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Research into Chinese medicine - research and international opportunities

Date: 6 July 2018
Time: 08:30 - 17:00

LSBU Southwark Campus - Keyworth Building, Keyworth Street, London SE1 6NG

Organiser: Prof Nicola Robinson
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Price: Before 15 June - Non members £150, Members £100, Life members/students £75. After 15 June - Non members £200, Members £150, Life members/students £125
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Debating current challenges and opportunities for Traditional Chinese Medicine, showcasing innovative international research, in association with Kew Gardens

This conference focuses on current advances in research in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Current research issues and methodologies will be debated with world renowned international researchers in this field. The conference will help you to understand more about the quality of current TCM evidence base and explore its use in clinical practice guideline development. International speakers include, Prof Aiping Lyu, Dean of Chinese Medicine, Hong Kong Baptist University, Prof Myeong Soo Lee, Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, South Korea, Prof Jianping Liu  - Director of the Centre for evidence based Chinese Medicine, Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Prof Zhaoxiang Bian, Professor in Chinese Medicine, Director of Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Clinical Study Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University. Dr Stephen Birch, Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway, Prof Lixin Lao, The University of Hong Kong.

The morning session will explore acupuncture, the placebo effect and sham controlled trials and its use in the clinical environment. The afternoon session specifically looks at clinical trials and herbal medicine. This one day conference at London South Bank University is organised by Prof Nicola Robinson, Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine at LSBU. It is part of a larger 3 day conference being held with the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew (4-5 July) - The 6th Annual Meeting of the Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association (GP-TCM RA). The full programme is available to all interested parties and can booked as 3 full days or 1 day at LSBU. The event at LSBU will specifically appeal to healthcare professionals, academics, researchers, students, and the general public with an interest in the evidence for the use of traditional Chinese medicine and its use in clinical practice.

To book your tickets, please contact Nicola Robinson.

8.30amRegistration and refreshments
9.10amWelcome to LSBU – Professor Paul Ivey Pro VC Research and Engagement, Professor Warren Turner Dean Pro VC Health and Social care, Professor Lesley Haig, Head of Allied Health Sciences
9.20amSession 8: Acupuncture Special Interest Group: ‘The importance of International Collaborations
Chaired by Professor Nicola Robinson (Professor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrated Health, LSBU, and Chair: Acupuncture Special Interest Group)
9.30amKeynote lecture – Dr Stephen Birch (Kristiania University College, Oslo, Norway)
‘The effectiveness of acupuncture: evidence of extensive real-world clinical interpretations and applications’
10amMr Mark Bovey (British Acupuncture Council UK)  
‘An overview of UK acupuncture research’
10.20amDr John Hughes (Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine, University College London)
‘Improving the quality of acupuncture at the Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine’
10.40amRefreshment break
11amProfessor Myeong Soo Lee (Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine, South Korea and Co-Chair: Clinical Studies Special Interest Group)
‘Acupuncture in sham device-controlled trials may not be as effective as acupuncture in clinical practice: a preliminary network meta-analysis’
11.20amMr Ian Appleyard (LSBU, London)
Acupuncture and the placebo
11.40amProfessor Jianping Liu (Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, China, and Co-Chair: Acupuncture Special Interest Group)
‘Lessons learned from conducting Chinese acupuncture trials’
12.40pmDiscussion and panel debate – Acupuncture research: Speakers/panel members    
‘Where next? What evidence is good enough?’
1.10pmLunch break
2pmSession 9. Clinical Studies Special Interest Group
Chaired by Professor Zhaoxiang Bian (Professor in Chinese Medicine, Director of Hong Kong Chinese Medicine Clinical Study Centre, Hong Kong Baptist University), and Chair: Clinical Studies Special Interest Group)
Question: What evidence do we need to show they work?
2.20pmKeynote lecture – Professor Lixing Lao (The University of Hong Kong, Co-Chair: Acupuncture Special Interest Group)
‘Challenges and opportunities in Chinese medicine clinical trials’
2.50pmKeynote lecture – Professor Aiping Lyu (Hong Kong Baptist University)
‘Disease diagnosis in western medicine and pattern classification in Chinese medicine: integration and beyond’
3.10pmRefreshment break
3.30pmDr Jue Zhou (University College London and Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, China)
‘The use of Chinese Medicine in treating gynaecological disorders’
3.50pmDr Martin Logue (University of Southampton)
‘Trials and Tribulations of Conducting UK Herbal Medicine Trials’
4.10pmDiscussion and panel debate
What are the opportunities for international collaborations in Clinical Studies?
4.40pmConclusion and closing remarks
Dr Tai-Ping (Cambridge University) and Professor Aiping Lyu (Hong Kong Baptist University)
4.50pmEnd of event
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