Fri. General Session & Business Pearls/ Dan Bensky, Lincoln, Wright, Fratkin, Lim, Neustaedter, Morris, et al.

The Conference will open with an exciting General Session concluding with Business Pearls Plenary Session. The featured key-note speaker is prominent OM Master and professional colleague, Dan Bensky, DO, addressing Standards - A double-edged source for Chinese Medicine. East Asian medicine has its own inherent characteristics and forces, including pluralism, context, fluidity, and appropriateness. These are the bases from which this medicine operates and has grown over the millennia. In the last hundred years this medicine has met the forces of modern society and the modern state, and has had to deal with issues relating to standardization. We will consider what is gained and lost in this process and discuss some ways to move our profession and our own practices forward.