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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)™.

CEU/PDA credits pending from NCCAOM (Provider #173327)

Pre-Symposium Workshops

Thursday, April 23, 2020
Vice-Chair: Nancy Lorenzini, MD, DABMA

 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: "Existential Crises, Mood Disorders & The
8 Extras"
Yvonne Farrell, DAOM, LAc

  Workshop II: "Principles and Practice of Auricular Acupuncture"
Nader Soliman, MD, FAAMA

  Workshop III: "Balance System Acupuncture: Single Systems Balancing"
Sonia Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP

 

Workshop IV: "Constitutional Facial Acupuncture: The New Protocols"
Mary Elizabeth Wakefield, LAc, MS, MM

 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: "One Root, Many Branches: Acupuncture Science for Our Modern Practices"
Symposium Chair: Anna Esparham, MD, DABMA

Friday, April 24, 2020

Time
Event
 7:00am-5:30pm Registration
 7:00am-7:45am Continental Breakfast
 7:45am-8:00am Opening and Welcome
"32nd Annual AAMA Symposium"
Freda L. Dreher, MD, FAAMA, AAMA President
Anna Esparham, MD, DABMA - Symposium Co-Chairs

 8:00am-9:00am "Rhapsody of 20 Years of Research of Acupuncture in Reproductive Health"
Elisabet Stener-Victorin, PhD

 9:00am-10:00am "Twenty Years of Acupuncture Research – An Engaging Learning Curve"
Hugh MacPherson, PhD

 10:00am-10:30am Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 10:30am-11:30am "Basic Acupuncture Curriculum and Implementation At a Pediatric Academic Medical Center"
Jennifer Dilts, DO, DABMA

 11:30am-12:30pm Joseph M. Helms Founder's Lecture
"New Science at the Tip of the Needle: How the Acus Foundation's 'Think Acupuncture First' Program at Nellis Air Force Base is Improving Care for Military Members Around the World"
Paul Crawford, MD

 12:30pm-1:30pm Group Luncheon
 1:30pm-3:30pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  "The Classically Correct Approach to Integrating Herbal Medicine Into Acupuncture Practice"
Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD (China), LAc

  "Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Results from the Acupuncture Triallists' Collaboration"
Hugh MacPherson, PhD

  "Women's Reproductive Health Symposium – Acupuncture as an Important Tool"
Elisabet Stener-Victorin, PhD

  "A Day in the Life of the Family Medicine Acupuncturist"
Kendra Unger, MD, FAAMA and Jason Oreskovich, DO, DABMA

 3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
 4:00pm-6:00pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
  (Continued) "The Classically Correct Approach to Integrating Herbal Medicine Into Acupuncture Practice"
Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD (China), LAc

  "Acupuncture-related Lifestyle Recommendations and their Impact Over the Longer Term"
Hugh MacPherson, PhD

  (Continued) "Women's Reproductive Health Symposium – Acupuncture as an Important Tool"
Elisabet Stener-Victorin, PhD

  (Continued) "A Day in the Life of the Family Medicine Acupuncturist"
Kendra Unger, MD, FAAMA and Jason Oreskovich, DO, DABMA

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

 Saturday, April 25, 2020

 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 "TBD"
David Carr, MBBS
9:00am-9:45am "Predicting Clinical Response to Acupuncture in Treating Chronic Low Back Pain with Multi-dimensional Phenotyping and Machine-learning: Results from Two Clinical Trials"
Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA

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

10:15am-11:15am "Qigong Exercise for Individuals with Chronic Pain and Parkinson’s Disease – Clinical Outcomes and Biomarker Findings"
Wen Liu, PhD

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
  "Advanced Acupuncture for Menopause"
Susie Hayes, LAc

  "Using Electroacupuncture in Treating Several Chronic Pain Conditions and Practical Tools for Clinical Research on Acupuncture and Chronic Pain "
Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA

  "One Needle and More: A Multidimensional Approach to Acupuncture and Pain"
Stevan Walkowski, DO, FAAMA

  "Treating allergies with the SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment)"
Nader Soliman, MD, FAAMA

 

Free Paper Session - Scholarly Papers Submitted by Members

3:30pm-4:00pm Refreshment Break with Exhibitors
4:00pm-6:00pm REPEATING WORKSHOPS
  "Advanced Acupuncture for Menopause"
Susie Hayes, LAc

 

"Using Electroacupuncture in Treating Several Chronic Pain Conditions and Practical Tools for Clinical Research on Acupuncture and Chronic Pain "
Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA

  "One Needle and More: A Multidimensional Approach to Acupuncture and Pain"
Stevan Walkowski, DO, FAAMA

  "Treating allergies with the SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment)"
Nader Soliman, MD, FAAMA

6:15pm-7:30pm

POSTER PRESENTATIONS
RECEPTION AND CALLIGRAPHY WITH DR. AUNG

 
Sunday, April 26, 2020

 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

7:45am -8:15am

Research Paper Winner -TBD

8:15am-8:45am  "Somatotopic Mapping and its Relevance to Chinese Medicine"
David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc

8:45am -9:15am

"Meridian Analysis in Sports: Long Kinetic Chain and the Use of Manual Therapy and Acupuncture"
Peter Dorsher, MD and Edsel Bittencourt, PT

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

9:45am – 10:30am 

"Recent advances in research on acupuncture mechanisms of action confirming fundamental principles of traditional Chinese acupuncture"
Thomas Burgoon, MD

10:30am-11:15am
"Men’s Health: Chronic Prostatitis"
Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA
 
11:15am-Noon
"Sunday Morning Faculty Q&A"
Panelists: David Miller, MD, FAAP, Lac, Peter Dorsher, MD, Edsel Bittencourt, PT, Thomas Burgoon, MD, and Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA
Moderator: TBD

Noon-1:00pm
Group Luncheon
1:00pm-5:00pm
ABMA Board Certification Examination (Check-in by 12:30pm) 
1:00pm-3:00pm  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS

"An Evolutionary Biology Understanding of the Organ Systems and Channels"
David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc

 

"Integrating Acupuncture and Myofascial Meridian Techniques in Acupuncture Practice"
Peter Dorsher, MD, Edsel Bittencourt, PT, and Gianluca Bianco

  "Pulse Diagnosis"
Ann Cecil-Sterman, MS, MM, LAc

3:00pm-3:15pm  Refreshment Break 
3:15pm-5:00pm  CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS 
  "An Evolutionary Biology Understanding of the Organ Systems and Channels"
David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc

  "Integrating Acupuncture and Myofascial Meridian Techniques in Acupuncture Practice"
Peter Dorsher, MD, Edsel Bittencourt, PT, and Gianluca Bianco

  "Pulse Diagnosis"
Ann Cecil-Sterman, MS, MM, LAc

5:00pm  Symposium adjourns

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