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  • 18 Apr 2020
  • 9:00 AM
  • 19 Apr 2020
  • 4:00 PM


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2020 AAC Conference Live Event Cancelled


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It is with great regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Acupuncture Association of Colorado LIVE conference. Keeping in alignment with recommendations by the CDC and the State of Colorado, a live version of this event is not advised for the safety of our attendees, vendors, their families and colleagues.

The GREAT NEWS is that we will be having a VIRTUAL CONFERENCE with our speaker, Kathy Taromina, LAc that will provide 10 CEUs (approved by NCCAOM) upon its completion. The course “Supportive Care for Cancer Patients and Survivors”  will be available to attend ‘live’ on Saturday 4/18/20 and Sunday 4/19/20. The cost for this live stream will be $200. The difference will be refunded to those who have already paid for the April conference and we will auto-register you into the virtual conference. 

Special offers from our wonderful vendors will also be offered during the live stream so we hope you can make it as well as an opportunity to engage with the speaker at that time.

Historically, the Acupuncture Association of Colorado holds its important Annual Meeting during the conference. In order to fulfill this bylaw mandated meeting and to hold elections for new board members, we will be holding the meeting via ZOOM on April 25th, 2020 at 11am-12pm MST. You will be receiving notification of the access information for the meeting as well as being able to find it on our website. 


Katherine Taromina, LAc

April 18th & 19th, 2020 
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. MDT (both days)

Sponsored by the AAC


NCCAOM PDA Provider #646

Course Category One- (AOM)- 10 hours

Supportive Care for Cancer Patients and Survivors

Presented by Katherine Taromina, D.A.C.M., L.Ac.

According to the World Cancer Research Fund, the U.S. is listed in the top 5 of 50 industrialized countries around the world for frequency of cancer. Chances are good we will see and/or continue to patients with cancer or who have previously battled cancer. Chinese medicine can play an important role in the prevention, management and mitigation of the side effects of cancer and its treatment across the continuum of care – from diagnosis through survivorship.  This seminar will focus on treatment strategies for the most common side effects of cancer treatment and for health promotion and management of long-term side effects for patients off-therapy. 

Goals and objectives:

  • The role of Chinese medicine in the management and mitigation of side effects of cancer and its treatment
  • The role of Chinese medicine in identifying and addressing a wide range of chronic and late effects
  • Quickening the body’s recovery after treatment
  • Promoting and maintaining a healthy immune system while on-therapy
  • Understanding cancer recurrence and strategies for cancer prevention

Participants will learn about the current biomedical treatment interventions for the most common cancers.  Strategies for how to develop a treatment plan, including understanding the cancer patient’s treatment roadmap will be presented.  Participants will learn cautions and contraindications for a variety of Chinese medicine treatment interventions, including in the setting of special clinical circumstances.  Methods of treatment to manage and mitigate acute and long-term side effects of cancer and its treatment will be covered.  Participants will learn how to effectively communicate with a patient’s medical team about AOM care. 

Since cancer survivors have unique medical needs, participants will be introduced to a wide range of content related to effectively treating survivors of diverse cancers.  Strategies for treatment interventions during the time of transitioning off-therapy and into long-term survival will be covered.  Participants will learn about the challenges cancer survivors face and the role we can play as a member of their healthcare team. 

About the Speaker:

Katherine Taromina, D.A.C.M., L.Ac. is the Academic Dean of the Seattle Institute of East Asian Medicine (SIEAM).  Kathy graduated Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 1998.  She has advanced training and clinical experience in providing supportive care for cancer patients. Prior to joining SIEAM, Kathy served first as an acupuncturist, then as the Program Manager for the Integrative Therapies Program of Columbia University Medical Center. She is a contributing author of Integrative Strategies for Cancer Patients: A Practical Resource for Managing the Side Effects of Cancer Therapy by Elena Ladas  and Kara Kelly (2011).  In addition to clinical practice, Kathy is a clinical researcher with an interest in the conducting clinical trials that will expand patients access to East Asian Medicine.


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