OMT Boot Camp - OMED 2019
Thursday, October 24
9:00 am - 1:00 pm OR 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Register for ACOFP OMT Boot Camp and receive $100 off your OMED registration with code BOOTCAMP19!

The ACOFP OMT Boot Camp at OMED is designed for osteopathic family physicians and residents preparing for the OMT Board Performance Examination. OMT Boot Camp instructors will present, demonstrate and discuss interactive case presentation scenarios, including specific OMT techniques that can be utilized for those clinical presentations.

Patchy Hair Loss
In the September/October issue of Osteopathic Family Physician, the authors of Patchy Hair Loss provide the details of a patient presenting with a small patch of hair loss on his left occipital scalp. The history review reveals that it started about a month ago and there was no scaling or itching and it progressively enlarged in size. What is the diagnosis? Read Patchy Hair Loss for the answer and complete details on treatment and prevention. 

Link Between Hearing Aids and Dementia, Depression and Falls

A new study by the University of Michigan finds that seniors who get a hearing aid for recently diagnosed hearing loss are at a lower risk for dementia, depression and falls. Despite the multi-faceted benefits of hearing aids, only 12% diagnosed with hearing loss use hearing aids. The study notes that FDA-approved over the counter hearing aids for mild to moderate hearing loss will hit the market in 2020 and that the accessibility may improve the percentage of seniors with hearing loss who use hearing aids. Conclusions and supporting data for the retrospective cohort study are available to review at the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

ACOFP Awards Deadline Approaching 
ACOFP recognizes outstanding osteopathic family physicians each year with several awards. The deadline for submissions for the 2020 Awards is this week; September 15, 2019. We invite you to nominate a colleague who you feel demonstrates qualities of leadership and outstanding patient care for the following awards.

Save the Date for the Fellows Business Meeting 
ACOFP Fellows and Distinguished Fellows are invited to attend the 2019 Conclave of Fellows Semi-Annual Business Meeting on Monday, October 28 at 7 am during OMED 2019  in Baltimore, Maryland.

Plan our Trip to New Orleans for ACOFP '20

The ACOFP 57th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars is taking place at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside in New Orleans, Louisiana from March 19 to 22, 2020, with the Congress of Delegates meetings starting on March 18. Start planning your trip by checking out all that the city has to offer on the New Orleans tourism website. Make the most of your time in New Orleans by scheduling some of the fun activities that this exciting city is famous for!