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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. Check back soon for new information on OMED 2020 dates and programming. 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: 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 won’t 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’ve come to expect. Check back soon for more details about what’s in store for the virtual conference!

Q: What does OMED stand for?

OMED stands for Osteopathic Medical Education Conference.

Q: When will OMED registration open?

Registration for our OMED 2020 virtual conference will open soon. Check back for more details.

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 participate in only the sessions for my specialty?

No. Conference attendees may participate 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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