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Pre-Symposium Workshops

Thursday, April 11, 2019
Vice-Chair: Anna Esparham, MD

 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: "Pediatrics – The San Jiao and Its Role in Healthy Growth and Development"
Stephen Cowan, MD

  Workshop II: "Auricular Acupuncture"

Gary Stanton, MD, FAAMA

  Workshop III: "Integrative Oncology: Supportive Care for Cancer Patients"

Butch Levy, MD

 

Workshop IV: "How to Successfully Incorporate Medical Acupuncture into Your Medical Practice"
Nick Kouchis, MD

 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: "The Art of Healing: Acupuncture Pearls in Clinical Practice"
Symposium co-Chairs: David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc and Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA

Friday, April 12, 2019

Time
Event
 7:00am-5:30pm Registration
 7:00am-7:45am Continental Breakfast
 7:45am-8:00am Opening and Welcome
"31st Annual AAMA Symposium"
Gerald J. Leglue, MD, DABMA, AAMA President
David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc & Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA - Symposium Co-Chairs

 8:00am-9:00am "Brain/Head Injury Neuroscience and Medical Acupuncture"
Mitch Elkiss, DO, FAAMA

 9:00am-10:00am "Chinese Herbs in Practice; Where to Begin"
Anastacia White

 10:00am-10:30am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 10:30am-11:30am "Recent Advances in Research on Acupuncture Mechanisms of Action Confirm Fundamental Principles of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture"
Thomas S. Burgoon, MD

 11:30am-12:30pm Joseph M. Helms Founder's Lecture
"Holism, Acupuncture and Activism"
C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD

 12:30pm-1:30pm Group Luncheon
 1:30pm-3:30pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  "Brush with Aung: Self-Healing Arts and Environmental Medicine"
Steven KH Aung, MD, OMD, PhD

  "Autism – A Metaphor for the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Inflammation"
Stephen Cowan, MD

  "Understanding the Luo-collateral Channel System: The Architecture of Self-Preservation and Latency"
Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc

  "Treating Common Musculoskeletal Conditions with Osteopathic Manipulation, Meridian Therapy, Dry Needling and Manual Muscle Testing"
Joseph Audette, MD and Jay Sandweiss, DO, FAAMA

 3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 4:00pm-6:00pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  (Continued) "Brush with Aung: Self-Healing Arts and Environmental Medicine"
Steven KH Aung, MD, OMD, PhD

  (Continued) "Autism – A Metaphor for the Modern Epidemics of Chronic Inflammation"
Stephen Cowan, MD

  (Continued) "Understanding the Luo-collateral Channel System: The Architecture of Self-Preservation and Latency"
Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc

  (Continued) "Treating Common Musculoskeletal Conditions with Osteopathic Manipulation, Meridian Therapy, Dry Needling and Manual Muscle Testing"
Joseph Audette, MD and Jay Sandweiss, DO, FAAMA

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

 Saturday, April 13, 2019

 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-8:00am Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:10am-9:00am "The Case for Qigong in Twenty-First Century Medicine: Evidence and Application"
Barbara de la Torre, MD, DABMA

9:00am-9:45am "Key Concepts in East-West Integrative Physiology: An Evolutionary Biology Viewpoint"
David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc, DIPL. OM

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

10:15am-11:15am "Chronic Pain and Neuroplasticity: Can Acupuncture Rewire the Brain?"
Joseph Audette, MD

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

Noon-1:30pm Lunch on Your Own
1:30pm-3:30pm REPEATING WORKSHOPS
  "Heart and Mind: Qigong for Physician and Patient Wellness"
Barbara de la Torre, MD, DABMA

  "Brain/Head Injury Neuroscience and Medical Acupuncture"
Mitch Elkiss, DO, FAAMA

  "Acupuncture for GI Diseases"
Haihe Tian, PhD (China), LAc

  "Use of Divergent, Curious and Main Meridians for Quick Response Analgesy in Acute Conditions"
Marcia Yamamura, MD

 

Free Paper Session - Scholarly Papers Submitted by Members

3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
4:00pm-6:00pm REPEATING WORKSHOPS
  "Heart and Mind: Qigong for Physician and Patient Wellness"
Barbara de la Torre, MD, DABMA
 

"Brain/Head Injury Neuroscience and Medical Acupuncture"
Mitch Elkiss, DO, FAAMA

  "Acupuncture for GI Diseases"
Haihe Tian, PhD (China), LAc

  "Use of Divergent, Curious and Main Meridians for Quick Response Analgesy in Acute Conditions"
Marcia Yamamura, MD

6:15pm-7:30pm

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

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

 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

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

Research Paper Winner

8:45am-9:30am  "Two Views on Women's Pelvic Care: Practical Approaches to Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome--Secrets From a Urologist (Dr. L. Bresler), and Neuroanatomic Approaches to Pelvic Pain and Subfertility : A Gynecologic Perspective (Dr. D. Carr)"
Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA and David Carr, MD, PhD

9:30am-10:00am  Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
10:00am – 11:00am 

"Men and Women's Sexual Health: UNIFESP Brazil Experience"
Marcia Yamamura, MD (Brazil)

11:00am-Noon
"Myofascial Pain Syndrome: What Is It and Why It Is Important"
Robert Gerwin, MD
 
Noon-1:00pm
Group Luncheon
1:00pm-5:00pm
ABMA Board Certification Examination (Check-in by 12:30pm) 
1:00pm-3:00pm  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

"Rapid Acupuncture for Acute Musculoskeletal Conditions"
Marcia Yamamura, MD (Brazil)

  "Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Clinical Manifestations and Interventional Treatment Through Intramuscular Stimulation (Myofascial Acupuncture)"
Robert Gerwin, MD

 

"Two Views on Pelvic Care: Case Based Approaches to Common Genitourinary Pain Disorders (Dr. L. Bresler) and The Evidence-Based Application of Acupuncture in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dr. D. Carr)"
Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA and David Carr, MD, PhD          

3:00pm-3:15pm  Refreshment Break 
3:15pm-5:00pm  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
 

"Rapid Acupuncture for Acute Musculoskeletal Conditions"
Marcia Yamamura, MD (Brazil)

 

"Myofascial Pain Syndrome: Clinical Manifestations and Interventional Treatment Through Intramuscular Stimulation (Myofascial Acupuncture)"
Robert Gerwin, MD

  "Two Views on Pelvic Care: Case Based Approaches to Common Genitourinary Pain Disorders (Dr. L. Bresler) and The Evidence-Based Application of Acupuncture in Obstetrics and Gynecology (Dr. D. Carr)"
Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA and David Carr, MD, PhD

5:00pm  Symposium adjourns

Symposium Brochure

Program brochure for the 2019 Symposium is available. Click on the image below to download.

Review the hotel and registration information and the program at a glance.

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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