2022 Clinical Conference


Thank you for attending the
2022 AAO & AOASM Joint Convocation!

THANK YOU to everyone who attended this year's event! It was so wonderful to be reunited in-person for a fantastic educational event.

Many thanks to the 2022 speakers, moderators, presenters, and volunteers who helped make the conference a success. Additionally, AOASM would like to send our utmost thanks to program chairs Shawn Kerger, DO, FAOASM and Priscilla Tu, DO, FAOASM for putting together an excellent program for this year's convocation.

Finally, AOASM would like to thank outgoing president Becca Rodriguez Regner, DO, FAOASM for all of her work during the 2021-2022 year!

Congratulations to the 2022 Award of Fellow Recipients!

2022 Case and Research Award Winner Recognition

Best Research Podium Presentation:
Per Gunnar Brolinson, DO | Osteopathy in the Cranial Field as a Method to Enhance Brain Injury Recovery: A Preliminary Study

Best Case Podium Presentation:
Barry Dockery, DO | Training Room to Transplant

Best Research Poster Presentation:
Randy Aldret, EdD | The Physician and COVID-19: The Policy and Procedure Conflict Inside NCAA Division-1 Athletics

Best Case Poster Presentation:
Chris Hong, DO | Bilateral Atraumatic Non-Displaced Patellar Sleeve Fractures in a Healthy Eleven-Year-Old Boy


Special Thanks to Our Podium and Poster Judges This Year:

  • Geoff Dreher, DO
  • Rob Franks, DO, FAOASM
  • David Gealt, DO, FAOASM
  • Michele Gilsenan, DO, FAOASM
  • Nicole Goddard, DO
  • Elan Goldwaser, DO, FAOASM
  • Mark Harrington, DO
  • Bhavesh Joshi, DO, FAOASM
  • Albert Kozar, DO, FAOASM
  • Kathy Lambert, DO, FAOASM
  • John Luksch, DO, FAOASM
  • Chris Mehallo, DO
  • John Neidecker, DO, FAOASM
  • Joshua Priddle, DO
  • Anne Rex, DO, FAOASM
  • Mark Rogers, DO, FAOASM
  • Michael Sampson, DO, FAOASM
  • Jason Smith, DO, FAOASM
  • Mary Solomon, DO, FAOASM
  • Melissa Tabor, DO, FAOASM
  • Chris Tangen, DO
  • Sassy Weinstein, DO
  • Aaron Wolkoff, DO
  • Gillian Wooldridge, DO
  • Stephanie Yellin, DO
  • Anne Marie Zeller, DO

March 23-27, 2022 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Florida

Shawn R. Kerger, DO, FAOASM, Program Chair for AAO
Priscilla Tu, DO, FAOASM, Program Chair for AOASM

Register Now!

Register by March 6, 2022 to receive the BEST RATE!


  • Go to the AAO Convocation webpage;
  • Click on the "Click Here to Register" button;
  • Enter your email address in the Username field;
  • Click on "Forgot Password";
  • Log in using your new password;
  • Complete the registration.


  • Go to the AAO Convocation webpage;
  • Click on the "Click Here to Register" button;
  • Log in using your username and password;
  • Complete the registration.


  • Go to the AAO Convocation webpage;
  • Click on the "Click Here to Register" button;
  • Scroll down to "New AAO Users";
  • Enter your email address;
  • Click Register;
  • You will be asked to create a password;
  • Complete the registration.

Register via email, fax, or mail: 

Student 2022 Registration (pdf)
Physician/Resident/Fellow 2022 Registration (pdf)

Pre-Convocation Workshop Courses (March 19-22):
You will receive a 10% discount when purchasing the Convocation and a Pre-Convocation Workshop course together. To register for both online, visit the “Online Registration” link listed above. 

Register for a workshop online or by using the PDF registration form.

Basic Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound for the Elbow (pdf)
Fascial Distortion Model - Advanced Learning (pdf)

Preliminary Schedules

Convocation Session Schedule (PDF)
Student Convocation Session Schedule (PDF)

2022 Featured Memorial Lectures

2022 Memorial Featured Lectures
The Rusty M. Wright Memorial Lecture
Dr. Wright was a founding member of AOASM, and left a legacy of courage, commitment, inquisitiveness, caring, honor, and mentorship. The Rusty M. Wright Memorial Lecture is held annually to remind us of our osteopathic beginnings and challenge us to live up to the standards set by our Sports Medicine pioneers.

This year’s featured memorial lecturer is:

Joel Stein, DO, FAOASM, FAAO
Wednesday, March 23
2:00 pm-2:45 pm

Learn More about Dr. Stein (PDF)

The Allen Jacobs Memorial Lecture
The Allen Jacobs Memorial Lecture has been held since 2003 to help us remember his love of anatomy, teaching and osteopathic medicine.

This year’s featured memorial lecturer is: 

Tariq Awan, DO
Thursday, March, 24
10:30 am-11:30 am

Learn more about Dr. Awan (PDF)

Speed Mentoring Event - Back by Popular Demand!

The AOASM will be hosting in-person a speed mentoring event held on Thursday, March 24 from 8:00-9:30 pm. This will allow students and residents the chance to meet with current sports medicine physicians to be able to ask questions and to learn more about the different career paths in sports medicine.

Mentors include:
Dr. Rob Franks
Dr. Steve Karageanes
Dr. Kate Quinn
Dr. Jason Smith (co-organizer)
Dr. Ron Torrance
Dr. Gillian Wooldridge (co-organizer)

No RSVP is required. Save the date and time. The location details will be provided closer to the event date.

Postdoctoral Training Job Fair

Calling All Fellowships!
As part of the joint convocation, the AAO and AOASM will be hosting a Postdoctoral Training Job Fair on Friday, March 25 between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EDT.

This is a great opportunity to interact with prospective residents and students who are very interested in your sports medicine fellowship program.

Registration is free to participate for this in-person event. As a joint event, the space is limited this year and available on a first come, first served basis. The deadline to sign up and ensure inclusion in program materials is February 18, 2022.

To sign up and reserve a table, please email Amber Rausch (RAAO Liaison) at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing your program at this year’s Postdoctoral Training Job Fair!

Get Moving with AAO & AOASM

with Rebecca Giusti, DO
Thursday, March 24
Friday, March 25
Saturday, March 26
6:30 am-7:15 am

Thursday, March 24
6:00 am-7:30 am
Student Fundraising Event
Participation Cost: $10

with Ron Torrance, DO
Friday, March 25
6:30 am-7:15 am

with Abby Perone, DC
Saturday, March 26
6:30 am-7:15 am

Conference Educational Credits - AOA Credits

The American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO) has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve the in-person 2022 AAO/AOASM Covocation program for up to 30.25 hours of AOA Category 1-A CME credits. AAO will be tracking and submitting all CME for Convocation. For additional information, please contact [email protected].

Convocation Overview

A person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit – this is a core tenet of osteopathic philosophy. This year’s conference will review the latest updates of each of these aspects and their impacts on our patients with a history of trauma. For the first time, the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO), and the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM) are teaming up to explore these relationships, particularly in the athletic population. The conference will kick off with a day of sports medicine topics – the following day will be the “Body” day, examining the physical and musculoskeletal responses to trauma. Then, the “Mind” day will focus on the neuropsychological and neuroanatomic response to trauma with a special emphasis on pain perception. The “Spirit” day will discuss the psychological aspects of trauma. The final day will incorporate all these considerations into an improved practice approach for us all.

Reminder: An attendee must be a member of one of the organizations (AOASM or AAO) to receive the member rate for the 2022 conference. For membership information, click here.

Hotel Information

Course Location - To make your hotel reservation: 
Rosen Shingle Creek Resort,  9939 Universal Blvd., Orlando, FL 32819

AAO 2022 Physician Block
AAO 2022 Student Block

To make your hotel reservations by phone, call +1-866-996-6338:
Physician booking code: 35810 
Student booking code: 80470 

About the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort
On 255 acres along Shingle Creek, the headwaters of the Everglades, rises Rosen Shingle Creek. The luxury hotel breaks above the horizon and fills the sights of anyone traveling the southern end of Universal Boulevard, off which it is located. As you approach the property, you realize how close it is to the Orange County Convention Center North/South expansion and the Orlando International Airport. All of Orlando’s best attractions, restaurants, shopping, and entertainment venues are within a short distance of this ideal location. The hotel’s 1,501 guestrooms offer luxurious first-class settings wrapped in Spanish revival architecture. Capitalizing on Rosen Shingle Creek’s elevation, every single room offers a stunning view of the area’s incomparable setting. The perfectly manicured fairways and greens of Shingle Creek Golf Course, the picturesque creek lined by magnificent cypress trees, and lush natural vegetation seem to enter the room through oversized windows. This immersive experience is what guests love the most about staying at Rosen Shingle Creek. Yet the beauty of it all is receiving the lavish experience without paying resort prices, and you never pay a resort fee. Rosen Shingle Creek’s profound dedication to outstanding service is what makes us unique in the tourist capital of the world. In addition, hotel guests receive complimentary self-parking. Rosen Shingle Creek’s third and best-known quality creates the perfect trifecta—award-winning customer service. For more details about the property go to rosenshinglecreek.com.

Registration questions? 
Contact the AAO: [email protected].

For More Information and Assistance?
Contact the AOASM: [email protected].