Virtual Symposium

Annual Symposium Schedule-at-a-Glance

*This schedule is current as of March 16, 2021 and is subject to change.

The Academy provides opportunities to learn new information, techniques and current principles from fellow practitioners. Attendees also engage with featured speakers who are leading thinkers, researchers and advocates in the field of medical acupuncture.

The Schedule-at-a-Glance times are reflected in Pacific Daylight Time.

Continuing Education Credits

The Annual Symposium will offer more than 30 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ that may be claimed following participation in this three-day program or through subsequent review of the recorded content.

The Pre-Symposium optional workshops altogether will offer a total of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ that may be claimed following participation in the 1 live workshop and through the review of the recorded content of the other 3 workshops. (Each workshop is a separate fee. Each is worth 3 credits. Can be purchased individually or as a package.)

NCCAOM PDA Provider # 173327
Approved for 16 PDA credits for Virtual Symposium, April 30-May 2, 2021. Credits may be claimed through Attendance Verification form provided to the attendee.

Schedule-at-a-Glance

Pre-Symposium
Workshops
On-DemandWorkshop I – “Extraordinary Vessels: A Structural Approach – Integrating Clinical and Psychological Presentations with Structural Examination Findings to Determine Optimal EOV Combinations”
Joseph F Audette, MA, MD
On-DemandWorkshop II – “History, Clinical Applications, and Practice of Eight Treasures Qigong - Infusing Modern Medicine with Ancient Wisdom”
Barbara de la Torre, MD, FAAMA
On-DemandWorkshop III - "Acupuncture as an Adjunctive Therapy in Post-Concussion Syndrome"
Ayla Wolf, DAOM, LAc
LIVE ONLY! Offered at two times on April 29, 2021 - 3 hour duration each
No recording will be available!
Workshop IV – “Balance System Acupuncture: Single Systems Balancing”
Sonia Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP
Symposium Day One
Friday, April 30, 2021Symposium Day Two
Saturday, May 1, 2021Symposium Day Three
Sunday, May 2, 2021
8:00 am Opening and Welcome
“32nd Annual AAMA Symposium”
Freda L. Dreher, MD, FAAMA, AAMA President
Nancy Lorenzini, MD, FAAMA - Symposium Chair
8:00 amOpening and Welcome 7:30 am Opening and Welcome
8:15 am "Acupuncture and Whole Person Health"
Helene Langevin, MD
8:15 am "Tackling Maternal Obesity with Electroacupuncture"
David Coggin-Carr, MD, PhD
7:45 am Research Paper Competition Winner
9:15 am “Basic Acupuncture Curriculum and Implementation at a Pediatric Academic Medical Center”
Jennifer Dilts, DO, DABMA
9:15 am “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
8:15 am “Somatotopic Mapping and Its Relevance to Chinese Medicine”
David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc
10:15 am Networking Break10:15 am -Networking Break9:15 am “Physical Examination Evidence of Six Stages Primary Channel Coupling: Pilot Study & Implications”
Peter Dorsher, MD
10:30 am 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
10:30 am Tribute to Dr. Allen McDaniels10:15 am Networking Break
11:30 am Networking Break10:45 am“Qigong Exercise for Individuals with Chronic Pain and Parkinson’s Disease – Clinical Outcomes and Biomarker Findings”
Wen Liu, PhD
10:30 am "Modern Science: Demonstrating Fundamental Principles of Traditional Chinese Acupuncture"
Thomas Burgoon, MD
11:45 am CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS11:45 amNetworking Break11:30 am“Men’s Health: Chronic Prostatitis”
Larissa Bresler, MD, DABMA
“Aspects of Classical Herbalism and its Integration with Acupuncture”
Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD (China), LAc
NoonCONCURRENT WORKSHOPS12:30 pmNetworking Break
“Using Food as Medicine: 5 Phase Dietetics in the Kitchen”
C. Leslie Smith, LAc, MD, DABMA, Corry Meyers, LAc, and Charlyn Ware, MS, RD, LDN
“Advanced Acupuncture for Menopause”
Susie Hayes, LAc
12:45 pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS
"A Day in the Life of the Family Medicine Acupuncturist”
Kendra Unger, MD, FAAMA and Jason Oreskovich, DO, DABMA
“Using Electroacupuncture in Treating Several Chronic Pain Conditions and Practical Tools for Clinical Research on Acupuncture and Chronic Pain”
Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA
“An Evolutionary Biology Understanding of the Organ Systems and Channels"
David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc
12:45 pmNetworking Break“One Needle and More: A Multidimensional Approach to Acupuncture and Pain”
Mitchell Elkiss, DO, FAAMA
“Integrating 6 Stages Principles with Biomechanics and Neuroanatomic Acupuncture for Treating Joint and Spine Pain”
Peter Dorsher, MD
1:00 pmCONCURRENT WORKSHOPS CONTINUED1:00 pm Networking Break“Pulse Diagnosis”
Ann Cecil-Sterman, MS, MM, LAc
“Aspects of Classical Herbalism and its Integration with Acupuncture”
Arnaud Versluys, PhD, MD (China), LAc
1:15 pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS CONTINUED1:45 pm Networking Break
“Using Food as Medicine: 5 Phase Dietetics in the Kitchen”
C. Leslie Smith, LAc, MD, DABMA, Corry Meyers, LAc, and Charlyn Ware, MS, RD, LDN
“Advanced Acupuncture for Menopause”
Susie Hayes, LAc
2:00 pm CONCURRENT WORKSHOPS CONTINUED
"A Day in the Life of the Family Medicine Acupuncturist”
Kendra Unger, MD, FAAMA and Jason Oreskovich, DO, DABMA
“Using Electroacupuncture in Treating Several Chronic Pain Conditions and Practical Tools for Clinical Research on Acupuncture and Chronic Pain”
Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, DABMA
“An Evolutionary Biology Understanding of the Organ Systems and Channels"
David Miller, MD, FAAP, LAc
2:00 pmNetworking Break“One Needle and More: A Multidimensional Approach to Acupuncture and Pain”
Mitchell Elkiss, DO, FAAMA
“Integrating 6 Stages Principles with Biomechanics and Neuroanatomic Acupuncture for Treating Joint and Spine Pain”
Peter Dorsher, MD
2:15 pmPoster Session2:15 pmAAMA Annual Membership Meeting
* Members of the Academy Only
“Pulse Diagnosis”
Ann Cecil-Sterman, MS, MM, LAc
3:00 pm Closing Remarks

Event Details

Symposium Dates:

April 30 – May 2, 2021

Symposium Program Chairs:

Nancy Lorenzini, MD, DABMA, Co-Chair
Anna Esparham, MD, FAAMA, Co-Chair
Demetry Papodopolous, MD, Vice Chair

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