Call for Abstracts: SAR's 2019 Conference

Acupuncture Research, Health Care Policy, & Community Health...Closing the Loop
Hosted by: University of Vermont
Sponsored by: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Vermont; American Society of Acupuncturists; and
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture



The theme for Society for Acupuncture Research’s 2019 conference will explore how research findings need not only to inform "best" clinical practice, but also inform decisions made by policy makers and third-party payers regarding insurance reimbursement.  The aim will be toward closing the information "loop" between acupuncture researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and third-party payers.  The conference will also provide an international forum for researchers to clarify, strengthen, and disseminate the evidence base and shape the future acupuncture research agenda, including presentations of the latest advances in acupuncture research. Abstracts on all aspects of acupuncture research are welcome!



Abstracts are solicited for presentations in the areas of clinical research, basic science and research methodology pertaining to acupuncture and other modalities of East Asian medicine including moxibustion, traditional herbs, Tai Chi, and Qi Gong.   Abstracts will be reviewed by the conference Scientific Review Committee and prospective presenters will be informed by January 10th, 2019 as to whether their research has been accepted for oral or poster presentation. 


Submission Deadline (extended):  Dec 15, 2018

Please use the following link to submit your abstract online:


Note: Submissions received after Dec 15, 2018 will not be considered.

Download the PDF Call for Abstracts