¦Calling for Participants
24th Annual International Symposium on
Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics

November 1 (Sat)-4 (TUE), 2008
Columbia University in the City of New York
School of International Affairs Dag Hammarskjold Lounge
420 West 118 Street, New York, NY

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Licensed Physicians and Dentists can earn Credit toward the Acupuncture Certificate to practice acupuncture (300 credit hours)

The 24th Annual International Symposium on Acupuncture and Electro-Therapeutics will be held November 1 (Sat)-4(TUE), 2008 at the School of International Affairs, Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, 420 West 118 St at Columbia University in the City of New York.

This 4-day meeting is accredited for 40 Credit hours by the New York State Boards for Medicine and Dentistry towards the 300-hour requirement for the acupuncture certificate for licensed physicians and dentists in New York State. It is also recognized for credit by many other states & countries. This meeting is also eligible for AMA CME Category I Credit.

Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the New York Academy of Medicine and the International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics. The New York Academy of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

The New York Academy of Medicine designates this continuing medical education activity for 40 hours (4 days- 22nd Annual Int'l Symposium at Columbia University) of Category I credit for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association. Each physician should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

The 24th Annual International Symposium is organized by the International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics (permanently chartered by the University of the State of New York) and its official journal, Acupuncture & Electro- Therapeutics Research, The International Journal (Cognizant Communications), by the Heart Disease Research Foundation; the Nordic Acupuncture Soc. (Scandinavia); the Schmerz Therapeutische Kolloquium (Germany); Austrian Soc. of Acupuncture & Auricular Therapy; Portuguese Federation of Acupuncture Association; Yugoslavian Med. Acupuncture Soc.; Brazilian Med. Acupuncture Soc.; Federation of Acupuncture Soc.'s of S. America; Hippocratic Foundation of Greece; Institute of Acupuncture Research, Shanghai Med. University; Ukrainian National Kiev Medical University, Dept. of Non-Orthodox Medicine; Institute of Anesthesia, Padua Univ., Italy; Japan Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Assoc, etc., with audio-visual and clinical presentations by many renowned scientists and clinicians.

Topics of the Symposium

  • Acupuncture, Electro-Therapeutics and Related Therapies in the East and West: Past, Present and Future.
  • Neurotransmitters and their Inhibitors; and Mechanisms of Pain, Depression, Abnormal Behavior & Memory.
  • Normal and Abnormal Blood Pressure and Blood Flow, etc., in the Brain and Other Parts of the Body, and the Effects of Acupuncture and Electro-therapy on Circulation, Blood Chemistry and Neurotransmitters.
  • Acupuncture, Electrotherapy & Qi Gong in the Treatment of Intractable Pain and Intractable Problems in Surgery, Anesthesia, Internal Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Psychiatry, Geriatric Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, etc., (Their effect on Circulation & Selective Drug Uptake Enhancement Methods).
  • Meridians & Acupuncture Points & their Biophysics & Biochemistry as well as Connections to Cerebral Cortex.
  • Evaluation of the Effects of Acupuncture, Electrotherapy, Laser, Qi Gong, Western & Herbal Medicine.
  • Beneficial and Adverse Effects of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics, Laser, Qi Gong, Electro-Magnetic fields.
  • Diagnosis and Therapy Based on the Organ Representation Concept: Cerebral Cortical, Scalp, Auricular, Facial, Lip, Tongue, Hand and Foot, and Nasal Representation Areas of the Different Organs of the Body.
  • Detection and Prevention of Patho-Electro-Magnetic Fields from Earth, TV, Computers, and Beds & related disorders.
  • Manual & Electro-Acupuncture, TENS & Qi Gong in Cardiovascular Diseases (Stroke, Myocardial Infarct, etc.), Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases, Drug Addictions & Obesity, TMJ problems, Electro- (Kirlian) Photography.
  • Medico-Legal Standards for Teaching and Practicing Acupuncture, Electro-Therapeutics, and Related Fields.
  • "Bi-Digital O-Ring Test" in Acupuncture, Electrotherapy & Western Medicine: Its Diagnostic and Therapeutic Applications [e.g. Imaging of Internal Organs and their Corresponding Meridians and Acupuncture Points, Identification & Localization of Bacteria, Viruses, Malignant Tumors (Early Diagnosis & Treatment), Neurotransmitters, Hormones, Drugs, Toxic Substances] & Food & Drug Compatibility Test, Optimal Dosage & Drug Uptake. Detection of Valuable, but Invisible, Information on X-rays, MRI, SPECT & PET scans.
  • How to Prevent Potential Adverse Effects of Acupuncture, Electro-Therapeutics, Qi Gong, Western & Herbal Medicine.
  • Factors Influencing Safe and Effective Acupuncture, Electro-Acupuncture, TENS, Electro-Magnetic Field Stimulation and related Electrical Stimulators, as well as Qi Gong , Laser, Shiatsu, Hypnosis, Nutrition , Drug Therapy & Herbal Medicine
    Role of Telomere, Telomerase, Aging, DNA mutation, 8-OH-dG, Folic Acid, Apoptosis, Cancer, Longevity, Alpha Lipoic Acid & Acetyl L-Carnitine, How to reduce cancer cell telomere markedly while increasing normal cell telomere by acupuncture at True St.36 

    2 Minute non-invasive screening of cancer & localization of cancer by X-,Y-axis laser line scanning of whole@body. Rapid non-invasive screening of Pre-Alzheimerfs Disease by measuring Acetylcholine, b-Amyloid (1-42), Tau Protein, Al, Hg, and Pb. Rapid non-invasive screening of heart disease and cardiovascular disease by measuring cardiac Troponin I, L-Homocyst(e)ine, & C Reactive Protein. Safe & effective treatment of these diseases using the gSelective Drug Uptake Enhancement Methodh,

Contact

Those interested in participating or presenting a paper should contact:

Symposium Chairman Prof. Y. Omura, M.D., Sc. D., F. I. C. A. E.
800 Riverside Drive (8-I)
New York, N.Y. 10032.
Tel: (212) 781-6262, Fax (212) 923-2279
(10 am to 10 pm , New York Time, 7 days a week);

Dr. Avraharm Henoch, M.D.  Tel: (212) 795-1717.

Claire Urich, B.S.              Tel:(212)781-3082           

 Mr. Victor Wong, B.S. TEL: (201)432-1717.

All papers and abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics Research, The International Journal (Cognizant Communication). *Registration scholarships are available for qualified needy applicants; medical students and pre-medical students are invited free of charge.


Registration Fee

Before Oct. 15, 2008: The fee for 40 credit hours from the NY State Boards of Medicine and Dentistry towards the Acupuncture Certificate for the licensed M.D., D. O., V. M. D., or D. D. S. in the U.S.A., Puerto Rico and Canada is $550 ($600 after Oct. 15, 20058). Fellows and Members of the Int'l College pay $500 ($550 after Oct. 15, 2008). Full Members (holding N.Y. State Acupuncture Certificates) of a major acupuncture society for physicians and dentists, pay $530. The Non-credit registration fee is $450 ($500 after Oct. 15, 2008). For Columbia Medical Students, the symposium is Free. For Non-Columbia Medical Students, the symposium registration fee is $250. The Registration fee for members of ICMART or major int'l medical acupuncture societies and of the International Association for the Study of Pain from countries outside of the U.S.A., P.R., and Canada, or current 2-year subscribers to Acupuncture & Electro- Therapeutics, The International Journal from outside of the U.S.A., Puerto Rico or Canada is $500 ($550 after Oct. 15, 2008.


Hotel Accommodations

Special Reduced Rates for participants: $135/night (1-2 people in a Studio Room) and $175/night (2-4 people in a 2 room suite) at the Milburn Hotel, 242 W. 76th Street, New York [Tel: (212) 362-1006]. Newton Hotel, 2528 Broadway (94th St.) [(212) 678-6500], about $100-130/night for 1-2. (Bed and Breakfast average $75/night at private home [Call (212) 874-4308].) West Side YMCA (5 W. 63rd St.), (212) 875-4100 at about $68 single or $81 double/night or $130 for 4/night. East Side YMCA (224 E. 47th St.), (212) 756-9600 has about the same price scale. Beacon Hotel. 74th St. at Broadway (212) 787-1100 ext 623 (Call Mike Rogan for specially reduced Columbia Conference rate, I bedroom suite about $145-195.). These rates may change and please confirm the current rates.


Tentative Presentations

The 24th International Symposium will tentatively include presentations by the following speakers and topics, among many other distinguished clinicians and researchers.

1) Prof. Xiao-Ding Cao, M.D., F.I.C.A.E., Prof. and Chairperson, Dept. of Acupuncture Analgesia (Former Dean, School of Basic Medical Sciences), Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, People's Republic of China; Chair- person, State Key Laboratory of Medical Neurobiology, and Prof. & Director, Institute of Acupuncture Research, Shanghai Medical University, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, The People's Republic of China.   

  • Topic 1: The neuro-anatomical and neuro-chemical bases of acupuncture analgesia.
  • Topic 2: Acupuncture Research in the People's Republic of China, including current research at the Shanghai Medical University.
  • Topic 3: Effect of Electro Acupuncture on cerebral ischemia in patients and rats.
  • Topic 4: Effect of Orphanin FQ on the improvement of the immunosuppression by Electro Acupuncture
  • Topic 5: The role of the nucleus reticularis paragigantocellularis lateralis of rats in acupuncture analgesia
  • Topic 6: Acupuncture Education in the People's Republic of China

2) Prof. Yoshiaki Omura, M.D., Sc.D., F.I.C.A.E., F.A.A.I.M., F.R.S.M., Director of Medical Research, Heart Disease Research Foundation; President, International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Adjunct Prof., Community & Preventive Medicine, New York Medical College; Prof. of Non Orthodox Medicine, Ukrainian National Kiev Medical University, former Visiting Research Prof., Dept. Electrical Eng., Manhattan College; former Adjunct Prof. of Pharmacology, Chicago Med School   

  • Topic 1: Abnormal electromagnetic fields in home environments and abnormal metal deposits in the brain and other parts of the body as potential contributing factors to the genesis of electromagnetic field hypersensitivity syndrome, Alzheimer's disease, autism, cancer, myocardial infarct, stroke, and other intractable medical problems; early detection and prevention of pathogenic electromagnetic fields.
  • Topic 2: Often unrecognized causes of intractable pain and medical problems, and effective treatment by selective drug uptake enhancement methods (acupuncture, (+) Qi Gong, extremely low frequency electrical stimulation, electrical field, magnetic fields, electromagnetic field, soft laser, Shiatsu, etc.) in pathological areas, such as cancer and other intractable medical problems, where drugs usually cannot reach therapeutic levels.
  • Topic 3: 2 Minute non-invasive screening of cancer & localization of cancer by X-, Y-axis laser line scanning of whole body.  2 minute non-invasive screening of heart disease and cardiovascular disease measuring cardiac Troponin I, L-Homocysteine, & C Reactive Protein.6 minute non-invasive screening of Pre-Alzheimer's Disease by measuring Acetylcholine, b-Amyloid (1-42), Al, Hg, and Pb. Safe & effective treatment of these diseases using "Selective Drug Uptake Enhancement Method" to selectively deliver the effective medication to the pathological area.
  • Topic 4: Detection of accurate organ representation areas at various parts of the body including the head, face, eyes, ears, lips, nose, tongue, hands & feet and their clinical application for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Topic 5: Role of Telomere, Telomerase, Aging, 8-OH-2-dG, Apoptosis & Cancer, How to reduce cancer cell Telomere markedly, while increasing normal cell Telomere by acupuncture at the True St. 36 (Traditional St. 36 doesn't have same effect). 

3) Dr. Ki Ho Kim, M.D., F.A.A.P.M.R., F.I.C.A.E., President, Council of the International College of  Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics; Chairman, New Jersey Acupuncture Examining Board; Medical Director, Kim Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine; Medical Director of the Universal Institute for Fitness & Rehabilitation.

  • Topic 1: Individualized Auricular Electrical Stimulation Prosthesis for Multiple Sclerosis & other Disabling Problems             
  • Topic 2: Bi-Digital O-Ring Test & Acupuncture for the Management of Intractable Pain

4) Prof. Ravi Mamtani, M.D., F.I.C.A.E., Prof. of Clinical Preventive Medicine; Section Chief of Complimental Medicine & Director of Acupuncture Training, NY Medical College

  • Topic 1:  Evidence-based approach to the practice of acupuncture

5) Prof. Andre de Smul, M.D., F.I.C.A.E., Former Prof., Dept. of Surgery, Pain Clinic, Akademisch Ziekenhuis,  Vrije University, Brussels, Belgium.

  • Topic 1: Environmental Electromagnetic Field and Related Diseases in Plants, Animals, and Humans

6) Prof. Pekka J. Pontinen, M.D., Ph.D., F.I.C.A.E., President, Nordic Medical Acupuncture Society; Assoc. Prof. Anesthesiology, University of Kuopio, Finland.

  • Topic 1: Basic Principle and Clinical application of red spectrum as well as near-infrared soft laser for treatment of pain and wound healing in rehabilitation medicine

7) Prof. Mathew Lee, M.D., M.P.H, F.A.C.P., F.I.C.A.E.  Howard Rusk Prof. & Chairman of Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine, New York University.

  • Topic 1:  Computerized Tomography, Thermographic Imaging & Acupuncture

8) Prof. Dominic P. Lu, D.D.S., F.A.G.D., F.A.D.S.A, F.I.C.A.E., Clinical Prof. of Oral Medicine, Univ. of Pennsylvania.                     

  • Topic 1: Bi-Digital O-Ring Test in Acupuncture, Qi Gong & Pain Management   

9) Dr. Edward Spiegel, D.D.S., F.I.C.A.E. Co-Chairman, CME program of American Academy of Head, Neck and Facial Pain. 

  • Topic 1: Non-invasive diagnosis and treatment of intractable pain using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test and evaluation and selection of dental materials for patients using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test before introduction to the patient. 

10) Dr. Daniel Gole, D.D.S., F.I.C.A.E., Director, West Michigan Head, Neck & Facial Pain Center. Originator of  Modern Micro Dental Occlusal Adjustment RFV (Resultant Force Vector Technique)

  • Topic 1: Effect of Dental Occlusal Adjustment on the Rest of the Body and Potential Effect on the Level of Bacterial and Viral Infection (Lecture and Clinical Demonstration)

11) Prof. Steven Aung, M.D., F.I.C.A.E. Associate Prof., Dept of Family Medicine, Univ. of Alberta

  • Topic 1: Clinically useful aspect of traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture

12) Dr. Yasuhiro Shimotsuura, M.D., F.I.C.A.E., Vice President, Japan Bi-Digital O-Ring Test Medical Society

  • Topic 1: Non-invasive Early Diagnosis of Cancer using Bi-Digital O-Ring Test & Laboratory Confirmation of the Findings.
  • Topic 2: Non-Invasive Diagnosis of Intractable Medical Problems and their Effective Treatment using the Bi-Digital O-Ring Test and Selective Drug Uptake Enhancement Method.
  • Topic 3: Umbilical Diagnosis based on the Direction of Umbilical Creases

13) Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, M.D., Ph.D. President, American Academy of Neurotherapy , Seattle, Washington

  • Topic 1: Bi-Digital O-Ring Test and the Autonomic Nervous System

14) Dr. Michael Smith, M.D., F.I.C.A.E.  Director of Acupuncture Drug Detoxification Program, Lincoln Hospital, Bronx, New York 

  • Topic 1: Use of Ear Acupuncture for the Treatment of Drug Addiction & Reduction of Cigarette & Alcohol Intractable Medical Problems (Seminar & Workshop)

15) Representatives from the New York State Board for Medicine and other distinguished speakers (Topics to be announced).

For any further information of submission of abstracts of papers of the symposium please contact:

Yoshiaki. Omura, M.D., Sc.D., Chairman of the 24th Intfl Symposium on Acupuncture & Electro-Therapeutics, 800 Riverside Drive 8-I, New York, N.Y. 10032-7416 Tel: (212)781-6262, Fax: (212)923-2279

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