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Save the Date:
ILaaom Annual Meeting
May 5, 2013
Plus a CPR Class, free to members
Please join us!
Hear about ILaaom's activity in the year past
Update from Dr. David Miller's legislative committee
ILaaom's financial report
The latest national and out-of-state news
Plans for the year ahead
Network with ILaaom members, see friends.
Nominations for the ILaaom Board of Directors are made at the meeting. Please consider if you might serve, or nominate another willing to serve our community. ILaaom needs your input!
As a member benefit, we will be offering a FREE CPR class to our ILaaom members on May 5th. The CPR class will be divided into halves on the day of our Annual Meeting - the first half in the morning and the second half in the afternoon. Registration is required. Please see details below:
May 5, 2013
CPR Class: 1st half from 10am-12pm
ILaaom Annual Meeting and Lunch for Members: 12pm-2pm
CPR Class: 2nd half from 2pm-4pm
Midwest College of Oriental Medicine
4334 N. Hazel
Chicago, IL 60613
Register online at www.ilaaom.org
Save the date for our upcoming CEU classes this year:
5 Phase Root Treatment in Japanese Meridian Therapy with Tom Hurrle - June 9
Pregnancy and Post-Partum with Debra Betts - October 12 & 13 - registration coming soon
May 18 - 19
ILaaom Members get a Discount!
Acupuncturists Without Borders would like to extend an invitation to members of the Illinois Association of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine to attend AWB's "Healing Community Trauma" training in Chicago May 18 - 19, 2013 for $299 which is $30 off of our early-bird registration price. Further discounted early-bird registration for full-time students who are members of ILAAOM is $269. The early-bird registration expires May 4, 2013. This training is approved for 15 PDA points by the NCCAOM, including 4.5 in safety and ethics. This course is sponsored by East Point Seminars and is approved for CEU's in Illinois. The training is designed to teach acupuncturists how to provide disaster relief, as well as how to set up local community clinics with Veterans and other populations, both focused on treating PTSD and stress.
For more information, visit http://www.acuwithoutborders.org/news.php?n=chtraining.
The training will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater in Chicago from 9 AM to 5:30 PM each day. The address is 4450 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640.
$329 - ILaaom Members/Early Bird (payment received on or before May 4, 2013)
$349 - Regular Registration (payment received after May 4, 2013)
$269 - ILaaom Student Members
Since this is a special opportunity, members would need to call our office to register rather than registering online, 505-266-3878.
Our President, Caroline Jung, Vice-President, Dr. Frank Yurasek, and board members, Lamya Kamel and Mitch Harris participated in a "Lunch and Learn" event at PCOM on Monday, February 25th. Two of our membership committee members, Dana Gehlhausen and Ben Walker, were in attendance as well. Their discussion with the student body was to talk about ILaaom, it's history, mission, goals, and purpose for our profession. A large percentage of our membership is comprised of students from all three of our local schools-including National Health Sciences University, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (MCOM), and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM). ILaaom is a member driven organization that is always building and growing it's membership as to develop and nourish our profession-for today and our future!
The Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) held an event this past Sunday at the Crystal Gardens on Navy Pier. The event was "Neighborhoods of the World: China". This event was in honor of the Chinese New Year. ILaaom was delighted to be a sponsor of this celebration with much gratitude to our patron member, Joe Mallon, who created this sponsorship. The afternoon was filled with music, dance performances, a market of artisan crafts, and much more. Please check out the CFAS website to learn more about what they are doing for our Chinese culture here in Chicago.
Two upcoming events this month
Adler After Dark
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Neighborhoods of the World: China
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Crystal Gardens at Navy Pier
In honor of the Chinese New Year, our local Chinese Fine Arts Society (CFAS) is celebrating with these two evenings of entertainment. Ilaaom is co-sponsoring these events in support of CFAS. ILaaom patron member Joe Mallon makes this possible. Mr. Mallon also serves as a board director of the CFAS.
Adler After Dark is an event that the Adler Planetarium hosts the third Thursday of every month-with great turnouts! This event is for the 21 and above crowd including cocktails and entertainment. Ticket prices available on the CAFS website.
The Neighborhoods of the World: China event will be a free all ages event on Navy Pier. Enjoy this lantern festival celebration that will include performances and items to browse made by local Chinese artisans in the New Year Marketplace. Learn more details about this celebration here.
Learn more about their purpose and history here.
ILaaom was invited to participate at this year's Integrate Chicago Conference. The conference was held on January 12, 2013 at the Pritzker School of Medicine, University of Chicago.
Integrate Chicago is an annual conference led by students from the several Chicago-area medical and health science schools with the purpose of increasing awareness and understanding of integrative medicine.
The conference, now in its ninth year, is a comprehensive one day event that was created to explore the many modalities of integrative, complementary and alternative medicine.
Each year a distinguished, dynamic, diverse group of speakers share their latest research and experience with integrative medicine throughout the day, providing for a rich, compact learning experience. Attendees, including medical students, allied health profession students, practitioners, and others, represent part of Chicago's vibrant Integrative Medicine community.
ILaaom would like to send a big thank you to our volunteers who came out on this Saturday to help with the event--Dr. Leslie Smith, Claretha Sainten, Vel Natarajan, and Ryan Davenport. Also, a big thank you to our committee chairperson, Lamya Kamel for organizing the event.
For more information about this conference please visit the Integrate Chicago Conference website at http://www.integratechicago.com/