Maintaining an Osteopathic Presence in an ACGME World


Maintaining an Osteopathic Presence in an ACGME World
Thursday • February 28, 2018
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, D.C.

Learn more about the fundamental concepts of the Oestopathic Principles and Practices and how to integrate them in dermatology residency programs and daily practice.

This course is designed to:

  • Update osteopathic dermatologists on the current status of osteopathic graduate medical education.
  • Encourage ACGME programs to consider applying for Osteopathic Recognition.
  • Provide a structured Osteopathic Principles and Practices curriculum as it applies to Osteopathic Recognition.


  • Course information

    Course information

    Learning objectives

    After participating in this course, the learner should be able to:

    1. Recognize the importance of obtaining Osteopathic Recognition in the new ACGME world.

    2. Integrate Osteopathic Principles and Practices into dermatology residency programs and daily dermatology practices.

    3. Describe the somatovisceral relationships and the role of the musculoskeletal system in disease as it relates to the integumentary system.

    Target audience

    The primary target audiences for this symposium are osteopathic dermatologists interested in an update on the current state of osteopathic graduate medical education, and dermatologists participating in the training of osteopathic dermatology residents.

    CME accreditation

    The American Academy of Dermatology is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    AMA credit designation

    The American Academy of Dermatology designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    The American Academy of Dermatology is not responsible for statements made by the faculty. Statement or opinions expressed in this activity reflect the views of the faculty and do not reflect the official policy of the American Academy of Dermatology. The information provided in this CME activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for independent medical judgment of a health provider relative to the diagnostic, management, and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

  • Schedule and faculty

    Schedule and faculty

    12:30 p.m.

    1:00 p.m.
    Jenifer Lloyd, DO, FAAD

    1:05 p.m.
    Sharing Insights on the First Approved ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Dermatology Residency Program
    Kevin Cooper, MD, FAAD

    1:40 p.m.
    The Importance of Osteopathic Recognition in a Single Graduate Medical Education Accreditation System Era
    Drs. Craig, Brotzman and Farthing

    2:00 p.m.
    Overview on ACGME Osteopathic Recognition: The Steps to Implement in Your Program ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Leadership
    Dr. Lorenzo Pence and/or Tiffany Moss

    3:00 p.m.
    Curricular Models That Are Relevant in Dermatology to Successfully Implement ACGME Osteopathic Recognition
    Drs. Rowane/Giesey and Kamel

    3:30 p.m.
    A Dermatology Resident's Perspective on ACGME Osteopathic Recognition
    Dr. Bridget McIlwee

    4:00 p.m.
    Resident Projects:  Meeting ACGME Osteopathic Recognition Requirements and Promoting Scholarly Activity
    2-3 Resident Mini-Presentations (Presenters to be determined)

    4:30 p.m.
    Panel Discussion: Offering Insights
    All Presenters

    5:00 p.m.

    5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
    Cocktail reception sponsored by the AOCD

    Faculty disclosure of relevant financial relationship(s)

    It is the policy of AAD that all faculty participating in a CME-certified activity are required to disclose to AAD and to learners relevant financial relationships that they or their first-degree relative (spouse, parent, sibling, or child) have with any commercial interest(s).  “Relevant financial relationships”[1] include financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest[2]. Typically, such relationships would be with companies that sell health care products or services that are consumed by or used in the treatment of patients. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent participation in CME-certified educational activities by individuals with a relevant financial relationship with commercial interest(s), but rather to provide learners with information on which they can make their own determination whether or not said relationship(s) influenced the content of the educational activity.

    Planner and faculty disclosure information will be communicated to learners in the syllabus distributed during the course.

    Resolution of conflicts of interest

    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support of CME, the American Academy of Dermatology has implemented mechanisms, prior to the planning and implementation of this CME activity, to identify and mitigate conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control the content of this CME activity.

    [1] Relevant Financial Relationships: The ACCME defines ‟relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Source:

    [2] Conflict of Interest: When an individual’s interests are aligned with those of a commercial interest the interests of the individual are in “conflict‟ with the interests of the public. Source:

  • Registration


    Register here

    Registration for this course is free. Space is limited.

    The online registration system will open Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12 p.m. noon (CT).

    Advance registration will close Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 12 p.m. noon (CT).


    Should circumstances require the cancellation of your registration, notification is appreciated to accommodate others in your absence. Please notify us via email at


    For questions regarding your registration, please contact the Meetings and Conventions department via email at

    Persons with disabilities

    The American Academy of Dermatology provides services for persons with disabilities. If special arrangements are required for you to attend this course, please email and a member of the Meetings and Conventions staff will follow up with you.

    Please note, registration for this course is a separate process from registration for the AAD Annual Meeting.