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Educating Leaders 2021!

Call For Abstracts Is Now Closed.

Educating Leaders 2021 -Virtual

April 20 -22, 2021

Welcome to the largest osteopathic medical education event in the nation! Due to COVID-19, Educating Leaders 2021, scheduled for April 20-22, will be a virtual, online event. The Call for Abstracts has been extended to Friday, November 13, 2020. Details will be shared as more information becomes available. Want to get the most up-to-date information? Send your contact information to

Who Should Attend?


  • University & College Presidents
  • Medical School Deans
  • Medical Educators & Administrators
  • Program Directors & Department Chairs
  • Medical Education Researchers
  • Government Officials
  • Government Relations Professionals
  • Medical Students, Residents & Fellows

Images from previous Educating Leaders

Educating Leaders

The Largest Osteopathic Medical Education Event in the Nation

Sessions & Events
Distinct Tracks

Amazing Programming

Educating Leaders offers attendees more than 150 education sessions to experience, ranging from inspiring plenaries and practical, in-depth pre-conference workshops, to oral presentations and posters in a variety of focus areas.

Preliminary Program Schedule

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 – Thursday, April 22, 2021
11:00 am – 4:00 pm ET

  • Daily Plenary Session
  • Daily Breakout Sessions (to include brief presentations and panel/interview talks)
  • Networking Opportunities

5 Distinct Audience Tracks


UME – Pre-Clinical Education

UME – Clinical Education

Transition to GME (Advising)

Graduate Medical Education Faculty

Abstract Main Topics

Advocating for Health, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace  
  • Health Policy 
  • Student / Trainee Financing and Debt 

COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Lessons Learned 
  • Impacts on OME, the Workforce, and the Health Care System 
  • Changes in Teaching Technologies  
  • Emergency Preparedness 

Creating and Serving Health Communities

  • Interprofessional Education and Practice 
  • Addressing Social Determinants of Health 
  • Approaches to Addressing the Opioid Epidemic 
  • Partnering with Communities  

Caring for the Carers

  • Supporting Student or Trainee Mental Health and Personal Counseling/Advising 
  • Designing / Implementing Faculty Wellness Programming 
  • Student or Trainee Run Initiatives 
  • Relationship between Curricular Delivery, Assessment and Wellness 
  • Academic Support from UME to GME 

Designing Osteopathic Medical Education 2030

  • Teaching and Assessing OMM/OPP 
  • Teaching and Assessing Core Competencies or EPAs 
  • Assessing and Reporting Professionalism 
  • Using Technology in OME and OMM 
  • Designing / Implementing Healthy Learning Environments 
  • Interventions to Improve Empathy 
  • Transforming Clinical Education 

Developing Faculty for the Future

  • Course and Clinical Rotation Development and Design 
  • Career Mentoring and Advising 
  • Enhancing Leadership and Professionalism  
  • Supporting Grant Writing and Management 
  • Advancing Research and Data Skills 

Workforce Development and GME

  • COCA and GME Accreditation Updates 
  • Clinical Learning Environment Review  
  • Osteopathic Recognition 
  • Graduate Level Osteopathic Training  
  • Selection Science  

Networking & Events

Connect virtually with leaders in osteopathic medical education. From Students and Educators to Admissions Professionals, Resident & Fellow Physicians, Program Directors, and more, they’ll all be at Educating Leaders.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Enhance your brand visibility and stand out from the crowd by becoming one of our conference sponsors. We offer a wide range of customizable options to maximize your brand exposure and highlight your products and services.