These speakers are planned for the Osteopathy-Congress 2017:
Dr. Alain Abehsera
DO, MD (F), Graduated from European School of Osteopathy in 1975, Lecturer from 1974 to 1985, Graduated from Paris Medical School in 1985, Thesis on the Principles and History of Osteopathy, Founder and Past President of the Israeli Osteopathic Association (1987-2000), Lecturer at the OSD, Currently lives in France, Engaged into osteopathic research on the subject of ‚osteopathic self-treatment‘
Dr. Bruno Chikly
MD, DO (USA), Author of the book „Silent Waves-Lymphatic drainage therapy“ and the DVDs „Dissection of the human lymphatic system“,„A Miniature Universe“, „The brain“. Laureate at the medical faculty Paris, member of the AAO and the I.S.L. Chikly is a leading osteopath in the osteopathic treatment of the brain and lymphatic system
Dr. Williame H. Devine
DO (USA), Clinical professor, fellow in osteopathic research, head of the department for Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) at the Midwestern University / Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and president of the Arizona Academy of Osteopathy. He is an authority in the field of Strain/Counterstrain and Chapman reflex techniques. Former osteopathic physician for professional Basketball, American Football and Hockey teams in Arizona. Author of numerous publications.
DO (NOR), Head of Osteopathic Studies at the Norwegian University College of Health Sciences. Previously Vice Principal of the European School of Osteopathy in Maidstone, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Associate Director at A.T. Still Research Institute.
(D), Therapist for clinical psycho-neuro-immunology, natural health professional and sports scientist. Owner of the academy for clinical psycho-neuro-immunology, lecturer for nutritional physiology and clinical psycho-neuro-immunology at his own academy and various post-graduate institutes across Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Great-Britain and Turkey.
M.A. (USA), Director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine since January 2001. He has served as a lecturer with the Missouri Arts Council and as a researcher/benefactor with the Missouri Capitol Museum, numerous osteopathic book chapters and publications, e.g. "The Osteopathic Medicine Advantage".
Dr. Theodore Jordan
DO (USA), specializing in osteopathic manipulative medicine and neuromusculoskeletal medicine, special emphasis on the mind-body interactions and the role of various reflexes in dysfunction, especially how trauma affects musculoskeletal function and physiology, published numerous books and articles, including the Selected Writings of Carl P. McConnell; extensive knowledge of the early clinical osteopathic approaches and how they can be integrated into current medical care
Dr. Michael L. Kuchera
DO (USA), senior educator, internationally known leader, teacher and researcher in osteopathic manipulative medicine; graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1980; former chair of OMM, OMM residency director, vice president for International Osteopathic Research and Education and for Academic Affairs, director of OMM Research and Human Performance and Biomechanics Laboratory and clinical director of the Center for Chronic Disorders of Aging at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Publications on numerous osteopathic subjects, co-author e.g. of Osteopathic Considerations in Systemic Dysfunction; Specialized on: the effects of exercise in multiple sclerosis and OMT in improving function and quality of life in Parkinson‘s Disease; numerous awards, such as the AODA Gutenshohn Denslow Award and was formerly President of the American Academy of Osteopathy (AAO).
D.O. M ROI N.D. (IT), Member of the Italian Advisory Board of the Centre of Osteopathic Medicine Collaboration foundation (COME), and member of the Research Commitee and of the National Examining Board of the Italian Register of Osteopaths (ROI). He lectures on osteopathic clinical reasoning and rational of osteopathic medicine. He is author and co-author of books and publications in indexed journals. He works as osteopath and naturopath in Rome and Bracciano (Italy).
DO (CAN), Former faculty member at the Canadian College of Osteopathy and Executive Committee Member at the World Osteopathic Health Organisation, Specialist on osteopathic history (biographies on Still, Littlejohn, Sutherland) as well as the importance and relevance of fascia and its role in clinical work, international speaker; book editor: Stills Concepts on Fascia.
Dr. Edward G. Stiles
DO (USA), graduated in 1965 from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, and interned at Waterville Osteopathic Hospital (Maine) from 1965 to 1966. While in Kirksville he was mentored by George Andrew Laughlin, D.O., grandson of A.T. Still, the founder of Osteopathy. Later in Massachusetts he was mentored by and took over the practice from nationally honored physician Perrin T. Wilson, one of the founding members of the American Academy of Osteopathy. In 1970 he was one of the original six physicians to be included in the first Muscle Energy tutorials conducted by Fred L. Mitchell. Since 1970 Dr. Stiles has taught internationally and is recognized as a leader in the field of osteopathic manipulative medicine education.
Prof. Stephen Tyreman
PhD, MA, DO (GB), Osteopath since 1974 ( at the British School of Osteopathy), lecturer at the BSO since 1978, 1989 MA in Philosophy of Healthcare from University of Wales in 1989, 2001 PhD from Open University, 2007 Professor of Osteopathy and Philosophy at the University of Bedfordshire. Since 2011 Stephen has also held a part-time professor post at Campus Kristiania in Oslo.
DO (ISR), President of the Institute of Classical Osteopathy, U.K., Graduated from the British College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1974 and as a Teacher of the Alexander Technique in 1982, Trained and worked closely alongside John Wernham for some 15 years with whom he co-authored a 2 volume text book on Classical Osteopathic technique. Author of numerous articles, texts and educational videos on Classical Osteopathy. Since 1990 treating in hospital and private practice in Israel, established hospital based workshops on Classical Osteopathy in The Institute of Pain Medicine at the Rambam University Hospital in Haifa.