November 17, 2013
(New information is in bold)
MAS held another successful large seminar, Fertility and Gynecology in Chinese Medicine presented by Randine Lewis, Nov 2-3, 2013 at the Sheraton in Columbia with approximately 140 attendees.
MAS also offered a fall member appreciation seminar: A Day with Jack M. Daniel (included 4CEU ethics). October 6, 2013 9 AM to 5:30 PM, at the Sheraton in Columbia MD.
MAS held a summer seminar, June 29, 2013: Soul Awakening - Tuina for the Sole - Chinese Reflexology, in Elkridge Maryland presented by Joanna Flores. It was attended by approximately 40 attendees. Joanna was a dynamic, energetic speaker, and conducted a hands on class leading the attendees through a practical foot-based tuina session providing both diagnostic information for the acupuncturist and benefits to a patient.
MAS started a 3 weekend "Diet" series with Rylen Lee Feeney which began July 13/14, 2013 in Elkridge MD.
The older MAS store was closed on closed in May 2013. All CDs can now be purchased on the new website, click here. The member directory was moved from the old website to the new website on June 23, 2013 with the ability of members to edit their own profiles and have them appear live right away.
MAS held a seminar with Dr. Richard Tan on March 9-10, 2013. 212 People registered for the seminar! The subject covered was Clinical Wonders with Acupuncture 1,2,3 and Introduction to Global Balance. Click here to download the Brochure for the Seminar.
The MAS held its annual meeting on March 10, 2013. At the meeting, Colette McKie was elected to a 2nd term as Vice President of External Affairs, and Della Aubrey Miller was elected to a 2nd term as Member at Large. Tricia Kramer retired as Secretary after serving 3 terms. A new Treasurer, Ed Sweeney, was nominated and elected to the post of Treasurer. Candace Parsley was announced as the new Student Liaison.
Mas held another successful seminar - 156 attendees were registered for Kiiko Matsumoto's Ren Mai and Du Mai Treatments for Different Disorders Including Auto-Immune Conditions, November 3-4, 2012. For this seminar we were back at the Sheraton in Columbia, MD! Find details about the seminar on the continuing education page, click Kiiko Matsumoto's name for more details! Or click here to download the brochure for the seminar. (This seminar was not recorded).
Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Day was October 24th! It is estimated that as many as 43% of Americans have used or are currently using some form of complementary or alternative therapy such as acupuncture or Oriental Medicine. This day is part of an effort to increase public awareness of the progress, promise, and benefits of acupuncture and Oriental medicine. Click here for a schedule of events that occurred!
There is a new Option for distance CEU using the CD on Manifestations of Shen. Like our other distance learning options, for $50 you can use our CD recording of that seminar by Jeffrey Yuen to get 14 CEUs by taking an exam and filling out a study guide after listening to the CD set. Ideal for getting in those last minute CEU. Order in our internet store! (May 24, 2012)
The MAS held its annual meeting on March 25, 2012. At the meeting, Tracy Soltesz was elected to a second term as president, Margie Siauw was elected to a 3rd term as Vice President of Internal Affairs, Belynda White was elected to a 2nd term as Vice President of Public Affairs. John Howard retired as Secretary after serving 3 terms. A new secretary, Camille Klinker, was nominated and elected to the post of Secretary.
A new members only area is available on the website since February 12, 2012.
MAS sponsored an event! June - October 2012: "Contemporary Chinese Pulse Diagnosis Series" with Ross Rosen (Classes werel be held over the course of three weekends: June 2-3rd, September 22-23rd and October 20-21st - 2012) Click Here for more information.
Almost 200 people attended the seminar: Treating the Endocrine System with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine held March 24-25, 2012 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, Columbia, MD. Click here to download a brochure or find details about the seminar on the continuing education page, click Jeffrey Yuen's name for more details! The recording of the seminar is now available in the MAS store!
MAS held a seminar featuring John and Angela Hicks - Integrating 5 Elements & TCM Seminar on November 12-13, 2011, with an optional third day on November 14. Click here to download the brochure. The seminar was held at the Doubletree in Columbia MD. Click here for additional details.
MAS held an Ethics Seminar featuring Jack Daniel at the Double Tree Hotel in Columbia on Sunday, Oct. 30th, 2011. Over 100 acupuncturists registered for the class. The class will satisfy the 4 CEU requirement for license renewal in Maryland. Following the seminar, MAS held a member benefit private screening of 9000 Needles.The film is an inspirational documentary about Devin Dearth, who suffered a debilitating stroke. The documentary follows Devin's "unconventional journey" to China to participate in a comprehensive stroke rehabilitation program that includes acupuncture.
The MAS renewal and new member campaigns are complete! 81 members did not renew which is only 19.7% of members. Last year 21 % did not renew so this was a very good year for the campaign! Also MAS gained 31 new members during the campaign! MAS members were mailed a renewal form in the last week of October and mailings were sent to lapsed members and new acupuncturists. Members who did not renew were dropped from membership at the end of January 2012.
MAS appointed a Student Liaison! At the board meeting held October 21, 2011, Stan Fox, a student at Tai Sophia Institute, was interviewed and appointed. Stan promotedMAS activity among students. The Liaison post had been vacant previously.