On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, David B. Fuller, DO, FAAO, professor in the department of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) chaired the Evening with the FAAOs program at the annual Convocation of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).
The Evening with the FAAOs program is presented each year at the start of the annual meeting of the AAO. The AAO is an organization dedicated to the practice, teaching, research and advancement of osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM).
The Fellows of the AAO (FAAOs) are physicians who have earned the designation of Fellow by successfully graduating through a two-year process, involving the writing and peer review of a thesis that makes an original contribution to the profession, as well as three case presentations. There is also an oral and practical exam focusing on OMM diagnosis, problem-solving and treatment.
The Evening with the FAAOs program is presented by FAAOs for the over one thousand physicians and students attending the Convocation each year. This year the program involved four speakers in addition to Dr. Fuller. These speakers were Kurt Heinking, DO, FAAO, Karen Snider, DO, FAAO, Millicent King Channell, DO, FAAO, and Dennis Dowling, DO, FAAO.
The theme of the event was problem-solving for complicated patient presentations, using the logic portrayed by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous character, Sherlock Holmes. The Fellows applied critical thinking to the care of patients with an OMM approach in order to address a wide range of problems, including low back pain, shoulder problems, knee pain and neck problems.