AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine Hosts 2018 Southwest Symposium, Celebrates 25th Anniversary
September 23 - September 25
The integrative medicine conference brings together acupuncturists, naturopathic doctors, and nurses for a weekend of continuing education.
The Southwest Symposium, a continuing education conference sponsored by AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine, will take place September 21-23, 2018 at the AOMA Campus in Austin, Texas. AOMA will also celebrate its 25th anniversary at a celebratory Gala during the event.
President Dr. Betty Edmond remarked: “Our 25th Anniversary Celebration will culminate in AOMA’s Southwest Symposium, September 21-23. We are pleased to bring together exceptional national and international speakers, AOMA alumni, healthcare practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Naturopathic Physicians, Nurses and other healthcare providers interested in ‘the Spirit and Science of Integrative Medicine.'”
The conference offers continuing education credits through educational seminars designed for licensed acupuncturists, nurses, and naturopathic doctors. This year’s symposium will feature topics including “TCM Treatment for ADD and ADHD,” “Transforming Health through the Power of Mindful Breathing,” “Introduction to Diagnosis in Applied Channel Theory,” “TCM Herbal Pharmaceutics,” and “Care for Emotional Health with Classical Eastern Medicine.”
Dr. Lesley Hamilton, Southwest Symposium organizer and AOMA faculty also remarked: “While continuing education can be done online, the synergy of bringing professionals together to share and learn should not be underestimated. With top national and international presenters on a wide variety of topics, the Southwest Symposium is a valuable experience that provides much more than CEU hours for licensure requirements and diplomate status. Besides – there is the grand 25th anniversary gala event – that cannot be done online!”
Confirmed speakers include:
- Jason Robertson, MSOM, LAc
- Qianzhi “Jamie” Wu, PhD, MD (China), LAc
- Mark Blumenthal
- Xiaotian Shen, MD (China), MPH, LAc
- John Neustadt, ND
- Brad Lichtenstein, ND
- Violet Song, PhD, LAc
- Michael D. Corrodino, DAOM, LAc
- Amy Moll, DAOM, LAc
- William Morris, PhD, DAOM, LAc
- Kate Naumes, ND
- Kathleen Lumiere, DAOM, LAc
- Lauren Hubele, MEd, BS
- Marilyn Allen, MS, BA
- Rachelle Lambert, DAOM, LAc
- Steven Shomo, DAOM, LAc
Continuing Education Units*
- NCCAOM and Texas Acupuncture Board**
- California Acupuncture Board**
- California Naturopathic Doctors Association
- Oregon ND – 22 credits approved
- Florida Acupuncture Board**
- American Holistic Nurses Association**
*Credits range – LAc can earn up to 25.5 including ethics and safety.
** Applications submitted and credits pending
For more information, or to register for the event, please visit http://www.aoma.edu/sws
AOMA Graduate School of Integrative Medicine currently offers regionally accredited master’s-level and doctoral-level graduate programs in acupuncture and Chinese medicine that prepare students for careers as skilled, professional practitioners.
Since AOMA’s founding in 1993, the institution has grown rapidly in size and reputation, drawing students from around the nation and faculty from around the world. AOMA is an active member of the national and international healthcare community and remains committed to scholarship, research, and engagement, as evidenced by the publication and presentation schedules of the faculty, the yearly Southwest Symposium it hosts, and the continuing education opportunities the institution provides. AOMA serves approximately 12,500 patients annually in its north and south student and professional clinic locations. AOMA works cooperatively with Western healthcare institutions and gives back to the community through partnerships with nonprofit organizations and by providing free and reduced-price treatments to people who cannot afford them otherwise.