2013 Spring Convention

General Information

The Spring SOMA Convention is held each year in Washington, D.C. in conjunction with D.O. Day on the Hill.  In order to participate in both events, please plan to arrive in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday evening, March 13th and plan to depart on Sunday, March 17th.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding the convention or registration, please contact Kaitlin Dewhirst, Convention Coordinator at convention@studentdo.com 


D.O. Day on the Hill: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Spring SOMA Convention: Friday and Saturday, March 15-16, 2013


Renaissance Washington DC Downtown Hotel
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Log On to the SOMA website:  www.studentdo.com
Click on Events and Education tab located on the home page (brings up calendar)
Click to March 2013
Click on Spring SOMA Convention (March 15th)
Click on Register

Registration Fees

SOMA Members: $73 (regular), $100 (late)

Non-SOMA Members: $100 (regular), $125 (late)

Pre-SOMA Members: $38 (regular), $100 (late)

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC!

Spring Convention Overview

March 13th-17th, 2013

Washington, D.C.

Samuel Rabor, Jr., OMS-IV National President

Tracey Bastiaans, OMS-IV, National VP / Speaker of the House

Kaitlin Dewhirst, OMS-III, National Convention Coordinator


Convention Location

Renaissance Washington, DC

999 9th Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001



During its 2013 Spring Convention, held in conjunction with DO Day on the Hill, the Student Osteopathic Medical Association will focus on student-oriented workshops and speakers.  The spring session of the House of Delegates will also convene to vote on resolutions and the incoming board will interview and select the new National Board Members who will serve during the 2013-2014 school year. 


Schedule by Day:


Wednesday, March 13:


SOMA Board of Trustees and National Board meetings


Thursday, March 14:


DO Day on the Hill Activities


Friday, March 15:


The SOMA House of Delegates meets in the morning.  During the afternoon, SOMA will hold Resolution Committee Meetings, and workshops.   In the evening, an exhibitor mixer with SOMA’s partners and sponsors will be held.


Saturday, March 16:


The SOMA House of Delegates will take place in the morning followed by chapter meetings and workshops in the afternoon.  Workshop topics during the spring convention will include OMM and suturing/minor procedures.  During the evening, a dinner honoring the outgoing Board and introducing the new SOMA National Board will be held (Place TBD).


Sunday, March 17:


The SOMA community outreach project will take place in the morning.


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