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BMAS Acupuncture Courses
  1. Allyson Brown
  1. BMAS, London, USA

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The British medical acupuncture society runs foundation, foundation refresher and supplementary courses for regulated healthcare professionals.

Foundation courses last four days, either spread over two weekends or as a block of four consecutive days. Whilst the historical aspects and traditional philosophy of acupuncture are discussed, the Foundation Course concentrates on a neurophysiological and evidence-based approach to the use of acupuncture as a technique following orthodox clinical diagnosis. Safe and effective needling are key features of this practical course, and the healthcare professionals attending should leave with the skills required to apply simple acupuncture techniques within their practice.

‘Earlybird’ discounted price for bookings made and paid for at least three months ahead of the start of the course.

BMAS FOUNDATION COURSES 2017-18
GLASGOWGartnavel General Hospital 2/3 September & 30 September/1 October 2017
LONDONNCVO, London N1 Four weekdays: 11 - 14 September 2017
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ 14/15 October & 18/19 November 2017
LONDONNCVO, London N1 4/5 November & 2/3 December 2017
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ 17/18 February & 17/18 March 2018
DUBLINTalbot Hotel, Stillorgan 10/11 March & 7/8 April 2018
LONDONNCVO, London N1 Four weekdays: 26-29 March 2018
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ 12/13 May & 9/10 June 2018

BMAS FOUNDATION COURSE FOR NURSES
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ Long weekend: 22-25 September 2017

BMAS FOUNDATION REFRESHER DAY
LONDONNCVO, London N1 5 October 2017
NORTHWICH CheshireBMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ 20 June 2018

Further details

Full details of all courses may be obtained from the BMAS Administrative Office, or online:

Telephone: 01606 786782 Fax: 01606 786783

Email: admin@thebmas.com

Web: www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

BMAS Courses 2017-18
Acupuncture for Headache
NICE guidelines for the treatment of headache include a course of acupuncture. In response to the guidelines the BMAS is offering a course for acupuncturists focussing on the assessment, treatment and management of headache. A one-day course consisting of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions.
Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQ Date: 7 September 2017Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents Wharf Date: 18 April 2018

Acupuncture for Cancer Patients and Palliative Care
This course offers live patient demonstrations, together with lectures on acupuncture for pain and non-pain conditions, and covers safety aspects and future directions. Suitable for doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other health professionals working in palliative care settings. Course led by Dr Jacqueline Filshie (pictured) who is a Consultant Anaesthetist and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Embedded Image
Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents WharfDate: 15 September 2017

Acupuncture and the treatment of osteoarthritis NEW
A new one-day course on acupuncture as a treatment for osteoarthritis, focussing on the hip, knee and other large joints. Consisting of lectures and demonstrations, with practical sessions to refresh existing skills and/or learn new techniques to improve your expertise in this field.
This course is for regulated health professionals who use acupuncture in their practice and would like to revise or improve their knowledge and skills in the management of patients with osteoarthritis.
Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents WharfDate: 28 September 2017Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQDate: 4 July 2018

Self-Acupuncture Course
Self-acupuncture can enable practitioners to better manage their caseload and facilitate self-management by patients. Useful in chronic pain management and in a range of conditions: constitutional symptoms/ENT/respiratory/GIT/musculoskeletal/ neurology/psychiatric.
This one-day course is designed to equip practition ers with the skills to teach patients and/or their carers to use self-acupuncture and covering related issues. Including evidence, patient selection, setting, risk reduction, information and training, contraindication and precautions, service delivery and follow-up, medicolegal aspects. Course consists of lectures,small group work sessions, patient/caregiver involvement and demonstrations. Course led by Graham Leng and Max Forrester
Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQDate: Friday 20 October 2017

Electroacupuncture Course
The popular BMAS Electroacupuncture Course, a one-day course with comprehensive presentations anddemonstrations and a half-day practical session.
The BMAS has negotiated a special arrangement with Scarborough's to supply AS Super 4 Digital Electroacupuncture device as part of the course fee. Every delegate will receive this machine which normally retails at £250 plus VAT.
Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents WharfDate: 22 November 2017Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQDate: 21 June 2018

The Back Pain Course
A one-day course for acupuncturists focussing on the assessment, treatment and management of back pain.Our popular course consisting of lectures, demonstrations and practical sessions.
Course led by Mike Cummings
Location: London N1–NCVO, Regents WharfDate: 25 October 2017Location: BMAS House, Northwich CW8 1AQDate: 12 February 2018

Acupuncture for fibromyalgia NEW
A new one day course on the role of acupuncture in the treatment of fibromyalgia. Includes: fibromyalgia as a diagnostic label; establishing cause and context; point selection; acupuncture as part of a care plan. With lectures, demonstrations and practicals. Led by Jens Foell and Esther Odetunde.
Location: London N1–NCVO, Regents WharfDate: 27 October 2017

Acupuncture and Women's Health with Lisa Stener-Victorin (pictured)
A specialist day focussing on acupuncture and fertility/gynaecology. Topics include: anovulation and polycystic ovary syndrome; vasomotor symptoms; pelvic pain during pregnancy; acupuncture and assisted reproduction therapy. Embedded Image
Location: London N1 - NCVO, Regents WharfDate: 19 April 2018

National and International Meetings

The National Acute Pain Symposium 2017

Location: Harrogate International Centre, UK

Date: 14-15 September 2017

www.napsuk.co.uk

British Acupuncture Council 100 Meetings

British Conference of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Location: Wokefield Park, Reading, UK

Date: 22-24 September 2017

conference. acupuncture.org.uk

BMAS Autumn Scientific Meeting 2017

Location: Royal College of Physicians, London NW1

Date: Saturday 28 October 2017

www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

Further details

Full details of all courses may be obtained from the BMAS Administrative Office, or online:

Telephone: 01606 786782 Fax: 01606 786783

Email: admin@thebmas.com

Web: www.medical-acupuncture.co.uk

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