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Osteopathic Physicians, Business and Health Leaders, Head to Seattle to Examine Growing Role of Osteopathic Medicine in Rapidly Evolving U.S. Health Care Landscape

In October, the AOA will host its annual Osteopathic Medical Conference & Exposition, OMED 2014, in Seattle, led by a cadre of business and health industry leaders who will explore heath care trends and the rapid growth and influence of osteopathic medicine in the U.S.

More than 5,000 DOs and osteopathic medical students are expected to attend the conference from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center in Seattle.

See the online media kit for more information about meeting activities, including the latest medical research, community outreach events, and commercial and scientific exhibits.


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​DOs are licensed physicians who can prescribe medication and practice in all specialty areas, including surgery, in the United States. They complete approximately four years of medical school followed by graduate medical education through internship and residency programs typically lasting three to eight years. In addition, DOs receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system, providing them with an in-depth knowledge of the ways that illness or injury in one part of the body can affect another. As one of the fastest-growing segments of health care professionals in the nation, the number of DOs has grown more than 200% during the past 25 years.