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
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
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
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
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
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
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); 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

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