Important Conference Attendee Information:

2023 Annual Conference: “The Fulford Conference: Love Without Constraint”

Conference Director: Therese M. Scott DO FCA
Assistant Conference Director:  Elena Timoshkin DO

June 8-11, 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina

Conference Announcements

6/9/23- An updated Conference Participant list is now available: 23 Conference Participants-updated

6/8/23- Happy Conference Day! We are so excited to see everyone at the conference today. We have a few additional items that will be helpful for the conference, please view or download here:

Breath Paper Final


Biofield OCA 23 Presentation


The House of God – Fascia OCA 23 Ariel Correction Presentation

6/6/23- See who will be coming to the conference here: 23 Conference Participants

6/1/23- Daily breakfast (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) is available for purchase for a limited number of attendees. It is a contiental breakfast including steel cut oatmeal with toppings, breakfast bread or muffin (gluten free is available), yogurt, juice, coffee and tea. The cost is $20 per day but you must purchase all 3 days, there is no option for 1 or 2 days. Purchase your breakfast option by credit card using the link below or save your spot and email Emily that you would like breakfast but you will be paying by cash or check at the conference. PURCHASE BREAKFAST

5/18/23- On an OCA committee? See the meeting schedule HERE.

5/4/23- Want to know more about what to do in Charlotte, nearby restaurants and more? Scroll down and click on the Location tab! Also, don’t forget that the last day to get the discounted room rate is May 8th!

2/8/23- Don’t forget to reserve your hotel room.





The goal of this conference is to have participants appreciate the life and concepts of Dr. Fulford, and how Dr. Fulford related to everything as energy. Participants should be able to appreciate the invisible life energy fields used throughout Dr. Fulford’s professional life and be able to incorporate energetic treatments into their practice.
The Osteopathic Cranial Academy has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 21.75 hours of Category 1-A AOA CME. Approval is currently pending.

Successful completion of an Osteopathic Cranial Academy Approved 40-hour Introductory Course: Osteopathy in the Cranial Field.

PLEASE NOTE: If you register for this course and do not meet the eligibility requirements for it, your tuition payment will be refunded. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please contact the OCA office before registering.




UNC Marriott Hotel and Conference Center-Charlotte, North Carolina

The UNC Marriott Hotel and Conference Center is located on the UNC campus. It is connected by light rail to the many attractions of downtown Charlotte, as well as the Charlotte Convention Center and The Dubois Center at UNC Charlotte Center City. NoDa, Charlotte Motor Speedway and PNC Music Pavilion are also within easy reach.


Hotel Map

Find out more about Charlotte

Barcelona Wine Bar-highly suggested nearby restaurant

Restaurant Options Nearby

Optimist Hall

More Nearby Options

LYNX Blue Line Map


Getting to the UNC Marriott

There are several options to choose from. A taxi is about a 20 minute ride that costs around $45-50 one way or take a Lyft that is around $33 each way. You can also rent a car, book an airport shuttle or you can take a bus/light rail but it will take approximately an hour and a half each way but costs around $5. You can find more on the different options here: Airport Transportation.

LYNX Light Rail

The light rail system has two lines – Gold and Blue. The Blue Line runs along the Charlotte Rail Trail in Uptown, connecting southwest Charlotte to UNC Charlotte. This will be the one you will use. You can see a route map HERE.

You will want to use the JW Clay Blvd/UNC Charlotte station that is located right across the street from the hotel and take the Blue Line Southbound. In order to get into Uptown (Center City), you will likely want to get off at either 3rd Street/Convention Center or CTC/Arena. All stops in red on the map will put you in different areas of Uptown (restaurants are all around the city) and most of Uptown is very walkable.  Optimist Hall (Parkwood stop) is a great location for dinners. There are tons of different local tenants (food, drink, retail) all under one roof, so there is truly an option for all palates, which makes it great for a group of people.

To purchase a ticket, you can visit a Ticket Vending Machine (TVM) located at each station platform, which looks like the below photo. Another way to get a ticket is to download the CATS-Pass mobile app, which enables you to purchase mobile tickets for the light rail and plan your routes. You can download the CATS-Pass app with this link and find information about how to use the CATS-Pass here. Adult one-way tickets are $2.20, and a day pass is $6.60.

Charlotte Light Rail




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

The recognition banquet will be held on Saturday, June 10th at 7:00pm.

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



Conference Director Therese Scott, DO, FCA conducted a series of interviews on Dr. Fulford. Hear from some of Dr. his students on his legacy as a remarkable physician and teacher

Dr. Mico Sorrell

Dr. Mel Friedman 1

Dr. Mel Friedman 2

Dr. Eric Dolgin

Dr. Kathy Gill

Dr. Theresa Cisler

Dr. Paul Lee

Dr. Marianne Herr-Paul

Dr. Harold Goodman

Dr. Paula Eschtruth

Dr. Richard Koss

Dr. Rajiv Yadava

Dr. Charles Smutny

Dr. Therese Scott


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.