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The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture® Proudly Sponsors The 28th Annual AAMA Symposium

April 7th through 10th, 2016, at the Anaheim Hilton in Anaheim, California

Converging Networks in Medical Acupuncture. The Synergy of Science and Tradition.

2016 SyMPoSiuM FACulTy

MARILYN ALLEN

American Acupuncture Council; Orange, CA

JOSEPH AUDETTE, MD

Harvard Vanguard Medical Associate; Assistant

Clinical Professor of Medicine; Harvard Medical

School; Boston, MA

LAURA BOWMAN, MD, DABMA

Symposium Co-Chair; Metro Acupuncture;

Atlanta, GA

SAMUEL A. COLLINS

HJ Ross Company; National Chiropractic

Council; American Acupuncture Council;

Orange, CA

REMY COEYTAUX, MD, PhD

Treasurer/Board of Directors, Society of

Acupuncture Research; Associate Professor,

Department of Community & Family Medicine;

Duke Clinical Research Institute; Duke University

School of Medicine; Durham, NC

STEPHEN COWAN, MD

Attending Physician, Hudson Valley Hospital

Center, Department of Pediatrics; Clinical Faculty

Instructor, New York Medical College, Department

of Family Medicine; Founder, The Westchester

Center for Holistic Families; Mt. Kisco, NY

PETER T. DORSHER, MD

Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation;

Mayo Clinic in Florida; Jacksonville, FL

JOSEPH M. HELMS, MD, FAAMA

Director, Helms Medical Institute (HMI);

Founding President, American Academy of

Medical Acupuncture; Berkeley, CA

DANIEL KEOWN, MBCHB, MCEM, LAc

Turnbridge Wells, England

HELENE LANGEVIN, MD

University of Vermont, College of Medicine

Burlington, VT; Director of the Osher Center for

Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School

and Brigham and Women's Hospital; Boston, MA

FRANCISCO LOZANO, MD

Professor, National School of Medicine and

Homeopathy, National Polytechnic Institute;

Ticomán, México D.F., Mexico

DAVID MILLER, MD, LAc

Associate Professor, Pacific College of Oriental

Medicine; Adjunct Faculty, National University of

Health Sciences; Owner/Medical Director,

East–West Integrated Medicine, LLC; President,

Illinois Acupuncture Federation; Medical Doctor

Representative to Illinois Board of Acupuncture;

Chicago, IL

NARDA ROBINSON, DO, DVM, FAAMA

Co-Symposium Chair; Assistant Professor,

Department of Clinical Sciences, College of

Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

Colorado State University; Fort Collins, CO

THOMAS OTS, MD

Chairman, NADA-Austria (National Acupuncture

Detoxification Association); Editor-in-Chief,

German Journal of Acupuncture and Related

Techniques; Pain Management Lecturer, Medical

University; Private Clinic (Acupuncture,

Traditional Chinese Medicine, Psychosomatics);

Graz, Austria

JESSICA RYCHEL, DVM, CCRP

Fort Collins Veterinary Emergency and

Rehabilitation Hospital; Affiliate Faculty,

Department of Clinical Sciences; Colorado

State University; Fort Collins, CO

TOKU TAKAHASHI, MD, PHD

Department of Surgery; Medical College of

Wisconsin; Milwaukee, WI

NADIA VOLF, MD, PHD

Founder, Director and Professor – Acupuncture

Program; Medical School, Paris XI University;

Paris, France

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE REVIEW COURSE

The Academy will offer the Medical Acupuncture Review Course on Tuesday and

Wednesday, April 5 –6, prior to the start of the Symposium. The Review Course

will meet from 9:00 am–5:00 pm on Tuesday, April 5, and from 8:00 am–4:00 pm

on Wednesday, April 6. The ABMA Board Certification Examination will be offered

on Sunday, April 10, from 1:00 pm–5:00 pm. Separate registration is required for

the Review Course. Registration information has been forwarded to Academy

Practice members. Others may contact the AAMA office for registration materials

or go to www.medicalacupuncture.org and click on Review Course

Registration/Information.

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inTroduCTion

The American Academy of Medical Acupuncture ® is pleased to present a symposium

designed 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. This meeting addresses topics suggested by practitioners and

stresses many different approaches for addressing practical clinical problems. An emphasis

on evidence-based scientific research is integrated with practical protocols for

the serious clinician. Surveys and evaluations from previous symposia indicate that

there is a desire for more information about acupuncture techniques that honor the

rich history of Asian medicine as applied to contemporary Western medical practices.

The various approaches and styles reviewed will include: neuroanatomic acupuncture,

pediatric acupuncture, Five Phases, auricular medicine, veterinary acupuncture,

practice management – coding/billing, laser therapy, and acupuncture research.

This conference will offer a multi-tiered approach for the understanding and clinical

relevance of acupuncture in daily practice. It will expand our awareness of scientific

research into the effects of acupuncture, and provide participants with information

about different approaches for the treatment of common conditions seen in clinical

practice. Clinicians will learn multi-faceted ways to tailor acupuncture treatments for

their individual patients. This conference will focus on clinically relevant treatment

approaches that can easily be integrated into clinical practice.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The Symposium is designed for instruction and training of health care professionals

interested in or already practicing acupuncture. Medical practitioners with no

experience and those with extensive background in medical acupuncture will find the

program useful in their medical practices.

The Pre-Symposium Workshops are intended to provide a more concentrated learning

experience where the faculty can spend the entire day focused on a topic in greater

depth and with more time for practical examples from clinical experiences.

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 22 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.

SyMPoSiuM objeCTiveS

Learning objectives for physicians attending the Symposium General

Sessions. Physicians will be able to:

• Discuss the mechanisms of needling involving both connective tissue elements and

peripheral sensory modulation.

• Describe the evidence regarding the role of connective tissue in generating

musculoskeletal pain.

• Explain the role of ultrasound elastography in quantitative evaluation of

acupuncture needling.

• Further the understanding of modern research on the importance of segmental

anatomy in designing acupuncture research trials and in clinical use of acupuncture.

• Describe pediatric conditions such as Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity Disorder

(ADHD) in terms of the 5 Phases Model and discuss their management accordingly.

• Identify similarities and differences between human and veterinary medical acupuncture

in order to determine ways in which shared knowledge benefits both domains.

• Learn how the Auricular Causative Diagnosis approach provides insight into the

origin of illness and its prevention.

• Deepen awareness of the Yin/Yang and Five Phases theories and how they relate to

modern biomedical physiology concepts.

• Review research breakthroughs of 2015.

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• Learn how to write a systematic review and case study

suitable for publication.

• Describe the mechanisms of laser acupuncture and

learn about the risks and benefits of this modality.

• Learn how to apply laser acupuncture clinically.

• Understand how science explains the mysteries

of acupuncture.

• Learn about ways in which veterinary acupuncture

informs and upgrades human acupuncture, along with

evidence-based treatment techniques.

• Identify key issues in coding and billing for acupuncture

and know how to resolve them.

• Identify the theories and practice of trigger

point therapies.

• Recognize the cultivating spirituality in healing.

• Assess a patient using pulse diagnosis and determining

a pattern of disharmony.

THurSdAy, APril 7, 2016

PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS

— Pre-Symposium Co-Chairs —

Laura Bowman, MD, DABMA

Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

REGISTRATION

7:30 am – 8:00 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:00 am – 5:30 pm

ALL WORKSHOPS ARE CONCURRENT

10:00 am – 10:15 am and 3:30 pm – 3:45 pm

TWO REFRESHMENT BREAKS

SPECIAL ADVANCED LEVEL WORKSHOP

Extraordinary Vessels and Spirit Points to

Alleviate Trauma Spectrum Symptoms

Presented by Joseph M. Helms, MD, FAAMA

Extraordinary vessels (aka curious meridians) and

spirit points (aka ghost points) are two of the most

arcane aspects of the acupuncture tradition. Their

clinical applications involve global energy balancing

and release of obstacles interfering with physical and

psychospiritual health. Dr. Helms has a decade of

experience working with civilian and military patients

combining these approaches, and is convinced of

their value in alleviating symptoms of the trauma

spectrum, military and domestic.

The workshop includes preparatory reading and

video viewing, and intensive live academic and

clinical didactics, demonstrations, and case

discussions. At the conclusion of the workshop

participants will be able to apply these approaches as

they assist patients living with and recovering from

physical and psychospiritual traumatic events.

Learning Objectives. At the end of this workshop,

attendees will be able to...

• Appreciate and understand the traditional and contemporary

interpretation of extraordinary vessels

and spirit points.

• Incorporate the diagnostic steps to arrive at an individualized

treatment for the traumatized patient.

• Apply clinical techniques of incorporating extraordinary

vessel and spirit point techniques.

Advanced Level Workshop Fee – $495

REQUIREMENTS FOR SPECIAL WORKSHOP. This is not a workshop for beginners

or physicians not intimately experienced with this patient population.

Those interested in this workshop will need to apply and be screened

for approval to attend. Acceptance is not automatic with application;

board certification or eligibility is preferred but not required. Along with

the registration form and fee, an applicant must submit a statement of

their acupuncture training and practice experience, and the patient population

they plan to treat following the training. Those accepted as workshop

participants will be sent video and printed materials to review prior

to arrival at the workshop - six hours of reading and video review is required

prior to arrival at the workshop. Because of the preparatory work

involved, the deadline to apply for the workshop is March 7, 2016. Applications

cannot be accepted after March 7th or on-site at the meeting.

PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOP I

An Integrated Neuroanatomical Approach to

Acupuncture Using the Very Point Technique and

Trigger Point Needling

Workshop presented by Joseph Audette, MD. The

workshop will present the Very Point technique for segmental

desensitization developed by the German Master

Physician Acupuncturist, Jochen Gleditsch and integrate

this technique with use of dry needling for musculoskeletal

disorders. The theory of acupuncture point

activation due to central sensitization will be reviewed

and practical palpatory methods of finding active points

on the body will be discussed. Use of the Very Point

technique segmentally using neuroanatomical considerations

as well as with microsystems and in scar deactivation

will be discussed as a means to desensitize the

area of pain or muscular dysfunction prior to local treatments

along with the diagnostic and therapeutic skills

necessary to begin applying this methodology in the

clinic. These methods will be examined as they relate to

a Structural Acupuncture approach using trigger point

needling techniques. The fundamental premise of a

Structural Acupuncture approach is that in the human

body, structure informs health and health informs

structure. This implies that careful inspection of the

structural integrity of a person – the muscle balance, the

joint function, the spring and irritability of the deep and

superficial fascia, the integrity and sensitivity of the

skin – all provide useful information about their underlying

health. Theoretically, the responsiveness of the surface

energetics is so finely tuned, that careful palpation

can direct us towards pathology that may still be in an

emergent state – not fully apparent – based on traditional

measures of disease used in Western medicine.

As part of the discussion of Structural Acupuncture, the

concept of tensile membrane tension will be proposed

as a means of examining and treating dysfunction in

complex macrostructures such as the muscle and

fascia. Within such structures, interlocking nodes can

develop a dysfunctional amount of stress. Areas of

nodal stress correspond to locations where there is a

high level of potential energy that manifests clinically

as an area of sensitization that will respond more readily

to needle stimulation. The focus of this workshop will

be to teach participants to recognize common areas of

nodal stress that prevent recovery from musculoskeletal

injuries and to use Very Point technique and direct

trigger point needling to deactivate and restore equilibrium

to the structure.

Participants will be able to practice these techniques on

each other so that they can develop their own skill set

and apply immediately upon return to their own clinic.

Case presentations, as well as practical demonstrations

and audience participation will reinforce the technique

for various musculoskeletal and pain disorders

Learning Objectives. At the end of this workshop,

attendees will be able to...

• Apply the Very Point technique to deactivate a

sensitized segment in the treatment of common

musculoskeletal pain issues.

• Incorporate a Structural Acupuncture palpatory

approach to locate sensitized nodal stress points in

the muscular fascia.

• Utilize trigger point needling methods to deactivate

the nodal stress points.

• Integrate the Very Point technique with the Structural

Acupuncture methods to treat musculoskeletal pain.

PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOP II

Channel Palpation: Science and Art in Acupuncture

Workshop presented by Daniel Keown, MBChB, MCEM,

LAc. Dan Keown’s passion is connecting the science of

biomedicine with the science of Chinese medicine. He

then uses the art of both in the understanding and

practice of acupuncture. His recent, wonderful book,

The Spark in the Machine, is inspired by a renowned

teacher’s instruction to write about the parallels between

embryology and acupuncture channels.

Why does Chinese Medicine talk about channels and qi,

and how is that relevant to acupuncture practice? How

do we understand the pathogens of Cold, Heat, Wind,

and Damp in terms of biomedicine? How does the channel

system inter-relate with the organs? Why is channel

palpation useful? What does it tell us about the body?

Dr. Keown’s workshop concentrates on the scientific

aspects of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture and

creates a firm foundation for truly understanding Chinese

Medicine. This understanding builds a fantastic new

biomedical mode of the body that can guide our practice

of acupuncture. The session will start with the qi and the

jing luo, move onto the physiology of the channels (jing

luo) and points, then pathogens and channel pathology.

Finally, the workshop will provide a brief overview on

understanding the Chinese concepts of the organs and

the anatomical location of their channels.

Learning Objectives. At the end of this workshop,

attendees will be able to...

• Explain the biomedical basis of qi, channels and

pathogens.

• Explain channel pathology and Chinese organs.

• Identify the anatomical location of channels.

PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOP III

Integrative Medicine and TCM Acupuncture-

Moxibustion for Common Diseases

Workshop presented by Francisco Lozano, MD. Dr.

Lozano will discuss the Etiology, Pathophysiology,

Pattern Discrimination, Therapeutic Principles, and TCM

treatment of various common diseases. Concurrently he

will analyze their correlation with modern medical

concepts as well as the integration of diagnosis and

treatment in medical practice. Based on his more than 30

years of experience, he will share what he considers to

be the most suitable acupuncture and related techniques

for these conditions along with how to individualize them

for patients.

He will address diseases such as: Type 2 diabetes,

obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, late complications of

diabetes and metabolic syndrome, cancer, heart disease,

renal disease, autoimmune diseases, climacteric

syndrome, senility, etc.

Dr. Lozano will explain some important theoretical

aspects and practical clinical knowledge that is

commonly missing or confusing in currently available

literature. The meaning and importance of TCM concepts

of Blood Stagnation, Phlegm, and Toxic Heat will be

discussed. Techniques such as fire needle, moxibustion,

cupping-bleeding, point injection and catgut embedding

will be explained and demonstrated along with the

details of function, indications and precautions for

each technique.

THURSDAY EVENING EVENT

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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aaMa 28th annual MeDiCal aCuPunCture syMPosiuM — General event sCheDule

FriDay, aPril 8, 2016 saturDay, aPril 9, 2016 sunDay, aPril 10, 2016

— Symposium Co-Chairs —

Laura Bowman, MD, DABMA

Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

REGISTRATION

7:00 am – 7:45 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

PLENARY SESSION

7:45 am – 8:00 am

OPENING AND WELCOME

Thomas Burgoon, DO, DABMA, AAMA President

Narda Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA, Symposium Co-Chair

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Acupuncture, Connective Tissue and Peripheral

Sensory Modulation

Helene Langevin, MD

9:00 am – 10:00 am

Segmental Anatomy – Considerations for further

Acupuncture Research

Thomas Ots, MD

10:00 am – 10:30 am

REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:30 am – 11:30 am

Pediatrics and the Five Phases of Attention Deficit Disorder

Stephen Cowan, MD

11:30 am – 12:30 pm

One Health, One Acupuncture

Jessica Rychel, DVM, CCRP

12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

GROUP LUNCHEON

1:30 am – 3:30 pm

CONCURRENT CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP A

Pediatrics and the Five Phases of Well Child Care

Stephen Cowan, MD

WORKSHOP B

Using Ultrasound to Understand Acupuncture:

Looking Beneath the Surface

Helene Langevin, MD

WORKSHOP C

One Health, One Acupuncture

Jessica Rychel, DVM, CCRP

WORKSHOP D

Segmental Anatomy – How Much does it Change

our Acupuncture Therapies?

Thomas Ots, MD

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CONCURRENT CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP A [CONTINUED]

Pediatrics and the Five Phases of Well Child Care

Stephen Cowan, MD

WORKSHOP B [CONTINUED]

Using Ultrasound to Understand Acupuncture:

Looking Beneath the Surface

Helene Langevin, MD

WORKSHOP C [CONTINUED]

One Health, One Acupuncture

Jessica Rychel, DVM, CCRP

WORKSHOP D [CONTINUED]

Segmental Anatomy – How Much does it Change

our Acupuncture Therapies?

Thomas Ots, MD

6:15 pm – 10:00 pm

SYMPOSIUM DINNER AND CELEBRATION

(Included for all registered Delegates.)

6:30 am – 7:30 am

EARLY MORNING TAI CHI

Location TBD. All registrants/guests are welcome.

Facilitated by Rey Ximenes, MD, FAAMA

7:00 am – 7:45 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

PLENARY SESSION

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Auricular Causative Diagnosis:

Finding the Root of the Disease

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Integrative Theory of the Five Phases

Nadia Volf, MD, PhD

David Miller, MD, LAc

9:45 am – 10:15 am

REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:15 am – 11:15 am

JOSEPH M. HELMS FOUNDER’S LECTURE

ACUS 2016: The Nellis Project

Joseph M. Helms, MD, FAAMA

11:15 am – 12:00 pm

AAMA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

CONCURRENT CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP A

Integrative Theory of the Five Phases

David Miller, MD, LAc

WORKSHOP B

Auricular Causative Diagnosis:

Finding the Root of the Disease

Nadia Volf, MD, PhD

WORKSHOP C

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD

WORKSHOP D

Coding/Billing

Sam Collins, HJ Ross Company

WORKSHOP E

Free Paper Session

Scholarly Papers Submitted by Members

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

CONCURRENT CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP A [CONTINUED]

Integrative Theory of the Five Phases

David Miller, MD, LAc

WORKSHOP B [CONTINUED]

Auricular Causative Diagnosis:

Finding the Root of the Disease

Nadia Volf, MD, PhD

WORKSHOP C [CONTINUED]

Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses

Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD

WORKSHOP D [CONTINUED]

Coding/Billing

Sam Collins, HJ Ross Company

6:15 pm – 7:30 pm

POSTER PRESENTATIONS AND

WINE & CHEESE RECEPTION

6:30 am – 7:30 am

EARLY MORNING TAI CHI

Location TBD. All registrants/guests are welcome.

Facilitated by Rey Ximenes, MD, FAAMA

7:00 am – 7:45 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST WITH EXHIBITORS

7:45 am – 8:30 am

AAMA RESEARCH PAPER PRESENTATION

PLENARY SESSION

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Laser Acupuncture: A Neuromodulatory and

Regenerative Treatment

Peter T. Dorsher, MD

9:30 am – 10:00 am

REFRESHMENT BREAK WITH EXHIBITORS

10:00 am – 11:00 am

Somatoautonomic Pathways Regulating Acupuncture

Effects in the Gastrointestinal Tract

Toku Takahashi, MD, PhD

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

What God Forgot to tell Surgeons: How Fascia Unites Eastern

and Western Medicine

Daniel Keown, MBChB, MCEM, LAc

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

GROUP LUNCHEON

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

CONCURRENT CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP A

Laser Therapy

Peter T. Dorsher, MD

WORKSHOP B

Navigating the Health Insurance Terrain: Rules,

Benefits, Precautions, and Helpful Hints for Maximizing

Acupuncture Benefits

Marilyn Allen

WORKSHOP C

Neuroanatomic Treatment Techniques Based on

Research Evidence for Human and Veterinary Patients

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

REFRESHMENT BREAK

3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

CONCURRENT CLINICAL WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOP A [REPEAT]

Laser Therapy

Peter T. Dorsher, MD

WORKSHOP B [CONTINUED]

Navigating the Health Insurance Terrain: Rules,

Benefits, Precautions, and Helpful Hints for Maximizing

Acupuncture Benefits

Marilyn Allen

WORKSHOP C [CONTINUED]

Neuroanatomic Treatment Techniques Based on

Research Evidence for Human and Veterinary Patients

Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, FAAMA

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

BOARD CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION

Offered by the American Board of Medical Acupuncture – Available

only for those who have applied for Board Certification and have

been found "Board Eligible". Separate reservation is required.

Contact the ABMA office for more information.

5:00 pm

SYMPOSIUM ADJOURNS

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General

inForMation

HOW TO REGISTER

IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR THE

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEES,

REGISTRATION FORM AND PAYMENT

IN FULL MUST BE RECEIVED BY

JANUARY 25, 2016.

Registration forms received after

January 25, 2016, will be charged the

regular fees. Registra tions received

after March 7, 2016, will be charged the

late reservation fees. All participants,

authors and presenters at tending the

meeting must register. Pro grams and

name badges will be distrib uted on site.

To reg ister, go online at www.med i calacu

punc ture.org, or use the en closed

Regis tration Form and return it, with

your payment in full [check made

payable to AAMA], or return it by fax

if paying by credit card. Be sure to

indicate your prefer ences for the Pre-

Symposium Work shops. Space for

these sessions is limited, and will be

assigned strictly on a first-come, first

served basis. Registration confirmations

will be sent within two weeks of

receipt. Use one Registration Form

per Attendee.

CANCELLATIONS

Requests for refunds must be in writing

and received at the Acad emy’s office by

March 28, 2016. There will be a $75

handling fee assessed for all cancel lations.

NO refunds will be issued for cancellations

received after Mar. 28, 2016.

TUITION

Tuition includes refreshment breaks,

lunch on Friday and Sunday and the

Saturday afternoon Wine and Cheese

Reception. This year the tuition fee also

includes the Friday Dinner/Entertainment.

All fees payable in U.S. Dollars.

PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS

Workshops I, II, and III

Cost per person $295

Special Advanced Level Workshop

Cost per person $495

SYMPOSIUM

REGISTRATION FEES

Early Bird Registration

For AAMA Members Only

Cost Per Person

(Received by January 25, 2016)

AAMA Fellow & Full Members $685

AAMA Affiliate Members $785

Non-Members (Includes 1 year

Affiliate Membership Fee) $935

Medical Students, Residents,

and Active Military (must

submit proof of status) $485

Regular Registration

Cost Per Person

(Received by March 7, 2016)

AAMA Fellow & Full Members $735

AAMA Affiliate Members $835

Non-Members (Includes 1 year

Affiliate Membership Fee) $935

Medical Students, Residents,

and Active Military (must

submit proof of status) $535

Late Registration

Cost Per Person

(Received after March 7, 2016)

AAMA Fellow & Full Members $795

AAMA Affiliate Members $895

Non-Members (Includes 1 year

Affiliate Membership Fee) $995

Medical Students, Residents,

and Active Military (must

submit proof of status) $595

*Non Members. For non-member practitioners,

registration fee includes the cost of one year of AAMA

Affiliate Membership dues (cost $175). To be eligible,

the non-member practitioner must not have

previously held a membership and must otherwise

meet the requirements for Affiliate membership.

Go to www.medicalacupunc ture.org for membership

requirements.

SYMPOSIUM SYLLABUS

{Print version is available.]

In a commitment to make a better impact

on the environment, the Academy

Board has arranged to have the

Syllabus available in disk format –

CD/DVD as well as available to download

in advance of the meeting. The disc

version will be provided to all delegates.

If you wish to purchase the printed

Syllabus, there is a $25 fee. At the

meeting, any available print or disc

versions will be available for purchase

while supplies last.

EXHIBITS

Each year time is set aside during the

Symposium for attending physicians

to meet with suppliers to the medical

profession, particularly practicing

physician acupuncturists.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

The Academy provides a Poster Presentation

opportunity for members to

present interesting clinical cases or

clinical research. Poster Presenters are

eligible for cash prizes for the best

poster presentations. For information

on this opportunity and the requirements

for participation, go to

www.medicalacupuncture.org or

contact the Academy Offices. See the

POSTER Presentation Guidelines.

RESEARCH PAPER COMPETITION

The Academy sponsors a Research

Paper Competition in conjunction with

the Symposium. A session is scheduled

for Sunday morning where the winning

papers will be announced and where the

First Place paper will be presented. For

information on this opportunity and the

requirements for participation, go to

www.medicalacupuncture.org or contact

the Academy Offices.

CELEBRATORY DINNER

Join us Friday evening, April 8th as

we celebrate with old and new friends,

dinner, dancing and more. We will

recognize new Fellows and Symposium

Award recipients and the Symposium

Faculty.

There is no additional cost for the

dinner for registered delegates. Guest

dinner tickets for spouses or others

may be purchased on the registration

form.

BOARD CERTIFICATION

EXAMINATION

SUNDAY, APRIL 10, 2016

1:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Offered by the American Board of Medical

Acupuncture. Available only for those

who have applied for Board Certification

and have been found "Board Eligible.”

Separate reservation is required. Contact

the ABMA office.

MEMBERSHIP IN THE AAMA

The purpose of the American Academy of

Medical Acupuncture ® is to promote the

integration of concepts from traditional

and modern forms of acupuncture with

Western medical training and thereby

synthesize a more comprehensive approach

to health care. See membership

information and applications at

www.medicalacupuncture.org. For more

information about the Academy, write:

AMERICAN ACADEMY

OF MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE ®

2512 Artesia Boulevard, Suite 200

Redondo Beach, California 90278

310.379.8261 VOICE

310.379.8283 FAX

info@medicalacupuncture.org EMAIL

REGISTER ONLINE AT

www.medicalacupuncture.org

PHoTo CrediTS

Hotel images courtesy of the Anaheim Hilton.

Location images courtesy of —

Visit Anaheim including the “OC Lavender Sunset”

cover photo by John Mairs; Wikipaedia

Commons; other images used by permission.

ABOUT THE ANAHEIM HILTON IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA AND RESERVATIONS

The Academy has negotiated a block of rooms at the specially discounted rate of $172/night (single/double). To reserve a room at that rate, call the hotel at 877-776-4932

and be sure to mention the AAMA Symposium. You must make your reservation by MARCH 4, 2016 (or when our block of rooms sells out, whichever comes first) in order

to get the discounted rate. The Hilton has set-up a special web page you can use to book rooms online, and there is a link on the AAMA website to reserve a room online.


Sponsored by the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture ®

April 7–10, 2016 • The Anaheim Hilton • Anaheim, California

28th aNNUal aama sYmPOsiUm registratiON fOrm

USE ONE REGISTRATION FORM PER ATTENDEE. Fill out form completely. Please print information clearly.

Full Name

Street Address / Suite / Apartment Number (if applicable)

City / State / Zip Code

Telephone Fax Email

SYMPOSIUM REGISTRATION

earlY Bird registratiON clOses ON JaNUarY 25, 2016. Registrations received after that date are charged the higher registration fee levels

as indicated below.

earlY Bird regUlar late

registratiON fee registratiON fee registratiON fee

registratiON categOries BY JaN 25, 2016 BY mar 7, 2016 after mar 7, 2016 tOtal fee

q AAMA Fellow and Full Members $685 ea. $735 ea. $795 ea. $ _______________

q AAMA Affiliate Members $785 ea. $835 ea. $895 ea. $ _______________

q Non-Member* $935 ea. $935 ea. $995 ea. $ _______________

q Medical Student, Resident, Active Military $485 ea. $535 ea. $595 ea. $ _______________

*Non members – For non-member practitioners, registration fee includes the cost of one year of AAMA Affiliate

membership dues (cost $175). To be eligible, the non-member practitioner must not have previously held a

membership and must otherwise meet the requirements for Affiliate membership.

PaYiNg BY check? make checks payable to the aama. mail with completed form and payment in full to:

aama, 2512 artesia Boulevard, suite 200, redondo Beach, california 90278.

sYmPOsiUm fee eNclOsed $

_______________

PRE-SYMPOSIUM WORKSHOPS WOrkshOP fee eNclOsed $ _______________

iNdicate ONlY ONe chOice BelOW.

sPecial advaNced level WOrkshOP fee: $ 495.00 (Pre-requisites, application, and approval for attendance must be done in advance.)

q Extraordinary Vessels and Spirit Points to Alleviate Trauma Spectrum Symptoms / Joseph M. Helms, MD, FAAMA

WOrkshOPs i, ii, iii fee: $ 295.00 each.

q I. An Integrated Neuroanatomical Approach to Acupuncture Using the Very Point Technique & Trigger Point Needling / Joseph Audette, MA, MD

q II. Channel Palpation: Science and Art in Acupuncture / Daniel Keown, MBChB, MCEM, LAc

q III. Integrative Medicine and TCM Acupuncture-Moxibustion for Common Diseases / Francisco Lozano, MD

FRIDAY CELEBRATORY DINNER/ENTERTAINMENT (Cost already included for registered Delegates)

Number of Guests _______ at: q $75 ea. q $ 85 ea. q $ 95 ea.

diNNer fee eNclOsed $ _______________

SYLLABUS (Disc version provided free to all delegates. If you wish to purchase the printed Syllabus, there is a $25 fee.)

q Printed (Additional Cost: $25.00 each) PriNted sYllaBUs fee eNclOsed $ _______________

TOTAL FEE ENCLOSED $ _______________

DIETARY (In an effort to try to address any dietary considerations, please let us know of your needs or restrictions. The AAMA will do its best to meet your needs.)

q Vegetarian (lacto-ovo) q Vegan q Gluten-free q Lactose Intolerant

q Allergies (nuts or others; describe) __________________________________________________________________________________________

q Other_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

charge mY: o viSA o MASTerCArd o AMeriCAn eXPreSS

Name (As it appears on card. Please print.) __________________________________________________________________________________________________

Card Number _______________________________________________________________ Exp. Date _______ / _______ Security Code __________

Billing Address __________________________________________________________ City ______________________________ State _________ Zip __________

(Billing address for credit card is required if different than mailing address.)

SIGNATURE (As it appears on card.) ____________________________________________________ Phone ______________________________ Ext. __________

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION CLOSES JANUARY 25, 2016,

AFTER WHICH HIGHER REGULAR AND LATE FEE RATES

APPLY. SEE GENERAL INFORMATION SECTION FOR DETAILS.

Payment in full is required prior to admittance and must

accompany this form to qualify for advance registration

fees. The final program, name badges and tickets will be

available at the registration desk.

REFUNDS AND CANCELLATIONS Requests for refunds must

be in writing and received at the Academy’s office by

March 28, 2016. There will be a $75 handling fee assessed

for all cancellations. NO refunds will be issued

for cancellations received after March 28, 2016.

USE ONE REGISTRATION FORM PER APPLICANT

NEED INFORMATION?

CALL 310.379.8261 VOICE — OR FAX TO 310.379.8283

EMAIL – INFO@MEDICALACUPUNCTURE.ORG

FOR DETAILED, UP-TO-DATE EVENT INFO

AND TO REGISTER ONLINE, VISIT...

WWW.MEDICALACUPUNCTURE.ORG

PAYING BY CREDIT CARD? save time aNd fax YOUr registratiON tO 310.379.8283,

Or register ONliNe at... WWW.medicalacUPUNctUre.Org

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