Conference Program

FRIDAY morning, May 30, 2014
Pre-conference Workshops

 9:00am - 12:00pm

(Concurrent workshops)
 Workshop 1: New Techniques for Exploring Physiological Correlates of Acupuncture
 Robert Davis, Richard Harris, Vitaly Napadow, Zhu Bing, Yang Huayuan

 Workshop 2: Designing Acupuncture Research to Have an Impact: What Can Be Learned from Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses
 Hugh MacPherson, Liu Jianping, Remy Coeytaux, Ryan Milley

 Workshop 3: Recent Advances in Acupuncture Research with fMRI in China
 Fang Jiliang, Vitaly Napadow, Kyungmo Park, Chuanfu Li

FRIDAY afternoon, May 30, 2014
Main program begins


 13:00 - 13:30
(1:00pm - 1:30pm)
 Opening Ceremony and Overview of the Conference
 Liu Baoyan, Vitaly Napadow, Lixing Lao

 13:30 - 14:00
(1:30pm - 2:00pm)
 Keynote 1: Comparative Effectiveness Research 
 Claudia Witt

 14:00 - 14:30
(2:00pm - 2:30pm)
 Keynote 2: Technique and Platform of Clinical Research in Real World
 Liu Baoyan

 14:30 - 14:45
(2:30pm - 2:45pm)
 Break
 14:45 - 16:45
(2:45pm - 4:45pm)
 Symposium 1: New Direction in Pragmatic Trials of Acupuncture
 Claudia Witt, Hugh MacPherson, Richard Hammerschlag

 17:00 - 19:00
(5:00pm - 7:00pm)
 Poster Session 1

Saturday, May 31, 2014

 8:30am - 9:30am
 Keynote 3: Neuroimaging Correlates of Acupuncture: What Do We Know? What Lies Ahead?
 Vitaly Napadow
 9:30am - 9:45am
 Break
 9:45am - 11:45am
 Symposium 2: Exploring the Diversity of Acupuncture: Lessons Learned from Research on Manual vs. Electrical Stimulation
 Rosa Schnyer, Robert Davis, Jiang-Ti Kong
 11:45am - 13:15pm
(11:45am - 1:15pm)
 Lunch: Includes Presentation of SAR Lifetime Achievement Award to Prof. Han Jisheng and talk by Prof. Han
 13:15 - 13:30
(1:15pm - 1:30pm)
 Break

 13:30 - 15:30
(1:30pm - 3:30pm)
 Oral Presentations: Concurrent Sessions: Basic Science & Clinical Research
 15:30 - 15:45
(3:30pm - 3:45pm)
 Break
15:45 - 17:15
(3:45pm - 5:15)
 
 Panel Discussion: Impact of Acupuncture Research on 21st Century Global Healthcare
17:15 - 19:15
(5:15pm - 7:15pm)
 
 Poster Session 2
 19:30  Banquet

SUNDAY, June 1, 2014

8:30am - 9:30am
 Keynote 4: Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Compelling Evidence from Innovative Meta-Analyses
 Hugh MacPherson

 9:30am - 10:00am
 Break
 10:00am - 12:00pm
(concurrent symposia)
 Symposium 3: Acupuncture Research for Women's Health
 Elisabet Stener-Victorin, Rosa Schnyer, Wu Xioke

 Symposium 4: Basic Science of Acupuncture
 Richard Harris, Lixing Lao, Yu Xiaochun

 12:00pm - 12:30pm
 Closing Ceremony
 Liu Baoyan, Vitaly Napadow, Lixing Lao


This conference program is subject to change.

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