Open Forum 2022 - Teaching Clinical Competences

The call for papers for OsEAN’s 8th "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" conference is open. This year’s topic is "Teaching Clinical Competencies". The clinic is an important part in osteopathic education and clinical competencies are a core part of osteopathic training, according to the CEN-Standard for Osteopathy (CENTC414-N0086). Teaching clinical competencies includes the application of all osteopathic skills to real patients. Therefore, we would like to invite you to submit a paper for a platform or poster presentation or a short workshop before 28th February 2022 in one of the following areas:

  • Clinical Reasoning
  • How to manage a Clinic
  • Soft Skills in the clinical approach
  • Research during the clinical Phase
  • Managing skills in an osteopathic practice
  • The role of virtual and simulated patients in clinical education
  • Technology and innovation in osteopathic clinical education.

We would appreciate if you could forward this information to colleagues or faculty members who might be interested in presenting or participating in the conference.

Furthermore, we welcome topic suggestions for open forum discussions, round table and/or project presentations you would like to share with your peers. Please send your proposals directly to the OsEAN Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The conference will be held on 29th & 30th September 2022 in Antwerp (Belgium), which is a city pioneer in fine art, design, contemporary architecture, and fashion. Antwerp has a bustling cultural life, thriving trade and gastronomic pearls which makes it the ideal location for our conference.

We are looking forward to receiving your submission and to meeting you all at this exciting event!

OsEAN Open Forum Committee