CME

The Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA) holds two 5-day introductory courses each year beginning the 2nd Saturday of February and June.  The February intro course is followed by an advanced course and the June intro course is followed by our Annual Conference. All attendees must be eligible for membership in the OCA.
Successful completion of an approved Introductory Course sponsored by the OCA, Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation (SCTF), or Osteopathy’s Promise to Children (OPC) is required for membership and attendance at our Annual Conference. Students may also qualify for membership after an approved COM course.
Intermediate core courses (e.g., The Next Step, The Cranial Base, Pediatrics) are typically held in September each year on a rotating basis.  Other advanced courses may be held in April and November each year. Pre-requisites include at minimum 1-2 approved introductory courses, depending on the course.
Please ensure your eligibility prior to registering for any course.

Future OCA Courses

Course Title
Program Chair
Dates/ Location
More Information
Introductory Course
Richard Smith DO
Jun 9-13 2018, Norfolk VA
To Come
OCA Annual Conference:  Discovering the Heart of Osteopathy 
Donald Hankinson DO
Jun 14-17 2018, Norfolk VA
To Come
Next Step (tentative)
TBD
Sep 2018, Central Region
To Come
Introductory Course 
TBD
Feb 2019, Central Region
To Come
Introductory Course 
TBD
June 2019, San Diego CA (tentative)
To Come
 
The following are medical education courses of potential interest to practicing osteopaths. It is provided as a service to our members, and does not imply any endorsement by the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. Accuracy of all course information, including whether and how much CME credit is given, is the responsibility of the organization sponsoring the course.
Course Title
Program Chair
Dates/ Location
More Information
OPC: The Motions, Life Forces & Healing Process
Phillipe Druelle DO (France)
Jan 18-21 2018, San Diego CA
Biodynamics:  Phase I
Olixn Adams DO
Feb 11-14, Sedona AZ
OPC: A.T. Still’s Approach to the Foot & Ankle
Charles Beck DO & Rue Tikker DPM
Feb 17-18 2018, San Diego CA

OPC: Dental Course
Julie Mai DO & Darick Nordstrom DDS
Mar 2-3 2018, San Diego CA
Biodynamics:  Phase I Review
Stephen Kisiel DO
Mar 2-5 2018, Berkshires MA
AAO: Osteopathic Mgmt of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, & MS
Bruno Chikly MD DO (France)
Mar 18-20 2018, Dallas TX
AAO: Intro to Fascial Distortion Model
Todd Capistrant DO
Mar 18-20 2018, Dallas TX
AAO: The Twig Unbent–An Osteopathic Approach to Common Orthopedic Problems in Children
Heather Ferrill DO & Lisa DeStefano DO
Mar 18-20 2018, Dallas TX
AAO: Visceral Motility & Visceral Chains
Ken Lossing DO
Mar 18-20 2018, Dallas TX
Biodynamics: Pediatrics IIIB
Stephen Kisiel DO
Apr 6-9 2018,  Pittsfield MA

 

Rule of the Artery 1
Rachel Brooks MD
Apr 7-9, 2018,  Portland OR

 

 

Rule of the Artery 2
Rachel Brooks MD
Apr 13-15, 2018,  Portland OR

 

AAO:  Muscle Energy for the Total Body
Walter C. Ehrenfeuchter DO
Apr 20-22 2018,  Indianapolis IN

 

Biodynamics:  Brain & Tide Tide I
Evan Rubin DO & Eric Cohen DO
Apr 23-35 2018,  Tinton Falls NJ

 

Biodynamics:  The Brain and the Tide II
Evan Rubin DO and Eric Cohan DO
April 27-29 2018, Manhattan NY
Biodynamics:  Phase I
Stefan Hagopian DO
April 27-30 2018, Pacific Palisades CA
OPC: Expanding the Osteopathic Concept Beyond the Basics (Dental Course)
Ray Hruby DO & Darick Nordstrom DDS
May 4-6 2018, San Diego CA

 

Osteopathy in the Cranial Field -40 hour Course Basic Introductory
Hugh Ettlinger DO FAAO FCA
May 4-8 2018, NYIT OMM Lab
Research on the practice of AT Still – Exaggeration of the Lesion with lecture by John Lewis
Jerry Dickey DO, FAAO
June 1-3, 2018 NYIT OMM Lab
Biodynamics:  Phase IX
Stefan Hagopian DO
Jul 6-9 2018, Parker CO
OPC: Introductory Course on Foundations of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine
R. Mitchell Hiserote DO
Jul 25-29 2018, San Diego CA
OPC: Advancing the Sequential Approach to Pediatric Osteopathy
Mary Anne Morelli Haskell DO
Aug 3-42018, San Diego CA
OPC: OMT For Cardiopulmonary & Immune System
Hollis King DO
Sep 8 2018, San Diego CA
Biodynamics:  Phase II
Stephen Kisiel DO
Oct 12-15 2018, Berkshires MA
OPC:  OMT For GI and Immune System
Hollis King DO
Oct 13 2018, San Diego CA
OPC: Advanced Explorations in Pediatric Osteopathy
Shawn Centers DO
Nov 1-4 2018, San Diego CA

 

 

International Courses

The following organizations offer international osteopathic education courses (non-medical) of potential interest to practicing osteopaths. It is provided as a service to our members, and does not imply any endorsement by the Osteopathic Cranial Academy. Accuracy of all course information is the responsibility of the organization sponsoring the course.
Advanced Therapeutics in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field 
European Osteopathic Cranial Academy
March 10-11 2018, Brugge BELGIUM

 

Australia/New Zealand

The Australian Osteopathic Association

Rule of the Artery

George Stylian, D.O. Australia courses

Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation of Australia and New Zealand (SCTFANZ)

Europe

EurOCA ( all of Europe)

Belgium:  Belgian Society of Osteopathy (website pending)

Belgium:  European Osteopathic Cranial Academy – Advanced Therapeutics in Osteopathy in Cranial Field

Belgium:  Sutherland Cranial Academy of Belgium

France:  Académie Médicale d’Ostéopathie Crânienne

France:  Société Européenne d’Ostéopathie Crânienne

France:  Société Ostéopathique Franco Américaine

France:  Syndicat Français Des Ostéopathes Website:

France:  Union Fédérale de Ostéopathes de France

Germany: Verbandes der Osteopathen Deutschlands

United Kingdom:  General Osteopathic Council

 

 

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