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

2018 Spring Conference

  • 10 Jun 2018
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • OCOM - 75 NW Couch St. , Portland, OR 97209


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  • Free Admission for approved volunteers

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7:00 am - Doors open for vender set up
8:00 am - Doors open for participants/ Breakfast / Visit with Sponsor
8:30 - 9:00 am - Qigong 
9:00 am -  Welcome / Event Opening


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

Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAC
Lyme Disease: Chinese Medicine Treatment Strategies 

To transmit clear diagnostic and therapeutic guidelines for clinical approaches in Chinese medicine to the difficult and recalcitrant issue of Lyme disease syndrome

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
Gwen LoVetere, LAC
Caring for Elders and the Dying as an Acupuncturist

This lecture will discuss Gwen's experience and knowledge gained working as an acupuncturist with Providence Hospice, treating elders and those terminally ill.  Included in the discussion will be some background on the history of death and dying in America, the advent of hospice in Europe and United States. the current state of elder care in this country, case studies, and common pulse findings in these populations,  Lastly, the important practice of self care while working with the dying will also be addressed.


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

12:00  – 1:30 pm - Business Meeting


1:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Session - 2.0 PDA points pending

Navigate the Legislative Landscape in Oregon 
Problem Solving Focus Groups - Beth Howlett, LAC, Facilitator

  • Legislative Committee Updates 
  • Labs
  • ASA - Medicare 
  • Opiate Crisis – Pac West


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

Andrew Schlabach
Primary Care

Drawing upon his experience of providing primary care in rural Nepal, Mr. Schlabach will outline how acupuncturists in Oregon can provide safe. integrated and comprehensive care. This lecture will discuss medical decision making, risk assessment, outcome projection and case reporting. Additionally, participants will understand the requirements for determining medical necessity.

Joseph J. Thaler, MD - Oregon Medical Board
Oregon Medical Board: Overview, Acupuncture, and Ethics

Course Objectives

  • Summary of the Board, committees, licensure process, investigation process, and OMB services
  • Expectations of licensees regarding the medical standard of ethics
  • Health Professionals' Services Program (HPSP) essentials including enrollment, costs, substance abuse and mental health treatment, and confidentiality

Suzanne Couttouw  and Sophie “Sunny” Love, MA, MS 
Trauma Informed Care 101 for the Healing Practitioner

In this workshop you will:

  • Understand what complex trauma is and isn't
  • Recognize trauma responses in patients
  • Learn what it means to provide Trauma Informed Care
  • Develop plans and approaches that support patients with trauma history
  • Discover strategies that increase safety and connection within the patient-provider relationship

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.


6:00 pm - Closing

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