James O. Watson, DO Memorial Lecture
The James O. Watson, DO Award is presented each year at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium. This award recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves through medical education or scientific endeavors that have resulted in the advancement of osteopathic healthcare, osteopathic medical education or research.
Andrea Amalfitano, DO, PhD, FACMG, DABMG, the 2012 James O. Watson, DO lecturer (left), and Osteopathic Heritage Foundation President Richard A. Vincent.
A Committee composed of representatives of the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation (OHF) and the Ohio Osteopathic Foundation (OOF) select the J.O. Watson Award recipient. From OHF, the committee members include the Board Chairman, the President /CEO and an osteopathic physician selected from the Board of Directors. From OOF, members include the Board Chairman, the President/CEO and an osteopathic physician selected from the Board of Trustees.
Candidates for the James O. Watson, DO, Award are well known through their healthcare, medical education and/or research accomplishments. Therefore, a formal nomination process is not utilized. However, the Committee may seek input from agencies, colleges of osteopathic medicine, research entities, foundations or other osteopathic-supportive organizations.
- Click here to see a current Award Description (PDF).
- Click here to see Selection Procedures (PDF).
- View a list of Past Lecturers and their Topics.
For more information on the James O. Watson, D.O. Memorial Lecture, please contact Jon Wills firstname.lastname@example.org.