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January 19, 2007

AAOM and AOM Alliance Unite!

This is very exciting! It's about time these 2 organizations finally decided we are too small a group to have two organizations.

From AOM Alliance newsletter: Will Morris, former president of the AAOM, and Leslie McGee, former president of the AOM Alliance, said in a joint statement that reuniting the two national membership organizations "is the best way to move the profession forward. We are thrilled that our differences have been bridged to the extent that it no longer makes sense to have two competing organizations. The vast majority of the acupuncture and Oriental medicine community has been asking for this to happen for several years, and the time was right to make this happen."

"This is the first step in building a 10,000 member-strong association that will represent and advocate for the AOM profession" they continued. "We will work to assure that the interests of the AOM profession are well-represented."

The officers of the new AAAOM are Leslie McGee, president; Martin Herbkersman from the AAOM, vice president; Shane Burras from the AAOM, treasurer; Corinne Axelrod from the Alliance, secretary; and Will Morris, president emeritus. These officers will serve until October 2007, when new officer elections will take place

Posted by Admin at January 19, 2007 05:17 PM


What were the differences that caused them to split up in the first place?

Posted by: Henry Buchtel at January 23, 2007 10:11 AM

I'm gonna let someone else answer that as it was way before my time (15 years I think). They are reforming the AAAOM which is what the old organization used to be.

Posted by: Steve at January 23, 2007 10:55 AM

Any takers? Was it something about licensing? Maybe all those A's couldn't get along . . .

Posted by: Henry Buchtel at January 27, 2007 10:01 AM