Conference Program

  THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017 
 10:00am - 12:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshops (Note: Workshop registration is required)

Workshop 1: Designing Precision / Personalized Research in Acupuncture

Speakers: Richard Hammerschlag, PhD, The Institute for Integrative Health and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine; and Peter Wayne, PhD, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Workshop 2: Successes and Challenges of International Collaborations in Acupuncture Research

Speakers: Elisabet Stener-Victorin, PhD, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology & Reproductive Endocrinology and Metabolism, Grundutbildningsansvarig FyFa, Karolinska Institutet; Claudia Witt, MD MPH, Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich; and Lixing Lao, PhD, University of Hong Kong

 12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch on your own
 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Pre-Conference Workshops (Note: Workshop registration is required)

Workshop 3: Integrating Acupuncture into Oncology and Mainstream Medical Centers – The Research Evidence

Speakers: Remy Coeytaux, MD PhD, Wake Forest University Health Sciences; and Weidong Lu, MB PhD MPH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School-Osher Institute and New England School of Acupuncture

Workshop 4: High-tech / Low-tech: Instruments for Objective and Subjective Research Applications for Acupuncture

Speakers: Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, Department of Anesthesiology Pain and Perioperative Medicine, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics; and Helene Langevin, MD LAc, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

 

 3:15pm - 3:30pm Welcome and Overview

Speakers: Vitaly Napadow, PhD LAc, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; and Richard E. Harris, PhD, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan

 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Symposia Panel 1: The Role of Acupuncture in Precision Medicine

Speakers: Lixing Lao, PhD, University of Hong Kong; Claudia Witt, MD MBA, Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich; and Herman A. van Wietmarschen, PhD, Department of Microbiology & Systems Biology, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research

Chairperson, Rosa Schnyer, DAOM, LAc, School of Nursing, University of Texas

 5:30pm - 7:30pm Opening Reception and Poster Sessions
   
  FRIDAY, APRIL 28, 2017

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am - 10:30am

Symposia Panel 2: Clinical/Policy Research on the Role of Acupuncture in Mainstream Medicine 

Speakers: Sean Mackey, MD PhD, Division of Pain Medicine and Redlich Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Neurosciences and Neurology at Stanford University; Ben Kligler, Coordinating Center for Integrative Health of the U.S. Veterans Health Administration (VHA); and Hugh MacPherson, PhD LAc, Department of Health Sciences, University of York

Chairperson: Richard Hammerschlag, PhD, The Institute for Integrative Health and Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

10:45am - 12:15pm

Oral Presentations: Plenary Abstract Presentations

Chairperson: Remy Coeytaux, MD PhD, Wake Forest University Health Sciences

12:15pm - 12:30pm Pick up Boxed Lunches in Lobby
12:30pm - 1:45pm

Lunch NCCIH Workshop: NCCIH Focus on Study Design, Research Considerations for Acupuncture Research

Speaker: Wen Chen, PhD, Basic and Mechanistic Research in Complementary and Integrative Health
Division of Extramural Research, National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)

2:00pm - 4:00pm

Symposia Panel 3: Electronic symptom drawings: A new tool for mapping and quantitative assessments of bodily complaints

Speakers: Shellie A. Boudreau, PhD, Center for Neuroplasticity and Pain (CNAP) SMI, Dept. of Health Science and Technology, The Faculty of Medicine, Aalborg University; Florian Beissner, PhD, Somatosensory and Autonomic Therapy Research at Hannover Medical School; Younbyoung Chae, KMD PhD, Kyung Hee University, Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center

Chairperson: Lixing Lao, PhD, University of Hong Kong

4:30pm - 5:30pm

Topical Panel 4: Sex Differences in Acupuncture Responders – State of the Evidence

Speakers: Beth Darnall, Clinical Associate Professor, Division of Pain Medicine, Stanford University, PhD

Chairperson: Peter Wayne, PhD, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

5:30pm - 7:30pm Reception and Poster Sessions
   
   SATURDAY, APRIL 29, 2017

7:30am - 8:30am Breakfast

8:30am - 10:30am

(concurrent sessions)

Symposia Panel 5: Updates from Across the Acupuncture Research Spectrum: From Basic to Clinical

Speakers: Elisabet Stener-Victorin, RPT PhD, Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology & Reproductive Endocrinology and Metabolism, Grundutbildningsansvarig FyFa, Karolinska Institutet; Jiande Chen, PhD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Vitaly Napadow, PhD LAc, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School; Hugh MacPherson, PhD LAc, Department of Health Sciences, University of York

Chairperson: Helene Langevin, MD LAc, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital

Clincian-Focused Panel: The Experience of Acupuncturists in Acupuncture Clinical Trials

Speakers: TBD

Organizers: Rosa Schnyer, DAOM LAc, School of Nursing, University of Texas; Robert Davis, LAc, Acupuncture Vermont Oriental Medical Clinic, PLC; and Ryan Milley, MAcOM LAc, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine

10:45am - 12:15pm

Oral Presentations 2: Parallel Basic and Clinical Abstract Presentations

Chairperson: Ryan Milley, MAcOM LAc, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine and Robert Davis, LAc

12:15pm - 12:30pm Pick up Boxed Lunches in Lobby
12:30pm - 1:15pm

Lunch Presentation: SAR Board Presents - Research Evidence for Personalized Approaches with Acupuncture

Speakers: Rosa Schnyer, DAOM, LAc; Ryan Milley, MAcOM LAc; and Robert Davis, LAc, Acupuncture Vermont Oriental Medical Clinic, PLC

1:15pm - 2:45pm

Oral Presentations 3: Parallel Basic and Clinical Abstract Presentations

Chairperson: Jiang-Ti Kong, MD, Department of Anesthesiology Pain and Perioperative Medicine, Stanford University Hospital and Clinics; and Claudia Witt, MD MPH, Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Symposia Panel 6: The Role of Acupuncture in Precision Medicine Treatment of Cancer 

Speakers: Jun Mao, MD, Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Weidong Lu, PhD MPH, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Osher Research Center, Harvard Medical School-Osher Institute and New England School of Acupuncture; Richard E. Harris, PhD, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, University of Michigan

Chairperson: Vitaly Napadow, PhD LAc, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School

5:00pm - 5:30pm Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks by SAR Co-Presidents

Speakers: Robert Davis, LAc, Acupuncture Vermont Oriental Medical Clinic, PLC; and Vitaly Napadow, PhD LAc, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School