International acupuncture conference in Toronto

January 09, 2012
Jan. 4., Hamilton, Ont. – The Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association (CCAA) would like to remind RMTs of its first international, interdisciplinary meeting to be held from May 3-6, 2012 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.

This event is organized by the Canadian Contemporary Acupuncture Association (CCAA), a unique professional, interdisciplinary association that is devoted to the dissemination of the very successful contemporary neurofunctional model for acupuncture as taught at the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program.

The meeting, titled “Contemporary Acupuncture Integration into Today’s Health Care”, will bring together the world’s experts in the research and developing practices that have been seminal in establishing an effective and safe neurofunctional acupuncture model.

The objectives of the conference are to apply the most effective strategies for integrating contemporary acupuncture into clinical practice based on up-to-date research and personal clinical experience.

Participation of prominent educators and proponents of the neurofunctional acupuncture model has already been secured with names such as Dr. Thomas Lundeberg from Sweden, Dr. Mike Cummings from England, and Dr. Claudio Couto from Brazil. Canadian experts will include Dr. Elorriaga, Dr. Ohson, Dr. Fargas-Babjak, a list of chiropractors including Dr. Mike Prebeg and Dr. David Salanki, and RMT, Chris O'Connor.

Some of these presenters’ bios are as follows: 

Thomas Lundeberg, MD, PhD – Dr. Lundeberg is a researcher at the Department of Physiology II, Karolinska Institute Stockholm, Sweden;

Cláudio Couto, MD, Msc - Dr. Couto is the Percutaneous Peripheral Neuromodulation in Rehabilitation Coordinator of the Pain Clinic in Porto Alegre RS, Brazil , Director of the Research Group in Neurofunctional Acupuncture of Porto Alegre (GEANF) and a member of the Research Group in Pain and Neuromodulation, HCPA/UFRGS;

Alejandro Elorriaga Claraco, MD – Dr. Elorriaga is a Sports Medicine Specialist from Spain who is currently Program Director and Senior Lecturer at the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program, as well as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Anesthesia at McMaster University;

David G. Salanki, DC – Dr. Salanki is a chiropractor and Chief Instructor and Senior Lecturer for the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University.

The target audience for the event includes, but is not limited to, RMTs, MDs, DCs, DOs, NDs, licensed acupuncturists, PTs, athletic therapists, RNs and OTs.

This exciting event will see the culmination of almost a decade and a half of work by the McMaster Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program devoted to the expansion and integration of a 100 per cent neurofunctional acupuncture model.

For more information on this conference, including registration details and a comprehensive brochure containing the schedule of presentations and presenter bios, please visit  or contact Angela Silla at 905-525-9140 ext. 26327.


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