NOTICE REGARDING COVID-19: The schedule and format of Osteopathic Cranial Academy courses is currently being reworked to adjust to the requirements of social distancing. Watch for further announcements.
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 February or 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.
2019 Annual Conference Session Recordings: Recordings of 14 in MP3 format are available for purchase. More information.
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Future OCA Courses
OCA Annual Conference: Viola Frymann – Inspiration, Research & Practice
Hollis King DO PhD
Jun 2021, Online & regional practicums[tentative]
Partner Courses – 2021
Partner Courses – 2021
The following are medical education courses offered by partner organizations and may be of interest to practicing osteopaths. These are listed as a service to our members, and do 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.
Darren Grunwaldt DO
March 21, 2021, Virtual
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Donald Hankinson DO
Apr 9-12 2021, Biddeford ME
Victoria Troncoso DO
Apr 9-12 2021, Mesa AZ
Elizabeth Caron DO
Apr 16-19 2021, Talent OR
OPC: Foundations of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
R. Michell Hiserote DO
Jul 2021, San Diego CA
Gregory Yesensky DO
Jul 23-25 2021, Talent OR
Stephen Kisiel DO
Sep 17-20 2021, Great Barrington MA