The Annual AAMA Symposium will be April 13-16, 2023 at the Renaissance Dallas Addison Hotel in Dallas, TX. The theme of next year’s meeting is “Medical Acupuncture: Meeting the Challenges of an Evidence-Based World”.

The outstanding program will focus 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 includes three days of morning plenary presentations, and each afternoon features concurrent workshops on relevant topics.

A number of popular annual events will again return for this meeting. These include 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 will:

  • Expand awareness of scientific research into the effects of acupuncture.
  • Focus on clinically relevant treatment approaches that can easily be integrated into clinical practice.
  • Introduce attendees to a variety of approaches for the treatment of common conditions seen in clinical practice.
  • Teach attendees new ways to tailor acupuncture treatments to their individual patients.
  • Provide 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.

Symposium Information

2023 Symposium Planning Committee

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


2023 Objectives and Desired Outcomes

After attending the meeting, participants should be better 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.


2023 Accreditation

2023 CEUs

PDA credits pending approval. NCCAOM PDA Provider #173327


COVID Safety Information

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

Please be mindful of continuing Covid-19 precautions. At this time, while not officially required, face masks are recommended and suggested. Also, mindful social distancing is encouraged. Self assessment is encouraged – if you are not feeling well, do not participate. We will continue to monitor developments and revise these protocols as necessary.

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