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

Speakers

Keynote speakers

John
Prof. John Longhurst
University of California, Irvine, USA
Title
Acupuncture’s cardiovascular actions: basic mechanisms and clinical insights
Related Session
Acupuncture Clinical Research 1
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Dr. John Longhurst is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Medicine, with joint appointments in the Departments of Physiology and Biophysics and Pharmacology at the University of California, Irvine. He began his work at UC in 1982 as an associate professor at UC San Diego, moving to UC Davis as Professor and Chief of Cardiology in 1987. Eleven years later in 1998, he accepted a position as Chair of Medicine at UC Irvine, moving to the position of Associate Dean of Programs and Development in 2002. In 1999 he worked with the Samueli Family to endow a center for integrative medicine at the university. In 2003 he became the director of the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine. The mission of the center is to conduct rigorous fundamental research, teach students and residents, faculty, staff and practitioners and provide clinical care in integrative medicine. Dr. Longhurst was the first student to receive his MD and his PhD at the University of California at Davis in 1973 and 1974, respectively. He completed his internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and subsequently his cardiology fellowship at the University of Texas, Southwestern, Medical School in Dallas. His research interest is in integrative physiology, particularly focusing on peripheral and autonomic regulation of the cardiovascular system. For the last two decades he has studied the peripheral sensory and central autonomic regulation by electroacupuncture. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health since 1978 and currently has an R01 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, to study acupuncture regulation of cardiovascular function, with a focus on hypertension. He has published over 185 original communications and 60 review articles and chapters. After his retirement in July 2014, he has continued on recall at UCI to direct the Samueli Center and to continue his research. He was appointed to an NIH study section in 2015, Clinical and Integrative Cardiovascular Sciences as a regular member, the third study section on which he has served over his career. His goal is to continue to develop the evidence basis underlying integrative medicine, particularly acupuncture.

Margaret
Dr. Margaret Naeser
Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, and Boston University School of Medicine, USA
Title
Transcranial Red/Near-infrared LED to Improve Cognition and Sleep in Traumatic Brain Injury
Related Session
Acupuncture 4: Alternative Acupuncture and Patient Factors
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Margaret Naeser, PhD, LicAc, DiplAc, is located at the VA Boston Healthcare System, and is Research Professor of Neurology, Boston University School of Medicine. She has conducted VA- and NIH-funded neuroimaging research since 1977, with emphasis on neuroanatomy and CT/MRI scan lesion localization in stroke. She has worked with low-level laser therapies since studying that topic in Shanghai, China, in 1985 (Hua Shan Yi Yuan). Her research with low-level lasers began with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, 1984-88, to investigate effectiveness of acupuncture and laser acupuncture to treat paralysis in stroke (www.bu.edu/naeser/acupuncture). She has also published a controlled study with low-level laser therapy to treat pain in carpal tunnel syndrome (Naeser et al., 2002).

Her current research, which is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, investigates if transcranial, red/near-infrared (NIR) light emitting diodes (LED) can improve cognition in Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses, where mitochondrial dysfunction is thought to be present. She also conducts research with transcranial, red/NIR LED to improve cognition in chronic traumatic brain injury (TBI); and to improve language in chronic stroke patients with aphasia, and in patients with the neurodegenerative disorder, Primary Progressive Aphasia.

Her lab recently published a pilot study with chronic, TBI cases where scalp application of red/NIR LEDs was observed to significantly improve cognition (e.g., executive function and verbal memory) (Naeser, Zafonte, Krengel et al., 2014, J Neurotrauma). An earlier paper with two chronic, TBI patients reported improved cognition following self-administered, home treatments with transcranial, red/NIR LED (Naeser, Saltmarche, Krengel, Hamblin, Knight, 2011). Her fMRI pilot data with chronic stroke cases show focal increases in regional cerebral blood flow, post- transcranial LED.

She has written invited, review reports for the FDA (1994) and NIH (1996) on acupuncture (and laser acupuncture) to treat paralysis. She has authored one book on Chinese Herbal Patent Medicines in Pill Form (Naeser, 1989); and one book on Laser Acupuncture, Introductory Textbook (Naeser & Wei, 1994) (LhasaOMS). She serves on the editorial board, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, and is a reviewer for neurology and neuroimaging journals. She has published over 100 research papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Her BA degree is from Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts (German, Zoology); and her PhD is from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (Linguistics). Her post- doctoral study was in the area of neuroanatomy (UCLA). She is a graduate from the New England School of Acupuncture (1983), is a Licensed Acupuncturist in Massachusetts, and is Diplomate of Acupuncture from the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Meaghan
Dr. Meaghan Coyle
RMIT University, Australia
Title
Acupuncture research in COPD
Related Session
Acupuncture Research 3
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Qualifications
BHlthSc(Acup), PhD UTS

Industry experience
•Member, AACMA
•Registered Chinese Medicine practitioner, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) (non-practising)
•Reviewer for the following peer-reviewed journals:
◦Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Pregnancy and Childbirth Group)
◦Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
◦The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine
◦Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
◦Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Research overview
Dr Meaghan Coyle has been in acupuncture clinical practice for over 10 years. Meaghan has extensive experience in the clinical trials, including acupuncture clinical trials in women’s health. She has research experience in the fields of oncology, general practice and, most recently, nursing and midwifery. Meaghan’s research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and she has authored a Cochrane systematic review on cephalic version by moxibustion for breech presentation.

Research interests
•Evidence-based Chinese medicine.
•Chinese medicine treatment of respiratory diseases.
•Chinese medicine treatment of dermatological diseases.
•Acupuncture clinical trials.
•Women’s health.

Invited speakers

Aleksandra
Dr. Aleksandra Macznik
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
Acupressure in sports medicine
Related Session
Acupuncture 4: Alternative Acupuncture and Patient Factors
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Education background
Present, Doctor of Physiotherapy, University of Otago (New Zealand)
2008, Masters in Physiotherapy, Wroclaw Medical University (Poland)
2006, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Wroclaw Medical University (Poland)

Area of study
Musculoskeletal injuries
Pain management
Complementary and alternative medicine
Acupressure
Physiotherapy education
Technology enhancing learning

Publications
Mącznik, A.K., Schneiders, A.G., Sullivan, S.J., Athens, J. (2014) What “CAM” we learn about the level of evidence from 60 years of research into manipulative and body-based therapies in sports and exercise medicine? Complementary Therapies in Medicine 22(2): 349-353.
Mącznik, A.K., Schneiders, A.G., Sullivan, S.J., Athens, J. (2013) Management of pain associated with acute sports injuries – is acupressure a way to go? [Abstract] Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 16, Supp. 1: e8

Presentations
Mącznik, A.K., Schneiders, A.G., Sullivan, S.J., Athens, J. (2013, October) Management of pain associated with acute sports injuries – is acupressure a way to go? Platform presentation at the ASICS Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Phuket, Thailand.
Mącznik, A.K., Schneiders, A.G., Sullivan, S.J., Athens, J. (2013, April) A review of the evidence for the use of acupuncture for sports injury management. Platform presentation at the PhysioForward Scientific Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Mącznik, A.K. (2012, August) Acupressure for pain relief in acute sports injuries. Is it effective? Twitter presentation at the 2nd University of Otago Twitter Thesis Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Awards
2011-2014 University of Otago Doctoral Scholarship
2013 New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women (Otago Branch) Travel Award
2013 Division of Health Science Conference Travel Funding
2008 Master of Physiotherapy Excellent Student Award
2006 Bachelor of Physiotherapy Excellent Student Award
Anna
Dr. Anna Benrick
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Title
Application of acupuncture in women’s health
Related Session
Acupuncture Research 3
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I defended my thesis regarding cytokines in metabolic functions in 2008 at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden). One year later I went to the Garvan Institute for medical research in Sydney (Australia) to do a postdoc in the diabetes field in Greg Cooney’s lab. During 2011-2014 I did a second postdoc at the University of Gothenburg in Elisabet Stener-Vicorin’s lab where I combined my knowledge in metabolism and diabetes with acupuncture research.

I am currently doing research within Stener-Victorin’s research group, where we work in a translational manner to study the effects and mechanisms of acupuncture, focusing on polycystic ovary syndrome.
Caroline
Dr. Caroline Smith
The University of Western Sydney, Australia
Title
The role of acupuncture with pain management for women with period pain.
Related Session
Acupuncture Research 3
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Dr Caroline Smith is an experienced clinical research and acupuncture practitioner. She brings expertise in relation to acupuncture research and clinical skills in relation to women’s health and reproductive health. She has extensive experience in evidence based research including the design, conduct of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews. Caroline has published over 80 peer reviewed articles in peer reviewed medical and complementary medicine journals, and has an H index of 18. She regularly presents her work at national and international conferences, and her research has influenced clinical practice through the inclusion in clinical practice guidelines in Australia and overseas. Caroline is on the Advisory Board of the Complementary Medicine Field, and editorial board member for the Menstrual Disorders and Sub-Fertility for the Cochrane Collaboration. She is an editorial board member of the European Journal of Integrative Medicine.
Charlie Changli
Prof. Charlie Changli Xue
RMIT, Australia
Title
Multimodal treatment of LBP
Related Session
Acupuncture Clinical Research 1
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Professor Charlie Changli Xue is the Inaugural National Chair of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia appointed by the Australian Health Workforce Ministerial Council (reappointed in June 2014 for the 2nd term). He is a Member, World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Advisory Panel for Traditional Medicine, Geneva. Professor Xue is also Honorary Senior Principal Research Fellow at the Guangdong Provincial Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, China. Professor Xue was a member, Grant Review Panel (GRP) of the Australian Government’s National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) from 2011 to 2013.

At RMIT, Professor Xue is Head, School of Health Sciences. He is also Director, Traditional and Complementary Medicine Research Program at the Health Innovations Research Institute; and Director, World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Traditional Medicine.

Dr Xue graduated from Guangzhou College of Chinese Medicine (1987), China with a Bachelor of Medicine degree and subsequently completed his PhD at RMIT University (2000).

Between 1995 and 2010, Professor Xue was Discipline Head of Chinese Medicine at RMIT University. Professor Xue is a student-centred, dedicated and innovative lecturer. He has successfully designed and implemented six undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs at RMIT University. His teaching excellence has been recognised by being the awardee of the RMIT University Council’s Ralph McIntosh Medal (2010), RMIT University Teaching Award (2012) and Australian Government’s 2013 Australian Awards for University Teaching for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (Team Award-Team Leader).

Professor Xue’s research has been supported by over AU$15 million research grants including six project grants from the NHMRC, two Australian Research Council (ARC) grants and several major international research grants. He has contributed over 180 publications and has been frequently invited as keynote speakers for numerous national and international conferences. Prof Xue has contributed to over 250 media interviews on issues related to evidence-based health care, complementary medicine education, research, regulation and practice. Professor Xue’s is the recipient of RMIT University’s Vice Chancellor Research Excellence Award (2011).
Chris
Prof. Chris Zaslawski
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Title
Moxibustion- a narrative review of its efficacy, safety profile and use
Related Session
Acupuncture Clinical Research 2
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Associate Professor Chris Zaslawski is currently Director of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Associate Head of School, (Medical and Molecular Biosciences) at the University of Technology, Sydney. He has been practising acupuncture for 32 years and is also a physiotherapist. He has been a short term consultant for the World Health Organisation for a number of acupuncture related projects in the areas of education, research and clinical practice guidelines. Chris is an active researcher in the areas of acupuncture and pain, acupuncture clinical research design and human research ethics. He has been involved in several acupuncture clinical trials on stress, male subfertility, hepatitis C, lateral elbow pain. He is also deputy editor of the Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Australia’s only peer reviewed journal on acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. In addition he is also on several journal international editorial boards including Acupuncture Research and Journal of Acupuncture and Tuina Science and is also one of four reviewers for the AMS Awards sponsored by the Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Science. More recently he has also been involved in the development of international standards for TCM within the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and is the chair of the national Australian mirror committee for Chinese medicine for Standards Australia.
David
Prof. David Baxter
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
Laser acupuncture: Scientific Basis
Related Session
Light and Energy-based Technologies in Acupuncture and Healthcare
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G. David Baxter TD BSc(Hons) DPhil (Ulster) MBA (London) is Dean and Professor of the School of Physiotherapy at University of Otago, New Zealand, and a Visiting Professor at the Health & Rehabilitation Research Institute at the University of Ulster (UK). Professor Baxter received his Bachelors of Science (Honours) in Physical Therapy in 1987, and a Doctorate of Philosophy (DPhil) in 1991 at the University of Ulster, and a Masters of Business Administration in 2006 at University of London. His doctoral research focussed on the pain relieving effects of laser therapy, and he has been recognised as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Medicine in Ireland, and of the International Academy of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery, and the American Society for Lasers in Medicine and Surgery; he is also an honorary life member of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Professor Baxter has published almost 200 peer-reviewed research papers in journals such as Manual Therapy, Spine, Pain, Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, and Physical Therapy. He has authored or contributed to various textbooks and chapters including Therapeutic Lasers: Theory and Practice, and DeLisa’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 5th edition. He is currently the Editor in Chief of Physical Therapy Reviews, and a member of the Editorial Boards of a number of other international peer-reviewed journals (including Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies (FACT), Laser Therapy, New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, Advances in Physiotherapy, and E-CAM). Professor Baxter has presented multiple platform or poster presentations and educational workshops at national and international meetings. He remains actively involved in clinical research concerning the management of pain, principally low back pain, and the biological and clinical effects of electrophysical agents.
Dominik
Dr. Dominik Irnich
University of Munich, University Hospital, Germany
Title
Acupuncture’s cardiovascular actions:
Related Session
Acupuncture Clinical Research 1
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Dominik Irnich, MD, is head of the Interdisciplinary Pain Centre at the University of Munich. Since 2010 he is vice-president and head of the educational center of the German Medical acupuncture association (DÄGfA). In this function he is in charge of about 500 full day courses in Acupuncture, TCM and Related Technics each year.
He has passed his post doctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) at the University of Munich on the issue acupuncture (appellation “Privatdozent PD” equal assistant professor).
Dr. Irnich is a renowned expert of acupuncture research and invited lecturer on acupuncture at different universities in Germany, Europe and USA (e.g. Berlin, Frankfurt, London, Harvard Boston). He was responsible conductor of a research grant from the German Ministery of Education and Research on acupuncture. He is laureate of the Dr. Heinz and Helene Adam Award, the DKV-Cochrane-Award Clinic and the “Clinic Award“ of Bayerische Landesbank.
Dr Irnich is practising daily acupuncture. He has undergone TCM education in China (Beijing WHO Collaborating Centre of Traditional Chinese Medicine) and Germany (DÄGfA)
He is member of the faculty at different institutions (e.g. Structural Acupuncture Course, Harvard Medical School), (co-)editor of different scientific journals and member of national and international research groups (e.g. Acupuncture Trialist Cooperation). His fields of research include basic science research (physiology of peripheral nociception including acupuncture) and clinical research on Acupuncture and Pain (research methodology, clinical effectiveness). Since 1996 he published more than 70 scientific papers as principal author or co-author. The latest come out in 2013 is the English version of his successful “Leitfaden Triggerpunkte” by Elsevier. It is a comprehensive manual on trigger point called: “Myofascial Trigger Points: Comprehensive Diagnosis and Treatment” by Churchill Livingstone.
Hwaseung
Dr. Hwaseung Yoo
Daejeon University, Korea
Title
Pharmacopuncture in Cancer Care
Related Session
Pharmacopuncture & Acupuncture Research
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Dr. Hwa Seung Yoo received his O.M.D.(1998), M.Sc.(2000) and Ph.D(2003) from Daejeon University. He has completed oncology residency at the East West Cancer Center, Daejeon, Korea and research fellowship at the Cancer Clinic of Guang-An-Men Hospital, Beijing, China.

Dr. Yoo is an associate professor of College of Korean Medicine at Daejeon University and a faculty staff member of East-West Cancer Center (EWCC) at Daejeon University’s Dunsan Korean Medical Hospital where he specializes in traditional cancer therapies. He is the co- developer of Wheel Balance Cancer Therapy (WBCT), EWCC’s standard cancer regimen which incorporates interventions of Traditional Korean Medicine (TKM) to conventional cancer treatment. Four of his case series submissions have been selected for US National Cancer Institute (NCI)’s Best Case Series Program, the results were published on Integrative Cancer Therapies in 2009 and 2010. An overview of WBCT program was introduced on the same journal in 2010. His most recent works include NCI recommended case-control study for lung cancer patients treated with WBT. Primary focuses of his researches are investigating the biochemical mechanisms and clinical effects of herbal extracts and incorporating different treatment methods using the herbs such as pharmacopuncture. His notable publications are Integrative Oncology (E-public, 2009), Pharmacopuncturology (Elsevier, 2011) and over 250 research papers including 40 international journals.

He has served on the editorial boards and executive members of Korean Journal of Oriental Medicine, Korean Journal of Oriental Internal Medicine, Journal of Korean Academy of Traditional Oncology, Journal of Korean Phamacopuncture Institute, etc. He has been a member of the Society of Integrative Oncology (SIO) since 2004. World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for the Western Pacific nominated him as a Traditional Korean Medicine oncology specialist in 2005. He was also featured on the 10th anniversary edition of 2008-2009 Marquis Who's Who in Science and Engineering. He has served as a visiting associate professor at Integrative Medical Program in the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for one year in 2012. Now he is serving as a PI for the development of a anti lung cancer herbal medication from Ministry of Health & Welfare.

Jillian
Jillian McDowell
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
Adverse reactions to acupuncture: the NZ picture
Related Session
CAM & Acupuncture: Safety and Standards
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Qualifications:
Diploma of Physiotherapy
Diploma of Manipulative Physiotherapy
Register of Physiotherapy Acupuncturists
Postgraduate Certificate of Sports Medicine (Otago)
Credentialed Therapist, McKenzie Institute Mechanical Diagnosis & Therapy
Tagged Member of New Zealand College of Physiotherapy (Manipulation)
Accredited Sports Medicine New Zealand - Physical Conditioning Level 1
Tagged Member of New Zealand College of Physiotherapy (Acupuncture)
Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher (MCTA)
Masters of Physiotherapy Otago (with Distinction)

Professional Memberships:
Physiotherapy New Zealand
Sports Medicine New Zealand
Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand
New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association

Other Positions Held:
Regional Network for New Zealand Netball
Tutor, Research Officer Physiotherapy Acupuncture Association of New Zealand
Independent Advisor to the Health and Disability Commissioner of New Zealand
Disciplinary Committee, The McKenzie Institute of New Zealand
Accredited Mulligan Concept Teacher
Past Sporting Affiliations:
NZ Womens Softball Team.
Southland Sevens Rugby Team.
Southland Womens Rugby Team.
Sting Development Netball Team

Publications:
McDowell JM (2008) The classification and weighting of word descriptors of adverse reactions to acupuncture. Thesis, Otago University
McDowell JM, Johnson GD, Hale L (2011) Measuring practitioner opinion on adverse reactions to acupuncture. Australian Journal of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine 6: 28-35.
McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Bradnam LV (2011) Towards a neurophysiological mechanisms-based classification of adverse reactions to acupuncture. Physical Therapy Reviews 16: 118-125.
McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Hale L (2013) Adverse reactions to acupuncture: policy recommendations based on practitioner opinion in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy 41: 94-101.
McDowell JM, Johnson GM, Hetherington BH (2014) Mulligan Concept manual therapy: Standardizing annotation. Manual Therapy. http://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1356689X13002257?showall=true

Experience as Physiotherapist
24 Years
Joanne
Prof. Joanne Barnes
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Title
Safety and pharmacovigilance of Traditional Chinese Medicines
Related Session
CAM & Acupuncture: Safety and Standards
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Jo has been Associate Professor in Herbal Medicines, School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland since 2005. Previously, she was Research Fellow and Lecturer in Phytopharmacy, Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, School of Pharmacy, University of London, UK (1999-2005), and Research Fellow, Department of Complementary Medicine, University of Exeter, UK (1996-1999).

Jo’s research is focussed on the use and pharmacovigilance of herbal medicines, and in developing new methods of monitoring the safety of herbal medicines. Jo is an honorary consultant to the World Health Organisation’s Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring and member of its herbal safety signal review panel. She is an Associate Editor of Phytochemistry Letters, and a member of the editorial boards of Drug Safety, Drug Safety – Case Reports, International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, and Phytotherapy Research. She is a former elected member of the International Society of Pharmacovigilance Executive Committee and of the United States Pharmacopoeia Dietary Supplements Information Expert Committee. ). Jo was lead author of the second and third editions of the reference text Herbal Medicines (2002, 2007; Pharmaceutical Press, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain), which summarises research on the chemistry, pharmacology, clinical efficacy and safety of over 150 popular herbal medicines. She is a co-author of Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy (Churchill Livingstone, 2012) and a co-editor of Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine: An international reader (Macmillan, 2012). From 1999 to 2005, she was a member of the RPSGB’s Science Committee working group on complementary medicine. Jo is a registered pharmacist in New Zealand, and was made a Fellow of the Linnaean Society of London in 2003.
Juanita
Dr. Juanita Anders
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, USA
Title
Photobiomodulation: Scientific Basis
Related Session
Light and Energy-based Technologies in Acupuncture and Healthcare
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Dr. Anders is recognized as an international expert in photobiomodulation and has been invited to speak and chair sessions at numerous international laser conferences. She serves on the Executive Councils and Scientific Advisory Boards of several laser societies. She is a fellow of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery since 2006. She is the past president of the North American Association of Laser Therapy, a founding member of the International Academy of Laser Medicine and Surgery, and currently is President of the American Society of Lasers in Medicine and Surgery. She serves on the Editorial Boards of Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Lasers in Surgery and Medicine, Lasers in Medical Science, Physiotherapy Practice and Research and has published over 60 peer reviewed articles.
Jungdae
Dr. Jungdae Kim
Seoul National University, Korea
Title
Monitoring of the Visualization Process of Primo Vascular System in Lymph Ducts through a Window System.
Related Session
Acupuncture & Pharmacopuncture
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Dr. Jung-Dae Kim obtained a PhD degree in physics from the Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in 1996. From 1997 to 1998, he was a research fellow in the department of physics and astronomy in the Johns Hopkins University in the USA. After the two-year research on particle physics phenomenology as a postdoc in Yonsei University, he joined the professor Kwang-Sup Soh’s Biomedical Physics Laboratory in the School of Physics, Seoul National University for the biomedical research, especially related to the traditional Korean medicine. His main research areas are ultraweak photon emission from biological systems, bio-imaging with optical instruments, primo vascular system and acupuncture. Currently he is a principal investigator in the Nano Primo Research Center in the Advanced Institutes of Convergence Technology in Seoul National University and he is also a managing executive editor for the journal of acupuncture and meridian studies.
Karen
Karen Taylor
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
Acupuncture needling: ultrasound study
Related Session
CAM & Acupuncture: Safety and Standards
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Karen has worked extensively as a clinical physiotherapist in private practice running her own business and is leader in the field of acupuncture both within NZ and overseas.

In 2011 Karen completed a Masters in her area of expertise which is acupuncture. In 2008 Karen moved from Private Practice to the University of Otago and is currently continuing to teach the acupuncture post graduate course, carrying a case load of complex patients and running the School of Physiotherapy teaching clinics.

Lixing
Dr. Lixing Lao
The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Title
Acupuncture for Pain Management in Evidence-Based Medicine
Related Session
Acupuncture Clinical Research 2
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Lixing Lao is the Director and Endowed Professor of Vivian Taam Wong Integrative Medicine of the School of Chinese Medicine, University of Hong Kong. He also is an adjunctive professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Lao graduated from the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in 1983 and completed his Ph.D. in physiology at the University of Maryland in 1992. As a licensed acupuncturist in the USA, Dr. Lao has practiced acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine for over 30 years and served as a Board member on the Maryland State Board of Acupuncture, Maryland, USA, for five years.

He has published over 170 peer-reviewed scientific papers and over 10 book chapters. Widely recognized for his unique contributions to acupuncture/TCM research methodology, he has been invited to give over 260 presentations at national and international conferences/symposia. Dr. Lao served as a co-president of the Society for Acupuncture Research for five year (2003-2007). Since 2013, Dr. Lao has been elected as a vice president of the World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies and as a Secretary General of the Consortium for Globalization of Chinese Medicine.
Lizhou
Lizhou Liu
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
STRICTA Guidelines
Related Session
CAM & Acupuncture: Safety and Standards
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Lizhou Liu is a PhD candidate at the School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago, New Zealand. She obtained a master’s degree in the clinical discipline of Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in 2012 from Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China. She holds formal certification as a Professional Physician with the People's Republic of China Ministry of Health, and she is also a registered acupuncturist in New Zealand.

Lizhou’s main interest is in the use of acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders, particularly for low back pain and osteoarthritis. During the first year of her PhD study, she has published an overview of systematic reviews to evaluate the effectiveness of acupuncture in the treatment of low back pain, and another review on the application of the STRICTA Guidelines in the current literature has been submitted for publication. She has been invited to review manuscripts by TRAILS.

Her current research involves investigating the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the management of chronic low back pain. The research focuses on the optimal number of treatment sessions, and explores the cumulative effects of repeated acupuncture interventions.

Maui
Maui Hudson
University of Waikato, New Zealand
Title
Maori Healing
Related Session
Acupuncture Clinical Research 1
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Maui Hudson is a research developer and interdisciplinary researcher based at the University of Waikato. He holds Senior Research Fellow positions within the Maori and Indigenous Governance Centre in the Faculty of Law and the Environmental Research Institute in the Faculty of Science and Engineering. He has worked in the research sector for over 10 years and has a diverse range of research interests covering the interface between indigenous knowledge and science, ethics & new technologies, traditional medicine, and Maori economic development. Maui has been a member of a number of ethics and advisory committees and was a co-author of Te Ara Tika: Guidelines on Māori Research Ethics – A framework for researchers and ethics committee members. Maui Hudson has worked on a number of research projects focused on supporting traditional Maori medicine and the relationships that traditional healers have with the health system.
Monika
Dr. Monika Clark-Grill
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
Ethical issues in CAM
Related Session
Acupuncture 4: Alternative Acupuncture and Patient Factors
Nadine
Prof. Nadine Foster
Keele University , UK
Title
Acupuncture RCTs
Related Session
Acupuncture & Pharmacopuncture
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Following an undergraduate four year degree in Physiotherapy (University of Ulster), Nadine obtained her Doctorate in Philosophy (University of Ulster) in 1998. Following a lectureship at Coventry University, she joined Keele University in 2000 and moved full time into the Arthritis Research UK Primary Care Centre at Keele in 2004. In 2005 she was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Pain Management and in 2010 to Professor of Musculoskeletal Health in Primary Care. Professor Foster is recognised internationally as a leading expert in musculoskeletal pain research in primary care, particularly in the field of back pain and in primary care-based clinical trials. Particular achievements include original contributions to testing the clinical and cost-effectiveness of interventions including acupuncture for patients with common musculoskeletal pain. She is one of only two physiotherapists in the UK to be awarded a Primary Care Career Scientist award (2004-2009) and the only physiotherapist to be awarded a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Research Professorship (2012-2017).

Her research is published in over 100 peer-reviewed papers including general medical journals (eg. Lancet, British Medical Journal), topic-specific (eg. Pain, Rheumatology) and profession-specific journals (eg. Physical Therapy, Family Practice). She has contributed to >£23 million in grants from National and International funders (including the Medical Research Council, NIHR and Arthritis Research UK), has supervised 10 PhD students and 15 Masters students. She sits on national research funding committees and has served on the editorial board of two international journals.

Panos
Dr. Panos Barlas
Keele University, UK
Title
Defining a dosage for acupuncture
Related Session
CAM & Acupuncture: Safety and Standards
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Panos qualified as a physiotherapist from the School of Physiotherapy in the Technical Educational Institute of Athens in 1991 and the Department of Physiotherapy in the University of Ulster at Jordanstown. After gaining a BSc(Hons) in 1993 he embarked on postgraduate research studies in the Faculty of Science of the University of Ulster at Jordanstown, researching the analgesic effects of acupuncture upon experimentally induced muscle pain and muscle damage. In parallel to the research studies he also attended the National Institute of Acupuncture (Dublin), which led to a licentiate in acupuncture from the British College of Acupuncture in 1996. Panos gained his DPhil in the summer of 1997.

Further to his doctoral studies, Panos' involvement with acupuncture dates back to 1994 when he was elected Membership secretary of the Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). Later, and whilst working in Coventry University, he was responsible for the development of the MSc in Acupuncture, the first such degree in UK and Europe. Currently he is a Research Fellow, in the School of Health and Rehabilitation in Keele University, where he has been responsible for developing clinical research in acupuncture and its effects on musculoskeletal pain and experimental research on the physiology of sensory stimulation induced analgesia, a field where he collaborates with a number of laboratories both in the UK and abroad. He has been involved in several research projects related to the analgesic effects of acupuncture and electrostimulation clinical models of pain (knee osteoarthritis, back pain in pregnancy). He lectures extensively in a number of Masters and graduate courses on acupuncture, physiology of pain and sensory stimulation-induced analgesia and acupuncture practice. At present he is responsible for Masters modules in acupuncture as well as the physiology and pharmacology of pain and analgesia within the MSc framework of the School of Health and Rehabilitation in Keele University.
Phil
Dr. Phil Peplow
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
Acupuncture for diabetes
Related Session
Light and Energy-based Technologies in Acupuncture and Healthcare
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Philip Peplow, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at the University of Otago Medical School, Dunedin, New Zealand. He showed that repeated electroacupuncture using Zhongwan and Guanyuan acupoints increased blood insulin and was an effective treatment for hyperglycemia in 12-week-old obese diabetic rats. The imbalance of pro-/anti-inflammatory cytokines was shifted towards anti-inflammatory cytokines as indicated by a decrease in the level of leptin and an increase in the ratio of adiponectin:leptin in both the blood serum and white adipose tissue. Repeated electroacupuncture was also an effective treatment for the more pronounced hyperglycemia existing in 23-week-old obese diabetic rats. While the levels of insulin, leptin or adiponectin in the blood were not altered, the findings suggested that adiponectin might be increased in the white adipose tissue by electroacupuncture treatment.

His current project involves examining the effects of repeated electroacupuncture in two rat models of obesity and is focused on the imbalance of pro-/anti-inflammatory cytokines and whether the activation state of adipose tissue macrophages can be altered by electroacupuncture.

He is the chief editor of the book “Cardiovascular and Metabolic Diseases: Scientific Discoveries and New Therapies” (RSC Publishing, 2015), and also is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies (JAMS) and the journal Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine (ECAM).
Richard
Dr. Richard Egan
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
Spirituality in healthcare: evidence from New Zealand studies
Related Session
Acupuncture 4: Alternative Acupuncture and Patient Factors
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Dr Richard Egan is a lecturer in health promotion, based in the Cancer Society Social and Behavioural Research Unit, Department of Preventive & Social Medicine, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago. His background includes five years working as a health promoter / professional advisor in a Public Health Unit and five years secondary school teaching. Richard’s Master’s thesis examined spirituality in New Zealand state schools, his PhD thesis explored spirituality in end-of-life care and he has qualifications in theology, English literature, religious studies, and public health. Richard’s academic interests centre on supportive care in cancer, health promotion and the place of spirituality in health and well-being. Richard is a mixed methods researcher, with a particular focus on qualitative research. Richard is a past-president of the NZ Public Health Association and currently
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Dr. Seunghun Cho
KyungHee University Medical Center, Korea
Title
Pharmacopuncture for neuropsychiatric diseases
Related Session
Pharmacopuncture & Acupuncture Research
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Education
PhD Korean Medicine Kyung Hee University , Seoul, Korea 2007
M.S. Korean Medicine Kyung Hee University , Seoul, Korea 2003
KMD Korean Medicine Kyung Hee University , Seoul, Korea 2000
B.S. Korean Medicine Kyung Hee University , Seoul, Korea 2000
B.S. Information Statistic KoreanNationalOpenUniversity, Seoul, Korea 2008

Experience
2001-2004 Kyung Hee Medical Center Seoul, Korea
Residency in Psychiatry of Korean Medicine
2000-2001 Kyung Hee Medical Center Seoul, Korea
Internship in Korean Medicine
1993-2000 Kyung Hee University Seoul, Korea
Korean Medical Doctorate Received
Position
2007- Head of Professor, Department of Neuropsychiatry Hospital of Korean Medicine, KyungHee University Medical Center. Seoul, Korea
2004-2007 Public Heath doctor, Korean Ministry of Health & Welfare.

Professional Organizations
Korean Society of Oriental Neuropsychiatry
Korean Oriental Medical Society.
Korean Society of Stress Medicine
Korean Society of Integrative Medicine

Clinical Responsibility
1. Oriental Clinic of Junggu Welfare Center. Seoul.(2004-2007)
2. NeuroPsychiatry, Hospital of Korea Medicine, KyungHee University Medical Center.

Teaching Responsibility
Other Employment Experience
Youth Future project advisory committee of National Youth Commission
Steve
Dr. Steve Tumilty
University of Otago, New Zealand
Title
Tendinopathies: light-based therapies
Related Session
Light and Energy-based Technologies in Acupuncture and Healthcare
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Dr Steve Tumilty is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at the School of Physiotherapy with over 24 years experience. He holds the position of Associate Dean of Postgraduate Studies, and is the Programme Leader for the Postgraduate Master’s degree for musculoskeletal specialisation. As well as his academic duties, he maintains his own clinical caseload treating musculoskeletal and sports injuries.

Dr Tumilty’s PhD on Tendinopathy was recognised as exceptional by the University and he has been invited to speak both at National and International conferences on Physiotherapy and the treatment of Tendinopathy. His research interests cover a range of musculoskeletal topics, with his work on tendons resulting in publications in high impact journals.

Dr Tumilty has worked in UK, Germany and New Zealand. Prior to joining the University of Otago in 2002, he had 12 years experience in outpatient musculoskeletal physiotherapy, including Occupational Health settings as well as Professional Sport. He owned his own Private Physiotherapy Practice for five years.

He is a member of the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA), and as well as teaching on their weekend postgraduate course, he is also a member of NZMPA education committee.
Sungchul
Prof. Sungchul Kim
Wonkwang University Korean Medicine Hospital, Korea
Title
Pharmacopuncture & Acupuncture Research
Related Session
Acupuncture & Pharmacopuncture
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He is currently the director of Acupuncture department in the Wonkwang University Korean Medicine Hospital. His specialty is incurable diseases such as MS, ALS with acupuncture treatment.
Suzanne
Prof. Suzanne McDonough
University of Ulster, North Ireland
Title
Herbal preparations for neuropathic pain
Related Session
Acupuncture Clinical Research 2
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Professor Suzanne McDonough is Professor of Health and Rehabilitation at the University of Ulster, N Ireland, and a co-investigator in the UKCRC Centre of Excellence for Public Health (Northern Ireland). She is a physiotherapist by background; was awarded her PhD in the area of neurophysiology in 1995 from University of Newcastle, UK; and a higher diploma in healthcare (Acupuncture) in 2002 from University College Dublin, Ireland. Professor McDonough is lead for the Centre for Health and Rehabilitation Technologies (CHaRT), part of the Institute of Nursing and Health Research, at the University of Ulster.

Her research interests include investigating the evidence to underpin interventions for painful conditions e.g. ankle sprain, low back pain, osteoarthritis. Professor McDonough has published widely in her areas of expertise (over 80 full papers) and obtained funding from a variety of prestigious external agencies. She completed a Northern Ireland survey of complementary and alternative medicine use, and several clinical trials and systematic reviews in the area of acupuncture and laser acupuncture. Suzanne has been involved in a number of Cochrane reviews and three are ongoing in her centre at the moment. One of these is on the use of Herbal medicinal products/preparations for neuropathic pain.
Professor McDonough has played a key role in helping to develop clinical research. She teaches clinical research techniques at undergraduate and postgraduate level and has supervised 24 PhD students to completion. She has published several book chapters on acupuncture (Complementary Therapies for Physical Therapy. A Clinical Decision Making Approach published by Elsevier in 2008) and more recently laser acupuncture. E-mail:s.mcdonough@ulster.ac.uk