An Osteopathic Perspective on Pain

2020 OAO Annual Conference

May 1 & 2, 2020.

Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON, L5N 2L3, Canada

Registration and Conference Information

Early Bird prices end February 28

Speakers and Presenters


Dr Alison Sim - Tell me your Story…Pain Heroes

Dr Oliver Thomson -  More than just a Number- The Value of Qualitative Research in the Osteopathic Management of Chronic Pain

Presentations and Workshops

Dr René Pelletier

  • The ABCs on the Science of Pain
  • The Science of Pain and the Practice of Osteopathy

Dr Melanie Noel

  • Remembering the Pain of Childhood
  • Trauma and Pain Across the Lifespan

Erik Ouellet - Dermoneuromodulation

  • Part 1 - Pain and DNM in a Nutshell
  • Part 2 - Lab Work - Neck and Upper Body
  • Part 3 - Lab Work - Lower Back & Pelvis
  • Part 4 - Lab Work - Lower Limbs

Dr Alison Sim

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Headaches and Migraines

Dr Oliver Thomson

  • Words Matter - New Ways of Talking, Thinking, Touching and Moving
Osteo Talks

Short talks - Three OAO members share their exploration into pain science, and how they are integrating evidence-based pain management concepts and strategies into their Osteopathic practice.

  • Monica Noy
  • Danielle Woods
  • Shauna Ironside

Panel Discussion

Panelists: Dr Melanie Noel, Erik Ouellet, Dr René Pelletier, Dr Alison Sim, & Dr Oliver Thomson
Moderated by Monica Noy
The presenters will share facts, exchange opinions, explore relevant or controversial topics in pain science, and respond to the questions submitted throughout the conference. This is a chance to get to know the speakers better and engage with the national and international osteopathic experts in pain.


The full conference rate includes breakfast, breaks and lunch both days and networking event on Friday evening.

Early Bird deadline is February 28, 2020
Member - Early Bird Rate $695.00 registration fee
Member - Regular Rate $795.00 registration fee
Student - Early Bird Rate $595.00 registration fee
Student - Regular Rate $695.00 registration fee

One Day Rate (Friday or Saturday - Includes Meals)
Friday, May 1- Early Bird $350.00 registration fee
Saturday, May 2- Early Bird $350.00 registration fee
Friday, May 1 - Regular Rate $425.00 registration fee
Saturday, May 2 - Regular Rate $425.00 registration fee

Registration and Conference Information

Early Bird prices end February 28