About COMS2019-03-22T17:53:37+00:00

COMS is all about FLOW: Facilitating Life, Optimizing Wellness.

All health problems are Life’s way of calling for help. At its core, TCM/Acupuncture is a system of medicine that is about Facilitating Life. Jing, Qi, and Shen are all various aspects of Life trying to express itself in each person as freely and abundantly as possible! We as practitioners are taught to understand the various natures of Life as expressed through Yin, Yang, the 5 phases and circadian rhythms of the channel system.

TCM/Acupuncturists act as “Change Agents of Life!” We liberate Life when it is congested, feed it when it is undernourished and optimize it over our patient’s lifetime.

COMS is a four-day TCM, Acupuncture and Holistic Wellness event for professionals. Held each March in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, it’s become Canada’s top TCM event with hundreds of practitioners attending each year!

Come and be inspired and empowered to be the best Change Agent of Life and Health you can be!

More about our Symposium

Alternating between “Yin” and “Yang” years, we offer a variety of in-depth two-day sessions or a three-day potpourri of shorter sessions designed to keep you inspired and at the leading-edge of what’s new in TCM!

In March 2020 we revert to our “Yin-style” Symposium where we welcome two speakers each teaching a two-day in-depth seminar at what we call “COMS In-Depth” – this gives you an opportunity to ‘go deep’ on a subject and spend dedicated time with one instructor.

In between the presentations, there are moments of meditation, reflection, and connection with your peers. You’ll also get to meet the companies of the products you use every day in your practice, and bring home some product samples. Plus, we offer awesome daily prizes to boot, so you’ll end every day feeling energized and looking forward to what’s to come!

Past speakers at COMS

Over our 15-year history, we’ve been proud to welcome top TCM and Integrative Health practitioners to impart their knowledge.
Previous speakers include:

Giovanni Maciocia • Kiiko Matsumoto • Susan Johnson • Jeffrey Yuen • Whitfield Reaves • Neil Gumenick • Suzanne Robidoux • Sabine Wilms • Janice Walton-Hadlock • Jake Fratkin • Jill Blakeway • Lillian Bridges • Holly Guzman • Will Morris • Yair Maimon • Christine Chang • Felice Dunas • Daniel Keown • Debra Betts • Bill Helm • David Bray • Tom Corbin • Mao Shing Ni • Misha Cohen • Peter Firebrace • Armin Koch • Dan Lobash • Will Maclean • Greg Sperber • Robin Kelly • Monika Kobylecka • David Euler • Donna Keefe • Ilkay Chirali • Jani White • Belinda Anderson • Master Wu • Stephen Birch • Thea Elijah • Ron Puhky • Yuan Wan • David Twicken • Subhuti Dharmananda • Mary Elizabeth Wakefield • Michael Weber • and more!

Past Veterinary Speakers have included:

Bruce Ferguson • Steve Marsden • Patricia Baley • Uwe Petermann • Kevin May • Tiffany Rimar • Are Thoresen

Don’t miss this opportunity to…

  • Learn new treatment protocols and get inspired!
  • Connect with colleagues, meet old friends and make new ones
  • Enjoy our free draws each morning with LOTS of great prizes!
  • Meet your favourite suppliers, ask questions, and pick up some free samples
  • Enjoy the convivial ambience that COMS is famous for

Join us in 2020!