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AOAO Speaker FAQ’s

Why do we need your slides in advance?

AOAO meetings offer CME for DO physicians and continuing education credits for physician assistants and nurses. Review of your slides is MANDATORY for approval by our accredited providers,  the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and Amedco. Each AOAO meeting typically offers nearly 200 lectures. Having your slides on time and well in advance allows time for this review process prior to the meeting.

May I update my slides after providing them?

Yes! We fully expect you to edit and fine tune your slides prior to your presentation. Please provide as much as you can by the deadline. Any updated version of your PDF may be re-uploaded at any time through the Speaker Forms webpage.

Will the attendees see my slides?

Yes, your slides will be available only to meeting registrants through the Mobile Meeting Guide. We will make them available as close as possible to the meeting dates to capture the most up to date version.

Why is there a restriction on speaking about my surgical specialty if I disclosed a financial relationship?

Providing CME/CE to meeting attendees requires the AOAO to meet strict guidelines including disclosing speaker financial relationships. These guidelines were developed by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and are labeled the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. These standards are designed to ensure that continuing education serves the needs of patients and the public, is based on valid content, and is free from commercial influence.

These standards have been adopted by the American Osteopathic Association, the American Academy of PAs, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and Amedco. In order to provide CME/CE credits, AOAO must abide by these standards. Details of this requirement is provided in the Disclosure Form. Completion of this form is required by ALL speakers.

What does it mean for you to use my video/audio recording?

AOAO will have your live presentation video recorded at the meeting to provide meeting registrants an opportunity to earn more CME than what they attend in person. With sessions taking place concurrently each day, meeting participants can attend one session in person and view what they miss “on demand” once the content becomes available after the meeting. Your consent also allows AOAO to offer this content in the future to AOAO members.

Speaker Registration

AOAO speakers must register online and pay if you wish to claim CME credit. Guest speakers (MDs and non-AOAO members) who do not wish to receive CME will be automatically registered for the meeting at no charge. Please email Julie Hitt at [email protected] and let her know you will not be claiming CME and she will register you for the meeting. Speakers who wish to receive CME can register through the AOAO Mobile Meeting Guide –