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The conference will open with two days of lectures. Students can choose to attend either the small animal lectures or the equine lecture. If a student desires to attend both tracks of lectures, they may attend one in person and receive access to the other track online.

Workshops will run throughout the second two days of the conference (November 3-4, 2018). Those who sign up for 1-2 workshop will have preference to attend their workshop(s) on the 3rd, however it cannot be guaranteed. Those who choose to register for all 5 workshops will attend all but the How to Boost Financial Qi in Private Practice workshop on-site and will have access to the that workshop online.


Lectures:
November 1-2, 2018

Workshops:
November 3-4, 2018


Daily Schedule:

Thursday, November 1, 2018
TCVM for Neurological Disorder, Lameness
and Pain Management in Dogs and Cats

Time
Topics
Speaker
8:00 - 8:25
Registration
 
8:30 - 9:30
Integrative medicine for the treatment of spinal cord injury in dogs
Lindsay Hochman
9:35 - 10:20
TCVM for cervical pain in dogs and cats
Connie L. Clemons-Chevis
10:50 - 11:20
Working through neurological diagnostic puzzles: three case studies
Michelle L. Tilghman
11:25 - 12:05
Paresis and paralysis in 9 dogs originating from ehrlichia canis infection successfully treated by electroacupuncture
A combination of electroacupuncture and aquaacupuncture treatments accelerate the recovery of dogs suffering from traumatic brain injury originating from being bitten by another dog
Weerapongse Tangjitjaroen
12:10 - 12:30
A 3 year course of neospora caninum in a 3 year 4 month old whippet - a diagnostic and management challenge
agalactia: a case presentation in a 3 year old bouvier des flandres
Deborah Hadlock
1:30 - 2:00
Degenerative myelopathy
Shen Xie
2:05 - 2:15
TCVM for the treatment of unknown-origin head tilt in a rabbit
Jenny Liu
2:20 - 2:30
IVDD and Liver Yin deficiency for a dog
Quan Ying
2:35 - 2:45
The Use of tcvm in the treatment of a greyhound with osteosarcoma
Michael D. Bartholomew
2:50 - 3:00
The allopathic use of the Chinese herbal medicine Golden Yellow Powder in the healing of a partially open traumatic degloving wound in an Australian shepherd
3:05 - 3:15
Treatment of a canine case of heart base tumor using Chinese herbal formulas
Mitsie Vargas
3:45 - 3:55
Acupuncture treatment for spinal fracture in a rabbit
Sara Bledsoe
4:00 - 4:30
Effect of electro-acupuncture on the experimental intervertebral disc extrusion in 11 dogs
Wang Xue-qiao
4:35 - 4:45
Acupuncture and herbal medicine on a leonberger dog   with clinical signs of leonberger polyneuropathy (lpn)
Anna Portnoy
4:50 - 5:00
The 3 year old goat that could not get up
5:05 - 5:15
Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine on a domestic short haired feline with feline calicivirus (FCY)
5:20 - 5:30
Successful TCVM treatment of severe cognitive dysfunction in a dog unresponsive to multiple conventional therapies
Margaret Fowler
Friday, November 2, 2018
TCVM for Endocrine disorders and others in Small Animals
8:30 - 9:45
Case studies on TCVM for endocrine disorders in dogs and cats  
Shen Xie
9:45 - 10:15
The use of microsystems craneopuncture and caudopuncture as integrated tool with TCVM Diagnosis for neurological problems on small animals
Lorena A. Lloret-Nadal
10:45 - 11:40
Using three levels of Qi applied to food therapy for the treatment of endocrine disease
Connie di Natale
11:45 - 12:15
Qi-circulating principles for renal failure
Li Qin
12:20 - 12:30
PRP acupuncture and laser in a case of severe erosive ulcerative dermatitis in a cat
Radica Raj
1:30 - 2:00
TCVM food therapy for cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
Shu Dai
2:05 - 2:35
TCVM food therapy for dogs with chronic valvular heart disease (CVHD)
2:40 - 3:10
TCVM food therapy according to the four seasons for dogs cats with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
3:40 - 4:10
Use of gold implants in acupuncture points for long-term treatment of osteoarthritis
Mitsie Vargas
4:15 - 4:45
Treatment of cruciate ligament injuries in large breed dogs using tcvm approach
4:50 - 5:00
Curative efficacy of extracts from dichroa febrifuga lour. on coccidiosis induced by e.tenella in chickens
Wang Ling
5:05 - 5:35
How to use the TCVM for colitis: clinical tips and evidence-based studies    
Margaret Fowler
Thursday, November 1, 2018
TCVM for Neurological Disorder, Lameness
and Pain Management in Horses
Time
Topics
Speaker
8:00 - 8:25
Registration
 
8:30 - 9:30
How to use acupuncture for the cervical stiffness and pain: clinical tips and evidence-based study
Carla Pasteur
 
9:35 - 11:20
Tips for the treatment of lameness in horses
11:25 - 11:55
How to use the TCVM for the treatment of laminitis
Carole Holland
12:00 - 12:30
Diagnostic acupoint for the hind fetlock pain - clinical evidence
Carlos Zamora
1:30 - 2:20
Introduction to integrative approach to lameness in horses
Integrative approach to thoracic limb lameness
Dan L. Hawkins
 
2:30 - 3:20
Integrative approach to pelvic limb lameness
3:50 - 4:20
How to use Tui-na and acupuncutre for pain management in horses
Windy Ying
4:25 - 5:30
How to use acupuncture for non diagnostic lameness in horses
Shen Xie
Friday, November 2, 2018
TCVM for Neurological Disorder, Endocrine Disorders, Infertility and others in Horses
8:30 - 9:30
Neurological problems in horses: a difficult balancing act between frustration, hope and success
Linda Furter
9:35 - 10:05
TCVM for the treatment of EPM
Windy Ying
10:10 - 10:20
TCVM and rehabilitation for ulnar fracture and radial paralysis in horses
Jose Zilberschtein Juffe
10:50 - 11:00
TCVM and rehabilitation for hip fracture and paralysis in gopher tortoises
11:05 - 12:30
Cushing’s diseases in horses: case studies
Laryngeal hemiplegia
TCVM for facial paralysis in horses
TCVM for sweeny horse
TCVM for lyme diseases in horses
Shen Xie
1:30 - 2:00
An integrative approach to equine gastric ulcerative syndrome
Roselle Hartwigsen
2:05 - 2:35
How to use the TCVM for ocular diseases in horses
Carole Holland
2:40 - 3:30
How to use the rehab in equine practice
Carla Pasteur
4:05 - 5:00
How to use the medical manipulation in equine practice
5:00 - 5:30
Stallion infertility: case study
Mare infertility: case study
Shen Xie

Saturday and Sunday, November 3 & 4, 2018
Workshops

How to Boost Financial Qi in Private Practice
Instructor: Dr. Mitsie Vargas

Food Therapy Nutritional Balance
Instructor: Dr. Roger Clemmons 

Acupoint Scanning/Lameness Diagnosis in Horses
Demo: How to Scan a Horse and Make a TCVM Lameness Diagnosis; Lab: Real Clinical Cases
Instructors: Drs. John Langlois, Wendy Ying, Carlos Zamora

Prerequisites: Completion of the basic Veterinary Acupuncture Course (Sessions 1-2) from the Chi Institute or a veterinary acupuncture course from another accredited institution.

Integrative Therapies for Common Neurologic Problems in Dogs
Lecture: Localizing Lesions of Neurologic Diseases in Dogs; Western vs. Eastern Localizations; Integrative Therapies for Brain, Sprinal and Peripheral Disorders in Dogs
Demo: Real Clinical Cases
Instructor: Dr. Curtis Dewey

How to Create a Customized Herbal Recipe 
Instructor: Aituan Ma

Workshop availability:

Saturday, November 3 - 8:30am-12:30pm
Integrative Therapies for Common Neurologic Problems in Dogs
Food Therapy Nutritional Balance
Acupoint Scanning/Lameness Diagnosis in Horses

 Saturday, November 3 - 1:30pm-5:30pm
How to Boost Financial Qi in Private Practice
How to Create a Customized Herbal Recipe
Acupoint Scanning/Lameness Diagnosis in Horses 

Sunday, November 4 - 8:30am-12:30pm
Integrative Therapies for Common Neurologic Problems in Dogs
Food Therapy Nutritional Balance
Acupoint Scanning/Lameness Diagnosis in Horses

Sunday, November 4 - 1:30pm-5:30pm
How to Create a Customized Herbal Recipe
Acupoint Scanning/Lameness Diagnosis in Horses