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OMED 2021 to feature special programming for students, residents and affiliate leaders

The conference will also feature a special track on social determinants of health to help participants better understand their impact on patients.

At OMED 2021, a virtual conference taking place Oct. 22-24, students, residents and affiliate leaders can participate in special programming just for them. This year, OMED is offering four tailored tracks:

-Student Track
-Resident Track
-Affiliate leader Track
-Social determinants of health Track

In addition to these tracks, OMED 2021 will have CME and networking opportunities for everyone in the osteopathic medical community, including 200-plus hours of virtual programming that will be available on-demand through Nov. 25.

More details about the four tailored tracks are below.

Affiliate Leader Track

The Affiliate Leader Track, taking place on Oct. 21 from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. CT, will provide professional development tailored to state and specialty college affiliate executive directors/CEOS. The programming will help attendees learn about strategies and best practices for Board orientation; virtual, hybrid and in-person meetings; strategic partnerships and sponsorships; member engagement; student recruitment and retention; and CME/educational programs.

Student Track

The Student Track, taking place Oct. 23-24, will consist of content for OMS Is through OMS IVs, such as mentoring sessions, student loan planning, a CV workshop, and a social determinants of health session, among other topics. The content for this track was carefully selected by various osteopathic medical student leadership interested in supplementing the knowledge provided by the COMs and enhancing the opportunities for osteopathic medical students to match into their residencies of choice. The Student Osteopathic Medical Association (SOMA) House of Delegates will also take place on Oct. 24.

Resident Track

The Resident Track will include six hours of content on Oct. 23, with information dedicated to residents. The virtual experience will reflect on life beyond the clinical and academic settings and provide attendees with opportunities to connect with their peers and leadership in the osteopathic community.

Social determinants of health Track

The Social determinants of health Track will take place on Oct. 23 and discuss how many of the social determinants of health (SDOH) significantly impact health, including the mental health of patients, and can have long-term effects contributing to the increased prevalence of chronic disease. Osteopathic physicians can support their patients in achieving wellness by focusing on physical, behavioral and spiritual health and the individual’s environment. The track will include sessions on implementation of the new AOA SDOH toolkit, effective strategies to improve influenza vaccination rates in the underserved and minority populations, and best practices in addressing LGBTQIA+ health and wellness.

Find more information on these tracks and OMED and register here.

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