East West Forum

AOMA consistently maintains and nurtures relationships with healthcare practitioners from both our own and diverse disciplines within the field of medicine.  As part of this ongoing effort, sponsors the East West Forum several times a year.  These meetings provide a platform for biomedical and alternative medicine practitioners come together to talk about a specific medical topic.  There is no charge to attend these events.

2017 East West Forum TBA


4701 West Gate Blvd, Classroom E1, Austin TX 78745

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Past East West Forums

Integrative Sports Medicine - July 2014

Co-sponsored by Austin Fit Magazine

Martha Pyron, MD
Ann Mowat, LAc
John Tuggle, DC

Escape Fire movie screening - April 2013

John S. Finnell, ND, MSAOM, MPH, MS
Raja Mandyam, MD (India)

Fibromyalgia - November 2012

Yongxin Fan, LAc, MD (China)
Jan Hutchison, PT, MT, CNMT, CZB
Margaret Martin, LCSW

Treating Chronic Pain - May 2012

Dr. Georgeanne Freeman
Song Luo, PhD, MD (China), LAc
Joel Cone, DC-APC (NM), BS 

Holistic Pediatric Health - November 2011

Violet Song, PhD, LAc
Amelia Love, NDAmy Myers, MD
Elliot Trester, MD
Jeffrey Harper

Death & Dying - May 2011

Rupesh Chhagan
Pamela Ellen Ferguson
Anne Province
Miriam L. Klotz, LCSW
James Davis, RN, MSN Download a pdf of his presentation.

Diabetes - November 2010

Kimberly M. Morris MS, RD, LD, CDE
Dr. Marlene Merritt, LAc, DOM (NM), ACN
Qianzhi (Jamie) Wu, LAc, MD (China), MS

Fertility - July 2010

Rosalind Haney, RN, ACN
Sadie Minkoff, LAc
Zheng Zeng, LAc, MD (China)

Stroke and Neurological Health - April 2010

Michele Melkerson-Granryd, MEd
Song Luo, LAc, PhD, MD (China)
Charlotte H. Smith, MD

Stress & Anxiety - November 2009

Violet Song, PhD
Steve Milan
Cynthia Clark
Paula Fracasso, Registered Yoga Teacher
Alison R. Jones, MD 

Optimal Weight and Cardiovascular Health - June 2009 at the Seton Medical Center Williamson

Warren Kramer
Xiaotian Shen LAc, MD (China), MPH
Victor Carsrud, DC

Chronic and Acute Neck, Back, Hip & Knee Pain - April 2009

Fred N. Lerner DC, PhD. Dr. Lerner shared a link to a helpful ergonomics checklist.
Mark Uridel, MSPT, LMT, RYT
Yongxin Fan, LAc, MD (China), BMed
Simon Carlson, MD, (Johns Hopkins NeuroRadiology Fellowship)
Margot Roth, Global Risk Manager for Whole Foods Market

Working Creatively with Cancer - November 2008

Nancy G. Marquez, MD, FACS
Yuxin He, LAc, PhD, MD (China)
Hannah O’Donoghue, CCVI, RN, MS
Betty Edmond, MD - view PDF of power point on Nutrition and Cancer
Pamela Ferguson, Dipl ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA®-CI, LMT (TX)

Exploring Pain – Medication or Meditation? - June 2008

Yuxia Qiu L.Ac, MD(China)
Pamela Ellen Ferguson Dipl ABT (NCCAOM), AOBTA®-CI, LMT (TX)
Lorena Monda LAc, DOM, MSd 
Edward R “ERJ” Johnson  M
Donna Robinson  RNC, MHS