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Upcoming events

    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 8:30 AM
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • 6:30 PM
    • Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks 11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax,VA 22033

    2018 ASVA Fall Seminar

    Roots & Branches: 
    Nourishing the Roots (Fertility), Expanding the Branches (Practice Management)

    Saturday, October 20th, 2018: Roots 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
    Sunday, October 21st: Branches 9:00 AM- - 5:30 PM

    14 total NCCAOM PDAs Approved (8 PDAs Day 1, 6 PDAs Day 2)
    8 ABORM CEUs Approved (Day 1 Only)

    Location: Fairfax Marriott at Fair Oaks
    11787 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway, Fairfax, VA 22033

    2 Days, 4 Speakers with a focus on fertility and practice management. 

    Saturday October 20th Day 1: Nourishing the Roots

    Fertility Track

    “My Favorite Acupuncture Fertility Protocols”

    Lorne Brown, author, owner AcuBalance & Healthy Seminars B.Sc., CPA (CA), Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt           

    Navigating Infertility: Practitioner Strategies to Manage the Emotional Impact on the Mind & Hearts of Fertility Clients”

    Marc Sherman, owner Organic Conception

    “Joining Forces with Western Medicine in the Treatment of Infertility: Current Trends and Future Directions"

    Vasiliki A. Moragianni, MD, MS, FACOG, CCRM Northern Virginia 

    “Introduction to Holistic Preconception Planning” 

    Keith Bell, DACM, L.Ac, Oriental Medicine Specialists, PC

    Sunday October 21st Day 2: Expanding the Branches

    Practice Management Track

       “How to Become A Prosperous Acupuncturist”

    Lorne Brown B.Sc., CPA (CA), Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt

    Topic Outline & Speakers Information

    2018 ASVA Fall Seminar Speaker and Topic Outline.pdf

    Seminar Prices 

    The ASVA Fall Seminar is comprised of two separate events- Day 1 Fertility (4 speakers) and Day 2- Practice Management (1 speaker-Lorne Brown).  Registration and continuing education credits are different for each day.  You may register for one day or both using the options below. ABORM credits are only good for the Fertility Track.

    Early Bird Rate extended to August 1st! (Regular Rate after August 1st)

    Option A: BOTH DAYS of Seminar (Fertility and Practice Management Tracks)                           14 Total NCCAOM PDA, 8 ABORM CEUs: $300 / ($320)

    Option B: DAY 1 Roots (Fertility Track) 8 NCCAOM  PDAs and 8 ABORM CEUs                         ONLY: $150/ ($175)

    Option C: DAY 2 Branches (Practice Management Track), 6 NCCAOM PDAs                     ONLY: $150 / ($175)

    Extra $50 for registration day of event if space is available.  We encourage you to check with us ahead of time. There are no additional discounts for this registration after early registration ends.  Payment for registration is due one month prior to event unless arrangements have been made or there is the risk of cancellation.

    Cancellation Policy: One month prior to the seminar date: full refund minus $50 cancellation fee. One month to one week prior: 60% of tuition will be refunded. Less than one week prior or non-attendance: No refunds or partial PDA/CEU credit.

    ASVA Group Hotel Information:

    *If you are still in need of a room, please email us at and we may be able to still get you the Group rate listed below.*

    Both the Seminar and ASVA Annual Meeting will be held at the Fairfax Marriott Fair Oaks. Guests can call 1-888-236-2427 and ask for the "Acupuncture Society Room Block." For those who would like to book online through the hotel's website, go to or use the link provided below.  The code to enter in the "Group Code" box located under the “Special Rates & Awards” section is "ACUACUB". The end date for the room block is September 19th, 2018. (If looking to share a room with someone and need a two beds, it may be easier to call the hotel when making your reservation as few of these rooms are available.)

    OR use the easy link below:

    Book your group rate for The Acupuncture Society

    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • McLean, Virginia

    The Gut Microbiome and Your Health
    presented by Heavenly Bodies Clinic 

    Saturday, October 27, 2018
    8:00am - 6:00pm
    Conference Center at Vinson Hall 
    McLean, Virginia 

    Chines medicine and Western medicine have separate, distinctive views on the causes of poor Gut Health. Together, they offer a comprehensive treatment plan for a return to full health. 

    Take Action

    • Understand the symptoms of poor Gut Biome health
    • Know the treatments that restore your health from Eastern and Western medicine
    • Connect with the people who will help you take the steps to get well
    Get Answers
    • Does improving gut biome relate to my entire family?
    • Will improving my gut biome handle my symptoms?
    • What foods improve my gut health?
    • What steps do I take now?
    • Who will help me get started on the path to healing?
    For more information and to register, visit: 

    • 10 Nov 2018
    • 9:45 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Claude Moore Recreation Center, 46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, VA 20164

    Virginia Association of Naturopathic Physicians presents:

    Name: Pharma & Botanicals for Pain and Trauma + Ethics
    When: November 10, 2018, 9:45am - 6:00pm
    Location: Claude Moore Recreation Center
                     46105 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling, VA 20164
    Cost: VAANP Members $100; Non-members $150

    Flyer:  Download a copy of the flyer here

    About the conference

    • One event with three amazing speakers!
    • 5.75 CME credits approved for NDs (via OBNE: 2 pharm, 2 ethics, and 1.75 pain)
    • 6.0 CME credits for Nurses (RNs & NPs via *Western Multi-State Division)
    • Attend in person OR via live streaming
    • In person attendance includes a healthy buffet lunch & refreshments.
    • Dr. Hollon will review a holistic approach to managing trauma/ PTSD, including discussion about epigenetics & methylation.
    • Dr. Babos will review pharmaceuticals for non-cancer pain medications, including drug-herb interactions. She will also discuss the evidence for current medications, including cannabinoids.
    • Mr. Adams, Esq. will discuss the ethical concerns of pain management in the midst of the opioid crisis.

    Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    About the speakers:

    Rodney K. Adams

    Mr. Adams focuses his practice on advising and defending health care providers in matters involving patient care and other unique issues confronting the healthcare industry. His guidance, whether during a strategic discussion or during a crisis, is based on his extensive trial and agency adjudication experience. Mr. Adams’ clients include physicians, psychologists, hospitals, managed care organizations, medical colleges, nursing homes, self-insured health systems and other healthcare providers. He has spent thirty years defending healthcare providers and has taken over seventy-five medical malpractice matters to verdict. Most of those matters involved catastrophic injury or death. He also represents healthcare providers before the U.S. Office of Civil Rights, various boards of the Virginia Department of Health Professions and other tribunals.

    In addition to defending healthcare providers, Mr. Adams also defends manufacturers and distributors in product liability actions, especially with regard to medical product liability. Breast implants, pedicle screws, fen-phen, latex, and asbestos are a few examples of his broad experience over the years.

    Mr. Adams is well known for his work in bioethics, clinical research regulation, behavioral health law, healthcare information privacy, and risk management. He has published several books including Virginia Medical Law, Fourth Edition (2016), and Clinical Trials & Human Research: A Practical Guide to Regulatory Compliance (w/F. Rozovsky, 2003). Mr. Adams is an adjunct professor of law (medical malpractice trial advocacy) at the College of William & Mary, and an adjunct professor (bioethics and health law) at the School of Health Administration, Virginia Commonwealth University. Clients look to Mr. Adams for assistance with HIPAA/HITECH, LEP, EMTALA, ethics committees, medical staff issues, and other healthcare management issues.

    As leader of LeClairRyan’s Professional Liability Team, Mr. Adams supports the Firm’s attorneys across the United States who defend and counsel accountants, attorneys, architects, engineers, directors, officers, healthcare providers and other professionals.

    Mary Beth Bobas

    Mary Beth Babos, MS, PharmD, BCPS obtained her B.S. degree in pharmacy from Duquesne University in 1985. She received a PharmD from Union University, Albany College of Pharmacy in 2001, a MS in Forensic Toxicology from University of Florida in 2009, and a MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Florida in 2011. She completed the certification program from Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine in 2018. Dr. Babos is currently Professor and Chair of Pharmacology at DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. She serves Hancock County Tennessee as clinical pharmacist through Ballad Health Hancock County Hospital and is a faculty adviser for the First Aid Basic Science™ series. Her current research is focused on the medicinal and ethnoveterinary uses of plants in the Ridge and Valley and Blue Ridge Mountain regions of Appalachia.

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