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World Osteopathic Healthcare Week April 15-21, 2024
The World Osteopathic Healthcare Week (WOHW) is hosted by the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA) each year in celebration of the global osteopathic community. The WOHW brings together osteopaths and osteopathic physicians to celebrate our shared philosophy of mind-body-spirit, and to educate patients, the public, and regulatory authorities about osteopathic care. Watch out for OsteopathyBC's (OBC's) Instagram and Facebook posts; Like, comment and share.
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9th Open Forum Conference Ostoepathic Models
OsEAN's 9th "Open Forum for Osteopathic Education" Conference, dedicated to the crucial discussion of "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice."  Osteopathy and osteopathic education are undergoing a critical transition. While some schools still mainly adhere to traditional osteopathic models and theories, others try to integrate the ever-growing insights from the research that was published since the turn of the century.
What is SOLAR?
 
SOLAR stands for, Strengthening Osteopathic Leadership and Research, and has more to say about Osteopathic Research all around the world. They are an international leadership capacity building group that supports projects for researching osteopathy. One of the research fellows is a Canadian osteopathic researcher Chantal Morin.
 
To explore osteopathic research, check out their latest SOLAR newsletter
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Books on table showing backdrop of osteopathic studies at a Canadian university

Starting for the first time this fall of 2024, Osteopathy training will be offered in a Quebec university, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). The two new graduate programs will focus on osteopathic skills, clinical practice and updating Osteopathic Practitioners' knowledge on evidence-based practices. For more details, go here.

ABSTRACT The objective of this study was to compare the effects of osteopathic treatment and progressive muscular relaxation (PMR) exercises on patients with tension-type headache (TTH).
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Introducing the new Honours Bachelor of Science – Osteopathy program at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada. For the first time in Canada, manual osteopathic practitioners can graduate with a baccalaureate degree in osteopathy. This 4-year program meets the World Health Organization and the National Canadian Standards (CSA Z16686-20 Osteopathic Healthcare Provision) for the Type 1 standard of 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice. For a program summary go here.

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WOHW April 17 - April 23, 2023 World Osteopathic Healthcare Week or WOHW, formally known as the International Osteopathic Healthcare Week, is hosted each year by the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA) to celebrate osteopathy globally and educate patients, the public, and regulatory authorities to the existence, philosophy and effectiveness of osteopathic treatments.
Bill 36, the Health Professions and Occupations Act (HPOA), received Royal assent on November 24, 2022 and is now law in British Columbia.
OsteopathyBC has developed some fantastic looking Osteopathic Brochures. These are available to order. Our brochures are also available to other health professionals who would like to share information on OsteopathyBC. Members receive special member pricing.

“...osteopathic manipulation treatment seems to be a valid and effective instrument for the treatment of a series of pathologies such as chronic low back pain, fibromyalgia, spinal cord lesions, myofascial graft point, migraine, GI tract dysfunctions, and depression.” (Buscemi et al, 2020) 
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32554836/