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

2019 Spring Conference

  • 09 Jun 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
  • OCOM - 75 NW Couch St. , Portland, OR 97209


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    Student membership included with event registration.
  • Special offer for OCOM Alumni who have just joined the OAAOM. Your registration fee is waived.
  • Special offer for OCOM Alumni who are not currently OAAOM Members.

    Become a new OAAOM member and register for the conference at the same time. The $50 registration fee is waived!
  • Free Admission for approved volunteers



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
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
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm - Break - Visit with Sponsors
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Session - 2.0 PDA points pending
6:00 pm - Closing

Ellen Goldsmith, L.Ac., Dip. C.H.

Seasonal Boot Camp: Food Energetics through the seasons and their application in Practice

This is a class for people who love food and its power to heal and transform. Chinese medicine practitioners who do not have herbal training will strengthen their fundamental understanding of the energetics of food through understanding its Nature and Flavor. Food energetics is a powerful compliment to Chinese herbal knowledge and is also a resource to utilize in everyday life.

Jessica Schaffer, Nervous System Health Educator, LMT 

What Informs Trauma-informed Care: Why Your Nervous System is Your Most Powerful Therapeutic Intervention

As practitioners, your ability to cultivate positive, trusting connection with clients is of the highest importance, perhaps even more vital than your learned knowledge and skill base. This is especially true when working with trauma. Trauma-informed approaches are gaining wider exposure, so much so that the term “trauma-informed” has become ubiquitous and is often defined by a checklist of “Do’s and Don’ts.” But what does it mean to deliver truly trauma-informed care? And how can you embody this awareness both in your client sessions as well as in your day-to-day life experiences?

Guohui Liu, MMed (China), LAc

Tai Yang Fu Organ Syndrome and Urination Disorders in Chinese Medicine

This class is desire to demonstrate how to approach urination disorders based on reviewing two tai yang fu organs syndrome according to qi transformation theory in Shang Han Lun and analyzing case studies, which are related to interstitial cystitis and the residual symptoms of renal failure.

Michael Rose / Rose Legal

Michael currently represents clients in medical and professional liability cases, complex injury litigation, and insurance coverage disputes. He is also an arbitrator and mediator on the Oregon State Bar panel for fee disputes. Michael is licensed to practice in the State of Oregon, the Oregon federal district courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the State of Washington, and the United States Supreme Court.

Pain Mechanism Classification Measurements

The use of these measurement tools to guide clinical decision making and patient education and how they integrate within TCM practice to have better clinical efficacy at treating chronic persistent pain conditions. 


Care Core Standards Training




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