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CAO Spring Symposium 2019 & Marketplace

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CAO Spring Symposium 2019 & Marketplace

June 22, 2019

Hamilton Convention Centre
The CAO’s annual spring event is coming soon! Click here for details
Join us for the CAO Spring Symposium – One Incredible Day of Lectures!
Marc Tellez – “The Once and Future Osteopathy”
Jay Danto DO – two lectures; primary lecture is on “Exercise Precription, Muscle Imbalanca and Mad Fascia-ists!”  AND a short lecture on “Whats all the chaos is US osteopathy?”
Tickets available online at the Canada Academy of Osteopathy Bookstore
Early Bird Rate of $100 if you register by May 31st.
Regular Rate of $160 if you register after.
Limited Spots Available
“Exercise Prescription, Muscle Imbalance and Mad Fascia-ists!”
As Osteopaths, we have limited opportunity to influence a person’s Neuromusculoskeletal system towards health.  If we can educate people to utilize appropriate stretching, re-training and strengthening exercises, then they can maintain homeostasis better.  Often, this demands lifestyle changes that has been shown to be very difficult for people to initiate.  However, through the minimal use of targeted exercises combined with OMT one is able to affect change in a positive direction that is attainable for the even the most advanced couch-potato among the people who visit us.  The presentation will review the basic concepts of muscle imbalance, the exercise prescription and the utilization of positive psychology in implementing lifestyle change.
“What’s with all the Chaos in U.S. Osteopathy?”
The current growth and political changes affecting U.S. Osteopathy may result in emotional and, for some, visceral responses.  Medical education is big business.  The continued population growth around the world fuels a need for osteopath’s everywhere, including the U.S.  To meet these needs the burden of medically trained osteopathic physicians has resulted in compromises that could make or break the Osteopathy in the US.  To meet this need the American Osteopathic and Allopathic professions have aligned themselves closer together than they have in the previous 100 years.  The last time anything similar to this happened was disastrous, according to some, for the state in which it happened because all the D.O.s there were required to switch their licenses to M.D.  We’re going to chat about why, hopefully, history doesn’t repeat itself! Eh, maybe it will!!!
Jay Danto, DO, C-FP, C-NMM/OMM
  • Dr. Danto received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich.  He is currently the Chair of the Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Department for Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences – Joplin Campus and holds the faculty rank of associate professor. He is dually boarded in Family Practice/OMM and Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine.  He completed his internship and residency at St. John-Oakland Hospital in Madison Heights, Mich.


    From 2012-2016 he served in the OMM Department at the founding University of the Osteopathic profession, A.T. Still University – KCOM.  During that time, he also served as a residency program co-director for the combined Family Medicine/ONMM and the Internal Medicine residency programs at Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville.  For the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, Dr. Danto served as a peer reviewer and Associate Editorial Board member.  He has authored numerous articles, books and presentations, including “Normalization of Muscle Function,” which is currently available through the AAO bookstore with 100% of the proceeds going to the AAO.

“The Once and Future Osteopathy”
There are so many brilliant stories of Osteopathy’s history, tales of the past full of singular characters and vivid moments that we still yearn to hear again and again.
We don’t need more chronicles to summon a wistful nostalgia for a golden age long gone. 
If history is truly a study of how things change and not just a dead artifact in a museum,  then we may discover something new about where we are today by asking, “what could have happened, if…” 
In this virtual history lesson, we will examine the counterfactual possibilities to discuss the multiple worlds our profession might have inhabited. What if the original charter of the ASO hadn’t been altered? Or if D.D. Palmer had never visited Kirksville? How would our profession have evolved without receiving medical licensure? 
Before beginning his studies at the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy, Marc Tellez worked in the field of applied behavioral analysis, first as an instructor-therapist implementing intensive interventions for children with autism, and later as a group facilitator delivering social skills, communication and parent education curricula. Marc’s interest in crafting learning environments lead him to complete a Master’s of Science in Education, prior to completing his Master’s of Practice in Osteopathy in 2017. Marc spearheads the Osteopathic History curriculum at the CAO, his classes are riveting and entertaining. His lecture will be brand new material, it is insightful, not to be missed!!


June 22, 2019


Hamilton Convention Center
Hamilton, Ontario Canada + Google Map