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2016 Annual Meeting

  • 04/03/2016
  • 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • NESA, 150 California Street, Newton, MA 02458


  • AOMSM member includes lunch and all events of the day. We require your Lic # for PDAs, please include it in your registration.
  • Current acupuncture students and recently graduated students, but before licensing. No PDA certificates or CEUs will be issued. Includes Lunch.
  • This is for a member of another state association who would like to join us on Sunday April 3. Includes lunch and all events of the day. Please provide us with the State Association you are a member of.
  • Non-member acupunctuist. We do hope you will consider joining the association. Includes all the scheduled events and lunch.

AOMSM 2016 Annual Meeting, Location: NESA, Time: 9-5:30pm, receive up to 6 NCCAOM approved CEU's, 2 MA CEU's.
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Annual Meeting 

The AOMSM annual meeting is on April 3rd – our great member-focused event. We look forward to seeing many of you there. You are welcome to bring a colleague, but please note that only Lic Ac who are AOMSM members are eligible for the CEUs.

  • Friday, April 1st is the LAST DAY TO REGISTER
  • MEMBERS - you MUST LOGIN to the site BEFORE you register so that you enable the "members only rates" and connect the event to your profile.


  • 9:00  Register & Tag Sale: Please bring any gently used items relating to the art & practice of acupuncture for this tag sale. The proceeds will benefit AOMSM or can be split between whoever brings the item.  
  • 9:30 - 10 Opening Remarks & Introductions 
  • 10:00 - 12  TCM Safety: An update for Acupuncturists.  Joe Kay. The presenter will identify issues that may be overlooked by acupuncturists who learned CNT procedures prior to the publication of the 7th Edition CNT manual and share his experience in integrating the updated procedures into an established clinical setting.
    2 NCCAOM PDAs  (for licensed acupuncturists only, please include your lic # in your registration).
  • 12 - 1:30 Lunch and Business Meeting: Elect new board members and vote on changing by-laws. 
  • 1:30 -3:30 Herb Pharmacy Ethics: Mandatory Considerations When Prescribing Products Shellie Rosen. This Ethics course offers insightful concepts to encourage practitioners to think critically about products, product selection and the law. This lecture introduces FDA cGMP legal frameworks, helping practitioners determine where they stand, while discussing the ethics of becoming FDA, cGMP compliant, including the professional risks and potential patient hazards from failure to comply with these laws (risks covered more in safety course, the ethics course discusses the ethics of following the legal framework, which many do not). Practitioners will be empowered to research appropriate, compliant herbal products, for herbal prescriptions used within their herb pharmacy and ultimately for patients versus choosing products based on brand loyalty alone.  2 NCCAOM PDAs (for licensed acupuncturists only, please include your Lic # in your registration).
  • 3:30-5:30 Herb Pharmacy Safety: Rule Out These Mistakes, Keep Your License and Patient,  Shellie Rosen This course is designed to delve deeper into the safety aspects of non-compliant herb pharmacy tactics.  Herb pharmacy techniques that could pose a safety risk to the public are what FDA cGMP laws and rules were designed to avoid, yet many do not know the FDA guidelines.  This course helps to demystify the FDA guidelines, shedding light on the most important aspects of the law including issues around quality, testing, labeling, dosage, allergen warnings and how to communicate best with patients to avoid undesired side-effects.  2 NCCAOM PDAs  (for licensed acupuncturists only, please include your Lic # in your registration).
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