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2018 Clinical Conference Event Highlights

Click the links below to find out more about the special events at this year's Clinical Conference!


Welcome Reception

Join your colleagues at the Welcome Reception on Wednesday, May 2, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall. Take this opportunity to visit with colleagues, attend the Poster Sessions, and meet the Exhibitors. Everyone is invited to attend.


Student/Resident/Fellow Luncheon

Back by popular demand, a student/resident/fellow luncheon hosted by the AOASM will be held Friday, May 4, 2018, from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please indicate your attendance on the registration form.


Obstacle Course Running Fundraiser Event

Two years ago, President Bytomski “upped the ante” on our traditional 5K fun run in Tempe with a body-weight, calisthenics-based race. With Columbus being the home of the best CrossFit equipment supplier in the world, we are going to “see and raise” him by adding a true obstacle course in the middle of our fun run! Cargo nets, truck tires, and walls are only part of the challenge participants will face at Scioto Audubon Park. This park is open to the public, and participants of all skill and fitness levels will have a great time! The distance of the course will be reduced to 3K, as the obstacle course adds to the physicality of the run.

Participation is only $20 for Physician/Allied Health Professionals, $10 for Fellow/Resident/Intern, and free for Students, and all proceeds will benefit the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center affiliated with the James Cancer Center. The Run is Thursday, May 3 from 5:30 p.m -7:30 p.m in Scioto Audubon Park. Prizes will be awarded at the “May the Fourth Be With You” reception Friday night. We welcome all attendees and guests for the conference to pre-register for this event on the registration form.


The Russell M. Wright Memorial Keynote Luncheon

The Rusty Wright Memorial Lecture will be held Thursday, May 3, 2018. The keynote luncheon will be located at The Renaissance Hotel, and the guest speaker will be Chris Spielman, former All-American for The Ohio State Buckeyes and NFL football player, and currently analyst for Fox Sports and Cancer Warrior. This keynote luncheon is scheduled from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. Pre-registration and an additional fee of $40 for Physician/Allied Health Professionals, and $20 for Fellow/Resident/Students is required. This fee includes a ticket to the luncheon and CME for attending the guest speaker lecture luncheon. Please register (yourself and guests) on the conference registration form.

Chris Spielman is an All-Star linebacker from Massillon, Ohio. He was a two-time All-American for The Ohio State Buckeyes. Chris played 11 years in the NFL for the Detroit Lions, Buffalo Bills, and Cleveland Browns. He represented the Detroit Lions in four Pro Bowls and was named the team’s defensive MVP in 1993 and 1994. Chris was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2009.

Chris was a College Football Analyst with ESPN for 15 years and in 2016 moved to Fox Sports as an NFL Football Analyst. He also hosts a new sports radio show, Spielman and Hooley Mornings, on iHeart Radio 105.7 The Zone. Chris continues the fight that he and his late wife Stefanie started together shortly after her first diagnosis of breast cancer. Over the years more than $22 million has been raised for the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research and the Stefanie Spielman Patient Assistance Fund. Chris has four children and remarried in 2013 to Carrie Yocom, who brought with her two more daughters. He found his biggest opponent to be off the field. Chris’ life has order: faith, family, and community–and he lives it daily in that order.


Award of Fellow Banquet

Please make every effort to attend the AOASM Award of Fellow Banquet on Friday, May 4, 2018, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (cash bar reception from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.). The banquet will include a ticket to the dinner event, Fellow award ceremony, Mentor of the Year Award, induction of the AOASM officers, and an AOA update.

Tickets are $60 each, and guests are welcome to register and attend. You will need to purchase a ticket for each guest attending the banquet. To register (yourself and your guests), please check the AOASM Award of Fellow Banquet on the registration form.


AOASM "May the Fourth Be With You" Reception

Continuing our trend-setting, join fellow AOASM attendees on the pool deck at the Renaissance Hotel for a fun cocktail reception and appetizers to celebrate all things Star Wars on Friday, May 4, 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. We will be featuring special beers crafted by Endeavor Brewing Company just for our AOASM Conference: President Bytomski’s Polish Porter, 7 Hoppy Students IPA, or AOASM Goserade (a tart, crisp German unfiltered beer with a touch of sea salt, lime, and lemon). Star Wars-themed futuristic games will test your control of the Force as the night goes on. Cost is $20 per person. Guests are welcome to attend. To register (yourself and your guests), please check the AOASM “May the Fourth Be With You” Reception on the registration form.


Morning Fitness Classes

Sometimes the tried and true ideas are the best ones. AOASM will offer some fun and exciting exercise classes during the Annual Meeting. Join your fellow attendees who are getting a jump-start with a fitness class first thing in the morning. Mark your calendar date and time for these quick complimentary 30-minute exercise class.

Insanity: Wednesday, May 2, 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Brought to you by Priscilla Tu, DO, FAOASM (Star Wars name: “P2”), Insanity is a series of high-intensity body-weight exercises designed to improve your cardiac fitness and conditioning. Get ready to dig deeper and push your limits!

Salsa and Merengue Dance Class: Thursday, May 3, 7:00 a.m. - 7:45 a.m.

For something new, Francisco Laboy, DO, will lead a dance class in which he’ll take you from not only feeling good dancing, but to looking good doing it!

Zumba: Friday, May 4, 7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.

Led by P2 again, Zumba is a total workout, combining cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, and flexibility. Get ready to mix low-intensity with high-intensity moves for an interval-style dance fitness party!


Sports Medicine Examination for Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ)

AOASM will be offering the Sports Medicine Examination for Certification of Added Qualifications (CAQ) from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. The Recertification Exam will also be offered from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. You must pre-register with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to sit for either exam. AOASM does not coordinate the registration for the exam. On-site check-in will begin at 12:00 noon and seating/instructions at 12:45 p.m.

The examination fee of $800 is required at the time of application. The initial application deadline is February 9, 2018. A late fee of $100 will be required for all applications submitted between February 10, 2018 and March 9, 2018.  No application materials will be accepted after March 23, 2018. All cancellations must be made in writing.  Exam fees will be refunded if cancellation is received by April 10, 2018 less a $100 administrative fee. Click here to visit the AOA website.

Questions? Contact:  AOA - Certifying Board Services
(312) 202-8082


Fellowship Fair

This year we will be hosting a Fellowship Fair on Friday, May 4, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. so prospective students and residents will have a chance to interact with fellowship programs at the meeting. This will give both the Directors and potential applicants a chance to interact and foster interest for everyone involved.

Please indicate your attendance on this Google Form.


Special Event Offer for AOASM Conference Attendees!


Attention 2018 Clinical Conference Attendees! AOASM has arranged a special, one-night offer for the first 25 AOASM Clinical Conference attendees to attend a Columbus Clippers game on Thursday, May 3 at 6:35 p.m. We have arranged a reserved section at the Clippers Stadium for the first of four home games against the Charlotte Knights.  As an added bonus, it’s a special “Thirsty Thursday” promotion this night with discounted beverages throughout the stadium!


Huntington Park (Clippers Stadium) is less than a mile walk from the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel, or you can catch one of the local buses to and from the game. Named as “Ballpark of the Year” in 2009, there are additional activities for kids of all ages (radar gun for pitches, air tee-ball batting cage, mascots, etc.) and great food/beverage options in close proximity to all seats.  As with any early nighttime game (sunset is predicted for 8:30 p.m.), we recommend sunglasses and sun protection.


Purchase deadline is April 26 by 11:59 PM EST. 


Click here to purchase your tickets today!

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