Co-sponsored by: University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology and Program in Integrative Medicine
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
April 18-21, 2013
-- Save the dates for the next SAR conference, in coordination with the China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion in Beijing, China (May 30 - June 1, 2014) --
The rising incidence of chronic disease and stress-related illness in the West has led to an increased utilization of acupuncture as a contemporary health care option. A major reason for this increase in usage is that acupuncture has heeded the call for evidence-based medicine, with a broad range of clinical trials, surveys of safety, and basic science studies of physiological action all contributing to its growing acceptance.
The 2013 SAR conference explored diverse areas of acupuncture research, emphasizing their potential to affect health policy decisions and enhance clinical practice.
- Leading researchers from the U.S. and abroad presented keynote addresses, participated in symposia and panels, and lead workshops assessing recent progress, challenges and opportunities for the field.
- Representative speakers from the national and international acupuncture research communities presented original data in three major areas: clinical research, basic science and research methodology.
- All attendees were invited to submit Abstracts from which the Program Committee will select oral and poster presentations.
- A pre-conference workshop focused on “Current status and issues in acupuncture research for practitioners, students, and educators new to this field.”
The conference was attended by:
- Acupuncture & AOM Researchers
- Acupuncture & AOM Educators
- Acupuncture & AOM Students
- Healthcare Practitioners
- Others who support SAR’s mission