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2013 Spring Conference

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Amazing Spring Conference - thanks to remarkable contributions from members, board members, presenters, vendors, & staff. We have amazing synergy and momentum in this state. Thanks to all who took part!



8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Ryan Powell - Emei Cosmic Orbit Qigong - 1 PDA point

9:00 a.m.  - Welcome and Opening Remarks - Dr. Michael J. Gaeta, President, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. - Break-out Sessions  - 2.0 PDA points
Eric Brand, LAcDao Di and the Sourcing of Medicinals

Beth Burch, NDMenopause, Hormone Therapy and Osteoporosis
Handout - Menopause, Hormone Therapy & Osteoporosis OAAOM April 2013
Handout - Journal Abstracts on Antiresorptive Therapy

11:15 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. - Lunch / Business Meeting

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. - Break-out Sessions  - 2.0 PDA Points

Laura Ocker, LAc and Beth Howlett, LAc - Strategic Planning Focus Group

Regina Dehen, LAc, ND“Why Bother With Research?”
Handout - Why Bother With Research

3:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Break-out Sessions  - 2.0 PDA Points

Charles A. Simpson, DC, VPICD-10: What You Need to Know
Handouts - ICD-10 Presentation

Gene Bruno, OMD, LAc and  Becca Seitz, MAcOM, LAc - Introduction to Animal Acupuncture
Handout - Intro to Animal Acupuncture

5:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   - Closing


Cosmic Orbit Qigong from the Mt. Emei Wu (Sage/Shaman Style) Qigong lineage


Ryan Powell will lead the Emei Cosmic Orbit Qigong. Emei Cosmic Orbit Qigong  is a practice which opens the inner flows of Qi (energy) through the meridian system and supports and strengthens the flowing 'waterways' within us.  Using energetic Mantras (sounds) along with gentle stretching movements, Mudras (hand positions) and visualization, the Orbit form is a powerful way to connect with the Universe and cultivate a state of Tien Ren He Yi (the union of human being with the Universe).  


ICD-10: What You Need to Know

Have you heard about ICD-10? Are you dreading the impending "mandatory usage" of the new codes? Confused about all the information out there? Now's your chance to get the straight scoop!

Charles A. Simpson, DC, VP, Clinical Affairs of the CHP Group, will present a 2 hour program on the new ICD-10 codes and how to incorporate their mandatory use into your practice. Dr. Simpson will focus on the critical information that you need to know about ICD-10; discuss the changes that the transition to ICD-10 will create in your office; provide you with the tools to develop an ICD-10 transition plan for your office and practice; and demystify the use of ICD-10.
Understanding the Herbal Suppy Chain
Eric Brand, LAc will lecture on current issues with Chinese herbs from the farm to the pharmacy. Herbal quality is influenced by many factors, such as production regions, differences in wild vs. cultivated products, and processing methods.

This class aims to provide a basic

introduction to many of the key issues in herbal pharmacy today, such as


  • Wild-crafted vs. cultivated products, as well as the current state of organic certification and

    GAP cultivation in China

  • The concept of “dao di” medicinal materials- medicinal authenticity and the influence of

    proper growing regions, harvesting methods, processing methods and how the Pacific NW fits

    in as a region of herbal cultivation.

  • Challenges in trade, including endangered species and commonly misidentified herbs


 Menopause, Hormone Therapy and Osteoporosis
Elizabeth “Beth” Burch, ND 

  • Review of physiology of menopause and western medicine approaches to treatment
  • Understanding the risks and benefits of western medical options for menopause symptoms including phytoestrogens,hormone therapy dietary changes and nutritional supplements.
  • Pathology of osteoporosis and western medicine diagnosis and treatment


“Why Bother With Research?”
Regina Dehen, LAc, ND

  • Review of recent changes in Oregon Health Care policy brought about by clinical research activities at OCOM
  • Review of the mandate of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and understand how to get involved there as a stakeholder.
  • Discussion of  the importance of case reports and case series in the medical literature.
  • Review the benefits of research to patients, practitioners and the future of the acupuncture profession.