welcome letter
Integrated Medicine : Integrating Science Practice & Research 
 ⋅Date : October 2~4, 2015 
 ⋅Venue St. David's Lecture Theater, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand


Program at a glance

Oct. 1st (Thu) - School of Physiotherapy Building

Time   Presenter Affiliation Title
16:00 -   Dr. Kirok Kwon Korean Pharmacopuncture Institute, Korea Pharmacopuncture Workshop

Oct. 2nd (Fri) - 1st Day of Symposium (Hutton Theatre, Otago Museum)

8:30 - 9:00   Registration
9:00 - 9:30   Opening Ceremony including Maori welcome & AMS Awards ceremony
Session: Opening Lecture: Maori Healing   /   Acupuncture Clinical Research 1 / Chairs: David Baxter & John Longhurst
9:30 - 10:15   Maui Hudson University of Waikato, NZ Building an evidence base for Maori systems of healing
10:15 - 11:00   John Longhurst University of California, Irvine, USA Acupuncture’s cardiovascular actions: basic mechanisms and clinical insights
11:00 - 11:25   Dominik Irnich University of Munich, Germany Effects of acupuncture on muscle and pressure pain – lessons learnt for clinical practice
11:25 - 11:50   Charlie Xue RMIT, Australia Acupuncture for seasonal allergic rhinitis: a randomised controlled trial
11:50 - 12:45   Lunch
Session: Acupuncture Clinical Research 2   /   Chairs: Suzanne McDonough & Chris Zaslawski
12:45 - 13:10   Bong Hyo Lee
Daegu Haany University, Korea Acupuncture Suppresses Morphine Craving in Progressive Ratio Through the GABA System
13:10 - 13:35   Chris Zaslawski University of Technology Sydney, Australia Moxibustion- a narrative review of its efficacy, safety profile and use
13:35 - 13:50   Lixing Lao University of Hong Kong , HK Acupuncture for Pain Management in Evidence-Based Medicine
13:50 - 14:15   Suzanne McDonough University of Ulster, UK Herbal preparations for neuropathic pain
14:15 - 14:40   Nattaporn Phunchago
Khon Kaen University, Thailand Acupuncture Reduces Memory Impairment and Oxidative Stress and Enhances Cholinergic Function in an Animal Model of Alcoholism
14:40 - 15:10   Afternoon Tea Break
Session: CAM & Acupuncture: Safety and Standards   /   Chairs: Panos Barlas and Gill Johnson
15:10 - 15:35   Karen Taylor University of Otago, NZ Acupuncture needling: ultrasound study
15:35 - 16:00   Panos Barlas Keele University, UK Acupuncture in pregnancy: Safety concerns and evaluation of its usefullness in the treatment of pain in pregnant women
16:00 - 16:25   Lizhou Liu University of Otago, NZ STRICTA Guidelines
16:25 - 16:50   Mohammadjavad Hadianfard
Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran Efficacies of Acupuncture and Anti-inflammatory Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
16:50 - 17:15   Jillian McDowell University of Otago, NZ Adverse reactions to acupuncture: the NZ picture
17:15 - 17:50   Joanne Barnes University of Auckland, NZ Safety and pharmacovigilance of Traditional Chinese Medicines
18:15 - 20:00   Welcome Reception (University Link/Otago Museum)

Oct. 3rd (Sat) - 2nd Day of Symposium (St. David’s Lecture Theatre)

8:30 - 9:00   Registration
Session: Acupuncture & Pharmacopuncture   /   Chairs: Nadine Foster & Dominik Irnich
9:00 - 9:45   Nadine Foster Keele University, UK Acupuncture for back and pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy: the EASE Back pilot trial and considerations for a main trial
9:45 - 10:15 Seungdeok Lee Dongkuk University, Korea Pharmacopuncture on the patients with knee osteoarthritis – Double blinded randomized controlled trial
10:15 - 10:30   Break
10:30 - 10:55   Jungdae Kim Seoul National University, Korea Monitoring of the Visualization Process of Primo Vascular System in Lymph Ducts through a Window System
10:55 - 11:20   Sung Chul Kim Wonkwang University, Korea Pharmacopuncture & Acupuncture research
11:20 - 11:45   Seunghun Cho Kyunghee University, Korea Pharmacopuncture for neuropsychiatric diseases
11:45 - 12:10   Hwaseung Yoo Dunsan Korean Medical Hospital of Daejeon University, Korea Pharmacopuncture in Cancer Care
12:10 - 13:00   Lunch
Session: Acupuncture Research 3   /   Chairs: Caroline Smith & Cathy Chapple
13:00 - 14:00   Meaghan Coyle RMIT, Australia Acupuncture research in COPD
14:00 - 14:25 Anna Benrick University of Gothenberg, Sweden Application of acupuncture in women’s health
14:25 - 14:50   Caroline Smith The University of Western Sydney, Australia Acupuncture as an adjunct to IVF findings from a RCT: Women’s perceptions of how acupuncture works to improve IVF success
14:50 - 15:05   Afternoon Tea Break
Session: Light and Energy-based Technologies in Acupuncture and Healthcare   /   Chairs: Juanita Anders & Steve Tumilty
15:05 - 15:30   Juanita Anders Uniformed Services University, USA Photobiomodulation: Scientific Basis
15:30 - 15:55   David Baxter University of Otago, NZ Laser acupuncture: Scientific Basis
15:55 - 16:20 Phil Peplow University of Otago, NZ Acupuncture for diabetes
16:20 - 16:45   Steve Tumilty University of Otago, NZ Tendinopathies: light-based therapies
16:45 - 17:10   Chengjin Li
Pusan National University, Korea Inhibitory Effects of Scolopendra Pharmacopuncture on the Development and Maintenance of Neuropathic Pain in Rats: Possible Involvement of Spinal Glial Cells
19:00 - 21:00   Gala Dinner (University Link Building)

Oct. 4th (Sun) - 3rd Day of Symposium (St. David’s Lecture Theatre)

8:30 - 9:00   Registration
Session: Acupuncture 4: Alternative Acupuncture and Patient Factors   /   Chairs: Margaret Naeser & John Sullivan
9:00 - 9:50   Margaret Naeser Boston University, USA Transcranial Red/Near-infrared LED to Improve Cognition and Sleep in Traumatic Brain Injury
9:50 - 10:15   Azadeh Khalili
Shiraz University, Iran Efficacy of LI-4 and SP-6 acupuncture on labor pain, cortisol level and duration of labor
10:15 - 10:25   Break
10:25 - 10:50   Anisur Rahman
Khuda-Bukhsh ams
University of Kalyani, India Ethanolic Extract of Marsdenia condurango Ameliorates Benzo[a]pyrene-induced Lung Cancer of Rats
10:50 - 11:15   Aleksandra Macznik University of Otago, NZ Acupressure in sports medicine
11:15 - 11:40   Monika Clark-Grill University of Otago, NZ Ethical issues in CAM
11:40 - 12:05   Abaraogu Ukachukwu Okoroafor ams University of Nigeria Enugu Campus, Nigeria While acupressure decrease pain, acupuncture may improve some aspects of quality of life of women with primary dysmenorrhea: A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis
12:05 - 12:30   Richard Egan University of Otago, NZ Spirituality in healthcare: evidence from New Zealand studies
12:30 - 13:15   Closing Ceremony & Poster Awards
13:15 - 14:00   Lunch