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OMED21 main stage speakers announced

By AOA Staff


Besides being your one-stop-shop for virtual education and networking, OMED21 is also your destination for innovative discussions with thought-provoking speakers. OMED conference registration includes access to inspiring daily keynote sessions that will challenge you to think differently, reach for new heights, lead with purpose and prioritize your personal wellbeing. Reserve your spot for the live virtual conference Oct. 22-24, with extended on-demand access through Nov. 26.

Check out our lineup of dynamic keynote speakers:

John Medina | Friday, Oct. 22

John Medina

As the New York Times bestselling author of Brain Rules, John Medina knows a thing or two about what’s going on inside your head. He has spent most of his professional life working in the technology and pharmaceutical industries on research related to mental health, with a specific focus on the genes behind brain development and psychiatric conditions. He was the founding director of the Talaris Research Institute, studying how infants encode and process information at the cognitive, cellular and molecular levels. Be sure not to miss this fascinating and entertaining discussion of the inner-workings of the human brain.

Mona Masood, DO | Friday, Oct. 22

Mona Masood, DO

In early 2020, Mona Masood, DO, a psychiatrist in the Philadelphia area, became concerned by the mental health toll the COVID-19 pandemic was taking on her fellow colleagues in medicine. She took action by founding the Physician Support Line, a free and confidential peer support hotline for physicians to discuss the stressors, pressures and heartbreaks of caring for patients on the front lines of COVID. Tune in to hear Dr. Masood discuss the unique value of physician peer support and the important role the Physician Support Line has played in the DO community—and the medical community at large—since the pandemic began.

Lisa Leslie | Saturday, Oct. 23

Lisa Leslie

Throughout her storied career in the WNBA and Team USA, Lisa Leslie established herself as the most recognized and dominant player in women’s basketball. She carried the gold-winning Team USA in four consecutive Olympic games, and in 2008 became the fist team sport athlete to win four consecutive Olympic Gold Medals. In 2001, she became the first WNBA player to win the regular-season MVP, the All-Star Game MVP and the playoff MVP in the same season. She went on to become the first WNBA player to co-own a WNBA team. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear her inspirational story!

Simon T. Bailey | Sunday, Oct. 24

Simon T. Bailey

Searching for a spark to reignite your passion? Simon T. Bailey is a speaker, author, life coach and entrepreneur who founded the SPARK Movement with the purpose of launching sustainable transformation in individuals, systems and nations. He was named by SUCCESS magazine as one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals. Join us to hear Bailey’s key tips for reaching seemingly unattainable goals in both your professional and personal life. You’ll come away with a renewed sense of motivation and purpose, and a plan for creating a culture where everyone matters.

Olympic Physician Panel | Sunday, Oct. 24

Join us for a panel discussion featuring three of the DOs who represented the osteopathic profession at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. Panelists include James M. Lally, DO, who serves as Chief Medical Officer for the International Shooting Sports Foundation; Alexandra Myers, DO, who served as team physician for the USA Rugby Team; and Naresh Rao, DO, who served as team physician for the USA Men’s Water Polo Team. Panel participants will share their experiences from this year’s Olympics as well as their insights on keeping elite athletes at the top of their game.

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