Serving the American Academy of Medical
12th Annual Symposium draws near
24 is deadline for room reservations
Plans for AAMA’s 12th Annual Symposium in sunny
Florida in April are all coming together—and in order to lock in the
Academy’s discounted room rate, you must make your hotel reservation
by March 24.
schedule is as follows:
April 25-26: Review Course
At a cost of $425 for practice members and
$475 nonpractice members, this course is organized into six sessions.
The first two are home study sessions, each requiring 4–6 hours to complete.
The onsite portion of the course is organized into four sections of
three-plus hours each. Maricopa Integrated Health System designates
the Review Course for up to 22 hours of CME in Category 1. Brochures
with more details are available from Academy headquarters.
April 27: Pre-Symposium Workshops
Each of the following workshops offers 7.5
hours of CME: “Introduction
to Medical Acupuncture,”
Kinesiology for the Physician Acupuncturist,”
of Malignant and Non-Malignant Pain,”
April 28–30: 12th Annual Symposium
Activities include keynote speakers, concurrent
workshops, plenary sessions, an optional reception and dinner Saturday
(price break if received by March 17), exhibits of suppliers to the
medical profession, Member Bookstore, three group luncheons, and poster
presentations of cases and clinical research at a Wine & Cheese Reception.
Steven K.H. Aung, MD, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada;
Sam Benjamin, MD, Stony Brook, NY;
Conklin, MD, PhD, Los Angeles;
David Diehl, MD, Los Angeles;
Bryan Frank, MD, Richardson, Texas;
Joseph M. Helms, MD, Berkeley, CA;
Jan Hendryx, DO, Bradford, PA;
Lowell Kobrin, MD, Coos Bay, OR;
Patrick Lariccia, MD, Philadelphia;
Dexter “Butch” Levy, MD, Littleton, CO;
John Motl, MD, Ft. Collins, CO;
Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, Ft. Collins, CO;
James (Kimber) K. Rotchford, MD, Port Townsend, WA;
Jay Sandweiss, DO, Ann Arbor, MI;
Nader Soliman, MD, Rockville, MD;
Stephen M. Taylor, DO, Fort Worth, TX, and
David Teitelbaum, DO, Fort Worth, TX.
Symposium has been designated for up to 22 hours of Category 1 CME.
Late registration with increased fees applies after March 17.
1, 2000: Proficiency Exam
To take this $500 exam, physicians must have
completed at least 200 hours of related training, which by definition,
practice members have. Those who pass will receive a “Certificate of
Proficiency in Medical Acupuncture,” which could be utilized to establish
a minimum standard of knowledge expected in physician acupuncturists
in North America.
hotel registration information, see page 2.
Brochures (with session descriptions and times) and registration cards
(with costs) have been mailed. If you need another copy, visit: medicalacupuncture.org
or call AAMA. New this year, registrations are available online: see
the >Symposium page.
abstracts will earn you 50% off Symposium registration
G. Robinson, DO, DVM, Chair of AAMA’s 12th Annual Symposium, “Unveiling
the Mysteries of Acupuncture: Energetics, Myofascia and Neurophysiology,”
in April in Orlando, FL, is pleased to announce that Jay Sandweiss,
DO, et al. will present a short, light-hearted presentation at the Saturday
night get-together. “Paradigms in Parallel” will showcase several
acupuncture approaches working in concert to evaluate a tricky patient.
This promises to be a unique and entertaining evening.
up for Symposium on Academy’s website
The AAMA website is becoming increasingly useful for members. The Academy’s
newsletter, journal and Symposium details are available online as soon
as you receive them in the mail. Now you can register for events, get
discounted prices from the Member Bookstore, use a discussion board
and vote on the best case study, too.
Visit your website at: http://www.medicalacupuncture.org.
forms are available on the AAMA website for the following:
Symposium in Orlando,
Review Course and
process is quick, easy and secure. An e-mail is automatically sent by
the website directly to the Academy offices where your information is
processed just as it would be if received by US Mail. This service is
available now for the first time, but will become a permanent method
of registering for AAMA events. To make use of this, click on the links
list of Member Bookstore offerings on the AAMA/MARF website has been
upgraded to an active order form. You can
make your selection, fill in your name and address, provide your credit
card information and an e-mail will be automatically sent to the Academy
offices to process your book order. Most of the books listed as recommended
reading for the Proficiency Examination are available this way. To order
online, click any Books link
on the Website.
Symposium audiocassettes are also available
online. To view the list and order, click any Tapes
link on the Website.
15 deadline for MARF research papers
are due by March 15, 2000 for consideration for the annual Acupuncture
Research Award sponsored by the Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation,
with financial support from Seirin-America. Cash is awarded for first
place ($3,000), second ($2,000) and third ($1,000), in addition to other
The author of the best paper will be invited
to present it at a plenary session at AAMA’s Symposium in April in Orlando.
Second- and third-place papers will be announced at the Symposium. Five
copies of each paper should be sent to MARF offices by March 15, 2000.
Contest rules were mailed to all members. If you need another copy faxed
to you, call AAMA.