Date(s) - 10/24/2021
8:45 am - 3:45 pm
WISCONSIN SOCIETY OF ACUPUNCTURISTS (WISCA) 2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEETING (4 NCCAOM PDAs approved – AC&OM, Business Meeting in PM)
Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021 Time: 8:45am – 3:45pm (CDT) Meeting Room Opens at 7:30am, Check-in begins at 8:00am Venue: Virtual via Zoom (Zoom Registration link will be sent upon successful checkout / payment, please fill it out with your LIcense No/NCCAOM ID)
NCCAOM Certificates will be emailed to all properly registered (on Zoom) and signed-in Non-Student/Sponsor attendees after two weeks.
Final Schedule of Events
8:00a – 8:20a: Check-in via Chat & Networking (Door open at 7:30a for early risers)
8:20a – 8:30a: Welcome & Introduction (Louis Jin, WISCA President & WI Primary Delegate to American Society of Acupuncturists (ASA)
8:30a – 8:45a: Introduction of WISCA Sponsors (Elizabeth Eberius, WISCA Chair of Education Committee)
8:45a – 10:45a: CEU Session 1 – [Treating the Shen of Cancer Patients] by Brandon LaGreca (East Troy, WI) – hosted by Megan Bielinski, WISCA Vice President (2 NCCAOM AC PDAs approved)
10:45a – 11:00a: BREAK/INTERMISSION
11:00a – 13:00p: CEU Session 2 [Autumn Health: Simple Qi Gong Practices for Common Ailments] by Sarah Aiken-Felling (Eau Claire, WI) – hosted by Steven Mui, WISCA BOD Member at Large (2 NCCAOM OM PDAs approved)
13:00p – 14:00p: VIRTUAL LUNCH BREAK – A-V / PPT / Live Presentations & Brief Remarks by WISCA Sponsors
14:00p – 14:30p: TCM Trivia/Herbal Riddles with Live Drawings for Prizes from WISCA Sponsors (Chandon Williams, WISCA Secretary or Louis Jin)
14:30p – 14:45p: “State of WISCA Address” (Louis Jin) & Brief Introduction on ASA initiatives (Rui Weng, WI Alternate Delegate to ASA)
14:45p -15:00p: Brief Recaps from Current WISCA Committee Chairs:
*Carolyn Micek, Chair of Membership Committee
*Phil Stamos, Chair of Advocacy Committee
*Elizabeth Eberius, Chair of Education Committee
*Whitney Kruser, Student Liaison to the BOD
15:00p – 15:10p: WISCA 2021 Financial Report & 2022 Budget Outlook (Michelle Meramour, WISCA Treasurer)
15:10p – 15:20p: Review of Upcoming WISCA BOD Election via Election-Buddy & Brief Intros of New Candidates
15:20p – 15:45p Q&As, Open Mic on Interested Topics for WI Acupuncturists: Advocacy/Insurance/Medicaid/Medicare/VA, etc.
Brandon is a licensed acupuncturist in the state of Wisconsin and nationally certiﬁed in the practice of Oriental medicine. In 2015, Brandon was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He achieved full remission eight months later by following an integrative medicine protocol that included immunotherapy without the use of chemotherapy, radiation, or surgery. Brandon is a thought leader in the synthesis of traditional and functional medicine, having written numerous articles on the subject. He is also the author of Cancer and EMF Radiation: How to Protect Yourself From the Silent Carcinogen of Electropollution and Cancer, Stress & Mindset: Focusing the Mind to Empower Healing and Resilience.” He shares his thoughts at Empowered Patient Blog.
Over two decades ago, Sarah began studying holistic health care and Asian Bodywork Therapy (Amma Therapy) as a quest to reduce the occurrence of respiratory ailments, migraine headaches, and daily muscle aches. The changes in her health were so dramatic that she continued her professional training in Amma Therapy to help others improve their quality of health too. After 10 years of private practice as a Wisconsin Licensed Massage/Asian Bodywork Therapist, Sarah decided to advance her studies in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. She graduated with her Masters in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine (MAOM) in August of 2015, and has had a steady Acupuncture practice since that time.
Special shout outs to WISCA’s Sponsors this year, please support them by ordering directly from them!
WISCA’s Gold Sponsors:
WISCA’s Silver Sponsors:
Ethan’s Authentic Yunnan Sanqi and related Herbal Products via HXH(Huaxin Herbds) in California: