  • OMED 2024: Sept. 19-22, in San Diego, California

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