Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 9:00 AM EDT
Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT

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Hilton Newark Airport Hotel 
1170 Spring St
Elizabeth, NJ 07201

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Kallie Guimond 

Atlantic Symposium Conference Coordinator






The East Coast Acupuncture Societies have come together to host the first annual Atlantic Symposium! Designed to highlight all the resources, talent and expertise present on the east coast, please join us for exciting presentations and speakers, continuing education, exhibitors, a silent auction and networking opportunities with your colleagues!

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ASA State Association Members receive a 15% discount off entire event using discount code "ASACU". (Note: all using this discount must list their state association in registration for approval and this discount only applies for the entire event. One day Registrants do not qualify for discount.) A list of ASA State Associations can be found here

There are single day options for $299, Student rates are $199, Practitioner Rates are $459 and Vendor booth rates are $1500 for event. The Cocktail Reception is $99 for One Day Registrants and those not attending the Conference*. 

Please join us for this formal event for drinks, hors d'oeuvres, deejay, dancing and silent auction for a great cause! Whether attending the Symposium or not, we offer you the opportunity to join us for the Acupuncturists "Move the Needle" Cocktail Reception and Benefit as we raise funds for the Acupuncture Now Foundation. The Reception IS included in the price of most registrations (*One Day Registrants and those not attending the conference must register separately for event or pay at the door. Discounts are available for online registrants. Tickets are $99 at the door.)  

14.5 PDAs Approved (NCCAOM)

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

8:30am to 9:00am

Opening Remarks:Jason Sargis, Viktor Krystufek, & BJ Putnam

9:00am to 10:00am

Juli Olsen: VA Job Opportunities

10:00am to 10:45am

American Specialty Health

10:45am to 11:00am


11:00am to 12:00pm

Dr. David Leopold: Integrative Healthcare: Acupuncture in the Mainstream

12:00pm to 1:30pm


1:30pm to 2:30pm

Cara Frank:

One Formula. Many Diseases: The Flexible Applications of Chai Ge Jie Ji Tang

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Bianca Beldini:

Trigger Point Acupuncture: Structural Unwinding & Removal of Pain Patterns

3:30pm to 3:45pm


3:45pm to 4:45pm

Jen Stone: Mechanisms of Action for the Analgesic Effects of Acupuncture

4:45pm to 5:45pm

Brian Lau: Postural Assessment, the Channel Sinews (Jingjin) and the Zang Fu

6:30pm to 9:30pm

Acupuncturists “Move the Needle” Cocktail Reception

Benefit for Acupuncture Now Foundation

Sunday, October 6th, 2019

8:30am to 9:30am

Amy Mager: Preparing for Birth and Sitting the Month

9:30am to 10:30am

Hillary Thing: TCM’s Critical Role in Solving the Lyme Epidemic

10:30am to 11:30am

Mark Kuebel: Introduction to Chinese Medicine Psychology

11:30am to 12:30pm

Beau Anderson:

Acupuncture Research: It’s Role in Taking Acupuncture Into the Mainstream

12:30pm to 1:30pm


1:30pm to 2:30pm

Business Breakouts:

Jeff Ariola: Using Goals, Process & Data to Drive Success

Sarit Hirschkorn: Billing Practices in Acupuncture

John Murdoch: Starting & Running an Acupuncture Practice: Legal Issues

2:30pm to 3:30pm

Shellie Goldstein:

Cosmetic Facial Acupuncture: Modern Application of Ancient Mei Rong

3:30pm to 3:45pm


3:45pm to 4:45pm

Policy Panel: Advocacy at Federal, State and National Association Levels

Kallie Guimond, LiMing Tseng, Amy Mager

4:45pm to 5:00pm

Closing Statements