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2020 OAO Annual General Meeting



Thursday, April 30, 2020

To the Members:

Notice is hereby given that an Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the members of the Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (the ‘Corporation’) will be held on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm EDT for the purpose of:

  1. Considering and, if though advisable, passing resolutions regarding the following regular business:
    • Presentation of the financial statements;
    • Consideration of the auditor’s report;
    • Appointment of the auditor;
    • Election of directors*;
    • Consideration of Bylaw Amendments
  2. Transacting such further and other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof. 

All members are cordially invited to attend the meeting. Active and Inactive Members of record at the close of business on April 24, 2020 have the right to exercise one vote and have the right to vote by proxy. Proxy holders must be a member of the Corporation entitled to vote and no single proxy holder shall hold more than two (2) proxies.

If you are unable to attend the online AGM, please complete a proxy form in order to assist the OAO to achieve a quorum at the meeting to conduct Association business.

Please note that the Auditor’s Report (audited financial statements) will be made available to voting members only by email approximately two weeks prior to the AGM.


Catherine Cabral-Marotta
President, Ontario Association of Osteopathic Manual Practitioners (OAO)

On behalf of the Board of Directors

* Nominations must be in writing and delivered to the Corporation’s registered office not later than 5:00 pm EDT on April 24, 2020.

Important: To attend the AGM Online, you MUST register for the webinar prior to the start of the event. Click here and follow the prompts to register and attend via the web.

Online AGM Registration

Important AGM Documents:

Click here to download a copy of the Nominations Form

Click here to download a copy of the Proxy Form

Click here to download a copy of the ByLaw Resolution

Earn CEU Hours

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for attending the Annual General Meeting: Five (5)
CEUs will be entered into your individual CEU online log by the OAO staff. You must remain online for the duration of the entire meeting.

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This e-learning version of our Level 1 Best Practices in Concussion Management course provides allied health professionals with the same introductory overview of concussion evaluation and management strategies as the live course but can be accessed from the comfort of the home or clinic.

The course is broken down into short, easily digestible segments, allowing the viewer to work through the content with ease at a manageable pace, stopping and starting as needed. As with the live course, the e-learning version offers concise literature reviews on topics such as acute concussion pathophysiology, post-concussion syndrome, rest and activity post-concussion, cervicogenic contribution to concussion symptomatology and provides strategies for building individualized return to learn and return to work programs. The course offers video demonstration of clinical assessment techniques as well as introductory rehabilitation strategies that can be immediately incorporated into clinical practice.

Allied health professionals will be able to interact with course and participants through Learn Worlds. This online course must be completed on a desktop or laptop.

Scott Haller, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner, AC, RMT
Dr. Kailin Walter, BSc(Hons), DC
Ryan Sleik, PT

To register, please email Karla Silva at info@theshift.ca.

For more information about Shift Concussion Management, please visit www.theshift.ca.

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Welcome to Toronto’s soft-embalmed full body dissection course - iDissect 2020! 

Presented by:

Samuel Lo R.Ac, R.TCMP, DOMP, RMT
Co-Director, Administrator, Course Logistics, Teacher, Neuro-Integrative Acupuncture

Poney Chiang Ph.D, .R.TCMP, R.Ac
Co-Director, Teacher, Neuro-Integrative Acupuncture

Dr. Christopher Gordon, B.Sc (Hon Kin), D.C.
Teacher, Neuro-Integrative Acupuncture 

Develop a comprehensive, three-dimensional understanding of the human body through five days of full-body dissection using a soft-embalmed cadaver! This unique opportunity to practice clinical palpation techniques on cadavers, that look and feel like a living patient, will improve your therapeutic outcomes. Fully embalmed cadavers have rigid limbs and joints, clinically different from the living human body.

Our instructors ensure feasible, efficient, and safe dissections, while you investigate your own clinical interests. Increase your knowledge of the peripheral nervous system. Understand the three-dimensional organization of fascial planes and complex anatomical relationships.

This course is open to qualified health practitioners. For more information, and to register, please visit www.idissect.ca.


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Phase 1 of the Biodynamics Series (1-9), a Dr. J. Jealous Curriculum.

Learn to communicate with the indwelling healing forces allowing access to a broader scope of conditions in treatment, improving clinical outcomes.

'Phase one in the Biodynamics of Osteopathy is a stepping stone across a river into the landscape of Primary Respiration. It is the beginning of the communication with the Indwelling Laws of Healing as recognized by Dr. Still. The discovery by Dr. Sutherland that “Fluid can Lesion” has changed the history of this profession.' Dr. J. Jealous.

Phase 1 Content: An introduction to a biodynamic model of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, BMT, balanced fluid tension, and motion present.

Prerequisites: Graduate of an accepted Osteopathic curriculum.

1 CEU is earned per 1 instructional hour.


The website is in French but the courses in Ontario are taught in English.

To register for this Biodynamic Phase 1, click on: biodoosteo.com.

Please go to Cours (courses), scroll over to the appropriate phase, then scroll down to C. Eydt, Innisfil, Ontario, click Inscrivez-vous (registration) then scroll down on this page to Formulaire d’inscription and click on this to the registration form.  Fill out all spaces in the form and then click on Reserver to submit.

Or go direct to the registration form for the Phase 1: https://www.biodoosteo.com/bookings-checkout/ph1-innisfil-ontario-c-eydt-d-o-m-p-1.

Dates: November 29-December 2, 2020

Location: National Pines Golf Club, 8165 10th Sideroad, Innisfil, Ontario, L9S 4T3

Teaching Faculty: Cathy Eydt (705) 735-9351 

For more information on the course content: Please visit the Biodynamics Programs at: http://jamesjealous.com

For logistical issues contact the Course Manager: 
Michelle Préfontaine
Secrétaire de BIODO Francophone
téléphone: (450) 227-6180
email: michelle.prefontaine@biodo-fr.com
web: www.biodoosteo.com

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