Annual Convention, April 22nd-23rd, 2017

Please join us for our Annual Convention in Kansas City April 22nd & 23rd featuring Claudia Citkovitz. She will be speaking on treating stroke and pain in this not-to-be-missed 1.5-day event! Click here to register today. Click here to download a printable form.

Claudia is the Chair of the Obstetrics and Gynecology Department of the Doctoral Program at the American College of TCM. She has taught at Mercy as well as the Touro and TriState Colleges of Acupuncture. She has also worked in the Obstetrics & Gynecology rotation at the University of Chicago School of Medicine.  She lectures and teaches at schools and hospitals throughout the US and England, and is also a lecturer for both ProD and Medigogy – web-based educational sites

Please view the following link for a map of Rockhurst campus: The Pedro Arrupe building is #19 on this map. Room 114 is located on the first floor off the main hallway as you enter the building. Attendees are to park in lots A and C for the event on both days.


Convention Overview

Saturday April 22nd will be about Treating Acute, Chronic and Intractable Pain – “What’s in your Toolbox?  This course doesn’t advocate any one ‘magic’ technique for pain but rather advocates a systematic, step-by-step approach to thinking through what’s best for a given pain patient.  This includes overview of popular and effective approaches (Balance Method, gua sha, trigger point acupuncture, etc), with demonstration and discussion of techniques that have proven most useful over 12 years of practice on a busy hospital unit.  Practitioners are guided in systematically evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of approaches they currently use, to focus future continuing education choices.”

Sunday April 23rd is Acupuncture after Stroke – “‘Brain Attack’, or cerebrovascular accident, is the #1 cause of long-term disability in the United States, and with an aging population, incidence is only growing.  Stroke is also the leading reason why patients in China seek acupuncture — more than pain, fertility or any other indication.  Chinese medicine can be a tremendously useful adjunct therapy at all stages of stroke recovery, from acute hospital care through rehabilitation, management of chronic symptoms, and prevention of recurrence.  Many approaches have been developed across centuries of clinical practice and modern research.  These are presented in a brief overview, with emphasis on a manageable ‘toolbox’ of diagnostic and treatment approaches that have proven most useful over 12 years on an inpatient rehabilitation unit, and that can be applied with confidence during outpatient care.”  3 hours of lecture plus an offsite lunch Q + A at Minsky’s pizza, (Sunday lunch not included in price of convention)

Additional Activities

Directly following Claudia’s lecture on Saturday will be the Association’s Annual Meeting.  Make plans to attend to learn more about the benefits of membership within the association, upcoming events, network with other practitioners, and more!

On Saturday evening, a dinner will be coordinated for those attendees that would like to attend.  Watch for additional information coming soon.

Hotels & Lodging in Kansas City

We’ve rounded up hotels near Rockhurst campus for your convenience:

America’s Best Value Inn
3240 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO 64111
Holiday Inn Country Club Plaza
1 East 45th Street
Kansas City, MO 6411
Residence Inn Kansas City Country Club Plaza
4601 Broadway Street
Kansas City, MO 64112