Open Forum Lyon 2018

The sixth “Open Forum for Osteopathic Education” Conference took place on 18th & 19th October 2018 in Lyon, France. Following the focus on Teaching and Osteopathic Education in previous Open Forums this year’s topic was “Teaching Osteopathic Diagnostics”. There were 100 participants from 16 countries. Represented were osteopathic schools from whole Europe, Australia, Canada, USA and Malaysia.

Teaching clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach etc. can be difficult and each school has a different diagnostic model in place. This is why sharing, discussion and exchange of knowledge and experience about this topic was and is very important.

The two days programme of the conference included presentations one of which was a live-stream video-presentation, workshops and poster presentations in the following areas: clinical reasoning, reliability, osteopathic approach and more. Q&A sessions and a big discussion/evaluation session on the second day were planned to make the whole experience more interactive. Also videos on the topic of ‘clinical examination in diagnostics’ were presented by several schools.

This year for the second time, nine students from four schools had the opportunity to compete for the OsEAN Research Award.

The winners are:

1st place: Alessandro FARINA (former student of SSOI/Italy) “Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in chronic idiopathic constipation. Randomised pilot study
2nd place: Elisa ZICCARDI (alumni of SSOI/Italy) “Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy in primary dysmenorrhea. Pilot study
3rd place: Tiffany TRUFFIER (alumni of CEESO Lyon/France) “Impact of osteopathic treatment on pregnant women whose fetus is in breech position.


As we promised during the conference all presentations can be seen and downloaded on our website. If you are looking for a certain presentation, please chose Presentations in the menu on the right. If you want to donwload all documents including all presentations, abstracts and information about the presenters, please click on the “Open Forum – Lyon 2018” in the download box under the menu on the right..

OsEAN would like to thank all participants, presenters and workshop leaders for being part of the conference! Without you there will be no Open Forum! It was a pleasure for us to welcome you in Lyon and we hope you enjoyed the Open Forum as much as we did. Merci!

Until next time in Antwerp in 2020!