The sixth Open Forum "Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics"

Open Forum Lyon 2018

The sixth “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” Conference took place on 18th & 19th October 2018 in Lyon, France. Following the focus on Teaching and Osteopathic Education in previous Open Forums this year’s topic was “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”. There were 100 participants from 16 countries. Represented were osteopathic schools from whole Europe, Australia, Canada, USA and Malaysia.

Teaching clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach etc. can be difficult and each school has a different diagnostic model in place. This is why sharing, discussion and exchange of knowledge and experience about this topic was and is very important.

The two days programme of the conference included presentations one of which was a live-stream video-presentation, workshops and poster presentations in the following areas: clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach and more. Q&A sessions and a big discussion/evaluation session on the second day were planned to make the whole experience more interactive. Also videos on the topic of ‘clinical examination in diagnostics’ were presented by several schools.

The Fifth Open Forum "Teaching the Soft Skills"

OsEAN Open Forum Vienna 2016

The fifth edition of OsEAN "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" Conference with the topic "Teaching the Soft Skills" took place on April 21st and 22nd 2016, in Vienna, Austria.
There were 65 participants from 17 countries. Represented were osteopathic schools not only from whole Europe but also from Argentina, Australia, Canada and USA.

The third Open Forum "Teaching Research"

On 20th and 21st September 2012 OsEAN held its third edition of "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" conference in Sevres, near Paris/France. The topic was "Teaching Research", offering an opportunity for presentations and workshops on how we teach and assess research in our schools.

If you want to know more about the presentations during this open forum, you can view the list of abstracts from the conference and read them here.

The Fourth Open Forum "Innovation in Osteopathic Education"

The fourth OsEAN "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" Conference with the topic "Innovation in Osteopathic Education" took place on 31st May and 1st June 2014 in Barcelona, Spain.
Presentations and workshops of the open forum concentrated on new ways of teaching, learning and assessing. Such as e-learning and beyond: The use of technology and teaching aids in osteopathic education, the growing influence of educational science and interdisciplinary approaches.

The second Open Forum "Teaching Palpation"

In 2011 on September 29th and 30th OsEAN held its second “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” conference in Potsdam, near Berlin/Germany, as part of the annual general meeting of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA). This time the topic was “Teaching palpation” with presentations and workshops revolving around this osteopathic core-competence.

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