Dubai 2018

Camel at the urban background of Dubai.

Dubai 2018: The First OIA Conference in the Middle East

The Osteopathic International Alliance is proud to announce that we are partnering with the Emirates Osteopathic Society to present our first international osteopathic conference in the Middle East. Please join us in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, on September 28 and 29, 2018, for two days on the latest developments in the field of osteopathy.  



     **Note that all conference participants must be registered by September 5th.  The registration portal will be closed after this date.



September 27

15:00-17:00   OIA Annual General Meeting

September 28

14:30-16:00   The Road to Regulation: A Panel Discussion with Representatives from Canada and Denmark.

This session will illustrate the steps that organizations in Canada,  Denmark, and Italy to achieve regulation for osteopathy and present an opportunity to ask questions and discuss.

16:00-16:30   Coffee Break

16:30-17:00    Collaborative Research Opportunities

This presentation will review funding opportunities of the American Osteopathic Association and will present one example of a funded study on the effect of OMT on gait and balance in patients with Parkinson disease.  

17:00-18:00   WHO’s next?  Moving Forward with Collaborative Projects

This presentation will provide an historical understanding of the relationship between the two organizations, and describe the three upcoming collaborative projects being undertaken to enhance global understanding of the two streams of the osteopathic profession. 

September 29

14:30-16:00   Education:  Outcomes Model, From Theory to EBP Competencies

A discussion of Evidence-Based Practice competencies in undergraduate health professional students.

16:00-16:30   Coffee break

16:30-17:30   Organisational Impact:  A Panel of Key Issues Currently Affecting Osteopathy Organisations and Their Solutions

A discussion of the key challenge to achieving broad acceptance and recognition for osteopaths, and of the merger of the EFO (European Federation of Osteopaths) and FORE (Forum for Osteopathic Regulation In Europe).

18:00-18:30   Closing Ceremony

     **Note that all morning sessions are plenary, held in conjunction with the EOS and C.O.M.E.  See the full conference schedule, here.



JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai  

Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay

Dubai, 121000 United Arab Emirates




Get 10% off your round-trip airfare when you fly Emirates:  10% code Emirates Osteopathic Conference 2018


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