By creating dynamic bridges between laboratory experiments, clinical trials and "real world" clinical practice, the primary goal of translational research is to speed the application of basic and clinical research findings to patient care. This conference will explore effective strategies for advancing translational research as it applies to acupuncture and will focus on addressing paradoxes emerging from the research evidence to date.
- Leading researchers in the field from the U.S. and abroad will be invited to give keynote and panel presentations assessing recent progress, challenges and opportunities for future research
- Members of the national and international acupuncture research communities will also present original data in three major areas: clinical research, basic science and research methodology
- Key issues will be addressed in panel discussions, break-out sessions, and poster sessions
- Pre-conference workshops will focus on fundamentals of Oriental medicine (OM) research for practitioners, students, and educators new to this field.
Abstracts are solicited for presentations in the areas of clinical research, basic science and research methodology pertaining to acupuncture, as well as other components of OM including traditional herbs, tai qi, and qi gong.