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Mac®-based attendees
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Mobile attendees
iPhone®, iPad®, Android™
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Starts: Saturday, October 24, 2020

A Celebration of Diversity & Community in Acupuncture

In honor of Acupuncture Medicine Day, the ASA and NCCAOM have come together to celebrate Diversity and Community in the Acupuncture Profession. This webinar event, comprising four panel discussions, is designed to help practitioners learn how cultural competence can positively affect patient safety and efficacy of treatment within our local communities and through global outreach. Through cultural appreciation, we honor ourselves, our patients and our communities, thereby increasing the strength of our Acupuncture Medicine treatments. Please join us, as we celebrate the 18th Annual Acupuncture Medicine Day together!

You can register for each panel below.

Looking forward to seeing you!


Cultural Appreciation/Appropriation Panel

11 AM EDT- 12:15 PM EDT

(1 PDA point Ethics/Safety)

Attendees will learn a brief history of Acupuncture Medicine Day, and the importance of cultural competence in our profession. We will learn about cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation in acupuncture. While incorporating different elements of ourselves into our treatments, we have to be cautious to avoid cultural appropriation. This panel will discuss ways to ensure patient safety through cultural appreciation and being culturally appropriate.


Afua Bromley, MSOM, Dip. Ac. (NCCAOM), LicAc,
LiMing Tseng, MAcOM, Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM), LicAc,
Ninochka McTaggart, PhD,
Nadine Ijaz, PhD,
Joseph Acquah, OMD, LicAc

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Community Outreach Panel

12:30 PM EDT – 1:30 PM EDT

(1 PDA point AOM-AC)

Acupuncture access for patients is a main concern, as noted in the results of our Cultural Competency survey. How do we reach our under served populations?


Zaid Haynes, A.P., NADA trainer, Disability Specialist – Legal Services of North FL
Cissy Majebe, OMD, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM) Haywood Ministries Acupuncture, Program for the Underserved/Homeless at Daoist Tradition
Misha Ruth Cohen, OMD, LAc, Dipl CH, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM), The HIV Care Wellness Program of Quan Yin Healing Arts Center,
Rhonda Sapp, DOM, LicAc, Director of Acupuncture and Holistic Services at Penn North Treatment Center

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Global Outreach Panel

2:00 PM EDT – 3:00 PM EDT

(1 PDA point AOM-OM)

Just as our Local Outreach Panel reached out to their local communities, these 3 speakers chose to reach out Globally. We learn how they decided to reach out to the international communities they served.


Richard Mandell, LicAc Global Acupuncture Project
Jose Santini, Proyecto Salud y Acupuntura para el Pueblo
Laurie Melrood, Guatemalan Acupuncture and Medical Aid Project

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Cultural Celebration Panel

3:30 PM EDT – 4:30 PM EDT

(1 PDA point AOM-OM)

Celebrate cultural diversity with this panel! Our patients’ cultures when combined with the practitioners’ cultural identities create fully enriched treatment experiences.


Catherine J. Lumenello, LicAc
Eutimia Cruz Montoya, LicAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)
Safiya McCarter, ND, L.Ac.

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