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Anaheim Conference: Osteopathy: A Global Presence

18 – 20 September 2016
Held in conjunction with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA – Full Member), the program expanded on four osteopathic pillars — Education, Regulation, Research, and Association Leadership/Membership — while also looking at the future of the global osteopathic profession. The OIA program featured a diverse and dynamic group of speakers and moderators to focus on the state of osteopathic medicine and osteopathy in various countries while globally uniting osteopathic physicians and osteopaths.

We want to thank all members that attended our annual conference! A diverse and dynamic group of speakers and moderators helped deliver captivating content and render important decisions.

AGM and Board Transition
At our Anaheim AGM, the full membership voted to elect Mr. Charles Hunt to chair from his previous position as Vice-Chair. Dr. Alain Wurtz stepped down from the board for personal reasons and Dr. Frank Mueller was voted in as his successor. Jane Carreiro moved from her position as Chair to the position of Past Chair, in keeping with new regulations on board composition. All office terms are two years.

The membership also voted in amendments to bylaws. For more information, please see the bylaws here.

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Anaheim Agenda Book        Conference Program 2016 AGM Minutes

Presentations


 

2015

Montreal Conference: Osteopathy: A Global Presence

25-27 September 2015
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Held in conjunction with Osteopathie Quebec (Partner Member)

Montreal Conference a Success
We want to thank all members that attended our annual conference! There were a total of 81 attendees, representing 31 organizations from 15 countries. We had a diverse and dynamic group of speakers and moderators who helped make the conference a success.

AGM and Board Transition
At our Montreal AGM, the Full membership voted to re-elect Dr William Burke by acclamation and Antony Nicholas (Australia Osteopathy) for his first term on the Board. Dr Burke filled the allocated seat for the largest osteopathic organisation, beginning his second term. Michael Mulholland-Licht rotated off the Board following the completion of his second term.

The Board of Directors held elections for officer positions, with Charles Hunt re-elected as Vice-Chair and Dr Burke re-elected as Secretary-Treasurer. All office terms are two years.

Conference Documents
“Osteopathy: A Global Presence” continued the work expanded on our four osteopathic pillars, while also looking to the future of the global osteopathic profession:

  • Research
  • Regulation
  • Education
  • Association Leadership and Membership

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AGM & Conference Programme


Presentations


2014

London Conference: Osteopathy: A Global Presence

2-3 October 2014 (Board Meeting)
3-5 October 2014 (AGM & Conference)
London, England

Held in conjunction with the Institute of Osteopathy (formerly the British Osteopathic Association) – The Runnymede-on-Thames Hotel, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey

The OIA Board of Directors met ahead of the OIA-IO Conference in London. The meeting focused on a strategic planning session and final preparations for the London Conference. The overall meeting saw nearly 200 attendees from five continents come together in one location!

AGM and Board Transition
At the London AGM, the Full membership re-elected Dr. Jane Carreiro to her second term on the Board and Dr. John Gimpel to his first. Dr. Karen Nichols filled the allocated seat for the largest osteopathic organisation, beginning her second term. Peter Ajluni rotated off the Board and Marina Urquhart-Pullen stepped down from the Board. Stephen Hartshorn from the iO was voted by the Board of Directors to fill that vacancy, until the Full membership can vote on it at the Montreal AGM.

The Board of Directors held elections for officer positions, with Jane Carreiro elected Chair, Charles Hunt elected Vice-chair and William Burke elected Secretary-Treasurer. All office terms are two years.

Conference Documents
“Osteopathy: A Global Presence” continued the work started at the Austin Conference and expanded on four osteopathic pillars, while also looking to the future of the global osteopathic profession:

  • Research
  • Regulation
  • Education
  • Association Leadership and Membership

Download Conference Materials

London AGM Book AGM Presentation Draft London AGM Minutes

Presentations


Austin Conference: Osteopathy: A Global Presence

09-10 January 2014 (Board Meeting)
11-12 January 2014 (AGM & Conference)
Austin, Texas, USA

Thank you to our members, Board of Directors, and all OIA and AAOE attendees who came to Austin for our Annual Conference and General Meeting, “Osteopathy: A Global Presence,” 11-12 January, it was a great success! Sunday’s programme was approved for 6.5 hours of 1-A CME by the American Osteopathic Association.

Board of Directors Transition
Thank you to Simon Fielding, Johannes Mayer and Tim Walker for their great service to the Alliance and to the osteopathic profession. As they depart the Board of Directors, we welcome Ana Paula Ferreira, Marina Urquhart-Pullen and Alain Wurtz to the Board!

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Conference Book AGM Book Austin AGM Minutes

Presentations
All conference presentations are now available.


2013

OIA Board Meeting

19-20 October
Chicago, Illinois, USA

The OIA Board of Directors met in Chicago at the American Osteopathic Association’s (AOA-US) headquarters. The meeting focused on strategic planning and preparing for our upcoming Austin Conference, 11-12 January 2014, in conjunction with the AAOE (Partner member). The Board’s major actions included:

  • Development of a 2014-2016 strategic plan to inform annual operational & business plans.
  • Finalization of the Status Report on Osteopathy, Stage 2, for publication at the Austin Conference.
  • Continued facilitation of the development of a research network, which will meet during the Austin Conference and explore the potential for strategic partnerships.
  • The Board will focus on improving communications with members through activities such as twitter, targeted communications at various member demographics, and maintaining a yearly membership survey.
  • The OIA is coordinating International Osteopathic Healthcare Week, 13-19 April 2014 and encouraging members to seeking donations of money or time of osteopathic practitioners to help raise awareness of the profession. The Board is asking OIA member organizations to hold a local awareness week during the same time as the OIA and to share their activities with other members around the globe.

OIA Board Meeting and Open Forum

22-24 March
Orlando, Florida, USA

The OIA Board met at the American Academy of Osteopathy’s (AAO) 76th Convocation. Following are highlights from the meeting:

  • International Osteopathic Awareness Week is 14-18 April. The Board is encouraging all member organisations to share any documents that they use to discuss the osteopathic profession in their country and that a larger global osteopathic awareness week will be planned for the future.
  • The Board approved a series of frequently asked questions developed by the Member Relations Committee which are now available on our FAQ page.
  • The Board heard reports on the profession from members in Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, the UK and the U.S.
  • The Board approved six member organisations’ 5 year reviews scheduled for 2013.
  • The Board reviewed and reported at the open forum on the progress of the Status Report on Osteopathy, Stage 2 which will be completed and available before the Austin Conference in January 2014.
  • The Board reviewed its bylaws and policies to ensure they are up to date and reflect the aims of OIA.
  • The Board held a Strategic Planning Session in order to develop a new Strategic Plan and Business Plan, which will go into effect later this year.

2012

OIA’s 2012 Paris Conference Follow-Up

The OIA Annual General Meeting and Educational and Regulators’ Forum was held 22-23 September in Paris, France. The OIA partnered with The Syndicat National de l’Enseignement Superieru en Osteopathie (SNESO), chaired by Roger Caporossi and The Syndicat Francais Des Osteopathes (SFDO), chaired by Philippe Sterlingot to present ?Osteopathic Teaching: Competencies, Education, Evaluation.”

Registration for the conference totaled 111 attendees that included registrants, Board members, speakers, leadership and staff. The Board would like to thank all our members who attended for their support.

Annual General Meeting

At this meeting, the Full membership ratified five organizational members, re-elected one sitting Board member and elected two new members to the Board. All board seats are three-year terms. Board of Director Elections:

  • William Burke, DO (US), was nominated by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA-US), and was elected by acclamation to his first term on the Board. Dr Burke is a member of the AOA-US Board of Trustees.
  • Charles Hunt, DO (UK), was nominated by the British Osteopathic Association (BOA) and the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), from the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), where he serves as Principal and Chief Executive. This is his first term.
  • Michael Mulholland-Licht, DO (AU) was re-elected to the Board. Mr Mulholland-Licht was nominated by the Australian Osteopathic Association (AOA-AU).

The new Board of Directors met and elected Mr. Mulholland-Licht as chair of the Board; Jane Carreiro, DO (US), as Vice-chair; and Peter Ajluni, DO (US), was re-elected secretary-treasurer. All officer terms are two years.

Ratified Member Organisations

  • Full Member:
    • Medecins Osteopathes De France ? Le Syndicat (ODFS) (December 2011)
  • Associate Members:
    • Belgian Society of Osteopathy (SBO-BVO, UP) (December 2011)
    • Register for Osteopaths of Belgium (ROB) (December 2011)
    • Uniform National Register of Osteopaths (UNRO) (December 2011)
  • Partner Member:
    • Alberta Association of Osteopathic Manual Therapists (AAOMT) (September 2012)

Proposed OIA Bylaws Changes

Members voted to accept the changes to the OIA bylaws. The updated bylaws are available online.

Committee Restructure

The Board reviewed and revised committee structures and the terms of reference for each committee. The new committees can be found online.

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OIA Board Meeting and Roundtable Discussion

24-25 March
Louisville, Kentucky, USA

The OIA Board met at the American Academy of Osteopathy’s (AAO) 75th Anniversary Convocation The Board approved two new Partner members: the American Association of Osteopathic Examiners (AAOE) and the Osteopathic School of Buenos Aires (EOBA).

  • The Board heard reports on the profession from members in Belgium, Brasil, France, Ireland, Italy, the U.K. and the U.S.
  • The membership in attendance participated in an open forum on the Status Report on Osteopathy. Membership provided, via email and discussion, comments on the Stage 1 document, which is nearly complete. There was also discussion of the Stage 2 document, which will be done via survey in mid-2012.

 

 

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