NHAAMA Annual Meeting & CEU Day

The NHAAMA is pleased to offer its 2016 CEU day prior to our annual meeting. We have multiple classes this year that address the portions of your NCCAOM & state recertification requirements that can be hard to fulfill in other places.

Our meeting this year has moved from Bedford to the seacoast. We will be at:

Gateway Taiji, Qi Gong, and Yoga
875 Islington St
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Read below for the day’s schedule and to register online. We hope to see you there!

November 13th, 2016
8:00-9:00 Registration

9:00-11:00 Safety Continuing Education Program by Joseph Kay
Clean Needle Technique: A review of the changes presented in the 7th Edition of the CNT manual
Joseph Kay, Lic.Ac. is a 1983 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. Since 1990 Joe has been a Clean Needle Technique Instructor for the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for the State of Massachusetts. For this presentation Joe will discuss the profession of acupuncture and Oriental medicine in the United States and how it continues to grow and evolve. As part of this evolution, practitioners are providing acupuncture services in hospitals, integrated medical centers and teaching clinics. As more acupuncturists provide care in this complex array of integrated settings, the need for evidenced-based best practices in safety is essential. Acupuncture education in the U.S. has evolved to meet this challenge.
The information available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), as well as state and local health departments, has evolved since the release of previous editions of the Clean Needle Technique Manual. This presentation will address those changes in the manual and techniques. Also, this presentation will serve as review and reminder of the importance of using clean needle procedures in an acupuncture practice.

11:15 – 12:15 Qi Gong Exercise by Bill Buckley (Bring or wear loose fitting clothing)
Introduction to Qi Gong Practice
Bill Buckley, owner of Gateway Taiji, Qi Gong and Yoga, is certified as an Advanced Qi Gong Instructor from Dr. Yang Jwing-Ming. Bill will get us moving in this introduction to Qi Gong. Participants will learn to feel their body’s natural energy, develop and enhance that energy, and lead that energy throughout the body.

12:15-12:45 Eat and Meet
Meet friends and colleagues for lunch. (Lunch provided for NHAAMA Members)

12:45 – 3:00 Ethics Continuing Education Program by Beth Ann Schmitt
Understanding Medical Ethics
Beth Ann Schmitt, Lic.Ac. is a 2009 graduate of the New England School of Acupuncture. Beth Ann will discuss Medical Ethics as a discipline that guides all acupuncturists looking at the differences between ethics, morality and law. We will look at this discipline historically from Sun Szu Miao in China to Hippocrates in Greece to current Ethics regulations to which we are bound. The course will conclude with a discussion of real world applications of ethical issues we can face as practitioners.

Courses pending approval for NCCAOM PDA Provider #768. Clean Needle Technique course will be 2.0 Safety PDA Points. Introduction to Qi Gong will be 1.0 Professional Enhancement PDA Point. Understanding Ethics course will be 2.0 Ethics PDA Points.

3:00 – 4:30 Annual Membership Meeting (NHAAMA Members only)
NHAAMA Annual Membership Meeting.
Cast your vote in the annual election and learn what your organization has accomplished this year. Discuss current events affecting our profession, find out what’s happening in the NH acupuncture community, discover volunteer opportunities and get to know your fellow members!

CEU Day Registration