ACHS Announces Master Lecture Webinar Series

Deryl Gulliford

American College of Healthcare Sciences Announces Master Lecture Webinar Series for Students and Graduates

CONTACT: Tanja Kaneshiro
TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726


Portland, OR—November 26, 2013—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS),, an accredited fully online holistic health education degree program college, is proud to announce the beginning of their Master Lecture webinar series, available to ACHS current students, graduates, and the public.

Each live online monthly webinar lecture will feature an expert in the holistic health field from the ACHS faculty. Lectures focus on current topics within the holistic health industry, such as natural asthma support, cooking for health, and hot trends in aromatherapy.

“The Master Lecture webinar series is an important addition to our social mission to share reliable science based integrative health knowledge with the public,” says ACHS CIO Erika Yigzaw. “The Master Lecture webinar series is an invaluable opportunity for anyone to freely access experts in the field, enrich their education in the integrative health field, and enhance professional careers. It is also an exciting chance for individuals interested in pursuing a holistic healthcare education to meet faculty, learn about ACHS’s accredited online programs, and gain valuable information.”

The first Master Lecture, Better Breathing the Natural Way: Support for Clients with Asthma, Emphysema, or Chronic Bronchitis, is on December 3, 2013 and features ACHS faculty member Deryl Gulliford. Gulliford will focus on opportunities for improving health, in spite of respiratory disease, through nutrition, supplementation, exercise, immunity, and environment. Gulliford received a Master’s in Health Administration/Health Planning from the University of Cincinnati in 1985 and has held CEO positions at three hospitals since 1991, including Community Memorial Hospital in Defiance County, Ohio, which made the “Top 100 Hospital” list of Modern Healthcare magazine. He is also Vice President of the Pioneer Health Network, a voluntary group of 18 community hospitals and clinics in Oklahoma and Kansas.

ACHS students, graduates, and the public can sign up for this limited-access webinar (participation is limited to the first 50 who RSVP) at:

Upcoming Master Lecture webinars include:

  • February 5, 2014: (Webinar) What’s Hot and What’s Not: 2013-2014 U.S. Trends in the Aromatherapy Essential Oil Sector with ACHS founder and president, Dorene Petersen. This lecture will look at the aromatherapy sector of the essential oil industry in the United States and will give a brief overview of aromatherapy, including sources, quality, adulteration, labeling, and the administration of essential oils in clinical aromatherapy. President Petersen will also offer an analysis of the 2013-14 essential oil market trends as well as the top 10 essential oils currently being used by American Professional Aromatherapists compared to the top 20 oils identified in the aromatherapy natural channel segment.
  • January 22, 2014: (Webinar) Cooking the Natural Way with ACHS faculty member, Mary Fry. This presentation will look at how to put together what we have learned about micronutrients, macronutrients, ancestral diets, and herbs in cooking. Suggestions for ‘super foods,’ menu-planning, and meal preparation tips to optimize digestion and nutrient bioavailability will also be covered.

For more information on the Master Lecture webinar series, visit or contact ACHS Webinar Coordinator Dominic Aiello at (503) 244-0726 ex. 18 or email

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in alternative medicine fields such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative and affordable holistic health education. ACHS has helped many military students and graduates worldwide change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields, such as: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit, call (800) 487-8839, or visit us on campus at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.