The DO | Print Archives

September 2007

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Leading with his heart: AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, focuses on health

In choosing “DOs: Fit for Life” as the theme for his year in office, AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, is asking osteopathic physicians to serve as health and fitness role models for their patients.

Other features

Eye on education: Dr DiMarco dedicates practice, presidential plans to OGME

For AOA President-elect Carlo J. DiMarco, DO, osteopathic graduate medical education is the lifeblood of the profession.

A matter of policy: House sets AOA’s course, salutes history, says farewell to friend

A month after the death of its president, the AOA convened the annual meetings of its House of Delegates and Board of Trustees for a week of policymaking, mourning, reflection and celebration.

Beholders of the ayes: A look at the attendees of the AOA House, Board meetings

A look at the attendees of the annual meetings of the AOA House and Board.

AOA House passes stem cell, HPV vaccine policies

From stem cell research to end-of-life care, from illegal immigration to physician-assisted suicide, the AOA House approved policy statements on a number of morally and ethically charged issues during its meeting in July.


Newsbriefs—Fun run, Northup Award presentation among convention highlights

All attendees of the 112th Annual AOA Convention and Scientific Seminar in San Diego are invited to lace up their sneakers for the DOs: Fit for Life 5K Fun Run/Walk on Oct 2.

President’s Voice—The AOA: A GREAT Family of DOs

AOA President Peter B. Ajluni, DO, describes the six pathways of the AOA’s 2008-10 strategic plan: governance, research, education, advocacy, teamwork and family.

Executive Director’s Desk—Walking the walk to greatness: The AOA’s 2008-10 strategic plan

AOA Executive Director John B. Crosby, JD, explains how the AOA will follow the six strategic pathways to become a “GREAT Family of DOs.”

To the Point—Let’s improve our office demeanor

Arnold Melnick, DO, discusses how good relations with patients can build a practice and how the absence of proper communication can destroy one.

OMS Spotlight—Medical mission to Liberia opens students’ eyes

Daniel N. Ginn, OMS II, recounts the experiences of five students who participated in a medical mission to Liberia this summer.