Presenters Open Forum 2024


Andrée Aubin
Andree Aubin - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Andrée Aubin has a private practice in osteopathy since 1992 when she obtained her degree in osteopathy at the Centre ostéopathique du Québec (COQ) in Montreal, Quebec. She was Principal of the COQ, where she teaches, from 1992 to 2022. Her expertise concerns osteopathic teaching methods, particularly palpation skills, management of complex cases and clinical reasoning processes. In collaboration with Alain Auberville, she has published a book in 2015, called “La motilité en ostéopathie. Nouveau concept basé sur l’embryologie” (translated into English and Russian) that introduces a new clinical intervention model. She has published scientific articles, notably on palpation and educational remediation. She is involved in the creation of an osteopathic master’s degree program at the University of Sherbrooke. She regularly attends OsEAN osteopathic conferences since 2011, OIA conference (2014), Come-Sicilia (2019) and medical conferences: Montreal International Conference on Clinical Reasoning (2018, 2022) and 8th Forum International Francophone de Pédagogie des Sciences de la Santé (FIFPSS) (2019).
Amanda Banton
Osteopath, D.Prof (Ost)
Amanda Banton - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Amanda Banton and Steven Vogel have collaborated in research and debate about models of osteopathy in research, teaching and practice. Amanda graduated as an osteopath from the London School of Osteopathy in 2007 and went on to complete her doctoral thesis (supervised by Steven Vogel) in 2019: "Making Sense of Cranial Osteopathy: an Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis". They have co-authored two recent papers on this subject, published in the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. Amanda currently has the role of Research & Development Officer at the London School of Osteopathy. She continues to work in clinical practice in the North of England, and is a Fellow of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy.
Giacomo Consorti
D.O., MSc
Giacomo Consorti -  OsEAN Open Forum Conference "Teaching the Working Principles of Osteopathy" 2021  

Giacomo Consorti is an Italian osteopath, professor and researcher. Co-founder of the thematic working group Osteopathy Track & Field and coordinator of the Education Department of the Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (ISO) in Milan. Currently ROI board delegate for Osteopathy Europe (OE) and a member of the OE education committee and ISO delegate to manage relationships with the European Osteopathic Academic Network (OsEAN). In 2012 he began his training in the field of medical pedagogy through the Italian Society of Medical Pedagogy (SIPeM) of which he is currently a member and with whom he collaborates for events of faculty development in some Italian and European universities. He participated in the working groups for the drafting of the Core Competence proposal of the Italian osteopath of the ROI and also participated in the working groups for the drafting of the Core Curriculum proposal developed by the Italian Association of Osteopathy Schools (AISO). He carries out research activities for the ISO research department and in collaboration with COME Collaboration.

Marianne Damgaard Jensen
MSc BSc (Hons) Ost Med DO
Marianne Damgaard Jensen - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"  

Marianne Damgaard Jensen graduated from British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) in 1989. Since 1996 she has combined osteopathic practice with education, holding various roles both at BCOM and Oxford Brookes University. Marianne has lectured and examined widely both in the UK and Europe for osteopaths and other healthcare practitioners.

Currently, Marianne divides her time between osteopathic practice at the Faringdon clinic and London where she leads on Clinical Education at BCOM. Marianne is an external examiner for College of Osteopaths Educational Trust (Staffordshire University).

Marianne’s special interests include the keeping an aging population active, sports injuries and active management of chronic long-term pain patterns. Her master’s dissertation investigated effectiveness of treatment for chronic knee pain.

Outside work, Marianne enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She likes outdoor pursuits, especially open water swimming, running and walking but she also enjoys pilates, yoga and breathwork.

Jerry Draper-Rodi
DProf (Ost), PG Dip, PG Cert, DO
Jerry Draper Rodi  - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"  

Dr Jerry Draper-Rodi is the Director of the National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR) in the UK, an Associate Professor at the University College of Osteopathy (UCO), a visiting fellow on the international osteopathic research leadership programme (UTS School of Public Health, Australia) and a clinician.
Jerry’s research streams include:

  • knowledge mobilisation, incorporating the development of the first osteopathic practice-based research network in the UK; he has published on the impact of using e-learning CPD on osteopaths’ attitudes, knowledge and reported behaviour and patient outcomes; he advances the use of evidence in practice by supporting osteopaths to use and reflect on Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).
  • Research methods in complex interventions: Jerry has broad experience of applied research approaches and has experience of qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods designs, systematic / scoping reviews and Delphi studies.
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI): Jerry pioneered the first study in EDI in osteopathic education groups involving all UK osteopathic educational institutions; leading a multidisciplinary team.

Jerry has experience of Master’s and doctoral level supervision, is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals and sits on several professional committees. He has raised more than £200,000 in grants and been a successful co-applicant on grants totalling £100,000.

Assoc. Prof. Gary Fryer
PhD, BSc(Osteo), ND
Gary Fryer - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Gary Fryer is an Associate Professor and Course Chair in Osteopathy at Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia. Gary completed his osteopathic training in 1990 and practiced osteopathy in Melbourne, Brisbane, and rural Victoria. Gary has been extensively involved in osteopathic education and research, having taught osteopathic principles, technique, and research methods at Victoria University since 1997. His research interests have been diverse and include the reliability of palpation, the use of osteopathic techniques by the international profession, the biomechanical effects of spinal manipulation, and the neurophysiological mechanisms of manipulative treatment. After completing his PhD in 2007, Gary moved to Kirksville, Missouri, for a two-year period where he conducted research with the A.T. Still Research Institute. He has authored over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, many book chapters, and has been an invited speaker at osteopathic conferences in Australia, the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Korea and Brazil.
Nicholas Handoll
Nicholas Handoll - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"  

Nicholas Handoll, DO, FSCCO graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1971. Dissatisfied with biomechanical models of osteopathy he took his first cranial course with the Sutherland Cranial Teaching Foundation in 1972 & continued exploring the ideas of Still & Sutherland with some of the great American osteopathic physicians including Harold Magoun Snr, Rollin and Allan Becker, Herb Miller, Anne Wales, & Robert Fulford.

In the 1980s he was directed by Rollin Becker to research quantum mechanics. It opened the big picture, the interrelatedness of the body as a mechanical, physical, emotional and quantum entity both within itself and within our environment. Still and Sutherland’s philosophy began to have meaning.

Nicholas is a co-founder of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy. His book Anatomy of Potency was published in 2000 and has been translated into German, French and Italian. The second edition appeared in 2017.

Christian Hartmann
Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"  

1970-1974; Primary School
1975-1983: Luisengymnasium (Munich)
1983-1984: Military Service
1985-1987: Education as International Wholesaler.
1987-1988: Backpacking
1988-1990: Freelancer (data management) at travel agency in Munich.
1990-1992: Freelancer (software designer) in Bremen.
1991: Recognition as conscientious objector by government.
1992-1995: Fulltime education as physiotherapist.
1994-1996: Education as manual therapist.
1994-1998: Part time osteopathic education at the Collège Ostéopathique Européen in Munich. (not completed)
1996-2002: Studies of medicine at the Technical University Munich.
1997-2003: Practicing as physiotherapist.
1998: Founding of JOLANDOS® publishing. Specialized on publishing German versions of osteopathic classics.
2004: Full accreditation as medical doctor (MD).
2005-2010 Practicing as MD.
Since 2004: Teaching history and philosophy of osteopathy (ca. 4.500 participants)
2023: Establishing 'Studium generale for therapists' (esp. for osteopaths)

Public works: Several articles and talks at congresses. Books: Gedanken zu A.T. Stills Philosophie der Osteopathie (2017), Gesammelte Beiträge zur Osteopathie (2019), Historisch reflektierte Osteopathie (2020).

Jason Haxton
MA, D.O. (hc)
Jason Haxton - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Jason Haxton, MA, DO (h.c.) has been the Director of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine since January 2001. Besides managing the only Osteopathic Museum created in 1934, he makes multiple international trips each year. During COVID he lectured by ZOOM as an addition to many osteopathic online curriculums. He is active with Continuing Medical Education credits (CME) for physicians too. He provides lectures, historic research materials and promotes the principles of osteopathic medicine through exhibits in the USA and abroad. At A.T. Still University in Kirksville he keeps a busy as Advisor to SAHOPs (Society for the Advancement of Historical Osteopathy and Philosophy Organization), along with teaching medical students and welcoming guests from around the world to the museum.
Jason worked on a variety of documentaries which includes the Historical Emmy award PBS 2017: “The Feminine Touch” Spanish 2019: “The Science of Osteopathy” and German 2020: “Osteopathie Heilen mit den Handen”
He authored “Andrew Taylor Still – Father of Osteopathic Medicine” a biography for young readers (10-12 years). This is the first book of its kind approved for school curriculum in social studies.
He contributed the opening history chapter on osteopathy for an Osteopathic text book – English and German Language Elsevier: Lehrbuch Osteopathische Medzin - Johannes Mayer & Clive Standen - published in British English in 2019.
In 2022, the Museum was recognized with National American Alliance of Museums Accreditation the highest standard in the Museum profession.
Julian Knoff Ims
D.O. MSc.
Julian Knoff Ims - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Julian Knoff Ims, a native of Norway, transitioned from an international career in ballet, to osteopathy, graduating with distinction from the Institut Toulousain d’Ostéopathie (ITO) in 2018. He currently lives in the south of France, teaches at ITO and has a private practice . He recently earned a Master's degree in Osteopathy from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland in 2023. His research interests include active inference, osteopathic education, pain science, dance science and liminality. Integrating research into practice and education, Julian is dedicated to providing person-centered, evidence-based care to his patients in Toulouse while passionate about the advancement of osteopathic knowledge and education.
Prof. Eyal Lederman
D.O., PhD
Eyal Lederman  

Prof. Eyal Lederman graduated from the British School of Osteopathy and has been in practice since 1986. He is the director of CPDO, an international centre providing continuing professional development for manual and physical therapists. Prof. Lederman completed his PhD at King's College, London, where he researched the neurophysiology of manual therapy. He also researched and developed Osteopathic Harmonic Technique, Osteopathic Functional Neuromuscular Rehabilitation and Osteopathic Functional Stretching. He is an Honorary Associate Professor at University College London (UCL), Institute of Orthopaedics and Musculoskeletal Science UCL where he is involved in teaching and research into functional movement rehabilitation. He has also been a visiting professor at Unitec, NZ.

Apart from these activities, Prof. Lederman regularly teaches osteopathy and manual therapy to various groups and universities in the UK and abroad. He has published several articles in the area of manual and physical therapy and is the author of the books 'Harmonic Technique, Fundamentals of Manual Therapy', 'The Science and Practice of Manual Therapy', 'Neuromuscular Rehabilitation in Manual and Physical Therapy' and 'Therapeutic Stretching: Towards a Functional Approach'. His latest book is 'Functional Exercise Prescription: Supporting rehabilitation in Movement and Sport (2022).

Alberto Maggiani
P.T, D.O., BSc
Alberto Maggiani - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"  

Alberto Maggiani studied neurorehabilitation at the University of Pisa in the 1980s before beginning and completing his osteopathy studies in Milan during the 1990s. He has consistently combined his osteopathic practice with a strong interest in teaching and research, working in collaboration with various Italian Osteopathic Institutes. As a founding member of AIMO-Italian Academy of Osteopathic Medicine in Saronno in 2011, he took on roles as the head and teacher of the Research Department.

Maggiani has always been fascinated by the field of pain and has worked alongside numerous healthcare specialists to address and manage musculoskeletal disorders, with a particular focus on the interdisciplinary facets of evidence-based medicine. His career reflects a commitment to integrating clinical practice with educational pursuits and research, aiming to advance the field of osteopathy through a multifaceted approach to health and wellness.

Hakim Mhadhbi
MSc, D.O.
Hakim Mhadhbi, MSc, D.O.   Hakim Mhadhbi completed his osteopathic training in 2005 and practices osteopathy in Rennes, France. He also completed post-graduate degrees in clinical anatomy, imaging anatomy, and multidisciplinary pain management in perinatal care and achieved a master's degree in sports biomechanics in 2013. He is currently involved in osteopathic education and research at the Institut d'Ostéopathie de Rennes-Bretagne, France, where he works as head of clinical practice and the international department and pedagogical coordinator. Hakim advocates an inclusive way between osteopathic tradition and an evidence-informed approach to education and practice. He is a student in the pioneer master's degree programme in osteopathy of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences (Helsinki, Finland) with an enthusiastic group of osteopaths from all over Europe. His current research interests include innovation and implementation of evidence in osteopathic education. He has authored and co-authored some recent articles and books on osteopathic education.
Daniel Orchard
BSc (Hons), BOst, MSc (Pain)
Daniel Orchard - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"  

Danny Orchard lectures in NMS and Pain Science and writes the pain curriculum for the UCO.

After reading Human Biology at Leeds and then a MSc in Pain Science from King's College London, he has been a lecturer on pain in the international circuit.

Danny's most recent venture is a new start-up charity, the Centre for Osteopathic Research and Excellence, aimed at providing affordable osteopathy to the community, mentoring for new graduates and researching non pharmaceutical treatments for chronic pain.

Jory Pauwels
Jory Pauwels - OsEAN Open Forum Conference "Teaching the Working Principles of Osteopathy" 2021   Jöry Pauwels (°1976) studied physiotherapy, manual therapy & education in teaching, continued at Flanders International College of Osteopathy, moving on from student to joint principal of FICO. Professionally Jöry is active at FICO, (private & FICO) clinic and high-end physical sport (national rugby team). Jöry teaches in a number of European countries on (osteopathic) treatment concepts, education, innovations in safe & efficient mid-range manipulations: fluid build-up & non-impulse techniques and on gynecology & obstetrics. Currently Jöry enjoys his 2 children, food & drink, telemarking (white slopes and majestic mountains), traditional karate (IOGKF), (motor)cycling, rugby and golf when recovering from previous activities. Mental tranquility is found in shooting. Jöry’s mission for the future is to further the development of OsEAN & osteopathic teaching, the expansion of FICO and being a father.
Stéphane Renaudo
D.O., MSc
Stephane RENAUDO  - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Stéphane Renaudo has been working as an osteopath and trainer in France for over 25 years. He currently works as a clinician in Toulouse and is the educational director of the professional section of the Institut Toulousain d'Ostéopathie, where he also coordinates the research department. His interests, which focus on the continuous improvement of professional training for osteopaths and health professionals, led him to pursue research in educational sciences after several university degrees. His initial work focused on the social representations of initial osteopathic training among French expert trainers. He is currently pursuing his research into the most appropriate means and methods for making osteopathic training functional in the 21st century. This led him to study the place of experiential learning and copulative (integrative) alternation in an action-research training system.
Matteo Turinetto
D.O. M.Sc. Ost. PgCert. Edu. mROI (MT)
Matteo Turinetto - OsEAN Open Forum 2022   Matteo Turinetto is senior lecturer, clinical tutor and Didactic Coordinator for Full time and Part time program at Istituto Superiore di Osteopatia (ISO).
Graduating as DO, in 2002, from ISO with a Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy validated by the University of Wales, begun his activities as Osteopathic Medicine teacher assistant and lecturer at ISO till present.
From 2007 al 2014 was ISO’s Course Coordinator and actively participated the validation process with Bucks New University and developing BSc e MSc Full Time courses curricula.
In 2014 reinforce his educational competencies with the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Clinical Education taught by The British School of Osteopathy where in 2016 complete the Master of Science Degree in Osteopathy (MSc. Ost.). since 2016 he's the course leader of the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic and Clinical Education at ISO, validated by Bucks University.
Paul Vaucher
PhD, MSc clinical trials, CAS health rights, DiO
Vaucher Paul - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Prof. Dr. Paul Vaucher has 19 years of experience in transdomain research working in applied social science, applied psychology, IT engineering and epidemiology. He has contributed to over 50 original published articles in bio-psycho-socio-medical fields. He is a trained practitioner with post-graduate degrees in health rights, clinical trials and applied neuroscience. He has experience in methodology, coding, implementing predictive rules, conceiving interdisciplinary frameworks for health management, and accounting for different perception of science between disciplines. Paul has planned and managed eight interdisciplinary pragmatic research projects as applicant with gained experience in transdomain team management. He is a trained university educator and has experienced in distance education and in teaching methodology and communication skills for healthcare professions.
Steven Vogel
Steven Vogel D.O.   Steven Vogel is Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University College of Osteopathy. He practiced in the UK National Health Service in primary care for over 20 years alongside working in research, educational and clinical management. Steven has sat on two Guideline Development Groups for The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and for the National Clinical Pathway for Back Pain in the UK and has recently been appointed to the expert review group for a WHO back pain guideline. He has published research with interprofessional colleagues on a range of MSK and manual therapy related issues. Current interests include evidence informed practice, communication and consent, adverse events and interprofessional conceptions of manual therapy. He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine, President Elect of the Society for Back Pain Research and a Trustee of the National Council for Osteopathic Research.

Poster Presnters

Christoph J. Baeumer
Dr., DO, MSc paed ost
Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   61 years old, married, 3 children. Orthopedic surgeon, Osteopath, Pain therapist, Nutritional Specialist Modern Mayr Medicine, Postural specialist, physician with biological medical office- science based. Medical office since 23 years.
Melanie Betournay
D.O., MSc.
Mélanie Bétournay - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Melanie graduated in Kinesiology at Université de Montréal and in Osteopathy at Centre Ostéopathique du Québec (COQ). She has been working with chronic pain clients since 2007 and developed an interest in the biopsychosocial approach. She then trained at the Université de Sherbrooke in Pain Assessment and Management. This program, has enabled her to deepen her understanding of the biopsychosocial model and the various intervention modalities that are applicable to the osteopathic field. Since 2018, Melanie has been involved in teaching at COQ and wanted to see this model better integrated into osteopathic training. With this in mind, she set up a course on the biopsychosocial model with her colleague Nicholas Gosselin, which they've been teaching for 3 years now. Since 2021, Melanie has held the position of Administrative Director of Continuing Education at the COQ, and since January 2023, the position of Administrative General Director of the COQ.
Cyril Clouszeau
Cyril CLOUZEAU  - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   DO in 2001, MSc in 2007, teacher in osteopathic school since 2001, and researcher in ostéopathy since 2010
Thomas Cornet
Thomas Cornet - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   My name is Thomas Cornet, I’m 23 years old and I graduated osteopathic school in June 2021. Today, I’m practicing in two different offices in Brittany, France.
I've really been interested in pedagogy for two years now, because of the complexity that it involves. This has led me to sign up for a postgraduate diploma in medical pedagogy at the Université de Bretagne Occidentale, last October. This program really helps to understand how to teach students to develop their knowledge and clinical skills. What interest me the most about pedagogy are the students’ commitment to courses, anatomy lessons and the balance between “traditional” osteopathy and evidence-based practice in the curriculum. Regarding my personal research, I’m focusing on sports osteopathy and the evidence based approach to pain.
Irina Egorova
Irina Egorova - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   V.Andrianov Institute of Osteopathic Medicine, Head of the Department of the Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University
In 1989, graduated from Leningrad Medical Institute of Pediatrics with a specialization in pediatric neurology; internship of children neurology;
In 1999, completed the training on osteopathy at the Higher Osteopathic School in Paris (ESO Paris), defended her diploma in Geneva, and received Doctor of Osteopathic Degree;
Since 2000, has been teaching at the Institute of Osteopathic Medicine. From December 2005, she is the Head of the Institute
In 2003, defended her thesis on Hypertension-hydrocephalic Syndrome in Children During the First Three Months;
In 2006, became a first prize laureate at the European Federation of Osteopaths for research in osteopathy;
In 2008, defended her PhD dissertation on Somatic Dysfunction in Young Children;
Author of over 150 scientific papers on osteopathy, including 5 patents of the Russian Federation, 3 monographs, 4 guidelines.
Marco Farina
DO, BSc Ost (Hons), PGCert HE
Marco Farina - Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   In 2014, I received my Diploma in Osteopathy from AIMO, the Italian Academy of Osteopathic Medicine, and my BSc in Osteopathy from BCOM, the British College of Osteopathic Medicine. Since then, I have worked as an osteopath, collaborating with multi-specialist outpatient clinics and participating in sporting initiatives and events. In 2019, I worked as an Osteopath for the pre-natal course 'Framing and Management of Postural Changes in Women during Pregnancy' at the Hospital of Carate Brianza. Since 2014, I have been working as an assistant and then as a lecturer for the Visceral Osteopathy courses in AIMO's MSc Most pathway. Currently, I have the role of Vice Head of the Department of Visceral Osteopathy, Unit Leader of the Clinical Units and Clinical Tutor at AIMO. In 2022, the I obtained the PGCert in Healthcare Education and I am currently pursuing a PGCert in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women's Health.
Nicholas Gosselin
Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"    
Gilda Moretto
Bsc Ost Hons
Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   In 2016, I completed my studies in Osteopathy by obtaining the Diploma in Osteopathy (DO) and Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy (BSc Ost Hons) at AIMO. Since 2016 I have been practising as an Osteopath in my private practice in Milan. Always interested in research topics, I have been collaborating with AIMO's Research Department since the beginning. In addition to tutoring students in the drafting of their thesis project, I am involved in the training and development of faculty members on research and EBP topics. Since 2023, I have been teaching research methodology for the Bsc Osteopathic Science pathway at AIMO.
Laurianne Pinloche
DO, MSc, PhD
Open Forum 2024 "Osteopathic Models - between tradition and evidence-based practice"   Gratuated in Osteopathy in 2012, Msc STAPS 2013, PhD in STAPS 2022. Self-employed Osteopath. Teacher, pedagogic coordinator and Head of the Thesis and Research Department in CEESO Lyon. Associate researcher in the LIBM (Lyon 1 University, France). COME Member.