Winter 2023 Introductory Course: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field-Important Course Information


Introductory Course Manual                       

Introductory Course Handouts

Course Announcements

3/7/23- Course documents are available above. Please print or download the handouts prior to the course to make sure you are fully prepared. The document passwords were sent out in an email. Please contact if you don’t see the email.

If you have not already, please review the Pre-Course Study guide that can be found below to be fully prepared to begin Saturday morning. If you are an MD, DDS or would just like more background before the course, please watch the videos below as well.

3/6/23- The OCA does not currently require masks at our courses. However, some of our faculty are high risk and still taking Covid precautions. Out of respect for them, we ask that you wear masks at least during labs when you and the faculty will be working closely together. If you have a favorite mask, please bring it with you. We will also have masks available for those who don’t bring them. You may also want to bring a water bottle to stay hydrated during the day, since we won’t have beverage service during class breaks.

2/28/23- The course will take place in Bartolin Hall E210-211-212 at The Broadmoor. View The Broadmoor map here

2/21/23- Residents taking the ITE: you will be excused to take your exam from 10:45-noon on Wednesday, March 15th (you’ll be in the 11a-12p practical slot, with a 15-minute pre-arrival time).

2/1/23- Below you will find our “Pre-Course Study” tab. Please review the study guide and informational videos to prepare for the course.

1/30/23- Breakfast will not be available in the morning, only coffee and tea service. Please allow time to eat breakfast before checking in for the course, and bring a water bottle. Lunch will be served each day.

1/13/23 – Please note the cancellation policy below.

12/15/2022 – If you are looking for information on this course please check here first. If you still have a question that is not answered, please reach out to Emily Whalen at


Pre-Course Study



This is a draft schedule and is subject to change.






The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Colorado

This course will be given as a pre-Convocation course in coordination with the AAO at The Broadmoor, Colorado Springs CO.  Use the link below to access AAO-Convocation rates (available for pre-Convo courses even though not shown on the Broadmoor booking calendar)

The Broadmoor hotel is sold out for part of our course. Other area hotels are the DoubleTree or The Courtyard by Marriott.

How to get to The Broadmoor

Map of The Broadmoor



Lunch is included with your course registration. Coffee and tea will be provided each morning, but breakfast and dinner are on your own.

Please let the Cranial Academy office know of any dietary restrictions.


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy:

All cancellations must be received in writing at the office of The Osteopathic Cranial Academy. Cancellations more than 30 days prior to the course will be refunded minus a $50 processing fee. Cancellations less than 30 days in advance will be credited towards a future course.  No discount will be provided for individuals not participating in food functions.

Participants who have received a schloarship and cancel within 14 days of the start of the course will be responsible for paying for the scholarship portion ($1100) and will not be eligible to apply for any future scholarships.