Advancing the profession andhonoring the tradition ofacupuncture and Oriental medicinein the state of Oregon

2016 Spring Conference

  • 22 May 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • OCOM, 75 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209


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7:00 am - Doors open for vender set up
8:00 am - Doors open for participants/ Breakfast / Visit with Sponsors


8:30 - 9:00 am - Qigong -  0.5 PDA points pending

Roger Batchelor, DAOM, LAc

9:00 am -  Welcome / Event Opening


9:30 – 11:30 am - Breakout Sessions - 2.0 PDA points pendin

Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc
Chinese Herbs in the 21st Century:
Crisis, Potential and innovation 

Melissa West LAc, MAcOM, LE, BS
Beautypuncture® Basics: An introduction to an AOM approach to skin texture improvement that won't make your patients feel like an extra in a horror film

Subhuti Dharmananda, PhD
Herbs on Steroids: Chinese Herbs with Triterpene and Steroid Glycosides (Saponins) with Dramatic Teerapeutic Effects


11: 30 am -12:00 pm -  Lunch - Visit with Sponsors

12:00  – 1:30 pm - Business Meeting


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Breakout Sessions - 2.0 PDA points pending


Alison Loercher, MAOM, LAc
How to make an herbal treatment plan your patients will follow

Bob Czimbal
Ethics and Integrity


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Breakout Sessions - 2.0 PDA points pending

John Keyes, LPC
Trauma and the Body:  Healing emotional distress at a root level

Liz March, DAOM, LAc
Irresistible: Using the Soft Percussion Techniques of Tuia

Information Sessions

  • Workmans Compensation - Steve Passantino        
  • Oregon Health Plan Information for Acupuncturists  - Laura Ocker, LAc, Steven Foster-Wexler, LAc, Collin Stoll, LAc



6:00 pm - Closing

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