Overview and Deadlines

AOCA is full of talented members. AOCA provides opportunities for members to recognize and lift up their colleagues.  Public recognition culminates at the Conclave held at the Annual Convention.

  • Scientific Session Awards
    • Two (2) categories offered
      • Complex Case
      • Scientific Investigation
    • Abstract authors must present at the Annual Conclave and Convention Scientific Program
    • DEADLINE for submissions May 1
  • FELLOW of the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists (FAOCA)
    • Earned through active participation in the College and the profession.
    • A Candidate is nominated by an existing Fellow (Sponsor).  
    • DEADLINE for submissions is January 15.
  • Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Award
    • Criteria is based upon the Arnold P. Gold’s Foundation on the attributes of a humanistic doctor:
      • Integrity, Excellence, Compassion, Altruism, Respect, Empathy, & Service.
    • Anyone can be nominated.  
    • DEADLINE for submissions is January 15.
  • Timothy D. Ernst Memorial Scholarship
    • Recognizes up to two Resident members for their leadership and scholarship.
    • Nomination made by a Program Director. 
    • DEADLINE for submission is  January 15.

 All awards are reviewed by the Board of Governors for final approval.