Building on previous collaboration over the past 10+ years, the OIA will support the strategic objectives of the WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2014-2023via the three agreed-upon collaborative projects listed below. The OIA will also continue to support WHO on an ad hoc basis as requested.
WHO Task Force #1 – Updating Benchmarks in Training for Osteopathy
Stated Project: OIA will provide technical inputs and contribute to updating the WHO Benchmarks for Training in Osteopathy
- Dr. Boyd Buser, Chair
- Dr. Jane Carreiro
- Dr. Kendi Hensel
- Mr. Michael Mullholland
- Mr. Philippe Sterlingot
- Ms. Hanna Tómasdóttir
WHO Task Force #2 – Update on the Global Profession (Global Survey)
Stated Project: OIA will conduct a five-year update of the Global Survey of the Osteopathic Profession to track professional growth worldwide since the survey’s previous iteration in 2013.
- Mr. Charles Hunt, Chair
- Ms. Ana Paula Ferreira
- Dr. med Frank Mueller
**The current survey, completed in 2020, is available here.**
WHO Task Force #3 – Glossary of Osteopathic Terms
Stated Project: To support WHO in developing WHO terminology in Osteopathy, which will serve as a reference tool for the WHO, osteopathic organizations, and regulatory authorities worldwide. This terminology will be periodically reviewed and updated as necessary.
- Dr. Rebecca Giusti, Chair
- Dr. John Garlitz
- Mr. Antony Nicholas
- Ms. Laura Lee Kamppila
- Dr. med Johannes Mayer
- Dr. Deb Schmidt
- Mr. Francesco Cerritelli