The Annual AAMA Symposium was held April 13-16, 2023 at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Dallas, TX. The theme of the meeting was “Medical Acupuncture: Meeting the Challenges of an Evidence-Based World”.

The outstanding program focused on a diverse array of topics that are of interest to health care professionals engaged in, or interested in, incorporating medical acupuncture in their practice. The program included three days of morning plenary presentations, and each afternoon featured concurrent workshops on relevant topics.

A number of popular annual events returned for the meeting. These included the Founders Lecture,  Poster Presentation session and plenty of opportunities for networking with colleagues and exhibit companies.

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is designing the 2023 Symposium to meet an expressed need to explore the mechanisms of acupuncture from several different perspectives and to examine current scientific research in the field of medical acupuncture. It will address topics suggested by practitioners and stress a variety of approaches to practical clinical problems. Surveys and evaluations from previous symposia indicate there is a desire for more information about acupuncture techniques that honor the rich history of Asian medicine as applied to the contemporary, Western medical practice.

The 2023 Symposium:

  • Expanded awareness of scientific research into the effects of acupuncture.
  • Focused on clinically relevant treatment approaches that can easily be integrated into clinical practice.
  • Introduced attendees to a variety of approaches for the treatment of common conditions seen in clinical practice.
  • Taught attendees new ways to tailor acupuncture treatments to their individual patients.
  • Provided time for networking with leaders, peers and friends who practice medical acupuncture.

Who Should Attend?

The Symposium is designed for instruction and training of health care professionals interested in, or already practicing, medical acupuncture. Medical practitioners with no experience as well as those with extensive backgrounds in acupuncture will find the program useful to their medical practices.

The Annual Symposium emphasizes evidence-based scientific research that can be integrated with practical protocols for the serious clinician.

2023 Objectives and Desired Outcomes

After attending the meeting, participants are now able to:

  • Identify barriers and opportunities for the incorporation of acupuncture into existing medical practices, and recognize critical points in developing new practice models for acupuncture delivery;
  • Recognize acupuncture’s role in treatment options for acute and chronic pain syndromes of many types, and apply to various clinical cases;
  • Discuss the modern evidence base for acupuncture’s mechanisms of action, and recognize how these mechanisms interface with classical and modern treatment strategies.

Symposium Information

2023 Symposium Planning Committee

  • Jennifer Dilts, DO, DABMA, Chair
  • David Coggin-Carr, MD, PhD, DABMA, Vice-Chair
  • Timothy Carman, MD
  • Stephanie Cheng, MD, FAAMA
  • Valerie Ebel, MD
  • Sachiko Kaizuka, MD, DABMA
  • Yuan-Chi Lin, MD, FAAMA
  • Demetrios Papadopoulos, MD, FAAMA
  • Kathryn Peeden, MD, DABMA

2023 Annual Symposium Program

Want to learn more about the upcoming Symposium? View the full 2023 program!

2023 Accreditation

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 (Symposium) for a maximum of 21.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture designates this live activity (each Pre-Symposium workshop) for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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COVID & Meeting Safety Disclaimer

By registering for this meeting, participants acknowledge that they recognize the risks associated with attending and interacting with meeting attendees, staff, and others while participating in the AAMA Annual Symposium. Individuals exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 as defined by the CDC are prohibited from attending the meeting. By registering for this meeting, I acknowledge that AAMA is not liable for the spread or transfer of any virus, illness or injury for me or any of my guests as a result of attending the AAMA Annual Symposium.

Participants also acknowledge that participation in demonstrations or practical exercises during the meeting is voluntary and at participant’s own risk. By registering, you agree and understand requirements and potential risks with your participation.

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