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    *** FOR STUDENTS AND RESIDENTS ONLY:  Register for this version of the course if you have received a scholarship from the Foundation already. The deadline to apply has passed, and we are no longer accepting applications for this course.***

    Expand Your Osteopathic Skills with a Deeper Understanding of the Central Nervous System

    Highly regarded by its practitioners and patients, cranial osteopathy studies the anatomy and physiology of the cranium and its inter-relationship with the body as a whole. Find out how this method may be applied for the prevention and treatment of disease and enhancement of health. What You Will Learn
    • Explore the five components of the primary respiratory mechanism, including articular, cerebrospinal fluid, fascial/membranous and nervous system anatomy.
    • Deepen your understanding of the body as a dynamic unit with a capacity for self-healing.
    • Establish the basis for palpatory diagnosis and treatment.
    Course Director: Richard F. Smith, DO Assistant Course Director: Annette Hulse, DO Registration Fee: $1895.00 ($995.00 after scholarship) The OCA has developed a hybrid format for this course with both online and in-person components:
    • Virtual Lectures and Group Discussions: Lectures will be presented online, with 4.5 hours of video recordings delivered each week beginning Sept 12th. At the end of each week, participants will join in a mandatory 1 hour-long discussion group via Zoom on Sept 18, Sept 25, Oct 2 and Oct 9, 2022 (multiple time slots will be available).
    • Regional In-Person Labs: The hand-over-hand training for which the OCA is well known will be held in small groups regionally. The Lab portion of your course will take place over a three-day weekend this fall. Lab locations include: Kansas City, MO: Oct 21-23, 2022, Long Island, NY: Nov 4-6, 2022, San Francisco, CA: Nov 11-13, 2022 and Fort Worth, TX: Dec 2-4, 2022. The labs will be similar to those at previous Introductory Courses, with hands-on instruction by experienced trainers at a 1:4 faculty student ratio.
    Scroll down for more information including course details, liability release, schedule, who can attend and more. To register, please
    1. Select your Lab location
    2. Review the liability release and check box
    3. Complete other fields (if they apply), then
    4. Click “Add to cart.”
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    This course will explore how the midlines starts the organization of form and function in the embryo, and how it continues to do so through out the entire lifespan.  In addition, it will further explore a posterior midline most associated with the central nervous system, and an anterior midline associated with the gut tube, both of which are organized around a central core midline of infinite potential.  The course emphasizes the midline as a dynamic function, and established by forces and motions that exist prior to any anatomical structure. This is a hands-on practical course, with 2-3 hours of lab for each hour of lecture.  The sensory emphasis is on function and lab exercises will give experiences applicable to clinical practice. The OCA has applied for 21 hours of Category 1-A AOA CME and for 21 hours of CME from the AAFP.  This intermediate course requires 2 OCA-approved Introductory courses as prerequisites. Course Instructor:   Eliott Blackman DO FCA  

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