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NICM - Acupuncture for women's health seminar
Mon. 3 April 2017, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
NICM presents the first in its 2017 seminar series on the latest acupuncture research. The inaugrual seminar will cover Women's Health.
This seminar will cover three women's health related studies that have been performed by researchers at NICM in the area's of period pain and pelvic pain, menopause and increasing lactation for breastfeeding.
Dr Carolyn Ee will be presenting findings from her NHMRC-funded randomised controlled trial on acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes. Dr Ee was particularly interested in whether or not high expectations of acupuncture predicted a better treatment outcome for the women who enrolled in her study.
Dr Juliana Stefanello will be presenting results from her pilot clinical trial and systematic review on acupuncture for insufficient milk in lactating women during breastfeeding.
Dr Mike Armour will be presenting the currently unpublished results of his clinical trial on using acupuncture to treat period pain and will also discuss the current clinical trial NICM is running on treating endometriosis with acupuncture.
Each of the presenters will be presenting their results but with a specific focus on the clinical application of their findings, as NICM is passionate about helping translate research into practice. We hope that these clinically focussed trials will help provide guidance on how treatment that can be applied optimally in the community as well as providing evidence for effectiveness, efficacy and safety of acupuncture therapy.
Dr Ee is practising GP who has trained in both Chinese medicine and medical acupuncture. She is Senior Research Fellow at NICM and has been researching acupuncture for menopausal hot flushes for ten years. She completed her Masters and PhD at the University of Melbourne, and moved to NICM in January 2016. Dr Ee is Chair of the RACGP Integrative Medicine Working Group, a Reference Group Member on the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia, and leads the Jacka Foundation Integrative Medicine Program at NICM. Her research interests are clinical trials in acupuncture for women’s health and she is passionate about the integration of safe, high-quality and well-evidenced complementary therapies into routine practice to improve patient outcomes.
Dr Juliana Stefanello is a visiting research fellow at NICM. She is nurse and midwife who has trained in acupuncture. Juliana completed her Masters and PhD at School of Nursing, University of São Paulo, Brazil in 2008 and she is currently a faculty member at this University and she has been developed teaching activities at undergraduate and graduate levels, research and extension services to community in women’s health and acupuncture, especially in breastfeeding, postpartum and pregnancy.
Dr Mike Armour is a post-doctoral research fellow at NICM, specialising in women’s health, and has a particular interest in dysmenorrhea and persistent pelvic pain. Mike has a background in biomedicine as well as traditional Chinese medicine acupuncture, having been a clinician for 9 years. Mike completed his PhD in 2016 and has joined NICM last August, moving from his home country of New Zealand. Mike is currently the lead investigator on several Australian projects related to endometriosis, primary dysmenorrhea and the social, financial and personal impact of these conditions.
Practitioners, students and anyone who has an interest in intergrative medicine research is welcome to attend. There is no charge for this event, however please register your interest in attending as this will ensure we have enough seating for everyone. We will provide a certificate of attendance for 1.5 hours.
We will be hosting this seminar at Western Sydney Universities new 1PSQ building, on the corner of Macquarie Street and Smith Street. Please come to reception and they will direct you to level 9. We will be in conference room 3. You will see signs directing you.
If you have any questions about this event, please contact Dr Mike Armour, email@example.com