CAM/IM-related AAA 2018 panels and presentations

Emery has pulled together a list of panels and presentations at this year’s AAAs in San Jose that may be of interest to our SIG members. Hope to see you there!

From Emery:

Below is a list of panels and presentations of potential interest at the AAA annual meeting this year in San Jose. If you are attending, please join us for our open business meeting. We will be introducing candidates to take over leadership of the group and would like you to come, share your thoughts, and welcome the new chair.

Thursday 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM (3-0660) Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) Group (CAM/IM) Open Business (Community) Meeting: Society for Medical Anthropology

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2:15 PM – 4:00 PM (2-0280) Agency, Consciousness, and Medicine Part I

2:15 PM – 2:30 PM Conscious Grieving: Agency Constrained, Agency Transformed.

Greg Wright – University of Central Arkansas

2:30 PM – 2:45 PM Participation, Agency and Traditional Medicine.

el-Sayed el-Aswad – Independent Scholar

2:45 PM – 3:00 PM ‘I can’t say I am a recovering addict. I am recovered’: One Latina’s Testimony of Pentecostal Healing.

Michelle L. Ramirez – University of the Sciences

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Agency and Consciousness in Eating-Disorders and Negative Body Image. Ruthie Flynn – Catholic University of America

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM Discussion.

Sydney Leigh Yeager – Southern Methodist University

4:30 PM – 6:15 PM (2-0515) Agency, Consciousness, and Medicine Part II

4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Reclaiming Agency through Acudetox: A Study of Auricular Acupuncture Treatments for Substance Abuse Disorders in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Sascha Goluboff – Washington & Lee University

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM Heroic Habit(u)s: Practices of Critical Consciousness in Emergency Medical Technicians.

Chuan Hao Chen – University of Pennsylvania

5:00 PM – 5:15 PM Big Pharma, Health Insurers and the Reconstruction of Clinical Autonomy.

Linda M. Hunt – Michigan State University

5:15 PM – 5:30 PM Childbirth and Conscious Decisions: Tuscany and the Rise of Agency as Non-Resistance.

Michaela Wallerstedt – Southern Methodist University


Thursday, November 15, 2018

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM        (3-0055) Changing Landscapes in Veterans’ Chronic Pain Management: Imagining and Implementing Integrative, Multi-modal, and Patient-Centered Care Approaches for Pain

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM    Integrated Pain Care at the San Francisco VA: Lessons From the Expansion of Interdisciplinary Biopsychosocial Care Approaches for Chronic Pain.

Kara A. Zamora – Veterans Health Administration

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM    Whole Health Chronic Pain Coaching in the VA: Successes and Challenges in What Comes Next.

Lauren S. Penney – South TX Veterans Health Care System / Univ of Texas Health San Antonio

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM    Novel Approaches to Pain Management in Veterans Using Agriculture.

Karen Besterman-Dahan – Department of Veterans Affairs

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM    Contextualizing chronic illness: A conceptual model synthesizing illness experience, organizational context, and therapeutic alliance.

Christopher J. Koenig – San Francisco State University

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM    “Changing the Conversation” About Health: Leveraging a Crisis to Reimagine the Role of Healthcare in the United States.

Justeen Kay Hyde – U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM (3-0225) The New Age, Reconsidered: Science, Ontology, Healing, Epistemology


8:00 AM – 8:15 AM “Think like a mushroom”: the animistic play of amateur applied mycologists

Joanna Steinhardt – University of California, Santa Barbara

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM The New Age of Psychedelics: How might Carlos Castaneda’s ‘The Teachings of Don Juan’ be Received Today?

Patricia Kubala – UC Berkeley

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Quantum Consciousness: A Scientific Spirituality

Christopher Cochran – University of California, Berkeley

8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Remodelling Psychosis with Psychedelic Science in the New ‘New Age’

Tehseen Noorani – University of Durham

9:00 AM – 9:15 AMIs Chinese Medicine an Empirical Medicine?

Isaac Cohen – University of California, Berkeley

9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Discussion

Torang Asadi – Duke University

12:15 PM – 1:30 PM (3-0660) Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Integrative Medicine (IM) Group (CAM/IM) Open Business (Community) Meeting: Society for Medical Anthropology

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

10:15AM – 12:00 PM (6-0435) The Work of Travel in the (New) Age of Spiritual Healing: Spiritualism, Gnosticism and the “White Shaman”

10:15 AM – 10:30 AM Travel Between Gnosticism and Shamanism in the New Age of Spiritualities: Toward a Comparative Framework of Analysis.

Quetzil E. Castaneda – OSEA

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Social Justice Pilgrimages of Healing and Remembrance: Famine Walks in Ireland, Canada, and the USA

E Moore Quinn – College of Charleston

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM New Age Pilgrimage to Greece: (Re)Creating Ancient Spiritualities in a Contemporary Context

Jill Dubisch – Northern Arizona University