2019 Conference Program At-A-Glance

June 27-29, 2019

*Click on each session for a detailed description

THURSDAY, June 27, 2019

10:00am - 12:00pm

Pre-Conference Special Interest Group 1 –Acupuncture Research Educators Roundtable


Pre-Conference Special Interest Group 2 – Acupuncture in a Health Care System: Research Opportunities and Obstacles

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Pre-Conference Special Interest Group 1 (continued)


Pre-Conference Special Interest Group 2 (continued)

4:00pm – 4:15pm

Welcome and Overview

4:15pm – 5:45pm

Symposia Panel 1: Patient Centered Acupuncture Research in the Real World

5:45pm – 6:00pm

Featured Posters: Oral Medley

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Poster Reception and session

FRIDAY, June 28, 2019

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast / Networking with Exhibitors

8:30am – 8:35am

Opening Remarks

8:35am – 8:40am

Welcome by local official

8:40am - 8:50am

Opening Remarks - Helene Langevin, MD – NCCIH Director

8:50am - 9:00am

Conference theme and introduction of program

9:00am – 9:45am

Session one - Opening Plenary: The Science of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain – the abridged summary

9:45am – 10:15am

Break / Networking with Exhibitors

10:15am – 11:00am

Session two - Delivering Care: Voices of Patients and Providers

11:00am – 12:00pm

Session three - Plenary Presentation: Access to Acupuncture

12:00pm – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 1:45pm

Session four - Implementation Science Research Opportunities to Advance Acupuncture

1:45pm – 2:30pm

Session five – Using Research to Advocate for Evidence-Based Health Care Policy (A “top down” approach to dissemination

2:30pm – 3:30pm

Session six - Getting the word out: Improving the Dissemination of Acupuncture Research to Providers and Patients (panel discussion) (A “bottom up” approach to dissemination)

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Thoughts about Sessions 1 through 6: A conversation with Helene Langevin, Remy Coeytaux, and Robert Davis

4:00pm – 4:30pm

Break / Networking with Exhibitors

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Session seven - 3 Concurrent Sessions

1. Gender differences in acupuncture treatment and the implications for clinical research

2. Neural Substrates of Acupuncture Actions: from Peripheral to Central Nervous System Mechanisms

3.  Acupuncture won't help you get pregnant: responding to why the research is insufficient to support referral for acupuncture in assisted conception


6:00pm - 7:00pm


7:00pm – 9:00pm

SAR Dinner and Networking 

NOTE: Dinner tickets are SOLD OUT


SATURDAY, June 29, 2019

7:30am – 8:30am

Breakfast - Networking with Exhibitors

8:30am – 9:00am

Session eight - Featured plenary presentation: Clinical trial of acupuncture for urinary stress incontinence

9:00am – 10:00am

Session nine - Symposia Panel: Embracing the overlap between acupuncture and neuromodulation: A bird’s eye view from NIH and Industry

10:00am – 10:30am

Break / Networking with Exhibitors

10:30am – 11:45am

Oral Presentations 1: Basic Science


Oral Presentations 2: Clinical Research

11:45am – 1:00pm


1:00pm – 2:15pm

Oral Presentations 3: Basic Science


Oral Presentations 4: Clinical Research

2:15pm – 2:45pm

Break / Networking with Exhibitors

2:45pm – 4:15pm

Session ten - Acupuncture beyond the needle: Understanding non-needling components of acupuncture care

4:15pm – 4:30pm

Awards Ceremony and Closing Remarks


On Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Vermont Acupuncture Association is hosting an
Oncology Acupuncture Class following the SAR conference.
This is a separate event
(not part of the SAR conference) and registration is required. 
Click this link to learn more and register to join them.