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As of August 27, 2009

    CONFERENCE At-A-Glance


    “Translational Research in Acupuncture:

    Bridging Science, Practice and Community”

    Chapel Hill, NC, March 19-21, 2010

THURSDAY, March 18 Pre-Conference Workshops

    “Introduction to current issues in acupuncture research” “Considerations for developing collaboration research between AOM colleges and

    conventional medical institutions”

FRIDAY, March 19

    7:00 - 8:15 Registration and Breakfast

8:15 - 8:30 Welcome and Overview

    Rosa Schnyer, DAOM, LAc, Co-President, SAR

    8:30 - 9:30 Keynote lecture: “What is Translational Research?” Daniel Clauw, MD, Director of Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center,

    Professor of Internal Medicine, Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Michigan

9:30 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00 Symposium 1: “From mechanisms to outcomes: Understanding the

    effects of acupuncture treatment components”

    Chair: Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LAc, Martinos Imaging Center, Massachusetts General


    Speaker List:

    ? Elizabet Stener-Victorin, RPT PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Neuroscience

    and Physiology, Goteborg University, Sweden

    ? Richard E Harris, PhD (confirmed)

    Research Assistant Professor, Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center, Department

    of Anesthesia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

    “Incorporating neuroimaging to assess potential mechanisms in human longitudinal trials

    of acupuncture in chronic pain”

    rd? (3 speaker TBA)

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch (Special Interest Groups)

    1:30 - 2:30 Keynote lecture: “Issues of Translational Research for AOM” Josephine Briggs, Director, National Center for Complementary and Alternative


2:30 - 3:00 Break

    3:00 - 5:00 Symposium 2: “Bridging basic science and effectiveness trials: The challenge of designing effective sham controls a missing link” Chair: Richard Harris, PhD, LAc, University of Michigan

Speaker list:

    ? Ted Kaptchuk, Associate Professor of Medicine and Lecturer on Social

    Medicune, Harvard University Medical School, Cambridge, MA

    “Medical imaging differences between real and sham acupuncture” ? Jongbae Park, KMD, PhD, L.Ac, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina

    at Chapel Hill, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    "Non-Penetrating Sham Control: Its 10 year Experience?” ? Konrad Streitberger, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Heidelberg

5:30 -7:00 Poster Session 1

    Wine and cheese reception

SATURDAY, March 20

    7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

    8:30 - 9:30 Keynote lecture: “Translating Chinese Medicine into Contemporary Health Care Contexts”

    Volker Sheid, PhD, MBAcC, European Institute of Oriental Medicine, UK

9:30 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00 Oral Presentations 1 (8 x 15 minutes each)

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch Lecture: Whole Systems Research: Concepts and Strategies

    Richard Hammerschlag, PhD, Dean of Research, Oregon College of Oriental

    Medicine, Portland, OR

1:30 - 3:30 Symposium 3: “Assessing acupuncture effectiveness in the „real world‟”

    Chair: Hugh MacPherson, PhD, MBAcC, University of York, Department of Health

    Sciences, Heslington, York, UK

    Confirmed speakers:

    ? Peter Wayne, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Director, Tai Chi and Mind

    Body Research Programs, Harvard Medical School, Division for Research and

    Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies

    “Tai Chi for osteopenia (low bone density): a pragmatic study” ? Volker Scheid: “Chinese Herbal Medicine For Menopause: Interdisciplinary Action Research”

    ? Richard Hammerschlag: “Traditional Chinese medicine for temporomandibular

    dysfunction: a whole systems multi-site trial”

    ? Hugh MacPherson: “Acupuncture For Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Effectiveness In

    Routine Practice”

3:30 - 4:00 Break

4:00 - 6:00 Oral Presentations 2 (8 x 15 minutes each)

6:00 - 7:30 Poster Session 2

    Wine and cheese reception

SUNDAY, March 21

    7:00 - 8:30 Breakfast

8:30 - 12:00 Workshop Led by Rosa Schnyer, DAOM, LAc, C-President, SAR

     A Field Guide to Translational Tools”: This interactive symposium will include 3 stimulating sessions:

    1) How to Build a Better Outcome Measure: Using technology to solve research

    problems (8:30 10:00 am) Accurately and objectively measuring the

    complex and dynamic interactions that occur during acupuncture is challenging.

    This session will include 8 ten-minute presentations from researchers who will

    share examples of how the innovative use of technology has improved their


    2) Hold Me, Touch Me, Use Me: Hands-on interactive technology

    demonstrations (10:15 11:30 am) attendees will visit stations showcasing the

    technologies featured in the Session 1. Attendees will be able to scrutinize, handle,

    and experiment with the tools. Researchers will be available to interact and

    answer questions.

    3) Supporting Partnerships for Innovation: The NCCAM SBIR Program (11:30

     12:00) a major presenter will describe how the SBIR program fosters

    innovation by supporting partnerships between researchers and small businesses.

    Research innovations often stem from or lead to technology innovations with

    applications far beyond the lab. This is translational research at its best, impacting

    the clinic and the community at large.

    Examples of Technologies to be featured in Sessions 1 and 2:

    ? Measure Your Medical Outcome Profile (MYMOP) a validated, patient-

    generated measure allowing patients to identify and track symptoms,

    medications, and overall well-being over time.

    ? Acusensor sensor technology allowing acupuncturists to measure needling

    manipulations, including motion and forces induced while needling. This

    allows the needling component of treatment to be quantified, documented, and


    ? Ultrasound imaging allows real-time visualization of needle/tissue

    interaction during needle insertion and manipulation.

    ? Mini-Mitter Vital Sense XHR wireless physiological monitor measuring

    heart and respiratory rates. Allows researchers to document changes in

    autonomic functions.

    ? TEAMSI-TCM: The Traditional East Asian Medicine Structured Interview

    (TCM version) - a semi-structured diagnostic interview for use in clinical

    trials of Chinese medicine. Allows researchers to systematize the assessment

    process, collect relevant data, and improve the reliability of the TCM style of

    differential diagnosis.

12:00 - 12:30 Awards and closing remarks:

    Richard Harris, PhD, LAc, Co-President, SAR

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