OMI Seminars

The OMI Seminars are one-week intensive courses in  all areas of medicine, which take place at Schloss Arenberg in Salzburg, Austria, throughout the calendar year.  Each medical specialty is divided into two or three related modules, which rotate on an annual basis. Each seminar consists of state-of-the-art lectures, case presentations, workshops and in many instances, hands-on training. The OMI Seminars are offered to highly qualified English-speaking physicians from countries in transition and are by invitation only.

Fellowships

Countries

Applicants must be under the age of 40, have completed their specialization and plan a professional career in their home countries. Each OMI Seminar is limited to a maximum of 36 participants. This allows for intense interaction during lectures, discussions, case presentations and hands-on training sessions. The OMI Seminars are taught by physicians from leading American and European institutions, who donate their time and expertise. The selection of participants is competitive and based on merit. Fellowships cover travel, tuition, a set of teaching materials and full board.

All OMI fellows must contribute academically by presenting an interesting case study. The best cases are subsequently published electronically on the OMI Case Library. Each OMI fellow takes a test at the beginning and end of the seminar. This measures what they have learned. OMI fellows in the top 50% are eligible to participate in the OMI Observership program and apply for additional OMI Seminars. The OMI Seminars’ content is accessible through the OMI Handbook Online, which is a free e-learning source for OMI alumni.

Apply

Please apply for the seminars at the OMI Portal.
Applicants will be notified via email whether they have been selected.

Curricula

Most OMI Seminars follow a two or three year curriculum according to related medical topics. The area of pediatrics is divided into 18 different subspecialities. Six modules are offered every year. Please refer to the curriculum of your medical speciality before applying for a seminar in order to make sure that the topics being offered correspond ideally to your interests.
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Contact

seminars@​openmedicalinstitute.org

Dates and Topics

January 2020

Pathology

January 5–11, 2020

Pathology

Stephen D. Billings, MD
Renate Kain, MD

Cleveland Clinic
Medical University of Vienna

Pulmonology

January 12–18, 2020

Pulmonology

Augustine M.K. Choi, MD
Marco Idzko, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

OB/GYN

January 19–25, 2020

OB/GYN

Laura E. Riley, MD
Petra Kohlberger, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

Oncology

January 26 – February 1, 2020

Oncology A: Gastrointestinal Cancers*

David G. Pfister, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

February 2020

CHOP Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

February 2–8, 2020

Pediatric Allergy and Immunology*

Rushani W. Saltzman, MD
Zsolt Szepfalusi, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Vienna

CHOP Pediatric Infectious Diseases

February 9–15, 2020

Pediatric Infectious Diseases*

Paul J. Planet, MD
Volker Strenger, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz

Global Health

February 22–26, 2020

Coordinators’ Meeting

Wolfgang Aulitzky, MD

Open Medical Institute

March 2020

Ophthalmology

March 1–7, 2020 (cancelled)

Ophthalmology

Gary J. Lelli Jr., MD
Susanne Binder, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

Palliative Care (ELNEC)

March 8–14, 2020 (cancelled)

Advancing Sustainability for the Palliative Care Field

Sara Pardy

By invitation only

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Seminar Report

Global Health

March 15–21, 2020 (cancelled)

Global Health: Viruses, Liver and Cancers

Jean-Pierre Vartanian

Institut Pasteur

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Seminar Report

Psychiatry

March 22–28, 2020 (cancelled)

Psychiatry

John W. Barnhill, MD
W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Innsbruck

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  • Seminar Report

Family Medicine

March 29–April 4, 2020 (cancelled)

Family Medicine*

J. Lloyd Michener, MD
Kathryn Hoffmann, MD

Duke University Medical Center
Medical University of Vienna

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  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

April 2020

Rehabilitation Medicine

April 12–18, 2020 (cancelled)

Rehabilitation Medicine

Jaspal Ricky Singh, MD
Richard Crevenna, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

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  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

Palliative Care (ELNEC)

April 19–25, 2020 (cancelled)

Educating Nursing Leaders in Palliative Care (ELNEC)

Betty Ferrell, PhD

By invitation only

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Seminar Report

Infectious Diseases

April 26–May 2, 2020 (cancelled)

Infectious Diseases

Roy (Trip) M. Gulick, MD, MPH
Christoph Steininger, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

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  • Seminar Report

May 2020

Otology and Temporal Bone Surgery

May 3–9, 2020 (cancelled)

Otology and Temporal Bone Surgery

Samuel H. Selesnick, MD
Gerhard Rasp, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
General Hospital of Salzburg

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  • Seminar Report

Global Health

May 10–16, 2020 (cancelled)

High Level Meetings on Access to Medicines

Kiti Kajana, BSc, BA, MPH

By invitation only

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Seminar Report

Maternal and Infant Health

May 17–23, 2020 (cancelled)

Maternal and Infant Health

Richard A. Polin, MD
Friedrich Reiterer, MD

Columbia University
Medical University of Graz

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

General Surgery

May 24–30, 2020 (cancelled)

General Surgery

Michael D. Lieberman, MD
Bela Teleky, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

  • Schedule
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  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

Bone and Joint Surgery

May 31–June 6, 2020 (cancelled)

Bone and Joint Surgery

Russell E. Windsor, MD
Reinhard Windhager, MD

Hospital for Special Surgery
Medical University of Vienna

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

June 2020

Otolaryngology

June 14–20, 2020 (cancelled)

Otolaryngology

Michael G. Stewart, MD
Gerhard Rasp, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
General Hospital of Salzburg

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

CHOP Pediatric Emergency Medicine

June 21–27, 2020 (cancelled)

Pediatric Emergency Medicine*

Mirna M’Farrej, MD
Burkhard Simma, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelpia
Children’s Hospital Feldkirch

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  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

ESU Master Class in Urology

June 28–July 4, 2020 (cancelled)

ESU Master Class in Urology

Douglas S. Scherr, MD
Christopher Chapple, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
European Urological Association

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  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

July 2020

Cardiology

July 5-11, 2020 (cancelled)

Cardiology

Robert J. Kim, MD
Gerald Maurer, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

September 2020

Internal Medicine

September 6–12, 2020

Internal Medicine

Neil Schluger, MD
Michael Trauner, MD

Columbia University
Medical University of Vienna

CHOP Pediatric Endocrinology and Nephrology

September 13–19, 2020

Pediatric Endocrinology and Nephrology*

Craig A. Alter, MD
Christoph J. Mache, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Medical University of Graz

Medical Education

September 20–26, 2020 (cancelled)

Medical Leadership*

Evan Fieldston, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Seminar Report

Neurosurgery (Spine)

September 27 – October 3, 2020

Neurosurgery (Spine)

Roger Haertl, MD
Claudius Thomé, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Innsbruck

October 2020

Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis

October 4–10, 2020 (cancelled)

Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis

Antonio M. Gotto, Jr., MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
International Atherosclerosis Society

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

Diagnostic Imaging

October 11–17, 2020

Diagnostic Imaging

David W. Trost, MD
Franz Kainberger, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

October 18–24, 2020

Anesthesiology and Intensive Care

Hugh C. Hemmings, Jr., MD, PhD
Peter Marhofer, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine
Medical University of Vienna

Neurology

October 25–31, 2020

Neurology

Matthew E. Fink, MD
Eugen Trinka, MD, MSc

Weill Cornell Medicine
Christian Doppler University Hospital

November 2020

CHOP Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

November 1–7, 2020 (cancelled)

Pediatric Hematology/ Oncology*

Kim Smith-Whitley, MD
Leo Kager, MD

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Saint Anna Children’s Hospital

Oncology

November 8-14, 2020 (cancelled)

Oncology B: Thoracic, and Head and Neck Cancers*

David G. Pfister, MD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Cardiac Surgery

November 15-21, 2020 (cancelled)

Cardiac Surgery

Edward G. Soltesz, MD, MPH
Guenther Laufer, MD
Nikolaos (Nick) Skubas, MD, DSc
Marek P. Ehrlich, MD

Cleveland Clinic
Medical University of Vienna

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

Global Health

November 22–28, 2020 (cancelled)

Economic Evaluation in Healthcare

Silvia Evers
Milena Pavlova

Maastricht University

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Seminar Report

Dermatology

November 29–December 5, 2020 (cancelled)

Dermatology

Richard D. Granstein, MD

Weill Cornell Medicine

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Curriculum
  • Seminar Report

December 2020

Palliative Care (ELNEC)

December 6–12, 2020 (cancelled)

Advancing Sustainability for the Palliative Care Field

Sara Pardy

By invitation only

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Seminar Report

Global Health

December 13–19, 2020 (cancelled)

Public Health Law

Katarzyna Czabanowska, Dr. habil.
Scott Burris, JD, AB

Maastricht University

  • Schedule
  • Speakers & Topics
  • Seminar Report

* CME Credit Seminar