• Presented By

    Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA


1-Hour Live Webcast

Wednesday, August 11, 2021
8:00 pm EDT, 7:00 pm CDT, 5:00 pm PDT


Integrative health therapies are gaining popularity with increasing numbers of patients expecting to be offered non-pharmacologic options when seeking treatment. The Joint Commission requires hospitals to offer nonpharmacologic pain relief options, but despite this mandate, integrative health practices are rarely routinely incorporated into perioperative care. Join Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA for an insightful discussion of her experience incorporating acupuncture intraoperatively as part of a multimodal analgesia regimen. During this webinar, she will speak to implementation of a perioperative acupuncture program, how to identify potential roadblocks as well as highlighting the evidence that supports its usage. Q&A to follow.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this webcast physician participants will be able to:

  • Identify areas to incorporate acupuncture into perioperative period.
  • Recognize potential roadblocks of implementation of a perioperative program.
  • Explain how perioperative acupuncture can help in decreasing opioid usages post operatively.

Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA

Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA completed her Anesthesiology Residency at Yale and her Regional Anesthesia and acute pain management fellowship at Hospital for Special Surgery where she currently works. In addition to her regional anesthesiology practice, she is also a board-certified medical acupuncturist and serves as the Director of the integrative medicine program where she has been successful in integrating medical acupuncture as part of a multimodal approach to post-operative pain control. She also serves as the residency program site director at HSS for Cornell, Johns Hopkins, Georgetown, and UCSF rotating residents.

In addition to her interests in integrative medicine and resident education, she is also an active advocate of Point of Care ultrasound and has collaborated on several research projects and served as faculty at several national PoCUS workshops.

To Register

The fee to participate in this LIVE activity is $40/members and $70/non-members per webcast. Note: The special discounted pricing for this activity!

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Once paid, access instructions will be emailed to participant. At the conclusion of the LIVE activity, an evaluation/survey must be completed with attestation of credit/participation. Certificate of completion will be emailed when completed evaluation/survey is completed.


The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The AAMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure Statement

Stephanie Cheng, MD, DABMA has indicated no real or apparent conflicts.

The reviewers and activity planners have no financial relationships to disclose.