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Acupuncture Society of Virginia Presents
Acupuncture & In Vitro Fertilzation: Safe and effective strategies to significantly improve pregnancy outcomes
Featuring Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM
14 PDA NCCAOM, ABORM and CEU CA Pending
Dates: Saturday April 18, 2015 - Sunday April 19, 2015
ASVA Annual Meeting: Lunch Sunday April 19
Improve your in vitro fertilization (IVF) patient success rates with acupuncture. Learn the advanced skills needed to work with this complex patient population from Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, a dynamic and interactive speaker. In this pragmatic workshop, acupuncturists will learn methods to effectively and safely integrate acupuncture into an IVF cycle. By the end of this course, you will understand the risks associated with IVF and confidently manage adjuvant acupuncture treatment with assisted reproductive therapies like IVF or intra-uterine insemination (IUI). The course content is based on her extensive experience managing an acupuncture program at an IVF clinic, as well as her own research. Dr. Hullender Rubin is clinician and researcher who will present an evidence-informed, comprehensive course describing how to integrate TCM-based acupuncture into an IVF or IUI treatment plan.
Day 1 is a brief overview of the biomedical and Chinese medicine perspectives on reproduction. Day 2 describes specific strategies to effectively incorporate acupuncture into an ART cycle based on the fundamental concepts learned in Day 1.
By the end of the course, you will:
1. Understand the assisted reproduction process, including a thorough overview of the various types of IVF, IUIs, and basic additional services offered at a modern fertility clinic, and a brief review of reproductive endocrinology
2. Review TCM reproductive physiology, the four phases of the female menstrual cycle, how TCM interprets ART, common TCM diagnoses, and acupuncture treatment principles
3. Interpret Basal Body Temperature charts in relation to the menstrual cycle’s four phases and identify key abnormalities to aid in TCM diagnosis
4. Become familiar with the current clinically relevant research literature on the effectiveness, risks, and safety of adjuvant acupuncture and assisted reproduction.
5. Design a treatment plan to support an ART cycle with relevant treatment principles and methods, including acupuncture, electro acupuncture, and moxibustion.
6. Identify risks unique to the various types of IVF and IUIs and appropriate treatment adjustment.
Bibliography: Lee Hullender Rubin is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, licensed acupuncturist, and clinical researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, female sexual pain, and women’s health. She earned her master’s degree at Bastyr University in 2001 and doctorate at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009. She is board certified in reproductive medicine (ABORM) and oriental medicine (NCCAOM) with more than 12 years of clinical experience. In addition to her private clinic, Dr. Hullender Rubin managed an acupuncture program at a Seattle area IVF clinic for many years. She is an active researcher, has published numerous articles, and presented several research abstracts on pregnancy outcomes with adjuvant acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and ART. She was recently awarded a grant to investigate acupuncture as a treatment for vulvodynia. She is adjunct research faculty and the AOM Infertility DAOM module instructor at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, and Visiting Scientist at the Oregon Health and Science University. She currently practices at the Portland Acupuncture Studio(http://www.pdxacustudio.comurrently) in Portland, OR. You can view her CV here.
Rates: Early Bird/Regular
Early Bird Rates end Friday March 6th, 2015
ASVA Member - $300/330
Student ASVA Member - $250/$275
Allied State Organization Member* - $306/$337.5
Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $340/$375
Student Non-Member of ASVA or Allied State Organization - $275/$300
Extra $50 for registration day of event
*Allied State Organizations - Acupuncture Society of DC (ASCD), Maryland Acupuncture Society (MAS), Association for Professional Acupuncture in Pennsylvania (APA), and North Carolina Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCAAOM).
One month prior to seminar date: Full refund minus $25 cancellation fee.
One month to one week prior: 60% of tuition will be refunded.
Less than one week prior or nonattendance: No refunds
Location: Fairview Park Marriott
3111 Fairview Park Dr, Falls Church, VA 22042
Special room rate: $86/night
Guests can call 1-800-228-9290 and ask for the "ASVA (Acupuncture Society of Virginia) room block”. For those who would like to book online through the hotel's web site, go to www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasfp-fairview-park-marriott/. The code to enter in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section is APVAPVA.