Health Concerns: Combining Modern Research & Ancient Wisdom

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Health Concerns Symposium 2015: Tools for Your Practice

We're excited to announce our annual Health Concerns Symposium for 2015, an integrative and educational experience for practitioners, students, and partners in the holistic, herbal and alternative medicine community.  The conference is scheduled for Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13.  Speakers will present on subjects including acupuncture, herbal medicine, Oriental nutritional therapy, men's and women's health, pain, digestive health and more.  The Symposium is designed to foster learning, exploration and peer-to-peer networking.  Attendees will also receive continuing education credits from NCCAOM and the California Board of Acupuncture and Board of Registered Nursing (these credits are currently pending).  

This year's Symposium will be held at Hotel Shattuck Plaza in downtown Berkeley.  A special group rate has been negotiated for our attendees.  Check back here for more information coming soon. Space is limited and is offered on a first come, first served basis, so register early to reserve your spot!  Hotel Shattuck Plaza is located at 2086 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704.



DAY 1- Registration begins at 8:00 AM and presentations begin at 8:45 AM.  Speakers will conclude at 4:30 PM and a hosted reception will follow until 6:00 PM.  There will be morning and afternoon breaks and a period of one and a half hours for lunch.

8:00 - 8:45


8:45 - 9:00

Welcome and Introduction

9:00 - 10:30

Mark Frost - Digestive Disorders and the Shen: A New Approach to Treatment

10:30 - 10:45

Mid-Morning Break

10:45 - 12:15

Andrew Gaeddert - Herb and Drug Interactions: Addressing Patient and Physician Concerns

12:15 - 1:30


1:30 - 3:00

Roy Upton - Quality Standards and the American Herbal Pharmacopoeia: Ganoderma, Astragalus, and Schizandra

3:00 - 3:15

Afternoon Break

3:15 - 4:45

Panel Discussion: Practice Protocols for the Treating Pain

4:45 - 6:00

Sponsor & Networking Reception

 Registration begins at 8:00 AM and presentations begin at 8:45 AM.  Two presentations will be held in the morning (separated by a break), followed by a lunch period.  After lunch, a special Health Concerns roundtable will conclude the conference, held from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.

8:00 - 8:45


8:45 - 9:00

Welcome and Introduction

9:00 - 10:30

Esther Gokhale - Primal Posture™ - Keys for Practitioners and Patients

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 12:15

Dr. Kenneth Fine - Diagnostic Options in treating Gluten Intolerance

12:15 - 1:30


1:30 - 3:30

Health Concerns Roundtable: Protocols, Formulas and New Developments: Get Your Questions Answered


For more information about this event, sponsorship or booth information, visit us at, send an email to [email protected], or give us a call at (800) 233-9355.

Registration Fees

The following fees grant attendees access to all conference benefits and events (including continuing education credit) on both days of the event. To register on EventBrite,

  Registration Type


  Registration (ends 9/3)


  Late Registration (ends 9/11)       


  Student Rate (constant)


Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration deadline is September 3, 2015.  All cancellations must be in writing and sent to Health Concerns via mail or email.  An administrative fee of $35 will be assessed for ALL cancellations postmarked or emailed dated on or before August 1, 2015.  A 50% cancellation fee will apply to cancellations made before August 31, 2015.  No refunds will be granted after September 1, 2015 including no-shows.  Refunds will be processed within 3 weeks of your request and will either be credited back to your credit card or mailed by check.  These dates are subject to change.

No audio or video recording of any kind is permitted by cell phone or any other equipment.  Violators will be asked to leave, and no refunds will be issued.

Cancellation requests can be sent by email to [email protected] or mailed to: Health Concerns Symposium

Student Registration Terms and Conditions

To qualify for student admission, registrants must provide Health Concerns with the following:

  • A scanned image of the front and back of a current student ID issued by an alternative or western medicine educational institution
  • The name of the student's school
  • Expected graduation date
  • Focus of studies

Please email student information to [email protected].  Student admission is subject to approval on a case by case basis. 


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