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WEAMA Spring 2019 Membership Meeting

  • May 05, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Aegis Gardens, 13056 SE 76th St, Newcastle, WA 98056


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Standard Rate
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WEAMA Spring 2019

Sunday May 5th
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Aegis Gardens | Newcastle, WA

The Washington East Asian Medicine Association (WEAMA) is the acupuncture profession's primary voice in representing and promoting acupuncture and East Asian medicine in Washington state.

Why Attend?  Meet the WEAMA leadership who are providing information and resources for the nearly 1,500 licensed acupuncture practitioners in Washington state. We invite you to participate to learn what's trending in acupuncture locally and nationally and discover opportunities to engage with the association. Joining a committee is the fastest way to realize return on investment for membership dues!  Expanding your network of contacts within the practice is the number one strategy for advancing your career.  And, this is the place to reconnect with friends and colleagues!   

Registration Includes:

5 CEUs, Lunch Buffet, Vendor Tables! 

**Registration is currently closed but you may register onsite**


8:30 - 9:00am: Registration

9:00 - 9:15am: Welcome & Introductions

9:15 - 9:45am: Local and National Update
Catherine Dayhoff, DAOM, Dipl. Ac, LAc
Charis Wolf, LAc. MSTCM, Dipl. Ac

Charis and Catherine will provide updates on L&I, of the ASA, Medicare, Meridians Journal, and the national conference coming up.

About Catherine:
Catherine Dayhoff, DAOM, Dipl.Ac, LAc received her Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine degree at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in Portland, OR and received her master degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine from Bastyr University in Seattle Washington. Catherine is licensed to practice in WA and CO.

About Charis:
Charis Wolf, MSTCM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., is a Nationally licensed acupuncturist practicing in WA state, a clinical herbalist with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been in practice for over 11 years and previously had 4 years of Chemistry including laboratory experience doing biomedical research.

9:45 - 10:30am: Legislative Update
WEAMA Lobbyist, Leslie Emerick, MPA

Leslie Emerick will provide an overview of the 2019 legislative session and WEAMA’s bill, SHB 1865 Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine. She will also be covering policy updates on L & I, the Health Care Authority, Office of the Insurance Commissioner, the East Asian Medicine Advisory Committee and more!

About Leslie
Leslie Emerick, MPA, has over 23 years of legislative and public policy experience with state government. She was an elected Douglas County Commissioner in eastern WA from 1997-2000. Leslie was a legislative liaison for the WA State Department of Agriculture and the Assistant Director of Constituent and Legislative Relations for the WA State Department of Health. She has a Master of Public Administration degree from The Evergreen State College, a BA in Speech Communication and a second BA in Secondary Education and a minor in Political Science from Western WA University. Leslie started her own contract lobbying business in 2006 and has currently has five health care related clients.


10:30 - 11:30am: How I Got a Job in the Healthcare System
Liz Artola, L.Ac, EAMP, LICSW with Seattle Children's
Carly Samish, LAc with Hospice Care

Carly and Liz will present about working in hospital settings as well as the challenges and rewards of making a living as an acupuncturist.

About Liz:
Elizabeth Artola is an acupuncturist practicing in Seattle, WA. Dr. Artola evaluates and treats patients based on the concepts of oriental medicine. Liz is a graduate of Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and the University of Washington.

About Carly:
Carly Samish is an acupuncturist with a clinical practice in Olympia serving people of all ages. She works with hospice organizations to provide acupuncture and advocacy for patients at end of life. She also teaches and writes about bodywork, Chinese medicine, and business practices.

11:45am - 12:00pm: Statement from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Representatives from the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife will review the list of endangered species we are protecting and they will explain their role in protecting these animals as well as how we can best work together.

12:00 - 1:00pm: Lunch
1:00 - 2:00pm: "Marketing & Branding Your Business"

Tyler Martin, L.Ac. EAMP

In this lecture you will learn why it is important to have a practice philosophy, how to identify your “core values” to create a brand, and specific examples of their application in the clinic.

Additionally you will receive “Pearls from the Modern Clinic”- practice management tools including: How to create a treatment plan, build your referral network, pricing structure, financial policies, and tips on insurance vs. cash in your practice.

About Tyler
Tyler has been in private practice for over 13 years and is the owner of Fit Acupuncture in the Ballard area of Seattle. Prior to his training in acupuncture, Tyler worked as an international model based out of Paris, Milan, and New York. HIs work in advertising has given him a unique understanding of branding and promotion that he has used to build a robust private practice.

2:00 - 2:15pm: Treasurer's Report

2:15- 2:45pm: Billing/Insurance Update
John Frostad, EAMP

Billing 101
Charis Wolf, LAc. MSTCM, Dipl. Ac


  • Fee Schedule/CPT Codes
  • Common Diagnosis Codes
  • How to Sign up with Insurance
  • Intake Forms

About John:
John Frostad began his interests in natural health care while finishing his business degree. He received his academic and clinical training at Bastyr University in Seattle, WA. He began his private practice in 1997 in the Milton / Edgewood area. In 2002, he founded Edgewood Natural Health LLC, a mutli-disciplinary natural health clinic.

About Charis:
Charis Wolf, MSTCM, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac., is a Nationally licensed acupuncturist practicing in WA state, a clinical herbalist with a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She has been in practice for over 11 years and previously had 4 years of Chemistry including laboratory experience doing biomedical research.


2:45 - 4:00pm: Elections and Voting
  • WEAMA 2019 Slate of Nominees
  • Bylaws Update
  • Association Name Change

*topics subject to change



Early Bird Rate
(until 4/10)

Standard Rate 
(until 5/2)
 EAMP Member $50 $69
 Non-Member* $100 $119
 Students $30 $30

*Includes a $30 credit to a WEAMA Membership!

Cancellation Policy: Fees will be refunded only if written cancellation is received by WEAMA by April 22, 2019. No refunds will be issued afterwards, but substitutions are welcome. In the event of a written cancellation, WEAMA will retain 25% of the initial fee to cover administrative overhead. Please send any cancellation requests to info@weama.info.

Continuing Education: WEAMA is approved by NCCAOM to offer 5 continuing education credits for this meeting.