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Spring Symposium 2017 (Sold Out)

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Spring Symposium 2017 (Sold Out)

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Spring Symposium returns to the Hamilton Art Gallery April 22nd & 23rd

Lectures will run from 10 am to 4pm each day. 12 CEU/practical hours total for all attendees!

Early Bird rate of $225 if you register and pay by Friday March 24 , but don’t wait until this deadline, tickets sell out early!


Featuring Lectures By:

Jason Haxton​, MA, DO (h.c.)

​Mr. Haxton ​has been the director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine​ at Andrew Taylor Still University (ATSU) in Kirksville Missouri,​ since January 2001. Besides managing the Museum that was created in 1934, he makes multiple international trips each year (Belgium, Russia, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Brazil and the UK ) to provide lectures, historic research materials and promote the principles of osteopathic medicine through exhibits for osteopaths globally. At A.T. Still University in Kirksville he keeps a busy schedule teaching medical students and welcoming guests from around the world to the museum.

Jason’s recently authored a book for young readers (10-12 years) – “Andrew Taylor Still – Father of Osteopathic Medicine” the first of its kind approved for school curriculum in social studies. Jason also just received his 4th IMLS Grant for $150,000 to process and put online the Museum’s 80,000 artifacts.


Lecture: Drew & Bill the Original Osteopaths!

The full story of the First Diplomate and Faculty of Osteopathy, Dr. William Smith, MD, DO. – “Bill”!

“Bill” trained for 7-years at the best medical school in Scotland and after one meeting with Andrew Taylor Still was totally dedicated to osteopathy! He put the osteopathic profession and Dr. Andrew.T. Still — “Drew” to the forefront for the betterment of mankind.​ Standing in the shadows – “Bill” helped A.T. Still achieve credibility and greatness. We all have benefited, but most likely know little about “Bill”.​ It was “Bill” that discovered “Drew” and made the first school of osteopathy a reality.​ Enjoy the story of both men and their complicated friendship.

Robert Johnston, ​ ​M. OMSc

​Mr. Johnston is ​the principal and owner of the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy (CAO) in Hamilton, Ontario
​The CAO is Canada’s most esteemed osteopathic school​ and has strong ties to the ATSU the founding campus of osteopathy.​
Since his graduation from the John Wernham College of Classical Osteopathy in Maidstone, England, and his Post-graduate internships with American DO’s, it has been Robert’s goal to dig deeper into the roots of osteopathy and to offer a progressive curriculum in Canada which is built on the proven theories and methodologies of osteopathy’s founding fathers.

Robert’s well-recognized leadership style stems from his early background as a former player and coach in European professional hockey (Belgian division 1 and Swedish division 2). With 14 years of experience as a clinical instructor and over 29 years of practice in manual therapy, Rob possesses a rare talent for inspiring his students to reach the highest levels of academic performance and is committed to offering a supportive and dynamic learning environment that fosters a deeper sense of community in the classroom.

Robert teaches in Canada, Europe and Japan on a regular basis. He is a professional member of ​t​he Ontario Osteopathic Association and ​is on t​he Canadian Institute of Classical Osteopathy​ registry of classically trained osteopaths​.

Lecture: Diagnosis & Treatment​

​An unbridled discussion on the principles & practices as set forth by the founder of Osteopathy.

​Steve Paulus DO

Steve Paulus, DO, MS is an American Osteopathic physician who has over 30 years of clinical experience. He is board certified in both Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine and Family Practice and has a master’s degree in physiology. He has a unique voice in the international Osteopathic profession, integrating the history, philosophy and clinical practice of Osteopathy into a teachable system. He takes the principles of Osteopathy and makes them clinically relevant. He emphasizes the essential importance of combining anatomic accuracy with perceptual precision.

​Lecture: Reality Osteopathy: A Live Case Demonstration of the Osteopathic Experience from Intake to Treatment.

This presentation will review the fundamental principles of Osteopathic Treatment and then apply our unique Osteopathic approach to a live case demonstration. The audience will witness the history, physical examination, and Osteopathic Treatment of a real patient. In between each stage of this “office visit” will be discussion of each portion of this distinctive Osteopathic experience.

If you wish to attend only one day of lectures the cost remains the same at $225 or $325 respectively. Tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable, just let us know who you transfer to so we can change the name on the guest list


April 22, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Canadian Academy of Osteopathy
1 (866) 320-9898


Art Gallery of Hamilton
123 King St W
Hamilton, Ontario L8P 4S8 Canada
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(905) 527-6610