2023 Conference

SAR International Research Conference: May 18-21, 2023 New York City, NY, USA
From Mechanism to Patient-Centered Care: Research in Acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine


THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2023
10:00am – 12:00pm
Pre-conference workshops (TBD)
1:30pm – 3:00pm
Special Interest Group (SIG) Meetings
3:30pm – 4:00pm (official start of the main conference)
Welcome & Poster Blitz
4:00pm – 5:30pm
Symposia 1: Anatomical Basis of Acupuncture: Understand the Physiological Basis of Needling
Presenters: Dr. Qiufu Ma; Dr. Yong-Ming Li; Dr. Ari Ojeda Ocampo More 
Panelists: Dr. Jiang-Ti Kong; Rosa Schyner
6:00pm – 7:30pm
Poster Presentations and Reception
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2023
8:00am – 9:00am
Keynote: Helene Langevin (Acupoints Database)
9:00am – 10:30am
Symposia 2: Translational Acupuncture Research: Bridge Basic Mechanisms with Clinical Practice
Presenters: Dr. Richard E. Harris; Dr. Vitaly Napadow; Dr. Mingxiao Yang
Panelists: Claudia Citkovitz; Dr. Benjamin Kligler
10:45am – 12:15pm
Oral Abstract Presentations (concurrent)
Clinical Research Abstracts
Basic Science Abstracts
1:45pm – 3:15pm
Symposia 3: Cycle of Oncology Clinical Research: From Efficacy Trials to Implementation
Presenters: Dr. Ting Bao; Dr. Jun Mao; Dr. Suzie Zick; Dr. Claudia Witt
Panelists: Desiree Walker; Dr. Ana Maria Lopez
3:45pm – 5:15pm
Member Symposia 1 & 2 (concurrent – TBD)
5:15pm – 6:45pm
Poster Presentations and Reception
7:30pm – 9:30pm
Gala Dinner and Entertainment
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2023
8:00am – 9:15am
Global Ambassadors Symposium
9:30am – 11:00am
Member Symposia 3 & 4 (concurrent – TBD)
12:30pm – 2:00pm
Member Symposia 5 & 6 (concurrent – TBD)
2:30pm – 4:00pm
Symposia 4: Addressing Health Disparities: Acupuncture for Sickle Cell Disease Pain
Presenters: Dr. Ying Wang; Dr. Kevin Liou; and Dr. Judith Schlaeger
4:00 – 4:30pm
Closing Ceremony / Awards
SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2023
8:00am – 12:15pm
Post-conference Workshops (TBD)
Note: This Conference Program is subject to change