PCC Committee Meeting #9: 12-06-2016

PCC Committee Meeting #9
Meeting Agenda
December 6, 2016 @ 12:00pm EST

Meeting Facilitator: Jane Cheung, Chair PCC Committee & VP, External Relations, CMAAC
Invitees: Mario Amato (Practitioner, ON), Justin Ngui (Practitioner, ON), Jason Tutt (Practitioner, BC & Regional Rep, CMAAC), Brendan Dolan (Student Practitioner, ON), Qing Zhang (Practitioner, NS), Ryan Tze-Wai Longenecker (Practitioner, observing), Hui Zhang (Practitioner, observing)

  1. Welcome & Roll Call –
  2. Adopt Agenda: December 6, 2016, Meeting #9
  • Approval of minutes from last meeting November 22, 2016
  1. CMAAC Matters
    1. CMAAC Brochures
    2. Acupuncture Canada Consultation – December 7; https://www.acupuncturecanada.org/
  • Consultant conducting research on behalf of Acupuncture Canada, and we would like to hear our opinions as part of their strategic planning process. This research will be one of the most important inputs to help Acupuncture Canada make strategic decisions and focus its efforts.


  1. College of TCM Practitioners & Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO) Matters
    1. CTCMPAO – Membership alignments: Response and discussion with committee
    2. CTCMPAO Council Meeting – December 14
  2. Regional Matters
    1. British Columbia (Jason)
    2. New Brunswick (Hui Zhang)
    3. Nova Scotia (Qing Zhang)
    4. Ontario (Jane/Mario)
  • Council of TCM & Acupuncture Schools of Ontario (CTCMASO) & Associations unifying message
    1. Preliminary thoughts on engaging Ontario Opioid’s strategy planning
      • USA
        1. Consider strategy in US as this has been the same problem > Acupuncture Now Foundation has led campaign: https://acupuncturenowfoundation.org/2016/01/the-joint-acupuncture-opioid-task-force/
      • BC
        1. Consider what the strategy in BC is, keeping in mind that TCM has been on their healthcare scene longer and they may have a more established Opioid strategy already
      • CMAAC to work with other organizations and support unity
        1. Chamber of Chinese Herbal Medicine of Canada (CCHMC)
        2. Canadian Society of Chinese Medicine (CSCMA)
        3. OAATCM/TCMPAC
      • Other Matters
        1. Previous minutes from meeting #8
        2. European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association (ETCMA) Symposium
          – Minutes ETCMA North America International meeting
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