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Discover upcoming courses and special events happening in
and around your area by clicking on the links below. 

Upcoming Courses & Events

The University College of Osteopathy, UK – CPD Courses and Conferences

Various Dates and Locations
For more information and to register: Please click here.

World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases 2018

Location: Krakow, Poland
Dates: April 19-22, 2018

The World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases will take place from April 19 to April 22, 2018 in the beautiful city of Krakow, Poland.

The members of the Committee of Scientific Advisors of the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) and the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) are developing a very exciting Congress’ scientific programme that will bring together the world’s best in the field of musculoskeletal health and disease.

We really hope to welcome you in Krakow, Poland and that this Congress will move the field one step forward on all fronts; from new understanding of bone metabolism and pathology, to new strategies and options in prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

For information, please visit http://www.wco-iof-esceo.org/

LT2 - Listening Techniques 2: An Integrative Approach to Evaluation

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Dates: April 23-25, 2018

Listening Techniques is  designed to reinforce powerful evaluation tools known as “listening” skills. No matter what types of modalities you practice expanding your evaluation abilities will enhance your treatment
outcomes. Listening Techniques’ are palpation tools developed by
Jean-Pierre Barral, DO which enable you to fine-tune your assessment
skills. Through ‘Listening’ you will be able to determine which body
structures are involved, and identify the best approach for treatment

This course has been endorsed by OAO. Active and Affiliate OAO Members will receive 18 CEUs for attending this course.

Click here for more information and to register.

Pre-AGM Course: Optimizing Cranio-Facial- Respiratory Growth and Development from Birth Onwards with Dr. Alison Sigal

Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale
3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 1:00-5:30 p.m. Check-in at 12:30 p.m.


There are 3 CORE Pillars to Optimized Cranio-Facial- Respiratory Growth and Development from Birth Onwards – which we can ALL assess!

If ANY of the pillars are compromised – A domino effect takes place that may include the following signs & symptoms…

Breastfeeding difficulties, Colic, Mouth breathing, Sleep compromise, Obstructive sleep apnea, Ear infections, Bedwetting, GERD/GER, ADHD/ADD, Picky Eaters, and more…

Join us before the OAO Annual General Meeting!

Dr. Sigal is a kinesiologist and pediatric dentist, with additional training in myofunctional therapy and Buteyko breathing methods. She is the founder of Little Bird Pediatric Dentistry, a first-of-its-kind airway centric pediatric practice, with a multi-disciplinary approach and research-based foundation. Having learned from experts in pediatric care from around the world, Dr. Sigal is passionate about changing the way we assess and
care for our pediatric patients across North America.

Together we can help our families from birth reach their FULL genetic potential!

Agenda For April 26th Workshop

  • Anatomy 101 (Head & Neck)
  • Key Players in Optimized Cranio-Facial-Respiratory Growth and Development
  • Compromised Growth and Development
  • Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS) & Multi-disciplinary management highlighting the impact of osteopathic care (bodywork)
  • Products and Habits
  • Breathing & Importance of Nasal Breathing
  • Sleep (Breathing disordered sleep and Obstructive Sleep Apnea) related to TOTS & Mouth breathing
  • Food – Chewing and baby led weaning
  • Questions

This complimentary course is open to OAO members only. Spaces are limited. Contact membership@osteopathyontario.org for more information on how to register.

***OAO Annual General Meeting***

Location: Holiday Inn Yorkdale
3450 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario

Date: Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Join the OAO Board of Directors for our Annual General Meeting (AGM), on Thursday, April 26, 2018, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Yorkdale at 3450 Dufferin Street, Toronto.*

Active & Affiliate OAO Members who attend the AGM in person or online will receive 4 CEUs.

Do not miss the opportunity to attend the pre-AGM complimentary course with Dr. Alison Sigal.

K-Taping for Women's Health Toronto; Posted: March 16, 2018*

Location: Generations Physio 7-371 Mountainview Rd. S. Georgetown, Ontario

Dates: April 28-29, 2018

-Taping for Women’s Health is a two-day, practical application course in women’s health K-Taping techniques. The course begins with an overview of the theory and purpose of the K-Taping practical applications and the history of the K-Taping Academy.

Who should attend?

Physiotherapists (Women’s Health, Pelvic), midwives, gynecologists, registered nurses and health professionals specializing in gynecology.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/k-taping-womens-health-toronto-on-en-28-29-april-2018-registration-39518002409?aff=es2

Specific Adjustement Technique (SAT) with Gerald Lamb D.O.; Posted: March 16, 2018*

Location: Montreal, Quebec

SAT # 1 : May 3-5, 2018.
SAT # 2 : October 25-27, 2018. 
SAT # 3 : February 14-16, 2019

S.A.T is a complete osteopathy seminar. These classes are precious for the continuity of our osteopathic tradition. Students will develop a clinical synthesis frame of mind, from the global, to the regional, to the very specific. Students will also discover a rigorous analysis method, that will allow them to very specifically treat a given segment (treatment priority) to favour an adaptation sequence and physiological changes in the system. We invite you to travel this unique path. We are honoured to receive M. Gerald Lamb D.O. in Montreal. He is an internationally renowned osteopath and S.A.T. speaker teacher. For more information (objectives, course despristion, modalities, etc.), visit the following link :

For question or to register, please contact: Alain Dubreuil D.O.   cliniquealaindubreuil@videotron.ca    tel: 514-303-4616

Rule of the Artery Presented by Brad McCutcheon

Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax Symposium
Dates: May 6-7, 2018

Arteries and veins have similar structures but different neurological innervations and receptors for feedback to the brain about activity. Arteries can hold energy from praxis and rapid length changes.These patterns can cause patients to report dull aches, and heavy feelings in extremities and possibly in organ tissues.

The proper assessment and location of these spasms can help the practitioner to reduce or remove the strains stored in the arterial tissue and then restore normal blood flow to the patient.

This course will allow participants to quickly assess for blood flow restrictions, blood pressure differences and to palpate the spasms and determine if they are to be treated with approximation or direct arterial release.

For more information, please visit: https://www.symposiumceo.ca/halifax/

*Active & Affiliate OAO Members may receive 15 CEUs for completing this course.*

Clinical Applications of Pain Science for Manual Therapists

Location: Sutherland-Chan School – Massage Therapy, Toronto, Ontario
Dates: May 26 and 27, 2018. 9 am to 5 pm.

This 2-day course will focus on reconceptualizing pain, manual therapy effects and the role of manual therapists (RMTs, osteopathic manual practitioners, physiotherapists and athletic therapists) when treating people in pain. The focus will be on how to use manual and movement techniques in a manner that is consistent with the science of pain and evidence for how biopsychosocial factors can impact pain states and related disability.

The course combines lecture, case-study discussion, and practical applications for how to incorporate effective therapeutic pain management approaches into daily practice. Learn about the science of pain, the biopsychosocial framework, evidence-based explanations for mechanism of action and therapist and patient experiences, how to modify traditional manual practices, and how to apply this knowledge into practice for the benefit of the patient.

Find more information and registration here.

*** Active & Affiliate OAO Members will receive 13 CEUs for completing this course***

2018 ROE International Osteopathic Symposium

Location: Madrid, Spain
Dates: June 1-3, 2018

Hola Madrid !!! Welcome to the 2018 ROE International Osteopathic Symposium.

A combination of lectures and practical workshops

The aim of this Symposium is to present and discuss new scientific research concepts in order to implement them on the daily clinical practice of osteopaths; improve the clinical skills of practitioners, and promote better diagnosis and treatments. Main scientific concepts will be presented at the morning keynote lectures and then expanded at the after-lunch workshops in an interactive way. Participants with Full Access Pass will be able to register at 2 workshops (one Friday and another on Saturday). Workshop registration will be arranged according to order of arrival of the petition forms. See PROGRAM for further information.

Call for Abstracts

Participation to the Symposium will be permitted to studies containing original and relevant material in Osteopathic Research after approval from the Symposium Scientific Committee (SSC). Further info at the following link.

Scientific Research and Practice

We have selected an excellent line-up of International Lecturers that include: Prof. Dr. Wilfrid Jänig; Prof. Hans-Georg Schaible MD; Prof. Steven Tyreman DO; Dr. M. Kuchera DO; Dr. W. Devine DO; Christian Fossum DO MSc; Caroline Stone DO MSc; Prof. Jorge Esteves DO PhD; René Zweedijk DO; Torsten Liem DO MSc, Marie Odile Fessenmeyer DO and Gerard Alvarez DO MSc PhD student among others.

Ready to come to Madrid? We invite you to visit a city full of opportunities where you can have amazing experiences. The Symposium Venue is in the centre of Madrid (near El Prado National Museum, parque del Retiro and Puerta de Alcalá). There are plenty of hotel options in Madrid and you’ll find some travel/accomodation recommendations at our website. Don’t miss your opportunity.

Full Pass 550€
Streaming Pass 400€

See you at #ROE2018 !!!

For more information, please visit: http://www.osteopatas.org/main.asp?Familia=233

K-Taping Pro Toronto; Posted: April 12, 2018*

Location: University of Toronto Rehabilitation Sciences
500 University Avenue, Suite 160
Toronto, ON
Dates: June 2-3, 2018

The K-Taping Pro course covers the basic functions and effects of K-taping. Applications learned in the two-day course are for muscle, ligament, functional corrections, and fascia corrections. Lymphatic correction techniques are also introduced. Participants will receive instruction on the application of combination techniques for multiple conditions including: impingement syndrome, whiplash, low back pain, finger contusion, wrist stabilization, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Patello-Femoral Syndrome, knee arthritis, Achilles tendonitis, ankle weakness, plantar fasciitis, scar tape application, lymphatic dysfunction, as well as the indications and usage of Cross Taping.

For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/k-taping-pro-toronto-on-2-3-june-2018-registration-39519848932?aff=erellivmlt

NM3: Neural Manipulation: Peripheral Nerves; Lower Body

Location: Toronto, Ontario
Dates: June 13-19, 2018

This course explores evaluation and treatment techniques for peripheral
nerves of the lower body.


* Explore in detail the anatomy and function of the peripheral nerves
of the lower body.
* Discover typical pain patterns that arise from dysfunction of these
peripheral nerves.
* Learn evaluation methods and treatment techniques to facilitate
normal functioning of these peripheral nerves.
* Discover various methods for releasing restrictions in nerves.
* Explore practical integration into treatment sessions.

This course has been endorsed by OAO. Active and Affiliate OAO Members will receive 12 CEUs for attending this course.

Click here for more information and to register.

12th International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) World Congress 2018

Location: Paris, France
Dates: August 8-12, 2018

We are excited to host the 12th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM 2018) in the exciting and romantic city of Paris, France.

Top rehabilitation specialists from across the world will join us to present the latest research and cutting edge techniques in our ever growing field.

The scientific program will include hands-on workshops, lively debates and more in an unforgettable experience. Join us July 8-12, 2018!

For more information, please visit: http://www.isprm2018.com/

17th World Congress on Pain

Location: Boston, USA
Dates: September 12-16, 2018

The world’s premier Congress devoted to research, clinical practice
and treatment of pain.
Venue: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
Sponsor: International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
Information from IASP Secretariat: 1510 H Street, NW, Suite 600,
Washington, DC USA 20005
Tel: +1.202.524.5300
Email: IASPdesk@iasp-pain.org

Want to Sponsor or Exhibit at this premier Congress: Further
Information for Industry participation can be obtained from

For more information, please visit: http://www.iasp-pain.org/Boston

2018 Osteopathy Australia Conference

Location: Cairns, Australia
Dates: October 12-14, 2018

The Osteopathy Conference will be held from October 12th – 14th at the Cairns Convention Centre.

This is a great opportunity for delegates to hear from leading local and international clinicians and researchers, to update their skills and knowledge and to network with colleagues and peers – examining treatment practice and approaches, discussing research and emerging trends and identifying ways to ensure the ongoing sustainability of osteopathy.

If you are interested in being a speaker at the Conference, you can submit an abstract through this link: https://osteopathyconference.wufoo.eu/forms/s2kbdsu0e0gkjc/

Abstracts must be submitted by 5.00pm on Friday, 16th March, 2018.

If you are interested in sponsoring the Conference, click here to access our prospectus.

If you are interested in attending the Conference, registrations will open soon.

For any further information, email our CPD Officer, Peter Tzanis at cpd@osteopathy.org.au or call 02 9410 0099.

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.

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:
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/ to send your abstract.

Fifth International Fascia Research Congress

Location: Berlin, Germany
Dates: November 14-15, 2018

Pre-conference workshops: November 13, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! November 2018…Two conferences converge in Berlin

Fifth International Fascia Research Congress: November 14-15, 2018
Pre-Conference Workshops: November 13, 2018

Venue: The Urania Berlin

International Osteopathic Conference: November 16-18, 2018

Joint registration will be available for those wishing to attend both the Fascia Research Congress and the Osteopathic Conference.


Now accepting abstracts through April 15. Prizes will be awarded for the best science abstract and the three best posters. In addition, the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies will award $1,000 and $500 cash prizes for the two most clinically relevant abstracts.

Authors are invited to submit new study results related to research on fascia. Basic science and clinical abstracts will be considered in the following categories:

Clinical Studies
Anatomy of Fascia
Sensory and Neural Aspects
Matrix Biology and Fluid Dynamics
Assessment Methods
Biomechanical Aspects
Veterinary Aspects
Surgical Aspects
Oncological Aspects
Other Fascial Pathologies
Fascia in Sports and Movement
Phenomenlogical and Philosophical Aspects

New Hypotheses and Experimental Research Methods

Abstracts selected by the Scientific Committee will be published in the proceedings book and authors will be invited to make an oral presentation or present a poster at the Fascia Research Congress.