2017 DAOM Yearly Calendar 

Date Note
02/17 - 02/20/2017
03/17 - 03/20/2017
04/21 - 04/24/2017
05/12 - 05/15/2017 Enrollment
06/16 - 06/19/2017
07/14 - 07/17/2017
08/11 - 08/14/2017
09/08 - 09/11/2017 Enrollment
10/13 - 10/16/2017
11/10 - 11/13/2017

Note:

  • January 2017 break - no classes
  • December 2017 break - no classes 
  • Summer enrollment begin 05/12/2017
  • Fall enrollment begin 09/08/2017 

2016 DAOM Yearly Calendar 

Date Note
02/05/2016 - 02/08/2016
03/11/2016 - 03/14/2016
04/08/2016 - 04/11/2016
05/20/2016 - 05/23/2016 Enrollment
06/17/2016 - 06/20/2016
07/15/2016 - 07/18/2016
08/12/2016 - 08/15/2016
09/09/2016 - 09/12/2016 Enrollment
10/14/2016 - 10/17/2016
11/11/2016 - 11/14/2016

Note:

  • January 2016 break - no classes
  • December 2016 break - no classes 
  • Summer enrollment begin 05/20/2016
  • Fall enrollment begin 09/09/2016

August Module (08/12/2016 - 08/15/2016)

Claudia Citkovitz, PhD, LAc is one of the nation's foremost authorities on acupuncture for labor and delivery as well as stroke recovery and rehabilitation. She is the director of acupuncture services at NYU Lutheran Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, where she oversees the delivery of acupuncture therapies and leads acupuncture internships and postgraduate training programs in labor and delivery and neurological rehabilitation for doctoral programs. Her research activities include multiple publications in journals of integrative and conventional medicine. Claudia Citkovitz will be teaching Labor and Postpartum Care on August 12 & 13, 2016.

Jun Wang, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the DAOM program of ACTCM at CIIS,  has a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine from the Capital University of Medical Science, Beijing China, and a Ph.D. of Medical Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She had an acupuncture license of North Carolina, and had held core faculty positions at the Integrative Medical Program, School of Medicine, UNC- Chapel Hill and San Francisco State University. Dr. Wang was the previous president of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California. Author and co-author of a number of books and journal articles, Dr. Wang's teaching and research interests include anthropological and historical research on Chinese medicine, health and medical utilization of Chinese American community, and traditional healing arts. Jun Wang will be teaching Capstone Presentations II on August 14, 2016.

George Stretch, DAOM, MB/BS, LAc, has practiced as a naprapath and acupuncturist for 25 years. Dr. Stretch specializes in pain management and conservative orthopedic care. He holds three National Board Certifications; diplomat with the American Academy of Pain Management, diplomate with the National Board of Acupuncture Orthopedics, and a Board Certification through the National Board of Naprapathic Examiners. George Stretch will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis III on August 14 & 15, 2016.

September Module (09/09/2016 - 09/12/2016)

Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc, received her master's and doctorate degree from Emperor's College, and taught there as faculty and clinical supervisor for 13 years. She has a strong interest in using the secondary vessels to provide support during childbearing cycle and to treat infertility. She currently is in private practice at LA Herbs and Acupuncture, and serves as part-time faculty at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Yvonne Farrell will be teaching Mental Health III on September 9 & 10, 2016.

Erlene Chiang, DAOM, LAc has been practicing Traditional Chinese Medicine since 1985. Her service and experience in the fi­eld of oncology includes the following: President, American Cancer Society, California Chinese Unit; Vice President, American Cancer Society; California Chinese Unit, Senior Administrative Director. She grew up in a family of famous physicians of Chinese medicine and is a third generation TCM doctor. Mentored by her father, she possesses a deeply re­fined talent for TCM diagnosis, oncology focused treatment strategies, with speci­fic emphasis on Chinese herbal formulas. Erlene Chiang will be teaching Gynecologic Oncology on September 9 & 10, 2016.  

Steve Given, DAOM, LAc, holds both masters and doctoral degrees in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Steve's areas of clinical interest include pain management, HIV/AIDS, supportive care for oncology patients, addiction treatment, and orthopedics. Prior to his career in Chinese medicine, he worked in the microbiology field as a laboratory supervisor and research technologist. Currently Steve is Dean of Clinical Education and Director of Academic Assessment at ACTCM. Steve Given will be teaching Case Study Development and Literacy Search Skills on September 9 & 10, 2016.

Henry McCann, DAOM, LAc, is a faculty member at several different acupuncture schools, including the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, and the Cork Institute of Chinese Medicine. In the past, he has served as the president and board member of the New Jersey Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. He has over a decade of experience in acupuncture, and specializes in women's health. Dr. McCann has taught Tung's acupuncture in the US, Ireland, Holland, Germany and Austria. He is the author of Pricking the Vessels: Bloodletting Therapy in Chinese Medicine and the co-author of Practical Atlas of Tung's Acupuncture. He maintains a private practice in Madison NJ. Henry McCann will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis III on September 11 & 12, 2016.   

Carla Cassler, DAOM, L.Ac. has practiced acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over 25 years, specializing in women's health, pediatrics, orthopedic and trauma treatment. Carla currently serves as Director of Development and U.S. Programs at Acupuncturists Without Borders. In 2010, she co-founded the Bay Area Veteran's Acupuncture Clinic (BAYVAC) which provides free weekly acupuncture treatment to veterans, military personnel, and their families for pain and PTSD. Carla's DAOM capstone proposed a clinical model for integration of acupuncture into the VA Medical Care System. Carla Cassler will be teaching Abnormalities of Pregnancy on September 11 & 12, 2016.

October Module (10/14/2016 - 10/17/2016)

Judith Boice, ND, FABNO, LAc, earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon. She then received a master's degree in acupuncture and Oriental medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland. Judith Boice became a member of the Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) team in December 2011, when she joined Southwestern Regional Medical Center in Tulsa as a naturopathic oncology provider. Dr. Boice teaches throughout North America. Widely published, Boice's books and articles have been read by many since the late '80s. In 2009, she received the Nautilus Book Award - Silver Medal and the Living Now Book Award - Bronze Medal. Judith Boice will be teaching Menopausal Care on October 14 & 15, 2016.

Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc, received her master's and doctorate degree from Emperor's College, and taught there as faculty and clinical supervisor for 13 years. She has a strong interest in using the secondary vessels to provide support during childbearing cycle and to treat infertility. She currently is in private practice at LA Herbs and Acupuncture, and serves as part-time faculty at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Yvonne Farrell will be teaching Endometriosis on October 14 & 15, 2016.   

Arya Nielsen, PhD, LAc, has a doctorate in Philosophies of Medicine with a focus in Integrative Clinical Science and Health Care. She is national board certified in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and past chair of the New York State Board for Acupuncture. She has been in private practice for over 36 years. Arya is a faculty member at Beth Israel Medical Center Department of Integrative Medicine in New York City.  She serves as director of the Acupuncture Fellowship Training program for Inpatient Care, a post graduate opportunity for licensed acupuncturists. Her research includes both the physiology and therapeutic effect of Gua sha and acupuncture therapies for acute care and inpatient setting. Dr. Nielsen is author of the book Gua sha, a Traditional Technique for Modern Practice. Arya Nielson will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis III on October 16 & 17, 2016.   

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, LAc, first began studying acupuncture in 1976. He was a part of the first class at the SAMRA University of Health Sciences. In 1983, Whitfield Reaves received his Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree. He specializes in sports medicine acupuncture and has taught at the Southwest Acupuncture College for over 25 years. Along with teaching, he is also the director of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program and a founding member of the National Sports Acupuncture Association. His mission is the integration of traditional Chinese acupuncture with anatomy, western orthopedics, and sports medicine practices. Whitfield Reaves will be teaching Care of the Lumbar Spine and Pelvis on October 16 & 17, 2016.

November Module (11/11/2016 - 11/14/2016)

Misha Cohen, OMD, LAc, is the Clinical Director of Chicken Soup Chinese Medicine, Executive Director of the MRCE Foundation, and a Research Specialist of Integrative Medicine at the University of California Institute for Health and Aging. She is an elected Fellow to the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She has published widely in both lay magazines and professional journals in the areas of women's health, gynecology, cancer support, HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, as well as Chinese medicine and herbal research methodology. Misha Cohen will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis II on November 11 & 12, 2016.

Anita Marshall DAOM, PharmD, LAc has a background in both Western and Eastern medicine. She has been a registered pharmacist for over 35 years and an acupuncturist for a decade. Anita Marshall uses her dual background in western and eastern medicine to provide her patients with acupuncture and herbs along with western medicine. Anita Marshall will be teaching Advanced Herbs and Drug Interaction on November 11 & 12, 2016.   

Jun Wang, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the DAOM program of ACTCM at CIIS,  has a Bachelor of Chinese Medicine from the Capital University of Medical Science, Beijing China, and a Ph.D. of Medical Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She had an acupuncture license of North Carolina, and had held core faculty positions at the Integrative Medical Program, School of Medicine, UNC- Chapel Hill and San Francisco State University. Dr. Wang was the previous president of the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland, California. Author and co-author of a number of books and journal articles, Dr. Wang's teaching and research interests include anthropological and historical research on Chinese medicine, health and medical utilization of Chinese American community, and traditional healing arts. Jun Wang will be teaching Clinical Research and Capstone Proposal on November 11 & 12, 2016, and Capstone Presentations II on November 13, 2016. 

Dave Liu, MSTCM, MB/BS, LAc, graduated from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Shanghai, China, and is a fourth-generation Chinese Medicine doctor. He is a professor at the Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences in Oakland and American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is the president of the American Institute of Acupuncture Orthopedics and Traumatology in San Francisco, and a faculty member of the American Congress on Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine for Medical Doctors. For more information about Dave, check out http://drdaveliu.com/biography.html. Dave Liu will be teaching Clinical Internship and Case Analysis II on November 13 & 14, 2016.   

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