Welcome to LOMA - "Bienvenue en Louisiane"

The Louisiana Osteopathic Medical Association

LOMA was seriously impacted in 2020 and 2021 by the COVID-19 pandemic and multiple tropical storms.  Our Live 2020 ANNUAL CONVENTION was CANCELLED due to Hurricane Laura but we were still able to successfully offer a 27-credit CME program as an Online-ON-Demand option. The Online On-Demand program facilitated program completion for all registrants including those who previously registered to attend the live event in New Orleans. We are returning to New Orleans for the 2021 Annual Convention and CME Meeting August 26-29 and hope you will plan to be there for great CME, lots of fun, and great food. To start planning your trip now, visit the New Orleans Conventions and Visitor's Bureau website at https://www.neworleans.com/ where you'll find out everything you need to know, what you can do, and the the great food you can find in NOLA - "Laissez les Bon Temps Rouler"!  Will also offer a hybrid live/on-demand option!


Our Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Louisiana opened in 2020 on the University of Louisiana - Monroe campus. Its operation is a huge stimulus to Louisiana’s osteopathic future as its mission will address the physician shortage in Louisiana ranked #39 in the US for per capita primary care physicians in 2020. And 81% of Louisiana has been designated a Health Professional Shortage Area by the Louisiana Department of Health. VCOM’s overall goal addresses primary care shortages throughout the Southeastern US where they are most needed. The Inaugural Class of 2024 began its virtual classes and the second year class is now underway!  Click here: https://www.vcom.edu/locations/louisiana to view the amazing campus and take a Virtual Campus Tour.


LOMA serves YOU and all future LA DOs!  All present and future LA DOs benefited from our push to finally achieve DO Licensing Parity in Louisiana as the very last state (#50) in January 2005! And, we continue to advocate on your behalf.  So please support LOMA’s continuing work with your membership. As one of our LOMA dues-paid members, you also earn tuition discounts to CME EVENTS of all other state association affiliates that belong to our AOSED CME CONSORTIUM! JOIN LOMA TODAY! more


LOMA's 2021 Annual Convention will be held August 26-29 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in New Orleans. Check out Royal Sonesta here: RoyalSonesta. The CME program offers an excellent clinical agenda suited to PCPs and some specialists. Download the attendee brochure or register online by following the "Annual Convention" tab to the left or the "Meeting/CME" tab at the top. Register now to join us in NOLA and enjoy the 303 year-old city's history, great food, sights, and activities! Registration available Now!