THE 17th YEAR OF COMS!
MARCH 20-23, 2020

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT COMS 2020 WILL BE DELIVERED THROUGH LIVE STREAMING ONLY.

Learn New Protocols & Get Inspired at the Canadian Oriental Medical Symposium!

The Canadian Oriental Medical Symposium (COMS) returns for its 17th year to picturesque Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on March 20-23, 2020. Over four full days, we’re hosting three intensive workshops. Each workshop will be taught by Jeffrey Yuen, Mazin Al-Khafaji, and Whitfield Reaves – three popular speakers who will ensure you walk away with both a deeper understanding of the topics and concrete techniques to bring back to your clinic!

  • 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

COMS is your opportunity to connect with old friends, make new ones, and expand your community of like-minded practitioners. Morning prize giveaways, spontaneous surprises, and multiple moments of inspiration all contribute to the convivial ambiance that COMS is famous for! 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 a two to three speakers teaching in-depth two, to three day workshops. This gives you an opportunity to “go deep” on a subject and spend dedicated time with one instructor.

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.

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

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 with EC staff at our product display table. Ask questions, see our latest products, and pick up free samples during your time at COMS.
  • Enjoy the convivial ambience that COMS is famous for

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 • David Allan • David Bray • David Don Liu • David Shipsy • Andy Rosenfarb • Andrew Sterman • Josephine Spilka • and more!

Past Veterinary Speakers have included:

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

“I think you did a fabulous job. Well organized and lots of choices for speakers. Thank you!”

COMS Attendee

Venue

COMS In-Depth 2020 is being held at the Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront.

Location & Directions

The Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront is located in the Coal Harbour.
1133 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6E 3T3, CANADA.

Speakers

This March, our COMS In-Depth 2020 brings to you world-renowned TCM experts and teachers, Jeffrey Yuen, Whitfield Reaves and Mazin Al-Khafaji.

Schedule

Spend intensive 2-3 day sessions with our TCM expert teachers – Jeffrey Yuen, Whitfield Reaves & Mazin Al-Khafaji!