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2017 OPSO OMT Seminar - The Percussion Hammer
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 Export to Your Calendar 9/15/2017 to 9/17/2017
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Downtown Portland Embassy Suites
319 SW Pine Street
Portland, Oregon  97204
United States

Online registration is available until: 9/15/2017
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The Course


Based on the life exploration, philosophy and osteopathic practice of Robert C. Fulford, DO, this course will present concepts and techniques provided by expert faculty to equip attendees with a mastery level of understanding. The course will focus on the use of the percussion hammer, which was pioneered by Dr. Fulford. In the mid 1990s an advanced course was developed to allow participants to grasp the far-reaching osteopathic healing concepts that were at the core of Dr. Fulford's original teachings. 


The Faculty


When Richard W. Koss, DO, completed his undergraduate degree at Springfield College in Massachusetts, he planned to teach physical education, but an encounter with Bertha Miller, DO, changed his focus to osteopathic medicine. In 1982, Dr. Koss graduated from what is now the A.T. Still University-Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) in Missouri, after which he served in the U.S. Air Force Medical Corps for four years as a general medical officer, first at McChord Air Force Base near Tacoma, Washington, and then at Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins, Georgia. Dr. Koss first attended a percussion course taught by Robert C. Fulford, DO, in 1987 when Dr. Koss was a resident in osteopathic manipulative medicine at ATSU-KCOM. Two years later, Dr. Fulford invited Dr. Koss to be a table trainer for a percussion course. Dr. Koss continued to assist Dr. Fulford until Dr. Fulford's death in 1997.


The Venue


The host venue is the Embassy Suites located at 319 SW Pine, Portland OR. To receive the discount group lodging rate call 800-643-7892 or visit


Conference Materials

The Annual CME Conference is a "paperless” conference. OPSO will provide wireless access along with a conference presentation link to its website where presentations can be viewed and downloaded. This means three things:

 1 - You will not receive a binder at the conference
 2 - You will need a computer/iPad/tablet, netbook, or other device if you would like to view the electronic materials
 3 - You will no longer miss out on valuable presentation material that arrived too late for OPSO to add it to a traditional binder.



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