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

    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 2:45 PM (PDT)
    • ZOOM

    Standing Strong in Our Medicine
    OAA Conference and Annual Meeting via Zoom!

    9:30 - 10:30 am - Advocating for Traditional Chinese Medicine through our Lobbyists Lorne Bulling and Dan Cushing from PacWest 

    Meet our lobbyists, Lorne Bulling and Dan Cushing.  They will present the OAA's 2021 legislative agenda:  insurance reimbursement rates, dry needling, prior authorization, and balance of power issues between providers and insurers in contracting. They will also challenge attendees to get involved in this advocacy work all over the state while training them to do so!  


    10:45 - 11:45 am - Advocating for our Patients through Trauma Informed Care
    Lydia Bartholow, DNP, PNMHNP, CARN-AP

    Participants will get a highly accessible and easy to understand overview of the neurobiology of toxic stress and trauma, which allows a deeper understanding of how and why we might change systems, communication, policy, and practices to better support the people we wish to serve.

    Lydia will discuss the prevalence of trauma in our communities and why it is imperative, now more than ever, to support people who have survived adversity by shifting our own work.  We will attend specifically to how acupuncturists can shift to be more trauma aware, from paperwork and forms to space considerations and more! This workshop includes racialized trauma and an overview of cultural humility practices in the context of trauma informed care.


    12:00 - 12:45 pm - OAA Annual Meeting

    The OAA President, treasurer, and committee chairs will update you on how the association is doing in our mission.  We will also have elections for 3 open positions and vote on a minor proposed change to our by-laws.


    Keynote Speaker
    Michael Max, MSOM, LAC
    This presentation is open to anyone outside of Oregon or our profession. 

    1:00 - 2:45 pm - Advocating for our best selves by facing our struggles with Money, Power and Authority

    As the culmination of the day, Michael Max, over of the Qiological Podcast and 22 year practitioner, will be presenting the keynote. Michael will reflect on what he calls "The Big Three" struggles for acupuncturists. "Working through the issues of money, power, and authority is the fertilizer for circumstances that foster a fierce, compassionate, and loving healer. These big three will ground you into a wellspring that allows you to be more trustworthy toward patients. You'll know your limits. You'll be able to yield from strength and create a sustainable practice that will nourish your patients, family, and yourself".

    His presentation will challenge us to consider how these "big three" can trap some of us, but. can also be harnessed to help us become embodied, centered, and effective healers.

Past events

03 Sep 2020 Polyvagal Theory and Acupuncture with Joanna Donnelly
20 Aug 2020 Treating Chronic Pain with Telemedicine with Ryan Milley
16 Jul 2020 OSHA Safety Webinar
25 Jun 2020 OSHA Safety Webinar
20 May 2020 Deeper Conversations with Our Western Medical Colleagues about Practicing in the Era of COVID
30 Apr 2020 CT Holman - Introduction to Facial Diagnosis for Telemedicine
16 Apr 2020 Guohui Liu - Differentiation, Treatment and Prevention for COVID -19 Based on Theories of Six conformations and Warm-Pathogen Disease
09 Apr 2020 Mori West - Telemedicine
02 Apr 2020 Heiner Fruehauf - The Role of Chinese Medicine in the Covid-19 Epidemic
26 Mar 2020 Happy Hour with Joshua Graner
27 Feb 2020 Happy Hour with Susan Wilmoth
22 Feb 2020 Acupuncture Billing - Mori West
23 Jan 2020 Happy Hour with Greg Livingston
26 Sep 2019 Happy Hour - Chinese Cosmology for Diagnosis
09 Jun 2019 2019 Spring Conference
09 Jun 2019 2019 Spring Conference Speaker Agreement
24 Feb 2019 Advanced Acupuncture Insurance Billing - with Mori West
23 Feb 2019 DISCOUNT - Beginning and Advanced Billing with Mori West
23 Feb 2019 Beginning Acupuncture Insurance Billing - with Mori West
08 Nov 2018 Happy Hour - Treating Everything With Shanghan Zabing Lun
27 Sep 2018 Happy Hour - Journey into Pulse Diagnosis
10 Jun 2018 2018 Spring Conference
14 Apr 2018 Taking Your Practice to the Next Level with Moxibustion—a Two-Day Intensive
07 Apr 2018 Visceral, Neural and Vascular Manipulation 3: Shao Yin/Tai Yang
04 Mar 2018 Acupuncture Insurance Billing - Advanced- with Mori West
03 Mar 2018 Acupuncture Insurance Billing - Beginning - with Mori West
18 Feb 2018 Chinese New Year Luncheon
27 Jan 2018 Visceral, Neural and Vascular Manipulation 2: Yang Ming/Tai Yin
23 Jan 2018 HIPAA Happy Hour
23 Sep 2017 Introduction to Visceral, Neural, and Vascular Manipulation
11 Jun 2017 Bob Quinn - Introduction to Shonishin: Gentle Non-insertive Pediatric Treatment
07 May 2017 2017 Spring Conference
15 Mar 2017 Happy Hour with Brad Hamlin
06 Nov 2016 Cider Riot
06 Oct 2016 Happy Hour with Manfred Kubny
28 Jul 2016 Happy Hour with Bob Quinn
22 May 2016 Spring Conference Speaker Agreement
22 May 2016 2016 Spring Conference
24 Mar 2016 After Hours with Subhuti Part 3
28 Jan 2016 On the Road for Acupucture Movie Screening

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