Let’s Talk About OMM Research!

The Let’s Talk About OMM Research! series is monthly live streamed discussions about topics relevant to osteopathic manipulative medicine research!

  • Educational webinars related to the research being pursued by DO‑Touch.NET (approved for 1 AOA Category 1-A CME credit for DO-Touch.NET members who attend the virtual session live).
  • Research journal club where a volunteer member of DO‑Touch.NET will lead a discussion about a recently published journal article related to OMM research (approved for 1 AOA Category 1-A CME credit for DO-Touch.NET members who attend the virtual session live).
  • Updates from the DO‑Touch.NET Director and Associate Director along with membership discussions about network activities and goals.

Live streamed discussions: 3rd Friday of each month at 12:00-1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
(Click here to determine what time that is in your timezone.)

For those who can’t catch the live stream, the discussions are recorded and posted in the DO‑Touch.NET website Members Area. Additionally, discussion forums are available so all of our DO‑Touch.NET members can participate in the discussions even if they’re not available during the live stream.

CME Information

Educational webinar and Research Journal Club episodes have been approved for 1 AOA Category 1-A CME credit for DO-Touch.NET members who attend the virtual session live.


$15 per credit, for DO-Touch.NET members only

Program Schedule

3rd Friday of February, March, May, June, August, September, November, and December at 12:00-1:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

DO-Touch.NET members will receive an email containing the registration link.

Course Description

Sessions will encourage discussion about the current evidence regarding osteopathic manipulative medicine and topics related to research in osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Educational Objectives

After attending, participants should be able to:

  • Provide examples of recent research findings on osteopathic manipulative medicine which they could apply to their clinical practice.
  • Interpret current evidence regarding osteopathic manipulative medicine.
  • Recognize research opportunities in osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Target Audience

Osteopathic physicians and international osteopathic clinicians who are members of DO-Touch.NET

Professional Practice Gap

Practitioners of osteopathic manipulative medicine need to be informed about the strengths and weaknesses of research performed on osteopathic manipulative medicine and what research is currently being performed within the field. Additionally, they need to recognize how they can apply the current evidence regarding osteopathic manipulative medicine in their clinical practice.

Educational Need

Frequent advancements in the evidence base for osteopathic manipulative medicine. Informal comments from DO-Touch.NET members regarding the need to keep up with the current research on osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Desired Outcomes

Participants will have expanded knowledge about the current evidence regarding the use, effectiveness, and safety of osteopathic manipulative medicine. They will recognize how they can apply the current evidence to their clinical practice of osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Accreditation Statement

A.T. Still University is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education programs for physicians. 

ATSU designates this program for a maximum of 1 AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.  

*Please contact ATSU Continuing Education 660.626.2232 or continuingeducation@atsu.edu for assistance if you have questions regarding accreditation.

Evidence-Based Content: It is the policy of the ATSU to ensure that the content contained in this CME activity is valid, fair, balanced, scientifically rigorous, and free of commercial bias.

ATSU Disclosure Policy: All persons in a position to control the content of an educational activity (i.e., activity planners, CESC, presenters, faculty, authors) participating in an educational activity provided by the ATSU are required to disclose to the provider any relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. ATSU must determine if the individual’s relationships may influence the educational content and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the commencement of the educational activity. The intent of this disclosure is not to prevent individuals with relevant financial relationships from participating, but rather to provide learners information with which they can make their own judgments.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of the ATSU Continuing Education Department to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all its educational programs.  Faculty disclosures will be made in the course syllabus and/or during faculty introductions.  The audience is advised that one or more presentations in this continuing education activity may contain references of unlabeled or unapproved uses of drugs or devices.

Resolution/Mechanism of Identified Conflict of Interest: Independent sources of review include the following: All disclosures will be reviewed by the program/course directors, CE Assistant Vice President, or CE Director for identification of conflicts of interest. Reviewers, working with the program directors will document the mechanism(s) for management and resolution of the conflict of interest and final approval of the activity will be documented prior to implementation. Any of the mechanisms below can/will be used to resolve conflict of interest:

  • Peer review for valid, evidence-based content of all materials associated with an educational activity by the course/program director
  • Limit content to evidence with no recommendations
  • Introduction of a debate format with an unbiased moderator (point-counterpoint)
  • Inclusion of moderated panel discussion
  • Publication of a parallel or rebuttal article for an article that is felt to be biased
  • Limit equipment representatives to providing logistics and operation support only in procedural demonstrations
  • Divestiture of the relationship by faculty-The reviewer should be a physician or other scientist with knowledge of the specialty area being reviewed and often times the Assistant Vice President of Continuing Education will perform this first review and can then appoint an independent reviewer.-The independent reviewer is not be involved in the planning of this CME Activity and cannot have a relationship with any corporate entity supporting the CME activity.-The reviewer should have a copy of this policy and a copy of the Standards for Commercial Support to fully grasp their responsibilities as the reviewer. Off-Label or Unapproved Use of Drugs or Devices

It is the policy of the ATSU to require the disclosure of all references to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices prior to the presentation of educational content. The audience is advised that this continuing medical education activity may contain reference(s) to off-label or unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Please consult the prescribing information for full disclosure of approved uses.

Disclaimer: The opinions and recommendations expressed by the presenters and planners of educational content in this program are their own and do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of the ATSU.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images: Registration and attendance at or participation in ATSU meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to ATSU’s use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee’s image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.

Audio, Video and Photographic Equipment: The use of audio, video and other photographic recording equipment by attendees is prohibited inside ATSU meeting rooms.

Reproduction Permission: Reproduction of written materials developed for this ATSU course is prohibited without the written permission from individual authors and ATSU.

Special Assistance: ATSU complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act §12112(a). If any participant is in need of special assistance or has any dietary restrictions, please see the CE staff at the registration desk or call 660-626-2232 for assistance.