Abstract submissions for the Vital Anesthesia Practice Optimization Review, 69th Annual Convention & Conclave are now open! Abstracts will be accepted in the following two categories: Complex Case and Scientific Investigation. Abstract submission will close at midnight ET Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

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The American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists (AOCA) is a national membership organization that promotes the interests of osteopathic anesthesiologists by improving the quality of training, education, and patient care as it relates to anesthesia and pain management. Osteopathic medicine emphasizes the "whole person" approach to patient care. Osteopathic physicians (DO's) receive extra training in the musculoskeletal system and embrace a philosophy of health rather than simply treating disease.

The American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists exists to:

  • Build a diverse, dynamic, and engaged membership which sustains the growth and reflects the values of the College 
  • Equip physician anesthesiologists with evidence-based content and professional development tools to grow, enhance, and advance their careers 
  • Serve as a community of key and emerging leaders who advance osteopathic anesthesiology and advocate on behalf of physician anesthesiologists and their patients 
  • Develop the culture and leadership of the College’s board and volunteer members to become strategic, innovative, and diverse 

48th Annual Mid-Year Seminar

Thank you to all who joined AOCA live for the 48th Annual Mid-Year Seminar! All lectures and Q&A sessions are available for On-Demand viewing and CME credit until May 7th.  It's not too late to register and gain access!

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 The Future of the College

 Listen to AOCA President, Robert Vandergraaf, DO, FAOCA update about the exciting future of the College.

Benefits of Membership

At all times in your osteopathic anesthesia career, AOCA is there to help you:

Maintain your medical licensure, certification and manage your practices

Access leadership and participate in networking opportunities to advance your careers

Support the high standards set by the osteopathic medical profession

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