2022 Annual Conference


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“The Unsung Heroines of Osteopathy: Sutherland’s Contemporaries, Students and Beyond”

Conference Director: Maria T. Gentile DO
Assistant Conference Director:  Therese M. Scott DO

June 9-12, 2022
Intercontinental Hotel, Country Club Plaza
Kansas City, Missouri

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This conference will introduce and explore the contributions to osteopathy of women such as Alvera Miller, Beryl Arbuckle, Charlotte Weaver, Rebecca Lippincott. Anna Slocum and others.


The Osteopathic Cranial Academy has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 22.25 hours of Category 1-A AOA CME. Approval is currently pending.


Registration pricing BEFORE May 18, 2022:
OCA Member $950.00
OCA International Member $ 700.00
Resident Member $ 400.00
DO Student Member $ 400.00
Retired Member $ 400.00
Qualified Nonmember $1,200.00

Registration fee includes lectures, labs, Friday lunch, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner banquet.  If you cannot attend the Saturday night banquet, use coupon code NOBANQUET for a $50 reduction in price.


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.



To introduce members and attendees to a number of the more “unknown” women who helped to advance Osteopathy.


  1. To present a bit about the lives of these women in their era of Osteopathy
  2. To present their ideas and thoughts.
  3. To learn about their treatment techniques.
  4. To better understand how these women’s contributions changed or molded Osteopathy and Osteopathic thinking.
  5. To have the mentees of these Osteopathic women speak about their personal experiences with their mentors.





L= lecture, S=small group discussion; P=practical session; M=meeting; O=other

Thursday June 9, 2022 Speaker Time
2:00 PM Registration Staff
2:45 PM L Welcome – Intro to Conference Hulse/Gentile 0.25
3:00 PM L Women Physicians and Medicine in America Therese M. Scott, DO 0.50
3:30 PM L Alvera Miller’s Concepts – The 4 Duras Maria T. Gentile, DO 0.25
3:45 PM P Alvera Miller Part 1: Pandura and Endura Maria T. Gentile, DO 0.58
4:20 PM S Small Group Discussion, Vendors 0.25
4:35 PM L Charlotte Weaver and the Three Cranial Vertebra Mico (Margaret) Sorrel, DO 0.50
5:05 PM P A Membranous Approach to Weaver’s Centrum 1-2 Mico (Margaret) Sorrel, DO 1.00
6:05 PM L  British Women: Appreciating the Legacy Orianne Evans 0.25
6:20 PM P  The Tide of the Legacy (treatment of all) Orianne Evans 0.67
P  Student/Beginner Lab (runs concurrently

with The Tide of the Legacy)

7:00 PM P Adjourn
2.00 L: 2.25 P 4.25
Friday June 10, 2022
8:00 AM M  Committee Meetings, Vendors
9:00 AM L  The Concepts of Beryl Arbuckle Ken Lossing, DO 0.50
9:30 AM P  Treatment of Stress Bands Ken Lossing, DO 1.00
10:30 AM S Small Group Discussion, Vendors 0.25
10:45 AM L Louisa Burns, DO – A Brief Exploration of Her Timeless Contributions to Osteopathy Dennis Burke, DO 0.50
 11:15 AM P Louisa Burns and the Altered Circulatory Mechanism Dennis Burke, DO 1.00
12:15 PM M LUNCH, Committee Meetings, Vendors
1:45 PM L Charlotte Weaver, Brain Vesicles and Research Opportunities Mico (Margaret) Sorrel, DO 0.50
2:15 PM P Treatment of Strain patterns at Centrum 1-2 Mico (Margaret) Sorrel, DO 1.00
3:15 PM L Beryl Arbuckle – Buttresses Ken Lossing, DO 0.50
3:45 PM S Small Group Discussion, Vendors 0.25
4:00 PM P Diagnosis and Treatment of Inferior Sagittal Buttresses Ken Lossing, DO 1.00
5:00 PM L Alvera Miller Part 2: Trydura Maria Gentile, DO 0.50
5:30 PM O Adjourn
5:45 PM M Annual Membership Meeting President
2.50 L : 4.50 P 7.00
Saturday June 11, 2022
8:00 AM M Committee Meetings
9:00 AM L Rebecca Lippincott: Faith, Gratitude and Certainty Maud Nerman, DO 0.50
9:30 AM P Lab on Rebecca Lippincott Maud Nerman, DO 1.00
10:30 AM S Small Group Discussion, Vendors 0.25
10:45 PM L Ruby Day’s Contributions Steve Kisiel, DO 0.50
11:15AM P Treatment of the Pelvic Bowl Steve Kisiel, DO 0.75
12:00 PM M LUNCH, Committee Meetings, Vendors
1:30 PM L Sutherland Memorial Lecture Zina Pelkey, DO 1.00
2:30 PM L A Biography of My Mother, Edna Lay Marcus Lay, DO 0.50
3:00 PM S Small Group Discussion, Vendors 0.25
3:15 PM P Edna Lay’s Favorite Treatment Techniques Marcus Lay, DO 1.00
4:15 PM L The Work of Anna Slocum Dave Musgrave, DO 0.50
4:45 PM P Anna Slocum Lab Dave Musgrave, DO 1.00
5:45 PM O Adjourn
6:45 PM O Reception
7:15 PM M Banquet
3.00 L : 4.25 P 7.25
Sunday June 12, 2022
8:00 AM M Committee Meetings
9:00 AM L My Journey into Osteopathy Paula Eschtruth, DO 0.50
9:30 AM P Paula’s Osteopathic Approach Paula Eschtruth, DO 1.00
10:30 AM S Small Group Discussion 0.25
10:45 AM L CSC Update and 2022 Intro Richard Smith, DO/Kathy Gill, MD 0.25
11:00 AM L Olive Stretch – The Aging Process in Relation to Cranial Concepts Maria Gentile. DO 0.50
11:30 AM P Treatment of the Liver or Treatment of the Pancreas Maria Gentile, DO 1.00
12:30 PM O Adjourn Conference Director/President

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