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Call for Presentations: OPSC Programs 2021
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Welcome to the Topic Submissions site for OPSC's upcoming programs. 

If you have any questions regarding the submission form, the application process, or the goals of OPSC's Education Committee, please send an email to Karl Baur, OPSC's Director of Meetings at

Submission Deadlines

  • 2021 Convention:
    • The theme is "Medicine in Transition"
    • Submission deadline is October 21, 2020
    • Applicants will be notified of status by email in December
  • 2021 CME by the Bay: Ongoing at this time
  • Online Courses: Ongoing

"Ongoing" submission reviews will be conducted on a quarterly or "as needed" basis.

Submissions selected for presentation will be required to complete a Faculty Agreement (provided by OPSC) and abide by all terms and deadlines included therein.  An overview of those terms and guidelines can be viewed here 

Video Streaming and Recording: OPSC intends to live stream and/or record all main hall lectures so that physicians may access CME event contents digitally.  If you are not willing to allow recording or live streaming of your presentation, do not submit a proposal.

At this time, we do anticipate remote presenting, as well as pre-recorded content being included in our programs.  If you prefer to present that way, simply add that as a note in the final box of the submission form below.

Upcoming Event Dates

Online Courses do not have specific dates as their frequency and timing are determined by OPSC's Education Committee and/or Membership Committee, depending on the topics submitted.


Form Notes:

  • All fields with an asterisk are required.
  • If submitting multiple topics, please submit separate forms for each one to ensure accurate evaluation of each by the Committee.




The Education Committee has identified a set of medical “systems” and academic “threads” to guide planning for OPSC’s educational programs. The goal of the Committee is to provide an appropriate mix of topics for each event, in such a way so that all areas are represented over the course of OPSC’s three-year CME strategic plan.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that enable a physician to establish and maintain professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of health care teams.


Medical Knowledge: Demonstration and application of knowledge of accepted standards of clinical medicine in the respective area; remain current with new developments in medicine and participate in life-long learning.


Osteopathic Philosophy/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine: Demonstration and application of knowledge of accepted standards in osteopathic manipulative treatment appropriate to the specialty; dedication to life-long learning and to incorporating the practice of osteopathic philosophy and OMM in patient care.


Patient Care: Demonstrate the ability to effectively treat patients and provide medical care that incorporates the osteopathic philosophy, patient empathy, awareness of behavioral issues, the incorporation of preventive medicine and health promotion.


Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Demonstrate the ability to critically evaluate methods of clinical practice, integrate evidence based medicine into patient care; show an understanding of research methods; improve patient care practices.


Professionalism: Uphold the Osteopathic Oath in the conduct of one’s professional activities that promotes advocacy of patient welfare, adherence to ethical principles, and collaboration with health professionals, life-long learning, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population; be cognizant of physical and mental health in order to effectively care for patients.


Systems-Based Practice: Demonstrate an understanding of health care delivery systems; provide effective and qualitative patient care within the system; and practice cost effective medicine.
This should be a short professional biography that outlines your qualifications and expertise. While personal details are interesting and often entertaining, they are not required.
Learning Objectives are statements detailing what the participating physicians should have learned or mastered by the end of your presentation. Examples include: correction of outdated knowledge and the acquisition of new knowledge in specific areas, mastering new skills, alteration of behaviors or attitudes, etc. Learning objectives must relate to the identified needs (see Needs Assessment below) for the topic. A good resource for writing learning objectives can be found at
Needs assessments must be based on current data and analysis and should be documented with two or three evidence-based sources (at minimum). You should also note in your assessment whether your presentation is designed to change physician competence (knowing how to do something), physician performance (what one actually does), and/or patient outcomes. A needs assessment should identify and articulate (1) gaps in knowledge or practice; (2) educational needs to address the gaps; and (3) desired results from the application of education provided. To view a sample needs assessment from a previous OPSC event, please click here.

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