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Veterinary Acupuncture Basic Course 2019

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NoVAS (Nordic Veterinary Acupuncture Society/Nordisk Veterinær Akupunktur Selskab) is happy to welcome you to participate in our upcoming course:

NoVAS / IVAS BASIC COURSE IN VETERINARY ACUPUNCTURE

In Sundvollen, Norway and Sappee, Finland

Session I: February 20 – 24, 2019, Sundvollen

Session II: April 24 – 28, 2019, Sappee

Session III: August 21 – 25, 2019, Sappee

Session IV: October 9 – 13, 2019, Sundvollen

Workshops: November 13 – 14, 2019, Sundvollen

Exams: November 16 – 17, 2019, Sundvollen

 

  • The most comprehensive veterinary acupuncture course outside China.
  • This course can be attended by licensed veterinarians and last year veterinary students.
  • The participants will be able to integrate acupuncture into their practice immediately.
  • Price: 8.100€ incl. books and course material, excl. travel and hotel expenses.

You can access detailed information about the course in this pdf:

Basic Course Information

The registration form can be found here:

Registration form 2019 Basic Course

 

For more information and registration you can also contact the course committee:

Kim Samuelsen (DK) DVM, CVA: mr.kim600@gmail.com,

Netta Tammisalo (FI) DVM, CVA, Specialist in Small Animal Diseases: netta.novas@gmail.com

Birgitte Langvad (DK) DVM, CVA, CVCHM and CCRT: birgittelangvad@nypost.dk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Time to pay your membership fee for 2018

Dear NoVAS members

It is time to pay the annual fee right now and the good thing is; it is lower than last year due to a low exchange rate to $!!!

So please pay as soon as possible (two weeks) this:

Finland: 105 € to  Nordea, FI35 1151 3000 2209 79
Norway: 1000 NOK to  DnBNOR, NO39 7177 0551 441
Denmark: 765 DKK to Spar Nord Bank, DK65 7470 4562 0779 82
Sweden: 1020 SEK to Swedbank Bg. nr 691-0871

Your “back again” NoVAS treasurer
Kim

Welcome to NoVAS’ Annual meeting 2018 in Sweden

Time and place:

Friday 16th March – Sunday 18th March 2018 in Göteborg/Gothenburg at Gothia Towers– see: www.gothiatowers.com

Lecturers and topics:

Topic for annual meeting this year will be FOOD, FEEDING and FOOD THERAPY. Linda Boggie will be main lecturer.

On the Friday, Anna Hielm-Björkman will present her research on raw food – see www.dogrisk.com

Lectures will be held in English.

For Dr Hielm-Björkman’s lectures; non-acupuncturist veterinary colleagues are also invited.

Accommodation:

See Gothia Towers’s homepage for information; the address: Gothia Towers, Mässans gata 24, Göteborg.

Make sure to book your own hotel-rooms directly with the hotel! Find the lowest price on the hotels web site; https://online.gothiatowers.com/reserve/s/home. We have been given a price for double room: SEK 1375,- NB: Your hotel-rooms and travel are not included in the course-fee.

How to get there:

The hotel is 20 minutes from Landvetter airport; buses to/from airport stop near hotel. For more information and details on how to reach the hotel from railwaystation or by car, please see hotel’s homepage!

Registration and course fee:

Register on e-mail Venla Kärki venlakarki@gmail.com with name, address, tel.no, e-mail, NoVAS member, Vet student.

Registration at the latest: February 23rd!!!

The course fee includes: lectures and lecture-notes, work shop/“food” lab, tea-coffee/break-snacks, lunch Saturday and Sunday, BIG dinner party Saturday !!!

Paying before February 23rd: NoVAS members: Euros 505 / NOK 4470 / DKK 3765 / SEK 4860

Non-members: Euros 515 / NOK 4570 / DKK 3865/ SEK 4960

Vet.students: Euros 410/ NOK 3600 / DKK 2800 / SEK 3900

Paying after February 23rd: NoVAS members: Euros 525 / NOK 4670 / DKK 3915/ SEK 5060

Non-members: Euros 545 / NOK 4770/ DKK 4115/ SEK 5260

!NB: Special price for non-acupuncturist colleagues only attending Dr Hielm-Björkman’s lectures on Friday:

 Euros 100 / NOK 980 / DKK 750 / SEK 985

Pay to Bank in your own country: (don’t forget to write your name!)

Finland: FI35 1151 3000 2209 79

Norway: DnBNOR 7177.05.51441

Denmark: Spar Nord 7470- 4562 077 982

Sweden: Swedbank Bg. nr. 691-0871 (new account)

AGENDA

 

Friday 16th March

1330-1400 Registration
Anna Hielm-Björkman, DVM, CVA, PhD, Docent

DogRisk research group leader, University of Helsinki, Finland

1400-1445 The Finnish food frequency questionnaire: Canine raw feeding seems to be healthy!

1445-1530 The wolf is a wolf and the dog is a dog, so what should the dog eat?

1530-1600 Break

1600-1645 Positive and negative evidence based raw feeding research, ours and others’

1645-1730 Practical application – how to advice clients in feeding raw food. From puppies to geriatric, from slow start to medical conditions.

1730-1800 Questions and answers

1900-1945 NoVAS’ General Annual meeting

Saturday 17th March

Linda Boggie, DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA

0900-1100 Stomach and Spleen – where it all begins

1100-1130 Break

1130-1300 Chinese Materia Medica of Food

1300-1400 Lunch

1400-1530 Cooking  – supporting SP/ ST

1530-1600 Break

1600-1730 Cooking – Slow cooking versus stove top

2000…. BIG dinner party 

Sunday 18th March

Linda Boggie

0900-1000 Feeding to Fundamental Substances – Building Blood

1000-1015 Short Break

1015-1100 Feeding to Fundamental Substances – Supporting Yin, warming Yang

1100-1230 Modifying a diet for a specific imbalance

1230-1330 Lunch

 

Welcome to NoVAS and Gothia Towers in Gothenburg

 

 

About the lecturers:

Linda Boggie DVM, CVA (IVAS), FAAVA

Linda Boggie1Dr. Linda Boggie graduated from Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987. She became certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1995 and incorporated acupuncture into her existing small animal practice. She completed the Chinese herbal course at the Chi Institute in 2004. In 2014 she became a Fellow of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncturists.

Since 1998 she has lectured for various acupuncture courses, advanced continuing education seminars, congresses and symposiums in the USA, Canada, Scandinavia, Europe, Australia, China and Taiwan and Brazil. She currently organizes courses in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the Netherlands.

An active member of the IVAS since 1995, she served as President from 2002-08 and remains involved as the Examination committee chair and member of the Board of Directors.

In 2003 she moved to The Netherlands and has an integrative practice in Deventer with her husband, a veterinarian specialized in dentistry and orthopedics in companion animals. She enjoys Chinese veterinary medical practice, lecturing on Chinese medicine, acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs in small animals. Any spare time is enjoyably spent with her husband, their Friesian horses, cat, two dogs and a Shetland pony.

Linda Boggie2

 

Anna Hielm-Björkman is a DVM, CVA (IVAS) PhD

AnnaAnna Hielm-Björkman is a DVM, CVA (IVAS) PhD and Docent and is working at the Dept. of Equine and Small Animal Medicine and at the University Animal Hospital at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki in Finland. She is the leader of the DogRisk research group that focus on translational Medicine and Ani-Man One Health. That means that her group study diseases that occur spontaneously in both dogs and humans. Her main interest here is nutrition related epidemiology, aetiology, and pathophysiology.

She also has researchers working on metabolomics, nutrigenomics, gut microbiota, nutrition profiles of the healthy and diseased animal and clinical outcome measures for pain and quality of life. She also validates and studies scent discrimination dogs that sniff diseases from biological samples; now cancer from urine samples. Dr Hielm-Björkman is also head of the pain- and rehabilitation clinic at the University.

In this seminar she will talk about results from the group’s big food frequency questionnaire (www.ruokintakysely.fi) as well as other research the group has done, and about practical raw feeding.

Anna Hielm-Björkman became certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 1992 and has used acupuncture in her practice ever since. She has organized courses in acupuncture as well as in canine rehabilitation. She lectures at courses and congresses in Europe and America. She was President of NoVAS board from 2004 – 2016.

 

 

NoVAS News Autumn 2017

Hello all, November 2017

November already…some of us took part in the “new” Nordic tradition, Halloween, recently with kids and grandkids – carving pumpkins and overeating on sweets?!

Even if you don’t’ “do” Halloween, you might want to include the main Halloween-ingredient in your dog’s diet after next year’s Annual meeting! Subject for the 2018-meeting is FOOD – and feeding. Linda Boggie will lecture on Chinese food therapy for dogs and cats; digestive issues – TCVM vs Western diagnosis; Anna Hielm-Björkman will present results from her research on Raw food-feeding for dogs and we will have a food-oriented work-shop including western herbs well suited for digestive issues. So – find your calendars and hold the dates 16 – 18 March, 2018 – we hope to see lots and lots of you at the 2018 Annual Meeting in Gothenburg!!!!

Details for the agenda will be ready and sent to you well in advance of Annual meeting.

Best wishes from

Astri and the whole NoVAS board

 

WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE OUR LAST NEWSLETTER

This year’s BIG happening has no doubt been the IVAS International Congress in Cairns, Australia, August 23rd – 26th 2017. Those of us lucky to go there had a fantastic time Down Under.

 20170825_145955 Many of us took time to see a bit more of this huge and fascinating continent once we’d travelled so far – spending a couple of days in Sydney admiring of course the famous Opera house drawn by Danish architect Jørn Utson, was one of several highlights on this trip  20170821_200513

In the first photo we see Netta Tammissalo thanking Birgitte Langvad for her excellent lectures “Acupuncture, herbal medicine and rehabilitation works perfectly well together in neuromuscular and musculoskeletal disease”.

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Next; Birgitte introduces Barbara Fougère – lecturing on moxibustion; “Where acupuncture meets herbs” .

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  And here we see a picture from the Tui-na work-shop with Michelle Schraeder.

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  And here we see a picture from the Tui-na work-shop with Michelle Schraeder. All in all we had 3 days with inspiring and interesting lectures covering various subject on dogs, cats and horses supplying us with new “tools” and ideas to include in our clinics. You will find all proceedings on IVAS homepage. And – of course – in addition we had social gatherings with wonderful colleagues from all over the world.

Main congress co-ordinator in IVAS, Debbie Prevratil, had also done a great job in organizing trips for us to Kuranda Village, Great Barrier Reef and to the Daintree rainforest; we hugged koalas, saw cangaroos, snorkelled/dived on the Reef, and were generally awed and impressed with the beauty and diversity of Australian East Coast.

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On our outings we were lucky enough to see plenty of wildlife – here represented by an impressive crocodile on the river bank and a cassowary (reputedly the most dangerous bird in the world…but this one kept his calm surrounded by us tourists ).

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 20170830_182706 Maybe the most famous landmark in Australia – Uluru – formerly known as Ayers Rock – go – see – experience is all I can say…

Thank you to IVAS and also AVAG – Australian veterinary acupuncture group – for making the 2017 congress a HUGE success both professionally and socially!

 

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BOARD MEETING – The NoVAS board met at Astri’s place in September for a board-meeting to sum up this year’s activities and to plan for next year – most important: PLANNING for our next Annual meeting! As you now know – we believe you will all be happy with the subjects and the lecturers.

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Three nice ladies on the bridge – Diana, Netta and Venla impersonating Edvard Munch’s painting “Pikene på broen”

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Kim Samuelsen arranged a course in Equine Respiratory Diseases in TCVM, at his place in Ejdrup, Denmark, in October 21st – 22nd 2017. The week end was a great success with a mix of lectures and practical demos with patients. Katja did a great job, was super organized. (And Kim comments that he now believes he understands how to interpret symptoms in order to come up with a proper TCM diagnosis on LU conditions).

Resp Course 2017

Photo from the left:
Lise Kousgaard, Lars Kristiansson, Katja Görts, Eva-Kristin Lunde, Kim, Anders Kragh, Stine Andreassen, Helle Johanssen

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Rikke Schultz and Cecilie Stadler, PT, are responsible a new series of courses with Patricia Kortekaas from Oregon. The course is open for veterinarians and human PTs and the first of 6 modules, Introduction to Animal Osteopathy®class took place in Roskilde in June. Contact the course arrangers if you want to know more about this!!!

Cecilie Stadler: cs@hestefysioterapeut.dk mobil +4540459198 or Rikke Schultz: rms@rikkeschultz.dk mobil +4524400015

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See the following congress link on interesting human acupuncture congresses, put in the adresses as your favourites and you can go in and see their programs:

In English: http://www.icmart.org/links/member-societies/member-societies.htm

See also: www.ivas.org

www.NoVAS.dk

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REMEMBER TO:

      • Register yourself for a congress or meeting in time
      • Send in info any change (name, email, address, telephone) for us to be able to have an updated memberlist – at all times! to Venla Kärki – our secretary
      • Send in questions, ideas or info on upcoming events to one of us on the board
      • Keep checking the NoVAS’ homepage for news (If you are here reading this, well done! 😉 )

 

NEXT NEWS LETTER will be out early 2018 with more information about the upcoming Annual meeting! We on the board wish you all a lovely and “hyggelig” November – and even if a bit early; have a wonderful Christmas with your loved ones! 

Evidence based raw feeding for dogs and cats – what do we KNOW now?

An invitation from the University of Helsinki:

An inaugural 2-day seminar at the University of Helsinki, Finland the 15-16th Sept. 2017

Food and diets are topics that for some reason makes heated discussions, so also when feeding pets! As there is nearly nothing published on this topic yet and as the dog owners are taking to the internet instead of asking veterinarians and animal nutritionists, we decided to fill this void: the DOGRISK research group at the Department of Equine and small Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Helsinki, welcomes you to join!

When? Friday and Saturday September 15-16, 2017. Please register now!

Where? Depending on how many register, we might have to change the room but for now: Friday: University of Helsinki main building (Helsinki city center campus): Sali 12, Fabianinkatu 33, Helsinki, 3rd floor. Saturday, same address but Pieni Juhlasali, 3rd floor. Coffees served, lunches and dinners are on you. For whom? Friday there will be more topics that interest the raw food industry but also vets and students. Saturday for everyone; Veterinary practitioners, students, dog owners but as we believe in multidisciplinary research, we hope other discipline academics will attend.

Language: English.

Registration: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/81306/lomake.html asap, (cheaper before September 1st, 2017). For registration please make one registration per person with e-mail address, telephone number and which day/days each of you will participate. Also, please inform if you are coming to dinner on Friday (everyone pays the dinner for themselves) and if you have some special dietary needs.

Cost: We will take a seminar fee as all revenues will go to sponsoring the nutrition research done by the DOGRISK research group at the University of Helsinki. In this way you simultaneously contribute to our funding…

The fee covers only lectures and coffees, but NO TRAVELING OR ACCOMODATION.

-Vets from other than the university, dog owners, industry, others: 150 euros/day/person

-University faculty/vets (-50%): 75 euros per/day/person

-University of Helsinki students (please show your student card at the registration): FREE!

-Dog food industry: 150 euros/day/person. Upon request; tables at lecture hall entrance, by coffee stands (Be quick, there are only very few! For prices, please contact us at hydogrisk@gmail.com )

Payment of seminar fee: To the DOGRISK account Nordea FI9610153500102368 before 1st of September, 2017. Receiver is Anna Hielm-Björkman / DOGRISK. After this date; 50 euros extra on top. Cancellation free till 1st of September, after that no refund.

For more info: Please contact Anna Hielm-Björkman, Docent, DVM, CVA, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Dep. of Clinical Veterinary Sciences, Surgery, P.O.Box 57, 00014, University of Helsinki (UoH), FINLAND ; Tel:-358-(0)44-3270462;

anna.hielm-bjorkman@helsinki.fi

Program:
Friday 15th Septemper 2017:

8.00-9.00 Registration outside Sali 12, Fabianinkatu 33, 3rd floor (University main building)

9.00-9.15 Why we need a seminar for raw food and feeding, program, welcome – Anna Hielm-Björkman, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Helsinki (UoH)

9.15-10.00 Which bowl of food does the dog select? Instinctive diet selection in the domestic dog – Mark Roberts, PhD student; AgResearch/ Massey University, New Zealand (NZ)

10.00-10.45 The effect of fibre inclusion in raw red meat diets on faecal parameters, including the microbiome” –Nina Butowski, PhD Student, AgResearch, Massey, NZ

10.45-11.15 Coffee and interaction

11.15-12.00 Effects of raw meat structure on feeding behaviour in domestic cats – Professor Dave Thomas, Massey University, NZ (Massey/Wageningen project)

12.00-12.45 The associations between foods and diets versus different neoplasias and cancers- data from the DOGRISK questionnaire – Anna Hielm-Björkman, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UoH

12.45-13.45 Lunch

13.45–14.30 The role of the PFMA (Pet Food Manufacturors Association) Raw Group in raising standards, promoting responsible raw feeding, educating stakeholders, and monitoring the commercial raw market” – Michael Bellingham, PFMA Chief executive, also heading the PFMA raw pet food group, London, Great Britain.

14.30–15.00 What has so far been reported on pathogenic bacteria in pet food and their transmission to humans – do we know if there is a real risk? – Professor Maria Fredriksson-Ahomaa, Dept. of Food Hygiene and Environmental Health, UoH

15.00-15.30 Coffee and interaction

15.30–16.15 Greetings from clients, vets and nutritionists to the raw food industry. – All researchers and nutrition consults

16.15–17.00 General discussion, Q&A, what now?

19.00 Dinner (at own cost) will be organized at 19.00 in the city so please indicate if you plan to eat with us (First come-first served principle: We take reservations to one restaurant, until there are no more places available) ————————————————————————————————————————————— Saturday 16th September:

8.00-9.00 Registration outside Pieni juhlasali, Fabianinkatu 33, 3rd floor (University main building)

9.00-9.15 Why we need a seminar for raw food and feeding, program, welcome – Anna Hielm-Björkman, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, UoH 9.15-10.00 Raw diet and immunity in dogs Johanna Anturaniemi, M.Sci (animal breeding, genetics), PhD student (animal nutrition), student of DVM, UoH

10.00-10.45 Hematology and clinical chemistry in dogs eating different kind of diets Noora Sjögren DVM, M.Sci (animal nutrition), PhD student (DVM) UoH 10.45-11.15 Coffee and interaction

11.15-12.00 Targeted Metabolomics analysis for determining metabolic changes after a high fat, low carb raw food diet compared to a low fat, high carb dry diet Robin Moore, M.Sci student, Dept. of Organic Chemistry, UoH

12.00-12.45 Ideas on how dog and cat food metabolism might really work…and what is a keto-genic diet in dogs? Anna Hielm-Björkman, UoH

12.45-13.45 Lunch 13.45-14.30 Five Conditions to Think Raw – Dr. Nick Thomson, BSc (Hons) Path Sci., BVM&S, VetMFHom, MRCVS. President Raw Feeding Veterinary Society – http://www.rfvs.info

14.30–15.00 What you or your clients need to know about switching to raw – safely – Malin Ekblom, Raw food author and consultant, Finland. 15.00-15.30 Coffee and interaction

15.30–16.15 Instinctive diet selection in the domestic dog – Mark Roberts (PhD student; AgResearch/ Massey University, NZ) OBS: Same lecture as Friday morning!

16.15–17.00 The effect of fibre inclusion in raw red meat diets on faecal parameters, including the microbiome” –Nina Butowski, PhD Student, AgResearch, Massey University, NZ OBS: Same lecture as Friday morning!

Newsletter May 2017

Hello all in NoVAS,

I trust you’ve all had a nice Easter holiday?! And then – we were all ready for a nice and warm spring – BUT – looking out today, this seems to take some time; snow covers daffodils, crocus, violets and all the (too?) early green bushes, trees and lawns…It is tempting – but I will, however, not make any jokes about the threat of global warming right now…

Next week we celebrate our national day in Norway, 17th May, and for that we would like to book a nice and sunny day 🙂

A new board was elected at the Annual Meeting in Denmark – see the board page.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the board!

THE FEE FOR 2017/2018 IN NATIONAL ACCOUNTS:

Finland: 113 EURO into NORDEA: FI35 1151 30002209 79

Sweden: 1070 SEK into Swedbank Bg. Nr 961-0871

Denmark: 835 DKK into Spar Nord Bank: 7470 4562 0779 82

Norway: 1025 NOK into DnB NOR: 7177.05.51441

FEE SHOULD BE PAID BEFORE 20th MAY – and

REMEMBER TO WRITE YOUR NAME (not only the clinic!!) SO WE CAN SEE WHO HAS PAID!!!!!!

NB: those of you that attended the Annual meeting, have already paid – as this was part of the fee for the meeting 🙂

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HAPPENINGS

  • This year’s BIG happening is no doubt IVAS International Congress in Cairns, Australia,

August 23rd – 26th 2017

Please see IVAS’ homepage for more information: www.ivas.org

  • Also – Kim Samuelsen is arranging a course in Equine Respiratory Diseases in TCVM, at his place in Ejdrup, Denmark,

October 21st – 22nd 2017

You should all have received information about this course on email.

  • Patricia Kortekaas, PT from Oregon, USA is finally back in Denmark with her course Introduction to Animal Osteopathy®class

The teaching is on dogs in English, please read the attached description of the two first modules. When you have learned, the techniques it will be possible to see them transferred to horses by Cecilie Stadler, PT and Rikke Schultz, DVM.

The course is open for veterinarians and human PT’s.

The course will be in 6 modules over three years 2017 to 2019 -2020. The dates for the two first modules are 15th to the 18th of June 2017 and possibly the 4th to the 7th of January 2018 (will be clear at the first modul).

Place: In the Roskilde area about 25 km south-west of Copenhagen.

Price: The price for the two first modules are 1000 EURO + VAT. It covers the teaching, material, breakfast the first day and lunch all 4 days as well as coffee/the, cake and snacks. Payment no later than two month before beginning of the module. An invoice will be send out. I case of cancellation later than 30 days prior to the first course day there will be no refund.

Maximum 20 people and there will be 4-5 teaching assistants.

Please contact us for registration or questions.

Cecilie Stadler: cs@hestefysioterapeut.dk mobil +4540459198

or

Rikke Schultz: rms@rikkeschultz.dk mobil +4524400015

WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE OUR LAST NEWSLETTER

ANNUAL MEETING 2017

Billund, Denmark 31st March – 2nd of April

NoVAS Annual meeting this year was arranged together with DMAS (Danish Medical Acupuncture Society). And thanks to Birgitte Langvad, who is member of both NoVAS and DMAS, we had the meeting at nice Refborg hotel in Billund; actually the same place we had our annual meeting in 2014, but this year even nicer as the hotel has been totally renovated! Attendees for the meeting was a new “record” for us; 30 NoVAS members present – in addition to the 19 members from DMAS – very nice indeed ��. There is every reason to believe that this was due to the lecturer we were fortunate to “get hold” of – Dr Daniel Keown.

He is the author of the book “The Spark in The Machine – How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine”. If you have not already read this book – it is highly recommended! Also – take a look at Dr Keown’s videos on the vimeo channel – www.vimeo.com/ssoma or on YouTube. Inspiring and interesting lectures, indeed!

Dr Keown demonstrating channel palpation…:

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…and importance of fascia & organs:

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Also, Lene Nielsen led us all through a great Qi gong session (here we are – busy Qi gonging!)

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And of course – we enjoyed good food and drink and great company with old and new colleagues!

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See the following congress link on interesting human acupuncture congresses, put in the adresses as your favourites and you can go in and see their programs:

In English: http://www.icmart.org/links/member-societies/member-societies.htm

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REMEMBER TO:

      • Register yourself for a congress or meeting in time
      • Send in info any change (name, email, address, telephone) for us to be able to have an updated memberlist – at all times! to Majken Möller –our treasurer
      • Send in questions, ideas or info on upcoming events to one of us on the board
      • Keep checking the NoVAS’ homepage for news

NEXT NEWS LETTER will be out after next board meeting (September 2017) – when we will have information about next year’s annual meeting.; if you have requests or wishes for special topics – feel free to contact the board!!!We on the board wish you all a warm and lovely Summer! 😀

NoVAS Annual Meeting 2017

Welcome

to NoVAS’ Annual meeting 2017 in Denmark

Time and place:

Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April 2017 in Billund (DK) –

Course start: Lunch from 13-14, Registration 14-14.30, Lectures start at 14 o’clock

at Refborg hotel – see: www.refborg.dk

This year we will have our meeting together with members of DMAS – Danish Medical Acupuncture Society – see: www.dmas.dk

Lecturer and topics:

Dr. Daniel Keown – author of the book “The Spark in the Machine” How the science of Acupuncture explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine.

Dr. Keown has some videos out on vimeo channel and thought you might like to have a look at these before the lectures – see: www.vimeo.com/ssoma

Lectures will be held in English

Accommodation:

See Refborg hotel’s homepage for information.

Make sure to book your own hotel-rooms directly with the hotel!

Bed/breakfast single room: 750 DKK

Double room: 850 DKK

Your hotel-rooms and travel are not included in the course-fee.

How to get there:

The hotel is 5 min drive from Billund airport (Taxi: DKK 200-300 – but you can actually just walk ;)). Please ask if you need help to organize your travels – but general information on how to find the hotel is given on the hotel’s homepage.

Registration and course fee:

Register on e-mail to Venla Kärki: venlakarki@gmail.com with name, address, tel.no, e-mail, NoVAS member, Vet student.

Registration at the latest: March 1st !!!

The course fee includes: lectures and lecture-notes, wet labs, NoVAS/IVAS 2017-18 membership fee, tea-coffee/break-snacks, lunch Friday, Saturday and Sunday, BIG dinner party!!!

Paying before 1st March: NoVAS members: Euros 600 / NOK 5400 / DKK 4460 / SEK 5800

Non-members: Euros 610 / NOK 5500 / DKK 4560/ SEK 5900

Vet.students: Euros 510/ NOK 4600 / DKK 3800 / SEK 4900

Paying after 1st March: NoVAS members: Euros 620 / NOK 5600 / DKK 4600/ SEK 6000

Non-members: Euros 640 / NOK 5700/ DKK 4700/ SEK 6200

Pay to Bank in your own country: (don’t forget to write your name!)

Finland: FI35 1151 3000 2209 79

Norway: DnBNOR 7177.05.51441

Denmark: Spar Nord 7470- 4562 077 982

Sweden: Swedbank Bg. nr. 691-0871 (new account)