After extensive discussions with affiliate leaders and other key stakeholders, the Executive Committee of the AOA Board of Trustees has voted to host OMED 2020 as a virtual conference, rather than the live event scheduled Oct. 15-19, 2020.
With the health and safety of DOs and medical students a top priority, the trustees considered the current pandemic status and existing restrictions, as well as the possibility of a fall COVID-19 resurgence, as critical factors in this decision.
In addition, a special meeting of the AOA House of Delegates (HOD) planned for Oct. 13-14 will also be held virtually. The AOA is committed to preserving the critical functions and roles of the HOD, including resolution consideration and debate.
OMED 2020 will remain an event filled with educational programming, discussions on the evolving practice of medicine, the advancement of the osteopathic profession and networking opportunities.
The AOA has also rebooked in Austin for OMED 2026.