AOAO CME Policy
AOAO Reimbursement Policy for Speakers and Moderators
Executive Director approval is required prior to any arrangements with speakers other than those outlined below. To receive reimbursement or honoraria, presentation must be at least 20 minutes in length. Any other monetary compensation shall be submitted to the Executive Director, in writing, for approval prior to making any arrangements with the presenters.
|Program Chair||Complimentary CME for their meeting|
|Committee Chair/Vice Chair||Complimentary CME for each meeting attended during his/her term|
|Committee Member||Complimentary CME for the meeting for which they develop a session|
|AOAO Member Speakers||$100 Amazon gift card; provided to speaker in registration packet.|
|AOAO Member Moderators||* Note: all responsibilities must be met to receive free CME.||Complimentary CME.|
|AOAO Non-Member osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons||None||None||None|
|Non-member physician guest speakers for all other sessions (and key note speaker if applicable)||
|Non-member, non-physician guest speakers||$400 honorarium; Any speaker wishing to promote his or her company’s product(s) will submit an Exhibit Agreement. Contact the administrative office for details.|
Members with Fellowship Training
Contact Joye Stewart for a list of volunteers to assist with your session.
How to Write an Objective
Each session must have an objective in the conference brochure. The AOA will not accredit our meeting without this information. Objectives may be summarized, but MUST include all of your lectures and use language such as “Upon completion of this session, the participant will…” Language that includes “will have learned”, “will have reviewed”, “will be able to” is important as it predicts a positive outcome for the learner in your session. Trauma Session Objective Upon completion of this session, through didactic lectures participants will:
- Have learned proper staging of soft tissue injuries
- Understand the concepts in managing complex fractures of the lower extremities
- Have discussed the risks and advantages of bone voids fillers both allograft and autograft.
Surgical concepts to treat supracondylar, tibial plateau and pilon fractures will be discussed first in lecture format and then applied through case presentations and panel discussion. Examples of other session objectives are available under each session in the meeting mobile guide.
How to Write a Needs Assessment
A Needs Assessment is the systematic process of gathering information and using it to determine instructional solutions to close the gap between what the physician does know and what the physician should know to be competent or an expert in his or her field. It is a process that collects and examines information about state wide and nationwide issues and then utilizes that data to determine an educational need to be communicated to physician attendees. Your Needs Assessment should reflect at least one or more of the AOA Core Competencies. AOA Core Competencies
- Osteopathic Philosophy / Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
- Medical Knowledge
- Patient Care
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
- Practice Based Learning and Improvement
- Systems Based Practice
Needs Assessment Example
AOAO 2019 Annual Fall Meeting Needs Assessment