Newsletter May 2017

Hello all in NoVAS,

I trust you’ve all had a nice Easter holiday?! And then – we were all ready for a nice and warm spring – BUT – looking out today, this seems to take some time; snow covers daffodils, crocus, violets and all the (too?) early green bushes, trees and lawns…It is tempting – but I will, however, not make any jokes about the threat of global warming right now…

Next week we celebrate our national day in Norway, 17th May, and for that we would like to book a nice and sunny day 🙂

A new board was elected at the Annual Meeting in Denmark – see the board page.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the board!


Finland: 113 EURO into NORDEA: FI35 1151 30002209 79

Sweden: 1070 SEK into Swedbank Bg. Nr 961-0871

Denmark: 835 DKK into Spar Nord Bank: 7470 4562 0779 82

Norway: 1025 NOK into DnB NOR: 7177.05.51441



NB: those of you that attended the Annual meeting, have already paid – as this was part of the fee for the meeting 🙂



  • This year’s BIG happening is no doubt IVAS International Congress in Cairns, Australia,

August 23rd – 26th 2017

Please see IVAS’ homepage for more information:

  • Also – Kim Samuelsen is arranging a course in Equine Respiratory Diseases in TCVM, at his place in Ejdrup, Denmark,

October 21st – 22nd 2017

You should all have received information about this course on email.

  • Patricia Kortekaas, PT from Oregon, USA is finally back in Denmark with her course Introduction to Animal Osteopathy®class

The teaching is on dogs in English, please read the attached description of the two first modules. When you have learned, the techniques it will be possible to see them transferred to horses by Cecilie Stadler, PT and Rikke Schultz, DVM.

The course is open for veterinarians and human PT’s.

The course will be in 6 modules over three years 2017 to 2019 -2020. The dates for the two first modules are 15th to the 18th of June 2017 and possibly the 4th to the 7th of January 2018 (will be clear at the first modul).

Place: In the Roskilde area about 25 km south-west of Copenhagen.

Price: The price for the two first modules are 1000 EURO + VAT. It covers the teaching, material, breakfast the first day and lunch all 4 days as well as coffee/the, cake and snacks. Payment no later than two month before beginning of the module. An invoice will be send out. I case of cancellation later than 30 days prior to the first course day there will be no refund.

Maximum 20 people and there will be 4-5 teaching assistants.

Please contact us for registration or questions.

Cecilie Stadler: mobil +4540459198


Rikke Schultz: mobil +4524400015



Billund, Denmark 31st March – 2nd of April

NoVAS Annual meeting this year was arranged together with DMAS (Danish Medical Acupuncture Society). And thanks to Birgitte Langvad, who is member of both NoVAS and DMAS, we had the meeting at nice Refborg hotel in Billund; actually the same place we had our annual meeting in 2014, but this year even nicer as the hotel has been totally renovated! Attendees for the meeting was a new “record” for us; 30 NoVAS members present – in addition to the 19 members from DMAS – very nice indeed ��. There is every reason to believe that this was due to the lecturer we were fortunate to “get hold” of – Dr Daniel Keown.

He is the author of the book “The Spark in The Machine – How the Science of Acupuncture Explains the Mysteries of Western Medicine”. If you have not already read this book – it is highly recommended! Also – take a look at Dr Keown’s videos on the vimeo channel – or on YouTube. Inspiring and interesting lectures, indeed!

Dr Keown demonstrating channel palpation…:

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…and importance of fascia & organs:

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Also, Lene Nielsen led us all through a great Qi gong session (here we are – busy Qi gonging!)

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And of course – we enjoyed good food and drink and great company with old and new colleagues!


See the following congress link on interesting human acupuncture congresses, put in the adresses as your favourites and you can go in and see their programs:

In English:



      • Register yourself for a congress or meeting in time
      • Send in info any change (name, email, address, telephone) for us to be able to have an updated memberlist – at all times! to Majken Möller –our treasurer
      • Send in questions, ideas or info on upcoming events to one of us on the board
      • Keep checking the NoVAS’ homepage for news

NEXT NEWS LETTER will be out after next board meeting (September 2017) – when we will have information about next year’s annual meeting.; if you have requests or wishes for special topics – feel free to contact the board!!!We on the board wish you all a warm and lovely Summer! 😀

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