2022 Annual General Meeting and Conference – Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki Cathedral, Helsinki, Finland. 


When:  June 11-13, 2022

Where:  Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Registration is now closed.  See you in Helsinki!


June 11, 2022

15h00     Members’ Forum

15h30     Annual General Meeting and Board Member Election

17h30     Welcome Cocktails!

(Note that there will be a brief meeting of the invitied student organization representatives directly following the AGM).  

Conference – June 12th, 9:30am-4:30pm

9h30     Ms. Ana Paula A. Ferreira (BR) and Dr. Boyd Buser (US):  Welcome and Conference Opening

9h50     Dr. Amie Steel (AU): Osteopathy Research – Learning From the Past and Reinvigorating the Future

10h35     Mr. Charles Hunt (UK) and Dr. Dawn Carnes (UK):  Survey of the Global Osteopathic Profession

11h10     Dr. Boyd Buser (US):  Updating the WHO Benchmarks in Training of Osteopathy

11h30     BREAK

11h50    Dr. Rebecca Giusti (US):  Glossary of Osteopathic Terms – Progress and Issues 

12h30     Ms. Hanna Tomasdottir (DK):  An Overview of Osteopathic Regulation in Europe

13h15     LUNCH

14h30     Dr. Humayun Chaudhry (US) and Dr. Sarvam TerKonda (US): Experiences of the Medical Regulatory Authorities in the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic

15h00     Dr. Raymond Perrin (UK):  Long-COVID /Post Covid-19 Syndrome; An Osteopathic Approach

15h30     BREAK

15h50    Ms. Catherine Cabral-Marotta (CA): Developing Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Osteopathy in Canada – A Review of the Process

16h30     Ms. Laura Lee Kamppila (FI) and Mr.  Тomas Collin (NO):  Nordic Developments in Osteopathy – Stronger Together

17h00     Wrap-up and Conference Close

18h30     Evening Social Event – Dinner Boat Cruise in the Helsinki Archipelago


Conference – June 13th, 9:30am-12:30pm

9h30     Tour of Metropolia University.  The tour will be led by Arto Turunen, who designed the simulation labs.  These state of the art  labs are the only ones of thier kind in Europe!

10h30   Open session – opportunity for fellowship and networking. 

             Osteopathic Student Leaders’ Meeting.

12:00     Lunch


Suggested Hotel:  Sokos Hotel Vaakuna

  • 181  EUR / Standard room in single use / night
  • 201  EUR / Standard double/twin room / night

Per the hotel, reservations are to be guaranteed by credit card upon booking and the rates above are valid until May 12, 2022. An individual booking can be canceled by 6 pm local time on the day of arrival, unless otherwise agreed. 

Reservation Code:  BOIA


Getting to Metropolia University via Metro

For the 16 minute journey form the hotel to the University, Board the Metro at the Central Railway Station (a 2-minute walk form the hotel) and exit at the Myllypuro metro station. Choose the exit ‘A’ called ‘Orpaanporras’ on the Myllypuro metro station to reach the campus.

Visa requirements for Finland:  Check whether or not you will need a visa to visit Finland here.

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