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July 30, 2018 3:05 PM | Shelley Dahle (Administrator)

SAVE THE DATE! Sunday, October 21st, 2018 
Greetings from WEAMA,

WEAMA will host a fall meeting on October 21st!
Speakers & topics scheduled:
Daniel Bensky, DO. “Thoughts on Palpation in Contemporary East Asian Medicine.” Dan has a long-term interest in Chinese and Chinese medicine, having obtained a diploma in Chinese medicine from the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine in 1975, a Masters in Classical Chinese from the University of Washington in 1996, and a Doctorate in the Discussion of Cold Damage from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in 2006. He also graduated with a Doctor of Osteopathy from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982, where he was a research assistant for John Upledger. He has studied with many notable osteopathic practitioners, including Robert Fulford and Jean-Pierre Barral.

Dr. Heather Tick, “Transformation and Integration in Healthcare.” Transformational change is needed in the medical system which continues to be the third leading cause of death in the US. Integration of evidence-based non-pharmacologic strategies offers effective, lower cost interventions which are embraced by patients and have markedly lower risks. Dr. Tick will discuss data and strategy and will welcome discussion. Heather Tick, M.A., M.D., is the first holder of the Gunn-Loke Endowed Professorship of Integrative Pain Medicine at the University of Washington. She has been an integrative pain practitioner for over 20 years. She is a UW clinical associate professor in both the Departments of Family Medicine, and Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Leslie Emerick, MPA, WEAMA lobbyist will share current legislative happenings. Please plan to join us to learn about the legislative progress being made for our profession locally and nationally, and how you can participate!

More details to come, CEU pending…. early bird registration opens soon!

Meeting Location: Aegis Gardens, 13056 SE 76th Street, Newcastle, WA 98056

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The Washington East Asian Medicine Association first began as the Acupuncture Association of Washington over 25 years ago. The organization helped to provide a unified legislative voice for our profession. In fact, our founders were integral in helping establish the legal practice of East Asian Medicine in Washington state. Our all-volunteer Board of Directors currently consists of 7 democratically elected professionals in the field.