Save the Date: Society of Acupuncture Research International Conference

The Society of Acupuncture Research (SAR) will hold its 2010 International conference at the Sheraton Hotel in Chapel Hill from March 19 to March 21. The conference is hosted by the UNC Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Following the theme “Translational Research in Acupuncture: Bridging Science, Practice and Community,” this year’s conference will focus on especially  research involved in speeding the application of basic and clinical research findings to patient care and its application to acupuncture research.  The conference and its participants will further explore effective strategies for advancing translational research and address paradoxes emerging from the research evidence to date.

The conference is supported by the NIH National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) and the NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI) and sponsored by a long list of institutions including Duke Integrative Medicine and the Center for Integrative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.  The conference will highlight:

Presentations and lectures from 20 of the leading scholars in the field of acupuncture research
Over 150 accepted abstracts of novel research by researchers and practitioners from the US, Asia and Europe
Panel discussions, break-out sessions and poster sessions addressing key issues and debates within the field
Interactive workshops for practitioners, students and educators new to the field

There also will be a Pre-conference organized by SAR on March 18, and a satellite meeting jointly organized by the UNC - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Kyung Hee University, Acupuncture and Meridian Science Research Center (Korea) on March 17.

Don’t miss out on the incredible opportunity to participate in this international event!

Register online today.

For more information about this conference, including a program-at-a-glance, accepted abstracts, and a full list of sponsors, visit the 2010 SAR conference Web site here.

Additional inquiries regarding the conference can be sent via email to Dr. Jongbae J. Park, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, who serves as a Board member of the SAR: jongbae_park@med.unc.edu