Meet Your Speakers

Every year, COMS strives to bring you an unprecedented lineup of amazing speakers. COMS In-Depth 2020 is no exception! This March, COMS in-depth sessions will be taught by three popular speakers, Jeffrey Yuen, Mazin Al-Khafaji and Whitfield Reaves. Walk away with both a deeper understanding of the topics and concrete techniques to bring back to your clinic and don’t miss this chance to spend more time with your favourite speakers! Scroll down to learn more.

speakers

Jeffrey Yuen

Jeffrey Yuen, is an 88th generation Daoist Priest of the Yu Qing Huang Lao Pai (Jade Purity School, Yellow Emperor/ Lao Tzu Sect), ordained by Master Yu Wen, and 26th generation of the Quan Zhen Long Men Pai (Complete Reality School, Dragon Gate Sect), ordained by Master Lu Xin-Xu. Mr. Yuen is recognized internationally to be a Master of Classical Chinese Medicine, Taoism, Acupuncture, Chinese Herbology, Tai Ji Chuan, and Qi Gong. He has served as a Guest Lecturer at Rockefeller University, City University of New York, San Francisco State University, Vassar College, and is the only non-M.D. acupuncturists on faculty for the American Association of Acupuncture Physicians. Mr. Yuen was the first recipient of the Oriental Medicine Educator of the Year Award presented by the American Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 1995.

Currently the President of the International Tai Chi Institute, he is responsible for the development of programs to preserve and promote the teaching of Tai Chi Chuan and other Chinese healing arts in the U.S. and abroad. Mr. Yuen was the Dean of Academic Affairs at the Acupuncture and Oriental Medical Studies program at the Swedish Institute of Health Sciences, New York. He was a key figure in the development of the first Ph.D. program in the field of Classical Chinese Medicine, now offered at the American University of Complementary Medicine in Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Yuen willingly shares his knowledge of Classical Chinese Medicine through lectures nationally and internationally.

Jeffrey Yuen

Acupuncture for Mental/Emotional transformation
Essential Oils for Mental Emotional transformation (Day One is pre-requisite)

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Friday, March 20 – Saturday, March 21, 2020

Friday & Saturday Schedule:
8:00 am – Opening Remarks
8:30 am – Seminar start
5:30 pm- Seminar end

Mazin Al-Khafaji

Mazin Al-Khafaji, Doctor of Chinese Medicine (Shanghai, China); FRCHM, ATCM; CEO of Avicenna Centre for Chinese Medicine, UK.

Mazin is recognized as a pioneer and leading expert of Clinical Chinese Herbal medicine in the West, and a leading expert in Chinese Medicine Dermatology, Allergic & Auto-immune Disease and Inflammatory Disease.

Over the past 30 years he has taught his successful and innovative approach to clinical practice to many hundreds of doctors and students worldwide, alongside his commitments at a busy practice.

Originally brought up & educated in the Middle East and later the UK, he began his studies in Acupuncture as well as Mandarin & Classical Chinese in 1979. In 1983 he moved to China and studied in Nanjing, Taiwan and Shanghai, with a specific focus on Herbal Medicine. His thorough grasp of the Chinese language earned him the first Sino-British scholarship to study internal medicine at the Shanghai College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, where he graduated with merit as Doctor of Chinese Medicine in 1987. On his return to the UK he founded the Avicenna Centre of Chinese Medicine, where he has been in private practice since.

He runs his own traditional dispensary and herbal decoction centre, and is an Approved Herb Supplier and expert in Chinese raw herbs. He has developed the unique Dermatology-m range of topical products and herbal cosmetics (dermatology-m.co.uk) made from organic ingredients and authentic herbal ingredients from his own dispensary to address common skin problems.

Mazin Al-Khafaji

The Eight Methods of Resolving Heat

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Sunday, March 22 – Monday, March 23, 2020

Sunday & Monday Schedule:
8:00 am – Opening Remarks
8:30 am – Seminar start
5:30 pm- Seminar end

Whitfield Reaves

Whitfield Reaves, OMD, L.Ac. has been working in the field of sports medicine since he first began practice in 1981. He earned a Doctor of Oriental Medicine degree in 1983 that included a thesis entitled Acupuncture and the Treatment of Common Running Injuries.

Whitfield’s experience in sports medicine includes the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games, as well as numerous track and field, ski racing, and cycling events nationally over the last 30 years. He has been in the forefront of the acupuncture sports medicine field, emphasizing the integration of traditional acupuncture with orthopedics and anatomy. He is an international teacher and is the author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain.

Whitfield Reaves has earned a distinguished role in the development of orthopedic and sports medicine in the acupuncture profession in North America and Europe. Highlights of his career include:

  • Licensed Acupuncturist (LAc) since 1981
  • Doctorate in Oriental Medicine degree (OMD), 1983
  • Practitioner for international athletes during the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
  • International lecturer on Acupuncture Sports Medicine
  • Author of The Acupuncture Handbook of Sports Injuries and Pain
  • Director and founder of The Acupuncture Sports Medicine Apprenticeship Program
Whitfield Reaves

Acupuncture Treatment of Common Injuries and Pain

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Friday, March 20 – Sunday, March 22, 2020

Friday – Sunday Schedule:
8:00 am – Opening Remarks
8:30 am – Seminar start
5:30 pm- Seminar end

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!