The late Ray Rubio's vision for the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) | Healthy Seminars

The late Ray Rubio's vision for the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)

I was cleaning my hard drive and came across this audio that I recorded on January 10th 2017 when I went to say goodbye to my friend Ray Rubio and to record his IFS2017 keynote address two months before his untimely passing.

I asked Ray what was his intention for founding the American Board of Reproductive Medicine (ABORM) and what message did he want to share with his board. Below is his 8 min response.
Please download the transcript (link is at the bottom of this page) and click play to listen:


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ABORM exam 2019

The Integrative Fertility Symposium 2019 in Vancouver, BC will host one of the 3 ABORM exams for 2019. Here are the deadlines for the early-bird registration for each of those dates:

  • Yo San University: November 15th, 2018
  • Integrative Fertility Symposium: December 15th, 2018
  • TCM Kongress in Rothenburg: January 15th, 2019

Please click here for a list of recommended courses for you to study and prepare for the ABORM exam.

Early-bird registration for the Integrative Fertility Symposium 2019 is now open!

IFS 2019

The IFS has established itself as the premier destination conference for acupuncturists, TCM practitioners and naturopaths who focus on reproductive health issues using an integrative approach.
The theme for IFS2019 is "West Meets East" and it is unique in bringing together speakers who specialize in reproductive medicine - from Chinese medicine practitioners, Naturopathic physicians, Medical Doctors and functional medicine specialists.

With a capacity of 400 participants, we recommend registering today to save at the discounted early-bird rate and secure your place as the Integrative Fertility Symposium has sold out months in advance every year.

The two pre-symposium lectures are already proving very popular based on registrations just over the past week! Check the two pre-symposium lectures and speakers:

IFS presymposium 2019

Click here to register for the 4 day pass (pre-symposium + 3 days of IFS)


IFS 2019 Keynote Speaker

We are delighted to announce that Jill Blakeway will be the Keynote Speaker at the IFS 2019.

What is the energy that heals us? Are there a variety of prompts, both physical and psychological, that can encourage the body to heal? How much of our ability to self-heal is explained by the placebo effect?

Jill will answer all these questions in her Keynote address: "Energy Medicine: The Science and Mystery of Healing"

Click here to register now! The IFS has sold out months in advance every year, so we recommend you register today to avoid disappointment.

See you in Vancouver, BC!

Lorne Brown, Dr.TCM, B.Sc., CPA, FABORM, CHt