The 22nd ARRC Symposium

Programme for 2021 ARRC Research Symposium

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Start time End time   Speaker/ presentation title  
09:00 09:10  

Welcome and introduction

09:10 09:50  

Michael Popplewell
Potential research directions in TCM and the TCMDD

09:50 10:00  

David Mayor
Short presentation: Beyond Heart rate variability: a study of transcutaneous electroacupuncture

10:00 10:35  

Jonquil Westwood Pinto
Do traditional acupuncturists support healthy lifestyle changes within their treatments? How do they enable these changes? Highlights from a systematic synthesis of qualitative and quantitative research.

10:35 10:50   Break  
10:50 11:25  

John Hughes & Catrina Davy
‘I’m not too bad with needles’: evaluating self-acupuncture as a self-care intervention

11:25 12:00  

Mark Bovey, Mike Cummings, Catrina Davy, Tracey Goulding and John Hughes
Panel discussion: Patient self-treatment

12:00 12:30   Emma Van Loock
The therapeutic encounter between being-in-pain and receiving acupuncture: A phenomenological perspective
12:30 13:15   Lunch   
 13:15 -  

Mark Bovey
Welcome back & quick reminder - NICE guideline on chronic pain - launch date

 13:15 13:50  

Nick Lowe & Spod Dutton
Piloting ACU-Track: a new electronic Patient Reported Outcome Measures (ePROMs) tracking solution for acupuncture and Traditional East Asian Medicine

13:50 14:05   Yair Maimon
Innovative Personalised Chinese Medicine in cancer
14:05 14:30   Steve Woodley
Mitochondrial Function as a Potential Tool for Assessing Function, Quality and Adulteration in Medicinal Herbal Teas
14:30 14:40   Beverley de Valois
17 years from research to practice? Acu/moxa in the management of lymphoedema
14:40 14:55   Break  
14:55 15:30  

Terje Alræk
Acupuncture in sham device controlled trials may not be as effective as acupuncture in the real world

 15:30 15:40   Deidre Murphy
The Role of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine in Cystic Fibrosis: A Review and Analysis of the Literature
15:40 16:15  

Sandro Graca
Acupuncture for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: new insights from research into specialist TCM clinical practice 

16:15 16:35   Steve Birch
Heart and shen – lessons from a comparative study
16:35 16:45   Thank you and housekeeping  
16:45     End of 2021 ARRC Research Symposium