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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: "The Auricular Causative Approach for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Neurologic Conditions"
Nadia Volf, MD, PhD

  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: "Art of Healing: Acupuncture Peals 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 H. Helms Founder's Lecture - TBD

 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

  "The Luo-collateral: Self Preservation and Latency"
Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc

  "Auricular Causative Approach for Diagnosis and Treatment of Different Respiratory Conditions, Including Acute Otolaryngeal Infections, Adjunctive Support for Respiratory Cancer Processes, and Chronic Bronchitis and Pneumonitis"
Nadia Volf, MD, PhD

 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) "The Luo-collateral: Self Preservation and Latency"
Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc

  (Continued) "Auricular Causative Approach for Diagnosis and Treatment of Different Respiratory Conditions, Including Acute Otolaryngeal Infections, Adjunctive Support for Respiratory Cancer Processes, and Chronic Bronchitis and Pneumonitis"
Nadia Volf, MD, PhD

 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 "Can Acupuncture Influence the Genetical Predisposition for the Disease?"
Nadia Volf, MD, PhD

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, MD

  "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, MD

  "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  "Practical Approach to Interstitial Cystitis/Painful Bladder Syndrome--Secrets From a Urologist"
Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA and David Carr, MBBS

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

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

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                       

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

 

"Case Based Approach to Common Genitourinary Pain Disorders"
Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA and David Carr, MBBS            

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

"Rapid Acupuncture for Acute Musculoskeletal Conditions"
Marcia Yamamura, MD                       

 

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

  "Case Based Approach to Common Genitourinary Pain Disorders"
Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA and David Carr, MBBS

5:00pm  Symposium adjourns
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