About the Symposium

AAMA’s 2023 Annual Symposium


The Annual Symposium is an educational meeting for health care professionals interested in, or already practicing 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 purpose of the Symposium is to keep AAMA Members and interested health care professionals abreast of the current status of the study of acupuncture and acupuncture research. To accomplish its purpose, the Symposium offers a program of continuing education designed to explore the mechanisms and applications of acupuncture from diverse perspectives. This meeting addresses topics specifically suggested by practitioners and expands on many different approaches for addressing practical clinical problems. An emphasis on evidence-based, scientific research is integrated with classical and modern protocols for the serious clinician. Surveys and evaluations from previous symposia have indicated that there is a strong desire for information about acupuncture techniques that honor the rich history of Asian medicine, while applying this to contemporary Western medical practice.  This symposium explores just that, while providing the preeminent opportunity for networking among medical professionals working in this rich and expanding field.

This symposium will present multi-faceted approaches for understanding, appreciating, and applying acupuncture in today’s practice. It will expand awareness of the scientific research into the effects of acupuncture, while enhancing understandings of classical wisdom.  It will help clinicians apply the medicine both towards direct patient care, and in overcoming care delivery challenges.


The Symposium is designed to provide individuals with a wide range of learning opportunities, activities, and experiences that will match their educational and professional development needs.


By the conclusion of the Symposium, participants should be able to:

  • Apply new knowledge and ideas to improve their medical acupuncture practice
  • Adapt concepts and quality measures in support of research advancements
  • Enhance the quality of patient care

Continuing Education Credits

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAMA designates this live activity (Symposium) for a maximum of (Coming Soon) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

NCCAOM PDA Provider # 173327
Total number of PDA credits – coming soon!

Disclosure Information

In accordance with the ACCME Accreditation Criteria, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture must ensure that anyone in a position to control the content of the educational activity (planners and speakers/authors/discussants/moderators) has disclosed all financial relationships with any commercial interest (termed by the ACCME as “ineligible companies”, defined below) held in the last 24 months (see below for definitions).

Ineligible Company

The ACCME defines an “ineligible company” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services used on or consumed by patients. Providers of clinical services directly to patients are NOT included in this definition.

Financial Relationships

Relationships in which the individual benefits by receiving a salary, royalty, intellectual property rights, consulting fee, honoraria, ownership interest (e.g., stocks, stock options or other ownership interest, excluding diversified mutual funds), or other financial benefit. Financial benefits are usually associated with roles such as employment, management position, independent contractor (including contracted research), consulting, speaking and teaching, membership on advisory committees or review panels, board membership, and other activities from which remuneration is received, or expected. ACCME considers relationships of the person involved in the CME activity to include financial relationships of a spouse or partner.

Conflict of Interest

Circumstances create a conflict of interest when an individual has an opportunity to affect CME content about products or services of an ineligible company with which he/she has a financial relationship.

The ACCME also requires that AAMA manage any reported conflict and eliminate the potential for bias during the educational activity. Any conflicts noted have been managed to our satisfaction. The disclosure information is intended to identify any commercial relationships and allow learners to form their own judgments. However, if you perceive a bias during the educational activity, please report it on the evaluation.

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

COVID Safety Information

The health and safety of our meeting attendees is our highest priority, and AAMA will be 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.  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 closer to the meeting.

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