welcome letter
Integrated Medicine : Integrating Science Practice & Research 
 ⋅Date : October 2~4, 2015 
 ⋅Venue St. David's Lecture Theater, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


Nov. 18th (Fri)
[Venue: Seminar-room 3, Room G-05, G/F, The HKJC for IR Bldg.]

Time   Presenter Affiliation Title
Pre-Symposium Seminar
15:00 - 16:30   Dr Sung Chul Kim Wonkwang University Gwangju Medical Hospital, Republic of Korea Pharmacopuncture for disc Pathology
16:30 - 18:00   Dr Elisabet Stener-Victorin Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Translational Research in the Treatment of Reproductive and Metabolic Dysfunction

Nov. 19th (Sat)
[Venue: Lecture Theatre, Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, G/F, William MW Mong Block]

8:15 - 8:45   Registration
8:45 - 9:00   Opening Ceremony hosted by Prof. Lixing Lao
Theme: Current Status of Clinical Research on Acupuncture
9:00 - 10:00   Prof Hugh MacPherson University of York, UK Long-term Effects of Acupuncture for Chronic Pain: Results from Pragmatic Trials
10:00 - 10:30   Dr Jun Mao The Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, USA Patient-Centered Acupuncture Research in Oncology
10:30 - 10:45   Tea Break & Poster Presentation
10:45 - 11:30   Dr Elisabet Stener-Victorin Karolinska Institutet, Sweden Acupuncture in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – the Most Common Reproductive and Metabolic Disorder
11:30 - 12:00   Dr Richard Harris University of Michigan, USA Acupressure for Relief of Fatigue in Cancer Survivors
12:00 - 12:30   Prof Zhang-Jin Zhang The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Acupuncture for Mental-emotional Diseases: Practice and Research
12:30 - 13:00   Panel Discussion
13:00 - 14:00   Lunch
Oral Abstract Presentations
14:00 - 14:30   Dr Marcelo Lourenço Silva Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 100-Hz but not 2-Hz Electroacupuncture is Preemptive Against Post-Incision Pain in Rats
14:30 - 15:00   Dr Lukas de Lorent University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Germany Auricular Acupuncture Versus Progressive Muscle Relaxation in Patients with Anxiety Disorders or Major Depressive Disorder - A Prospective Parallel Group Clinical Trial
15:00 - 15:30   Dr Luis Ulloa Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, USA Intraoperative Low-Frequency Electroacupuncture Under General Anesthesia Improves Postoperative Recovery in a Randomized Trial
15:30 - 16:00   Tea Break & Poster Presentations
16:00 - 16:20   Prof Lih-Chu Chiou National Taiwan University, Taiwan A Novel Mechanism for Electroacupuncture-induced Analgesia: Orexin 1 Receptor-mediated Endocannabinoid Retrograde Disinhibition in the Periaqueductal Gray
16:20 - 16:40   Prof Yi-Hung Chen China Medical University, Taiwan Acupuncture Inhibit Spinal Microglial Activation Induced by Itching
16:40 - 17:00   Dr Lizhen Wang Shanghai Universtiy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China An Efficacy Study of Laser Acupuncture Treatment for Breast Cancer-related Lymphedema
17:00 - 17:20   Ms Petra Baeumler University of Munich, Germany Impact of Central Sensitization on Acupuncture Effects
17:20 - 17:40   Ms Lizhou Liu University of Otago, New Zealand Dose of Acupuncture for Chronic Low Back Pain: A Randomized Controlled Feasibility Study
18:30 - 21:30   Gala dinner

Nov. 20th (Sun)
[Venue: Lecture Theatre, Cheung Kung Hai Conference Centre, G/F, William MW Mong Block]

Theme: Current Status of Basic Science Research on Acupuncture
09:00 - 10:00   Prof John Longhurst University of California, Irvine, USA Basic Science Underlying Acupuncture’s Cardiovascular Actions: Emphasis on Hypertension
10:00 - 10:30   Dr Takahiro Takano University of Rochester, USA The Role of Adenosine Receptors in Long-Term Suppression of Chronic Osteoarthritis Pain by Acupuncture Therapy
10:30 - 11:00   Prof Yi-Wen Lin China Medical University, Taiwan Mechanisms of Acupuncture Analgesia in Mice
11:00 - 11:15   Tea Break & Poster Presentation
11:15 - 11:45   Dr Vitaly Napadow Harvard University, USA Evaluating Acupuncture-associated Neuroplasticity in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Brain Imaging
11:45 - 12:15   Prof Bingmei Zhu Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China Mechanistic Study of Acupuncture through High-throughput Sequencing Technology
12:15 - 12:45   Panel Discussion
12:45 - 14:00   Lunch
Theme: Challenges in Acupuncture Research
14:00 - 14:30   Prof Charlie Xue RMIT University, Australia Acupuncture for Menopausal Hot Flashes: A Randomized Trial
14:30 - 15:00   Prof Baoyan Liu China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China Acupuncture for Constipation: a Large-scale Trial
15:00 - 15:30   Dr Sung Chul Kim Wonkwang University Gwangju Medical Hospital, Republic of Korea How to approach to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis with Phamacopuncture and Acupuncture
15:30 - 15:45   Tea Break & Poster Presentation
15:45 - 16:15   Dr Dominik Irnich University of Munich, Germany Acupuncture and Myofascial Triggerpoints – Evidence and Shortcomings in Research and Clinical Trials
16:15 - 17:00   Prof Jing-sheng Zhao China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China Acupuncture Points and Meridians: Origination and Development
17:00 - 17:30   Prof Lixing Lao The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong When East meets West
17:30 - 18:00   Panel Discussion
18:00 - 18:10   Announcement of iSAMS 2018 by Dr. Dominik Irnich / Poster Awards Ceremony /
Closing Remarks by Prof. John Longhurst

*Poster Presentation
Period of Display: November 19, 8:15am - November 20, 6:00pm
Venue: Foyer, G/F, William M.W. Mong Block, LKS Faculty of Medicine, HKU, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR