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

2017 Spring Conference

  • 07 May 2017
  • 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 pending

Marnie Freeman, MACOM, LAC
Important aspects of cancer care and Chinese medicine

Cancer is the development of disease in three areas of awareness;  our physical, our emotional, and our spiritual. In order to heal and overcome this disease, we must treat all three aspects in conjunction. This course is an overview of key components that incorporate the Immune system, the Lymph system, inflammation, and viruses. In addition we will touch on the importance of emotional and spiritual healing in order to overcome this disease.

Levin and Levine, LLP
Treating Patients of Motor Vehicle Collisions - Understanding PIP and Charting Do's and Don'ts
  • Introduction to Personal Injury Protection Benefits
  • Tips on Billing for an MVA
  • Avoiding IME's with Good Charting
  • Advocating for your patient beyond the clinic
  • Working with a lawyer
Subhuti Dharmananda, PhD
Er Chen Tang Trends

Zhu Danxi (1281-1358) noted, among other important aspects of this subject, that: “As a substance, phlegm can follow qi up and down in the human body. Everywhere is accessible to it, and nothing is beyond its reach.  Phlegm complicates the majority of the hundreds of diseases.  Of this, the world is unaware…..Er Chen is a very important formula for treating phlegm, but many people tend to neglect it….If only one is able to make appropriate additions and subtractions in accordance with signs, one will never use it but with effect.”  In this talk, we will examine the origins, role, and key applications of Er Chen Tang and its modifications. 


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

Eric Stephens, DAOM, LAC
Treatment of Common Knee Problems
Participants will understand the etiology, evaluation, and treatment of:
  • medial collateral ligament injury
  • pes anserine tendinitis and bursitis
  • iliotibial band friction syndrome
  • chondromalacia patella/ patellofemoral syndrome
  • patelar tendinitis
  • gastrocnemius and soleus muscle strain

Tamara Staudt, ND, LAC
A life fully lived, practical teachings from a Chinese peasant saint on removing the blocks to vibrant health
  • The 3 worlds - What it means to be human
  • Earth is still the center…. How do I find it?  (or … why is it so hard to trust?)
  • Diagnostic clues from the 5 phase elements
Bob Czimbal
Ethics and Integrity


4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Information Session - 2.0 PDA points pending

Worker's  Compensation  

Oregon Workers’ Compensation Billing & Payment for Health Care Providers

Cover workers’ compensation medical information to prepare attendees, reduce hassles, and create a strong sense of how to treat workers’ compensation patients within the system.

Beth Howlett, MACOM, LAC
Chinese Medicine in Oregon: Past, Present and Future

6:00 pm - Closing

OAAOM - PO Box 14615 - Portland, OR 97293 - 503-893-5993 -

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