Marking Milestones in 2024

Join us, online or in-person, for a quality education program with dynamic speakers, networking with osteopathic family from across the state, and a celebration as the Ohio Osteopathic Association marks 125 years of service and the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations observes its 25th anniversary.

Amy Acton to Keynote

Former Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, will be the keynote Amy Acton MDspeaker at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium. Seen in daily news conferences as COVID exploded in the spring of 2020, she is widely acclaimed for her leadership and inspiring guidance.

Acton’s lecture, The Leader We Wish We All Had Is YOU, will focus on leadership and lessons learned in her role as ODH director and cabinet member and advisor to Gov. Mike DeWine during an unprecedented crisis. She will provide a behind the scenes look at what it was like to lead the COVID-19 response for 11.7 million patientsand the leadership traits that are needed in the modern leadership toolbox. She will address the challenges of prevention and how we have faced not only the virus, but also a contagion of fear, loneliness, unmooring, and collective trauma.

Throughout her 30-year career, Acton has worked to create community conditions that encourage people to flourish toward their full potential. She most recently used her unique ability to inspire people to live their best lives as director of a new nonprofit created to champion RAPID 5, a movement to connect central Ohioans to nature and one another through the region’s five major waterways and the parks and trails along them. Her other positions include working in private practice in preventive medicine and public health, teaching at OSU College of Medicine and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, directing a city-wide immunization project, and vice president at the Columbus Foundation.

The keynote address is Saturday, April 20 at 10:30am.

The Ohio Osteopathic Symposium, a collaborative program of the OOA and OU-HCOM Society of Alumni and Friends that started in 2010, promises to provide practical and clinically relevant topics. The overall objective is to deliver a well-constructed CME program that offers innovative and timely information and insight that you will immediately put to use in your practice.


April 10-13, 2025
April 16-19, 2026


Earlybird Rates
End April 8 

Contact Information

Laura (Whitt) Yamarick email

Exhibitors & Sponsors:

Heidi Weber email
614-299-2107 ext. 202


Joanne Barnhart email
614-299-2107 ext. 206

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