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31st Annual Symposium

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is planning a Symposium designed to meet an expressed need to explore the mechanisms of acupuncture from several different perspectives, and to examine current scientific research in the field of medical acupuncture.  It will address topics suggested by practitioners and stresses many different approaches for addressing practical clinical problems. An emphasis on evidence-based scientific research is integrated with practical protocols for the serious clinician. Surveys and evaluations from previous symposia indicate that there is a desire for more information about acupuncture techniques that honor the rich history of Asian medicine as applied to the contemporary, Western medical practice.

The 31st Annual AAMA Symposium will be held April 11-14, 2019 at the Sheraton Grand Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. Symposium program Co-Chairs David Miller, MD, LAc and Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA, along with Vice-Chair Anna Esparham, MD and several committee members are hard at work designing an exceptional program.

The AAMA Symposium Committee is excited to announce that the 2019 meeting in Phoenix, AZ is shaping up to be a phenomenal source of inspiration and exposure to practical techniques that you can take back to your practice!  The 2019 conference, Art of Healing:  Acupuncture Pearls in Clinical Practice, will provide you with not only "Monday morning" skills in workshops such as acupuncture for myofascial pain, traumatic brain injury, care for acute conditions, and integrative support for oncology patients, but also self-cultivation through workshops such as qi gong  and classical Chinese calligraphy.  We will give you a chance to delve into the Luo Vessels with internationally renowned teacher Yvonne Farrell, as well as to consider the San Jiao and in its role throughout the lifespan and autism with Dr. Stephen Cowan.  Please mark your calendars now for this enlivening event that will bring you together with your peers from around the country, and beyond.  Look for announcements as well on how to submit a poster for our poster session, as well as a free paper.  This will be an event to remember!

This conference will offer a multi-tiered approach for the understanding and clinical relevance of acupuncture in daily practice. It will expand our awareness of scientific research into the effects of acupuncture, and provide participants with information about different approaches for the treatment of common conditions seen in clinical practice. Clinicians will learn multi-faceted ways to tailor acupuncture treatments for their individual patients. This conference will focus on clinically relevant treatment approaches that can easily be integrated into clinical practice.

Sheraton Grand Phoenix
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

Room rate $209/night (sgl/dbl)
Cut-off March 11, 2019 (or when our block sells out, whichever comes first)
Ph: 866-837-4213

Accreditation-CME and CEU

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture designates this live activity (each Pre-Symposium) for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ and the Symposium for a maximum of 22 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

CEUs Available
The Workshops & Symposium have been approved for a total of 28.5 CEUs (PDA Provider #173327)


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