Annual Symposium Schedule

The Symposium will be an in-person meeting in Cincinnati, OH. The Schedule-at-a-Glance times are reflected in local Cincinnati, OH time.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Thursday, May 5, 2022

8:00-5:30 Pre-Symposium Workshops

Workshop I – topic: The Auricular Acupuncture Microsystem: Past, Present, and Future – Nader E. Soliman, MD, FAAMA

Workshop II – “Balance Methods in Acupuncture Practice” – Eileen Yue-Ling Han PhD, LAc

Workshop III – “West Meets East: Simplifying Constitutional Diagnosis and the Future of Constitutional” – Jeffrey Meyers, MD, LAc

Workshop IV – “20 Years of Neijing Research: What has been learned? Neijing Musculoskeletal Therapies. Role of Classical Texts” – Edward Neal, MD, MSOM

6:00-7:00pm Symposium Welcome Reception

Friday, May 6

7:45-8:00  Opening/Welcome

8:00-9:00  Plenary Session

9:00-10:00 Plenary Session

10:00-10:30 Break/Networking

10:30-11:30 Plenary Session

11:30-12:30 Plenary Session

12:30-1:30 Group Luncheon

1:30-3:30 Concurrent Workshops

3:30-4:00 Break/Networking

1:30-3:30 Concurrent Workshops Continued

6:15-10:00 Symposium Cocktails, Dinner and Celebration

Saturday, May 7

8:00-9:00 Plenary Session

9:00-9:45 Plenary Session

9;45-10:15  Break/Networking

10:15-11:15  Joseph M. Helms Founder’s Lecture

11:15-12:00  AAMA Annual Membership Meeting – Members of the Academy Only

12:00-1:30 Lunch on Your Own

1:30-3:30 Concurrent Workshops

3:30-4:00 Break/Networking

4:00-6:00 Concurrent Workshops Repeat

6:15-7:30 Poster Presentations & Cocktail Reception

Sunday, May 8

8:00-8:45am Annual Research Paper Competition Winner

8:45-9:30  Plenary Session

9:30-10:00 Break/Networking

10:00-11:00 Plenary Session

11:00-12:00 Plenary Session

12:00-1:00 Group Luncheon

1:00-5:00 ABMA Board Certification Exam

1:00-3:00 Concurrent Workshops

3:00-3:15 Break/Networking

3:15-5:00 Concurrent Workshops Continue

5:00 Symposium Adjourns

Annual Symposium Details

Thursday, May 5, 2022

7:30 am – 5:00 pm Pre-Symposium Registration

7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 5:30 pm PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS (CONCURRENT)

  • Workshop I – The Auricular Acupuncture Microsystem: Past, Present, and Future – Nader E. Soliman, MD, FAAMA
  • Workshop II – “Balance Methods in Acupuncture Practice” – Eileen Yue-Ling Han PhD, LAc
  • Workshop III – “West Meets East: Simplifying Constitutional Diagnosis and the Future of Constitutional” – Jeffrey Meyers, MD, LAc
  • Workshop IV – “20 Years of Neijing Research: What has been learned? Neijing Musculoskeletal Therapies. Role of Classical Texts” – Edward Neal, MD, MSOM

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

 

Friday, May 6, 2022

7:00 am – 5:30 pm        Annual Symposium Registration

7:00 am – 7:45 am         Continental Breakfast

7:45 am – 8:00 am         Annual Symposium Opening & Welcome

8:00 am – 9:00 am        “The Blind Wizards Inspect the Interstitial Elephant: Channels, Chakras, and Myofascial” – John C. Reed, MD, MDiv, FAAMA

9:00 am – 10:00 am       “BaGua and Five Phases in Medical Acupuncture” – Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA

10:00 am – 10:30 am     Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

10:30 am – 11:30 am     “Acupuncture and the Injured Physician” – Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA

11:30 am – 12:30 pm     “Relational Health:” The Key to Treating Toxic Stress in Children and Promoting Resilience in Adults – a Perfect Place for Chinese Medicine – Stephen Cowan, MD

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm      Group Luncheon

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm        Concurrent Workshops

  • “BaGua and Five Phases in Medical Acupuncture/ Distance Acupuncture” – Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA
  • “Pediatric Acupuncture: Relational Health” – Stephen Cowan, MD
  • “Acupuncture and the Injured Physician” – Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm        Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm       Concurrent Workshops (Continued)

  • Continued: “BaGua and Five Phases in Medical Acupuncture/ Distance Acupuncture” – Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA
  • Continued: “Pediatric Acupuncture: Relational Health” – Stephen Cowan, MD
  • Continued: “Acupuncture and the Injured Physician” – Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA

6:15 pm – 10:00 pm      Symposium Cocktails, Dinner and Celebration

Saturday, May 7, 2022

6:30 am – 7:30 am         Early Morning Exercise

7:00 am – 8:00 am        Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 9:00 am        “Mechanisms of Acupuncture” – Dr. Yi-Hung Chen

9:00 am – 9:45 am         “The Importance of Classical Text Research to Modern Physician Acupuncture Practice” – Edward Neal, MD, MSOM

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

10:15 am – 11:15 am     Joseph M. Helms Founder’s Lecture

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

Noon – 1:30 pm            Lunch on Your Own

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm        Concurrent Workshops

  • “Perioperative Acupuncture” -Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA
  • Facial Pain – Gary Stanton, MD, FAAMA
  • “Treating allergies with the SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment)” – Nader E. Soliman, MD, FAAMA
  • Point-Counterpoint Workshop – TBD

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm       Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Concurrent Workshops (Repeating)

  • Repeating: “Perioperative Acupuncture” -Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA
  • Repeating: Facial Pain – Gary Stanton, MD, FAAMA
  • Repeating: “Treating allergies with the SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment)” – Nader E. Soliman, MD, FAAMA
  • Point-Counterpoint Workshop – TBD

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm        Poster Presentations & Cocktail Reception

Sunday, May 8, 2022           

6:30 am – 7:30 am         Early Morning Exercise

7:00 am – 8:00 am         Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors

8:00 am – 8:45 am         Annual Research Paper Competition Winner – TBA

8:45 am – 9:30 am         “Mechanism of Acupuncture: fMRI Research” – Vitaly Napodow, PhD, LA

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

10:00 am – 11:00 am     Battlefield Acupuncture – Richard C Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH

11:00 am – Noon           Women’s Health – Elisabet Stener-Victorin, PhD

Noon – 1:00 pm            Group Luncheon

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm        ABMA BOARD CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION (Check-in by 12:30pm)

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm       Concurrent Workshops

  • Battlefield Acupuncture – Richard C Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Medical Acupuncture for Foot and Ankle Pain – Stevan Walkowski, DO, FAAMA
  • Hand Acupuncture – Jared West, LAc

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm        Refreshment Break

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm        Concurrent Workshops (Continued)

  • Continued: Battlefield Acupuncture – Richard C Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH
  • Continued:Medical Acupuncture for Foot and Ankle Pain – Stevan Walkowski, DO, FAAMA
  • Continued:Hand Acupuncture – Jared West, LAc

5:00 pm           Symposium Adjourns

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