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Pre-Symposium Workshops

Thursday, April 12, 2018
Vice-Chair: Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA

 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: "Pediatric Acupuncture in Classical Chinese Medicine"
Jeffrey Yuen

  Workshop II: "Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture"
Darrell Wallace, LAc

  Workshop III: "Korean Hand Therapy"

Lowell Kobrin, MD, PhD, FAAMA

 

Workshop IV: "Advanced Acupuncture for Mental and Emotional Health"
Susie Hayes, 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: "Across Time and Continents - The Integration of Ancient and Modern in 21st Century Acupuncture"
Symposium co-Chairs: Laura C. Bowman, MD, DABMA and David Miller, MD, LAc

Friday, April 13, 2018

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

 8:00am-9:00am "Integrative Health in the United States: Past, Present, and Future"
Leonard Wisneski, MD

 9:00am-10:00am "Thoughts on the Place of Palpation in Contemporary East Asian Medicine"
Dan Bensky, DO

 10:00am-10:30am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 10:30am-11:30am "Herbal Medicine Safety" "
John Chen

 11:30am-12:30pm "The History of Chinese Medicine"
Bridie Andrews, PhD

 12:30pm-1:30pm Group Luncheon
 1:30pm-3:30pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  "Divergent Meridian"
Jeffrey Yuen

  "The Application of Osteopathic Type Palpation to the practice of East Asian Medicine"
Dan Bensky, DO

  herbal medicine safety
John Chen

  "Chinese Metaphysics and Acupuncture"
Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA

 3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 4:00pm-6:00pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  (Continued) "Divergent Meridian"
Jeffrey Yuen

  (Continued) "The Application of Osteopathic Type Palpation to the practice of East Asian Medicine"
Dan Bensky, DO

  (Continued)herbal medicine safety
John Chen

  (Continued)"Chinese Metaphysics and Acupuncture"
Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA

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

 Saturday, April 14, 2018

 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 "The Acupuncture Evidence Project: Applications and Limitations of a Comparative Literature Review"
John McDonald, PhD

9:00am-9:45am "Retracing the Channel Sinews(Jing Jin) from the Spiritual Pivot: A cardaveric dissection study"
Poney Chiang, PhD

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

10:15am-11:15am Joseph M. Helms Founders’ Lecture
"Acupuncture, Microglia, mast cells and the gut: A new model for the treatment of neuroinflamatory disease"
Gary Kaplan, DO

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
  "Acupuncture Research: Challenges, Current Status and Future Directions"
John McDonald, PhD

  "Treatment of peripheral nerve entrapments with electro-acupuncture"
Poney Chiang, PhD

  "TBD"
Gary Kaplan, DO

  "Acupuncture and Addiction Medicine"
Anna Kelly, MD, FAAMA & Rey Ximenes, MD, FAAMA

 
3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
4:00pm-6:00pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  (Continued) "Acupuncture Research: Challenges, Current Status and Future Directions"

John McDonald, PhD

  (Continued) "Treatment of peripheral nerve entrapments with electro-acupuncture"
Poney Chiang, PhD

  (Continued) "TBD"
Gary Kaplan, DO

  (Continued) "Acupuncture and Addiction Medicine"
Anna Kelly, MD, FAAMA & Rey Ximenes, MD, FAAMA

6:15pm-7:30pm

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

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

 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

 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

8:30am-9:30am  "Gastrointestinal Issues and Chinese Medicine"

Haihe Tian

9:30am-10:00am  Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:00am – 11:00am  "overview of the pain advocacy movement in the US"
David Nagel, MD

11:00am-Noon
"Acupuncture in emergency medicine"
Juang-Geng Lin, MD, PhD
 
Noon-1:00pm
Group Luncheon
1:00pm-5:00pm
ABMA Board Certification Examination (Check-in by 12:30pm) 
1:00pm-3:00pm  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

"Pain, Acupuncture, and Advocacy, the Art of Building Bridges to Create Effective Policy (Panel)"
David Nagel, MD

  "Healing Community Trauma: How to provide community style ear acupuncture field clinics in response to natural or human-made disasters; locally, nationally, and internationally"
Diana Fried and Laurie Kleinman, MD, DABMA

3:00pm-3:15pm  Refreshment Break 
3:15pm-5:00pm  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
  (Continued): "Pain, Acupuncture, and Advocacy, the Art of Building Bridges to Create Effective Policy (Panel)"
David Nagel, MD

  "International Acupuncture Disaster Relief Clinics: How to set up a mobile field clinic plus discussions of current and future opportunities to participate in mobile clinics"
Diana Fried and Laurie Kleinman, MD, DABMA

5:00pm  Symposium adjourns

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