Wow. Over the past weekend members of my staff and I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Rockville, Maryland to put on the first-ever Acupuncture Technology Symposium. We had a wonderful experience and a great time interacting with each other as colleagues and friends.
I want to share some highlights with you from the weekend.
This symposium has been in the works for months, and to see the weekend turn out so well fills me with gratitude.
Five members of the Miridia Technology staff hauled 15 pieces of luggage from Boise to Baltimore. We brought top-notch video equipment to record the entire symposium (for our Enterprise AcuGraph subscribers), as well as product to demonstrate, and of course, our personal luggage.
Pictured (from left to right): Tausha Larsen (Dr. Larsen’s wife), Dr. Adrian Larsen, Sharene Morley (Marketing Director), Kimberly Thompson (Acupuncture Research Anaylst), and Cameron Larsen (General Manager).
Besides just getting TO Rockville, we spent a whole day setting up. We did lots of grocery shopping to provide healthy, delicious snacks for the attendees. Cameron and I spent the day setting up the recording equipment for the Symposium. When we finish producing the recordings, they will be available to our AcuGraph Enterprise subscribers. Cameron is the General Manager of Miridia Technology, and also my younger brother. I’m so glad to have him as part of the Miridia team.
Our goal for the Symposium was to help our customers fill their practices, communicate healing and treat at a new level.
I feel we accomplished this goal.
Kimberly Thompson, L.Ac., Deb Davies, L.Ac., Jake Fratkin, OMD, L.Ac., and I taught all facets of acupuncture technology from the latest research to in-depth meridian balancing, specific non-needle acupuncture techniques, auriculotherapy, pregnancy-specific acupuncture and AcuGraph software training.
Pictured from left to right: Dr. Jake Fratkin, Deb Davies, Kimberly Thompson, Dr. Adrian Larsen and Dr. Dennis Baker (Dr. Baker was my first acupuncture instructor, who helped design the original version of AcuGraph).
The topics we addressed will propel our attendees toward successful practices, more effective and faster healing, and most importantly, more treatment skills and options.
Perhaps my favorite part of the whole Symposium was the chance everyone had to make connections and form relationships with other attendees and the instructors. In such a niche industry, having connections and friends, in my opinion, is vitally important.
Pictured here is a symposium attendee with Kimberly Thompson and her new book about Vibrational Therapy, which she covered during her presentations. Watch for more coming soon on our new vibrational therapy product and acupuncture-specific training!
All attendees at the Acupuncture Technology Symposium received 20 CE Credits from NCCAOM, Florida (CE Broker) and California. With 3 full days of training, this weekend was filled with valuable information that practitioners can easily incorporate into their practices.
To those who attended the Acupuncture Technology Symposium last weekend, thank you! It was a resounding success, and I’m very grateful to you all.
For those who did not attend this year, frankly, you missed out. We are looking at the possibility of hosting another symposium in 2018 and would encourage you to consider attending as our plans become more finalized.
Thank you. Thank you for being our customers and for supporting technology in the acupuncture industry.
With the patients each of us touch through our profession, together we make a difference in many thousands of lives.
Dr. Adrian Larsen
P.S. Take a look at that delicious table of gourmet food from one of our breaks! My staff went above and beyond! I couldn’t be more proud of the work everyone did to pull off this symposium. Check out some more pictures below: