From the Director

February 2016

Dear Colleagues,

As you are well aware, we are planning our 4th DOTouch.NET Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar which will precede the AAO Convocation in Orlando, FL, on March 16, 2016.  This pre-conference workshop will focus on adverse events in manual medicine.  ATSU has requested that the AOA Council on Continuing Medical Education approve this program for 8.5 credits of AOA category 1-A CME credits.  Approval is currently pending.   Reduced rates for DO-Touch.NET members will be available until February 20, 2016.  Click on the tab above (Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar) for more details.  Please note that all those who are planning to attend need to pre-register by clicking here.  Seating for this meeting is limited and on-site registration may not be available, so please register early.

This new year is passing rapidly and as we roll into February, I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone that one of our research deadlines is fast approaching.  In September, the grant funded by the AAO for our DOTouch.NET “Patient-Reported Adverse Events from Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment” study will conclude.  There is still plenty of time for DOTouch.NET members to participate in this study.  This study is designed to easily implement into your practice and involves minimal staff and clinician time.  Members who have participated in the study have completed their required 20 patients in as little as 2 weeks.  Please let us know if you would like to participate!

Congratulations to those members who have had 20 patients complete the study!


William James Brooks, DO, Kansas City, MO

Jeanne Browning, APN, McHenry, IL

Brian Degenhardt, DO, Ridgway, CO

Bernadette Kohn, DO, McHenry, IL

R. Paul Lee, DO, Durango, CO

Sheldon Yao, DO, Old Westbury, NY

Barbara Zajdel, DO, Farmington Hills, MI

We have several other clinicians who are nearing completion and it will be exciting to add those members to this list in our next newsletter!  Until then, wishing you all the best and we hope to see you in Orlando.


Brian F. Degenhardt, DO
Director of DO-Touch.NET
Director, A.T. Still Research Institute of ATSU