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Spring Symposium 2016 (2 Day Event)

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Spring Symposium 2016 (2 Day Event)

June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am - June 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm


Spring Symposium will be held on the weekend of June 4th and 5th. This event is similar to the very popular Founders Day weekend events that occur in the fall!

Early Bird rate of $225 if you register and pay by Friday April 22, $325 if registering after the Early Bird deadline

The four speakers are:

Robert Lever from the UK
Bob Schneider from Andrew Taylor Still University
John Lewis from the UK
Robert Foster from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

The weekend total will be 24 CEU’s/practical training hours! (Double Credit Hours!)

This lecture weekend is valued at $900 but is being offered at a vastly reduced cost because the CAO is partnering with the CICO which is not for profit. 

Robert Lever, DO

Osteopathy and the Holistic Paradigm

Robert Lever is a highly respected and highly skilled practicing osteopath with over 40 years of experience. He is also a gifted and empathetic teacher who strives to share with his students the understanding of the background science and philosophy of osteopathy which is essential for the effective delivery of care. For over 35 years he lectured on the Principles of osteopathic practice at the European School of Osteopathy, Maidstone, UK which later awarded him its Medal of Honour for services to osteopathic education. His book At the Still Point of the Turning World: the art and philosophy of Osteopathy was published in 2013 and will the focus of his lecture at the CAO.

Bob Schneider DO

Osteopathic Considerations in Obstetrics and Women’s Health

Dr. Schneider is currently in practice at Kirksville Family Medicine in Kirksville, Mo., and The Family Health Center in Edina, Mo. A graduate of ATSU-KCOM in 1991, Dr. Schneider completed a rotating internship at Still Regional Medical Center in Jefferson City, Mo., from 1991-92. He completed his family medicine residency at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Ill., from 1993-95. Dr. Schneider is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine. He is recognized as a fellow of the American Academy of Family Practice. He is the program director for the Family Medicine Residency and co-program director of the Combined Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Residency. Additionally, he is an assistant professor in the OMM and FM, Preventive Medicine, and Community Health departments 

John Lewis & Bob Foster DO

Anatomy: a Larger Perspectice & Homestasis: You are not Alone

  • Exploring the areas of osteopathic thinking with a holistic consideration of Anatomomy and Mind-Body-Spirt and a look at Homeostatis from a nutritional and gut level perspective

John Lewis is an Osteopathic Historian. In 1991 during his first year at the BSO, John Lewis read Dr. Still’s Autobiography. Inspired by the timeless wisdom it contained and puzzled as to why it was not being taught in most osteopathic programs, in 1997 he travelled to Kirskville Missouri to investigate further. Through the generour support of the Kirskville College of Osteopathic Medicine he remained there for 4 1/2 years, immersing himself in the place, its history and the school’s archive collections. After returning home to Wales, Mr Lewis spent a further decade honing and refining his understanding of the founder’s life, philosophy and teachings and in December 2012 published a definitive biography, A. T. Still: from the Dry Bone to the Living Man. Mr. Lewis’s current mission is to reintroduce the founder’s philosophy and principles to the profession and explain why it is essential for us all to understand them. 

Bob Foster, DO, is a native of Arizona and practiced in Tucson, Arizona.  Board certified in Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. Dr. Foster joined the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM) in 1978. He practiced family medicine, obstetrics and emergency medicine and served as the Clinical Dean for WVSOM until 2013 when he took the position of Associate Dean for Osteopathic Medical Education. He is currently a tenured Professor of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Medicine and is responsible for all of the Osteopathic content in the WVSOM curriculum. He is very interested in Stillian Osteopathic philosophy and the history of Osteopathic Medicine.  He is a member of the AOA, the American Academy of Osteopathy, the ACOFP and serves on committees of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Education. He has a special interest in Spirituality in Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. 


June 4, 2016 @ 10:00 am
June 5, 2016 @ 4:00 pm


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