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Upcoming Courses & Events

Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO) 2017 Annual General Meeting

Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale - deHavilland Room
3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Sign-in from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

(Pre-AGM Course on Mindfulness in Clinical Practice with Dr. Dobkin from 3:00-6:00 p.m.)

Join the OAO Board of Directors for our Annual General Meeting (AGM), on Thursday, April 27, 2017, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale at 3450 Dufferin Street, Toronto.*

Do not miss the opportunity to attend the pre-AGM session on Mindful Clinical Practice with Dr. Patricia Dobkin from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Seats in the course are limited. Please register early to avoid disappointment.

*Please note that Holiday Inn Yorkdale provides 2 hours of complimentary parking. Parking is also available across the street at Yorkdale Shopping Centre.

***Active & Affiliate Members will receive 4 CEUs for attending this event.***

This is an OAO Members only event.

Mindfulness in Clinical Practice with Dr. Patricia Dobkin

Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale - deHavilland Room
3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Prior to the AGM, the OAO is offering a complimentary course for OAO members only. Join Dr. Patricia Dobkin, Associate Professor of Medicine at McGill University and published author, as she discusses the concept of mindfulness in clinical practice. Learn how mindfulness enhances the quality of patient care while adding depth and meaning to a clinician’s work. The course will run from 3-6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale. Spaces are limited. Sign-in for the course will begin at 2:30. Seats are limited.

***This course has been approved by the OAO for 3 CEUs***

The British School of Osteopathy (BSO) – CPD Courses and Conferences

Various Dates and Locations
For more information and to register: Please visit – www.bso.ac.uk/postgraduate-cpd/cpd-course-and-conferences

Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO) 2017 Annual General Meeting

Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale - deHavilland Room
3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Please see details at the top of the page.

Mindfulness in Clinical Practice with Dr. Patricia Dobkin

Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale - deHavilland Room
3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017

Start Time: 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Please see details at the top of the page.

A Course in DENTISTRY for the Non-Dental Practitioner

Location: 523 Guelph Street, Norval, ON LOP 1K0

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Time: 9:00-5:00 p.m.

If you counsel people to improve or regain your health, this is a course for you. It will provide the “missing link” you have been seeking to get a grasp on your clients’ issues.

Tuition: $700.00 CDN

Contact Dr. Oksana Sawiak for more information or to register at youwell.ca@gmail.com or 905-279-6619.

Canada’s Only Offering – Institute of Classical Osteopathy’s Foundation Course

Location: Society for Osteopathic Wellness – 439 Parliament Street www.osteos.ca
Dates: January 19-22, March 23-26, May 11-14, 2017

With Instructors – Mr. Chris Batten – Director of Education at the Institute of Classical Osteopathy & Ms. Sandy Antunes – President of the Society for Osteopathic Wellness
Dates: 2016/2017
Module 1: Fri. Sept. 16th, 2016 to Mon. Sept. 19th, 2016
Module 2: Thurs. Nov. 17th, 2016 to Sun. Nov. 20th, 2016
Module 3: Thurs. Jan. 19th, 2017 to Sun. Jan. 22nd, 2017
Module 4: Thurs. Mar. 23th, 2017 to Sun. Mar. 26th, 2017
Module 5: Thurs. May 11th, 2017 to Sun. May 14th, 2017
Location: All theoretical and practical work with be completed at 8 Branches Healing Arts Centre Teaching Classroom 344 Dupont St, 3rd floor 
Applied Clinic: Society for Osteopathic Wellness – 439 Parliament Street  www.osteos.ca
 
Highlights: The Institute of Classical Osteopathy’s Foundation Course is designed to develop the practitioner’s knowledge and understanding of Classical Osteopathic philosophies, principles, concepts and technical skills – as formulated over a hundred years ago by AT Still and then further interpreted by JM Littlejohn. 
 
This course will explore the classical belief that a body is a vital living organism with a normal tendency towards self-healing, elimination and health and that the development of disease depends on any factors which lower the vital force or vitalising processes of the patient.  The concept that the osteopathic lesion can therefore only be addressed through physiological processes is examined.  In addition, the applied anatomy and physiology of the body, along with Fryette’s and Littlejohn’s osteopathic centres and biomechanical models of the effects of gravity on the spine are reviewed.
Students are shown how to apply this approach in practice with the ‘whole body’ treatment routine practice by classical osteopaths to co-ordinate the structural and functional activities of the body.
Involvement during this 5 module course provides eligibility for clinical training and development at the Society of Osteopathic Wellness approved clinics in Ontario and subsequent progression onto the more advanced Applied Course – the successful completion of which results in a Diploma in Classical Osteopathy.
Completion of the foundation course leads to eligibility for associate membership with the Institute of Classical Osteopathy.
CPD Hours = 140 hours of practical training
 
Cost: $6500 plus HST – payment plans are available
For more information and for registration: e-mail – admin@osteos.ca

Enhancing Your Pedorthic Toolbox: The Multidimensional Management of Low Back Pain

May 27 – 28, 2017

Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

Presented by the Pedorthic Association of Canada.

This hands on PD event will feature speakers from different health care backgrounds who will present current information on pelvic, low back assessment, treatment and pain management.

Early Bird deadline: May 1, 2017

Registration is now open! Please visit:
http://www.pedorthic.ca/pd-event-halifax/

34th International Symposium on Traditional Osteopathy

Location: 2015 Drummond Street, Suite 500
Montreal, Quebec

Dates: June 2 - 7, 2017

Theme: The Specificity and the Value of Therapeutic Action in Osteopathy

Host: Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques

Conference: June 2

Workshops: June 3, 4, 5, 6

Post-Symposium Course: June 7

Gala: June 3

www.symposiumceo.ca/2017ang/

Visceral Manipulation: Abdomen 1 Presented by International Alliance of Healthcare Educators

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Dates: August 24-27, 2017

In this course, you will be introduced to the models and concepts of functional biomechanics as viewed from Jean-Pierre Barral’s Visceral Manipulation approach. This method of evaluation and treatment is based on the concept that each of our internal organs rotates on a physiological axis. Focus is on the abdominal cavity and includes the organs, their membranes, ligaments, innervation and their spatial functional interrelationships. You will learn basic manipulations for correcting abnormal motions and stress patterns within this cavity.

Cost: $795 USD

For more information please contact iahe@iahe.com.

**Please note that this course has been approved by the OAO for 24.25 CEUs**

Osteopaths New Zealand 2017 Osteopathic Conference on Pain

Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Date: September 8-10, 2017

International and local presenters will address paediatric/perinatal pain, sports/performance pain and pain science.

For more information, please visit: www.osteopathsnz.co.nz

Open Forum for Osteopathic Education Conference - Call for submissions on TEACHING OSTEOPATHIC DIAGNOSTICS

Location: Lyon, France
Due Date: December 31, 2017

Osteopathic diagnostics is a major part of osteopathic education, but even now many schools are struggling to get a grip on clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach, etc.

In October 2018 OsEAN is holding the sixth “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference. The topic will be “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”, featuring presentations and workshops in this important area. The conference will be held from 18th – 19th October 2018 in Lyon, France.

We would like to invite you to submit a paper, before Sunday, 31st December 2017, for a platform or poster presentation or a short workshop in one of the following areas:

Teaching and assessing
•Clinical reasoning within the Osteopathic Education.
•What do we use as protocols for clinical examinations of patients?
•Communicating the challenge of miscalculations in diagnosis
•Educational strategies in osteopathic diagnostics.
•Teaching feedback and evaluation in our approaches in the osteopathic clinic.
•Teaching diagnostic strategies, such as: ◦Induction
◦Deduction
◦Pattern recognition

•Inter- and intra-reliability in research teaching.
•Problem Based learning in osteopathic education
•Standardizing the osteopathic practical examination
•Teaching Red & yellow flags
•Teaching Phenomenology in diagnostics

Please use the Submission Form on the OsEAN-website at http://www.osean.com/index.php/events/open-forum-conference/2018-teaching-osteopathic-diagnostics/call-for-papers to send in your abstract.

Open Forum for Osteopathic Education Conference

Location: Lyon, France
Dates: October 18-19, 2018

Osteopathic diagnostics is a major part of osteopathic education, but even now many schools are struggling to get a grip on clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach, etc.

In October 2018 OsEAN is holding the sixth “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference. The topic will be “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”, featuring presentations and workshops in this important area. The conference will be held from 18th – 19th October 2018 in Lyon, France.

For more information, please visit: http://www.osean.com/index.php/events/open-forum-conference/2018-teaching-osteopathic-diagnostics/