Audits' progress

WSO - Certification 2015OsEAN is proud to present a brief update on the progress of the auditing process which started in October 2015. OsEAN member schools are being audited by the Austrian Standards Institution (ASI) according to the CEN- Standard “EN 16686 – Osteopathic Healthcare Provision” and the OsEAN-Standard.

So far 5 schools have already completed the whole process and received their certification, 2 are waiting to be approved, 7 schools are scheduled for an audit and another 9 schools have contacted the ASI with the request to be scheduled.

A couple of words from Robert Muts

Rob MutsDear all,

I would first like to say a big Thank you! to Raimund Engel for:

  • the 10 years you gave to construct the building of the Osteopathic European Academic Network, in those years it is a solid Platform for schools to exchange knowledge and ideas in the education of osteopathy.
  • initiating the Open Forum educational conferences, 5 great events which underline the exchange and learning from each other in cooperation, palpation, research, innovation and soft skills.
  • your attention to each member of OsEAN, both within Europe as well as our associated members in Argentina, Canada, and our friends in Australia.
  • connecting people, connecting schools, for your empathy and your full attention. You have created a PBMT (Point of Balanced Member Tension).

Open Forum 2016 - "Teaching the Soft Skills"

OF 2016 Vienna Group photo

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 two days programme of the conference included keynote lectures delivered by presenters from the United Kingdom, Australia, Italy and the Netherlands and other presentations and workshops in the following areas: osteopath-patient communication, professionalism and ethics, self-regulation and self-care.

Galina Abeleva (1938 -2014)

OSEAN is sad to announce that Galina Abeleva from RAOM passed away on May 5th. OSEAN sends its condolences to her family and friends as well as her colleagues at the school.

Galina graduated from foreign languages faculty of Herzen Leningrad Pedagogical University. After the graduation from the University and before meeting with osteopaths, Galina first worked in The Turner Scientific and Research Institute for Children's Orthopedics, and then, she had been working for a long time at the R.R. Vreden All-union research institute for traumatology and orthopedics where she addressed the issues of medical informatics, having defended a dissertation in this area. Her knowledge of orthopedics and traumatology inspired respect and admiration in her medical colleagues.

Since the beginning of 90s, Galina worked closely with Russian osteopaths. She translated the first seminars of Viola Frymann and Frank Willard in Russia. She was the direct participant of meeting between Renzo Molinari and Natalya Bespala, the director of one of the first osteopathic centers in Russia – The academy of Child development. It was the historical event, which started the era of the European school of osteopathy (Maidstone) in Russia. From this time onwards, Galina would never be just a translator. She became the heart and soul of Russian osteopathy, its “walking stick”, particularly for osteopaths, who got their osteopathic education in European school of osteopathy. Thanks to her, dozens of leading osteopaths from all round the world could lay their brick in foundation of the Russian osteopathy.

Galina Abeleva was a leading translator and international coordinator of Russian academy of osteopathic medicine since the very start of the school, as well as close friend to teachers and students. Until the very last days, despite the severe illness, she took an active part in the school’s life.

OsEAN has a new president

Raimund Engel and Robert Muts OsEAN 1 Raimund Engel and Robert Muts OsEAN 2 Raimund Engel and Robert Muts OsEAN President

On April 22nd 2016, during the Open Forum in Vienna, Robert Muts took the lead of OsEAN as its new president. He has been vice-president of the organisation for the past six months and member of the board since 2013. Robert’s acceptance speech and big Thank you! to the previous president Raimund Engel moved everyone to tears.

New OsEAN Membership Application Process implemented

After some months of hard work our new process for membership applications is finally set up and running. We have created an OsEAN Standard that will be audited by our competent partners of the Austrian Standards Institute.

All information is available online on this page Becoming a Member. You can download our information package there by clicking on Download Dokuments.

If your school is interested in becoming a member of OsEAN we would love to hear from you!
Please get in touch with our office by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Our team is also more than happy to assist you with any questions.

Edouard-Olivier Renard (June 1954 – March 2014)

OSEAN is sad to announce that Edouard-Olivier Renard, Principal of the CEESO/France, passed away in March after a severe illness. OSEAN sends its condolences to his family and friends as well as his colleagues at the school.

Edouard was a dedicated Osteopath D.O, Director and founder of CEESO and served OsEAN several years as an enthusiastic Vice-President and Board member.

After his graduation in physiotherapy in 1977, he became a member of the medical delegations and framing swimmers at the Mediterranean Games in 1979 (Split), and at the 1980’s and 1984 Olympics (Moscow and Los Angeles).

In 1990, Edouard-Olivier Renard graduated of Osteopathy from the British School of Osteopathy (London).
He founded the CEESO in 1991 and has since then been committed to an unconditional struggle for the recognition of Osteopathy as well as the development of high quality training.

Beside his teaching activities, he was the osteopath of the Opera de Paris ballet which has earned him nicknames such as "Edward golden hands" or "the ballerinas’ repairer".

As a man with a strong character, he liked things going fast. His dedication and commitment to Osteopathy will never be forgotten. Qualified osteopaths were and always will be trained through his work. He will be sadly missed.