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20 ottobre

MORNING S

8:30 Registration of participants
   
9:00

Opening and welcome speech
Chairs:   Umberto Mazzanti, Vice President of A.M.A.B.
             Carlo Maria Giovanardi, President of A.M.A.B.
             Giancarlo Pizza, President of the Provincial Board of Medical Doctors and Dentists of Bologna
             Vitaly Napadow, Co-President of SAR
             Konstantina Theodoratou, President of I.C.M.A.R.T.
             Gerd Ohmstede President of ETCMA

   
 
Panel Session 1 - First Part
MECHANISMS OF ACTION AND CURRENT TRENDS IN ACUPUNCTURE RESEARCH
Chairs: M. Bauer - Thomas Ots
Discussant: Umberto Mazzanti, Alessandra Poini
   
9:25 Presentation of topics and panellists
9:30

Reward circuitry plasticity in the perception of pain following acupuncture
T. LUNDEBERG

10:00 Self-Acupressure for chronic pain and fatigue: efficacy and mechanism
R. HARRIS
10:30 Discussion
   
11:00 Coffee break
   
  Panel Session 1 - Second Part
MECHANISMS OF ACTION AND CURRENT TRENDS IN ACUPUNCTURE RESEARCH
Chairs: Alberto Garoli, Richard Harris
Discussant: Giuseppina Mariagrazia Farella, Lucio Sotte
   
11:15 Presentation of topics and panellists
11:20

Role of neuroimaging to assess acupuncture-induced neuroplasticity in pain relief
V. NAPADOW

11.50

Current evidences and methodological issues of acupuncture research
M.S.LEE

12:20 Discussion

13:00 Lunch

 AFTERNOON S

  Panel Session 2:
INTEGRATION OF ACUPUNCTURE INTO HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS: REGULATORY AND COST-EFFECTIVENESS ASPECTS
Chairs: Eleonora Marchi, Rosa Schnyer
Discussant: Sonia Baccetti, Gerd Ohmstede
   
14:25  Presentation of topics and panellists
14:30 Cost-effectiveness of acupuncture and integration into healthcare – Examples from Europe 
C. WITT
15:00 Integrating acupuncture services into conventional academic and military medical centers in the United States
R. COEYTAUX

15:30 Beyond efficacy: conducting and translating research for policy-makers considering acupuncture reimbursement in a small, rural US state
R. DAVIS
   
16:00 Discussion
16:30 Coffee break
   
  POSTER SESSION
Chairs: Johannes Fleckenstein, Annunzio Matrà
   
16:50 Presentation of the three best posters and award ceremony
17:50 Discussion
18:10 Closing  remarks
   
20:00 Gala Dinner, Garganelli Restaurant, Savoia Hotel Regency
 

21 ottobre st

MORNING S

 
Panel Session 3:
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND EBM IN ACUPUNCTURE. THE PLACEBO ISSUE
Chairs: Robert Davis, Carlo Maria Giovanardi
Discussant: Alice Fauci, Konstantina Theodoratou
   
8:55                  Presentation of topics and panellists
9:00

Towards a better understanding of why so many acupuncture trials are "negative" in contrast to results often seen in clinical practice
H. MACPHERSON

09:30 Recommendations for the use of acupuncture in clinical practice and treatment guidelines
S. BIRCH

10:00 Managed care meets acupuncture research: how the concept of “maximum therapeutic benefit”and “medical necessity” applies to sham controlled clinical trials
M.BAUER
   
10:30 Discussion
11:00 Coffee break
   
  Panel Session 4:
FROM ACUPUNCTURE RESEARCH TO CLINICAL PRACTICE
Chairs: Remy Coeytaux, Federico Marmori
Discussant: Stefan Costescu, Alessio Lilli
   
11:15 Presentation of topics and panellists
11:20

Evidence-informed integration of acupuncture into cancer care
J. MAO

11:50 Acupuncture in the Treatment of Gulf War Illness Among Veterans
J. R. SCHNYER
12:20 Acupuncture in migraine: from research to clinical management
G.B. ALLAIS
   
12.50 Discussion
13:20 CME and survey of participants' satisfaction

13:30 Symposium Conclusions