CME with the OCA
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.
Future OCA Courses
OCA: Introduction to the Fluid (virtual)
Maria Gentile DO & Wendy Neal DO
Nov 13-14 2022, Online
OCA: 40-hour Introductory Course – Osteopathy in the Cranial Field
Zina Pelkey DO
March 19-23 2022 (PreConvocation), Orlando FL
OCA Annual Conference: The Unsung Heroines of Osteopathy – Sutherland’s Contemporaries, Students and Beyond
Maria Gentile DO
Jun 2022, Location TBD
Partner Courses 2021-22
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.
Stephen Kisiel DO
Oct 15-18 2021, Great Barrington MA
Richard Schuster DO
Nov 12-14 2021, Dublin OH
Duncan Soule MD
Nov 5-9 2021, Portland OR
Shawn Marie Higgins DO
Dec 3-5 2021, Livestream