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Student Association of the ACOFP Programming

Medical school is hard. Between the endless studying, the rote memorization, the pressure to succeed and lack of income and social time, it’s easy to lose sight of the end goal. What you need is a little time outside of the classroom to tap back into what made you decide to become a doctor in the first place. It’s time to get back to your roots—and what better place to do that than in New Orleans?

Join fellow osteopathic students from across the country at the ACOFP 57th Annual Convention & Scientific Seminars, March 18–21. Immerse yourself in an experience-of-a-lifetime, featuring exclusive student programming and countless opportunities to build connections to last your career with nearly 2,000 practicing osteopathic family physicians and residents.

Thanks to a generous donation from the Auxiliary to the ACOFP, the first 200 students to register will get $50 off their convention registration. Use code 2020STUDENT at check out.


Student Track Schedule-at-a-Glance

*Schedule is subject to change.

Wednesday, March 18

 1:00 – 3:00 pm   Congress of Delegates—Session I

Thursday, March 19

 7:00 – 8:00 am   National Student Executive Board Breakfast Meeting (Invitation Only)
 8:00 – 11:00 am    Congress of Delegates—Session II
 11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Lunch in Exhibit Hall
 1:00 – 3:00 pm    Opening Keynote Session
 3:00 – 3:30 pm   Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall
 3:30 – 4:00 pm    Welcome to the Family—Celebrating the Student Association of the ACOFP
    Join our ACOFP National Student Executive Board and members from the ACOFP Board of Governors to welcome you to the ACOFP family and celebrate the success of the Student Association. You will also learn how to get the most of your ACOFP ’20 experience!
 4:00 – 4:30 pm   Oh the Places You’ll Go
    Learn from members of the Resident Council in a panel presentation about their journey of life as an osteopathic resident and the challenges they have faced. 

 4:30 – 6:30 pm   Osteopathic Family Medicine Residency Fair
    Deciding where you want to go for your residency is a big decision. Meet representatives from the top osteopathic family medicine residency programs from around the country to learn what they have to offer. 

Friday, March 20

 7:00 – 8:00 am   Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
 8:00 – 10:00 am   Student Hands-On Skills and Procedures Workshops Track
    Gain hands-on experience from osteopathic physician faculty during 30-minute workshops . The track includes: IUD Insertion, Joint Injection and Basic Suturing Skills Workshops. 
 10:00 – 10:45 am   Collaborative Medicine

Practical implementation of nutritional coaching and healthy life choices in the clinical setting.

 10:45 am – 12:00 pm   1, 2, 3… OMT Hands-On Procedural Workshop
    Get a demonstration and hands-on instruction of OMT techniques and practice on common somatic dysfunctions.
 12:00 – 1:00 pm   Lunch in the Exhibit Hall
 1:00 – 2:00 pm   Residency Match Mardi Gras Bash Panel
    Now that Match Day is over, let the good times roll! Join a panel of osteopathic students who just completed the match about their experience.
 2:00 – 3:00 pm   Different Practice Models in Family Medicine
    Learn about different and unique practice work models from a panel of osteopathic family physicians. 
 3:00 – 3:30 pm   Afternoon Break in the Exhibit Hall
 3:30 – 5:00 pm    Student Chapter Leadership Training
    Attend the leadership training for incoming chapter officers and national student executive board members officers and gain crucial insights, examples and information.

Saturday, March 21

 7:00 – 8:00 am   Breakfast in the Exhibit Hall
 8:00 – 10:00 am   National Service Project: Where Do All the Beads Go? 
    Mardi Gras is an exciting and festive time, but it also has a negative impact on the environment. Most of the beads get thrown away and end up in sewer drains and landfills. To mitigate the damage, local volunteers have launched a city-wide initiative to recycle and reuse beads—and they need our help. Join us as we support the local community—and the environment—with this year’s recycling service project.
 10:30 – 11:00 am   2020–2021 National Student Executive Board Elections
    Show your support and listen to the National Student Executive Board candidate campaign speeches and elections. Two delegates from each student chapter will vote for President, Vice President, Secretary and Parliamentarian.
 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   Student Association of the ACOFP Awards Presentation
    Join us as we announce and celebrate the recipients of the Presidents’ Award, A.T. Still Award, Communications Award, Humanitarian Award, Recruitment Award, Most Improved Chapter Award, 200 x 2020 Participation Award and a special presentation for the Master Preceptor Awards. 
 12:00 – 1:00 pm   Joint National Student Executive Board Luncheon (By Invitation Only)

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