Registration Rates:

ASA Members*:
$349 by March 31, 2023
$399 by May 14, 2023

Non-ASA Members:
$449 by March 31, 2023
$499 by May 14, 2023

$349 by March 31, 2023
$399 by May 14, 2023

Advocacy Day Federal Fly-in: Free for conference attendees. ***ALL participants MUST register for the Federal Fly In by 04/04/2023***

*Note that when you are a member of state associations that are members of the ASA, such as NMSAAM, you are automatically a member of the ASA.

Saturday and Sunday Conference Schedule:

Saturday, May 13, 2023

7:30AM – 8:30AM  Qigong: The Daily Three
Joe Pandolfo, MA, ADS

9:00AM – 9:30AM EDT    Welcome & Intro to ASA’s work
Olivia Hsu Friedman, DACM, LicAc

9:30AM – 10:30 AM   NIH NCCIH Database for Anatomical and Physiological Ontology of Acupoints Project
Wen Chen, Ph.D. and Emrin Horgusluoglu, Ph.D.

10:30 AM  – 11:00 AM – Exhibitor Break

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Everything you wanted to know about acupuncture in the Veterans Health Administration
Juli Olson, DC, DACM, FAIHM

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM The Prosperous Acupuncturist: How to attract New Patients and Referrals
Lorne Brown, B.Sc., CPA, Dr.TCM, FABORM, CHt, CLT, RTT
(sponsored by Jane App)


2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Neuromuscular Facial Conditions
Michelle Gellis, AP, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac.
(Sponsored by Lhasa OMS)

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Exhibitor Break

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Granules: Global Trends and Clinical Gems
Eric Brand, PhD (China), LicAc., Dipl OM (NCCAOM)
(Sponsored by Treasure of the East)

5:00 – 6:00 PM A Classical Perspective on Pathogens
Sharon Weizenbaum, Lic Ac., Dipl Ac., Dipl CH
(sponsored by Kamwo Herbs)

6:00 – 7:00 PM Exhibitor Hour

Sunday, May 14, 2023

7:30 – 8:30 AM  Taiji: Essential Centering
Joe Pandolfo, MA, ADS

8:00 – 9:00 AM Exhibitor Hour

9:00 – 10:30 AM Coming Together as One Medicine: Treating the Whole Person
Jane Grissmer, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac. with Linda Simons, M.Ac, L.Ac, R.N.

10:30 – 11:00 AM Exhibitor Break

11:00 – 12:00 Noon  Integrating Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Integrative Health Into an Academic Medical Environment
David W. Miller, MD, LAc

12:00 – 1:00 PM Wildlife in TCM: History and Ethical Considerations
Lixing Lao, Ph.D., L.Ac.

1:00 PM – 3:00 PM  NCCAOM Code of Ethics Revisions & Risk Management
Michael Taromina, Esq

3:00 – 3:30 PM Closing: Envisioning Our Future
Olivia Hsu Friedman, DACM, LicAc

3:30 – 4:00 PM Exhibitor Break

4:00 – 6:00 PM Acupuncture Advocacy In-Person Conference Training
Molly Ford, MPP, Jennifer Broadwell, AP, Dipl OM (NCCAOM), Nell Smircina, DAOM, LicAc, Dipl OM (NCCAOM)

Monday, May 15, 2023

9:00 AM- 3:00 PM (EST) Advocacy Day: ASA Federal Fly-In & Acupuncture for Our Public Servants

Here’s your opportunity to advocate for Medicare recognition through in-person meetings with your legislators’ office. It is FREE for those who register for the conference. The more people who spread the word about acupuncture, the greater our impact will be!

It’s simplest to return home on Tuesday and enjoy DC for attendees

However, if you plan to leave on Monday after the Fly-in, a late evening departure flight (calculating in time to get back to the hotel to get your luggage and also travel to the airport to arrive 2 hours before your flight).


  1. A)  Live in-person conference on May 13-14, 2023 in Washington DC. 16 California Acu Board CEs approved. NCCAOM PDAs pending approval.
  2. B) ASA Pre-Conference Webinar Series. All registered for the ASA 2023 Live In-Person Conference will receive free BONUS access to the ASA Pre-Conference Webinar Series. These webinars have been approved for 13 CAB CEs. Partial credit is not available for the webinar series. NCCAOM PDAs pending approval.
  3. C) May 15 Advocacy Day (ASA Federal Fly-In & Acupuncture for Our Public Servants). 4CEs approved. NCCAOM PDAs pending approval. 

Logistics & Registration:

Register here for the conference.

It is easiest to fly into DCA (Reagan Airport).

The Advocacy Day (ASA Federal Fly-In & Acupuncture for Our Public Servants) requires separate registration.  You will see on the page where you register for the conference –  towards the bottom – how to register for the Federal Fly-In.

***ALL participants MUST register for the Federal Fly In by 04/04/2023***

Please use this link to Register for your Discount Hotel Rooms at the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

ASA Federal Fly-In Additional Details

This is our opportunity to meet with state representatives’ offices to share the importance of acupuncture as both constituents and healthcare providers.

We will advocate for Medicare recognition through in-person meetings with our legislators’ offices. There is no additional cost to participate for registered conference attendees.

For those who are not able to attend the live conference, but wish to participate in-person for our ASA Federal Fly-In only, complete this form or contact

Acupuncture for Our Public Servants

Conference participants can also apply to provide acupuncture treatments at our Health Fair. Please note that Health Fair participants may not be able to participate in the ASA Federal Fly-In due to schedule conflicts. Stipulations apply. Participants will be chosen from the list of Health Fair applicants.
Apply here.

Note that the material here is a condensation of

It is a courtesy summary by NMSAAM president, Dr. Yvonne Wylie Walston, who has access to the ASA listserve, to keep you informed as conference details have been unfolding by our esteemed ASA planners. ASA council and BOD members are all volunteers, just as the leaders in NMSAAM are. Thus, more details may unfold or change as this progresses, but the basics are there now. Hang on and help keep our profession viable for all by coming to the first live ASA Conference since Covid began!