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Saturday April 26, 2014 at 7:30 AM MDT
Sunday April 27, 2014 at 6:00 PM MDT
The Historic Odd Fellows Lodge
1543 Pearl St.
Boulder, CO 80302
Saturday, April 26
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Registration / Visit Vendors
9:00 – 10:00 T’ai Chi Qi Gong
We start the day with energizing and meditative therapeutic exercises that benefit the body, mind and spirit. Novices and advanced practitioners are welcome.
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 The State of Acupuncture in Colorado
Threats, Opportunities, and the Path Forward from Expert Views
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch / Visit Vendors
1:00 – 3:00 Ethics
Explore the Yin and Yang of clinical boundaries and leave with increased awareness and practical tools you can use immediately. Earn four ethics OR general required PDAs with this fun class.
3:00 – 3:30 Break / Visit Vendors
3:30 – 5:30 Ethics (Con’t.)
5:30 – 7:00 Saturday Evening Social
Sunday, April 27
7:30 – 8:00 Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 T’ai Chi Qi Gong
Again, we start the day with energizing and meditative therapeutic exercises that benefit the body, mind and spirit. Novices and advanced practitioners are welcome.
9:00 – 10:00 Acupuncture Association of Colorado Annual Meeting
Learn how your Association Board has been supporting your practice.
10:00 – 10:30 Break / Visit Vendors
10:30 – 1:30 The Affordable Care Act & You: How to Thrive in the New Landscape
Wellness & Prevention is our expertise! It’s time to grab the ring of opportunity.
1:30 – 2:30 Lunch / Visit Vendors
2:30 – 4:00 Western Herbs for the Chinese Herbalist
Learn Western herbs from a Chinese medical perspective to gain useful knowledge about the Western herbs many patients utilize.
4:00 – 4:30 Break / Visit Vendors
4:30 – 6:00 Western Herbs (Con’t.)
We are also pleased to introduce you to the conference presenters.
Marilyn will be a panel participant in The State of Acupuncture in Colorado session. She will also be the presenter for The Affordable Care Act & You: How to Thrive in the New Landscape.
Marilyn is a well-known expert in the fields of practice building, marketing, professional ethics and jurisprudence, and acupuncture medical malpractice. She holds an MS in management and administration from Pepperdine University and teaches courses in acupuncture practice management and ethics at Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. She is the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the American Acupuncture Council. She has been editor of Acupuncture Today since 1999. Marilyn is also a consultant to the California State Board of Acupuncture.
Valerie will be a panel participant in The State of Acupuncture in Colorado session. For over a decade, Valerie has been an active legislative advocate for the acupuncture profession in Colorado.
Valerie is the Director of Program Development and a Full Professor at Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, Colorado. She began her career as a midwife and Western Herbalist. She earned her TCM diploma from The Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1995. Valerie has published in the fields of Chinese medicine and Midwifery. She has been a presenter and educator for the past nineteen years.
William will be leading the morning T’ai Chi/Qi Gong sessions. He will also teach the Ethics class. William is practiced at guiding T’ai Chi/Qi Gong sessions that please both novice and advanced practitioner alike. In his Ethics class, William provides an experience that attendees describe as, “stimulating, thought provoking, excellent, engaging.”
William has studied and taught T’ai Chi and Qi Gong in the United States and abroad for over 30 years. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Binghamton University, a Master of Arts in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University, and a Master of Science from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine.
William has taught at various colleges and institutions including the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Touro College, the Swedish Institute and the New York Open Center. He has published in the fields of mental health, Chinese medicine and martial arts. William has made numerous television, radio and internet appearances, and provides workshops for corporations, non-profit agencies and private groups.
Jessica will be teaching the Western Herbs for the Chinese Herbalist session. This class explores Western herbs from a Chinese medical perspective and offers TCM practitioners useful knowledge about the Western herbs many patients utilize.
Jessica studied Western herbal medicine in 1999 at the Dandelion Herbal Center in California. In 2001, she completed a Community Herbalist Certification Program with Christopher Hobbs, L.Ac., in Oregon. She received her Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz, CA in 2008.
Jessica is NCCAOM certified and a Licensed Acupuncturist in California and Colorado. She is certified as a Medical Qi Gong Practitioner. She has studied Medical Aromatherapy through the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy and with Taoist Master Jeffrey Yuen. She is president of Jade Dragon Acupuncture and has a thriving private practice. Jessica is the co-founder of the Humboldt Veterans Acupuncture Project, providing free acupuncture treatments to military persons with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). She is a Continuing Education Provider for acupuncturists and nurses and currently teaches at the Arcata School of Massage.