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. Some International Introductory Courses are also approved for membership, such as those sponsored by International SCTF chapters and AMOC.
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. Prerequisites include at minimum 1-2 approved introductory courses and sometimes additional requirements, depending on the course.
Please ensure your eligibility prior to registering for any course.

Future OCA Courses

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

OPC: Expanding the Integrative Team Approach to Sleep Disturbances
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
Cortex I: A Neurology Course
Maurice Bensouson MD
Apr 6-7 2018,  Paris FRANCE
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
ASSSG: Using the Powers Within the Patient’s Body – Lymphatics and Other Fluids
Andrew Goldman DO
Apr 21-22 2018,  Great Barrington MA
Biodynamics:  Brain & Tide Ebb I
Evan Rubin DO & Eric Cohen DO
Apr 23-35 2018,  Tinton Falls NJ

 

Biodynamics:  Brain &  Tide Ebb 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

 

SCTF:  Osteopathy in the Cranial Field Basic Course
Hugh Ettlinger DO
May 4-8 2018, Old Westbury NY
Still Exaggeration Technique Introductory Course
Jerry Dickey DO
Jun 1-3 2018, Old Westbury NY

 

Prolotherapy and Platelet-Rich Plasma
Mark Cantieri DO & George Pasquarello DO
Jun 7-9 2018, Indianapolis IN
Biodynamics:  Phase IX
Stefan Hagopian DO
Jul 6-9 2018, Parker CO
SCTF:  Treating Compressions in the Cranium
Kenneth Graham DO
Jul 13-15 2018, San Diego CA
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
Biodynamics:  Anatomy 101
Bill Foley DO & Christine Mitchell DO
Oct 19-21 2018, Bolton MA

 

OPC: Advanced Explorations in Pediatric Osteopathy
Shawn Centers DO
Nov 1-4 2018, San Diego CA
Biodynamics:  Berkshire Osteopathic Study Group
Stephen Kisiel DO
Nov 2-5 2018, Williamstown MA

 

Biodynamics:  Phase VI
Donald Hankinson DO
Nov 2-5 2018, Biddeford ME

 

SCTF:  The Face
Douglas Vick DO
Nov 3-5 2018, Lexington KY
 

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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