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2018 New Orleans Advanced Seminar

March 14, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Institute of Classics in East Asian Medicine®
Canonical Chinese Medicine™ Training

Presented by Dr. Arnaud Versluys

We are excited to announce the next installment of our bi-annual, Diplomate-only, Advanced Seminar series.

This advanced seminar will be held in the same venue as the previous installment, namely at the New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute at the New Orleans Zoo, from March 14 to March 18, 2018. Classes start daily at 9am and end at 5pm. Continuing education credits are pending and will be conferred for NCCAOM, and California.

The seminar will cover 5 days of teaching. The first two days will be devoted to presentation and commentary on case studies by Dr. Tian Heming. Known by everybody in our Lineage, Dr. Tian, as the patriarch of our movement, was a prolific clinician often seeing upwards of 300 patients per day. Not many records of these case studies have been preserved to this day except for the handwritten records the Zeng family took while studying with Dr. Tian. The case studies to be presented will hail from the handwritten records, translated by Dr. Versluys. This is the first time ever that original Dr. Tian case studies will be presented in seminar form.

On days three and four, Dr. Versluys will present on a selection of chapters from the Jade Envelope in the Golden Cabinet or Jingui Yuhan Jing. This is a classic that displays content from both the Song dynasty Shanghan Lun as well as the Jingui Yaolue, and is compiled by Wang Shuhe in the Jin dynasty, based on the scrolls he retrieved.

Scrolls five and six include important chapters on treatment indication and contra-indication not included in the standard Shanghan Lun and Jingui Yaolue. These chapters will elucidate guidelines on when the treatment methods of sweating, purging, emitting, warming, fire treatment, moxa, needling, and water treatment, are indicated or contra-indicated. And while in the regular Shanghan Lun, some clauses indeed address the same subject matter; the scope and structure of these important chapters exceed anything seen elsewhere.

Lastly, on day five, Dr. Versluys will present some of Dr. Zeng Rongxiu’s early case studies from the 1970’s. Most of the Dr. Zeng case studies that we know today are produced during his later years of clinical practice, most notably the late 1990’s to early 2000’s. But the early case studies of the 1970’s are all records of Dr. Zeng’s clinical practice during the time when he was still actively studying with Dr. Tian. As such, these case studies are sometimes indistinguishable from Tian cases, and exude a rare freshness less obvious in Dr. Zeng’s later cases. From studying these cases, we can see not just Dr. Zeng’s style, but also clearly see Dr. Tian’s undeniable style of clinical practice. Dr. Zeng’s book of case studies published in China mostly documents case studies from his later years and does not carry many of the 1970’s case studies. The case studies will be transcribed from a notebook Dr. Versluys was given after the death of Dr. Zeng. In other words, Dr. Versluys received these notes only after already already studying for 13 years with Dr. Zeng. This makes this seminar offering extra unique!


New Orleans Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70118

Room: Dominion Multi-Purpose Room
Seminar Capacity: maximum 50 participants

CEU Credits:

35 NCCAOM and California credits pending


Early bird pricing (must register before December 31st, 2017): $1815
Regular Pricing: $2135

Cancellations and Refunds:

Cancellation before January 15, 2018: full refund, minus $150 administrative fee
Cancellation by February 15, 2018: 50% refund
Cancellation after February 15, 2018: no refund, but credit towards future courses
Students may miss one day and receive access to video

In the unlikely event ICEAM has to cancel the seminar, a full refund will be made.

Clinical Training:

There are clinical training opportunities with Dr. Versluys for out-of-town students, both before and after the Advanced Seminar. These opportunities are first being offered for overseas students. If they do not fill up, then the remaining spots will be offered to US-based students. Available clinic days are:

Portland, OR:

Tuesday March 6, Wednesday March 7, and Wednesday March 21, 2018.

New Orleans, LA

Monday March 12, 2018.

If you wish to register, please email Arnaud Versluys directly at aversluys@iceam.org.
Same goes for any all other questions you may have regarding this seminar. Please email Arnaud with your queries.

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March 14, 2018
March 18, 2018


ICEAM New Orleans
Audubon Nature Institute, 6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118 United States
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