The CCA has applied for CEU credits from the NCCAOM, and the following State licensing boards:
Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Missouri , Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and Sarnia, Ontario, Canada
Midwest Annual Acupuncture Symposium Sponsored by CCA
Saturday, September 22nd (8am to 6pm) through Sunday, September 23rd (8am to 12pm)
DoubleTree O’Hare – Rosemont
5460 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
Hotel Phone Number: 847-292-9100
CCA Symposium Group Rate: $129
Registration fees for the 2018 annual symposium in Chicago are as follows:
Symposium Overview of Events
In a Major Change this year, the CCA Annual Meeting Dinner will be changed from Friday night to Saturday night to better accommodate the schedules of our Doctors. Dinner for the doctors is included for the registration fee. Guests may attend the event for an additional $50 for the dinner.
$50 Fee for additional guest:
This year's program will feature the following:
Saturday, Sept. 22nd
Understanding the Sinew Channels for Musculoskeletal Conditions
Sunday, Sept. 23rd
Updates to Clean Needle Technique
Ethics and Updates on Clinical Research
Teaching Qi Gong
About Our Presenters
Ann Cecil-Sterman, MS, LAc
We are pleased to welcome back Ann Cecil Steadman as our featured lecturer this year. Ann Cecil-Sterman is the author of the widely acclaimed book, Advanced Acupuncture: A Clinic Manual, a required text in many acupuncture schools in the United States. The book is considered a landmark text, known for being the first and only text with complete protocols for the practice of the Complement Channels: the Sinew, Luo, Divergent and Eight Extraordinary Channels, derived from her deep study and clinical practice. Since the book’s publication, Ann has travelled often to Spain, Australia, Belgium, Italy, England, Canada, Mexico and all over the United States teaching the application and methodology of the Complement Channels, pulse diagnosis, and the use of food as medicine. For many years she taught Advanced Clinical Observation and was a senior clinic supervisor at her alma mater: the school of acupuncture that was founded by Dr Jeffrey Yuen in 1997 in Manhattan. A long-time student of Dr Yuen, Ann extensively studied acupuncture, diet, Chinese medical history, herbs, qigong, essential oils, stones and philosophy with him across North America. Currently, her patients—children and adults—come from all over the world, working through illnesses or on personal cultivation. She lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. www.classicalacupuncture.com.
Kristine Tohtz, DC, DABCA, LAc, CAACP, Cert MDT
Dr. Kristine Tohtz is clinic director of Serenity Health & Wellness. She is a faculty instructor at the National University of Health Sciences. She lectures extensively on the topics of acupuncture, pediatrics, pregnancy and women’s health issues and is sought after for her expertise in these areas. She currently serves as President of the Council of Chiropractic Acupuncture.
Gary Estadt, DC, DABCA, DACRB
Dr. Gary Estadt is clinic director of Estadt Chiropractic Center. He is a staff physician at Lake Health Hospital. He lectures extensively on acupuncture and dry needling, ethics, documentation and recordkeeping, and nutrition. He has served as President of the American Board of Chiropractic Acupuncture, and current serves as VP of the Council of Chiropractic Acupuncture.
Julie Smith, DN, DC
As a doctor of naprapathy and chiropractic, Julie Smith DN,DC enjoys helping people maintain health and prevent diseases naturally. She has been practicing since 1984. Dr. Julie Smith received a bachelor’s degree in physical education with an emphasis in dance from Illinois State University. Upon earning her doctorate from the Chicago National College of Naprapathy, she became a doctor of chiropractic and board-certified naturopath. She is also certified to perform acupuncture. With her background in dance and physical education, Dr. Julie enjoys working with rehabilitation of injuries, as well as with musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. As a complementary medicine provider, she treats a variety of internal disorders, including chronic fatigue, candidiasis, anxiety, and female hormone status. She also enjoys playing music, teaching dance, exercise classes and renovating houses. Professional Associations: American Chiropractic Association and Christian Chiropractic Association