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Founders’ Banquet and Awards Ceremony


The 2019 Founders’ event will be on the evening of Saturday, September 28 in conjunction with the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon (OPSO) in Portland, OR.

Founders Awards – Nominations Are Being Accepted

Nomination form at the bottom of this page

J. Scott Heatherington DO Lifetime Achievement Award

J. Scott Heatherington DO, AOA President 1969
NWOMF Founding President 1985

This award is presented annually to an osteopathic physician from the Northwest that has made a lifetime of contributions to the profession as well as his community. It is presented in honor of Dr. Heatherington, the first physician from Oregon to become President of the American Osteopathic Association (1969) and was President of the Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons of Oregon  (1952-53). He was also the Founding President of the Northwest Osteopathic Medical Foundation (1985-1987)

Rising Star Award

Since 2000, the Foundation has recognized osteopathic physicians that have made outstanding contributions in the first decade of their practice.

Founders’ Exceptional Accomplishment Award

After formally recognizing the men and women that created the Foundation, this award has been presented to osteopathic physicians, exceptional individuals and couples, and to outstanding organizations that have made a major contribution to the osteopathic profession and/or education.