09:30 - 11.00 PC2: ISCMR Workshop: Integrative Medicine and CAM in Health Professions Education Nunn Hall
Organized by: Adi Haramati, Johanna Hök, Nicola Robinson, Heather Zwickey, David Owen, Christian Scheffer, Marja Verhoef, Miek Jong, Mats Sjöling
This workshop provides an overview of the pedagogic developments within integrative medicine and CAM in health professions education in North America and Europe. In addition, the role of CAM education to foster research literacy will be discussed. Case examples from different institutions will be presented to illustrate different pedagogic methods and participants will get to experience part of a mind-body program for students.
08:30 - 09:30 PC1: Pediatric pre-conference meeting on pediatric functional abdominal pain/IBS and pediatric CAM safety Clarke Hall
Workshop #1 Complementary therapies for pediatric Functional Abdominal Pain and IBS
This workshop provides an overview of conventional and complementary therapies in the treatment of children and adolescents with functional abdominal pain or irritable bowel syndrome. An overview of the literature will be provided for yoga, hypnotherapy, and acupuncture. There will also be some clinical demonstrations of the techniques with simple exercises which will be taught to those attending. These clinical sessions will be directly applicable to daily practice.
Moderated by: Arine Vlieger, St. Antonius Hospital, Nieuwegein, Netherlands
Workshop #1 Agenda
The evidence for yoga in the treatment of irritable bowel syndrome: Judith Deckers- Kocken, (Dutch pediatric gastroenterologist) with clinical demonstrations provided by Irene Del Prado, Dutch yoga teacher (25 minutes) Hypnotherapy and guided imagery in FAP/ IBS: a systematic review: Arine Vlieger, with clinical demonstrations provided by Carla Frankenhuis, a Dutch pediatric hypnotherapist (25 minutes).
Acupuncture in IBS: overview of the literature + practical pediatric tips. Saskia Gischler, pediatric intensive care physician and acupuncturist (25 minutes).
Panel discussion - Lessons learned and take-home messages (20 min)
Workshop #2 Safety issues in CAM in pediatrics (10:30-12:30 pm)
This workshop provides examples of methodological research challenges and solutions when conducting safety research in pediatric CAM. In a recent international Delphi study on pediatric CAM research, safety research was the number one priority identified in setting a pediatric CAM research agenda. As such the PedCAM Network, the world's largest pediatric CAM research and education network, is sponsoring this workshop on behalf of its members.
Moderator: Sunita Vohra, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Workshops #2 Agenda
09:30 - 11:00 PC3: Anthroposophic Medicine: 90 Years of Integrative Medicine. A Patient-Centered Whole-Systems Approach Room 642
Spinal manipulation: Katie Pohlman, Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport, IA, USA (20 min) Use of herbs: Paula Gardiner, Boston Unviersity Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA (20 min) Indirect harm by the use of CAM: Sunita Vohra (20 min) Legal issues on safety: Tim Caulfield University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (20 min) Reporting of adverse events: Sunita Vohra (20 min) Panel discussion - Research questions for the next decade: All presenters (20 min)
Organized by: Peter Heusser, Gene Feder, David McGavin, Roman Huber, Helmut Kiene, Gunver Kienle, Harald Matthes
This workshop will provide an introduction and overview of Anthroposophic Medicine (AM), a patient-centered integrative whole systems approach within conventional medicine. AM is not yet well known in English speaking countries, but has a strong tradition in Central Europe. The aims are:
1. to provide an understanding of the basic concepts and therapy principles of AM in regard to physical, organic, psycho-social and spiritual aspects of health and their significance for a multimodal individualized treatment approach
2. to explain the basic scientific methods underlying theory, practice and research in AM
3. to give an overview of clinical research results and academic research structures in AM
4. to report about the status of AM within the NIH and about research projects in the UK
5. to give an insight into integrative oncology in AM and provide a synopsis of recent clinical research results on mistletoe treatment of cancer
6. to discuss these issues with the participants in relation to other approaches to integrative medicine
09:30 - 11:00 PC4: PISCMR Workshop: Health economics in Complementary and Integrative Medicine – Recent results and introduction into methods Drama Studio
Organized by: Claudia Witt, Hugh MacPherson, Tobias Sundberg, Patricia Herrmann, Nicholas Latimer, Andrea Manca
This workshop provides an overview about new developments and results from recent economic evaluations in the field of Complementary and Integrative Medicine. In addition it will provide researchers and clinicians with a basis to understand advantages and limitations of the different methods and the published results and set out options for integrating economic analyses into own research. The presenters will introduce different methods (cost-effectiveness analyses, economic modeling and cost comparison from registries), present recent results, share their lessons learned and provide guidance for future research.
Moderation: Hugh MacPherson
Introduction to economic evaluations – Why and how?
Claudia Witt (20 min)
Are Complementary Therapies and Integrative Care Cost-Effective? A Systematic Review of Economic Evaluations
Patricia Herrmann (or David Eisenberg) (20 min)
Cost-effectiveness evaluations - Introduction to methods of cost effectiveness evaluations, and results for chronic pain treatment with acupuncture
Nicholas Latimer, health economist University of Sheffield (30 min)
Economic modeling - Introduction to methods of economic modeling
Helen Weatherly, health economist, University of York (30 min)
Cost comparison as secondary data analyses - Lessons learned from a registry study comparing anthroposophic and conventional care in Sweden
Tobias Sundberg (20 min)
Panel discussion - Lessons learned and take home messages
09:30 - 11:00 PC5: Systematic Review Research Methods Training: Focus on CAM Elvin Hall
Organized by: Dr Eric Manheimer, Dr Jianping Liu, Dr Susan Wieland
This workshop will examine some of the issues encountered in preparing and interpreting Cochrane-style systematic reviews and meta-analyses, using examples from different CAM modalities (e.g., acupuncture, herbs). Topics to be covered include evaluating title adequacy of the question raised; identifying the often difficult-to-locate CAM trials; determining intervention classification; defining treatment adequacy; choosing controls; scoring quality; and synthesizing information from heterogeneous, complex studies. We will also review research that has been conducted to identify biases that may operate to cause spurious findings in CAM systematic reviews.
This workshop will include a presentation component that will introduce participants to the topics covered, as well as a hands-on training exercise that will familiarize participants, first-hand, with some of the challenges of conducting and interpreting a meta-analysis.
09:30 - 11:00 PC6: Recent developments in homeopathy research and their implications for CAM research Room 728
Organized by: the International Scientific Committee for Homeopathic Investigations (ISCHI): Dr Peter Fisher, Prof Flavio Dantas, Dr Joyce Frye, Dr John Ives, Dr Jennifer Jacobs, Dr Rajkumar Manchanda, Dr Robert Mathie, Dr Menachem Oberbaum, Dr Helmut Roniger, Dr Laurence Terzan, Dr Michel van Wassenhoven
This workshop will highlight important recent developments in research on homeopathy, particularly aspects generalisable to other forms of CAM. It will seek to build links outside current homeopathic research community, and to encourage discussion and collaboration
Model validity: the model developed by ISCHI to judge the model validity of homeopathic interventions in clinical trials. Dr Robert T Mathie, British Homeopathic Association, UK and ISCHI members.
Comparative effectiveness research: focussing on the EPI-3 studies which compare patients who consult French primary care physicians using homeopathy or other CAMs to those consulting physicians who practice conventional medicine in terms of outcomes, safety, quality of life and cost, Prof Bernard Begaud, Head INSERM unit 657, University of Bordeaux, France.
Cutting edge research: recent discoveries about potential mechanisms of action of very dilute substances, including silica microstructures Dr John Ives, Samueli Institute, USA.
Round table discussion: on the agenda for future research in homeopathy; translational and clinical research; building research collaboration.