Contemporary Acupuncture Advances 2021


Start 9 April, 2021, 7 30 AM

End 3 45 PM


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Carol Stewart, CMP, Event Coordinator

Phone: 905-525-9140 x20052




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Dr. Rose Giammarco
Headache – When to Treat Conservatively and When To Refer
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Dr. Rick Soordhar
TMJ Disorders: The Great Imposter
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Ryan Tz-Wai Longenecker
Unifying TCM and Contemporary Acupuncture Perspectives in Neuromyfascial Components of Heachache
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Workshops: Implementing Contemporary Acupuncture Techniques for Management of Headache and Craniofacial Pain                  

Dr. Rick Soordhar   
Workshop A
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Ryan Tz-Wai Longenecker 
Workshop B
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Health Care Professionals who integrate acupuncture in a musculoskeletal medicine practice such as Licensed Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Naturopathic Doctors, Osteopaths, Physicians, Physiotherapists, Dentists, Podiatrists, and Registered Massage Therapists.


At the end of this learning activity the learners will be able to:

  • Recognize common headache patterns and their clinical presentation. 

  • Distinguish factors between benign headache suited for conservative treatment and characteristics of ominous headache patterns that should be referred to a specialist. 

  • Identify basic clinical anatomy/neurophysiology of the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). 

  • Apply Physical and Contemporary Medical Acupuncture inputs to successfully modulate pain stemming from headache and TMJ dysfunction. 

  • Recognize the role of myofascial trigger points and their relevance to head pain. 




$175.00 +HST

McMaster Faculty Member       
$175.00 +HST

Physicians & Other Health Professionals
$225.00 +HST

Resident / Students      
$100.00 +HST

Accreditation Statement

McMaster University, Continuing Professional Development Office (CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide CFPC Mainpro+ and RCPSC Maintenance of Certification (MOC) study credits for Continuing Medical Education.

This activity is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and approved by McMaster University, Continuing Professional Development Office (CPD)  for up to 5.75 MOC Section 1 credits.

The American Medical Association: Through an agreement between The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and The American Medical Association, Physicians may convert Royal College MOC credits to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert Royal College MOC credit to AMA credit can be found at:


*Each healthcare provider should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

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