Ray Rubio: Why I Created the ABORM

Ray Rubio: Why I Created the ABORM

By: 
Lorne Brown
Ray Rubio

Ray Rubio, a good friend, educator, colleague, and father of two passed away on March 4th, 2017. Ray was diagnosed with terminal cancer in December 2016 and I traveled to visit him January 8-10, 2017 to say my goodbyes and to record his key note lecture for the 2017 Integrative Fertility Symposium. His lecture titled, What’s Your Story: 5 Keys to Having an Authentic and Inspiring Life and Practice was played to a live audience at the IFS in Vancouver three weeks following his passing from physical form. All of us in attendance were deeply touched by his profound and insightful words and I promise I will make his one hour keynote recording available on Pro D seminars in the early months of 2018.

At the end of recording Ray’s keynote, I asked him two questions about his legacy and in particular, about his baby, the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM). I will share his responses with you.

Please note that his cancer was painful. It never touched him emotionally or spiritually. He was the same passionate, brilliant, and yes, stubborn Ray Rubio to the very end. But it did have a physical impact on him and although he was channelling some heavenly Qi during his key note recording, by the time I asked him the following two questions he started to feel pain and fatigue, as evident in the video. If you have chance to watch his key note, What’s Your Story: 5 Keys to having an Authentic and Inspiring Life and Practice, please do, it will touch you at your core in a good way.

It was a pleasure for me to review these videos today. It was comforting to see and listen to Ray's pearls of wisdom. I miss him deeply, but watching these videos made be feel like I got to hang out with him again for a few fleeting moments.

Question:

Ray, what inspired and motivated you to create the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (ABORM)? How does the ABORM serve acupuncturists and the fertility patients they treat?



Question:

Why would an acupuncturist want to join the ABORM? What benefits and value come from being a Fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine (FABORM)?



The ABORM Exam will be held in Vancouver in conjunction with the Integrative Fertility Symposium on April 26, 2018. Early bird exam registration savings expires Sunday October 15th at 11:59pm. Register today and become a Fellow of the ABORM.

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