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Pre-Symposium Workshops

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Vice-Chair: David Miller, MD, LAc

 Time Event
 7:30 am-5:00 pm Registration
 7:30 am-8:00 am Continental Breakfast
 8:00 am-5:30 pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
 

Workshop I: "Principles and Applications of Osteopathic Manipulation for Medical Acupuncturists: A Dozen and more treatment techniques to use Monday Morning"
Jay Sandweiss, DO, FAAMA

  Workshop II: "Auricular Causative Diagnosis: Approach for the Treatmenet of Acute and Chronic Locomotor Conditions"
Nadia Volf, MD, PhD and Leonid Ferdman, MD

  Workshop III: "Master Tung's Magic Points"

Susan Johnson, LAc

 

Workshop IV: "Pediatric Acupuncture and Shonishin"
Raven Lang, OMD, LAc

 10:00 am-10:15 am Refreshment Break
 Noon-1:30 pm Lunch on Your Own
 3:30 pm-3:45 pm Refreshment Break
 6:00 pm-7:00 pm Welcome Reception

Symposium Program

Theme: "Deepen Your Theory.  Sharpen Your Practice."
Symposium Chair: Laura C. Bowman, MD, DABMA

Friday, April 7, 2017

Time
Event
 7:00am-5:30pm Registration
 7:00am-7:45am Continental Breakfast
 7:45am-8:00am Opening and Welcome
"29th Annual AAMA Symposium"
Thomas Burgoon, DO, AAMA President
Laura C. Bowman, MD, DABMA, Symposium Chair

 8:00am-9:00am "Saving Lives with Acupuncture and Related Techniques Across Species"
Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA and Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA

 9:00am-10:00am "Identifying patients who are most likely to respond to acupuncture: What does the evidence tell us?"
Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD

 10:00am-10:30am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 10:30am-11:30am "Pediatrics and The Five Phases of Attention Deficit Disorder"
Stephen Cowan, MD

 11:30am-12:30pm "Acupuncture and Immunomodulation"
Nadia Volf, MD, PhD and Leonid Ferdman, MD

 12:30pm-1:30pm Group Luncheon
 1:30pm-3:30pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  "Neuroanatomic and Myofascial Principles of Successful Therapy: Clinical Pearls"
Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA and Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA

  "DIY (do it yourself) research to identify which of your patients responded best to your care"
Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD

  "Pediatrics and The Five Phases of Healthy Development"
Stephen Cowan, MD

  "Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Post-Partum Care"
Raven Lang, OMD, LAc

 3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 4:00pm-6:00pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  (Continued) "Neuroanatomic and Myofascial Principles of Successful Therapy: Clinical Pearls"
Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA and Bonnie Wright, DVM, DACVAA

  (Continued) "DIY (do it yourself) research to identify which of your patients responded best to your care"
Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD

  (Continued)  “Pediatrics and The Five Phases of Healthy Development”

Stephen Cowan, MD

  (Continued) "Acupuncture for Pregnancy and Post-Partum Care"
Raven Lang, OMD, LAc

 6:15pm-10:00pm Symposium Dinner and Celebration

 Saturday, April 8, 2017

 Time Event
6:30am-7:30am

Early Morning "Gong with Aung: Early Morning Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Exercises"
Steven KH Aung, MD, OMD, PhD

7:00am-7:45am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00am-9:00am "ICMART History and Current Directions"
Chin Chan, MD

9:00am-9:45am "Neuroimaging Acupuncture Effects for Neuropathic Pain and the Role of Objective Outcomes in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome"
Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LAc

9:45am-10:15am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:15am-11:15am Joseph M. Helms Founders’ Lecture
"Acupuncture for Healing Ceremonies in the Garden of Spirit"
John C. Reed, MD, MDiv

11:15am – Noon AAMA Annual Membership Meeting
Members of the Academy Only

Noon-1:30pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30pm-3:30pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  "A Week in the Life of an Acupuncture Physician"           

Chin Chan. MD

  "Practical Spiritual Care: Using Narrative Medicine to Elicit the Hidden Poetry of Chronic Illness and Recovery"
John C. Reed, MD, MDiv

  "French Traditions/French Pearls"

Joseph M. Helms, MD, FAAMA; Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA; and Thomas Etges, MD

  "Laser Therapy in Acupuncture Practice: Principles and Practice of Healing with Light"
Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA

 
3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
4:00pm-6:00pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  (Continued) "A Week in the Life of an Acupuncture Physician"           

Chin Chan, MD

  "Practical Spiritual Care: Intuition and Healing Insights"
John C. Reed, MD, MDiv

  (Continued) "French Traditions/French Pearls"
Joseph M. Helms, MD, FAAMA; Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA; and Thomas Etges, MD

  (Continued)  "Laser Therapy in Acupuncture Practice: Principles and Practice of Healing with Light"
Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA

6:15pm-7:30pm

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

CALLIGRAPHY: The Art of Healing, AAMA Fundraising Event
Steven K. H. Aung, MD, OMD, PhD

 
Sunday, April 9, 2017

 Time Event
6:30am-7:30am

Early Morning "Gong with Aung: Early Morning Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Exercises"
Steven KH Aung, MD, OMD, PhD  

7:00am-7:45am  Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors 
7:45am -8:30am

Research Paper Winner
"Traditional and Auricular Battlefield Acupuncture for Pain in the Pediatric Emergency Department"
Shiu-Lin Tsai,MD; Da Wi Shin, BS; James W. Tsung, MD

8:30am-9:30am  "Acupuncture Clinical Trials in Pain Management – Role of Electroacupuncture"

Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA

9:30am-10:00am  Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:00am – 11:00am  "Acupuncture Beyond Needles: Treating the Six Senses"

Steven KH Aung, MD, OMD, PhD

11:00am-Noon
“Professor Han Ji Sheng Contribution to Acupuncture”
Angelica Kokkalis OMD, LAc
 
Noon-1:00pm
Group Luncheon
1:00pm-5:00pm
ABMA Board Certification Examination (Check-in by 12:30pm) 
1:00pm-3:00pm  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

"Studying Acupuncture In A Pain Center – Real-life Examples of Treatment Protocols and Outcome Capture"
Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA
  "From Hurting to Healing: Pain Management Through the Use of Clinical Acupuncture"
Steven KH Aung, MD, OMD, PhD

  "Hands on with the Han protocols"
Angelica Kokkalis OMD, LAc

3:00pm-3:15pm  Refreshment Break 
3:15pm-5:00pm  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
  (Continued): "Studying Acupuncture In A Pain Center – Real-life Examples of Treatment Protocols and Outcome Capture"
Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA

  (Continued): "From Hurting to Healing: Pain Management Through the Use of Clinical Acupuncture"
Steven KH Aung, MD, OMD, PhD

  (Continued) "Hands on with the Han protocols"
Angelica Kokkalis OMD, LAc

5:00pm  Symposium adjourns

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