SAR-CAAM International Symposium of Acupuncture Research (May 30 - June 1, 2014 in Beijing, China)
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(deadline is November 1, 2014). The Society for Acupuncture Research (SAR) and the China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (CAAM) will hold a joint conference to promote patient-centered comparative effectiveness research; improve the efficacy of acupuncture by encouraging integrative research approaches which reflect how acupuncture is used in daily practice; expand research on acupuncture to more diseases/conditions; and promote the role of acupuncture and moxibustion in human health in the 21st century. Leading researchers will present keynote addresses, participate in symposia and panels, and lead workshops assessing recent progress, challenges and opportunities for the field. Abstracts are solicited for presentations in the areas of clinical research, basic science and research methodology pertaining to acupuncture, moxibustion and other modalities of Traditional Medicine including herbs, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong.
SAR’s January 2012 Think Tank
In an effort to synthesize and harness the momentum from our 2010 conference, the SAR Board of Directors met on January 19-22, 2012 at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA to draft a White Paper focusing on the comparative use of electrical and manual acupuncture within the continuum of basic science mechanisms, clinical research, and practitioner usage. This effort built on our previous White Paper conference, which culminated in the publication “Paradoxes in acupuncture research: strategies for moving forward,” published in 2011 (Langevin et al, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2011). Read more about SAR's January 2012 Think Tank here.