Tuesday, 10 April 2018 20:17

Celebrating twenty years of acupuncture research - Hugh MacPherson

This is the 20th Annual ARRC Symposium. As part of a twenty-year celebration, I will look back at the learning curve for those of us involved in acupuncture research over the last 20 years or so. In this presentation, I will identify some of the key concepts and publications that have led to a substantial shift not just in the evidence base, but also in attitudes to acupuncture research from within, as well as from outside of, the profession. The path has involved the support of many colleagues and institutions, the enthusiasm and commitment from many acupuncturists, and the willingness by countless patients to be involved in interviews, focus groups, trials and surveys. The story has highs and lows, trials and tribulations, and set-backs and steps forward. I will draw on my own journey in acupuncture research and present some thoughts on where we are now, and where we might be heading in the years ahead.

NB there were various issues with sound for the first half of this session.