May 2017 Newsletter

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May 19, 2017


IASI Newsletter

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SAVE THE DATE - 2018 Symposium

IASI is excited to announce the Spring 2018 IASI Symposium. The Symposium committee is hard at work reaching out to potential speakers, IASI schools, and vendors. Registration will open later this year, but we want to make sure you SAVE THE DATE for this one-of-a-kind event. More details in the coming months!

What: IASI 2018 Symposium
 April 26 - 28, 2018
Where: Hilton Vancouver | 301 West 6th Street Vancouver, WA 98660

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering to help plan our 2018 Symposium please contact the IASI Office or call 855-253-4274.

IASI Bylaws Changes

We have had several questions about the proposed by-laws changes. Those of us on the IASI Board of Directors realize we need to explain these changes more carefully. 

1. The first by-laws change seeks to clarify IASI’s requirement of a diploma/certificate from an approved school for MEMBERSHIP IN IASI. 

Occasionally, we're asked to accommodate a case where a known, valid practitioner cannot acquire a physical diploma; in the most recent case, the practitioner was trained many years ago through a program that has since closed and cannot possibly issue certificates. We need language in the bylaws that allows those few practitioners to become members even though the physical diploma is unattainable. In nearly all cases, a diploma/certificate will be required. 

2. Regarding the second by-laws change, we found three different reasons for dropping the continuing education (CE) requirement for IASI members: 

A)  It's very unusual for a membership association to require CEs. *Member Associations* for other healthcare professions don't have these requirements. 

B)  We hear often that these requirements discourage many practitioners from becoming IASI members, especially new practitioners, or those working outside the US. Several IASI-approved schools have CE requirements. Also, most states and countries have CE requirements to practice SI, massage, and/or bodywork, which practitioners must fulfill. That makes our requirement redundant and difficult for members. 

C)  Those who complete the CBSI exam to become Board Certified Structural Integrators still must fulfill CE requirements to maintain their certification. That is, CBSI requirements are still in force, but we propose to eliminate any IASI member requirements. 

Please be assured that IASI will continue to certify CE courses taught by SI professionals around the world. 

The proposed amendments are available for members to review until July 16, 2017, after which the Board will vote on the proposed revisions. Please login to your profile to visit a complete version of IASI Bylaws recently updated by the IASI Board of Directors.

If you have any questions on the proposed revisions, please feel free to contact IASI President, Tom Robinson.

Do you have a business item you'd like the board to address? Email our office for details.

IASI Partners With VistaPrint

We are excited to announce a new IASI benefit of membership. Professional members now have access to customizable flyers and business cards designed specifically for Structural Integration practices, complete with beautiful photography. Using VistPrint's simple interface you can:

- Choose the items you like and customize (like your logo or headshot)
- Have items delivered directly to your doorstep
- 50% discount on all business cards
- 25% discount on flyers
- Free shipping

Take advantage of this unique member benefit and visit our VistaPrint Portal on the IASI website. (login required)

Upcoming CE Courses

Advanced Concepts in SI - The Art of Seeing and the Vision of SI | Toronto, Canada | May 19-21, 2017 

The Way for Translation of 10 Recipe of SI into the Movement with the Art of Yield, Part 2 | Tokyo, Japan | May 22-25, 2017

Touching the Heart of the Matter - Transformation Through 4-Handed Work and the Practice of Fascial Layering | Crestone, CO | May 28, 2017 - June 3, 2017

Unraveling the Confusion: New Ideas for Working with ScoliosisUnwinding The Patterns That Abide: A Structural And Personal Study Of Torsional Patterns | Plano, Texas | June 2-4 2017

GSI Japan Girdle-Girdle-Line Advanced workshop | Sapporo, Japan | June 9-15, 2017

For our full list of IASI approved course, please visit our Online Calendar.

Upcoming 2017 Certification Exams

Certification Exam | Rockingham, WA | May 27th Registration Now Closed

Certification Exam | Buckley, WA | June 6th Registration Closes Friday, May 26th

Certification Exam | South Bristol, ME | June 10th Registration Closes Friday, May 26th

Certification Exam | Laguna Beach, CA | Sept. 23rd Registration Closes Friday, Sept. 8th

Certification Exam | Brooklyn, NY | September 23rd Registration Closes Friday, Sept. 8th

IASI International Association of Structural Integrators
[email protected] |1-855-253-IASI (4274) |

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