The 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, SCTF, or 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 
Zina Pelkey DO
Feb 10-14 2018, San Mateo CA
To Come
The Mesoderm
Eliott Blackman DO
Feb 16-18 2018, San Mateo CA
To Come
Advanced Fulford Course 
Paula Eschtruth
Apr 27-29 2018, Portland OR
To Come
Introductory Course 
June 2018, East Coast
To Come
OCA Conference:  Discovering the Heart of Osteopathy 
Donald Hankinson DO
June 2018, East Coast
To Come
The Next Step (tentative)
Sept 2018, West Coast
To Come
Introductory Course 
Feb 2019, Central Region
To Come
Introductory Course 
June 2019, West Coast
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
Still Exaggeration Technique
Jerry Dickey DO
Jun 1-3 2017, Portland OR


Biodynamics:  BioBasics
Jun 9-12 2017, Lincoln NH 
Prolotherapy/Platelet-Rich Plasma
Mark Cantieri DO & George Pasquarello DO
Jun 8-10 2017, Indianapolis IN 
Biodynamics:  Phase VIII
Stefan Hagopian DO
Jul 7-10 2017, Parker CO
OPC:  Foundations of Osteopathic Cranial Manipulative Medicine-Basic Course 
R. Mitchell Hiserote DO
Jul 12-16 2017, San Diego CA
Sutherland’s Methods for Treating the Body
Dallas Osteopathic Study Group
Aug 5-6 2017, Dallas TX
Contact Dr. Conrad Speece
OPC:  Frontiers in Exploration of Pediatric Osteopathy  
Shawn Centers DO & Mark Morris DO
Aug 17-20 2017, San Diego CA
Still Exaggeration Technique
Jerry Dickey DO
Sep 8-10 2017, San Antonio TX
Biodynamics:  Pediatrics I 
Christina Steele DO & Jan Petrus Koop DO 
Sep 8-11 2017, Silver Spring MD 
OPC:  OMT for Cardiopulmonary & Immune Systems 
Hollis King DO 
Sep 9, San Diego CA
SCTF:  The Ear
Andrew Goldman DO
Oct 6-8 2017,  Biddeford ME
OPC:  OMT for GI & Nervous Systems 
Hollis King DO
Oct 7 2017, San Diego CA
AAO at OMED:  Using Osteopathic Principles in Specialty Medicine 
Leslie Ching DO
Oct 7-10 2017, Philadelphia PA
OPC:  Sequential Approach to Pediatric Osteopathy
Mary Anne Morelli Haskell DO &
Julie Mai DO
Oct 13-15 2017, San Diego CA
Biodynamics Phase I
Stephen Kisiel DO
Oct 13-16 2017,  Williamstown MA
Treating the Face
Tasha Turzo DO
Oct 21-22 2017, Los Altos CA
Contact Dr. Turzo
Biodynamics:  Anatomy 101
Bill Foley DO & Christine Mitchell DO
Oct 27-29 2017, Bolton MA
Biodynamics:  Phase VII
Donald Hankinson DO
Nov 4-7 2017, Biddeford ME
SCTF:  Treating Compressions in the Cranium 
Kenneth Graham DO
Nov 10-12 2017, Boston MA area
Basic Visceral Course
Richard Schuster DO
Nov 10-12 2017, Stratford NJ
Biodynamics:  Berkshire Osteopathic Study Group
Stephen Kisiel DO
Nov 11-12 2017, Williamstown MA
OPC: Obstetrics
Phillipe Druelle DO (France)
Jan 18-21 2018, San Diego CA


OPC: A.T. Still’s Approach to the Foot & Ankle
Charles Beck DO & Rue Tikker DPM
Feb 17-18 2018, San Diego CA


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