American Osteopathic Association

Advancing the distinctive philosophy and practice of osteopathic medicine

OMED Research Track

Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017

Where: All programs will be held in Room 108AB, Level 100, Pennsylvania Convention Center unless otherwise noted.

OMED Poster Session and Student Poster Competition

  • When: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. AOA Poster Session; 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Student Poster Competition

  • Where: Exhibit Hall Foyer

​​View the latest research ​ findings from established researchers and students. The student poster competition is held in collaboration with the National Student Osteopathic Medical Association.

Joint Session with American College of Osteopathic Neurologists and Psychiatrists, Bureau of Scientific Affairs and Public Health, Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research, and American Osteopathic Society of Rheumatic Diseases

Concussion, Prevention, and Early Intervention

  • When: 8 to 9 a.m.

  • Speakers: Tamara McLeod, PhD, ATC

Traumatic Brain Injury - Interdisciplinary Strategies for Treatment

  • When: 9 to 9:50 a.m.

  • Speaker: John Riggs, MD

Learn how to explain the complexity of brain injury itself and to discuss an understanding of pathophysiology to include inflammatory processes.

Attendees also will understand the contrast between military TBI vs civilian and the component of PTSD with hyper arousal, and understand the need for an interdisciplinary team to address this complex injury.

Enhancing Self Management of Chronic Post Concussive Symptoms

  • When: 9:50 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Speaker: Scott Mooney, PhD

Learn the history of other TBI recovery strategy programs with similar formats and limitations. Understand the development of the Functional Recovery Program and its unique intervention style and comprehensive holistic approach. Attendees also will learn more about the outcome instruments and the outcome noted in the program.


Cognitive Enhancement and Maintenance After Mild Concussion

  • When: 10:30 to 11:05 a.m.

  • Speaker: Aparna Vijayan, PhD

Understand the impact of pain, mood and sleep issues on attention, memory and information processing. Describe a range of task-specific strategies to improve attention and memory.

Attendees also will be able to provide information on different resources available for cognitive rehabilitation. Increase networking between the attendees for further growth and advancement of professional services rendered to patients who have cognitive challenges resulting from stroke and/or brain injury.

Additionally, participants will increase their awareness of the rehabilitation approaches provided by speech pathologists in cognitive rehabilitation and how these are of benefit to service members.

Traumatic Brain Injury

  • When: 11:05 to 11:40 a.m.

  • Speaker: Ronald Paolini, DO, D.FACN

Understand the role of a psychiatrist in an interdisciplinary team treating military patients in a three-week intensive outpatient program, and discuss interventions to establish group communication and trust within an intensive outpatient program.

Attendees also will understand the concepts of empowerment and Warriors Path/Journey as it relates to this program, and share with the audience the fundamental knowledge we have learned in working with our military population.

Panel Discussion and Questions

  • When: 11:40 a.m. to noon

Research Training Seminar

Joint Session with the Bureau of Scientific Affairs and Public Health, the Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research, and the American College of Osteopathic Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOOG).

  • When: 1:30 to 5 p.m.

This workshop aims to provide a foundation for residents and others who are new to research. Highlights of the workshop include a panel discussion with AOA research grantees, who will share lessons learned through their experiences and solutions to some common research challenges. Though this workshop is hosted by ACOOG, it is open to all students, residents, and new investigators who would like to broaden their knowledge and improve their research skills.

Treatment Updates in Clinical Immunology

Joint Session with the American Osteopathic College of Allergy and Immunology, and the Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research.

  • When: 1:30 to 2 p.m.

  • Where: Room 201A, Level 100, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Speaker: Massoud Mahmoudi, DO, PhD

Learn about the availability of new medications and new treatments for various immune related disorders. Recognize the therapeutic benefit of these new therapies.

Presentation ​​

Functional Medicine in Primary Care: Osteopathic at its Best

Joint Session with the American Academy of Osteopathy, and the Bureau of Osteopathic Clinical Education and Research.

  • When: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Where: Ballroom A, Level 300, Pennsylvania Convention Center
  • Speaker: Aunna Herbst, DO, ND, CFMP

Become familiar with fun​ctional medicine. Share Cleveland Clinic's functional medicine's research/clinical practice. Demonstrate how functional medicine and osteopathy can be beneficial to patient outcomes in a primary care case study.​​