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.

COVID Safety Information

The health and safety of our meeting attendees is our highest priority, and AAMA is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. AAMA is committed to taking appropriate precautions to provide a safe environment that does not place conference attendees at undue risk.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, protocols for the in-person meeting will be enhanced to provide a safe meeting environment that allows attendees to feel comfortable with their participation in this event. We will continue to monitor developments and revise these protocols as necessary as we get closer to the meetin

Thursday, May 5, 2022

8:00-5:30 Pre-Symposium Workshops

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

Workshop II – “Dr. Tan’s Balance Method Acupuncture in Practice” – Eileen Yue-Ling Han PhD, LAc

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

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 Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation session

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 Repeat

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 – “Dr. Tan’s Balance Method Acupuncture in Practice” – Eileen Yue-Ling Han PhD, LAc
  • Workshop III – “West Meets East: Simplifying Constitutional Diagnosis and the Future of Constitutional Diagnosis” – Jeffrey Meyers, MD, LAc

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 Meridians” – 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 Families – A Perfect Place for Chinese Medicine 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
  • “Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques for the Injured Physician” – Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA
  • Point/Counterpoint Panel Session – topics/speakers TBD

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: “Medical Acupuncture and Related Techniques for the Injured Physician” – Freda Dreher, MD, FAAMA
  • Point/Counterpoint Panel Session – topics/speakers TBD

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

Saturday, May 7, 2022

6:30 am – 7:30 am        Early Morning Exercise
Rey Ximenes, MD, FAAMA

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

8:00 am – 9:00 am        “Mechanisms of Acupuncture: The Role of Orexin-endocannabinoid and Opioid Signaling in the Acupuncture Analgesia” – 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: “Treating Problems Behind the Problem: Acupuncture Approaches to Stress” – Joseph Helms, MD, FAAMA

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

  • “Hospital-Based Perioperative Acupuncture” -Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA
  • “Auricular Acupuncture for Facial Pain” – Gary Stanton, MD, FAAMA
  • “Treating Allergies with the SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment)” – Nader E. Soliman, MD, FAAMA

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

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

  • Repeating: “Hospital-Based Perioperative Acupuncture” -Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA
  • Repeating: “Auricular Acupuncture for Facial Pain” – Gary Stanton, MD, FAAMA
  • Repeating: “Treating Allergies with the SAAT (Soliman Auricular Allergy Treatment)” – Nader E. Soliman, MD, FAAMA

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

Sunday, May 8, 2022           

6:30 am – 7:30 am        Early Morning Exercise
Rey Ximenes, MD, FAAMA

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

8:00 am – 8:45 am        Medical Acupuncture Research Foundation Session
Featured Presentation: “The Neuroanatomic and Neurophysiologic Basis of Acupuncture Anatomy and Physiology”
Peter Dorsher, MD

8:45 am – 9:30 am         “Neuroimaging Mechanisms of Acupuncture: From Somatosensation to Therapeutic Alliance” – Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LAc

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

10:00 am – 11:00 am     “Battlefield Acupuncture 21 Years Later” – Richard C Niemtzow, MD, PhD, MPH

11:00 am – Noon          “Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – How Does Acupuncture Affect Reproductive and Metabolic Dysfunction” – Elisabet Stener-Victorin, PhD

Noon – 1:00 pm            Group Luncheon

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

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 (Repeating)

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

5:00 pm           Symposium Adjourns

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